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?

I’m still running and people are still trying to kill me, nothing really changes

Hi.

In Florida we have two seasons.  Regular and snowbird.  Regular is basically two thirds of the year and Snowbird is when the people from up north migrate down like the birds to get away from the snow, get it?

snowbirds

Unfortunately most of them can’t drive.  I’m not profiling, it’s the truth.  Ask anyone who lives here.  You know who else can’t drive?  Teenagers and young adults.  It’s a fact.  I know this because I used to be one and I couldn’t drive at that age either. But teenagers and young adults today are distracted and stupid, and that’s even worse.

Over the weekend I was was walking through the parking lot at the local Walmart dodging the clueless snowbirds, and I finally thought I was in the clear when out of nowhere this idiot young guy came flying around the corner and literally tried to run me over and then did a burnout right in front of me.

what is your problem

I was stunned but I also had a conference call scheduled in a half hour and dinner to cook a shit ton of stuff to do so I just continued on but this lady and her husband had witnessed the entire event and she ran up to the dudes car and slammed her hands on the front of his car and then her husband ran to back of the car and whipped out his phone from his chained wallet and started recording video.  It looked like a redneck version of Dog and Beth.

At first I was shocked and then I was horrified as she said, ‘I’ve called the police, and m’aam, I’mma need you to stay here and testify cause you just almost got hit and runned by this dude right here.’  I politely backed up and told her that I really couldn’t stay because if I didn’t get back to work I was gonna lose my job and she seemed to understand.

So I walked toward my car as fast as humanly possible and headed over to publix where for once in my life I gladly paid premium prices.  And as I tell you that story I will end it by telling you it was the just the first time someone tried to run me over in the past few days and sadly, not the last.

I started steroids last week.  I’ve only been on steroids once before and at that time I remember feeling like I was getting better but this time I don’t feel that way.  This time feels different.  It’s hard to explain.  I am running but I seem to be getting very slow and I’m concerned about how I’m feeling.  It isn’t my lungs I’m concerned about but more my heart.  I can’t explain it really, it’s just a feeling but I’m not pushing myself too hard until I see my doctor again on the 5th of December.

In the meantime, I cannot shut my brain off and because of that projects are being completed, things are being organized, shit is getting done.  Even MacGyver’s Garage is about to get overhauled.  He’s pretty stoked about it too.  We’ll see how he feels about it afterwards.   Here are some of my latest projects in case I haven’t posted them yet.

The old owner’s of the house in Nokomis left this cabinet, it was actually the bottom of a china cabinet.   MacGyver and I used it as a media cabinet but I always had plans to restyle it, I just hadn’t had the time.  What do you think?

Before

after

AFTER

It’s still not finished.  I took the doors to Clearwater and have taken them apart.  MacGyver has taken the inserts out and I have some really old antique stained glass that I’m going to put in.  I think it’ll look really cool.

This next project is a coffee table we got at an estate sale while we were down in Nokomis one weekend.  It just needed to be refinished.  MacGyver didn’t want me to buy it because we really didn’t have anywhere to put it but I wanted to replace the one in Clearwater with this one because I felt like the one in Clearwater was too big and also it was five freakin dollars.

I don’t have a before picture but here is the after, after I sanded it all down and refinished it and after I hand rubbed it and after I I hit it with quite a few coats of clear coat.

It’s a mid century modern Danish solid Teak coffee table.

coffee table

Ain’t she pretty

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does anyone else find it hard to work the week of Thanksgiving?  I am finding it damn near impossible.  Well, let me put this another way, I’m finding it impossible to my actual work.  Projects around my house in my steroid induced haze are a breeze.  If I don’t get better soon, I’m going to need a new career path…

What are you doing for the holidays?