Thursday, some things

Remember when I used to have a blog and wrote things on it like, a lot?  Yeah, I forgot too.


The truth is that I’m still working on this year long project and it’s so time consuming I barely have a moment to spare.  Oh, and also it has been raining for like a year, (actually 4 or 5 days) and the grass and weeds are taking over.  So yesterday we got a break in the rain and I spent the better part of the day weeding the mulch beds and trimming the massive overgrowth that is my lawn.


Remember how I told you that MacGyver and I had been on the Keto Diet but we switched back to our regular Paleo diet?  Well, for some reason MacGyver has managed to stay in Ketosis even with eating a few more carbs and he has lost a whopping 9 pound WITHOUT working out.  I however, am working out an hour to an hour and a half every day, eating less than 1,500 calories a day with a carb count under 75 and somehow I managed to gain 2 pounds in the last 2 days!

This is an accurate representation of me this morning:

I cannot believe this shit

Here’s the plan.  There is no plan.  I’m gonna eat when I’m hungry, continue to work out and fuck it.

Did you see the news reports of the 30 year old who was evicted from his parents home?  This story was so great I wanted to posted it yesterday for WTF Wednesday but I didn’t have a chance.  So today, I am giving you the most awkward interview ever.  Oh, and also, this man will never in his life go on another date.

How is your week going?  Hopefully better than that guy!

Pretending to be on vacation just to get things done.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We had planned on being at our cabin since we haven’t been there in almost a year but we didn’t go.  MacGyver worked all day Saturday and I worked around here and when he got home around 3 and asked me what I wanted to do I could tell he wanted me to make the decision.   I didn’t want that burden and so I shifted it back to him and then he shifted it back to me.  By the time we actually make it out to our cabin we’ll probably look like this:

fun old people

The baby peacocks are getting big.  Every morning momma peahen climbs up onto the car hauler and yells out, (that’s how she lets us know the babies would like to eat), and we go out and feed them.  I thought you might want to see them.

Baby Peacocks

Over the weekend I made a trip to the store to replenish our fruit supply but mainly I just wanted to buy more oranges because I hate running out of oranges.  Parking was ridiculous and when I did finally find a spot I was almost afraid to park in it.  Look at the car in front of me.


Who does that to a car?  I almost waited around to see who would actually get into it but I decided against it.

Let’s talk running shall we?

Last week I ran 33 miles, and I walked 3.35 miles.  I ran 21 miles over 4 days and I ran my long run on Saturday.

The long run

Twelve miles,


And I Nailed it!

My shoe


Fortunately, it didn’t go through the shoe.  That would have been very bad.  The long run, however was very good.  It was my longest run since the migraines started last year and since I began taking the topiramate and stopped the gluten and the processed sugar and I’m still migraine free, (after long runs).  Y’all have no idea how happy I am about that.

I did do one thing after my run that I don’t usually do merely as a preventative measure to help with any inflammation.

ice bath

And for the record, this is not an easy thing to do for someone with Raynaud’s.  I had to keep my toes and fingers out of the water but it helped immensely.  I highly recommend it.

I wish I could say I was as good with my strength and weight workouts but unfortunately I wasn’t.  I only did one strength workout last week.  This week I will make more time for strength training and weights. I will, I will!

MacGyver and I took the day off today because we thought we were going to be at our cabin but since we aren’t he decided to work and I’m getting some work done as well.  Might as well get caught up a little.  Besides, MacGyver has a birthday this weekend and I might want to kidnap him and take him away for a few days so it wouldn’t hurt to go ahead and get a few things squared away, right?  At least I can get things done with no distractions because everyone thinks I’m away.

How was your weekend?

Did you get the day off today?

Steps, I just need steps.

Is it just me or is it really hard to start adulting again after a really long weekend?

At least I had a very productive weekend, actually, it was quite productive. When we last spoke I was smack dab in the middle of removing all the Christmas decorations. I spent 3 solid days doing just that and guess what?

No, I’m not finished.

I was almost finished.  I still had a couple of small trees to put away and the lights over the pond.  MacGyver actually wanted to leave those up because he reasoned they are purple and they’d look good all year round….oh, the horror!

So it fell upon me to remove the lights from the Jacaranda tree over the pond. Unfortunately, the branches stretch out over the pond quite far and when I realized there was no way I could safely climb out to the end I decided to jump out of the tree.

falling from tree
Here is a bit of advice: If you think you’re too high to safely jump down, you probably are. I DID land on my feet because I’m all cat-like but then I quickly lost my balance, fell to the ground, and rolled into the freezing and disgusting mucky waters of the pond.

christmas in february

I’m pretty sure my neighbors already know I’m an idiot so no loss there but the Christmas lights are still in the tree and we are now the kind of rednecks my nightmares are made of.  Oh, the joy.

But that was yesterday, let’s talk about Saturday because if I was an idiot on Sunday, I was a rockstar on Saturday. I woke up very early in the morning and while MacGyver was hunting I got my fitness on.  First, with my best plank thus far:



And then I ran 10 miles. TEN! And I didn’t go out and run too fast, I didn’t stop once, I didn’t walk, and most importantly, I didn’t die. I know, it was a miracle but the best part was, I didn’t get a migraine after. There is hope…

ran ten miles

Obviously I’m still conducting scientific experiments by wearing multiple fitness trackers.

On Saturday I racked up over 33,000 steps on my fitbit. And I’m just going to go ahead and throw this out there, I may be a bit obsessed. No, really. I’m all about the steps.

I didn’t run on Sunday but I walked my ass everywhere I could.  I was building a fire in the fire pit and I walked to the edge of our property over 30 times and picked up one stick for the fire each time because, steps!

The need for steps has become all consuming. And did you know they give you little badges? Yes, badges, major awards. Unfortunately every time I get one, I want more.   And let’s not forget the sleep tracking because now I it has become evident that I need to work on my sleep fitness, yes, sleep fitness.  I’ve started to get anxiety when I have to take that damn thing off to charge it.

fitbit obsession
And there are challenges, CHALLENGES! You can sign up for challenges with other fitbit users.  I started with a few just for motivation. Just some friendly competition, but it’s evolved.

Oh, I see you got 22,000 steps already, that’s nothing!

fitbit competition
It’s all consuming…and I love it.

At least fitness is going to be a little bit more enjoyable with some competition and the fact that we are now getting some cooler weather. Check out our 7 day forecast.

weatherIt’s 52 degrees this morning!

The dogs are loving it too. Well, Boomer is loving it, Hank doesn’t like the cold.  He’s still in bed as I write this.

And you know I couldn’t write a weekend recap without some doggie pics and stories, so here are a few scenes from yesterday.

Boomer got up early and got into the toy basket.

you have enough toys

are you kidding

Boomer and his ball

How does he always know which toy is missing? He has hundreds, literally hundreds!

Hank got up early, realized it was cold, refused to go outside in the yard and then proceeded to pee on the lanai. Then, he hid.

Hank hiding
No one ever accused my dogs of being boring.  So much personality!

Happy Monday peeps, I’ve got to get adulting.

Are you addicted to a fitness tracker? Which one? How are you addicted?