Friday, September 02, 2016

August and Everything After.

I guess it's a new month and time to look at my monthly stats for August. As you can imagine...Or,  you don't really have to, since I over-documented the whole damn experience on here already.

Anyway, here is my list of stuff for August:

Miles Biked: 177.5 - Most on the road and a few on my trainer.

Miles Run: 26. I am starting to try and run more this week. We'll see how it goes...

Miles Walked: 25. Wow. the first time ever that my walking and running miles were almost the same for a month.

Swimming: 0. I wasn't allowed to swim for at least a month after surgery. Next Wednesday, it will have been 4 weeks. Yea! for finally being able to swim and take baths again.

Books Read: Now here's where I really excelled this month:  8! And many of them were over 500 pages long.  - 1) "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter", Carson McCullers. 2) "Middlesex", Jeffery Eugenides. 3) "The Paying Guests", Sarah Waters. 4) "The Circle", Dave Eggers. 5) "Maine", J. Courtney Sullivan. 6) "And the Mountains Echoed", Khaled Hosseini. 7) "The Boston Girl", Anita Damiant. 8) "The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach.  I tired to read as many of my hard back books as possible, so I wouldn't have to cart them around in my messenger bag when I was back to commuting on my bike.

Paintings Worked on/finished: I started two different paintings and didn't complete any. Hopefully, this month...

Places traveled to by car or bike: Kalona, Iowa, Solon, Iowa. Amana, Iowa and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (John went there and locked his keys in his car, so I drove there to give him the extra set. He's done many similar things for me, so I was happy to help him out there. I probably still owe him a time or two,,,).

Firsts: I had a few firsts this month - My first surgery, my first lumpectomy and hopefully, my last, my first time under general anesthesia, my first time on narcotics (Yeah, I got through the entire 80's without those), my first time on FMLA and sick leave over a week, and to add something I'd want to do more often than once, my first time hiking in the woods and playing in the spillway with my daughter's puppy.

Races: None and it might be a couple of months before I can put something here.

House Projects: I did work for about 10 minutes on a little backyard landscaping project, but I got too tired and had to throw in the towel. Next month?

So, anyway...Here's to a weird month and hoping I don't have to do radiation therapy so that I have more energy to do fun stuff in September.


rel said...

Bravo! That's an impressive list of accomplishment for a convalesant.

Tara Coady said...

Thanks, Rel!