On a final note...
...my whole body HURTS....
Everything important about life, I learned while running. Or while I complained about running or avoided running or whined about not having run enough. Breathing, seeing, sweating, aching, exhilarating, and general observations.
...would be better without the stupid raisins...
...when it comes to natural disasters...
...before I start the day...
…and I feel really good…
I have discovered that 32 pistachios is one serving for 170 calories and it's perfect enough to fill me up.
Suddenly, I am in love with Pistachios!
Got up at 5am this morning. Again. It's not that bad. I seem to be waking up on my own but then again, it's only day two.
Exercising in the morning is good for me. I get into work and I go full out. There is no nagging, gnawing voice in the back of my brain, telling me that I must find some time during the day to work out. It gets to a point where that's all I do.. I sit at my desk and worry and obsess about when I will get my work out in. Now that I am up at 5am and out the door by 6am, I get into work at a normal time and there is no nagging voice any more!
This morning I went for a 4 mile run. It was a bit drizzly due to Hurricane Katrina and very muggy. But it was still a good run - I surprised myself and ran it a bit faster than I had thought I would. Of course my pecs and shoulders still hurt from my workout yesterday morning. Tomorrow I have a leg and shoulder workout scheduled.
Dinner tonight was shrimp in lobster sauce accompanied by steamed eggplant in garlic sauce and brown rice… all from that same cookbook, Wok Every Day. I LOVE this cookbook. The whole thing took only about 45 minutes to make! Very cool. I think tomorrow we will do leftovers along with some scallion pancakes I bought at Mings over the weekend.
I am also tracking my daily caloric expenditure and food intake using Fitday software. So far, I am way down on calorie intake! Yeah!
I am very very content.
And very very tired.
Time to go to bed!
One day, I will free up some time to reply to comments on my blog and catch up on my blog reading. I am so behind! And I also want to add more links to the side bar - my races coming up, etc. So much to do…
Running - 4 miles
Walking - 2.5 miles
Massage using the foam roller
…once you have your life schedule figured out…
And you can concentrate more on the fruits of following the schedule instead of worrying ABOUT the schedule. It's similar to "living in the moment" as opposed to worrying about the past. And the future is pretty much planned out and taken care of by the aforementioned schedule.
Today was a very good day.
I got up at 5am, had my coffee and then went to the gym - did chest and triceps.
I like getting up at 5am. Such a good start to the day! Anyway, I guess I had a pretty good workout since toward dinner time, my pecs where they connect to the shoulders and my tricep areas were aching. I've been trying to stretch them all day but they are still tight.
I also walked a good bit… over 4 miles.
And then my total caloric intake was also lower. The secret is LOTS O' FIBER. I really believe in the miracle nature of fiber. I didn't have wine with dinner. Instead, I decided to have a bit of Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin Ice Cream. A half cup is 270 calories. I didn't realize how much a half cup really is! I ended up eating about 1/4 cup to a 1/3 and gave the rest to the doggie. It was wonderful except for the RAISINS! I dislike raisins in anything, just like them by themselves. About twice a year. Ahem. The Dingle Doggie wouldn't even eat them! And even with this little treat, I was down about 500 calories for the day! All I have to say is I am SO GLAD that I don't have a sweet tooth. Even Elizabeth the Niece marveled at it and told me that I wasn't normal. Hmmm… well… thank you! LOL!
Tonight's dinner was from my new cookbook - I LOVE THIS COOKBOOK!!! We had chicken with bok choy and corn accompanied by brown rice. The chicken was supposed to have had lettuce in it but I love the baby bok choy so I used it instead. And I love baby corn so I added a whole can. YUM YUM YUM!!! And I watched my portions. I think it serves four people. Joseph ate two portions and I ate one portion. There is another portion left in the fridge.
All in all, today was a very good day.
Tomorrow, I have my 4 mile run. I know it's going to be raining. Stupid hurricanes!
I wonder what it bodes for my winter running when I start the first mileage driven run of the year with a rainy morning?
Regardless, I am looking forward to it…
Joseph had a good evening, too. I was in the kitchen cooking and told him and the Dingle Doggie to GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN! So he disappears and comes back, sits on the bar on the OTHER SIDE of the stove. I didn't think much of it until, I see a fork in the wok, going after a baby corn. A LOOOOOOG fork. One of those forks with the extending handles. ARG!!! Joseph was on a roll. That's for sure. Unbelievable.
…did I mention that I might be signing up for a half marathon on October 30th?
Half Marathon for me.
Full marathon for Joseph.
Oh. I didn't mention it?
Joseph took it upon himself to redo my training schedule.
I guess the recovery is over.
Next week I start running my miles instead of time.
Did I mention that half marathon on October 30th?
Fun fun fun...
…Joseph to help me…
So. Last night, right before we fell asleep, I told Joseph that I was stressed out.
I need to get things straightened out.
To order my life.
To get life straightened out.
You know… get a routine.
I should have asked him a year ago.
There are a few things in life that I am certain of.
The Dingle Pets.
The unpredictability of work.
Everything else sort of revolves around this unpredictability.
My work outs, my eating, my traveling to the remote offices, whether I work early, whether I work late, whether I work out, whether I eat… and so, I am totally stressed out most of the time.
So, in a nutshell…
I will run on Tues, Thur, Fri, Sun (in general).
I will do weights three times week - chest & triceps on Monday, Legs and shoulders on Wednesday, Back & Biceps on Friday or Saturday - depending. This is good since a hard leg day isn't good to do the day after a long run or the day before a long run. And doing legs in the middle of the week will ensure that I leave enough time for recovery before my long run. And the workouts will be short enough since I am targeting only a couple of body parts.
I will try to get to a yogilates class once or twice a week.
I can bike on Saturdays - depending on my run - whether I run on Friday or Saturday. This is good since I can hook up with the Charles River Wheelmen for the Saturday rides.
Then if I want to get into the pool I can do that on the days that I life weights, or whatever, but given that the running and weights are sort of all ironed out, I feel much better about this one thing moving around. So much more manageable than having five things moving around and unscheduled and without a routine. I LIKE ROUTINE. Even though one could argue that my life is one big non-routine. Whatever.
And Joseph reminded me that if I want to do something after work, I can eat dinner at work at 5 pm if I need to and then come home and get on the bike, or go to the gym afterwards, etc. He said he was alright with me eating dinner at work. I hate the thought of doing this because I've been there and done that, and it's not conducive to marital bliss coupleness - of course, if we keep this in mind, then it probably won't get out of hand.
And I must stretch every night.
I feel much better about my life. Today, as we were driving around and doing errands, I kept exclaiming how good I felt since I got my life straightened out. Joseph suggested a different wording but I insisted that it's all about the things I felt were controlling me, instead of me controlling them! And that means my life was subjected to the the whims of fate and I hated that. So he sort of smiled and, like a wise man, didn't say anything more.
The other things that I need to do - no alcohol during the week.
And the key point is that I need to get up at 5am and be sure to be at the gym or out of the house running by 6am. This is important because it allows me to get to work at a normal hour - so no guilt and no work pile up (those balls piled on the table that I keep talking about). So, this is going to be key key key!!!
So, tomorrow's lunch is packed.
I am getting ready to stretch.
And tomorrow, I am going to the gym - chest and triceps day.
Hair Note. I think the falling out has slowed down. Joseph thinks my hair looks thicker. I am skeptical.
Random Thought. I love the two cook books I bought at the Mystic Aquarium. Tonight I made boiled potatoes with olive oil and salted slightly. That was my own invention - olive oil instead of butter is much better. Anyway, I made beeft with asparagus and walnuts. It was excellent.
Walking - 4.81 miles (amazing - just be walking the Dingle Doggie and doing errands)
Running - I had a great run today. 60 minutes in Newton up and down the Newton Hills. I ran faster today. I'll take it.
I am doing GOOD on this 2005 goal while the others all are going to pot. Anyway, I digress...
What was I THINKING???
I just signed up for the Disney Marathon.
...I thought it was Friday...
...is starting to get to me...
...wasn't that painful...
...is slowly being cleaned up...
...hit the fan at work today…
Worked from home this morning - morning meetings with India and USA. Nothing unusual.
Since I was "free" at 10:30, I decided to work from home instead of spending two hours getting ready and schelpping into work. I would go for a short run agt 11:00 and work all day in my workout clothes. No biggie.
Then I hear about an outage.
I got called in by my boss due to a meeting with the CIO.
As I walked to the train station, a cab pulls up and asks if I need a ride.
I get in to find out that someone was already in it! He was dropping her off around the corner.
So we head out. And the driver is a damn TALKER!
Blah blah blah.. yadda yadda yadda.
I want to go to South Station.
He asks me all these questions so I start making shit up.
Whatever. It's none of his business anyway...
Then he heads on the ramp to Logan.
I said, "this is the wrong way."
He said, "this is the right way."
I said, "it is?"
He said, "it's the super secret back way."
I said, "This gets us to South Station?"
He screeches to a halt and since we are already halfway down the ramp and into the Ted Williams Tunnel, he can't simply back up.
So now, he is apologizing, blah blah blah … yadda yadda yadda - all the way back to South Station, by way of LOGAN DAMN AIRPORT!
So, then I come in and find out that the meeting at 1pm with the CIO got CANCELED and rescheduled for THURSDAY AT 8:30AM! And I have to attend a meeting at 8:30 tomorrow morning for the same reason why I had to rush in today - so that I can get yelled out and talked to and make excuses for the issues that happened which were out of our control!! GAH!!!!
Needless to say, I did not run.
I am not gonna run today.
I have to go home and cook damn dinner.
And even if I didn't, I am too damn pissed off to do anything but sit at work.
And not only that, I have to be here anyway because I have a stack of shit piled high in my email and my desk and my voicemail. I can't catch up. And I can't catch a break.
And the budget should be done but the one person who is just about the most incompetently LATE PERSON IN ALL THE TIME I'VE KNOWN HER IS CHANGING THE NUMBERS ON ME!!! ARG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And with those stupid meetings tomorrow and Thursday, I probably won't get a chance to run at all this week. So there goes the damn week of running. I AM SO DAMN PISSED OFF!!!
I hate my damn job sometimes.
...but it's so close...
…for the weary…
The weary just get wearier.
I got home last night from California.
What a relief. So glad to be home!
Of course I did not run before I left because I have almost acclimated to West Coast time and I had to get check out of the hotel at 6:15 am.
The ride was uneventful except for a moment of turbulence where I thought that I should start praying to G-d to look favorably on me when I get to the pearly gates… because we all know with all my good intentions, I am almost at the gates of hell… Anyway…
When I got to Logan Airport, I went to grab my bag from baggage claim. I was so busy looking at my Blackberry that I didn't see Joseph standing there, waiting for me! What a wonderful surprise! I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE HIM!!!! And when I got to the car, the Dingle Doggie was in the back seat waiting for me! And when I got into the car, she almost climbed over into my lap! LOL! I just love the Dingle!
Then back home to quiet. Elizabeth had gone to NYC yesterday to visit friends. She is suppose to be coming back today to take care of the Dingle Doggie. Hmmm…. I am wondering if she will remember or if she will sort of just wait to come back on Sunday. I hope the Dingle will be okay.
Today we are in CT.
Yup. After I unpacked from my trip to CA, I had to turnaround and pack up to come to CT for the weekend! We left this morning and drove down. It's not that far - only a couple of hours. We are here for the wedding Dave and Michele. They are Dead Runners and also our team mates for RTB Relay! Anyway, we are staying at the Old Saybrook Point Inn in, one guess… Old Saybrook, CT. It's right up the street from Fenwick where Katherine Hepburn used to live.
The wedding was wonderful. Parker Parker, Mike, and Andy were also invited. The church ceremony was so beautiful. The church was wonderfuly simple and tranquil. It was the kind of sweet New England Church that you imagine and see on post cards. The interior was so simple, it was beautiful. The priest was really good. Turns out that he is a runner. Anyway, he put together a nice sermon that really resonated with me - about what weddings are about and who they are for… and having to set aside politics and definitions and such of what a marriage is and what people think it should be and who should be allowed to get married, etc. Anyway, it was terrific. I even cried. And I never cry at weddings.
The Reception was held in a room off to the side. And they had a banana wedding cake! It was DELICIOUS!!! The food was catered locally and all of it was GOOD! The room opened up on the grounds which had trees and flowers and a jungle-gym for the kids.
The David was handsome and dapper in his suit. Michele looked beautiful in her dress. They just make such a wonderful couple.
Afterwards, we went to Aleia's for dinner with Dave and Michele and their families. It was up the road and around the corner. Nice time. We met a couple sitting across from us - the woman worked with Michele and was the matron of honor. Anyway, had a great time chatting with them.
It's a late night. I am so tired.
That is all I can say right now….
More later, with lots of pictures.
Of course I brought my handy dandy Nikon D70S with me.
Rest Day. Yeah. I get a lot of these...
…I worked so late last night…
Needless to say, I did not run this morning.
I got up and had to work on that stupid spreadsheet. And then I had to work on it all during the sessions over at Oracle. Which was just as well because I thought it was never gonna end and it was a HALF DAY!
David and Greg took off for their respective homes this afternoon so Jack and I went to The Fish Market in San Mateo. I had the BIGGEST OYSTERS in the world. OMG! I could only eat three and the third one just BARELY!
Tomorrow I am flying home. Yeah!!
Checking out early and then heading to the airport.
…WHAT A WEEK…………..
And it's only WEDNESDAY!!!
So, I managed to run yesterday morning.
I was still on East Coast time, so got up about 4:30 local time and squeezed in a 30 minute run. Yeah…
This morning, I managed to get up and run for 15 minutes, which was fine since that was my tomorrow's schedule. But I figured since I need to run three days in a row, I will run 15 today and 30 tomorrow, instead of 30 yesterday, 30 today, and 15 tomorrow. Of course that means I take a chance on whether I start getting used to West Coast time or something interrupts my schedule.
Anyway, yesterday's sessions at Oracle was good. Very interesting and relevant stuff.
Today's sessions were a bit less interesting and I have a feeling that tomorrow's sessions are going to be dull dull dull.
This isn't a bad thing since today I spent a lot of time during the session half listening and half working on that spreadsheet for the billing system conversion. I have a feeling tomorrow is gonna be more of the same,
Then we got taken to Kingfish in San Mateo for dinner. Very good.
Tonight, we could have gone with a bunchapeople for dinner but we (Jack, Greg, and David) decided we'd had enough of people and decided to go out on our own. I mean, we see and talk to these people at work all the time. Yes, we have about 20 people from our company who go out and visit Oracle every year and it's usually the same people - give or take 4 or 5. Anyway, David felt like Thai food so we asked the Concierge guy - who is Thai and who has a friend, it turns out, that owns a very good Thai place called Thai Time. Of course The concierge guy called ahead and let them know we were coming, which meant that they rolled out the red carpet and we got very good service!
Busy busy busy…
I did get to talk to my Hunny Bunny.
Running - 30 minutes
Running - 15 minutes
…here I come…
Actually, I am there already.
Left this morning for the 8 hour tour…
Got here, checked into the Sofitel, and had a snack with Jack (who works in my group), and then some working in the hotel, and then dinner with Jack, Greg (who also works for me in Dallas) and David (who used to work for me in Salt Lake City and would like to work for me again and is raising all sorts of ruckus with his management to do so…)
We are here visiting Oracle Corporation.
It is one of the database systems that we use and that is one of the things that my group does - database work.
Every day will be filled with meetings this week.
Nothing too exciting.
In between time, I will be working on a spreadsheet that I had to stop working on do to the stupid budget and they are waiting on me to get this to them. Again, 200 projects - right? Right. Gotta verify the category of the projects that WE own - about 50 of them. Sigh… it never ends. Anyway, in September the billing system is being converted to a new system and now we have to clean up the data. Right. So prone to error.
There will be some long nights ahead.
And I already miss my Hunny Bunny.
Nothing - took the plane to California...
This was a great book.
It has intensity, humor, and a big of a superficial inside look at Le Tour and one of the teams that are most prominent.
The little stories, asides and anecdotes about each major figure was great. The author really lets us see a glimpse of the personality and how their character may have been shaped. I loved the juxtaposition of the team - who are famous in their own way - and their response to Sheryl Crow - who is also famous in her own way.
Lance seems to be an interesting character. And although we scratch the surface of the depth of his humaness it's only a surface scratch - the kind you might get when you gently rub your hand up and down a #100 sandpaper once or twice. You get the feeling that there is immeasurable depth there - and I don't mean in a philosophical or worldly way - but in a more chaotic, brilliant, hurried, whirlwind sort of way.
I am not sure that I would want to be friends with Lance. He is as hard on his friends as he is on himself. And I am not sure that he really has any friends - other than maybe Sheryl Crow and his mother. I love his definition of trolls and I am starting to use that term myself. LOL!
The one thing I do know is that the only thing in the world that really truly exists for him - in the here and now - is his mother. Not his kids - I think they take a close second- and not especially Sheryl Crow. It's all about Lance, his mother, and the bike.
And in the world where there is so little to grab hold of, that can be enough.
And I think it's enough for Lance.
I highly recommend this book. Not only was it interesting in a humanistic and technical sense. It's also inspiring. I probably went through this book faster the The Secret Life Of Bees - it took a few days longer to read but it's also twice as long!
…of going to and fro…
Phew. What a weekend.
Today, I told Joseph, "Sheesh. Being a parent is HARD!"
We went and retrieved Elizabeth from the Summit Music Festival in Tarrytown NY, where she has been for the past three weeks. It took 3 hours to get there and another three to get back. She was all packed and ready to leave when we got there. Wonderful! The glitch? John, who was in NYC doing interviews, was to have met us at the train station, ready to leave. But he didn't get to Penn Station in time, just missed the train, and had to wait another hour! Which set us back an hour.
Well… Elizabeth told him that the train ran every 20 minutes.
The problem is that she went to NYC and back during the WEEK, not the weekend.
The weekend schedule is different, as all people who take the train knows.
Evidently, John doesn’t take the train too often.
Of course this was a good lesson for John.
He should double check what people say.
And meanings change depending on perspective and context.
So all of that should be investigated.
Of course, I am not worried about Elizabeth in this regard.
Although John is more "serious" about the future and life, Elizabeth is more "worldly", more suspicious and skeptical than John is - to some extend, although John would probably argue long and hard with me on that one.
And of course, I did point that BOTH of them had a lot of communication skills to be desired.
I never realized how much information teens leave out!
I have to ask 21 questions to get the big picture.
Of course, this leads to more lectures! LOL!
And one day, they will be in my shoes.
How do I know this?
Because I was JUST LIKE ELIZABETH AND JOHN when I was their age.
I feel bad for what I put my parents through…
Anyway, made it home just fine. Left a little too late to miss the traffic but we left early enough to miss the worst of it!
Oh, yes… The hour and a half massage yesterday was great, too!
I must change the time from noon on Saturdays to some other time.
Joseph says noon on Saturday cuts the day in half and it's a real impingement on time if we want to do something. He has a point. Next appointment is on at Friday at 4:30. We'll see if that time is any better.
Walking 4.1 miles
No Running - boy am I slacking off…
Walking - 1.36 miles
...when it comes to tri-ing...
…of anything but the budget…
Two 16 hour days.
I miss my Hunny Bunny,
I miss my Dingle Doggie.
I miss my Dingle Kitty.
I miss my house.
And I haven't had chance to ready anyone's blog in almost three weeks!
But I still wouldn't take a paycut to get those 16 hours of overtime hours back.
Especially since I don't typically work 8 hour days.
On another note…
I think my hair loss is slowing down. It could be wishful thinking.
Either that or the hairs are the new baby hairs so I can't see them as well when they fall out. Hopefully the tests I took on Tuesday will bring good news.
I am going home.
ARE YOU SERIOUS??
Nothing again this morning.
Came in early because of an 8am meeting which turned out to be at 9am.
Not that I would have run this mornig.
Just too tired.
Oh, well. It's hot out.
…before the storm…
It's going to be a very busy week.
The budget time is at the height this week and there are going to be some long nights ahead.
I have to enter in numbers for about 200 projects for 17 months each.
It's a real pain and takes a long time, mainly because if you rush the task, you will make a mistake, and trying to find that mistake will take even longer than if you had taken the time to do it right in the first place.
Tonight we went to The Village Smokehouse with Abby and Brian. This is the first time that Brian has gone out with us. I wasn’t sure if I would really like him, but he is very funny. Turns out that he is about as anti-social as I am but he is also very very funny.
The Village Smokehouse is very good but not as good as Redbones. We had thought about moving the pre-RTB-Relay dinner to The Village Smokehouse but parking is an issue and it's not as convenient as Redbones. It is quieter and is probably less difficult to get seating but accessibility is key. And I thought that Redbones had better sides than The Village Smokehouse. So, it looks like we will stick with Redbones unless someone else has a better idea.
Running - 30 minutes
…in the neighborhood…
Actually, the whole weekend was very nice.
Nice and shiny out.
Yesterday, we went to Fresh Eggs around the corner from our house and got a nice tablecloth for the new table, some shower gel and lotion, and a bunchaother nice things. They had a 20% off of everything sale. It's a cute little store and has lots of neat gadgets. Some of it is pricey but others are quite reasonable - especially for those things you didn't know you needed until you saw it there!
John came in from NY to stay the night last night. We went to New Shanghai in Chinatown for dinner. It's supposed to have been done over and I've been told that the food is much better. Now, I thought that the food was really good. But it's where a good restaurant should be at - I hate to think how it was before the whole place got redone! Anyway, lots of food to take home for leftover lunches! And the price was reasonable, too!
This morning, we took John to the Fung Wa bus. He went down to NYC to interviews with various law firms. Beforehand, we went to Dim Sum for brunch at Chow Chau City in Chinatown. It was very yummy!
I am so behind in blogging!
Like a WEEK!!!!
Saturday: rest Day
Sunday: Running - 60 minutes.
...is a magic number...
...at least, I think it's a hundred...
...and I am one whole year older...
…in the ordinary…
You never know when an ordinary day turns into something a little more than ordinary.
And it's especially good when it's the day before your birthday.
Got up this morning and ran my scheduled 30 minutes, which was no more than ordinary,
Then got into work in the ordinary way.
And sat at my desk, freaking out over the budget - which is nothing out of the ordinary - happens every single year - only this year, we got LESS time to get it all done because my boss isn't as anal as my prior boss, and isn't as schedule driven, and tends to kinda let things go until almost the last minute. Almost. Well, actually, I guess it's under-ordinary this year.
So, I was thinking that I would sit at work a little later but then decided to go home a little earlier - that's like at a normal ordinary hour of day. I mean, I was so T-I-R-E-D. And that's pretty ordinary too. I'm always tired.
So I get home and I find a little something extra than I usually find when I go home in the ordinary way.
It came in a green folder pack that trifolds, with a gold seal on the front
And on it, the letters spelled out "Scotch Malt Whiskey Society."
Huh? It's not my birthday.
I am getting something a little early!
A year's membership, with my very one membership card!
And should we happen to find our selves in the UK again, there are three "clubs" that are maintained, complete with an array of scotches and a place to rest one's weary body - sort of the like the Algonquin Club in Boston!
And I get a bottle of single malt whiskey in about four to six weeks!
You can get special bottles, that are bottled just for the Society!
They go to the different distilleries and find a cask they like and they bottle it just for the membership! Limited bottlings all with numbers on them.
A little something to make an ordinary day extra-ordinary!
Now, I just have to find some time to sit down and go through the material - to relish every single printed word and study the maps, and the list of what's available. The collection is going to grow. I just know it! And I am so happy happy happy!!!
…I worked late…
More baby hairs in the shower.
Too busy at work, even for lunch.
I need to walk more - my pedometer is showing low activity.
I'd like to walk to and from work.
Wishful thinking or hope?
Time will tell.
And I have a bad feeling that I am going to fall way behind with the blogging.
…don't really get me down…
And it's been rainy lately - and not just on Mondays!
Had a very busy day. I already know that it's gonna be a very busy month.
Budget, project administration conversion to a new system, trip to Redwood City for business, blah blah blah…
I am going to have some late nights.
Joseph has told me to be home early on Friday… and I would like to go home at least on time on Thursday since it's my birthday! Imagine that.
Got up this morning and ran for my scheduled 30 minutes.
Then to the dentist… a new one. I like him better than the last one I went to. But not as much as my old dentist - who I found out didn't take my insurance - after months and years of thinking that they did…grrrr….
I have a sensitive tooth and have to go back for some bonding. No idea what this is.
And then one of my crowns is not covering the whole tooth and I might need a new one, yadda yadda yadda….
Sigh. It's always SOMETHING! ARG!!!
I need to get my life straightened out, lose weight, exercise more, be better, be faster, be perfect…
blah blah blah…
Okay. I am getting depressed.
But I don't have time, really.
Too damn busy to even get depressed.
It's hard to wallow when you have no wallow-time.
Mantra of the day: I am a fat cow.
and my hair continues to fall out.
Running - 30 minutes