My Life In Progress
Sending out a quick update on a number of things:
Running: Completely dead. I've been working on my Physical Therapy: twice a week sessions with a therapist involving extremely painful "trigger rolls", ultrasound, and then equally painful ice massage. I've tried to run for a minute or two on the treadmill but the ankle pain starts to flare up again. So my routine has gone from 20+ miles a week to 2 days/week swimming and 2 days/week elliptical/stationary bike/stair climber. So much for my goal of 1000 miles running in 2008.
Swimming: I'm progressing. I'm learned a ton about what not to do but I'm still struggling trying to complete several laps in progression. Even the easiest triathlon I know about requires 400 meters of swimming which is the equivalent of 8 laps in the pool (8 out and 8 back). I'm going to sign up for another month.
Diet: Well as of today I'm down to 211 from 217. My weight's been fluctating all over the place but today was the first day I've seen 211 so I think something's working so far. 11 lbs to go before Thanksgiving (about 9 weeks--doable but not that easy). I think the swimming has been helping because afterwards I feel warm for a few hours.
Writing: As you can tell, I got nothing. BUT! NaNoWriMo is just 6 weeks away, when my blog is suddenly taken over by a bunch of maniacal secret agents. Between now and then I'm hoping to get some Dawn's Rise work in, but I think I'm going to be more focussed on 30 Days by the end of the October.
Aging: Well there's been some progress, at least on the clutter side. We've spent the last couple of months really working on cleaning, and now I think the balance has swung back to the "clean" side for a change. We still have a lot of clutter, including 3 rooms so full of boxes you can't walk through them, but now I feel like we have a chance. We've moved back to the repaired bedroom, and now we can work on getting the kids' rooms refloored. Our plan is to take out the carpets and replace them with some kind of wood floor with area rugs. Much easier to keep clean and the rugs can be replaced a lot easier.
So that's about it. Just trying to get through each day.