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  1. Overall I'd say this challenge went well. I've been getting back to lifting and my foot is behaving itself with amping up my running a bit. I've also been doing a lot more walking lately which might be helping with my general foot/ankle strength, who knows. The class that I'm taking finishes tomorrow, and I can't say I'm going to miss having my Wednesday nights eaten up by class and having to do readings and homework! I think I'm going to keep the same goals for the next challenge, and focus on lifting heavy and building strength for the next 6 weeks or so, and then switch over to a more sports-specific program (and that'll give me time to go through the programs I've collected over the years and decide which one I want to do!) Week 4 11pm 2/7 Gym 2/3 Run 3/3 Physio 3/3 Overall 11pm 4/21 Gym 6/9 Run 7/9 Physio 9/9
  2. I wish I had seen this sooner, because Unfuck Your Habitat has an emergency cleaning plan/list that's saved me more than once https://www.unfuckyourhabitat.com/emergency-cleaning/
  3. I don't know about you, but the thing that gets me to run in cold weather is the fact that it's my chance to go for a run without being soaked in sweat within 30 seconds
  4. I really like the way you're doing microhabits, and have cues to help you remember to do them. I'm going to be thinking about how to incorporate that into my own attempts at habit building!
  5. So the last time I posted was a week ago, I've continued to be busy since then! We got a bit of snow last week, although it's warmed up enough that the snow has melted (it's been sitting just above freezing the last few days). But I took that as my cue to get my balcony furniture put away for the winter, so that happened last week over the course of a couple mornings/evenings before and after work (because of the snow I had to bring things inside in stages to dry off and then get put away). Besides that there's been the usual life-maintenance stuff of vacuuming and laundry and cleaning and all that nonsense to do. I also bought yarn for a baby blanket for my best friend. I'm making the Purl Soho Colourful Wedges pattern with cotton (Cascade Ultra Pima), since it'll be a spring baby and I thought that a lighter blanket would transition into summer better. I'm doing a gradient from black to light blue for the wedges. I had been thinking about doing the gradient with green since that's my friend's favourite colour, but the shades of green available in the yarn I wanted to use didn't lend themselves to a nice gradient. I have to finish up the i-cord bind off on my Shift to free up that needle, and then I'm starting the blanket right away - I don't know when the baby shower will be, but definitely before the baby arrives so I'm on an indeterminate-but-probably-shorter-than-I-want-to-believe timeline. Part of the reason I've been busy lately is because I'm taking a 'Foundations of Business Analysis' class. It's one evening a week (3 hours, eww), plus readings and assignments, so it's been a bit of a time suck, especially since the instructor isn't super clear on what he wants from the assignments, so we (various combinations of me, 2 coworkers who are taking it, assignment partners, etc) have been having to spend a whole bunch of time parsing the various things he's said in class and figuring out how we're going to approach things. It would be nice if the assignments were clearer, because once we figured out what we were supposed to be doing with them they haven't been too hard to actually do. Week 1 Forgot about the challenge, whoops! Week 2 11pm 1/7 Gym 1/3 Run 1/3 Physio 3/3 Week 3 11pm 1/7 Gym 3/3 Run 3/3 Physio 3/3 Week 4 TBD!
  6. Had a busy weekend, but had a lot of fun. I went to bed at 10pm on Sunday, who am I?! Yesterday I had yoga after work, and had a late night, and this morning I got up and went to the gym and did weights and my phsyio-approved running and phsyio-mandated exercises. Tonight I need to get a bit of work done on an assignment for an intro to business analysis class that I'm taking and then I'm going to bed!
  7. So last week I don't think I met any of my goals except maybe doing physio once and going to bed at 11pm once. This week I went to the gym on Wednesday and also ran, and have done my physio once. I've also done yoga 3x in the last 2 weeks (but that's not a goal) - I can now reach my back foot in King Pigeon and the twisted version of Dragon pose Twisted Dragon King Pigeon - I'm somewhere around step 3-4 of this when I do it, can't hook my foot in my elbow yet!
  8. Finally made a new challenge thread! https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/115089-maegs-is-15-minutes-late-with-starbucks/
  9. Goals are the same as last time, plus doing the Doodlies challenge: Sleep - a classic. I want to be in bed by 11pm every most nights (let's be realistic) Gym - go to the gym. Lift some things. Go three times a week, switch over to Starting Strength so I can get back to my barbells <3 Running - Keep doing my physio-approved 1 min on/1 min off attempts at running. Build back up to running properly if my foot cooperates Physio - do my physio stretching/exercises 3-4 times per week I'll post an update on the last week and a half today or tomorrow!
  10. it looks like the teams are even right now, so coin flip says waffles (although I'll be at a pancake breakfast this morning, shh!)
  11. Since Thanksgiving weekend I’ve been sick and busy and haven’t worked out at all except for 1 yoga class (#selfcare ?). But I’m feeling better and going to get back to the gym with the next challenge!
  12. Oh no I didn’t see this! I’ll add myself to a team and get started!
  13. “What Tank said” - Ranger proverb Also I think it makes sense to get new washer/dryer/dishwasher in NZ rather than hauling yours across the ocean with you - you might even get a place that comes with those machines already! I know that happens here as people don’t want the fuss of moving all those big things, especially as we tend to have our laundry in the basement in Canada. And then you won’t have the cost of shipping yours, and the difficulty of trying to get parts and all of that stuff you mentioned
  14. Still so cool! If by “cultivated a hedge” you mean “my dad took the clippers to the hedge and chopped a whole bunch off when it got too higgledy-piggledy and offended my type-A mom”, then yes, I have seen a hedge be cultivated
  15. HAI I kept meaning to update and then forgetting! What week is it even? Week 1 Physio - Yes! Sleep - Mostly! (6/7) Gym - Yes! Running - Yes! Week 2 Physio - Yes! Sleep - Not so good (3/7) Gym - Yes! Running - Sort of! (1/3 due to sore foot) Week 3 Physio - Half done! Sleep - Bad! (1/7) Gym - Yes! Running - Yes! (2/3) Week 4 Physio - Half done! Forgot because of not running Sleep - Not so good (3/7) Gym - Yes! Running - Sort of! (1/3 cause I got sick) This weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canadia. Had lots of wholesome family fun, went to the fair, etc. We were talking about fairs and how they're a really Canadian/American thing (my mom is Irish and says they don't have anything like it in Ireland/the UK/Europe that she'd ever heard of, at least). There's a bunch around here, but the one on Thanksgiving weekend is the big one - a few years ago they said there was about 50 000 visitors over 3 days, and there's always people coming to compete from all over Canada and the US, and the Ontario Clydesdale Championship got moved from the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto to this fair a few years back. We saw: rabbits, turkeys, chickens, pigeons, ducks, pigs, cows (many kinds), sheep (including a shearing demonstration), goats, bees, alpacas, horses (draft horses, carriage horses, western riding, jumping, etc), all kinds of vegetables (tallest corn, ugliest carrot, biggest pumpkin, etc), all sorts of handcrafts (knitting, sewing, wood carving), art (painting, photography), baking and preserves (tried to figure out how to steal the winning butter tarts and peanut butter cookies, but alas there were too many people around). And then there was the midway and food and rides and entertainment and demolition derby and .... I've picked up a cold - over the long weekend I had about every different symptom you could think of, all coming and going and coming again! Sore throat, sinus headache, runny nose, achy, cough, etc. I took today off work since I was still quite tired and stuffed up. I have been taking advantage of the old saying "feed a cold, starve a fever" though since it's Thanksgiving!
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