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Grace Conyers
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A workaholic addicted to science, technology and teaching.
A workaholic addicted to science, technology and teaching.

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Winter scenery near Kuhmo, Finland (© Ville Heikkinen/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
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Newport Aquarium with the family and some students from the area.
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Newport Aquarium was pretty cool. It's small, so it was a great family trip with three little ones that can't hack an all day type of trip. Only took us a few hours to meander through it.
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Also, this is totally my new breakfast. It's two eggs with a third of a zucchini, sliced, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, and paprika. Microwave the zucchini for a few seconds, then add the eggs when they're done.

It's about 182 calories, which seems to be more than enough to keep me going for quite awhile. (Thanks, protein!)
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I had a moment of pride today. In that moment I was able to do 3 sets of 10 squats without pain for the first time in 5 years.

A bit of background on this and why it's a big #fitness win for me. I broken my knee and got a bit of shrapnel caught under the kneecap over a decade ago. It wasn't too big of a deal as long as I was active and healthy.

But, I didn't stay active and healthy. Sometime while working on my undergrad I broke my feet. I got lazy there after and focused on my work and getting decent grades. I gained excessive weight (duh) from this "I'll do it later" mindset as I continued to focus on school.

5 years ago I graduated. I lacked the excuse of passing classes and working 40 hours a week, so I started to work out. I hurt all over, and I often failed. I was pissed that I couldn't do basic things.

Things like squats.

So, I walked a lot. My feet hurt from that (duh. Broken feet + too much weight = plantars faciitis). I kept at it in lame fits and spurts. Then, I picked up some resistance bands and started to work on some core movements. Every day for 3 months.

Today, that has culminated in me being able to do 3 sets of 10 normal squats with good form without pain.

Today starts a new chapter in this fitness journey. Today I feel like a badass that is more committed than ever to reduce the damage I did.
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Google Stylised tortoises. These guys are at Newport Aquarium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Pulling dumb faces at the camera when I can't remember what I'm supposed to be talking about. >.>
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Life clinging on in November. It makes me think more profoundly about the thoughts going through my brain. Thoughts that I'd share with a few good friends over tea, but only after I hear yours first.
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Picked up a new shipment of chemicals today. These came from a high school lab that condensed and shut down. There's a lot of cool things in here from expensive labs ($80 a boxed kit) to hydroquinone, an additive used in the health industry to lighten dark spots on the skin. I even found stoppered bottles that used ground glass to keep the stoppers sealed and tiny jars with toxic chemicals (used as catalysts).

I'm so excited for our students. They are going to get a whole new experience as they learn to do chemistry at home and in the labs. Most of these (as long as you don't drink them) are perfectly safe to use in the kitchen.

Which gave me the idea to take one bottle at a time to talk about what it is and how to use it safely. Looking forward to making more science videos soon!
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