July 8th, 2009
What have I been up to lately?
Working out - I am up to 50 minutes on the treadmill, which means time to get back on the scary elliptical machine again. It can kick my butt after 5 minutes, so there's a ways to go there for certain.
Household - lots of laundry, which I swear is never done. I can't imagine how anyone with an actual family copes. Still going thru stuff and sorting/trashing/filing. I flip between "I have too much stuff!!" and "ooh, that might be useful for [x]" with the frosting of sentiment on top. Having a visual memory means in part that whatever I pick up brings back its own complement of memories and associations, from a ticket stub to a sticky note to whatever. I did get the bed-frame put together with faintheart's help, so my mattress is off the floor.
Writing - I have been spending a lot of time writing, which is good. Longhand, but that's the way it works for me.
Hmm, the only problem with these updates is I always feel like I'm getting more done than I can recall when I sit down to type it out... ah well, there are small things too like writing letters and walking out to mail them, those take time as well. Noodling about online. Reading. Stuff...
The elliptical machine is a devil machine.
Something I've always noticed during periods of unemployment is that I never get as much stuff done in a day as I always imagine I could get done in a day without a day job.
I hope that was clear. I mean: days pass.
I love the elliptical machine!
The elliptical machine is way easier on my knees than the treadmill. That's one thing that I miss about the gym. They are also sometimes newer than the treadmill so they have fancy features like heart rate monitors and fancy hill runs.
Yea Joy! I just tried running for the first time on Monday morning (Derek got me up at 4 am...) and I still feel it.
I like to have three things that I accomplish in a day, and if I get more done, it's icing! But yup, I get more done when I have a more structured day, like with work and dance practice, go figure.