32 total miles and taking a dog to the movies

I had a weird dream last night.  Like the kind that you can’t fix.  You know what I mean right?  Typically if you have a nightmare, you can make yourself go back to sleep and try to change it or if you have a good dream you can go back to sleep and try to dream some more but a weird dream is just weird.

bitch your weird

What?  Like you’ve never gone back to sleep and tried to change your dream?

Anywho, in my dream I was at the mall shopping, with Hank.  And I met this girl from Russia who had just moved here and she came over to pet Hank and we started talking.  After a few minutes she said she had to go to work soon and asked me for the time.  I told her what time it was and she told me she had to get to the movie theater in the next ten minutes to get paid and I was all like, ‘what?’

So she explained that she got paid to watch movies and then give her opinion and then she said she had an extra ticket and I should come and bring Hank.  You would think I would have been worried about taking a dog to the movies, especially a crazy one, such as Hank.  No.  All I could think about was how I’ve been trying my whole life to find a job that would pay me to watch movies all day and this chick comes here from Russia and figures it out right away!

Come to think of it maybe this dream was an actual nightmare because it went on forever and I woke up never having figured out how to watch movies and get paid.

This weekend MacGyver and I were in Nokomis and Fall officially arrived.  I woke up on Sunday to a crisp cool morning and a temperature of 60 degrees.  I walked outside to run and was like,

oh my goshI ended up running 7 miles that day and I loved it.  LOVED IT.  I’m pretty sure I ran with  the exact face you see above for all 7 miles.  I ended up with 32 miles for the week so I’m getting back up there, slowly but surely.

Not much else was going on this week except garage sales and MacGyver and I went to over 100 of them since they were having community sales in Nokomis over the weekend.  We only spent 4 dollars total and came home with 2 items not even worth mentioning.  What I’m saying is, it was a bust and a big fat failure but we had fun so not all was lost.

Now it’s back tot he grind and since I don’t get paid to watch movies, time to work!

How was your weekend?

Do you try to redream a bad dream away?

29 Miles, Fall is here and new tshirts

Can we talk about this for a second?

Todays weatherFALL HAS ARRIVED IN FLORIDA, for a few days anyway.

forecast

And then it goes away for a few days and then it comes back again, welcome to Florida.

I ran 29 miles last week y’all, TWENTY NINE, do you know how big that is for me?  Well, let me tell you, it was huge.  I didn’t really have any long runs per se but I did manage to run 5 miles for a few days in a row so maybe, just maybe, I’m getting a little better.

training

I don’t want to get too excited about it though because the truth is it’s much easier for me to run, and breath in general, when the temperatures are lower and the humidity is manageable.

Over the weekend MacGyver went hunting on Saturday.  I knew he would be gone all day so I was really excited to get a ton of stuff done around the house.  Normally we go to the other house or our cabin or we have things planned so I was really looking forward to accomplishing some things around here.

Except I didn’t.

I mean, I got up early and I ran and then I went to a few garage sales but let’s face it, garage sales suck when your by yourself.  So I went back home and for most of the day I sat on the sofa curled up with the dogs.  I want to say that on Sunday I got the to do list done but actually, I repeated Saturday almost to a T.  The main difference being MacGyver joined me.

I ordered a few t shirts this morning and then pinned them to my pinterest board.

grammer shirt

Cool t shirt

That second shirt is so accurate for me right now.  Twice in the last few weeks I’ve been on the phone while driving in my car and totally forgot how to get to where I was going.  For real.  The first time I was going to the Dollar Gentral and I swear I’ve driven by it a thousand times and shopped in there at least 20 and I couldn’t remember how to get there.  What’s worse, is that it’s literally 1.5 miles and 2 turns from my house.  Scary crazy.  Hopefully it was just a side effect of having a shit ton of stuff to do.

I did find something cool this weekend.

snake shed

Can you tell what it is?

It’s another snake shed!  Yes, I realize I said another.  I’m that girl that likes finding cool stuff like snake sheds and baby turtles and cool bugs in my backyard.  Except spiders.  Fuck spiders.

How was your weekend?

Did you do anything fun?  Did you run?

27 Miles and a little race envy

Saturday morning when I got up to go running, it was around 70 degrees.  No, I’m not lying, it was epic.  In fact, I’m pretty sure this is what I looked like..

running happy

I ran six miles and I would have kept going except that Saturday was the annual ‘Junk in the Trunk’ sale in Safety Harbor and I really wanted to go to it.  Unfortunately, we didn’t find anything we wanted, or even liked, and I found myself regretting that I didn’t run longer.

On Sunday, the temps were already creeping back up but it was still coolish.  I left around 7 and headed down to the park.  I though it would be cooler that running through the neighborhood.  I didn’t realize the annual pretty in pink 15K was yesterday but it was and it runs right through the park.

At first I was cheering on the runners who passed me but the more runners I saw the more crowded the trail became and a few of them almost ran into me because we were running in opposite directions.

I decided to head back to the neighborhood rather than finish the trail in the park and I was really trying to enjoy my run but instead I was just getting mad.  I’ve run that race before and it’s not only fun, it’s in my own neighborhood and the more I thought about it and the fact that I wasn’t running it now, the madder I became.

mad

I got in my own head.  That’s all.  I managed to run 3 miles before calling it a day.

When I got home I thought about it for a while and then I realized that I still managed to run 27 miles last week.  I managed to get out there every day, regardless of the temperature and how I was feeling, and run.  I may not be where I was a few years ago but I have will power and strength and I know soon, I’ll get back to that point and then I’ll get even better.  It wont happen over night, but it will happen.

As far as the rest of the weekend goes, MacGyver and I spent a little time shopping and I worked out in the yard a bit.  MacGyver had a bit of a cold so I spent a lot of time in the man cave building, guess what?  More wreaths.

another wreath

The one in the window is the largest one I’ve made.  It’s around 32′ in diameter.  I put it in the window and took a picture of it and then posted it online to sell.  I sort of want to keep it though.  How many wreaths are too many?  Two?  Four?  Six? Maybe it’s time for me to start on the Christmas ones…..

What did you do this weekend?

Have you ever gotten runner envy seeing a race that you aren’t running?