Priorities, Running, Botox and eating only potatoes for a year!

Let me explain.  I needed a little break from myself so I took a brief hiatus from the blog.  Just a few days but I needed it.  I was a little stressed trying to get all of my actual work caught up so that MacGyver and I can get packed up and go down to Nokomis for the holidays and it occurred to me that sometimes I take on too much and I need to prioritize a bit better.  Okay, a lot better.

priorities

 

For some reason I can have two huge projects looming over my head and both may be only hours away from completion but I am convinced that if I don’t stop everything and clean my house from top to bottom that somehow the world will end.  It will end.

Everything will come crashing down around me, it will rain hell fire, and people will drop like flies because there is dust on my coffee table and cracker crumbs in the lazy boy.  We are all doomed and it’s all my fault.  (Actually it’s MacGyver’s fault because he ate the crackers and then fed them to the dogs to get them on his side because he’s convinced they like me more than him.)

Hank loves mommy

I need this phone beside me in case my Mommy calls!

 

Anyway Tuesday I pushed through and mostly finished those two projects and then yesterday I got most of the holiday things done, in fact, I finished a bit early and so I treated myself to a Groupon that I had purchased earlier in the year.  The Groupon was for dysport, which is similar to botox injections, and if you’ve read my blog or you know me then you may know that I get them to help me with my migraines.

I have never tried dysport before and since my insurance only pays for two injections of botox per year when I saw the Groupon for dysport I was intrigued and I bought it, but that was quite a while ago so I had to use it or lose it and yesterday was the day.

In all the times that I’ve had botox injections, I’ve always been told not to lay down or exercise for 4-12 hours afterward so I was expecting the same but they told me not to exercise or do anything that would cause my face to get red for 24-48 hours after the injection.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

I was kind of surprised by that.  I’m not sure what the difference between dysport and botox is.  They feel the same.  It’s not a huge difference aesthetically since I get them for migraines but since I bought this one on a Groupon, I had some units left over and I decided to use them on some fine lines.  Goodbye crow’s feet!

(Not really, now they look like chicken feet in sugar sand.)

That waiting 24-48 hours thing though, I just couldn’t do it.  I researched it online and mostly it said 4-24 hours.  And well, this morning it was a balmy 53 degrees here.  C’mon, FIFTY THREE!  I live for that kind of weather.

And so I ran.

Six miles.  I didn’t really sweat.  It was quite comfortable and I didn’t push it, not that I have been anyway.  Yes, I am a rebel, without a clue.  Whatever.  The injection site still looks great.  No harm and no headache, it’s a win, win.

I’ve also been avoiding my favorite news sites lately since all anyone seems to want to write, talk or read about are ‘Rob and Blac Chyna’ or ‘Christina and Tarek El Moussa’ and I just really don’t care about either.

I did manage to find two stories that did interest me though and I wanted to share them with you.  The first is this one about running and your knees. I cannot wait to show this one to MacGyver.

kneesThe jury is still out on this study but it’s one to definitely follow.  Click on the image above to read the article.

Also, have you heard about the potato dude?  Spud guy?  The tater dude?  Tater tot?  Andrew Taylor?

Spudfit.com

 

This guy from Australia who’s struggled with his weight his entire life finally decides to do something about it but what he decides to do is an unorthodox and quite unusual diet consisting of, you guessed it, only potatoes.

Click on the spud dude above to read all about him on his site.  It’s super interesting.

And I’ll be back tomorrow with a review so if you need a suggestion for a great last minute fitness gadget, I think I have your solution!

Would you go on a potato diet?

Have you ever had botox or dysport?

16 Miles and the last minute blues

Can you believe that Christmas is this weekend?

Christmas Wonder

I feel like I’m ready but then I don’t.  I mean the presents have been purchased and the ones that need to be mailed have been mailed but you know what happens is this.  Every year I get everything done about a week to ten days before Christmas and then as luck would have it, bam, I gen inundated with thousands of emails from obviously well-meaning merchants who obviously have my best interest at heart.

“Dear Flower, there’s still time for those last minute gifts.  Don’t worry if you didn’t get that special gift for that certain someone, we’ve got what you’re looking for and we can get it to you in time.”

And then I start freaking out and thinking that maybe I didn’t get enough presents.  Maybe I didn’t buy the right things.  Maybe I need to buy more.  Maybe I need to exchange things.  Maybe I need to find some more time to shop, what time does that sale end?  When is the cut off for free shipping?  Will it be delivered on time?

shopping stress

I need to just finish all my work by the week before Christmas and then shut down my email until the day after.

MacGyver and I were in Nokomis over the weekend and I ran a total of 16 miles on the Legacy Trail, the most important of which was my long run on Saturday, a total of 8 miles!  It was lovely.  Absolutely lovely.  And in case you’re wondering, no migraines.

I hope all of my future long runs continue on like this…..

I’ll catch up more a bit later.  In the meantime, I have to finish all my work and do a ton of last minute shopping I didn’t realize I needed to do!

Do those last minute shopping emails get you too?

Friday from Nokomis

We are in Nokomis at the Vacation house for a long weekend although I will actually be doing work while we’re here because I’m obviously a masochist or boring or both.

totally me

Yesterday at lunch time I quickly ran over to the postal place to mail off some packages to Tennessee and Virginia so they’d arrive in time for Christmas.  I figured with 10 days of time ground shipping should be no problem but apparently the post office is mega expensive and the postal store said FedEx was my best option of one of the packages and priority mail on the other.  Anywho, I walked out of there seventy one dollars poorer and I don’t even know how.

what the hell happened

I’m positive I told the girl I was in no hurry for the packages to arrive in two days.  I’m even more positive I said I didn’t want to spend a fortune.  And I know I said I that I was perfectly fine with snail mail or ground shipping.

I was dupped and I didn’t even see it coming.

I have three more packages to mail today.  The most important of which are the kids because it’s not only his Christmas presents but also his birthday presents so the third package well, I might just return that gift and send a damn gift card.  I’m not paying anymore jacked up charges.  That’s ridiculous.

We had a brief cold front blow in this morning.  It was just cool enough that Hank allowed me to put his cute little sweater on.

Hanky

Mostly, he tolerated it.  But how cute is that sweater!  It only lasted an hour.  He’s back to his ‘Naught is the new nice’ shirt.

That’s it for me, I’m off for a quick run and then on to some work.

What are your plans for the weekend?

Anyone mailing packages this year?