7/14/18: Daily Post

I did not post yesterday, and so some of this information is actually two days worth of fun.

I finally bought myself some new shoes.  I had worn through my boots, and had a piece of duct tape in the bottom.  I accidentally put a hole in several socks before I saw how bad this hole was in the bottom of my boots.  Anyway, they lasted a year and a half.  I ended up buying a set of these:  Lems Primal 2 (black) .  Since switching to Lems zero drop shoes with a wide toe box in 2014, I have had ZERO trouble with my joints.  Not once since the switch.  I cannot recommend them enough.  I have always had the Nine to Five model, which are dressier, and last year, I bought the Boulder Boots, and they have been great as well.  I switched it up and got these this year.

On Saturday, we went hiking in the Chautauqua area here in Boulder.  It was a lot of fun, and I will post about that in my outdoor post tomorrow.  I spent the entire day running around in the heat, and ended up drinking too much cold water too quickly, so I did not feel well for a bit.  After a while though, the effect wore off and I was okay again.

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7/10/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I started out the day right.  I went for a four mile bicycle ride, just because I had not been riding in almost a month.  Fully energized from my ride, I did quite a few things in the morning, whittling down my “To Do” list quickly.

In the afternoon, we had a guest speaker.  I didn’t get to attend, as I spent the time setting up her reception instead.  However, the students seemed to enjoy her presentation.

In the evening, I took a quick nap, but then went for a walk, talking to Joey, and then JoAnna on the phone.

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7/8/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a fun day.  I started out by finishing up a few smaller projects around the apartment.  I had some cleaning, checkbook balancing and such that needed completion.

In the afternoon, I walked to the movie theater with quite a few of my students to watch Incredibles 2.  We were celebrating one of the student’s birthdays, so many of us went to the movies.  The movie was pretty good as well.

Otherwise, it was an uneventful day.  I took an evening nap, against my will, and did not accomplish much else in the evening.

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6/27/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was another hot day in Boulder.  I still managed to get almost 30,000 steps, however.  A lot of them were at night, when the temperature had decreased.

I also got to talk to my parents.  I called home for the first time since I arrived in Boulder, and I had a lot to tell them.  It was good to catch up a bit.

I do feel like I am getting a lot accomplished during the day, though I keep having left over things to do each day.  That’s something I have to work on, because the work keeps snowballing.

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6/22/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I felt like all I did was eat and panic a bit.  Some plans fell through, so I had to make new plans, and it all worked out.  As for the other part, FitBit said I consumed over 4200 calories yesterday, which is no good.  Even if I did burn off 3800 of them.

In the evening, our SSP faculty all went out to one of the faculty member’s houses and had dinner.  They had cats, so I ended up getting to play with two kitties.  The third was shy around new people, but one of the two was certainly friendly.

I went for a walk in the evening, but I did not drink enough water.  I am trying to catch up today.

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6/21/18: Daily Post

Yesterday, I spent most of the day working for SSP.  I have quite a bit of work to do, getting things arranged.  The participants arrive soon, and I want to make sure that I have met all of the requirements.

In the evening, I went for a long walk to try to learn my way around the CU Boulder campus.  I logged over 27,000 steps, and have a much better understanding of where most things are on campus.

I also baked some chocolate chip cookies, just because I could.  I say that, but really I spooned premade dough onto a cookie sheet and watched them get too flat.

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6/12/18: Daily Post

Yesterday was a bit of a lazy day.  I mostly worked on housework and updated my amateur radio logs.  I think I ran three loads of laundry, vacuumed, and did some general organizing around the house.  I also started packing for the Summer Science Program in Boulder, CO.

I was able to finish my amateur radio logs for now.  Unfortunately, some of the contacts I made won’t count for the year-long contest, as apparently, you only have until the 10th day of the following month to upload them, and so none of my storm chasing radio contacts counted.

In the evening, JoAnna and I went for a walk to the park near our house.  Then, we sat outside looking for Iridium Flares.

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