Three miles, THREE MILES, I might be a little excited…

You know what feels great?  Running three miles first thing in the morning without having to stop and without any pain.

This is actual footage of me running around Nokomis this morning….

wonder woman

Okay maybe it wasn’t me but I felt like that.  I have to remind myself not to get too excited though because I can’t just jump right back into running every day, so on the days that I do get to, it’s epic.

So, if you didn’t catch it, we’re in Nokomis.  We came down Sunday morning for Easter with family and we were going to go back to Clearwater tonight but it looks like we may be here for a few days.

Last Friday there was a rain storm and a lot of wind and the dead oak tree in our back yard decided it was time to drop a large limb, so it needs some tending to.  And MacGyver is putting a coating on the bottom of the boat and there are many other things to do as well.  Fortunately, I have a lot of work to do so here I am on the computer, you know, working.

pretend work

I actually do have to get some work done but I wanted to pop in and post a quick hi and say that I hope you enjoyed the holiday.

What did you do this weekend?

WTF Wednesday, I’ve got a craft room…but it’s not called that

I like to start my Wednesday’s with a nice and hearty argument with my insurance company, just for shits and giggles.  Nothing ever gets accomplished but I just can’t let them think I’ve forgotten that they’re screwing around with me.  No sir, not me, I remind them.  Every. Wednesday. Morning.

insurance is ridicSerious.

Anywho…it’s not all insurance sucks and I’m sick of it and sick and tired of feeling like crap around here.  No, we’ve been gettin some shit done.

Example one.  We finished our gym.

our gymAnd I say finished as in MacGyver finished because personally if it were my space and my space alone, I’d have some awesome wall treatments and the mossy oak wall board would disappeared.  But it IS technically his man cave so there’s that.

Speaking of which, I was really a bit tired of not having my own go to space and MacGyver has an entire freaking garage plus a few outbuildings so I convinced him to share some of the upstairs garage with me.  Y’all have no idea just how hard that was but he finally caved and I got myself what I like to call,

The Hormone Hut

the craft room It’s everything and more.  I haven’t completely moved in yet but that’s only because we don’t have wifi up there but it’s coming soon and who knows I might take up permanent residence in the Garage.

Over the weekend my sister in law and my niece and nephew came to town for spring break.  We got to spend a few days with them before they headed down to Englewood to see the grandparents.  Here are a few pics from our adventures.

Clearwater Beach

I started walking this week and if all goes well I may be able to ease back into running next weekend.  I’m pretty excited about it and a bit nervous too.  I mean if it starts hurting again and I have to take more time off it will probably devastate me but I’ll deal with it.  I am antsy to get back out there though especially after watching the Boston Marathon on Monday.  It always motivates me.  It’s so inspiring.  Well there’s that and also I just ordered two new pairs of shoes, four new pairs of shorts an five new tanks in anticipation.  I might be a little excited….

Oh and WTF, here’s a random Squirrel pic for you…. just because:

sammy squirrelWhat’s the longest break from running you’ve ever had?

Do you have a craft room? 

Do you even craft?

Does anybody craft anymore?

Tuesday Tangents and how not to get killed on a treadmill

So MacGyver and I put in a new floor in our home gym and we also bought some additional equipment and now we have all kinds of machines up there.   Then we ordered a mini split system so it’s not so hot up there.  Do you know what all that means?

It means I worked out 6 days last week.  Six days of weight training.  Don’t get me wrong, I would still rather be running but since I have 3 more weeks til I can do that I’m trying to develop the very good habit of weight training in the meantime.   Maybe it will last this time….

weights oh joyI wasn’t able to work out yesterday and believe it or not, I actually wanted to.  I would have rather done almost anything that what I was doing yesterday.

summonsIt really wasn’t all that bad though.  The parties ended up settling and I got to go home without serving and I’m good for another year.  YAY.

Did y’all see the video of the man running on the treadmill in the gym who almost got run over?

It kills me how she goes back to get in her car like, well this parking space sucks, I’m outta here.  And she looks like she has no concern at all for that man she almost killed.  Crazy. And where are her shoes?

This is precisely why I have a home gym and I run on my treadmill at home.  People are crazy y’all.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen happen on a treadmill?

Have you ever had to serve jury duty?  I’ve done 7 tours so far.