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Brooks Adrenaline GTS Running Shoes

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Home Office Desktop, circa June 2021

Artemide Microlight by Ernesto Gismodi, founder of Artemide Group, who sadly passed away in January 2021. Glass coasters by Country Road. Mionix Alioth desk pad. Kinesis mechanical keypad with custom SA Dasher numpad keycaps by Signature Plastics. Kinesis contoured keyboard Model 100. I have two Model 100s in my collection; both are functional but this…

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Recovering From a Back Sprain

I sprained my back two weeks ago, probably from excessive rowing. My last row (72 minutes) was on October 7, 2020, after which the low back pain was too severe for me to do any exercise. In addition to the pain, the back was as stiff as a board from muscle spasm, presumably of the…

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Gastroenterology Appointment on October 21, 2020: Normal Blood Tests

My full blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein were all normal in October 2020.

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My PSA Is Normal

My prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level was normal on October 1, 2021.

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Stopped Regularly Eating German Rye Sourdough Bread

I stopped eating German rye sourdough bread on August 30, 2020, after three consecutive orders (about 10 days’ worth) were filled with product that was noticeably lighter, which made me think they had changed the recipe. Perhaps too much wheat flour and/or yeast were added. The bread tasted different and was less dense and softer….

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Kombucha Is Not for Me

In an effort to improve my sense of well-being, I tried kombucha for the first time two weeks ago. The results were not as I had expected. Drinking only about 150 ml per day, I felt fine on the first two days, but on Day 3, I experienced a distinctly depressed mood. Because nothing else,…

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Change in Workout and a New Strava Personal Record

In the past few months, and until three days ago, my exercise routine had mainly consisted of running or rowing. The duration of my workouts had been climbing steadily, and it reached a point where I was doing one of these activities (rowing or running) for about 85 minutes at one sitting. The penalty for…