Monday, July 24, 2017

NROLFW Phase 1 Week 7

Workouts

Monday: Run 1.2 miles (18:03 pace, 70* and warm, 8:30 pm)

Wednesday: NROLFW phase 1 workout B (25 min)

Thursday: Stroller run 1.1 miles (19:01 pace, 73* and sunny, 5:15 pm)

Friday: NROLFW phase 1 workout A (25 min)

Total running: 2.3 miles
Weight: +39 (no change)

In the midst of unpacking and getting settled in a new house (in addition to feeling stressed about work - not just in spite of, but partially because, of taking vacation days for the move), I guess that's not too bad.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

NROLFW Phase 1 Week 6

Workouts

Tuesday: NROLFW phase 1 workout A

Then Thursday and Friday were a mess of trying to close on a house; we finally got ownership Friday afternoon, and spent the weekend painting (I think that counts as a workout! I have some sore muscles, in any case.)

And this post is also going to count for the subsequent week (that finished almost a week ago), as there were no formal workouts (but I believe I've posted some variation of workout post every week since I started this blog, can't give up the streak now!). Just painting packing, and unpacking.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

NROLFW Phase 1 Week 5

Workouts

Monday: Run 1.2 miles (16:05 pace, 64* and dark, 9:45 pm)

Tuesday: NROLFW phase 1 workout A (25 min)

Saturday: Bike trainer 3.05 miles (12.1 mph, 55 rpm)

Sunday: NROLFW phase 1 workout B (25 min)

Total biking: 3.05 miles
Total running: 1.2 miles
Average daily steps: 7,039
Weight: +39 (no change)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Gratitude

I'm utterly overwhelmed by life right now. Nothing major - or, rather, the major things are mostly good stressors (primarily attempting to buy a house), but tons of little minor things going to shit (e.g., the cats have fleas). But it's hard to appreciate the good things, so I wanted to take a step back to think about the parts of life that are actually pretty awesome.

We have the resources to buy a house, in the neighborhood we want to live in. 

I have a stable job that I enjoy (most of the time), with a company that offers a great deal of flexibility in finding the right balance between life and work. 

We have an wonderful support network of family and friends, who are willing to help us with anything from moving to babysitting. 

I have an amazing and healthy son.

My body, while it has some limitations of what I'd like to do with it, is totally normal and healthy for everyday life.

I have a partner who supports my dreams, puts up with my frustrated nonsense, and is the best co-partner I could ask for.

Everything will get sorted out, somehow, eventually.




Thursday, June 29, 2017

N Game Night in November


N Night in November was baby N's first game night! It was also our first time trying to entertain in the evening while juggling baby sleep, and it was not the easiest thing, we found out. 

Very sadly my phone that had photos of the event died in January, so I don't have any of it! In lieu, I give you a photo of a week-old N. But in any case, here's what we had there. 
Games
Nefarius
Nuns on the run
No thanks

Drinks
Not Naked juice (Naked juice was the intended purchase... but it was bought by someone with a six-week old infant who was sleep deprived)
Negroni
Nuun

Food
Nuts, roasted
Nori wraps with Neufchatel cheese and Noodled veggies
Nigiri sushi with melon, cucumber, squash, sweet potato
Nutloaf
Naan with Nacho filling
Napa cabbage, braised, with Nutmeg
Nerds
Neopolitan ice cream
Nilla wafers with Nutella 
Nanaimo bars

Monday, June 26, 2017

NROLFW Phase 1 Week 4

Workouts

Tuesday: NROLFW phase 1 workout B (25 min) + stroller run 1.4 miles (15:51 pace, 75* and sunny, 2:15 pm) + yoga (10 min)

Friday: NROLFW phase 1 workout A (30 min) + stroller run 1.55 miles (18:23 pace, 77* and scorching, 11:45 am)

Saturday: Bike trainer 4.35 miles (13.0 mph, 61 rpm)

Sunday: NROLFW phase 1 workout B (30 min) yoga (10 min)

Total biking: 4.35 miles
Total running: 2.95 miles
Average daily steps: 6,654
Weight: +39 (no change)

For a variety of reasons (including dealing with the mommy pooch, and overall support for running), I've decide to really focus on some core strength, in addition to the general strength training with the New Rules of Lifting workouts. On weights days, I'm trying to also do at least a short ab-focused yoga video, and some planks. I'm rather impressed myself that I've gotten up to 50 seconds for planking!

Monday, June 19, 2017

NROLFW Phase 1 Week 3

Workouts

Tuesday: Yoga video (10 min)

Wednesday: NROLFW phase 1 workout B (20 min)

Saturday: NROLFW phase 1 workout A (20 min) + yoga video (10 min)

Sunday: Run 2.2 miles (16:35, 79* and dusk, 8:45 pm)

Total running: 2.2 miles
Daily average steps: 8,754
Weight: +39 (no change)
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