Did you know it was spring break?

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Spring Break

MacGyver and I are in Nokomis.  We drove down to Casey Key and the Venice Inlet yesterday to check out the red tide situation but we’re obviously oblivious and boring because we forgot it is spring break and holy cow, there were people everywhere!

The red tide didn’t seem too bad or at least it wasn’t affect our respiratory systems, as it can do, but supposedly it’s bad right now.  (Red tide is an algae bloom, in case you’re wondering and it can kill sea life and cause all kinds of problems.)

Over the weekend I went to the dollar tree with a friend and ran into another friend and we were all talking about Easter so I decided to buy some things at the dollar tree and make a wreath because I’m random like that.

dollar tree wreath

Not bad for six bucks and 30 minutes of time, huh?

This weekend was the first weekend that I did not hit double digit miles.  At first I was a bit upset with myself but then I realized that I haven’t taken a day off since last week and I ran 44 miles for the week so I really needn’t be so hard on myself.

I also looked at my ‘active’ miles via my motiv ring and they were also pretty high.

Active miles

I’d say that’s more than decent.  I’m happy with it.  I’m patting myself on the back and moving on.

On Saturday MacGyver went to an auction and I went to the grocery store but I got sidetracked by a moving sale.  I only purchased two items but they are sweet.

fiesta ware 1930's

Those are vintage Fiestaware water tumblers.  The original water tumblers from the late 30’s!  I got the red and ivory colors.

Here are the original six:

fiesta

Apparently they are super hard to find so I think I’m pretty lucky to have even two.  They are in really good shape too.  Did I mention they are original?  From the late 30’s?  I did?  Sorry, can’t help myself, they’re awesome!

I also got a new casual dress last week in the mail and I wore it to the grocery store. I love it because it’s perfect to throw on after a workout if I have to go somewhere but it’s comfy and it was also only 15 bucks.  Apparently it’s a nice dress because the butcher came out and told me I looked amazing in it.

new amazing dress

Hank says his track suit is much more amazing than my stupid old dress.

Today MacGyver and I have to go spend some time in the permit office.  We applied for one several weeks ago to replace our windows and the windows are still sitting all over my house because apparently they want more paperwork.  Actually it’s the same paperwork, they just want us to copy it and put it with a new cover sheet and then resubmit it with the other paperwork.

The permit office baffles me.  Can someone find me a shirt that says this?

crazy

 

That way I could just wear it every time I have to go get a permit.

Have a fabulous Monday peeps!

What did you do this weekend?

Those holes in the toes of your running shoes and other tangents

Yesterday I took Hank to the vet again.  I had to leave him there for an hour and a half so that they could run some blood tests.  The vet said that he does not have pancreatitis but he does have hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.  It could have been caused by the antibiotic he was on after surgery or possibly the food I gave him to hide his pills in.  We are almost positive it was one or the other as we ruled everything else out.

Hank at the vet

Where is the nearest exit?

He seems to be doing better but last night as MacGyver and I were putting his pajamas on after changing his bandage we noticed a lump on his backend.  MacGyver feels positive it’s a hernia.  I’m not making any guesses, instead I’m just going to head on up to the vet again today because hey it’s been almost 24 hours and they probably miss us.

sarcasm

Anyway, I’m checking in today because I had a few things to tell you about.  First is this article about running shoes or more precisely holes in the toes of your running shoes.

holes in toes of running shoes

I have many pairs of running shoes that look just like that and by many I mean more than not.  I have always thought that it was either due to uppers that weren’t made well or my toenails were too long but this article from Another Mother Runner explains that there are quite a few reasons you could have holes in the toes of your running shoes and it was surprising to me that it could be due to something completely different than the things I thought caused them.  I found it extremely interesting and I wanted to pass it along.

Another article I read was in Shape magazine this month.  When it came in the mail I was perusing through the articles when lo and behold I saw an article title ‘The Super Nutrient You Need’ and it was all about magnesium!  Do you remember when I told y’all how magnesium has helped stave off migraines for me after my long runs?

Well, this article mentioned how you need more magnesium if you exercise a lot but it went even further and explained how you can figure out exactly how much you need.  It said you need around 310-320 milligrams of magnesium a day but if you exercise add 100 milligrams for every 45 minutes you exercise daily.  I tried to find the article online but was unsuccessful so if you would like to read it, pick up a copy of April’s issue of Shape Magazine.

One more important thing I’ve been meaning to mention, March is MS awareness month.  This is something close to my heart and I wanted to share this video with you.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.

Do you take magnesium?

Do you know anyone who suffers from MS?

A bird and buffalo blue

When did they start naming snow storms and winter storms?  I mean hurricanes have always been given names for as long as I can remember but I never remember winter storms being named before recently. So I googled it and apparently it is a new thing.

blow me

And just an FYI, NOAA doesn’t like it at all.  I have a feeling they would like to have a monopoly on storm names.

Yesterday MacGyver came home with, surprise, another boat.  If one were to actually count that would make four and I pointed this out to him. I don’t remember his exact response but it was something like this:

money for boats and beer

I didn’t say too much because later in the day the UPS man delivered my 7th area rug of the year.  Apparently, I’ve never met an area rug or a throw pillow that I didn’t like and I’m okay with that.

We are heading down to Nokomis tonite.  We haven’t been there since the spider bite and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little fearful.  MacGyver did go down immediately after it happened and bomb the hell out of the house and spray for bugs all around the perimeter but I’m still going to be beyond cautious.

Hank is going to the vet today at 4 and we’re hoping they say they can take out his staples.  The poor little thing has been through so much I would just die if anything else happened.

freakin spider

Hank has also had a sensitive stomach since he started antibiotics after the first surgery.  When he doesn’t feel like eating all of his food I put it up on the island in the kitchen otherwise Boomer will eat it the moment we leave the room.

I’m sitting beside Hank on the sofa and I just watched the bird fly into the kitchen and over to the island and leave with a piece of buffalo blue dog food in his beak, which he is currently pecking and eating.  Guess I’ll have to find another place to put Hanks food.

Woody Jac

Personality galore on this one

Our weather is still lovely here.  I ran another 8 miles this morning.  It was nice and cool and it was one of those runs where you actually enjoy every minute of it.  That never happens.  Seriously, it doesn’t and if anyone ever tells you otherwise, don’t believe them.  It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been running, everybody hates the first few minutes and sometimes, we hate the entire run, but we live for days like today when it feels effortless and that’s what keeps us going.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Did you run today?