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I was up too late last night, reading the archives of Dork Tower (a comic I had avoided up until now solely because I didn’t like the name) and then cleaning the kitchen after the mess of making beef stroganoff. Then when I finally got into bed, I had a hard time getting to sleep, even though I felt completely dead.

Biking with Mari was great. Unfortunately, Kelly wasn’t feeling well and couldn’t come. Brooke was busy with schoolwork. So it was just the two of us. We made it to the end of the trail and back, and my quads started getting really sore. I guess that’s what happens when you start working out every day. It was a good burn, though, and I forced my way back up the hill at the end with a vengeance.

This morning, due probably to not getting enough sleep, I hit the snooze alarm a couple of times before finally dragging myself out of bed. I really didn’t feel like getting up at all, but I felt like skipping my workout even less, so I blearily climbed into my workout clothes and headed out. Only one lap around the complex this morning, with handweights–I kept feeling like someone was out there, and in the dark of the morning that’s not a safe feeling. Plus I was tired ;>

So I went to the workout room, managed two minutes on the stairclimber, then did a huge series of stomach crunches–normal, elbows to knees, oblique, and lateral–and also did 60 back raises. I also walked on the treadmill for 5 minutes and did 5 each on each side of four different kung fu kicks. Stretching was a big thing for me this morning; I stopped frequently to stretch out, even though I’d thought I’d stretched out okay beforehand.

I barely made it half an hour before coming back and getting ready for my day. I’m glad I worked out, and I don’t feel that I should have pushed myself to do more. Tomorrow, though, I plan on working harder (and hopefully swimming).

Need to stop in at Publix today and get some bread. I forgot yesterday, although I did remember to go over to Allstate to let them look at the Subaru.

Tonight I am definitely cooking some sort of chicken dish. I may also make mashed potatoes. We’ll see.