Thursday, March 31, 2016

Went to yoga this morning for the first time in forever. It was good to be back, and I feel centered, calm and capable.

Now, onto those final thesis edits.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Leap & Languish

School stuff: Leap week 1
  1. Thesis edits to Advisor March 31 Complete 3/31
  2. Conference Presentation April 2 (Epic Quest Moment) Complete 4/2
  3. Thesis to second reader April 4 Complete 4/4
The Core: Languish weeks 2-5
  • Meetings 1 3 4
  • Acupuncture 1 3 4
  • Gym time 1 3 4 
  • T'ai Chi / Yoga / Pilates 1 3 4
  • Library weekly 1 2 3 4
    Ongoing House ideas:
    • Paint entryway April 1-4
    • Paint kitchen
    • Keep baking
    • Rebuild entrance cover and pillars
    And something for my birthday. :) Complete 4/7

    Saturday, March 26, 2016

    Saturday morning at the gym:
    Elliptical ten minutes
    Rowed 2km (thirteen-thirty minutes)
    Walked to complete the mile
    Prone leg curls: 10@40
    Glute extension: 10@70
    Triceps push: 10@40
    Chest press: 10@15
    4 pull ups
    16 incline twist sit ups with 8 pounds
    24 side extensions (12 l, 12 r)

    Sunday, March 20, 2016

    Went to the gym this morning with the family. Twelve minutes of elliptical, 2km row (11 minutes and change), a mile plus walking, and weights. While at the weight machines, I encountered a girl who was clearly intimidated by it all and cheered her on. It felt great. Also did twelve incline twist sit ups with 8 pounds, twelve back extensions with eight pounds, and added in twelve side extensions. Did twelve glute extensions at 70 pounds and twelve prone leg curls at 40 pounds. Then 100 yards in the pool before the hot tub.

    My inner Paladin came out in full force when we were eating lunch. Some red neck cretin was standing in the street, yelling racist comments at the Hispanic family that lives a couple doors down. I went outside and loudly and firmly told him he needed to leave. He mouthed off to me, questioning my breeding, and then thought better of it when my partner stood, silent and firm, behind me.

    It's good to have a team

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Just finished up finalizing and submitting the conference paper. I feel pretty good about it, overall.
    It's a beautiful day.
    My partner and I went to the gym this morning, and after so long away, I was worried that it would be onerous in the extreme. Training pays off, and while I certainly noticed the workout, it was anything but impossible. Elliptical for ten minutes, walk for .3 miles, row 1m (7 minutes), walk .3 miles, weights [triceps 10@40, biceps 10@25, 10 back extensions, twelve inclined twist situps, 10 glutes@70, 10 prone leg curls@40, one minute plank], walk for .5 miles.
    After the gym, we came home and made another strawberry shorcake, and I decided to dice up the berries and put them straight in the dough. It was totally yummy. Harvey and Vivian took them out while I was at a meeting, and they were just right when I came home before heading to the library to work on the paper.
    My resting heart rate continues to be in the lower 70s, a good sign if ever there were one that I'm doing the right thing

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    We took Vivian to a walk along the greenway before lunch. Walked a mile ish and picked up some fallen pine for the fireplace. Then cards with lunch and now rest time.

    Friday, March 4, 2016

    March forth, young people

    Made it to the gym this morning, and it was hard to break the haven't-been-lately inertia. Once there, the rhythm of elliptical, walk, row, walk embraced me. We did weights after, and I stuck to simple stuff, with very little hand and wrist: glute curl, glute extension, inclined twist sit ups, five pull ups to keep it real, a minute plank.
    Lunch and House of Cards and a nap.
    The office is coming together nicely. I put some shelves and books and pictures in today and set up my computer.
    Switched out side tables in the dining room, to the benefit of the dining room and my partner's office.
    Vivian seems to be getting with the program.

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    My thesis draft has been deemed excellent by my advisor - I'm so centered and strong for hearing so. There's a bit of organizing that needs to be done, but that's simple, relatively speaking.
    I have had to skip the gym yesterday and today due to tendonitis in my dominant hand - T'ai Chi tomorrow though, for certain. My partner and I discovered a four mile walk in our neighborhood.
    The elementary school in our district was flat scary when we visited today. Homeschooling is looking like a real possibility.
    We voted in the Virginia primary today, my first ever national primary.
    I turned in my graduation from, got measured for cap and gown and ring, ordered announcements and talked about graduate programs. I am feeling very calm and happy.