Not much to report on again today, which honestly suits me fine after all the time I had to spend barely managing to squeeze blog posts in between my relentless Birth Week schedule last week.
I guess I could mention an unusual aspect of my bike commute home from work. It was strangely exhausting. Like, I just didn't have the body strength I usually have. When I get down to Broad from Elliott Avenue here at work, I take that first left to go up to very steep blocks just to get that elevation out of the way close to the beginning of the commute. This never happens, but it was so tiring so quickly that on the second block I had to get off my bike and walk it the rest of the way up that hill. And even that left me out of breath by the time I reached the top. I have no clue what was going on there.
I managed to go the rest of the way, which includes to more hills to ride up, one of them not very steep at all but the last one basically the last three quarters of a mile up Capitol Hill on Pine St, without getting off the bike again. But, it was still a challenge.
Then Shobhit and I made dinner together while drinking yet another new white wine he'd apparently gotten at work at a super cheap price -- and was also pretty tasty. We made tortellini pasta with a sauce that was very vegetable-heavy -- it added quite a bit of volume.
And then we spent the next couple of hours catching up on TV we've been behind on since Sunday: Barry; Veep; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; the miniseries premiere of Chernobyl; then finally moving away from HBO to watch the latest Big Bang Theory, which is getting consistently better in the series' final episodes. That's kind of a relief.
I also finished making a couple of Mother's Day cards. Glad I can finally check that off my list! It was literally in my Reminders app.
Today is my exercise day -- 34 push-ups in the morning plus three sets of planks; 33 push-ups in the afternoon; 33 push-ups and three sets of planks before bed. I was relived I had evidently regained my body strength when I got out of bed this morning for the push-ups. I've also seriously backed off on the between-meal sweets and snacking, as after this Birth Week I reached right around 160 lbs, which I haven't been in ages. More importantly, though, I do find that even with the added weight, the push-ups are way easier to do when I haven't been loading with sugar. It's always a very noticeable difference, and nearly immediate. The push-ups have been easier to do all week. I'd kind of like to try keeping it that way.
[posted 12:18 pm]