So tired….

I ran or walked every day last week and then Sunday came and I just decided to sleep in.  And even though I slept in I still managed to take a nap that afternoon.  And even after taking a nap in the afternoon I went to bed early.  I’m still tired.

Literally ever time I felt the slightest bit of energy yesterday, it lasted a second, and then disappeared.

This is an accurate representation of me yesterday..

so tired

I did do some lawn work yesterday so it wasn’t totally a loss and on Saturday, MacGyver and I went to some estate sales and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby.  Did you know that they have Halloween and Christmas items in stock and on the shelves already?  I’m not kidding.  I mean, it’s June people, JUNE!  What the hell?

you must be kidding

Oh and also, it’s over 90 degrees outside so it’s hard to even fathom that Fall is only 4 months away so quit already you silly retail establishments.  Besides, I haven’t even taken a summer vacation yet!

And seriously, I would love to start today and begin by taking another nap.

How was your weekend?

Maybe it’s Maybelline…

I always wake up around 5:30-5:45 AM, well, not always but most of the time.  Today was no exception.  I got up at 5:40 and piddled around for a bit before deciding to head out for a run.

I checked the weather first.

Did you happen to notice the feels like temperature?  Ahem, 89 degrees!  Ouch.  No worries, I can handle it.  The previous days before heading out it had rained just before I left the house and I was fortunate enough to actually see a rainbow.


Isn’t it beautiful?

This morning there was no rain and the chance of it was only 30% so I felt relatively sure it would be a rain free morning and I headed out the door.

I was wrong.  After only about a mile it started to thunder.  I don’t mind the thunder but typically when you hear thunder, lightning is close and you don’t want to be outside running in the lightning, not here in the lightning capital of the world.

So, I finished running 3 miles and then I walked another half mile back to my house.  By the time I got home the rain was pouring, sideways.

sideways rain

Can you see it?

I don’t really mind the rain, it is definitely making the lawn look fantastic, but the one thing I wish it would do that it hasn’t is wash the damn love bugs off my car.

love bugs escape

The irony is not lost on me….The Love Bugs Escape

They swarm at this time of year and you have to get them off of your car as soon as possible because otherwise they destroy the paint job.  And because they are everywhere right now, I have to wash my car every time I drive it.  It makes staying at home a lot more enticing.

Well, there’s that and the fact that I can stay in my pajamas all day.

Unfortunately yesterday was not a pajama day.  I had an emergency appointment with my dermatologist.  I was positive that a new rash on my nose was skin cancer.

It turns out that sarcoidosis can also affect your skin and my dermatologist believes that is exactly what my rash is, only he called it Lupus Pernio which really had me confused because I do not have Lupus.  He then explained that Lupus Pernio is the term used for the type of sarcoid on my face even though it has nothing to do with the disease Lupus.

I'm thoroughly confused

Well, that’s not confusing!

He said that it may or may not get better without treatment so we’re taking a conservative approach and watching it over the next few weeks.  It’s not really all that noticeable and I can easily hide it with makeup so it doesn’t really bother me and I’m just really glad it wasn’t something that would require a biopsy, because the last little chunk they took out of my leg just recently healed.

Anyway, the point of telling you all of this is so that if you see me out somewhere and I look like this:

makeup party

Don’t judge.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?

Have you had a lot of rain?

Do you use makeup to hide imperfections of do you go makeup free and proudly wear your scars?

Down here in Nokomis where the coyotes roam free.

Hey from Nokomis where we’ve been since Thursday nite.  We’re heading home tonight but we had a lot of things that needed to be done around here so we extended our stay a bit.  I was also able to complete the two night stands that match the dresser I re styled several months ago.

night stand

Now the bedroom feels a little more ‘put together’ and I don’t feel like it’s so hodgepodge.  I love it when things start to look like I imagine them in my head.


Not perfect but getting there….

MacGyver and I went to a few garage sales while we were here as well.  I was pretty excited to find a few great antique pieces at great prices.  We found a large metal container that I thought might have been used for milk back in the day and as it turns out it is the bottom part of an antique milking machine.  It’s pretty awesome and once I figure out what I’m going to do with it, I’ll show it to you.

I also found this beautiful little side table and I am in love with it.

Side Table

I love the cutout on the side, it sort of looks like a tulip..

MacGyver and I hauled off the tree limbs we cut a few weeks ago that have been residing on a trailer in the driveway.   I love going to the dump in Nokomis.  I’ve only been there twice but each time I saw a deer so I was really looking forward to seeing another one.  This time however, there were no deer but we saw a coyote running around in front of the Publix parking lot in the middle of the afternoon.  It was crazy.  And it was fast, too fast for me to get a picture but maybe next time.

With everything going on this week I still managed to run a little every day,  I ran/walked 33 miles last week.  I also lifted weights 5 days and did a core workout 5 days and I can now run 3-4 miles on average without taking a break.

eleven happy dance

Eleven get’s me..

It seems like such a small feat but it feels huge because honestly, I haven’t felt completely healthy in months so I’ll take what I can get and I’ll keep plugging along.

One of the people that I look to for inspiration is Gabe Grunewald.  If you aren’t familiar with Gabe, she’s a professional distance runner who’s been fighting a rare type of cancer since first being diagnosed in 2009.  I was sad to read this morning that Gabe has been moved to a comfort care center for end of life treatment.   Her husband, Justin, shared the news so that anyone who wanted to could send her one last message.

I hate hearing this news.  I really do.  If you want to send Gabe a message via twitter you can do so at @gg_runs and you can also leave a message on her Instagram account.

The purpose of life is to live it, so get on out there and go enjoy your day!