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  1. Well, I'm not quite up to what I want to be doing, but I've been keeping up with running twice a week. I'm still not very good at waking up in the morning. And if my stomach hurts or I wake up with a headache, I've been letting that turn my third run into a sleeping in day. I will just have to keep working on that. I am still loving the running. I watched Brittney Runs A Marathon this past week and her running song has been going through my head a lot. That actually helps. Especially the doom chorus at the end. Makes me want to run more. My friend that has been living with
  2. I'm going to re-do my workout schedule. I've been running but not lifting and I need to do both. I think I'm liking running a bit more right now because it doesn't require any thought in the mornings. Just get dressed and run. No math or cleaning recycling out of the liftin area or loading the barbell. I still love lifting though, so I need to just get back to doing it. I'm not beating myself up about enjoying a week of my new treadmill though. We bonded. Now she just needs a name.
  3. I missed a couple lift last week. One I replaced with moving furniture around to make room for the treadmill (YAY!) but the other time slot was replaced with assembling the treadmill, not a lot of lifting much in there. This week, I have only missed today's lifting. Not replaced with anything yet. I did that thing last night where I'm just going to read a little bit then I end up reading all night. I slept very little. So I let myself sleep this morning rather than lift. I will be doing my yoga tonight before bed however and my second morning run is tomorrow. I was no
  4. I did all my lifting last week and I'm up to date for this week as well. My sign with my lifting schedule keeps falling down. I need to remake that and stick it up there better. I did both my yoga's last week and I plan to do my first for this week tonight. Also, my treadmill will apparently be delivered Friday afternoon. Yay. So I need to spend tonight clearing out that space so its ready. Yarn was a lot of fun this past weekend, but I think I'll go back to a shorter event whenever I do another. It was fun to see friends and to chat with the other vendors though. Not much
  5. OK, well off to a slow start. But I've cleared out the garage lifting area again - it keeps getting covered with tools and recycling stuff. I wrote out a lifting schedule for 3 days each week and how much to lift for the next 6 weeks. And I did the first lift Monday after work. Since I can't seem to wake up early I'm just going to start doing my stuff after work. Monday I started dinner cooking and then went to lift. Finished about 45 minutes later just as dinner was ready for the next step. So that was good. Me starting late means that I am having DOMs today and tomorrow instead of ov
  6. OK, I didn't lose my shoe, but I lost my motivation, discipline, whatever I was working on. I have been doing nothing recently and I really need to get back at things. In my obsession update, yarn has been going pretty good. All the shows cancelled this year of course, but I've had one tent event and I'm having a second next month. I love talking to other yarn people. Sales are a little slow off and on, but that seems pretty normal during a pandemic. Supply is also spotty to re-stock. It's the same for everyone I think. But I' still loving doing everything related to yarn
  7. I appreciate the support! Thank you. You guys are awesome. Been tired this week still, just due to general business. Lots of yarn dying, labelling, organizing and planning. Tonight and tomorrow I have social things I will just be knitting on my club pattern during. Then Saturday and Sunday back to dying yarn. I did run Tuesday and today. Both not my best, but Tuesday I ran .27 of the mile and today I ran .3. Not better, but not worse. Even if I'm tired after running in the morning, I feel better overall afterwards. I fell like I need to find a way to get mo
  8. Jupiter - It's a real small office and 3/5 of them have been in it together since the business opened in the 90s. They are super close and have even made announcements that they would fire all the rest of us first if there were any business issues. It's not a good work space if you dissent at all. I'm just trying to keep my frustrations contained as long as I'm here. Finding something that has flexible hours and pays well is a little rough in this town. I'm looking. Tank - They definitely wrap themselves up in their own religious and political beliefs and completely dismiss an
  9. Did the gym twice this week. Mom wanted to sleep in Wednesday and I went with it. I've been staying up dying yarn and organizing so I was good with a little extra sleep. I still ran the 2 days we did go. Tuesday I ran .27 of the mile. Today I can .30 of the mile. So a little better. Still very slow, but I'm not worried about speed right now. Just the actual doing it. I'm down to mostly semi-solids to dye for the show, which is good. I still want to do a few more duplicates of clubs and donation skeins and hopefully a couple mini skein sets as well. But I want to get the
  10. No running today, but I did go to the gym and bike. 4.23 miles and it took me 20 minutes. So, I went but I kind of slacked off. Hormones are hard.
  11. Ran yesterday and today. Yesterday I only ran .2 of my mile and the mile took me about 17 minutes. When I say run, I really mean jog slowly. Today I did my mile and I ran .23 of it in about 17 minutes. I'm not going to worry about my speed too much, but I think I want to get to where I am running the whole mile. Then I'll just add a mile and work my way up to that. I'm not sure if we are going to the gym tomorrow morning and I won't know until later tonight. I'm almost hoping not just because shark week is supposed to begin today sometime. Day 1 is always hell. I'm not sure how
  12. Quick update today. Only did the gym once this week. Husband is out of town taking care of his dad post surgery and that leaves me with more pup things in the morning. Not too much, just the stuff he usually takes care of so I can gym early. First gym day, I felt good. I didn't make myself run but just wanted to do my treadmill time walking and check out how I felt afterwards (first gym day post sickness). I felt fine, not even exhausted. Just a little tired. Second gym day, mom was behind on things she needed to get done for the DAR meeting that night, so we skipped the gym and made s
  13. I'll take whatever support I can get! My biggest problem seems to be finding the time and energy to do things without stressing out to the point that it isn't fun anymore. I enjoy lifting and running and yoga. I just need to do it. On a regular basis. I was so sick last week that I missed 3 days of work. That's craziness for me. I usually get a cold once a year, but I rarely miss any work. This fever took me down hard. So, no gym last week. And I'm still coughing and really tired, so I let myself have this week to slack on the gym as well. Next week we go back to
  14. Still going to the gym. We missed one day because mom has not been feeling great. But she's decided to go even if she's not doing as much as she wants to, so we won't miss again. I did week one of the zombies run c25k today. It was weird doing such short drills on the treadmill. I've never really run on a treadmill before, just outside. So it was weird anyways. But since week 1 is just 15 seconds run to 1 min walk, I felt like I was almost constantly pushing the speed change buttons. The running was good though. I missed it. And I did not plan ahead for breakfast, so I only had an en
  15. Slacking on the posting! But still going to the gym 3 times a week. More bike and less treadmill, but that's mostly because I'm just not good at mornings. I've been letting myself slack and bike. Although any day I skip the treadmill and just machine and bike, I make sure I put the settings higher and go at least 6 miles, minimum. There is always sweat and out of breath times, so I'm thinking that is at least somewhat good. I've been busy getting ready for a much needed retreat this weekend. I thought I could relax a bit during the holiday week of work, but not really. The closet i
  16. Been keeping up with my 3 times a week gym visits. I think I'm even feeling just a little bit less tired afterwards. I'm getting a bit more done after work even. Still behind as I hurt my thumb and haven't been able to knit, but I've been dying yarn orders and I'm only slightly behind where I want to be on housework. We still don't know if my father in law is coming for Christmas or not, so its a bit hard to plan that stuff. And the closet remodel is going slowly, but it's still going. Building took a bit longer, but its just about ready for shelves to get painted. After that, its just
  17. Been busy with holiday stuff! I missed last week at the gym altogether, but this week is starting 3 days a week instead of just the 2. Since my lifting equipment is covered with closet remodel stuff right now, I played with the lifting machines at the gym. I definitely don't like them nearly as much as my barbell, but it's better than nothing. Today I cycled through trying out how to use them and how much weight on each. My other gym days look like this right now: 1 mile treadmill, however long that takes - hip machines since mom has had both hers replaced I thought I better take care o
  18. Forgot to post last week! It was pretty busy getting ready for the trunk show Friday. But I did make it to the gym two mornings. My lifting area is gone for the moment. We are re-doing the closet now and the tools table got set up in that area. So far we have demoed and this next Saturday will be painting and new floors. We might get shelving started but that involves shopping, cutting and painting before assembly, so I'm not sure. Got to work at Mom's pace. This is her project, it's just happening in our closet. The trunk show was awesome! I loved talking to people and watchin
  19. My yarn club is out! I was so excited when I sold the first couple. I'm still super excited. I've been open for just over a year, but it really has only started feeling like a real business recently. Doing shows was a big difference. Seeing people squish and covet my colorways, getting to answer questions, meeting other dyers. Also, signing up for my first fiber-centric event next year. Opening up to teach/help with knitting. I still want to have my own little shop someday, but interacting in person with people has been so much fun. It just confirms how much I want this to be what I d
  20. I haven't been lifting but I've been doing some of the re-spawn tasks. Tracking food. Still stretching whenever I have a moment. And I've been walking twice a day. Dogs are good for that. I spend so much time stuck at my desk at work, and so much time working on color ideas, show planning, pattern creations, club/kit plotting...... yarn stuff. After that it's cleaning the house and making sure we don't run out of anything. Taking care of puppies. I just feel so tired all the time. But I'll keep walking for now. And I'll just work on lifting whenever I can squeeze it in. I know the m
  21. Still working on it. It's a process. I was busy and then just plain tired, so I didn't do much more than walk last week and do some yoga. Not a yoga event, but I stretched whenever I noticed I was standing still. This morning I got up at 515AM and went to the gym with my mom. She has started going early and wanted some company. Which works for me. So, I will be going with her twice a week. And we will either hike or just take a long puppy walk on Sundays when we are both in town. It's not a lot but it's something. I'm also going to try to lift still. I enjoy it and I like feeling st
  22. OK, I haven't done much just yet. Friday I spend the first part of the evening loading the car for a last minute event; then I went to knit night. Saturday we had a tent/booth at a local art market. That was a ton of fun. Cold! But fun. Then after unloading and putting everything away, we fed ourselves and watched a movie. I was tired. I slacked. Sunday was nothing but chores and another knit. Monday after work I just had time enough to get another yarn order together, then went to knit night. I go to a lot of those. They are good for yarn business, but also good for de-
  23. OK. Deep breath. It's been a very long time since I've posted or really done much of anything here. I have historically had a tendency to DO ALL THE THINGS and usually all at once. It can be fun, but seriously not sustainable in the long run. No matter what my excitement levels say at the time. So I'm going to start all over again. Right now. I've requested a re-set of my academy quests and re-made my character/quest lists. I'm starting with Mindset, so that's mostly all I'll be working through at first. I've just gone through and cleared out my garage so I can have my li
  24. Foods been going alright, except I need to get some cooked for our lunches tonight. Lifted last night. DL 135x5x5 OVH 45x5x5 B 75x5x5 Sq 95x5x5 Think I'll up some next time. Got a good walk in this weekend with puppies. Only one skein of yarn left to dye then I can get the rest out for testing. I'm going to knit and wash whatever people Sunday don't want, so I need to finish my current project and get on that. I'm glad I've given myself a September store opening date. Having plenty of time takes the stress off of each step. And u
  25. I keep thinking about the stuff I'm not doing and letting that drag my motivation. SO I'm just going to post what I am doing and forget about missing anything. I lifted last night. Was feeling little baby DOMs so I kept it light but didn't skip anything. DL 115x5x5 OVH 45x5x5 B 75x5x5 Sq 95x5x5 I was very sore when I crawled in bed last night, but I think that was more due to running around the kitchen dying yarn for 5 solid hours after work and lifting. I finished and finally ate dinner at 10PM, the went straight to bed.
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