The weekend and what ruins your good run?

Good Morning!  I’m still trying to get motivated after a long weekend down in Nokomis, not that I ran, because I didn’t.  MacGyver and I worked in the yard for most of the day Friday and then I worked in the yard Saturday and Sunday because, let’s be honest, OCD.

Here are some of the results:

Nokomis Lawn

And also this little result, which happens to be a burn.  Let this be a lesson, if you have metal tiki torches with those little caps that go over them when you aren’t burning them, be careful with those damn caps.

burn

Freakin OUCH!

Yes, it hurts.

Guess what else hurts…my right butt cheek, right outer thigh and my right hamstring, hence not running.  I did manage to walk 3 miles on Saturday morning and I walked a few miles this morning but running is not happening.

If you’re wondering what happened, the best I can tell is at some point when I was doing all that yard work I stepped forward a bit too far and felt a little twinge of pain and it’s been hurting ever since.  It’s not real serious or anything but since I want to run a few marathons this winter and I really want to start seriously training again in August, I’ve decided to rest it for as long as I need to.

running and recovery

When MacGyver and I were in Nokomis, I was watching the news on Friday and saw that Snooty the manatee was having a huge party for his 69th birthday.  I considered going over there on the weekend  because Snooty is the coolest manatee ever and I love manatee’s.  After seeing the news this morning, I wish I had because apparently Snooty died on Sunday.

RIP Snooty

This makes me so sad.

Yesterday MacGyver went fishing and I decided to stay home.  After working in the yard a bit, I took a little break to watch some television.   I watched To The Bone on Netflix.

To The Bone

I have to admit that I wasn’t the slightest bit curious about it until I read the hype and the controversy but I will say if you have or have ever had a serious eating disorder, this may not be a film for you to see.  I could see how it would trigger bad behavior in some.  The film does warn you at the beginning that it could be a trigger but I also felt like there were parts of the movie that almost seem to glamorize eating disorders.  Maybe it’s just me, but that’s how it seemed to me.    I would say if you want to watch it, proceed with caution.

Did you see all of the hype surrounding a tweet that Ivanka Trump sent out like 4 years ago?  I feel kind of sorry for her, I mean, if you looked at all of my tweets, I’m pretty sure you’d find a hell of a lot of stupid things I’ve said from the last week much less 4 years ago.  That being said, this tweet cracked me up:

tweets

I was reading an article recently and it was about the things that you think about when you’re running and the writer said that she can be having a great run and a certain thing could happen and then completely ruin it for her.  In her case one of those things was having someone drive by and yell out a rude comment because she said that she just couldn’t stop thinking about why someone would say something so rude and that it ate away at her until she quit running.

I thought about what would make me stop if I was having a great run and for me, it happens if I start thinking about work and I remember that I forgot to do something for a client that I said I would do. I feel like I have to go get whatever it is done before I forget again and I can’t stop thinking about it and I know it will drive me crazy so I usually just run straight home to handle it.

 

This is why I do everything I can NOT to think about work when I’m out running because when I’m having a great run I feel invincible.

running man

What is the one thing that can ruin a good run for you?

Have you seen To The Bone?

It’s Prime day and FREE SLURPEE day!

Happy 7/11 day or as I like to call it, FREE SLURPEE DAY!  Yes, today is 7/11 and if you go to any 7/11 store today, you get a small slurpee for FREE.

free slurpee

Today is also Amazon Prime Day and if you’ve been thinking about the new Garmin Fenix 3 today may be the day to order one.  It’s 36% off if you have a prime account.  The deals actually started last night and there are some pretty good ones for runners, that’s why I probably won’t get anything done today.

The deals come every single hour!

shopping

 

I did get up this morning and walk five miles in Kapok Park, as always, it was beautiful.

Kapok Park

I’m not a very fast walker.  It takes me around 14 minutes to walk a mile, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less.  When I walk a lot and I can get it down to around 12 and a half minutes but there is no way in hell I could ever walk as fast as Tom Bosworth.  He walked a 5:31:08 mile at the London Diamond League on July 6th.  And in case you’re wondering, yes, he actually broke the world record!

I watched the video yesterday and when I was walking this morning I thought about speeding up to see how fast I could go but I didn’t, however, there was one point when I looked down at my stats on runkeeper and saw this:

no way

What! WHaaaaaaaaaaaat?  Current pace what?  In my dreams!

That is so not accurate.  I ain’t gonna lie though, it sort of made me feel like Usain Bolt for a hot minute.  So there’s that.

Time’s a wasting, I’ve got some shopping to do.

Are you an Amazon Prime member?  Will you be shopping today?  Will you go out and get a slurpee?

Five Miles is heaven…

I got a lot done this weekend.  A lot.  But not everything.   After working inside at my desk for a bazillion hours last week I couldn’t wait to work outside Saturday and Sunday and I got most of the lawn finished.  I cleaned up all the broken limbs from the hurricane that wasn’t, I raked up all the leaves from the sweet gum tree and I swept off all the patios areas.  I re-mulched all the mulched areas and replaced some of the beat up pavers and I cleaned off and mopped up the entire lanai.

I cleaned most of the inside of the house but before I could finish the weekend was over and I didn’t even get to all of my personal paperwork that’s been mounting on my desk in the bedroom.  I was so tired that I had to ask MacGyver to take the trash cans down to the curb when he came home from hunting which prompted him to ask me if I had also had time to clean up the garage for him.

Seriously

Do you want to repeat that? Are you sure? Think about it….

Yeah, he is crazy.  He’s still alive too, barely.

You may remember that my nephew and his family were in town last week.  My nephews wife is very much like me in the sense that we are both ‘Dr. Doolittle’s and tend to speak to the animals or rather they speak to us.

This is probably why I don’t find it odd at all when I hear that she’s been speaking to deer or chickens, and I don’t think she finds it odd to hear that I’ve been feeding a peacock or a turtle, by hand of course.

Anyway, a few days after they arrived at our Nokomis house she called to tell me that she had rescued a squirrel in the backyard because his momma had been mean to him and wouldn’t take care of him.  She tried to release him but he had already imprinted on her and now he was hers.

I sent her a video of me feeding the peacocks the day before they left to head home.  I wanted to send one of Charles watching TV because I’m positive he asked me to turn the channel but I missed it and didn’t get it on video, I only got a picture and I didn’t think it had the same impact as a video would have besides who believe that a peacock prefers football over fishing but I swear he does.

peacock watches tv

I was wrong about the impact of photos obviously because when my nephew and the family left on Sunday they sent me the following photo as they were driving home with their new family member and it was then that I realized a picture is worth a thousand words.

Squirrely gets a new life

Goodbye cruel world, I’m going home!

I ran almost 10 miles total last week y’all!  I didn’t run at all over the weekend because I knew I had a lot to do and I didn’t want to push it and that’s okay.  I’m running again and that’s all that matters.  Last week I I had a total of 34 miles, 10 of those running and 24 walking.

Can you guess what I had planned for this morning?

dachshund

Yes, that’s it, that’s what I had planned.  But Hank would not cooperate.

Okay, that’s not what I had planned.  Actually I planned a five mile run.

Five miles baybee.  And I got up and got it done.  It wasn’t the easiest five miles and I struggled a little toward the end but it wasn’t horrible and I did it.  I. did. It.

And after today, only 8 more days until I see the gastroenterologist!  And I cannot believe I just got excited about that.  Such a weirdo.  I have an excuse though, I was dropped as a baby.  No really I was….

shirt

Have a fantastic Monday.

Did you run this weekend?

Did you know that peacocks like football?