Rehab has presented conditions that I’ve not experienced in years — pain on top of pain. Yesterday, and unfortunately today, my hips (both) have been hurting. It’s the kind of pain that I associate with muscle fatigue. I pushed myself hard at physical therapy on Friday morning (ran for ten minutes at a 9:13 min/mi pace on the treadmill (“fastest” I’ve run in ages); did exhausting leg presses; and did multiple balance exercises) and I’m hoping that this pain is nothing more than recovery from that. The pain was so discomforting last night that feared not being able to go to sleep because of it. I wound up popping a few Advil and applying some muscle-relaxing cream on my hips, both of which made things a little better.
Another Reason Why I Need To Keep My Calendar Up To Date
While performing some weekly maintenance of my calendar data yesterday I was reminded why I had an item in my To Do list titled “Update Google Calendar.” Apparently I had bought a ticket for Friday night’s Over The Rhine concert at Variety Playhouse. In my defense I remembered buying the ticket, but in my mind this concert was to be in July and not in June. Ugh.
I hope those who remembered that they had tickets had a good time.
As an aside, on Friday night I had a fun night at Taco Mac with coworkers. I eclipsed 250 beers on my Brewniversity list (Yay!) and confirmed that my favorite waitress now has a boyfriend (Boo!). You win some, you lose some. I’ve updated my Taco Mac Passport list in the right-hand gallery if you want to see some of the beverages I’ve consumed over the years.
At Least I Didn’t Forget Saturday Night’s Plan Too
On Saturday night I met up with ITP-Reader Stacy at The Euclid Avenue Yacht Club prior to walking down to Horizon Theatre with her to see “Avenue Q.” I have to give Stacy credit for getting me to see the play even though I have season tickets for Horizon. From the promotional photo I assumed that “Avenue Q” was a children’s musical — that couldn’t be further from the truth — and I was planning on skipping this play because of my misconception. Instead, “Avenue Q” is a hilarious take-off on Sesame Street and is perhaps the biggest production I’ve ever seen at Horizon Theatre, complete with live band, a large set, and multiple performers (with puppets of course). It was good to see the Horizon packed on a Saturday night, even if it meant that I was asked to shift from one seat to another to accommodate a couple who arrived shortly before the play’s start.
If you get the opportunity to see “Avenue Q” you should.
And if you are a meat eater I urge you to get the brisket sandwich (chased with sides of mac ‘n cheese and tater tots) at the Yacht Club. Sure, I know that Fox Bros BBQ is in the vicinity, but this sandwich is a viable competitor. I really don’t think that you will be disappointed.
Speaking Of Theatre, I’ve Become A Subscriber Elsewhere Too
When I went to see “A Confederacy of Dunces” last year I was impressed with Theatrical Outfit‘s production. When Theatrical Outfit sent me information about purchasing season tickets I decided to jump on the bandwagon.
(Seriously, I know that I’m no “catch” but ladies I’m a Patron member at the High Museum and season ticket holder at the Hertz Stage, Horizon Theatre, and now Theatrical Outfit. Doesn’t being a Cultured, albeit disfigured, Man count for anything these days?)
On Saturday there was an odd package in my mailbox. As a token of their appreciation for season ticket purchasers Theatrical Outfit sent me a book which chronicles the history of the restaurant (Herren’s for you old-school Atlantans) which occupied their space back in the olden days. You know that I’m not much of a reader, but I think that I’ll be making an attempt to read this book in July.
I Might Need A Conversational Spanish Class For Landscaping
I really wanted to get out and start whacking back some of the overgrowth in ITP-Estate’s back forty but could not convince myself to do so. Saturday morning was somewhat ruined by sleeping in late (believe it or not that means 8:00am for me) and recovering from Friday night’s indiscretions; pity too, as the overcast morning would have been perfect for yard work. I was awake early on Sunday morning (you need to get up early to do a twelve-hour pork butt in a Crock Pot) but my lack of inside productivity on Saturday combined with what appeared to be a wet backyard convinced me to stay indoors.
I really want to clean up my backyard so that I can actually use it and enjoy it. Who knows, if I can manage that perhaps I can even get my ass out to the front yard to take down the humongous holly bushes at the end of my driveway and get on my roof to trim back some tree limbs. Success begets success, you know. Or should I say “El éxito genera éxito” (translation provided by Google so if it’s wrong then blame them instead of me).
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I hope that my hips improve today. Believe it or not, until they started hurting yesterday I was planning on going for my first run since February this morning.
Current Music – listening to a recording of Modest Mouse’s performance at this year’s Sasquatch Festival
Website Of The Day – Want to buy music but don’t want to be like everyone else? Check out the selection available at HD Tracks.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Wednesday
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 5
Carnivorous Days – 14
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Get back on a bicycle
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days done!
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
Finish The Laws Of Simplicity done! and read another book
2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than
two one half-marathon
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions