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week in review: 43 flights of…hills


Linking up with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for the Week in Review.

I tried to take it (a little bit) easy, since this week was spring break. (Cue skeptical laughter here.)

good morning

The spring time change always really messes up my sleep schedule for a while, so I didn’t sleep much on Sunday night. Monday morning had me doing my zombie impression, and I wasn’t too quick on the uptake at work. Fortunately, a lot of our patients elected not to show up, and I left work early—at around 2 p.m.(a less-than-10-hour day!)—and headed home to take a nap.

Which didn’t happen. I tried for two hours, dozed a bit, then eventually got up and did some stuff, watched TV, and then read until like 11 p.m…because I still couldn’t sleep! Sigh…

On Tuesday, I tried out the concept of daily pages again. A timer and ten minutes at the computer, writing about anything I want, supposedly every day. (I say “supposedly” because that happened on Tuesday…then on Saturday and Sunday). It’s a start, to get me back in the habit of writing again. Now, I need to look for some sites that I might be able to write pieces for.

And I used one of those sessions to start feeling out a character I’m getting to know, named Nepenthe. (True story:  at least a year ago, that name popped into my head out of nowhere, and I knew it was a character’s name for a story I hadn’t even considered yet. I’m betting her mom is a hippie and her father is some sort of literature buff.) We’ll see.

I did two book reviews, The Heart Between Us and In Search of Us. I read In Sight of Stars, Rosie Colored Glasses, and about 25% of A Guide for Murdered Children (before realizing I had no idea what was going on…and could not have cared less). The first two were great reads, both deal with mental illness. Rosie is actually told from a child’s POV, which was interesting.

After church, I tried out the poke bowl from Pei Wei. Spoiler alert:  it was awesome! (And healthy.)


For the second week in a row, I hit all my scheduled workouts! Including 7.25 miles on Sunday (there are so many hills where we were, my Fitbit said I climbed 43 flights of stairs!)

And I just THOUGHT those hills were killer!

I also got a new pair of Altra Women’s Intuition, for long distance walking. Hoping they work out…

altria women's intuition

And that’s it for me.


2 thoughts on “week in review: 43 flights of…hills

  1. Seven miles in one day. Damn; I’m impressed.

    Also hooray for less than 10 hour work days and spring break (hopefully you actually got some sort of break). Ave has trouble with the time change too so you are not alone.

    P.S. I closed the link up early in error (oops; my bad). It’s back open now and I added your post. Happy Monday.

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