I think I'm back in the groove. Whew. I'm noticing my mileage creeping up on the days I'm riding my bike, which tells me that the Tabatas are doing their job. Also, I'm recovering more quickly.
The sweating like a beast bit I could do without, but oh well.
Speaking of sweating, the biggest pain in all this is my hair. As I've gone
I have to either blow it out straight and then flat iron it, or I let it air-dry and then put it on the hot rollers (why yes, yes I am a child of the eighties -- hey, I live in the South and we still do big hair down here). But what both these styling methods have in common is they hate humidity. Regardless of whether I go curly or straight, as soon as the sweating starts my roots scrunch, and it moves on down the line. If it's humid outside, which in my part of the country is a given, I'm pretty much hosed.
The only thing I've found that works is this "3 Days Straight" stuff from Frizz Ease. It's excellent, and can even beat perspiration in conjunction with Florida humidity. But again with the styling time taking for-freaking-ever. And then, because I exercise, I have a choice of frying my hair daily, or running around feeling like I want to rip my scalp from my head. Chopping it off is not an option. I tried that last spring and without sufficient gravity to weight it down (along with boatloads of product and mondo styling time to boot) I look like I've been having inappropriate relations with a light socket.
Oh well. It could be worse. Although when I'm trying to scrape my hair into some semblance of respectability in the mornings I'm sometimes at a loss for how.
On the brighter side of things, Gum Zombie's chipped tooth wasn't an immediate financial hit. He's too young for a permanent crown on his front tooth, so they smoothed it down and put a dental bond thingie on it. It's not strong like a cap, but it'll do until he gets through the whole little-kid-braces-gee-we-might-want-to-whiten-these-etc. thing. After insurance it was only 20 bucks. The crown is coming someday, but for now we're set.
Friday's on its way, y'all... have a good one!