This has been a good week. I'm still losing weight, slowly slowly but surely, and even better — I feel really good. It may simply be that I'm eating a lot more vegetables, or it could be the high-fat diet, but I have more energy than usual and my joints feel nearly painless. That's a big deal. I've been dealing with rotator cuff issues and piriformis syndrome for months now. It's limited my exercise routine and made daily life kind of unpleasant. I started PT and that's been helpful, but this last week the pain has reduced remarkably. I was able to complete a whole vinyasa yoga routine that was off-limits to me for months. It'll take a while to get my tone and flexibility back, but now I feel like that's going to happen. What a relief.
I celebrated today by going on one of my favorite hikes. Over the winter the trail was snowy and slippery so I haven't seen my waterfall in a few months. It was like visiting an old friend. You can tell my dog felt the same way:
Some more photos from our misty mountain hop:
And an appropriate song:
Now here's some excellence from around the interwebz:
This guy's obituary, which he wrote himself.
This show's rebirth. (I do loves me my Neil deGrasse Tyson.)
The BBC's "Funny Talking Animals" videos, which I never get tired of.
Have a great weekend, everyone!