Back in July and August I mentioned my recent lower back injury with sciatica down my left leg. I've seen some improvement in my numbness on my foot via some customized pilates physical therapy. I'll know more after I complete the total of 10 sessions (5 1on1; 5 group). I'm working hard to avoid surgery.
I recently picked up a Philips Hue starter kit that came with two bulbs and hub for our master bedroom. The main reason was to get less "blue light" 1-2 hours before heading to bed. There are a lot of positive health and sleep reasons for reducing blue light before going to bed (Harvard Medical School.) So far it seems to be working well with the Google Home & Google WIFI system we have working at home and the Hue app is pretty easy to use also.
My favorite band - CHVRCHES - played a show for Jimmy Kimmel and I was able to attend. Several videos of the performance can be found on YouTube: Video#1, Video#2, & Video#3. It was very cool to hang out with other CHVRCHES Fan Podcast friends and I managed to get a picture with the band after the show.
We also had another wonderful couple of days camping at San Elijo State Beach.
My next Sprint Triathlon (500-m swim, 15-km bike, & 5-km run) will be September 16, 2018.
My niece Haley is marrying Alex at the end of the month!
Speaking about reducing "blue light" I've also turned on the reduce blue light options on all my devices from sunset to sunrise. I've been sleeping much better the last couple of weeks since doing this blue light reduction and not having any caffeine after 3-pm in the afternoon. I got these ideas to try out via Kevin Rose's podcast on the topic of sleep with Professor Mathew Walker.
Quote I'm Thinking About
“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” — C.S. Lewis