• It has been quite an eventful week. First of all, I’m on the verge of sub 140 lbs (maybe next week!?). We’ve been cooking at home and that itself is quite a weight mover. Having the time and energy to cook meals honestly feels like such a luxury.

  • I got my second dose of the COVID vaccine - I’m now a double Pfizer baby. This time we got our shot at a strip-mall building turned-vaccine clinic? It was a very efficient process. I felt like a cattle being led around. I didn’t have any of the dreaded second-dose side effects. Interestingly enough, my brother also felt no side effects. My partner, on the other hand, was not so lucky. Though the good news is that we’ll be immune in time for the Vancouver trip.

  • Ontario is shifting to Stage 3 (wtf are with these stages, anyway?) this coming Friday. There are several changes, but the most notable one being gyms reopening. I feel a little anxious about it, mostly psychological because I’m thinking of how I looked the last time I was at the gym… versus now. Huge difference. Aside from that, I’m excited to get back to real gym equipment.

  • Jae and I are engaged to be homeowners! We basically have mandatory “rent” to pay starting November for the next… too many years. The timing couldn’t have been any better. We were both starting to feel emotionally drained having to take time to view houses, putting down offers, and getting rejected. But early this week, we saw a place that showed well in the pictures and went to take a look. It was even lovelier in person so we put down an offer (actually, in response to a preemptive offer) and ended up “winning”! It’s a newly built (<5 years) townhome in a really bougie part of town. It met all our requirements and then some. I suppose the only the only tradeoff we made was that it wasn’t a single detached home.

  • I’ve been pretty active on Strava. I found the leaderboard feature where a segment of a route you run is recorded and compared with other people. My competitive spirit took over and now I run those segments to get my best time on the board. Strava is also very diligent with tracking my progress - time, (perceived) effort/intensity, and training history. It’s easy to see improvements, which keeps me motivated.