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Status [rowing; family]

I made it out rowing yesterday morning (Wednesday). The air temperature outside the house was actually slightly cooler than the air temperature inside the house at 5 am. [water from the tap now ranges from disgustingly warm to warm-tepid] Up until now, I've been trying to row on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Yesterday morning, there were just a few 1x rowers, and just one launch slowly following a 1x. The water was almost completely flat, only slightly ruffled by a small breeze. I remembered that I like rowing.

One of the other 1x rowers recognized me from the previous Arizona era; we'd participated in a sculling clinic together. She said the lake was generally much more quiet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; all the big teams tend to be out on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekend days.

I will switch over to only trying to row on Wednesdays and Fridays from here on out.

I only did a steady-state/overdistance piece, a lot of alternating square/feather to continue working on balance. I am also trying to get myself to pull out the exercise ball at home more frequently to keep practicing balance on it, too. But it was enough that I was exhausted yesterday evening, which made riding to the grocery store a battle of wills.

Monday evening, my cousin A was in town, so I met up with her and a couple of her friends for dinner in downtown Phoenix, at the newer Cornish Pasty there. Actually, I like that location better than the original location down the street from us in Tempe. It's quieter and more comfortable, and full of fun chandeliers. My friend J says it took them about a year to get the location set up the way they wanted. View of the chandeliers from the balcony:

Cornish Pasty Chandeliers

On Friday, my brother and sister-in-law are coming to town, because my brother is on someone's committee here. On Saturday, we plan to go hiking and then camping near Sedona/Flagstaff, which should help alleviate at least some of my general grumpiness over not going hiking enough while out here. Then on Sunday, my officemate and I are going to head out to San Diego County to eat delicious Julian pie collect more seed-harvester queens.

So I bet it's going to monsoon in Tucson over the weekend. Just wait.


I'm otherwise slogging away at data analysis and writing at work ("being boring," as [personal profile] scrottie would put it.

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