Poof, weekend gone!

Good Morning!  I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s Monday already.  I mean, we hardly did anything this weekend and then poof, it was over.

Weekend gone

I know a lot of people look forward to having weekends off and not having to do anything but I am NOT one of those people.  I like getting shit done.  The weekends are when I do yard work and house projects and if I don’t accomplish something every weekend, I feel like I’ve wasted precious time.

Patrick

Yes, but I didn’t do anything I really love either…well, except running, I did that.

I ran 14 miles total this weekend, 8 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday.  It was awesome.  I planned on lifting weights too but I never got around to it.  I haven’t gotten around to it in months really and sadly I have a plan all typed up with an excel spreadsheet so I can track my results and it’s empty.

I have youtube videos saved and bookmarked so that I can easily get in an afternoon workout while watching the TV but apparently being prepared is only half the battle because I haven’t gotten around to making a full commitment and it’s starting to show.  You know, in the region I typically sit and the area in which I bend, and other areas.

thigh gap

Yes. This is my life.

I’m gonna get on those weights, stat!  I really need to do some weight training but wouldn’t it be a lot more enjoyable if I could somehow include the dogs?  I mean, Boomer could use it and Hank’s getting a bit of a belly and since his nearly drags the ground as it it, well, we need to get them involved.

dog workout

This is the workout!

Tell me about your weekend, did you run?  Did you do any other workouts?  Did you get projects done around your house?  (Maybe you shouldn’t tell me because I might hate you, purely out of jealousy obviously.)

‘Not Guilty’

Yesterday morning I really wanted to run the Legacy Trail once more before leaving Nokomis but then I had to motivate myself because I ate ALL the things in the fridge the night before.  Why is it that when you know you’re leaving some place and there are left overs in the fridge you are determined to eat them all?  Why can’t you just throw them out?  Or is that just me?

Snaccident

Anyway, I finally got my ish together and got out the door.  It was easier than I thought because once I started running I felt fine but isn’t that always the case?  Anywho, I made it to the trail head and then turned left and ran toward the bridge over Shakett Creek and soon realized that the North portion of the trail was closed.  As in closed which meant I had to change my course.  Damn.  I almost said screw it and gave up, instead I turned around and went South.

Then I realized I would have to run over the steep highway 41 bridge, it’s short but steep.  UGH!

complaining runner

This is totally me

I ran anyway and the great part about running on this part of the trail is that it turns into the Venetian Waterway and you get to run along the canal.  Since this was a casual run I decided to take a few pics for you.

venice canalVenice waterwayThe building to the right is Venice High School.  If you went to school there, please for the love of God tell me how you managed to graduate.  I would have played hooky every day and ran the trail and then fished in the canal.  Every. Single. Day.  I wonder how many of you alumni actually did that?

venice high

Bless it.  I would have failed out of high school for sure.

Before long I forgot all about how crappy I felt and all the food I ate the night before and I just feel into the motion of my stride and because the weather has been so rainy, the trail was nearly deserted.  That means that instead of the usual humming, I sang.  Out loud.

cant sing

Y’all it aint pretty!

I was totally in my own world and having the time of my life and that’s probably why I was completely startled when the vagrant guy driving the three wheeled, junk filled bike came rollin’ up on me.  I swear to Jesus had I not been about to shit my pants I would’ve taken a picture.  He was covered in tattoos and he rolled up real close to me and said, ‘Damn girl, you are fast, I’ve been trying to catch you for the last 10 minutes.’

scary

I wasn’t running fast at all but you can bet your sweet ass I was after that.  In fact, you have no idea how fast you can run until a homeless guy in a garbage bike rolls up behind you sporting a ‘not guilty’ tattoo on his lower back.  You can fly sis!  And I did.

When I got back to the house I told MacGyver about it first thing and he asked if I had my pepper spray and I said yes, and then he said, ‘what kind of idiot gets a tattoo that says not guilty?’

Really

He obviously thinks I’m completely capable of protecting myself. #fooled

Seriously though, I’m telling you this story because while I didn’t feel as threatened as I have in some other situations, I did learn a valuable lesson.  I’m definitely going to be more careful about getting so lost in my thoughts when I’m out there by myself.  It could have gone horribly bad if that guy had been dangerous because I was so into my own world that I had no idea he was there until he was on my heels.

So, be aware when you’re out there.  I’ve been running a long time and even I do things every once in a while that I later realize were pretty stupid.  (Singing doesn’t count.)

worst tattoo

Can you imagine? Holy hell, that’s permanent.

And for God’s sake if you’re going to get a tattoo, take your mother with you.  She will be honest.

Have you ever been so lost in thought and then gotten the scare of your life while out running?

Adulting is overrated, let’s party!

Hello from Nokomis.  We’re thinking about heading home today, and we really should since we’ve been here since Thursday afternoon and my in laws have left to go home for the summer, there really is no reason to stay.  The thing is MacGyver isn’t feeling much like adulting this week and I’m weak willed so I’m just following along.

stupid

My new keyboard for the laptop came while we were down here.  I had it delivered to this house so that I could get it fixed and be ready to work on it this week.  It wasn’t the right keyboard.  Apparently, I have one of the rare laptop’s where the keyboard pops won’t just pop in from the top.

of course

Of course…

So I’m typing on a wireless keyboard which I have strategically placed beside me while I stare at the laptop and occasionally hit the keyboard of the keys which don’t work.  It’s so much fun.

And let’s throw one more thing into the mix to make this super interesting.  My eye twitch has turned into a painful eye throb and my eye has become itchy and swollen and on Friday I got double vision.  I am convinced it is the migraine prescription so, I threw the topiramate in the trash.  I would rather have a migraine than go blind.  I’ll be making an appointment with my eye doctor this week but it is already getting better.

It is still raining every day here although Friday was beautiful and we were able to get out on the boat for most of the day.  Here are a few scenes from that adventure.

boatingpopspopspopsAs you can tell, it was a rough day.  It got worse, we had to go back home which meant we had to see more of this….

heronand this,

the Venice InletOh, but we did see a shipwreck, sort of.

If you look real close you can see it.

I was a little let down that the Skipper and Gilligan were nowhere to be seen!

I did managed to hit up the Legacy Trail for some running every day.  I’m not sure of the cumulative miles but it was a shit ton.  And guess what?  I’m headed out for a few more before we leave because, well, it’s running and you never need a reason to go for a good run, just get out and go!

Have a stellar Monday and don’t work too hard, life’s too short.

Tell me about your weekend.

Ever seen a shipwreck?  Did you go peek?  We did.  There was nothing to see.