Quick Update

Grace is starting to get mobile, but not fully crawling yet. She is fun to play with but her energy needs really wear on me when I’m on baby duty. We are trying to take advantage of opportunities to have others watch her when possible so that we can enjoy better the time we do spend with her and she gets the go-go-go she wants.

Joined the YMCA and it’s been a good call. Their facilities are conveniently located and well kept. I’m following Pavel Tsatsouline’s “Power to the People” program for strength, then following that with rowing and walking. On occasion I add some variety with kettlebells and olympic lifts. I’m getting stronger and I’m able to train many days in a row (which I could never do after sessions of CrossFit.) They also have childcare, so it’s an amazing day when Ber and I can both workout and have someone else watch the baby while we do it.

Working on the PHP Development track at Treehouse. I’ve never written any PHP outside of a WordPress environment so this is proving educational. It’s funny how many things I confuse as a being either a PHP thing or a WordPress thing because I’ve never really had to separate them.

Having a hard time at work. Really pushed for a goal from August to December and that didn’t work out as I had hoped. Call it ambition misplaced. I’m spending some time regrouping and gaining back core competencies that I wasn’t practicing during those months. Not sure what I’ll aim for once I’m back in the groove to avoid that kind of mistake again. I’ve had more interactions with customers this month than any other though, so that’s not time wasted.

Finished several books (see my previous posts.) I also have a review of American Gods by Neil Gaiman almost ready, just need to take a picture of the avid reader cat. Currently reading Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders.

Keep on keeping on.

By Alex

Web Developer and Fitness Coach in Louisville, KY

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