Woke up early, did some things before leaving for work.
Went to the gym on a non-scheduled gym day for a short step boost.
Spent the morning with Mom
Cooked for the week ahead.
Tonight marked 43 weeks in a row at the gym, which beats my personal best from before the aneurysm rupture. Working toward 52 weeks.
Feeling stronger and a little smaller in my upper back.
Someone at work who I don’t see a lot saw me on my way out, and commented how proud he was of me for coming back so strong. He said I was really strong and determined, too. As much as I question myself, it was a nice thing to hear.
Ate well while traveling cross-country.
Voluntarily spoke in front of a large group of people because I didn’t want to lose a chance to thank some really special folks.
Held my own at a fancy gala at the Fairmont in San Franscisco.
Planned a full day in San Francisco over breakfast. Even when thrown a complication, I recovered well and had a great day on my own.
14,000 steps yesterday; a post-aneurysm high.
44 weeks in a row at the gym.
Jet-lagged and overslept two days in a row, but still made it to work on time, a little early even.
JNF meeting went well and got out early, even.
Rare Friday after work cardio.
Started cleaning the house 20/10 style.
Cooked three dishes for the week ahead.
45 weeks in a row at the gym.
Walked a lot at the DHEC Take Action Event and had no stridor.
Met daily step goal and then some.
Successful vocal cord procedure today.
46 weeks in a row at the gym.
Passed on banana pudding at lunch.
Jumped back on better eating track after a detour during and after surgery.
Didn’t go to Fresh Market until I checked my balance.
Resisted buying a new Fireflies t-shirt. Gotta pay those medical bills first.
Overcame my OCD enough to cut a post-surgery workout short because I felt weakish.
STAR update presentation to CPAC in the books.
Aced a media interview today, some two years after I mistakenly declared that the aneurysm had taken away my spokesperson abilities.