Simple and fit

thursday

J Crew sweater, Grana jeans.

I’m not sure what the dark smudge is in the upper right part of the photo. I hope it’s not something wrong with the camera.

Today was one of those throw-on-whatever kinds of days. A simple outfit, sweater and jeans.

A coworker stopped me today and after complimenting my sweater said, “You look fit!” This was coming from a teeny tiny woman who is 3 inches shorter than me and weighs as much as I did in middle school. We then swapped weight training stories and I found out she used to have a solid six pack and played 5 sports. Her weight has yo-yo’d over time and she said seeing me motivated her to get back to it. Considering I’ve felt like I’ve been a bit off for the past couple months, this was refreshing to hear. Other than last Friday’s monsoon and coming home really late, I’ve been working out every Mon, Wed, Fri starting just after Christmas. Not being able to run still drives me nuts, but weight training has kept the Crazy under control. I have noticed I’ve gotten a little more fat in some areas I hoped to never see it on again because I’ve works so hard already to lose it, but there’s not much I can do about it now. I’ll have to wait it out with the boot and tendon rehab.

Tonight Z and I are going to watch Mary and the Witch’s Flower, which is the premiere film from the newly formed Studio Ponoc. It’s an animation studio and several animators there used to work at the world famous Studio Ghibli. Ghibli is where the two grandfathers of anime (Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata) work so animators splitting off from the main company and building their own little empire is really exciting in the animation world right now. The director for Mary also did The Secret World of Arrietty and based on the trailer, it looks and generally feels very much like a Ghibli film. I’m really excited to see it though because unlike Ghibli films, this one seems much more action centered. I love Ghibli films and own almost everything by Miyazaki-san, but they can be a bit heavy with the feels. That is part of what makes these films so good, but sometimes an action-packed ride is just as good and easier to take in on one viewing. There are two showings tonight and I’ve opted for the Japanese sub at the earlier time. The English dub has Cate Winslet and Jim Broadbent as part of the cast, so in time I’ll definitely watch the dub as well. I think the movie is only showing for a short run at limited theaters. I know that after tonight, only the dub version will be airing.

 

2 thoughts on “Simple and fit”

  1. If you have to be stuck in the boot, at least it’s during Winter when you might not have been able to run outdoors anyhow. It’s been nearly a week since we’ve had a high temp above freezing and I’m DYING with excitement that it will be 45F on Sat and maybe even up to 50F on Sunday! The streets and sidewalks will be disgusting with melted snow and sludge but I’m still hoping to get in two proper jogs this weekend.

    I hope you enjoyed the film. I’m planning for a much more low-brow cinema experience Saturday night; I, Tonya.

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    1. I know, it’s a very small consolation right now. It’s also why I scheduled to put myself back in the boot at this time. This was a deliberate decision and I just need to suck it up and follow through with it.

      Ha! I wouldn’t say a film sponsored by GKids is anything high-brow, but it was a very good film for the studio to start out with.
      We may go watch Phantom Thread this weekend. That’s another one Z and I have been looking forward to watching.

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