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?

Why the heck was Sponge Bob there?

After well over a week of no running, I was almost sure that Saturday would be a good day to try out a little run.  I started out that morning and it felt really great so I kept going.  When I got to 2 miles, I decided to take a little break and realized that I was running a bit too fast so I slowed it down a little and ran/walked the last two miles.  I felt fine the rest of the day and I even lifted weights with MacGyver after I ran.

I feel greatOn Sunday morning I was even more excited to get in a little run.  I decided to keep it short and run 3 miles.  I got up early and got out around 7AM. It was super foggy and I could barely see 10 feet in front of me.

foggy trailSEE?  It was crazy and it lasted until around 10AM…but back to my story.  So, I stretched a good deal and picked out a good playlist and got ready to go.  I pushed off with my right foot and when my left foot hit the ground, I felt the most excruciating pain run up my shin.  At first I thought maybe I just landed wrong so I started again pushing off with my right foot and then my left foot screamed.

Oh shitThat was it.  I walked the rest of the way and came home in defeat.  Apparently my left shin is still mad at me.  I plan to see my doctor this week for something else so I’ll ask him about it.  I’m going to take it easy til then.  Walking will have to suffice.

In the meantime let’s talk about the rest of the weekend and I’m sorry to say this but last night I watched the most boring super bowl I have ever seen.  Not just the game itself but the commercials, the half time show, it all was just….boring.

so very boringAnd then I spent the better part of the second half trying to figure out why the heck Sponge Bob was in the half time show.  So much confusion.  What even was that about?

Thankfully, I did see the most hilarious thing on facebook later that night that made me forget all about Sponge Bob.

best fb post ever

Bwah ha ha ha ha. Best Post EVER.

So glad he took that shirt off, aren’t you?

Also this weekend I finally got to see Three Identical Strangers which I’ve wanted to see practically since filming began.  I also saw Love, Gilda and I highly recommend them both.  They were awesome.

There is another movie I’m dying to see but it hasn’t been released yet.  I’m so excited about it because a few years ago MacGyver and I fell in love with this show called Idiotsitter.  It was hilarious.  Unfortunately like all great shows I fall in love with, it got cancelled.

Imagine how excited I was to find out that the main character from Idiotsitter, Jillian Bell, is in a new movie called, Brittney runs a Marathon.  One of my favorite actresses and my favorite sport all together, it doesn’t get any better.

When it premiered at Sundance, it got awesome reviews.  I was stoked to hear that Amazon will be showing the movie…. but not until Summer so I guess I’ll have to wait.

factsIt also just occurred to me that I watch entirely too much TV.

How was your weekend?

Did you watch the Patriot Bowl Super Bowl?

Garage MaHal

Last week I ran 35 and a half miles in 5 days.  I took Wednesday and Friday off just to be on the safe side since I was having little pains in my shins and ankles, and yet somehow, I still managed to get in 129,652 steps for the week.  I know, it even surprised me.  No weight loss of course because that would just be insane.

The good news is that I am now down to only 5mg of prednisone a day so hopefully I won’t gain any more weight and what I have gained will come off soon.  I have all of my fingers crossed. 

If nothing else works, I might try this workout.

We had a very productive weekend around here although some may not think so.  I say that because MacGyver and I started a project that we are a full two days in to and will probably take us at least a month to complete.  This weekend we took on the colossal task of cleaning MacGyver’s garage.

I did not take a before picture but if you look at the picture below and imagine a garage that is 4 times bigger and has twice as much stuff, that would be accurate.

Yep, it’s pretty bad and I’ve been promising MacGyver forever that I would help him organize.  The problem is as soon as I clear a space and turn around, he’s piling something in the space and it drives me insane.  So this time we’re going about it a bit differently and when a space is cleared, it stays that way or I will quit.  And since MacGyver hates cleaning, he’s fully cooperating.

I don’t know how long it will stay clean once it’s done but the last time I cleaned the garage it stayed that way for exactly 11 days.

It seems a shame to work on it for a month if it’s going to be messy again in 11 days…

After all of hard work over the weekend we decided to watch a movie last night and since we didn’t see anything on Cable or the 3 streaming services we pay for, we went to redbox and rented Crazy Rich Asians.  I liked it but I wish I wouldn’t have heard all the hype first because it didn’t live up to my expectations.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, it was good, it just wasn’t as great as I thought it would be.  Next time, I think we’ll just leave the house and go see Glass.  That’s a movie I really want to see.

What did you do this weekend?

On a scale of 1-10, how messy is your garage?