My date on Saturday went pretty well. Awkward, weird and proved once and for all that neither of us should get nowhere near ice skates ever again. Seriously, I'm still nursing my ribcage after experiencing band scattering firsthand. I had a really good time and I hope she didn't lie when telling me the same. We are talking daily for hours since I asked her out, so I'm going to assume that it's the case. Next date will be on Friday.
My research assignment is 'nearly' concluded. After my breakthrough, from about two weeks or so ago, I managed to breeze through all cases but one: using a concept of homotopy show the virial theorem holding for certain forms of Hamiltonians emerging from previous proofs and combine all of that together. I can't find a good place to start that one, it's one of those situations in mathematics where it's just so fucking obvious that it holds, but making it formal is going to be a pain in the arse. Hence the quotes around 'nearly', after going through some more formal proofs and papers the method itself seems to elude me. It does not help that a professor who's supposed to guide me leaves me only some cryptic analogies. I honestly don't know if he wants me to do it all truly independently or simply can't give a fuck about my assignment at this point. If it's the latter, then I know who's not gonna be on my co-author list if this paper will prove to be publishable. :/
Driving lessons are pretty cool, although still on a closed course. Everything seems to distract me the moment I sit behind the wheel.
Lastly, a bit of a request: do you know some good methods of dealing with leg pain? My feet and calves have this annoying painful tingling to them. I'm not overtrained, it's almost definitely not related to weight (BMI = 18.9) and I didn't have any cramps in over a month. Keeping my legs warm(er) actually makes it worse.