Three weeks in a row for the roundup? I’m seriously tempting Fate for next Friday, aren’t I?
Body & Mind
I got a slow start on it, but I finished strong on the 30 Days of Yoga (For People Who Are Too Busy To Do Yoga) program. I’d noticed in November that a lot of my running problems were related to a lack of lower-body flexibility, my massage therapist had commented on the amount of tension I was carrying in my right hamstring and calf (which was certainly contributing to my turf toe), and my friend Judd had forwarded me this article about yoga poses for runners, so I thought it might be good to try a few things. I can feel how much it’s helped my legs and back, so one of my challenges for January is to keep up the routine until it becomes a real habit.
Friends & Family
My parents were with us for Christmas, and we visited some of our friends and their family down in Newbury Park yesterday. Unfortunately, events have conspired against Gwen’s folks, so they won’t be able to make it out here for New Year’s. We’ve got backup plans, however, which we are putting into action.
This week has primarily been about tying up loose ends on current projects and thinking about possible future ones, rather than doing any heavy lifting creatively. My parents did enjoy the scarf I’d spent the last two months on and the hat that I’d knitted on my trip to and from Wisconsin, so that was good. With Gwen’s help I should have some pictures up soon.
I mentioned I had a backlog, right?
Things I’ve Read:
- The Gävle goat
- Twelve Letters That Didn’t Make The Alphabet
- The Year in Music
- …wherein Peter posts his notes from the mask workshop
- Try Meditation to Strengthen Your Resilience
- The Humpty Dance (1920’s Jazz Cover)
- A knuckleball has minimal spin, causing unpredictable motion
- Letters to Santa Written By Shakespeare Characters
- Miss Denmark, she is dressed as a mermaid because we couldn’t secure the rights from LEGO
- Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 2)
- How I Instagram
- Web Discussions: Flat by Design
- A World of Schoolgirls
- Big Beer, A Moral Market, and Innovation
- The Most Efficient Die Early
- Finding the Job of Your Life
- The Top Five Career Regrets
- Why You’re Talking Past Each Other, and How to Stop
- The One Thing Your Team Wants You to Stop Doing
- Never Lie About Who You Really Are
- Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013
- Rocks, Pebbles, Sand
- Steinbeck’s advice on getting started
- Quote of the month: Steinbeck on writing
This Week’s Soundtrack: Best of Bootie 2012, Various Artists
I’m within spitting distance of finishing Agile Testing. I also started to take a look at classes and conferences I might like to attend in 2013. Other than that, I’ve been trying not to think about work.
Two shows at the VIC, a big effort at putting the house back in order, and maybe even a run on Sunday.