29.5, 15, 1, 518 and 9,000,002

29.5 That’s the amount of miles that I ran last week.  I ended up with a total of 32.5 but I walked three miles on Thursday so technically I’m still under 30 for the week.  I’m not upset about though because I ran 10.5 miles on Saturday on the Legacy Trail and it was epic.

epic

Okay I will.

Double digits sure feels nice.  It’s not something I can accomplish every day but I’ll take it once a week all day long, I’m still excited about it, in case you couldn’t tell.  I also ran 5 more on Sunday.  Fifteen.  Fifteen is my weekend total of miles run.

After my long run on Saturday I still had a lot of energy so I decided to build a fire pit at the new house.  One fire pit.  It turned out pretty sweet if I do say so myself but then so did my last one.  I think I missed my calling.  Is there a career in fire pit building? I would nail that job.

my fire pit

One.  That’s also the number of Christmas trees that I put up in the Nokomis house and it’s the number of nutcrackers but the nutcracker is rather large.  I got him at a garage sale for 4 bucks, score!

The tree is one that I’ve had for a million years and it has definitely seen better days but I dressed it up anyway and sat in in a galvanized bin and I think it looks all right.

christmas tree

..by next year it may look just like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

Nine.  That’s the number of Sheepshead that MacGyver caught while I was running and building the fire pit.  Sheepshead are fish that have the most beautiful teeth ever.  They seriously look like they just visited the dentist for a cleaning.  It’s uncanny and unfair.  We should have at least two rows of perfect teeth!

Sheepshead teeth

SMILE!

But beyond that they taste delicious.  Seriously delicious.  I would know because that’s what we had for dinner last night.  I would eat like that every night if I could.  I’m not even kidding.

518.  That’s the amount of active minutes I racked up on my Motiv ring this week, the most ever by the way.  Probably all from chasing Hank around.

9,000,002. That’s the amount of times that Hank escaped and ran out of the house and took a field trip around the new neighborhood.  It’s also the same amount of times I had to chase his little ass.

Hanky Doo

I ain’t even sorry about it lady, you need the steps.

That’s it, my weekend by the numbers.

Let’s do something fun, tell me something about your week and use a number.

TV’s, Miles and Chainsaws, a weekend update.

My computer is driving me insane. It is so damn slow that I can literally click to open an email, go get a cup of coffee, come back and then maybe, just maybe, the email will have opened. But probably not.

slow computer

And today of all days is flippin Cyber Monday. I need my computer! Not that I didn’t shop over the holiday weekend because I definitely did. Not so much on Friday though because MacGyver and I have a tradition and it happens a few hours after our Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s called TV after Turkey Thursday.

TV Thursday

For the last three years MacGyver and I have battled the crazies at Walmart in order to score that coveted prize of a new TV. The first year we bought one, last year three, and this year we scored two Sharp 55” 4K smart TV’s.

No, we don’t actually need them but we just love a good bargain. Come to think of it though, I should have been looking for a new computer.

Over the weekend I managed to run 13.5 miles, 9 on Saturday and 4.5 on Sunday. I’m not gonna lie, those nine miles on Saturday were hard towards the end but I got it done. I didn’t stop once and afterwards, I did NOT get a migraine. Progress. I can feel the fitness level rising.

Define runningI also decorated over the weekend and I say over the weekend because it took a total of two full days and I’m still not finished. I may decide to keep it low key this year and stop at three trees, or not.

over decorating
There is something so addicting about all those lights…and clearly, I need to visit an over-decorators anonymous meeting before I duplicate that madness.

I wasn’t able to decorate my backyard because I needed to finish trimming back some trees and I have been waiting on MacGyver to do that since, forever. But now I can do it myself because late Saturday he gave me one of my Christmas presents early.

chainsaw
The ban has been lifted and I am now using power tools again. I can’t wait to get out into the backyard and trim those trees. I also have a pretty good idea about what I can do with my computer if it doesn’t speed up soon!

How was your weekend? Did you have a fantastic Thanksgiving? Did you shop?

Running when there’s a serial killer out there, somewhere…

MacGyver went hunting very early this morning, (like 3AM kind of early.)  I was still sleeping but woke up at 5AM ready to get my day started.  I love it when I have the mornings all to myself because I can get ready pretty quickly and get out the door to go running.  I even like to leave before the sun comes up and run a bit in the dark.

Mizuno shoes

But that didn’t happen this morning.  I got paranoid because it was still dark at 6:15 and in case you don’t know about all the things happening in Tampa Bay, we have a serial killer on the loose and it’s definitely affecting me and when I go running because mostly, I run solo and mostly, I’m afraid of serial killers.

For the record, I don’t live in Seminole Heights or in the vicinity, I live across the bay but I’m convinced with all the media coverage and the police presence, he’ll head over here.  I still ran but I waited til the sun started to come up.  Safety first.  Of course just as I finished and rounded the corner of my street, I saw two police cars rolling past my house, slowly.

Obviously, I searched the county 911 calls and realized it was a ‘supplement’ call, which I also googled to find out the meaning.  It seems like all if good for now but it didn’t help my paranoia.

It looks like this will be a good day to stay inside and shop online. Check back tomorrow, I have a black Friday special coming from Mizuno that you don’t want to miss!

Would you change your running habits if there were a serial killer in your area?