Two double digit days and the workout that killed my legs.


On Friday afternoon MacGyver called me from the bar where he was having a drink with our friend Scott.  That never happens, but since it did, when he asked me to come meet them, I did.

meeting

I’m there!

After a few drinks and no dinner I had the brilliant idea that we should all go to the races.  So, we went home to get ready and MacGyver called to see when they started.  Only they didn’t because there were no races that night.

Anyway, one thing led to another and by the end of the night it was decided that we would go to the races in Bradenton on Saturday.  Then Saturday happened and I said nah.  Instead I did this,

Running ten miles

I had planned on doing 15 miles but it was supposed to rain all day Sunday according to the weather forecast and my lawn has been seriously neglected.  That’s why I spent the next six hours raking leaves and pulling out dead plants and I’d love to show you pictures of how beautiful everything looks except it doesn’t.  I have at least 10 or 11 more days before it looks even decent!

raking leaves

Pretty much my life right now….

In my life the kid swinging into the leaves is actually just the wind from the bajillion cold fronts we get every week.  It’s nice for running but hella annoying when it comes to the lawn.

Anywho, raking leaves and squatting down for six hours to pull weeds is apparently a work out because the next morning my legs were SORE!  Does that count for strength training because it should.  Did I mention how sore I am?

I didn’t let that stop me though because on Sunday morning, I did this,

run another 10 miles

Booyah!

Two days of double digits.  Not bad.  That brought my total running miles for the week to 40.  Walking miles 4, biking 3.  Strength training, 0, yoga, 0.  Leave raking and pulling weeds, 6 hours.  I’m counting it!

The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out at home avoiding all forms of infected human life and by that I mean prolonging the days until MacGyver and I eventually catch the dreaded flu.

Me and Hank

Not if I can help it.  I’m hiding out with Hank.  I’ll catch up with you after flu season is over.

How was your weekend? 

Did you run?

Do you like yard work?

4 thoughts on “Two double digit days and the workout that killed my legs.

  1. Heck yeah that counts as a work out. However those muscles are worked doesn’t matter! 🙂

    I’m still chugging along working on three good miles. Looked at a house and going to put in an offer. It’s close to one of the lakes so I’m excited about the possibility of running around it. It’s not the beach but close (ocean=beach in my mind).

  2. So weird that you are talking yard work when there is nothing but mounds of snow around here….to this day location/weather/temps still amaze me.

    (How just hours can make a difference in how we dress/what we do/and MY attitude….give me sun and warmth any day for a smile!)

    • I forget sometimes that it’s actually still winter and people have snow on the ground. I am amazed by anyone who survives or actually thrives in that kind of weather. If it goes below 40 I will still run but then I hibernate. I’m all about the sun. 🙂

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