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Hot weather continues, setting some record highs. Peaking up to 110°F even has me, the lizard, a bit overheated at times.

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 bracing.

Car thermometer reading 110°F

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.

Experimenting with more adventurous carnivore recipes. A friend recommended a carnivore crêpe recipe recently that I adapted slightly for pancakes. Adding more gelatin and whisking to more of a froth helps the pancakes hold more shape. Add tallow and raw honey liberally. I've been playing around with increasing my carb intake via raw honey and pancakes to bump myself out of ketosis.

Carnivore pancakes with raw honey


I recently decided to leave West Marine and throw myself off the cliff into the waiting arms of a job market showing all signs of a recession. Fortunately it's worked out and I recently signed an offer with CVS for a Senior Analyst position supporting contact center operations and enterprise data, starting in August. I am excited for the new opportunity, as it will give me exposure to working with larger data sets than I'm used to and to work with a more-technical team.

I am doing some consulting on the side doing Python application development (using the Kivy UI framework) and Django web development with a startup that's working on voice-changer ML stuff.


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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