weekly report

November 8, 2016

Because we all need a break from the election and life is going to go on either way.  Right?  Right.Workouts:M – 6 relaxed miles, 9:57/mi average, HR 171, 81F because I ran in the afternoon due to half-day I took off for Halloween.  I am confident my heart rate was up 100% because of the heat. Also restarted pushups app, wk 1 day 1T – Barre3 weekly workoutW – 3 x 1 mile at short tempo pace.  Warmup mile 10:16, then mile 1 at 8:30, mile 2 at 8:16, and mile 3 at 8:29.  1 minute recovery intervals.  Cooldown mile at 11:14.  Total: 5.17 mi, 9:37/mi ave, HR ave 166, 75F.R – Barre3 prior to leaving for GainesvillePushups week 1 day 2F – nothingS – nothing again (working out while traveling with the kids is a skill I have yet to master)S – 6 mi with 4 at tempo pace.  Mile 1 (warmup) 10:05, mile 2 9:02, mile 3 8:54, mile 4 9:13, mile 5 8:54, mile 6 12:04 (I was dead!).  Ave HR 173, ave pace 9:42, 72F.Meals:OMG.  I don’t even know.  Pizza.  Leftovers.  Fast food.  Wedding food (well, that part was good).  It was not a healthy week from a nutrition perspective.  And I feel like ($*#& probably as a result.  Contemplating going back to my paleo roots though with more leeway/flexibility than the way I approached it the first time around.  Will do a post on this later :)Reading:Still Maria Semple’s Today Will Be Different, but I’m almost done!  What should I read next?Podcast favorites:Another Note to Self win: Mindfulness On Demand, about Silicon Valley’s spiritual advisor.I also liked Planet Money’s podcast about their No-Brainer Economic Platform, which was a group of economists of all different political leanings (from libertarian to super-left) and the policies that they all agreed on, and yet how their recommendations would be extremely unpopular (ie un-electable).    Insta of the Week:

Paleo Musings.  Appreciate the feedback!


  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Books: I am still LOVING "A Gentleman in Moscow". Highly recommend (with caveat that I’m only 50% done). I also really liked "sleeping giants"—its short, sort of futuristic, really weird.
    Food: I usually feel better prettyquickly when I just stay away from junk for a couple of weeks. Simple healthy-ish meals, fruits/raw veggies/nuts for snacks, no fast food or junk.

  • Reply Emily March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Underground Airlines, Americanah, Rich and Pretty, commonwealth, and the Course of Love are all great ones I’ve read recently.

  • Reply leebecknell March 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    The best book I’ve read in a long time is A Little Life. It’s not a happy book, but it’s really good.

    Looking forward to hearing about modified paleo. I need a change of some sort.

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