You can put me down for the Vermont City Marathon on May 26th.
Poppy - Sending happy healing energy towards your cells too. I'm so glad it's so far so good and the biopsy wasn't a nightmare.
Lofty - Love your enthusiasm for the mysterious W30! We're off and running and the kids are tearing through the fruit. I hope that that helps curb the withdrawal and doesn't totally invalidate any benefits.
Kerc - Poor finger! It seems unfair to have to hold off on skiing for a finger issue.
Nic - I admire you for throwing down that goal! I'm sure it'll be completely gratifying.
Sparkle - Thinking of you as we devour Season 2 of Downton Abbey on hulu.
RR: Nothing today, not sure about boxing tomorrow, I'm suddenly fighting a cough and I'm not sure that 90 minutes of killing myself is the right choice. Any advice?
NRR: I had a totally stupid afternoon of DIY car maintenance. I've been needing an oil change for months (and killed my last car by putting them off) so today I thought I'd go ahead and do it myself. It was sunny, I had all the gear and back when I was in college I did it all the time. So I crawl under the car and empty the transmission fluid. Then I empty the oil, all is well, but then can't get the fricking filter off. I tried everything I could come up with but in the end had to have dh come out and do it for me . It took hours though I'd only planned for minutes so all sorts of other things didn't happen, mainly promises to little girls to play. Next time, Jiffy Lube!
Looking forward to hearing an all-clear whistle, poppy. Beaming whatever I can muster.
kerc, of all the times of year! Noooooo! I hope you're a quick healer, and that you take whatever steps necessary to ensure that it does heal well enough before embarking. That sucks, mama. But I am glad you still have the finger.
Plady, we're DIYers too and I have been there, where a tiny job like a lightbulb turns into taking apart what feels like a full quarter of the car, and then fitting the damn thing back together is worse than a stupid rubik's cube. Anyway, I'm sure it still felt good to have it done. We obviously no longer have the tools or the space--and then oil disposal would be an issue, etc.--but dh found a place that does oil changes at a fraction of what we paid in Dubai. Man, what is up with Dubai?!
MelW, I think that 3yo age is just the hardest when it comes to working out. They are heavy to carry, they tend to have their own agenda, and of course you can't just tell them to be good and not answer the door for an hour while Mom raises her heart rate a little. But even once or twice a week will at least help until something more regular is possible again? Suit them up in snowsuits and...? I don't know. Those years were hard, and I know I relied on my husband to make the time possible for me. Babysitter?
Re: W30, I am already popping out a little less over the top of my jeans, so that's really good. Been super tired and sleeping a lot, but today walked to the gym with the kids for a short elliptical ride, followed by some ab work, then yoga and then the walk home. Just trying to keep it all moving and stretching until my endocrine self catches up with my superego. Was knees straight and flat palms on the ground easy, first try, today, so I am not making this stuff up. Now roasting a couple pans of vegetables, with potatoes on one side for my starch-eaters. I'm having cauliflower and carrots with my sausages and rocket salad.
It's official back to school online, and I think the kids IRL here go back Sunday. It will be nice to have the outdoors to ourselves again (ourselves + tourists) in a few days. And I am feeling an itch to run, so I hope to report a real-live, both-feet-off-the-ground-at-once gait in the coming days. Long time coming.
I was curious, too, about W30... until I read that I would have to give up my red wine. Not gonna happen. But seriously, I did re-read the website and am making changes to my diet for the new year. Mostly no refined sugar and limited grains. Not W30 by any stretch, but it gives me some structure to my diet that I sorely need after the holidays. Strange, but I feel immediately better when I tell myself that I'm just not eating such-and-such.
Jo, AD sounds so much better in so many ways than Dubai! So glad to hear it.
Poppy, I hope you are feeling good today and have no pain from the procedure. It sounds uncomfortable! Jeez, I would call that a rather brusque bedside manner. Glad you can laugh about it, I would probably have been all peeved the whole time. How nice that the tech was the same one and was such a good comfort-giver. I love that how some people in the medical field just seem to know when someone needs a touch or a kind word.
Kerc, ouch, no! I hope it heals quickly.
Plady. diy oil change (and transmission fluid, too!) You truly rock!
MelW, It is hard fitting in workouts with little ones. Is there any chance of finding a teen willing to come over for a while after school so you can leave the house for an hour or 90 min?
Lofty, what new shoes did you get? I missed that. I'm looking for something new.
Nick, got you down for Vermont City
Yes. The squash was the organic kind. Intended for a soup. But half moldy and so I cut it before I roasted it. That'll teach me. TMI: The slice left a flap that opens away from the upper part of my body. That's the opposite of what you want for speedy healing. So if might be that after three stitches and careful tending I still end up with a giant scab and a lot of healing. In any event: fitness sorts of activity elevate my heart rate and the pulsing of blood makes it sore. So I continue to lay low. Also no submergence due to the stitches. I think dh and I are going to try to take the kids on a local ski outting on Saturday. But damn. I use my hands for almost all the stuff I like to do: knitting, sewing, cooking, work. Ah well. Fortunately I just cut the skin and not anything like a tendon or anything. And I type a lot for work. A giant dressing is getting in the way. I think I move to a gauze pad sized one tomorrow (vs. a you broke your finger type splint). and then I think I can shower. Which is good since my options for washing my hair are limited.
Real, your description of the IL's carpeting make me LOL. I hope you feel better soon!
DH and I are getting serious about doing the house renovations we planned when we moved in 8 years ago. We're paralyzed by options and cost. I've got an architect coming on Sunday. Getting real.
I'm doing as much course prep for the semester as possible. I'm teaching 2 class (one of which is brand new and team taught with a brand new prof) and I'm terrified.
kerc, I hope your squash injury heals. Those healthy foods are dangerous!
poppy, I hope you get positive news today and they don't make you wait through the weekend. Glad it went well, and I'm even happier to hear they didn't puncture your lung in your quest to move you arm.