I went for my morning run as usual, but then I couldn’t reward myself afterwards with a big glass of chocolate milk, so that was a bit of a downer.
I also couldn’t refuel with a hearty breakfast because I needed to fast for my blood work.
That’s right, Modern Philosophers, today was the dreaded annual physical. I hate going to the doctor, and I resent having to starve myself to have blood drawn.
So even though it was a vacation day, it pretty much felt like a typical Monday.
The last Monday of August, by the way. Where in the world has the Summer gone? Didn’t it just begin a couple of weeks ago? How did I manage to miss it?
Even though I dislike going to the doctor, it was a mostly painless experience. I got to brag to Dr. S about how I’ve been running like a madman and losing weight. He was very impressed with that, and encouraged me to keep at it.
They took some blood, but I should be okay since I had some to spare.
When I left the medical center, the first thing I did was call my favorite Chinese restaurant to order lunch.
After eight weeks of running and eating better, I was determined to finally reward myself with some Chinese food. General Tso’s Chicken was exactly what the doctor ordered, even though Dr. S actually did not order it for me. He probably would’ve frowned on it, but I didn’t care.
So now you understand why this post is so late. I was too weak to write, and I only recovered my strength after eating my first Chinese food in two months.
I am happy to report that I did not put soy sauce on it like I usually do, and while I ate all the chicken, I left most of the rice.
So even when splurging, I do it in moderation.
I’ve got a quick errand to run, and then I want to work on my new screenplay. I believe it’s at 46 pages now, which is pretty cool considering I didn’t even have an idea for a new script when I started vacation last week.
Finally, I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my little sister Jennifer.
Hope you are all having a great Monday. Enjoy this last day of August! I’m doing my best to make the most of this last day of Summer vacation…