Day 49 ~ quick ‘n’ same old

Day 49 ~ May 22nd, 2017

Only a quick post as not much going on today aside the usual…

I wanted to spend so much time outside today, but I didn’t risk more than 30 minutes at a time because my shoulders, chest, and face is so sunburned. It should be lessened a fair bit by tomorrow though so I won’t be “stuck” inside all day long.
To make it worse, today dragged on forever it seems! Partly because I was up so early and the other is that I felt confined to the indoors. There was plenty of productivity, but more sunshine would’ve been my jam 🙂

I keep wanting to do another run this evening and I already did one this morning. The only things stopping me are the planned long run tomorrow and my legs are sore from the leg workout I did in the AM. Suffice it to say I am incredibly stoked for my run tomorrow!!!

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ my new desk
~ finding the pin to pump up the bosu ball and various other flat sports balls
~ I got some more Core Word Stories printed off this morning
~ cleaning up the pile of notes that accumulated on my desk. It’s slowly becoming smaller and smaller, but I’d like to get these all electronic in the future. Save on paper and be better organized.
~ having a game plan for how my day will look tomorrow! It’s going to be busy!

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 47 ~ Am I in a type warp?

Day 47 ~ May 20th, 2017

I feel like every day for the past two weeks has been so incredibly busy and yet I can’t recall what I’ve had going on for the most part!

School is coming to a close for myself and my son in a months time. This means I am trying to get the Pre-Calc course I am working on finished up and keep my son moderately on track with all of his stuff as well. I have all his lessons planned out from now until the last day of school so that is a huge organizational gain!

Coming to the tail end of “spring cleaning” this week. I finished downsizing the file cabinet from four drawers to two drawers. I haven’t gone through all of those in probably two or three years so I got rid of a ton of stuff and have a decent ‘to shred’ pile going on too.

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Day 46 ~ still winter in the nooks

Day 46 ~ April 23rd, 2017

Got out for a bike ride on the Myra Trestles this morning with Hulkhands and a friend. It was a perfect day for it! No wind or rain! There was still a fair bit of snow in the middle bit so we opted to turn around at that point because tromping in the snow with bikes is definitely not ideal, especially without fat tires. Give it another month or so and it will all be melted and we can head up again for a jaunt.

Thankfully I was thinking far enough ahead and took something to help deal with my allergies for the day. The two things I am most allergic to in this area are pollinating like crazy right now, so the eyes and nose are going haywire!

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Day 44 ~ sporadic is my jam!

Day 44 ~ April 17th, 2017

Getting a daily post is definitely too optimistic I think for now… It’s too easy for me to decided not to do it by the end of the day and throughout the day I get interrupted too much and/or I just don’t have the time. It’ll likely become more frequent once this math course is finishes up and I have less have to do stuff on the computer. I guess I’ll see what transpires as the weather is getting nicer and I’ll be spending a ton of time outdoors when that happens.

So, the first thing that comes to mind is while typing is what my son was doing last night with me. I’m slowly trudging (and that might even be a bit of an understatement…) through this pre-Calc course so I was upstairs working on my laptop when my son joined me. I was laying down working through a quadratic inequality question and he laid down beside me and was completely focused (and quiet) on what I was doing. I spoke quietly through everything that I was doing and he seemed so interested in it. I even watched him scan the rest of my page afterwards and you could tell he was wondering what it all meant. It was a kind of cool moment with him that I wanted to mention 😀

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ running laps indoors with my son
~ I’m going to finish the Unit 6 lessons this afternoon
~ starting the new weight lifting split today for the next four weeks
~ some new playlists on Spotify so my ear nubs stay happy
~ I’ve finished up a handful of books in the last week or so

First 10K race of the season

OK! Finally getting this post done!
As I said yesterday, two weeks ago as of today actually was my first race of the 2017 season and it was an alright race.

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I say alright because it was bloody cold and windy! At the start of the race it was only 5 degrees Celsius, without the wind chill involved, so far from what I think are ideal running conditions. My face was so wind burned by the end of it!! Though aside from the tight, stinging feeling it caused for the rest of the day it was nice to have some colour in my cheeks 😛 Thankfully by a few km’s into the race the sun came out and the wind died down some and stayed that way for the rest of the race.

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Day 41 ~ *peeks* … spring?!

Day 41 ~ March 12th, 2017

Two days in a row of waking up with no snow on the ground and the sun is out too 😀 I am feeling hopeful this morning!

I think that it would be nice to head out for a walk in an hour or so to soak up some much need rays. Ideally I’d love to head out for a run, but the route I really want to do is probably way too muddy still so it’ll have to wait. I thought about running the pathway along the lake, but I can see that it’s super windy so that will be a frigid run (aka miserable). So, I will do some more indoor running later today or tomorrow. Tuesday or Wednesday I’ll see about getting outside for a good jaunt!

Things that I am grateful for/about today:

~ getting some of the SLP Core Word visual symbols cut out
~ I didn’t forget about the time change and got the clocks switched ahead first thing this morning
~ an awesome lat and shoulder workout!!
~ making silly wookie noises with my son. It’s so flippin’ cute! 🐱
~ having some quiet time

Cheers ~ ✌

Day 36 ~ callouses and all of the cuddles

Day 36 ~ March 5th, 2017

The morning was sporadically rough with the kiddo, nothing not manageable or all-consuming of my patience so not terrible. It all wrapped up on a good note so I am glad about that fact especially. My son was quite interested in my callouses on my hands while chilling on the couch with me this morning. I have quite a few rough spots from lifting weights on each of my palms and he was just fascinated with touching/rubbing them today. I sat looking through some math notes and he played with my hands haha

On a sort of math-related (and kiddo related) note, this evening when I put Zootopia on for him downstairs he spent a good chunk of it cuddled right up against me in some way and I got several pages of math work done. The mellowest I have seen in a while as typically I get about 30-60sec into it (or something else) and I am interrupted. So, a chill evening for every one and it was lovely!!

It snowed a bit this afternoon, which is certainly not awesome, but it is melting quickly! If it does snow again I don’t think it’ll be sticking around long-term, but I am seriously itching to get running outside on a regular basis. Soon, very soon *rubs hands together in glee* 😀

Things I am grateful for/about today:

~ a one rep increase for my pull-ups
~ that my teeth (that woke me up in the middle of the night) weren’t hurting when I woke up this morning
~ one of library branches being so close to home
~ getting some more indoor seeding stuffs and some potting soil
~ feather duvets. So roasty, toasty!

Cheers ~ ✌