- Noteably, I went for a run instead of falling asleep on the couch (although that hasn't been ruled out). During my run - my 4th in 4 weeks after about 18 months off - I do run/walk/run/walk segments for my set workout time. Today, I was able to run segments that were about twice as long and a third less painful as the previous 3 times. I'm still not in danger of winning the Ironman, as this means my run segments are now 90-180 seconds long, but since this makes me feel good and is a huge advance, I'm going to celebrate the goodness of it. Even more, I was able to power up a (very) gentle slope that has thwarted me thus far. Now to keep up with the stretching.
- Work went better than not. It was kind of calm until 4:30, and I probably could have been a little more productive, but my qual parts are moving on (finally), we made progress on the $ saving team, both meetings I had today were productive, and I was able to devote time to data analysis.
- Car wash! In Boston I washed my car about twice a year. Maybe 3 times. Once mid winter to get the salt off and same in the spring. Sometimes I'd have to repeat the spring wash if it got a lot of pollen on it. But in SoCal, there's a lot of dust and a lot of sun. Any sticky spot on the car can get burned into the paint and it gets filthy fast. In order for the car to maintain reasonable cleanliness and paint integrity, I need to wash it every week or two. I've got a monthly plan with a nearby carwash where for the price of 2 washes, I can go however often I want. They wash the outside, vacuum out the interior, throw out my trash, and then wipe down the whole car including the inside of the windows. For a car wash convert, I couldn't be happier about the whole thing. Unless it also came with a free frogurt.
Of course none of these things are single events that will ever be "accomplished". The fitness must be maintained, work will continue, and the car will get dirty again. But they got done today. And I am content until tomorrow when I will fight the good fight again.