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Mar. 12th, 2017 | 03:22 pm

Bob's Burgers, how did your writers get so brilliant?

It has been a very successful fitness week! I was in the gym or running every day of the week minus the scheduled rest day on Tuesday, and this was with quite a lot else happening. That meant prioritizing my exercise over work, which has not always been the case in the last couple of years. In a while I will finish out the week as well as my 31-day step goal by going out for a run. It's up to 41 degrees, and thanks to DST* I now have an extra hour of daylight to handle. And as for my strength workouts I have felt very confident and focused of late. I'm feeling yesterday's leg day in particular. Curse you, lunges!

Re: the step goal, I had been pushing myself to do 13,000 steps a day for a month, starting in mid-January. This was good to an extent, but if I reached the goal there was no further incentive to do any more. Hence the evenings just turned into either Uber-ing or taking transit to my destinations instead of walking, or not running even if I had the time to fit one in. As a result I transitioned for the next month to a total goal of 400,000 steps, incentivizing me to do as much as possible per day (though it evens out to ~12,900 daily steps so still achievable). It has been ambitious but helpful, and I'm on track to just barely meet the goal. I think after this I will go a few days without a specific step goal, and probably buy new shoes because I'm wearing out the two most common pairs.

Still a crazy high volume at work, but that isn't going to change. Big Project (formerly known as New Project) has essentially ended, though I still have 2-3 meetings a week about it and there is eternal email traffic to tie up loose ends. We onboarded a new senior person on Monday, a badly needed addition. I have some training to do with her in the coming two weeks, but if she can catch on quickly that will be a great help. Also Broworker #3 was out all week with a sick kid, ratcheting up the pressure on all the rest of us. He's been our most prodigious generator of new business of late, so his absence was felt; plus he may have to be out all next week too. We shall see how that goes. More fun was finally finishing 2016 "year-end" reviews and being informed that I will get a bonus. It pays out on Tuesday, so there's my funding source for new shoes (then saving the rest).

*Overall I am not a fan of time changes and would advocate that the States make Daylight Savings Time "permanent," i.e. do away with the twice-yearly changes but keep the East Coast at UTC-4 permanently. But longer evenings in the late winter are the upside to this silly practice.

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Tan Gnat

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from: pundigrion
date: Mar. 12th, 2017 08:50 pm (UTC)
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I think you could get a lot of people onboard for abolishing DST!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Mar. 14th, 2017 03:23 am (UTC)
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Same! There apparently was an attempt to do so in California recently but it fizzled out.

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Mar. 13th, 2017 04:51 am (UTC)
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One of the best things about living in Arizona was that the time never changed (unless you went on the Navajo Reservation).

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Mar. 14th, 2017 03:23 am (UTC)
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I'm all about it!

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