Steph and I joined Lindsay, Kevin, and Debby at You Jam! It was a lot of fun, and I got a decent workout from it. We did a lot of dancing, then we decided to go to lunch at a place nearby Kevin’s house. It was Malaysian food and was pretty tasty. We of course got Thai ice tea, young coconuts, and the roti with the peanut sauce. It was all tasty, and they had particularly good tofu.
Michael got back in town yesterday so this morning we went to the gym at Stanford to work out. We had a good set of arms, and then went back to our places. He came over for lunch and I gave him some of the left over tom yom and curry. He really liked both, and he also was impressed with the state of the game.
I introduced Michael to squash after our workout this morning. We went to Stanford gym and worked out there instead of at Reach, then we played squash upstairs. He started to understand how the game is played at the end of the 4th game. If we are to play a few more times I think he’d be a bit of a challenge. I would really like to play more squash anyway.
I’m probably not going to post every single time I have a workout with Michael, and in this post I’ll cover 2. Yesterday we went for a long bike ride to Steph’s work and back. She left her phone at my place, so I thought I’d deliver it as well as get some exercise. Michael and I took the long way around on the way there, and went through a lot of chopped granite while we were at it. My hands were hurting by the end of it from all the vibration. We chose the much nicer paved routes on the way back, as going through all that chopped granite again wasn’t something we were looking forward to. We got to take some trails I hadn’t been on before, like the ones around Palo Alto airport. There is a little raised ridge that goes along there, where you have to watch for planes as they take off and land.
This morning we went to Reach and had a good time of it. I was still hurting from Monday, so I didn’t perform as well as would be liked. I am glad I’m doing these exercised and will have to keep them up. It hurts so much, but feels really good at the same time.
This morning was my second workout with Michael and it was hard. I am going to be really feeling it tomorrow. It took an hour and a half, and we didn’t take many long breaks. I was having a good time, and we got to talk about a good bit of interesting stuff. I really enjoy having someone that I can talk to at a higher level and they enjoy it. Not many people like to philosophize openly and at the level Michael does, and I find it very interesting and refreshing when his arguments and points are based on reality and not prejudice or bias. I plan to make these morning workouts a common thing, and I’m feeling good even though I am tired and sore.
I decided that if I’m going to act on what I believe a good way to start would be to work out with Michael in the mornings. I went yesterday morning and it was really intense. I don’t work out normally besides squash, climbing, and riding my bike. I am really feeling it this morning in my back, chest, and arms. I’m going to have to make this a regular thing.
Today was the closest set of games yet. Nima can still outlast me, but I was able to get really good placement on the third and fourth games to take them. The overall was 2-3 in Nima’s favor. I talked to Andrew and he might play some Squash with me, and I’m still hoping to get Chris to join me.