She did it! ??‍?

I could not be more proud of this lovely lady as she graduates from one of the best (and most challenging) universities in the country. I’m lucky to have such an ambitious, hard-working woman of science as my partner in crime and in life. I love you.

An Athletic Waffle House Christmas

I started my Christmas this year with my third crack at Jeff Cavaliere’s 400 Challenge, which is a timed series of 400 reps—100 inverted rows, 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 bodyweight squats, done in any order in as little time as possible. I clocked in at 8:34, shaving 46 seconds off my previous attempt.

After that I spent a few hours of much-needed quality time with my dad, and we discovered that one of the only constants in the universe is that Waffle House is always open.

I hope you had a very merry Christmas if you celebrate it, or a very merry Monday if not.

Losing A Furry Friend

Last night I lost my beloved 13-year-old cat Shadow to late-stage liver cancer that was detected much too late.

Words cannot describe how devastated I am. Suffice it to say that Shadow has been my closest companion for more than a decade, and no longer having her around is going to leave a big hole in my heart. With that said, it’s comforting to know that she’s not suffering anymore.

Rest in peace, Shadow. I love you.