Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday = Sleep, Shopping & more Sleep...

I spent most of the day sleeping...
I woke up late. Stayed in bed thinking about sleeping. Did some shopping at Home Depot for a few pending house repairs that I wanted to take care of today. Slept some more. Went grocery shopping at Publix. Cooked dinner. Ate dinner. Slept some more. Did my one mile run. Took a shower. And started this blog post while day (night) dreaming about going back to sleep.

As I stepped outside to do my one mile run I noticed it was starting to rain. Fortunately it was a light gentle rain and I was able to get my run completed without getting soaked...

The run didn't feel great (that's what happens when you have way too much curry shrimp and thai basil quinoa), but it was only a mile and the pace wasn't bad...

I might not have been doing a lot of actual swimming to prepare for my open water swimming event next week (as part of my triathlon relay) but I am taking a few steps to be more mentally prepared for the event. Step one: I wanted to ensure that I would be properly dressed...
(So I ordered my first aquatard today 😊)

How was your Saturday?

Do you enjoy sleeping in on the weekend?

Have you ever done an open water swimming event?

Friday, March 24, 2017

T.G.I.F

The weekend could not have come any faster! It will be a well needed two day break from work because the next two weeks at work will be crazy busy. A good "crazy" but busy nonetheless. I'm tired just thinking about it 🙈 but I'm also really looking forward to it.

Today I started my morning with a two mile run...

Kai had a track meet today that started several hours after I would normally drop her to school so I took advantage of sleeping in a bit and starting my run later...

I also took advantage of running both inside and outside of my complex and created a little "artwork" with my route...
(Doesn't it look like a bird?)

After a busy work day I spent some time applying for some online nursing faculty jobs (I need to make some extra cash as my Berlin trip gets closer) and then I got a frantic call from my daughter letting me know that her phone was stolen at her track meet. So yah... she's not happy. I spent more than a little time trying to track it (which didn't work), and setting up a notification alert in the event that someone tries to use it to connect to the internet (no notifications so far)... 
...and speaking to a representative from the cell phone company to temporarily disconnect the service (until we find it). So the rest of my night will be spent trying to reassure my teenage daughter that the world hasn't come to an end because she doesn't have her phone. Sigh.

How was your Friday?

What are your weekend plans?

Have you ever lost your phone or had it stolen?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Snack Attack...

I'm a snacker. I could snack on food all day plus have my three meals a day (including my morning coffee). Cause let's be honest... food = joy 😊. I used to be on the "diet all day" plan. Meaning, I was always trying something to loose weight. Always. And granted, I've been in the 5 to 10 lbs over my "ideal body weight" range for a while now, the reality is that I stay in that range because food tastes yummy. I'm also an emotional eater (with LOTS of feelings), and since Jesus allowed for the creation of cashew milk ice cream, it would be a sin to not show appreciate for this creation on a regular basis...

Today I had to live without the ice cream from heaven so I snacked on other things...
(These chips keep me happy while I stay away from flour for the rest of Lent)

(When I need my chocolate fix)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Numbers (v. 3.22)...

Today marks Day 81 of my running and blogging streak...
The hardest part of doing a streak is trying to cram 30 hours of stuff to do into a 24 hour day. The more "mandatory" things on my daily agenda the more I haven't had as much time for the "non-mandatory but equally important" fun things like, catching up on my shows on Hulu and jigsaw puzzles and sleep. Ok, sleep is mandatory but I really haven't been getting enough (despite moving my morning runs to the evening). 

Today's evening run was at a 10:08 min/mile pace; which is closer to my goal so I felt pretty happy with it...


With today's run I added 1 more mile to my 2017 running mileage for a current total of: 193.5 miles. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Another Mile, Another Minute...

So apparently my sub-10 min/mile pace stayed on vacation in Jamaica. The two runs I've done since I've been back (yesterday and today) have been progressively slower. Monday's mile...

Today's two miles...
(I decided to add another mile to this run since I added another minute to my pace)

There never seems to be a real rhyme or reason to why some of my runs are slower and some are "fast" (for me). Although, the common theme among the runs this week is that I'm tired and really not getting a good night's sleep. I'm also a little stressed out about non-running related things so I'm sure that doesn't help (as much as running is supposed to be an escape from life's stress, sometimes the stress doesn't help your running).