First post injury run with an epic message in the sky!

Yesterday I went to work with MacGyver and the most awesome thing happened….I didn’t want’ to kill him. I know. It was insane. But seriously, how can you have a bad work day with views like this:

Water Views

St. Pete, Florida

Epic, isn’t it?

We were working in Vina Del Mar which is close to Pasadena in St. Petersburg. MacGyver replaced some sliding doors and a few panes of glass. My job was to bring tools and sweep up the dust. I swept a lot. I didn’t mind. Sadly, sweeping is fun to me. Yeah, I know, I’m that girl.

There was a white heron that followed me around the entire day. Imagine that, birds following me around, crazy, right?

Florida White Heron

After we finished the job MacGyver took me to lunch at a neat little restaurant on the water. The food was great but the scenery was spectacular.

Sea Critters

Restaurant view

The best part about working with MacGyver is that he doesn’t mind stopping at Garage Sales on the way to, and from work, which makes me pretty happy. Yesterday we scored the best papasan chair for Boomer and he obviously loves it because he slept in it all night long.

Boomers new chair

And now let me tell you about the best thing ever.

This morning was my scheduled day to go running again after a week off. I was a bit apprehensive because my hips are not at 100% but I also know that without tons of strength training they won’t be at 100% for a while. So, I decided to just go out really slow and play it by ear.

I scheduled 3 miles and I promised myself that I would be good to myself and not push it.

Florida Running Blogs

And that’s exactly what I did. I felt tight and any time I tried to lengthen my stride it felt a bit uncomfortable, so I kept it slow and easy. I won’t lie, I had to quiet my inner voice and tell myself not to push it and it was hard.

Isn’t it funny how you struggle with your head a bit more than your body at times?

Anyway, I ran 3.1 miles this morning. I ran slow but I was grateful to be able to run. It was the perfect way to start the day. And then most epic thing appeared in the sky afterwards and I wanted to share it with you:

Sky Writing

What’s the best thing that happened to you this morning?

What I’ve been doing this weekend…

With no long run on the weekends I’ve got lots of spare time on my hands. I’m trying to be productive instead of dangerous, and here’s what’s going on so far:

Re-stocking of the gumballs:

Gumballs

Gumballs are a necessity in this house.

I’ve been playing with Chopsticks, my Wood Stork. He comes to visit daily and we’re pretty tight now. The dogs are not really all that thrilled with him, go figure.

Wood Stork

I refinished a very cool garage sale find in record time:

Before

After

I’ve been hanging with MacGyver, going to more garage sales, all while elevating my legs:

Garage Saling

Posing the dogs with various props and generally annoying the hell out of them:

Posing my dogs

Having Breakfast at my favorite restaurant, the Frog Pond:

The Frog Pond

And eating way too much of not so healthy food, my bad:

Lots of bad calories

(The chocolate chip pancake is to die for, trust!)

And shopping a little or a lot, (it depends on your definition of little or a lot)….while rockin my Chuck’s:

Chucks

Tomorrow, I’m going to work with MacGyver because I’m obviously bored, why else would I agree to such a stupid thing?

I’m obviously going nuts and need to start running soon…..

How’s your weekend going?

It’s Funny Friday!

Happy Friday!

I’m still not running. I thought I would just go ahead and throw that out there in case you’re wondering. What I am doing is watching far too many home improvement shows and eating far too much ice cream. It looks pretty much like this lately:

But at least it’s warm here and we don’t have to worry about bad weather like snow, even though it’s supposed to be the best ‘texture’ to run in according to this person:

I am sort of worried though because I never take a lot of time off from running. Except for my Achilles injury which happened ages ago, I never take off more than a few days. I’m a little worried that when I am ready to run again, it might go something like this:

I’m seriously going to work on my running form because I think if I can improve it just a little, I can avoid any future injuries. I’m thinking this guy has the perfect form:

The absolute worst part of being injured is that I have this new outfit to run in and I don’t want to wear it unless I can do a long run or wear it in a race. Do you do that to? Or is it just me? This is the outfit:

cute running clothes

Cute, right? And I cannot wait until I can run again because I’m almost positive, I’ll get a reaction like this:

Oh Gurl

Now tell me this, do you save your new running clothes for special occasions or just wear them anytime, even when you aren’t running?

Do you like my new outfit?

Do you think Strong is the new Beautiful? I do!