Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24

Nutrition: I ate a lot today - and a lot of Larabars again - but it seemed easy to get the calories in.

Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 930p-445a, 82% quality. Yeah. In too late due to time with hubs, up too early due to antsy Hank. At least it was solid.

Healthy Movement: Got up feeling surprisingly good. Thought I'd feel some achiness from SUP-ing. Somehow I am not even sore from squats this week, either...until the morning progressed. I was feeling them by session time, but then the soreness went away, probably in the PR glow. After work, hit LCSP for a short but delightful outing.

Fun & Play: So super productive this morning, fewer interruptions. Still a lot of frustrations, but a lot of progress at least. Fabulous session with my beastie. The newbie & I managed our first check run with only minimal hiccups! Not enough, but SOME, time to chat with Timmy before she disappears for her week of vacation. Running in the woods and seeing TWO precious deer! That will never ever get old, I swear.

Temperance: I been gettin' posty over here:

Wednesday, July 23

Nutrition: Today my LAPW lunch amounted to about 200 calories. Happy to be a speaker who didn't need to pay, just to come back and eat my own food. But: lame.

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 845p-5a, 76% quality. Up at 3a for water, bathroom, took just long enough to fall back that I considered getting back up for grub, but I fell back and dreamed heavily until the alarm buzzed me up.

Healthy Movement: A mid-week rest day: whoa! LAPW took my lunch run, and SUP-ing with Holea after work meant I couldn't do it then. But I will have some sweet weekend mileage on the SHT so I think I'll be okay. Plus I should probably rest up before that so it doesn't 100% suck, right? Honestly, I'm feeling quite proud that I didn't do my class this morning. Outside, metcon-style bodyweight stuff, yet I resisted. It also gave me a perfect hair day, so, double bonus!

Fun & Play: Class. Productive morning thanks to a team member who volunteered her services to help with A/P. LAPW meeting & being on the panel, plus carpooling with Monica K. Productive work afternoon, best since the eruption, I'd say. SUP-ing was delightful. Short but quiet eve at home, including fetch with pooches.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22

Nutrition: Thanks to my alarm dog, I was ready for work 15 minutes too early. So I decided that was a perfect time to have my first snack: before half the town is even awake! I never imagined it would be so challenging to get enough calories. I need to start slathering EVERYTHING in coconut oil, because once again: 4 Larabars in one day. 

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 9p-430a, 72% quality. Solid but Hanky needed out extra early this morning for no good reason. Well, maybe he had a good reason, but I didn't. Ugh.

Healthy Movement: Core thingy is tight only after sitting. Solution: stay upright! Got a little bit of an angry right wrist, thumb-related tendon issue. Mild, but worth remembering. Also worth remembering: right IT/knee a little angry on 2nd Prowler pull. (Gulp.) Otherwise session was great, squat & bench rep PRs.

Fun & Play: Cool morning. Great session that ended with a WONDERFUL chat with Mary, made the work insanity more tolerable to see she is in a good place. Busy busy busy afternoon but everyone was in good spirits.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday, July 21

Nutrition: Since I have been doing my food logs by the month, I'll finish out July and then the daily food logs move right here. Stay tuned for that RIVETING information. (No, don't. God.)

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 845p-445a, 82% quality. Took ages to fall asleep due to monkey mind. Up (h/s/g) at 1a for bathroom, coooold water, half a Larabar (out of macaroons). Then in/out 3a onward. No idea why other than perhaps serious humidity made me roasting hot. Bleah.

Healthy Movement: Tight left Achilles, the left core is much improved, just vaguely there. Super awesome heat wave, so I did downhills for lunch. Wanted 6, gave up at 5. Still, not bad for someone who is anti-80F+. Long, long day. 5p was a shock to see, left work at 530p once again, after getting there at 630a: long day.

Fun & Play: Class was fun. Morning was only somewhat productive, but my newbie & I are learnin', and lots of people out meant many fewer emails for once. Afternoon was constant chaos but we did make progress. Crashed at home. Brain wuz so totes dead. Spent the eve hanging with my pets watching, of all things, The Baby-Sitters Club movie. Hellooo, 1995!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20

Nutrition: Oddly hungry today despite little movement. Carryover from yesterday's run?

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 945p-545a, 77% quality. Pretty sound, but woke up to Hanky running across the bed to wake me up. What a jerk! Napped 1-3p or so, vivid dream about riding a self-driving bleacher stand to the Cities, right on down the interstate. And I woke in a panic thinking I had overslept for my Monday-morning class. What the what?

Healthy Movement: Lower legs tight, left Achilles especially, and left core/hip area tightened any time I sat for long. Rest of body felt fine but very MEH and lethargic. Stood at NSS all morning, and once I got home I felt sleepy, despite a can of caffeinated Zevia on the way home. Even more tired after nap, so I nixed my lifting plan. Instead, went for 8 sets of 5 pulls. I had done 4 sets throughout an hour, then got sidetracked with my financials, so I logged 15 in 5 minutes by doing a 5-4-3-2-1 with 60s spacing. And then another 5 later. Might just do three sets of that ladder on the weekends that I don't lift, to add some mild intensity to the pulls. Also remembered to hang upside down a couple times, still rather disorienting.

Fun & Play: Did some fun work at NSS in the AM, even got to see Dawn & hubs. Peace & quiet at home, including a nap, delicious. Playing with the retirement planned built into my Quicken, that I didn't even know existed despite using it since 2001! Some work on the other blog. Few fetch outings with the pooches.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday, July 19

Nutrition: Today I was craving a Subway salad for some reason, but I avoided the oil/vinegar combo after attempting to Google whether it is actually olive oil, and being unable to figure it out. And later as I dug further on their website I discovered the motherfucking CHICKEN has soy. Goddamn all of it.

Sleep: 8.75 hours in bed, 9p-545a, 66% quality. Oof, not that bad, though definitely not asleep until 10p, and then awake 2-3a (up for macaroon, water, bathroom). Napped about 2-4p, solidly.

Healthy Movement: Got up feeling creaky and worried about the run. When I popped out of the car at the rest stop on the drive there, I was even more jacked up. Yikes! But somehow the 10m run was perfectly awesome; started out feeling a little fast/tough, but got easier every mile. Nice! In the eve, felt the return of the strain on my left hip/core, but rest of the body felt pretty great.

Fun & Play: Great run. Visited parents helped dad chuck wood up into the top of the pile, and it was easy peasy! Laziness. New blog posts. Fetch. Catching up on Jimmy with Clyde in my lap.

Friday, July 18

Nutrition: Another whole pizza to fuel a long run. Worked great last time I ran at SJU!

Sleep: 8.75 hours in bed, 845p-530a, 100% quality. I don't know about THAT, but it was quite solid. Woke up wishing for more but feeling rested.

Healthy Movement: Body feels good. Rest day due to 10-miler in the AM, but I made time for a fantastic sunshine walk with my Buddy. 

Fun & Play: Caribou visit in the morning, and a gifted Americano to my Buddy. Carried two 20-lb bags if bird seed from one end of fleet to the other. Easily, bitches! Time with Joy.

Finished the new blog set-up and added the first post, because when it landed in my email this morning, it a super-dee-duper obvious sign to share it, as negative self-talk is probably my biggest issue. That means this will become even more journal-like and mind-numbingly narcissistic. So, get out of here and clicky:

Look what I will do!

Stress Management: Work was better today. Fewer meetings, thus more stuff accomplished, and a better attitude thanks to more sleep.