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Summer weather is here and the temperature is fine. I crave the heat.

I didn't hit my physique goals for shirtless running (so I can also get vitamin D while running) but I decided to YOLO it anyway. I recently also picked up trail running, which is much more enjoyable than running on the road. It adds some variety and a nice touch of both agility and strength to the workout to navigate Central Texas's uneven, rocky trails. The constant low-level risk is also fairly bracing.

Rocky beach at the lake

I started vision therapy 2021 for refractive amblyopia. My hope is to improve some chronic issues I've had like depth perception and object tracking inconsistency. I posted a second update on progress in March. I'm working on a third post with new exercises and a progress update. Therapy has been put on hold due to other health focuses.

I went carnivore in October 2018 as an intervention for chronic health issues. So far, for me, it's the best nutrition approach I've yet tried. It was a logical next step after restricted AIP wasn't as successful for me anymore. My staples are grass-fed beef products and pasture-raised eggs. I try to mix in organ meats as frequently as I can and am working to experiment with more here (I tried lamb sweetbreads recently, which are great). I'm supplementing raw egg shells with each meal as a source of calcium (among other things) and it seems to be helping.


I work remotely in the contact center of a major national boating retailer as the Manager, CX and Workforce Analytics. My work primarily involves reporting automation (mostly Python) and data wrangling, building forecasting and payroll models, workforce planning, managing the Customer Care Operations team, and IT administration. I'm automating everything I can.

We finally rehired the Workforce Analyst position I was covering, but hired a fairly junior (though motivated) person, so onboarding has been a lot of lift. Better a smart, motivated junior than a capped-out person with more domain experience, though.


Still working on Ward, the sequel to Worm, which is somehow longer than the first book. I had a really hard time getting through the first 15% of the novel. It's different enough from the first that it's taking a lot of energy to get into it. I am less engaged with the main protagonist. Been working at it for a year and only a little more than halfway through. This has killed a lot of my progress with reading this year.

Finally sitting down and reading It Starts With Food fully instead of skimming various selections.

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