Last week in workouts

Since we were in Englewood late yesterday we came back to the Nokomis house to watch the Walking Dead and then it was after 10PM and neither of us wanted to drive home so, as you may have guessed, we just got home this morning.

I’m a little behind the gun today but I’ll get caught up eventually.

In the meantime, here’s how some of my week went….

Last week I ran a total of 34 miles.  I also got in some additional strength workouts and some cross training.  I got one arm workout in that I found on Youtube.  I also worked in the lawn twice which I’m counting as cross training since each time I was out there for over 2 hours and I’m pretty sure pushing around a lawnmower is a decent workout. (If you don’t agree you are welcome to come mow my lawn.)   I also got in a 2 hour kayak ride with the kid and I loved it.

This week I’m hoping I can focus more on weights because that’s the ultimate goal but whatever I can get done, it’s better than nothing.

Since I’m really crazy busy today I just wanted to check in and update quickly but I also wanted to tell you about Tina.  Tina is a fellow blogger, runner and someone who is so sincere you can’t help but like her.  She had a lifelong dream to run in the world half marathon championships for her country, Great Britain.  This weekend she accomplished that goal and she finished strong, 49th overall and 3rd for Great Britain!  You can read her post here.  And if you love running, follow her blog, she’s absolutely amazing.

Did you get all your workouts in last week?  Tell me about them.

It’s Good Friday!

Happy Good Friday or if you don’t recognize Good Friday, it’s good today is Friday so be happy!

Good Friday

This week is coming to an end but this weekend is going to be full of festivities and family time.  My heart couldn’t be happier but before we get to it I wanted to tell you about some of my favorite things from the week.

The kid came down to Nokomis with us for his days off which are Thursday and Friday.  Yesterday he and I spent the morning visiting some of the local thrift shops and we had a ball.

goodwill

The bargains here are insane!

After all the bargain hunting we wanted to decompress a bit so while MacGyver was helping to trim a tree for a neighbor the Kid and I took out the kayaks.

kayaking

Look at that view…

We tried to find a certain canal that leads up to a long creek that the kid discovered for the first time a few years ago.  Unfortunately, we went the wrong way for a while and by the time we figured out the right way it looked like a storm was rolling in so we headed back.  We didn’t care that we didn’t find the canal because we had a great time.

Good Friday

That’s the kid way back there soaking up every minute of it.

In case I haven’t mentioned it like 300 times, my niece and nephew are in town and I know of two dogs who are over the moon with all the attention that they’ve been getting.

This picture warms my heart.

kids and dogs

True love, unconditionally.

Another favorite from the week was running on this beautiful trail with my sister in law.  As far as sister in laws go, I struck gold with both of mine.  But they’re not just great sister in laws, I truly love the both of them as if they were my own sisters, they are wonderful, wonderful people and if you are lucky enough to know either one of them your world is much brighter, I promise you.

 

IMG_4676Lastly, I wanted to say how proud I am of this girl.  Tina is running in the World Championships for Great Britain and Northern Ireland this weekend.  I know how hard she has worked for this and I couldn’t be more excited for her.  If you have a moment, check out her blog.  She is full of helpful information and her love of running exudes from everything that she does.

Have a Happy Easter!

Tell me about one of your favorites from the week.

Happy Memorial Day 2015!

Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day 2015
First and foremost, thank you to all of those men and women who paid the ultimate price and gave their lives for our freedom. I am proud to be an American and I am forever grateful to you.

USA Today had a wonderful article with 10 historical facts about Labor day, if you have a chance, you should go read it.

We’ve been hanging out in the Venice area. It’s me, my Mom, MacGyver, my sister-in-law and her husband, oh, and we don’t want to forget the four dogs, Hank, Boomer, Shakespeare and Riley.

Memorial Day Bracelet

My SIL gave me this beautiful bracelet. It’s perfect for the day. Now if I can find something to wear with it…..

Today we are heading over to spend the day with MacGyver’s parents in the Englewood house. I’m looking forward to some pool time, some boating and most definitely, some fishing.

Here is a quick recap of the weekend so far in pictures mostly because I’m in lazy mode right now:

Legacy Trail Bridge

Of course I’ve been running on my favorite trail, the Legacy Trail.

Everyone kayaking

Running over the bridge I actually got a picture of MacGyver, my sister-in-law and her husband fishing on their kayaks and versa boards.

the Legacy Trail

A good portion of the trail is shaded which is nice when it’s almost 80 degrees at 6:30AM!

Casey Key

After running, my Mom, me and my SIL hit the beach at Casey Key.

Nokomis Beach

It’s beautiful here but I only lasted an hour and a half before I got a blistering migraine.

I spent the afternoon sleeping and nursing my migraine but I feel better now and it’s on to some more fun.

Kayaking in Florida

The boards are awaiting us in the backyard. (How do you like my fire pit?  I built it myself.)

Shower outdoor

If you’re ever in the area, we’ve got quite a few kayaks, paddleboards and even a canoe. And we have an outdoor shower! Drop on by.

Wherever you are today, I hope you have a nice holiday with family and friends and don’t forget about what this day means to us. We are very fortunate as a family not to have lost any members to any wars, although we have had many that were seriously wounded. We also honor them today.

If you know someone who has given their live for this country, you are welcome to leave a dedication below.

God Bless you all and Happy Memorial Day!