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LazyMan Update, Week One

OK, first, thank you all for being so sweet about my last post.  I should let you know, though, that my friend wasn’t being as awful as that probably sounded.  He and I have known each other since high school, and that’s just kind of how we are – we bust on each other.  He was teasing.  I was just caught off-guard that something he said as a joke made me stop and realize that I actually am really in a good place right now.

So, the LazyMan.  Today was Day 9.  So far, I have walked 7 miles, biked 35.5, and swum 30 laps.  I am sticking with 1 mile walking and 4 miles biking each day (although those of you who are quick with the maths may notice I skipped a day or two…), and I’m swimming three times a week.  I was able to up my speed on the treadmill, so I’m now doing a mile in 20 minutes instead of 30.  And I started out doing 7 laps per day last week, and was able to do 8 this week.  I’ve still got to swim tomorrow yet, and then I’ll decide whether I’m going to try to bump it up to 9 laps next week.  I’m definitely feeling stronger than I did to start with, so I may give it a try.  I forgot how much I really loved to swim.  I think once this month is out, I’m going to buy a 4-month pass and keep up with the swimming.  It feels SO good to be back in the water after all these years.

I may be a bit scarce the next couple of weeks (like that’s any different lately…).  I got a message from my friend Jo today.  She’s directing “Alice in Wonderland” at PGLT, and has had some attrition in the cast.  So, I told her I would help out, and I’m going to be stepping in as one of the soldiers for the second weekend of performances (the first weekend is MDS&W, and the last is the wedding I’m wearing that blue dress to, so I couldn’t do any more than that).  I’m looking forward to it, but it does mean missing trivia for a couple of weeks and running pretty much straight from yoga to rehearsals.  Hopefully, I’ll have some time to knit during rehearsals so that I can get that shrug done.

Oh!  Speaking of, thank you all for the suggestions of patterns.  I decided on the ever-so-creatively-named Lacy Shrug by Cheryl Beckerich, and I’m waiting on some BMFA Luscious Silk in “Shadow” (one of the Ravens) to make it.  I think it will work really well with the dress.  Now I just hope the yarn gets here soon so I can get started!

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