Saturday, April 30, 2016

Went out on the parkway and stopped a few times to walk and take in the views, despite the cold, rainy, grey weather. Totally beautiful out, and we saw some amazing things -- a sea of trilliums, a yoga tree, canals and locks on the james river.

Dinner in Bedford, then home to curl up in front of a fire.
Life is very, very good.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yoga this morning released some potent emotions, not the least of which is grief.
I scheduled a sauna session this weekend and am on the waiting list for some restorative private sessions.

And more rest. Definitely need to be gentle with myself in the coming fortnight or so.
Languishing can be tricky.

I think I'm going to extend this into week 0 for the next round, since it could clearly use a bit more attention.

Side quest unlocked: today marks two weeks without a cigarette, and I feel really solid on this front.
I need a SmaugSlayer badge.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

10000 steps yesterday and today, with kettlebells both days.

Funeral for a friend this late morning.

Lots of water and love and gratitude.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Woke up stiff and sore, so a long hot shower was in order before heading out to yoga, where we did lots of stretching and hip work. Afterwards, I mostly rested until we took Vivian to swim lessons. Still sore, I stuck to arm weights while walking, five pull ups and some abs work.

Only 5800 steps, but still not bad for a stiff and sore day.
I'm a little concerned about tomorrow, so I took some arnica.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I got some rest, then enjoyed walking more while Vivian was in the pool. All told, I got in over six miles yesterday. Walking is my center, and when I forget to keep it central, my headspace gets all wonky.

I looked up fitbit distance badges, and the next one is the Monarch Migration badge - only 150 miles to go. Probably not this challenge, but quite possibly this summer.

Went to the gym this morning. Ten minutes elliptical, one mile walk (20 minutes), one km row (6:15), a quarter mile walk, 2-5 pound kettlebell workout: 20 each gunslinger, overhead press and deep squat, then twelve back extensions with 8 pounds and 16 inclined twist sit ups with 8 pounds.

Sunday, April 17, 2016


So the urge to commit homicide (I.e. smoke a cigarette) was wicked this afternoon and evening, and that's strange since it's been 98 hours or so now. But you know, cravings are real.

I took Vivian and visited my sponsee. Afterwards, Vivian and I suited up and went to the pool for a bit, then grabbed some Chinese after for dinner. At home we cleaned up, made some calls, watched an episode of The Flash and cleaned some more. Clothes were sorted, hung p, and some scheduled for donations. I'm still with the urges, but proud of myself anyway.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Picking up where I left off

Went to a couple yard sales with the family, bought a writing desk and a new to me chair, and then walked over a mile in a park.

Lunch and cards and naptime.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Went for a walk in the neighborhood, then on to the gym with my partner this morning. Ten minutes elliptical, walk, 1km row (6:12), walk to finish the mile, weights: triceps 10@40, glute extension 10L/10R@70, inclined sit ups 12@10 lb medicine ball, 5 pull ups, one minute plank, glute curl 10@40.

Eggs with cheese and hot tea and toast, then the library for a new book and to return a couple movies. Picked up some fresh eggs and produce at a local market before resting. What a great day.