Responsibility is overwhelming sometimes.

I was trying to think about what we did this weekend and what all I wanted to tell you about.  In reality, it wasn’t much and I feel like MacGyver and I are both a little overwhelmed with home owner shit and all the responsibilities.

responsibility

It must have hit us both at the same time this weekend because we had a minor roof leak that we might have ignored for a bit too long but we couldn’t ignore it any longer, so we had to go get supplies and fix it.  We ended up getting into an argument in the middle of Lowe’s over what type of mulch is better.

fighting

That’s when we realized we probably need to get our shit together and take care of some of this stuff, so we each made a list and then we compared the lists to prioritize and that’s when I realized that maybe we don’t even live in the same house.

MacGyver’s list was things like, fix soffit and fascia on west side of house and pump septic for main bathroom, repair stucco on side of garage.  My list was replace carpet in spare bedroom with wood look tile and add a 2nd bathroom in the Nokomis house, rip out extra closets in master bedroom and expand the room, buy new sofa.

not on the same page

Last week I had a total of 35 miles in my workouts.  Only 20 of those were running miles, the other 15 were walking.  I’m okay with that.  Its summer and it’s ridiculously hot so running is not really at the top of my list of fun things to do.  Some days it’s just miserable and walking feels so much better so I play it by ear.

MacGyver and I did manage to do some organizing in the man cave and since the Kid moved out almost a year ago we have decided to put back the home gym.  It’s on the list, somewhere in the middle of re-landscape the front yard and replace the rotten wood on the back deck.

At least we’re eating healthy.  Check out these kabobs that MacGyver made on Saturday.

kabobs

You’re hungry now, aren’t you?

They were delicious and the best thing about that many kabobs is that you can eat them for days!  If you’ve never grilled chicken with pineapple, try it, it’s so good.  We also added onions and zucchini but we both preferred the pineapple.  It was the best.

Last week another sinkhole opened up about 40 minutes from us.  It swallowed a few houses and boats and has put many other homes in danger.  There is a video of the sinkhole actually swallowing the home.  That is one of my biggest fears.  I never thought about sinkholes when I was younger and I can’t really ever remember thinking about them before I moved to Florida though I’m sure they have them in other states as well, but they scare the hell out of me.

I have a confession to make.  I’m a garbage picker.  It’s true.  It’s MacGyver’s fault although I may have done it once or twice before I met him.  But let’s be real, if you saw something really good and in perfect condition just lying on the side of the road ready to be thrown out with the garbage, wouldn’t you pick it up?

What if you could get something like this?

Okay, I admit, at first I thought they were stupid too but that’s what MacGyver and I got this weekend and apparently those individual cars can be worth hundreds of dollars.  We got four of them in excellent condition and lots of extra parts. Boom!  Now maybe we can pay for some of these home repairs and improvements.

What did you do this weekend?

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?

Free Artistic Race Photos from a sick runner

Welcome to October!  Can you believe it’s October already?  I can’t.  No seriously, I can’t.  I mean it is Florida after all so you can’t really rely on the weather to determine when fall is here and because half of our residents are seasonal you can’t rely on the Halloween decorations.  Nope we have other systems.

On Saturday I went out to the back of the garage where the sweet gum tree is.

leaves

Fall is officially here.  Our three little leaves have fallen.  The tree actually got bigger this year and MacGyver and I are a little concerned.  With both of us having recent back issues we might have to invest in a rake.

Seal laughing

Last week I didn’t work out as much as I did the previous week when I was all stupid steroid woman but I didn’t do too bad either.  I still managed to walk 34.5 miles and I also managed to get in 3 weight workouts so all in all, I’d say, I’m still killin it even if my body is trying to kill me.

This weekend I walked in the park near my house.  It wasn’t bad.  I got in five miles each day and I’m half way through level 23 of pokemon Go but I have to admit there was a moment when I almost lost it.

There were three women running together and they stopped me and asked me to take their picture. I did but I didn’t really want to because I was jealous, but later, long after they had run off and I had continued on and had some time to think, I thought of a business plan.

FREE Artistic style photos race photos from a sick runner (you might have to search for them)

Bulbasaur Wilson

Try “Bulbasaur Wilson” that oughta work.

How was your weekend?