One fat geek's attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

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When Someone Asks You If You Want To Be Queen of the Universe, You Say Yes

When Someone Asks You If You Want To Be Queen of the Universe, You Say Yes

Good news: my floppy right arm is less floppy today. It's still not back to full strength, and I am still avoiding any heavy lifting with it, but it is definitely improving. I see both my primary doctor and the chiropractor tomorrow, so hopefully that will go well. My intention is to avoid push ups for the remainder of the week, and then ease back into it if things continue to improve. Which means I will be starting back up with it just as I am starting up with the last Doctor in this ridiculous project. How cool is that?

But Eleven still has a bit more life left in him, so let's talk about that.

I once spent a hell of a long time trying to get a gobby Australian to Heathrow Airport

I once spent a hell of a long time trying to get a gobby Australian to Heathrow Airport

I saw a chiropractor today related to my floppy right arm, and it seems to have helped. I see them again on Wednesday, along with my primary doctor. I am deliberately holding off on any more strength training for several more days to give it all time to settle. But hopefully by this time next week I will be back on top of things. So that's nice.

As for Doctor Who, today's episode would have fit very comfortably in the Holmes/Hinchcliffe era of the show, which is pretty cool. So let's talk about that.

Kira is Kitty, and They're Both Clio

Kira is Kitty, and They're Both Clio

In the theatrical production I am currently in, the plot revolves around the Greek muse Clio who had previously disguised herself as a southern belle named Kitty, and is now disguising herself as an Australian named Kira. There is a moment where my character talks about all three in one sentence. I thought of that moment during today's episode of Doctor Who when the Doctor finally explains to Clara that he had already met her twice previously in different eras.

So let's talk about that.

Ignorance is... what's the opposite of bliss? Carlisle. Ignorance is Carlisle.

Ignorance is... what's the opposite of bliss? Carlisle. Ignorance is Carlisle.

I had a few days last week where I skipped push-ups because my shoulder was hurting. A few days ago I had a massage therapist work on that area, and the good news is he was able to really loosen it up. The bad news is that now my right arm is unusually weak. Yesterday I could barely manage fifty push-ups, and today I got to sixty. It feels like I am essentially doing one-handed push-ups with my left arm, and my right arm is just kind of tagging along. I don't know what that is about, I may have to do some more physical therapy or massage there. It just feels so weird, after so much time of just knocking out a hundred in four sets with minimal struggle (and even then, only in the last ten or so), to now feel like I am fighting right from the first one.

But this was never meant to be about strength training, it's all about time spent on the treadmill watching Doctor Who, and that I did today. Let's talk about it.

Hair, shoulder pads, nukes. It's the Eighties. Everything's bigger.

Hair, shoulder pads, nukes. It's the Eighties. Everything's bigger.

As I might have previously mentioned, I am currently in rehearsal for a stage production of Xanadu which opens two weeks from tonight. I am completely emersed in 80's music and pop culture, which also happens to be exactly when I was a teenager so it's all very nostalgic for me. That being the case, today's episode - set in 1983 - fit my mood perfectly.

So let's talk about that.

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax, of Cabbages and Kings

Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax, of Cabbages and Kings

So the whole thing that derailed me yesterday? It kept me up half the night and even led to body horror stress nightmares. If you are reading this, Michael Montoure, I have a story idea for you involving tongues and parasites. So that's nice. The good news is, the issue finally got resolved by lunchtime today and all is good with the world. So the second half of the day was lovely and stress free, and wrapped up with glitter and roller disco and healthy dose of Mister Cellophane.

I will say this, though, today's Doctor Who treadmill viewing very certainly belonged right there in the unpleasant half of the day. So let's talk about that.

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Oh lordy, the Time Treadmill kicked by butt this morning. I started doing my push-ups and immediatly though, huh, maybe I could just do twenty five today...? But I pushed my way through it and got all hundred done, got on the treadmill, and holy cow was it a battle to go the entire fifty five minutes. If it weren't for the fear of disappointing you, my dear imaginary readers, I might not have made it.

Good evening. I'm a Lizard Woman from the Dawn of Time, and this is my wife.

Good evening. I'm a Lizard Woman from the Dawn of Time, and this is my wife.

What better way to start of a Monday morning in June than to celebrate Christmas? Yeah, these rapid-fire holiday specials are really getting disconcerting. I skipped pushups this morning, mostly because I have a muscle in my right shoulder that is tweaked. I am going to see a massage therapist on Wednesday, so hopefully I can get that sorted out.

But I dd also put in my treadmill time, so let's talk about that.

What's wrong with four seconds? You can do loads in four seconds.

What's wrong with four seconds? You can do loads in four seconds.

This is going to be brutally brief, as I expect many of these posts will be for the next two months. I started rehearsal for a new show and I need to be completely off book by Sunday, so I need to go memorize like crazy. That doesn't mean I am skimping on treadmill time, though. I put in my hundred pushups and fifty five minutes. By God I am going to see this ridiculous project through to the end.

So let's talk about today's surprise debut.

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