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Goals for my convalescence

I have surgery tomorrow, bringing a natural end to my q1 workout goal (even though I fell short: I did only 18 instead of 24 workouts in the first 8 weeks of 2018). I'm not supposed to exercise for 6 weeks, and I'll be taking three weeks off from everything, including work.

Some people have asked me, "Whoa! What are you going to do for three weeks at home?" Or more pointedly, "What do you plan to get done in your time off?" I admit I've sometimes thought of it that way myself: "Wow, three weeks off! I could draft a novel! I could get weeks and weeks ahead in Frugal Bagel posts! I could draw a comic! I could write an app! I could do so much!" And I could - if I had three random weeks off of sound body and mind. But this isn't a staycation. I'll be recovering from major surgery, and even though it's hard for me to imagine now, while I'm feeling well, healing is hard work.

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