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    22 hours ago

    I went home to Buffalo this weekend! Since my overnight bus was 3.5 hours delayed (hey, you know what makes you want to bash your head into a wall until you pass out? Waiting for 4 hours at Port Authority, alone except for 3 buses worth of angry people, where no employees have any information to give you! But also, you haven’t lived until you’ve sat on the floor of Port Authority and drank from the growler of beer you were trying to bring home to your parents.) my dad killed some time by making the Ultimate Veggie Burgers he’d read about in the New York Times recently.

    Re: the burgers, we made 7 patties instead of 6, which came out to about 315 calories each (so, probably similar to meat patties of the same size.) They look like raw meat because they have beets in them. They’re really high maintenance and have a long ingredient list (many of which need to be roasted first) but they have a great texture, they hold together on the grill which is rare for homemade veggie burgers, and they’re really hearty with a nice depth of flavor. We ate them twice, the second time we put fried eggs and avocado on them, which was amazing.

    Also, my cat is really old and I accidentally brushed him until he got a bald spot on his shoulder (he just has so much fur, you guys), we went kayaking and paddleboarding by the canal (the last time I went paddleboarding it was much easier, this time I had to kneel the whole time so I didn’t fall into the river), and we went to the new Resurgence brewery/beer garden (I wish they’d had the Loganberry witbier or the Blood Orange Saison, but I did have the kolsch, the summer saison, strawberry IPA and sponge candy stout, all of which were nice.)

    Also my mom and I went to the fabric store, she explained what fabric is good for pants/shorts making, and we used a bunch of coupons. Solid weekend! I flew back so I didn’t have to deal with the stupid bus again. NEVER AGAIN, GREYHOUND. NEVER AGAIN.

    travel

    food pics

    cats

    beer

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    4 days ago

    I keep forgetting that I screengrabbed this and saved it to my desktop months ago to post here. This is from a ZocDoc pre-appointment questionairre, on the “lifestyle” page of questions.
This sea captain is my hero, I think.

    I keep forgetting that I screengrabbed this and saved it to my desktop months ago to post here. This is from a ZocDoc pre-appointment questionairre, on the “lifestyle” page of questions.

    This sea captain is my hero, I think.

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    4 days ago

    Try rolling a frozen water bottle under the arch of your foot. And use the stick on your calves/Achilles. I found that helped my heels and arch pain a ton!
    Funny story- I only have a foam roller and not a stick, so I just went on amazon to try to find one.
    Naturally, even my most careful searching (within categories!) brought up both a dildo AND a penis pump. So much for shopping at work, I guess.

    that is not what 'massage stick' means

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    4 days ago

    This morning and yesterday morning I woke up with my heels hurting

    (like the bottoms of my heels, sort of toward midfoot but really focused in my heels.)

    Is this plantar fasciitis? If so, how do I make it go away? I tried to just wear slightly cushier shoes yesterday (I mean, still converse, but my newest pair) but then I ran and now they’re achey again.

    Also I hate when people spell heels “heals.” That is a different word. It drives me almost as crazy as when people type “sneak peak” instead of “sneak peek.” Sneak peak? Did a mountain sneak up on you or something?

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    4 days ago

    I didn’t gym yesterday because I thought we were doing a lunch workout (we did not) but I did finish a new skirt and re-blue my hair. So a productive evening nonetheless.

    I did gym tonight- ran about 1.5 miles then did 10 mins of Betsy-style intervals and a bunch of strength training.

    Dinner time!

    pictures

    crafts

    workout

    gym

    running

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    1 week ago

    Walk 2
Run 42
Walk 5

Progress!

    Walk 2
    Run 42
    Walk 5

    Progress!

    running

    workout

    gym

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    1 week ago

    I like/don’t like how I’ve been working out enough lately that one rest day makes me feel lazy.

    Consistency is nice, but I also need to remember I need rest sometimes.

    Last week:

    • Sunday: walked 7 miles
    • Monday: zumba/strength training
    • Tuesday: running/intervals/strength training
    • Wednesday: 25 mins arc trainer/strength training
    • Thursday: rest
    • Friday: Run/strength training
    • Saturday: 1hr arc trainer/strength training
    • Sunday: walked ~14 miles

    Yeah, it was okay that I went home after work yesterday to do laundry, make 4 batches of vegan sausage and go to bed early. (Early being 11:45, but still.)

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    1 week ago

    Yesterday. Actual distance more like 14 miles. Coney Island -> Gowanus. (Then subway home. Attn stalkers: the end of this map is not where I live.)

    I had a great plan to make an Instagram video of my walk, and I recorded a second at a time from a few different places I passed, but around mile 6 my Instagram refreshed and I lost everything :( Anyone know how to make Instagram not do that?

    I’ve walked further than this, but this felt really hard for some reason. The last like 3 miles my calves and hips hurt, but I was fully committed to making it to the new Ample Hills ice cream in Gowanus. At the end I got a half oatmeal cookie/half chocolate stout & pretzels cup and ate it on their roof deck before heading home to collapse and sit.

    walk pics

    workout

    ice cream

    brooklyn

    coney island

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    1 week ago

    After my victory at pub golf, I woke up in dire need of a breakfast burrito (and with a burned tongue from impatiently eating empanadas last night.) It was easier to go to the store and make my own than to find one that was up to my standards.

    After my victory at pub golf, I woke up in dire need of a breakfast burrito (and with a burned tongue from impatiently eating empanadas last night.) It was easier to go to the store and make my own than to find one that was up to my standards.

    food pics

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    1 week ago

    Today so far

    • 1 hour arc trainer intervals (this was utter hell, Betsy how do you do this so often??)
    • Lat pulldown
    • Leg press
    • Dumbbell bench
    • Back extension
    • Crunches
    • PT exercises/stretching

    Okay, now I’m ready to drink all day.

    Also, congrats to my niece, who did her second triathlon today! She is 7, so adjust your egos accordingly.

    gym

    workout