Ahhh, the comfort of something as simple as a table in a coffee shop. Now if I could just not get out of breath walking up for a refill! Now that am willing to type more I can fill in what's been happening. We (Jeff Keil) and I were like moving men on meth when we loaded all our stuff and brought it up to the new house last Saturday. In a day we were able to get pretty much all of it done. Jo, Ben and I are all settled and absolutely loving the new home. Every morning Ben and I get up at about 6:00 and sit in the kitchen to watch the sun rise. Me with my coffee and Ben with his milk... he looks at it and says 'whooooaahh!!'. From our large picture window in the kitchen the sun rises over the plains and Denver. All the air pollution in Denver makes for some spectacular sunrises! The way the wind blows and the fact that were nearly 3000ft. above Denver makes our air quality amazingly good, it's very noticeable.
I've taken ~19 days away from running and am quite happy about it. I haven't gained any weight as I've lowered my caloric intake to an appropriate level (IE: starving myself). Yesterday's food log was an orange and a bowl of gnocchi. The move has been the only exercise I have gotten! Thursday is the New Year and so it will begin. I am intentionally holding back on running- the desire to run has certainly been a nagging itch that I have been tempted to scratch but have avoided the satisfaction.
Day 1 of "Project Man Cave" is posted below. I removed all the sub floor and all the shingles that were on one wall. Dirty work.. and it was a blast! Something about this kind of 'chore' is cathartic to me. Building something with my hands.. something I can touch and look at. I'm still looking for ideas on what to cover the walls with- any ideas? I want all 4 walls to be completely unique. The ceiling will be old skis and snow boards. I am thinking old doors for another?