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Relax

Friday afternoon I went home a bit earlier than normal, about three hours before my wife got home. I was thinking I might read or blog or something, but instead I did something a bit out of character – I spontaneously burst into chore mode. I had almost every weekend chore done by dinner time! As a result, I was able to spend far more time than usual relaxing on the weekend, especially Sunday.

Saturday I spent the morning helping out with a charitable rummage sale, but when we returned home I had a quick lunch, read for a bit, and then took a nice power nap. After the nap, I got my planner out and started working on plotting out the next couple of weeks, especially in regards to my upcoming vacation in San Francisco (woo hoo!). Later in the evening, I continued to read the book I’m working on, “Made To Stick” by Chip and Dan Heath, until it was time to fall unconscious.

Sunday morning was a nice leisurely pace with the newspaper, a plate of eggs and bacon, and a nice deep cup of coffee. We went to the gym in the latter part of the morning, and spent the remainder of the day bouncing between birthday parties… with a short reprieve in mid-afternoon for another power nap.

Great, rejuvinating weekend – my batteries are full for the week ahead.

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Working Out

I made it to the gym yesterday, my first day back in almost a year. It went surprisingly well. I did about 20 minutes of cardio and some weight lifting exercises for my back. My back is feeling it today in a way that is reassuringly painful, and the cardio goes by so much better when I load up the latest NPR¬†“Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” podcast on my iPod before heading down there.

Next workout will be tomorrow morning, as long as I can get out of bed at the same time I did this morning (so really, as long as I get to bed at a decent time this evening).