On the gym front, I suppose I should re-start logging my gym routine. I've been fairly good about going something like Monday-Friday-Sunday... Sort of. I think actually reporting it will keep me a little more honest, so...
Thursday: Went to the gym: 10 minutes and 150 cal on the cable rowing machine. 3x13x60lbs on the pec fly (I feel like I could go up to 70 lbs). 3x13x80lbs on the lat pull-down (a recent increase). 3x13 hanging curls on the Roman Chair (with some side pikes thrown in for fun). 3x12x40lbs bar-bell curls. Some assorted free weights.
Writing: The pollen count here has been really bad, so The Family has been taking two- and three-day trips to the coast. This has been good for writing... but never quite as good as I hope it will be.
I got a rejection Wednesday night and it really bugged me more that it should have -- the market is one of the 25 hardest market to break into, and... it still bugged me because I thought the market and my writing style were a good fit (unlike another market I could name...).
I spoke with a writer friend about finishing stories and she said, A) try to trick your inner editor by putting someone else's name on the by-line, B) write more than one ending / write a bad ending and then go back and fix it, C) mwah-ha-ha! you've got some unfinished stories? You should see the stack of 'em at my house.
I did go back to one manuscript I'd stopped working on last winter; I can see one problem is that I put too many elements into a short story, and simplifying by taking out the un-needed ghost will help. The prose is actually not bad, or at least not hopeless. Now I just have to polish up the ending.