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2 days in a row

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For the first time in 6 weeks, I did Crossfit 2 days in a row. I actually did not think much about it, I had one more day this month to use up and I did not want to waste my money. So I had gone yesterday and had to go again today. After yesterday's leg intensive workout, my knee felt pretty good for the rest of the day, so going today didn't seem like a problem. And it wasn't. All the movements were upper body, knees to elbows, cleans, and push presses. No problem. I'm toying with going tomorrow also, just because it is the first of the month and I want June to be crazy workout intensive. But I have the Hawaii Kai dog park walk in the morning with Bella. I'm excited about that and can't wait to take her. So I don't know if I'll be up for Crossfit after that. It's not that far, but still, it will be exciting. So I will see. If not, there is always Monday. I'm going to go back to my regular schedule; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.…

Restart #4,509.343.562,333

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Had a brief conversation yesterday with my Crossfit coach and it's been banging around inside my head ever since. I gave up on the carb nite because I was having difficulties. I was having trouble sticking to the ultra low carb after a certain point. I could do it for a while but then I would get tired and grumpy and generally feeling crappy. The coach said two things that got me to thinking. First one was what about doing 2 carb nights. I had never thought of that. I could do a Sunday and a Wednesday. They would be smaller than a regular carb nite so maybe just dessert, but I really like that idea. The other thing he asked was if I was eating enough. That thought had crossed my mind repeatedly, but I never followed through with it. When I go ultra low carb I lose my appetite, in general, not completely. Plus with the weird schedule I had at school, sometimes lunch was at 10am and other times not until 1:30pm or 2. Stupid, stupid, stupid. So I think I'm going to give it anot…

Workload

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New classes for me start on Monday. I am getting ever closer to that Ph.D. and it is very exciting. Next quarter I start taking the dissertation courses and start setting up my committee. Yikes!! That means I have to start researching and writing. OMG!!! That is scary. But as I get further along the classes are getting harder and harder. Of course, I say that and yet get A's with minimal effort on my part. Last quarter was when the whole school thing happened and yet I managed to get A's in both classes. But looking at these new classes, I'm not so sure. One class has 7 books. 7!!!! Just the thought of having to read all those makes me cringe. I am trying to be proactive though. I will be starting a new school with a new class - AP chem - in August. School starts about 3 weeks before my classes end. So I need to spend my free time this summer getting all my assignments done. If I can get everything done and then just turn it in and make any corrections necessary, I will h…

Time to start anew

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I have a friend, I can't really say she is a friend, let's say an acquaintance who has a drug problem. That in itself is bad enough, the real problem stems from the fact that she does not know she has a drug problem. She blames all sorts of things for her problems, but rarely does she take responsibility for them. Oh, she is also a master at playing the victim. The reason I mention her is because I think I have fallen into the same trap. Self pity and victimhood are pretty easy traps to fall into. I have been using 'the incident' as an excuse for eating out of control. I've been using it as a reason to eat because "I deserve it." I've also been using my knee as a reason to not be as active as I should. All excuses, all playing the victim, all bullshit. And the bullshit stops here and now.

I have already developed some short term, mid-term, and long-term goals, and they are as follows:

Long-term: by January 1, 2015 I will do at least 1 unassisted s…

Memorial Day Murph

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Every Memorial Day, Crossfitters all over the world do Murph. Here's who Murph is:

Michael Patrick Murphy (May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL lieutenant who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. He was also the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. His other posthumous awards included the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Michael Murphy was born and raised in Suffolk County, New York. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with honors and dual degrees in political science and psychology. After college he accepted a commission in the United States Navy and became a United States Navy SEAL in July 2002. After participating in several War on Terrorism missions, he was killed on June 28, 2005, after his team was compromised and surrounded by Taliban forces near Asadabad, Afghanistan.

Since his death, a United States Navy destroyer, a po…

Support group

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Last night I met up with some friends for drinks. It was fun. Talking over old times. Discussing future possibilities. It was good. The one thing about where I worked is that we formed really close bonds with our co-workers rather quickly. I say it was because we had a common enemy and needed to band together to survive. Others agree with me. So even though I haven't seen Aaron in 3 years, it was just like old times. Nice to catch up.

Other than that I did not do much. Ran into a problem with my dog hammock and am noodling on a way to fix it. Started reading a Stephen King book. Did a little cleaning. Oh, I did take some pictures. My favorite photography is macro and I went out in the rain yesterday and took some:


I'm not great, but I love macro photography. Love it.

Other than that, not much happened yesterday. Today I tutor for a couple of hours. Tomorrow we are hoping it is nice because we want to head to the beach for a while. I have not been to the beach in a long, lo…