I went to the gym last night - the first time since last Wednesday, though I had some exercise on the intervening days - and lifted. I tried 90 pounds on the barbell (45 pounds on each end, plus the barbell weighs 45 pounds, so 135 pounds total) and did two sets of 15 squats, after which I was tired. So I guess that was a good weight for me. Will stick with that until it doesn't make me tired any more, then go up, assuming I build enough muscle that can happen. I also did a couple of weight machines (Seated Row, Chest Press) while waiting for my turn with the racks, and increased my weight on those, too, though I didn't strive too hard because I was saving energy for the squats. Then I did 20 minutes of cardio at a high resistance on the elliptical.
Starting packing for the two conferences. I cleaned out my suitcase, sprayed it with Febreze (it didn't smell bad, just closed-up), and started collecting items that need to go, mostly the small random things like my calcium supplements, antihistamines, earplugs. I also chose jewelry and makeup, making sure I had the stuff I'll need for the two semi-formal events I'll be attending at RWA. The Passionate Ink party theme is "Burlesque," so I decided that called for bright, wacky eyeshadow and possibly glitter cream. The Harlequin party theme is "black and white," which is not a problem for a choral singer with scads of formal black clothing and jewelry as well.
Not sure what I'll pack tonight. Possibly toiletries. I know this sounds pathetic, but it's an energy thing. I don't have many spoons. Doing a bit at a time is the way I can manage right now. And manage I will.