Monday, February 12, 2018

Week 6: 2/5/2018 - 2/11/2018

Wonder how long I'll be able to keep track the week number?  Thinking that wasn't such a great idea...

Monday (Run 3.1 + core) A nice sunny day, over 30 but the wind was the problem!  I went to make the loop around Eastern Point and was having no luck fighting it and moving forward I turned around and made up the lost 0.4 miles elsewhere.  

One of my favorite pictures of Diesel, the wind was so strong his ears were standing up!

Tuesday (Spin 15 + core) Spin was good, I opted to purchase a Wahoo cadence sensor that will track cadence with the sensor in my shoe.  It worked!  The purpose was to use it on the spin bike with the CTS training videos on Strava, they give a target cadence and tension.  I like to have something to aim for.  I didn't watch the cadence during class, I let the app run and see what I saw at the end.  

Data is always interesting.  Will I do anything with it? 


Wednesday (Run 3.1 + core) It was icy out, no wind, which was the nice part.  The smart people stayed inside.

A bit of hip drop, he keeps his sense of humor and is so good about being in the crate.

Thursday (Training video 63 minutes, at least 15 miles)  WTAC Board meeting, so no evening spin class.  The cadence sensor definitely worked to keep me on task with cadence.  I may need to adjust my cadence goals versus tension goals.  Otherwise, I'm, ha ha, spinning my wheels and won't make progress! HA HA!

A really crappy picture, but I think it is really sweet how Jax keeps an eye on his big brother.
Usually one of the footstools is there and Jax will sleep on that to keep a good look out!

Friday (0) A trip to the walk-in clinic, and a viral bronchitis diagnosis and some freaking awesome cough pills Tessalon Perles, the cough bugging me for the last three weeks nearly gone and I could sleep.  Excellent!  I was just glad it wasn't pneumonia, sometimes I overreact.    

A surprise when I got home from work!
Sweetheart Hoya (Hoya Kerrii) plant.
What a nice surprise from Monica, Mike, and Murphy!
The box says "Heart of Gold"

Saturday (Walk 3.5)  Took me for a walk out on Napatree to get some fresh air and some exercise.  It was cloudy with a low wind, spring-like!  Missed the Old Mountain Field 5K, it was a mud fest, I'm so bummed to miss it. 

Watch Hill Lighthouse in the distance.


Sunday (0) It rained all day and that is my story.  I got a lot of housewifery and knitting done, for those who know what it means I turned the heel on the socks for Dave (AKA The Imaginary Husband).  Jax also convinced me to play The Dumb Game more than I liked...  He's too cute to ignore.

I have no idea if this will make sense.
What you are looking at is the foot of the sock with the heel at the left of the picture.
There are two circular needles, one for the 'front' stitches and one for the 'back' stitches
Turning the heel is making the heel, well a pocket to put the heel in!
It really is a fun process. Kinda like magic.

Mileage:
Feet:  9.7
Saddle:  30

Knitting:

Nearly finished the brown baby sweater and got the bug to start socks again!  I got one started, toe up and put that on some holders to get the second one started and would be able to work both at once.  The process of getting two socks started at one time is a level of frustration I wasn't ready to deal with and probably part of the reason I've been sock gun shy.  Well, that and working a pair that wasn't knitting up correctly because I had two different sized needles!!!

I had to re-teach myself the cast on and the formulas I used.  I didn't make really great notes for the last pairs of socks I made Dave, I regret that now.  Fortunately, he has several pairs still in great shape so I could get some measurements and stitch counts!

And my knitting student and I got together during the week to catch up with what she has been up to since retirement and work on our projects, she is about 3/4 of the way through the last part of the project, the sleeves.  She is fearing the sweater will be too small like mine ended up being.  It is such a pretty sweater.  

Gus:

He is stable, ending week two of 24x7 crate rest.  He has his moment of high anxiety however he isn't in pain, so that is a plus.  He walks more like someone who had a three-martini lunch rather than someone who has been drinking since breakfast, I guess that is progress?  I think all of us have figured out how to communicate and week #3 will be a bit easier?  Jax came running through the front room tossing toys everywhere and Dave and I looked at Gus, and he had this look of utter relief to not have to deal with Jax's nonsense.  Clearly, he inherited our warped senses of humor?  He eats like a hungry hippo and that is awesome considering his only exercise is getting out of the house and walking around to relieve himself.  

Books:

"Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman
In progress

Captivating and disturbing.  Eleanor had a horrible childhood and it is slowly unfolding as the book progresses. 

Sincerely,
Beth, coughing so much she should count it as a core workout!

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