In-between thoughts: my philosophy love is weirding people out

Thoughts between sets at the gym. Well, guess who has two thumbs had a physical therapy appointment to check up on her herniated disc and heard the phrase “you might have to get comfortable with doing these exercises daily for the rest of your life, and also don’t bend over at the waist, like, ever…More

In-between thoughts: brain break

Thoughts between sets at the gym, from Friday, July 2. Today I went to the gym with absolutely no idea of what I was going to do. I just knew I needed a good, sweaty, fun gym sesh. Plus, I knew I needed to be good to my back; I didn’t want to do legs…More

In-between thoughts: I guess I am a travel blogger now

Thoughts between sets at the gym. Hoo boy, first leg workout in a few weeks. If I can walk tomorrow I will count it a miracle. 1. I am still so very tired. I hate that exhaustion is such a non-specific symptom because it is so hard to pinpoint the cause and a solution. More…More

In-between thoughts: dreams are happening

Thoughts between sets at the gym. ~ I have been having the weirdest, most vivid dreams lately. They haven’t been particularly stressful (no recurrence of the dream where I’m a waitress and can’t seem to get to a table and they’re getting super pissed, thankfully), they’ve just been… Chaotic? Vividly chaotic. I wonder why my…More

In-between thoughts: pandemic brain fog sets in

Thoughts between sets at the gym. I have no thoughts. My only thoughts are snagged between sets at the gym, and even these I have to kinda work at. “What has caught my attention lately?” “What am I puzzling over lately?” The answer is nothing. If anything is too complex, instead of thinking it through…More

In-between thoughts: we choose our own meaning

Thoughts in between sets at the gym. I turned in my papers for my oral exam! Is it weird that I’m getting excited? I get to talk about my ideas for an hour and a half. I tend to do well speaking in front of people, so I even think the high-stress format might play…More

In-between thoughts: just breathe

Thoughts between sets at the gym. Oh my good gravy. I am spent. I have been running on a low thrum of high-stress for months now and I am just kind of… Done? Like, my body is exhausted. My brain is exhausted. But this coming Wednesday I’ll be able to turn in my papers to…More

In-between thoughts: sometimes a woman just needs a damn crown

Look what I made! Earlier this week a friend organized a little outdoor happy hour haku-making party. It was sooo therapeutic and of course I dressed up to take an abundance of selfies with MY NEW TROPICAL FLOWER CROWN. They last a few days in the fridge, so I keep pulling it out to eat…More

In-between thoughts: De-load Week!

Random thoughts in between sets at the gym. It’s De-load Week! No, I didn’t expect it, either. Chris realized he wasn’t recovering well from his heavy lifting workouts and decided to make this week a working recovery week. When he described his non-recovery symptoms, I recognized some in myself. (Though he cares A LOT about…More