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  • #46
    Oooh, also, I ordered a pair of VFF Treks today, so I will have an alternative to my Sprints for daily wear.
    “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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    • #47
      *DANCES* I am so proud of your ANNIE!!! ... I can't quite do double unders either but they are not at the top of my priority list at the moment so I am just kinda... letting them lie and doing 4x reg jumps.

      VFFS woot!

      Annnnd Happy weekend Owly my dear!
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      • #48
        Happy weekend to you too! And thanks

        After I posted last night, I went to a fundraising event for a friend's political campaign. The event was a beer tasting (not so much for me, celiac = no beer) and dance party with this awesome local blues band. I danced most of the night, taking to heart the idea that one should "dance like nobody's watching" and having a great time. I love to dance! There's something so instinctive about just letting go and moving to music.

        However, this morning my body is letting me know that Annie is hard freakin' work. Interestingly, the muscles in my feet are sore. I did the jumps in my Sprints, and I think I used my feet much more as part of the spring. I found the jumping itself much more comfortable in the Vibrams because I had to launch and land much more naturally than I would be able to do in trainers. The soreness today is post-exercise muscle soreness, not impact-type pain. And, of course, all those other jumping muscles hurt as well as my abs. It's tolerable, though, not to the level of "OMG what did I do?!"

        I think this whole primal diet really makes a difference in my recovery after workouts. I'm pushing hard, but I hurt far less the next day than I did when I was eating a conventional diet. I think the fat is the biggest thing--I have done higher protein before, and it wasn't as effective without the fat intake. Also, the absence of grain-related anti-nutrients is likely a factor here. I also don't do the same panicked refuel post-workout like I did before. I now wait until I get home, and I don't eat the simple carbs like I did before. I try for a whole meal approach instead.
        “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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        • #49
          Ok Owly.... that food porn made me absolutely hungry!! Looks delicious! Hope all is well on your end! Have an awesome Sunday!
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          • #50
            So I have really been failing at Law #5 the last few days. I am stressing over a bunch of stuff, which then leads to insomnia, which then affects my stress levels, which then...you see how this goes. I am running on five hours of sleep today, and the last few nights haven't been any better. I can't sleep in, either--my internal alarm clock is too strong. I'm hoping tonight is the night that I'm too worn out to do anything but crash. I'll be glad once [major event I'm planning] is over on Friday night so that I will have one less worry.

            I'm doing okay in other areas. My eating is nicely on track, I'm getting to CrossFit, and I am taking time to play with my partner and our dogs. I just really need to get this sleep issue under control. Time for some meditation or something I suppose.

            Anyhow, enough of a grumpy, sleepy Owly. Time for some pretty food pics!

            I bought this weird vegetable at the farmers market. It's a broccoli-cauliflower hybrid (a broccoflower).



            A close up--it looks like fractals.



            Cooking the broccoflower.



            Herb and garlic chicken drumsticks, cooked in the slow cooker, with broccoflower and sweet potato. The weird stuff in the foreground is the garlic cloves I cooked in with the chicken. They were tender and sweet, and so soft that you could spread them over bites of meat. So good.



            Cooking red cabbage with garlic, onion, salt, and pepper, in bacon fat. This is my first time ever using bacon fat for cooking. In our house when I was a kid, bacon fat was something you threw out!



            Pacific cod fillets, baked with butter, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill, with red cabbage and broccoflower.

            “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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            • #51
              Bison chili:



              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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              • #52
                HOLY FOOD PORN!

                Ok the broccoflower thingy ... a bit creepy... I mean. really kinda creepy.

                Otherwise LOOKS NUMMERS!!!

                Hi Owly! Hope you are doing well... I bet it's getting cold up there cuz its effin cold down here... When do you leave again?

                I have been stressing and not sleeping too--it is going around... everyone's complaining of the same thing. Kinda nice to know you're not a lone but it still doesn't help with the fact that you're so damned tired!

                <3 Missed you this week, you haven't been around much!

                Manda
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                • #53
                  YAY!!! good show!
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                  • #54
                    I'm leaving on October 5, so it isn't long now! It's been miserably cold here for weeks. Well, to be honest, the whole summer was awful for weather, but fall rolled in at the end of August, and we've been dropping below freezing at night. I am looking forward to five weeks of warm!

                    I haven't been around as much because of some of the same stuff that's making me stressed. I'm one of the main planners for a fairly large rally and march this week, so I am spending a lot of time on that, plus I've been working too much because we're short staffed in my department. I had a 12-hour day yesterday with multiple presentations and an 80km round trip drive in there. I'll be glad when I get on that plane! However, being this busy is also making it harder to prep, and to add to it all I have piles of reading to get through for school.

                    I'm complaining, but other things are really good. My partner is supportive and has a million cuddles for me whenever I need them, and I have some great friends who are so caring. I'm also in grad school, which means that I am getting to pursue one of my major life dreams, so I am accepting that I may have some extra load from that. It will be easier once I am done working at this job in December. I'm looking for something part time while I do my thesis work--I am not really sure I am ready to just quit working altogether before I start my PhD.

                    Oh, and the broccoflower is creepy looking, but it is really tasty! It's the best of the flavour of broccoli and cauliflower all in one. Also, chopped up it looks more like little pine trees. It would be fun to make a brassica forest with broccoflower, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts (for shrubs). Okay, maybe it's just me that thinks it would be cool. I'm nerdy like that.
                    “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                    • #55
                      The forest would rock

                      sorry bout the stress but at least your partner is so kind. considerate. and understanding!

                      after this week it sounds like you will be able to take a deep breath which is good

                      october 5th is fast approaching

                      I don't mind your complaining-It makes me feel better about being whiney...

                      annnnd...

                      PhD... i gotta get to my MA before that! Youre awesome!
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                      • #56
                        Heh, have to survive this MA first. But yeah, I'm looking forward to being Dr. Owly. I'm thinking about public health (sociocultural specialization). I'm interested in community-driven approaches to health, particularly primary violence prevention.

                        I'm going to stop now before I geek all over you.
                        “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                        • #57
                          I LOVE GEEKING!!!

                          I am considering one of 3 (or 12) MA programs... to start

                          Linguistics, Culture/Anthropology, Political Science (I LOVE interpreting government crap)

                          other options:

                          English (It might be my first language but the better I understand it the better I can interpret)... and many more... there are MA programs specifically designed for interpreting but they are all either online or places I don't really want to live... so yeah that kinda sucks.

                          I am considering applying now so i can get my frickin stu loans back in deferment just to get some more time under my belt, but I don't want to run from the monster forever if you know what I mean...

                          PhD status-WHO KNOWS but when I was 8 I made a promise to myself that I would be Dr. Amanda Leisten one day... and that I shall. I am nothing if not determined.

                          Thanks for geeking all over me-I kinda liked it
                          Live Like No One Else

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                          • #58
                            I'm doing my MA in Intercultural and International Communication. Sounds like we have some common academic interests!

                            Okay, I am sleepy. I am going to do the responsible thing and turn off the blue-light-emitting notebook. Time for a bath with good stinky stuff and then bed.
                            “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                            • #59
                              Oh, and thanks 216! Glad to have you stop by.
                              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                              • #60
                                So I was driving to minneapolis this weekend and thought of you and realized I missed you...

                                Hope your trip is going smashingly!

                                Manda
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