Friday, June 27, 2014

Finally Friday!

This week seems to have gone by faster than last week did, but yesterday and today have been the type of days where I've been counting down the hours to the weekend! I suppose that's because I was a day off and kept thinking we were a day farther into the week than we really were. It wasn't a bad thing - it was just a busy week at work and time felt like it was slipping away. I guess it's good that I ended up having more time than I thought! But by the time Friday afternoon rolls around, let's face it, most of us are ready to hit the door!

This day has been particularly weird... This morning, even though I accomplished quite a bit, didn't seem to go by fast enough. At 10:00, I thought "really? I've only been here for two hours?". I guess I felt so busy that I thought more time would've passed. I guess I was just super efficient this morning! Then suddenly, I looked at the clock and thought "oh my gosh it's already 12:30!?" The afternoon went fairly quickly too...Until the last 45 minutes or so before I left for the day. Of course I was running wild and super busy so much this week, and earlier today, that my time to do paperwork just seemed to drag. Then somehow the last 20 minutes went by so quickly it was after my time to leave. This isn't rare though... Days that I actually leave right on time aren't very common. Most days I'm only about 15 minutes later but sometimes I work longer than that...Just depends on the day, I guess.  I typically only leave on time when I have an appointment or something... So once every couple weeks for the chiropractor, but then it's only a few minutes away and I don't have to be there until 4:50....So even then I guess I'm not super on time to leave.

Anyway, so after a weird day that was much like my week (fast, slow, fast again), I was happy to leave. It's a beautiful day and I hate being inside when it's so nice out. It's warm, sunny, and there's just a little bit of a breeze. Who wouldn't want to be outside?! I was glad to leave, pick up the pups, do a couple errands, and then head home.  We're probably going to walk the little beasts in a bit... Maybe not until after dinner when it's a little cooler so they don't get too hot (they being the pups and the man - ha!).

Other than a walk, we don't have anything planned tonight. Since he has to work at least part of tomorrow, we'll just hang at home. I plan on getting up and doing some stuff around the house, then walking over to the HS track for Relay. Oddly my Mom happened to sign up for the exact same time for her Relay team. How we managed to do that without talking about it, I don't know...But it will be nice to have a walking buddy!

The rest of the weekend is still up in the air. We'll see how long he ends up working tomorrow and go from there I guess.  I was hoping to get some sun but now I see it is supposed to rain tomorrow. I keep telling myself that it won't. I guess if it must rain, I'd prefer it be after I'm done walking for Relay....Although, not at all would be fabulous! So I guess I'll see what happens and how things go...

I suppose I should get moving so I can either get dinner started or get everyone motivated to take a walk.

Have an excellent weekend!!!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mid-Week Update!

Hope you're all having an excellent week! Mine has been busy, which isn't a bad thing... Seems to be flying by, which is nice since last week seemed to be extra long! Monday was the standing date, yesterday I had a hair appointment (which takes over two hours for my crazy thick hair), and today I'm going to my boyfriend's little brother's baseball game...So it's been busy. Unfortunately other than some walking that hasn't left much time for exercise.  That's okay though - I'm really enjoying my walks. I DO need to step up the intensity of my workouts and got some running in (probably tomorrow and Friday) but the walks have been nice. Plus my boyfriend will walk with me so it's a little extra time, without distractions, that we can just be together and talk. LOVE. IT.

I signed up for a friend's Diet Bet that started last Friday. I need to drop some more pounds (which I've been saying for months and unfortunately I've been doing the yo-yo thing). I figured that since running that 10K in April got me back into the swing of things with working out, this might help me get back into the swing of things as far as tracking what I eat, and eating a little healthier. Only she and I signed up for it, so it's a small pot, but it's also a good motivator. I may sign-up for another one with a higher pot too...We'll see.  I found that last time I did a Diet Bet it helped me stay on track -- for a while. It's only 28 days long but I had other things going on, got busy, and did not make it a priority. I did, however, lose weight during that time. So... I'm giving Diet Bet another whirl.
My "official" weekly weigh-in isn't until (at least) Friday, but naturally I've wanted to monitor my weight more closely since I've changed up my eating habits (and, uh, gained a few pounds!!). I'm happy to announce that my changes are working. I'm already down about two pounds (1.8 to be specific)...Not bad, I'd say!! I tend to do better during the week than on the weekends so those will be what challenge me.

I am anticipating good things this weekend... My boyfriend most likely has to work Saturday (BOO - that's NOT what's good) but that does give me a chance to be a little more active than I typically am on a Saturday that we don't have much else going on. Hopefully if he does work, it'll just be a half day like the last couple times he's had to do that. Here's to hoping...! Anyway, it's our town's Relay for Life so I signed up to walk for an hour Saturday morning. It's not until 11 so I should have time to do something else before that. The walk isn't far from my house so I'll probably walk to and from the walk too. Depending on his schedule we may walk on Sunday too... I'll see if I can convince him to do so anyway!

Our town has a music thing this weekend too, so we may spend some time at that on Saturday afternoon. Or Sunday. Or both. I'd like to go so hopefully we can work it out. My parents are camping at a local campground though and I'd like to go hang with them for a bit. If my boyfriend has to work the full day Saturday I may just head out and kayak with them for a couple hours. A friend of ours will be playing at the music fest on Sunday, so going that day would work well too. It's a pretty unplanned weekend that could get busy... But in a fun, relaxing way!

I'll try to update again before or during the weekend...We shall see! :)


Monday, June 23, 2014

Lakestride 5K Race Report

On June 14th I ran my third Lakestride 5K. I didn't do the race last year because I'd just had surgery (and even walking it would've been too much for me) so I decided to join in on the fun again this year. The race starts in the road by our local beach and is a loop type race.  It goes through a local campground (on gravel/dirt - grrr!) before heading out to another road and coming back around. It's a pretty good race and not a bad way to start the morning!

There are also options for a 10K and a Half Marathon.  I opted to do the 5K rather than the 10K since I'd done something to my knee after my last 10K. My chiropractor thought it was  a good idea to to a shorter race too. I ran it slower than normal - my slowest 5K to date, actually. But I was okay with that. I had my knee taped but it was bothering me a little bit. I felt it buckle a few times during the race, so I kept it slow and walked if I had to. I think I only walked three times for short periods. Mostly, I kept it to a slow jog, which seemed to be a decent pace for me that day. 

I knew that my time would be slower than normal so I wasn't really surprised, or all that concerned with it. My main priority was making sure that my knee was okay and I didn't fall on my face. I'd rather have a slow time than a DNF because of an injury from pushing too hard! It was nice to just get out and get some fresh air and exercise. I couldn't think of a better way to start the day!

A local family was struck with tragedy not long ago - a young mother and baby died and her other daughter survived but was very critically injured. They weren't sure she'd make it - but she did. So on race day, a local group of runners decided to dedicate their runs to the little girl. I purchased a shirt and funky socks (the little girl's favorite - pink and black zebra!) that I wore on race day. I was going to wear a sparkle skirt with it but my pink skirt was too different than the pink in the shirt and socks, so I skipped that part. 

After the race I went out to my cousins'  (Little Miss and her Auntie) horse show. I found out that the class Little Miss was in (eight and under lead line) was dedicated to the memory of the little girl's Mom and baby sister. I had no idea it would be so it felt really awesome to have participated in a race for the little girl and to then attend a horse show in memory of her family!

Overall, it was not my best race but I'm not upset about it. I honestly just felt good about getting out there and running!!

I can't wait to figure out what my next race will be - I have the fever back again!


Some photos.... 

Long Time No Post....

Wow!! I've been busier than I thought. I just realized that my last post was on June 5th... That's almost two weeks! I knew I'd missed last week but I thought for sure I'd been on the week before; at least once. Guess not.

Well, here is the update then... I'll keep it brief because that could be one very long update!!!

I've continued my walking/running workouts since I posted last. I guess that the 10K I did a few weeks ago was just what I needed to get me back into it! I didn't do as much running last week as I had wanted, but did get out and get a couple walks in. Unfortunately we had a lot of rain and my little gym wasn't yet set-up in my basement. Luckily that has been taken care of!

Let's see...

Two weekends ago it was my Grandparents' anniversary, so we spent some time there that Friday evening for dinner. Then the man and I took the Little Miss home with us for a slumber party and a Saturday of babysitting.  We got up Saturday morning and she played for a bit, then wanted to get in the tub before she had her breakfast.  We got ready and walked down to our local beach, out on the pier, stopped for ice cream (before lunch!) and then played at the play ground for a while.  We walked home and I ran to McDonald's to pick up a late lunch for us.  I got a salad (minus "the good stuff") and they ate whatever unhealthy stuff it was that they got! After lunch we spent the rest of our day outside; playing with sidewalk chalk and playing hopscotch.  I also tried to teach Little Miss some letters and numbers and we worked on counting. Hey, who says sidewalk chalk can't be educational? She can count how many of something is there so we worked on recognizing what the numbers looked like. She was not as interested in learning what letters looked like and how to draw them. She was having a hard time focusing; I think she was getting tired... She actually climbed up in my lap and just kinda lounged for about half an hour until her Mom got there.

A friend had told me about a contest to win some awesome seats for WWE Live so later that evening we dressed up like a couple of our favorite wrestlers (I dressed as a Diva, of course) and posted our pics to Instagram. We found out later in the week (Wednesday) that we had won!! My boyfriend's Dad had already won tickets but the seats weren't as good so we gave those to my boyfriend's little brother and his neighbor so the two of them could go.  Our seats were fourth row and the section was not full so we were right up front to see the action! So awesome!!

Contest entry pic... 

And at the show.... 

It was in Grand Rapids the following Saturday so we made plans to spend the night downtown. We went out about for a bit after the show... Really only to Buffalo Wild Wings because we are too old to hang with the 20-somethings. We were out until one in the morning which was pretty late for us! I think we were tired from having been up so early that morning, so maybe if we'd slept in we could've stayed out a bit later. I had a race early that morning (Lakestride) and he went to spend some time with his Dad to celebrate Fathers' Day a little early. It was a busy day, and TONS of fun!!

The next day we got lunch and picked up Father's day gifts on the way back.  We kind of took or time on the way home and didn't rush it. Later in the day we went to my Grandparents' house to celebrate Fathers' Day with my family.  Then it was back to the usual routine last Monday...

Last week seemed to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to go by. I'm not sure why; just seemed like a very long week. I was pretty happy when the weekend got here! On Friday we went out for dinner with my parents for their anniversary. They loved their gift so I'm glad that idea worked out. I feel like I always get them the same types of things so this year I decided to do something different. They bought a camper a month or so ago so we picked up a big tub and filled it with random essentials for camping... Dishes, silverware,  towels, can koozies, forks to cook things over a fire, some condiments, the fixin' for s'mores, dish soap... And we booked them two nights at a campground for next weekend. PERFECT gift!! They were both pretty excited about it and thought it was a neat idea. 

The rest of the weekend we pretty much just hung out at home.  It was a busy weekend in our town, the Gus Macker Three-on-Three Basketball tournament was this weekend so we didn't go too far. My boyfriend went and helped his Dad do some things for his Grandma on Saturday morning and I did some stuff around the house. I think we ran to the gas station but that was as far as we ventured out. We wanted to avoid the big stores and the madness down by the beach.  So on Saturday I unpacked some of the random things that I haven't needed but should be unpacked and did some cleaning and organizing. Saturday night we grilled out and attempted to have a fire but the wood was too wet from having had so much rain. We burned the boxes that I'd unpacked during the day but that didn't really last all that long.

Yesterday the plan was to accomplish a lot around the house. I have an enclosed front porch and apparently it leaked at some point before I moved in and no one did anything about it.  The porch stinks.  I wanted to rip up the flooring that's out there (linoleum) and try to air it out some more but we didn't have the correct type of bar to pry everything up. So instead my boyfriend mowed the lawn and I decided to get to work on the basement. Getting my workout area set-up was also on the agenda for yesterday, so I just did a little more in the basement than I had planned. I unpacked more boxes, organized others, got the bar area set-up, moved my exercise equipment around and got my gym area set-up, and just got things picked up and organized a little better. There's still some stuff to go through but it's much better than it had been. I didn't get the entire basement set-up as I'd like but I'd say I made a lot of progress on it. That took up most of my afternoon. I did a little laundry but not much else (no time!). My boyfriend took a nap while I showered, relaxed, and then made dinner.  After I cleaned up the kitchen from dinner we pretty much just spent the evening in relaxation mode.

Today it was back to work again. Hopefully this week goes by faster than last week did! It just seemed to drag!!! I have some things to keep me busy this week so I'm hoping that those things will help the days pass quicker. Tonight is our standing Monday date night, so after I post this I'll be getting in a quick workout, showering, and having dinner before we get ready for wrestling. We always go watch with my boyfriend's Grandma (hmmm I suppose it's date night with her now!) and I like to try to be over there a little early so we have time to take a walk or just sit and talk for a while. Tomorrow I have a hair appointment so that will take up my evening. We're also going to my boyfriend's little brother's baseball game and my cousin wants to have a cookout this week sooo I should be busy. This means I need to get to sleep fairly early so that I can try to squeeze in some more intense workouts. Otherwise it'll just be some evening walks, which is fine.

I'm doing a friend's diet bet so that will be fun. It's always a good way to get back into the swing of healthy eating. I've also been getting sick after eating a lot lately (all but one day out of the last week and two days) so I'm changing up my diet to see if it's something I've been eating. Now that I'm back on track with getting exercise, I need to get my diet cleaned up a little more. It's been easy to eat whatever (especially with being busy) so I'm all stocked up on clean groceries and have meals for the week all planned out. I'm feeling good right now!

So those have been the last couple weeks for me! Pretty eventful but lots of fun! Hope you are doing well - I will try to to let time fly by so quickly between posts!!

Have a great week!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Peanut Butter.

I generally use peanut butter in my morning protein shake... Ice, almond milk, PB, and protein powder.  It is the perfect breakfast for me as it is fast and easy. Oh and it's not like I have to sit down and eat a meal. I'm not a huge breakfast eater so these work really well for me.  Today I did not have my peanut butter.  So I used frozen blueberries instead.  I used to mix it up a bit by adding various fruits, spinach, whatever happened to sound good... to my shakes. Lately I've been stuck on good old peanut butter.

Something I noticed today? I did not stay nearly as full without that peanut butter.  If you ever question protein and its ability to keep you full... I'm here to tell you - it really DOES. By the time I went to lunch today I was so hungry that I felt nauseated.  Not good.  Of course I didn't drink as much water as I usually do in the morning so I'm sure that did not help.  BUT I typically stay full until almost 1:00. NOT today.  I really need to remember to stop and by some peanut butter tonight. Or bring a snack and drink more water tomorrow morning.

I was a little perturbed by being so hungry because for lunch I had a sandwich and a handful of chips. I'm going out for dinner tonight and this morning thought that another shake would probably be a good lunch... Filling, healthy, and fairly low cal (especially without my beloved peanut butter). However, because I was so hungry and am out of peanut butter (have I said that enough?), I decided that I should probably have something else. My breakfast was about 200 calories and I thought I'd probably need a bit more for lunch to sustain me through the day.

We're going to a Mexican restaurant tonight with friends and, well, that generally means CALORIE FEST. Even with cutting down on the "bad" stuff, the lighter Mexican stuff is still not so great for you. UGH. I was really hoping to make it all day on just two shakes but that did not happen. Oh well. I had an after work meeting that was cancelled so now I can go for a longer walk than I thought I'd be able to (shoot, if it's early enough after dinner maybe I can do a second walk!).

I'm finding that now that I am back on track with everything, I feel like I want to withdraw a bit again. Like tonight. I don't want to go out for dinner. I want to see my friends. I do not want to have to eat.  I know a lot of people do that "eat before you go" thing, so maybe I'll try that... Something light to fill me up a bit and then I'll eat less at the restaurant. Hopefully that little trick works!!

I know that there is a balance there...I'm just not a fan of wanting to find it right now. At the moment I WANT to be strict with myself. I want to only eat healthy and I want to exercise. I do not want to eat bad foods or miss working out (however light it may currently be). I know that balance is good, but I'm presently not there. I'm at the point where I really need to be strict. It helps me stay focused and make good choices. The downside to that is that I tend to become a bit antisocial because of it. SO tonight... I'm trying to find the balance.

Well, I'm off to go take the pups on a walk before I have to get ready to meet up with family and friends.

Hope you've had a good day!!!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

National Day of Running!

Happy National Day of Running!!

I'm bummed that I can't run today. I like to engage in the fun of celebrating a day like this (and there are some fun virtual 5Ks to participate in - and if you're really lucky, group runs in some places!). However, I'm supposed to be resting my knee. 

I'm also not playing volleyball tonight because of the knee. BUT my boyfriend's littlest brother has a baseball game this evening so we'll go to that. The night won't be totally lost of all fun! I'm also going to at least take a walk this evening after the game...Even if it's something as short as a mile or two. I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind going for a short walk with me. At least he better not!

Last night I looked and found ways to tape a knee for stability so I'll be trying those out.  I'm going to pick up some KT tape at the sports store tonight and work on taping it.  Even though it'll be a short, light walk I'm going to tape it before we head out. Hopefully it does the trick! I found some different methods of taping so I'm sure it'll be trial and error as far as figuring out which style will work for me. I'm not fond of the idea of having to tape anything before  a run, but if that's what I need to do in order to practice safe running, then that is what I will do!

My knee is still a bit sore but does seem better today.  I'm not sure walking the dogs last night was the greatest idea. With their excitement some sudden stops, twists, and other sometimes interesting body positions. I may have twisted it a bit more than I should have.  I don't think I did any damage to it or made it any worse.  It still isn't as bad as it had been so I'm hoping it's still just a little sore because it needs to set in place a bit longer. 

Well that's about it for now... I have to get moving so I can get to that baseball game.  Hope your week is going well!!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dog Walk Tuesday

Tuesdays and Thursdays are officially my dog walking days. It gets my dogs a little exercise, gives me some exercise and days off from running, and I really enjoy it. Sometimes I take them solo and sometimes I have company.... Just depends on the day!

Today we took a slightly different route than normal but covered some of the same area. I didn't map it out but I'd guess we did about 3.5 miles again... It took the typical dog walk time of just over an hour. As usual, they got occupied with  things like stopping and sniffing various objects and dive-bombing the grass. Always an adventure with those two!

I'm also taking it a little slow because I've been having some knee pain. Nothing bad but it's there. I noticed it quite a bit during my run yesterday. I went to the Chiropractor today and mentioned it to him. Apparently my patella shifted laterally. I didn't even know that could happen but it makes sense since other joints can move out of place. So he adjusted it and told me not to run for a few days to give it time to do whatever it is it needs to do. He also mentioned that I shouldn't over-do it and that it's a good thing that I decided to do a short race (rather than a longer distance) in a couple weeks. I'll be taking it slow then too and will, most likely, log my slowest 5K time.... But it's better to be cautious than to injure myself! Who knows... By then it may not be as much of an issue. 

So I won't be following my M/W/F running plan (or volleyball) this week. I'll still walk though because I need to get some activity in. That's my plan, by the way... Running those days, dog walking at least Tuesday and Thursday. I may walk the dogs on a weekend day of I'm not doing some other form of non-traditional exercise.... You know like moving or packing or unpacking!! One weekend day will also be my rest day for the week. 

Back to my knee.... I looked it up and found that other knee issues can cause it. One of those is chondromalacia patella. A few years ago I learned that I have that (along with a small Baker's cyst and a bone tumor at the site of a healing fracture at the top of my fibula - that I never even knew had been there). Chondromalacia patella is the wearing away of the cartilage under the patella. It generally occurs in younger athletes and is common among those who do sports like running and soccer. Females are more likely to develop it. Past injury, overuse, and poor muscle control can also be causes. It causes me pain at times if I haven't been running for a while and then start again, but generally it improves as my body readjusts. I'm thinking overuse may be why the pain flares up at times. 

This is also the knee that was smashed into the cement when I fell a few weeks ago. I didn't notice this type of pain until last week, with it worsening yesterday, so I don't think that's what caused it. Info notice a little tenderness when I touch the area that I hit but that's it. It is still bruised so that's probably why it's tender. 

Anyway hopefully with some test the knee will be all better soon! Due to having to take it easy I will probably just walk again tomorrow... Most likely with the dogs because walking is more fun why they go with me! I'll be missing Wednesday night volleyball tomorrow night because of the knee and dinner plans but hopefully I'll be ready for action next eek. This will give me one not time to practice my rusty skills too!

Hope you're having a good week so far!!


Monday, June 2, 2014

The Weekend (Plus a Little More) Re-Cap!

Hey all! 

I hope that you had an awesome weekend!  Mine was good, busy, and it went by too fast, but good.  I guess having a three day weekend last weekend made this one seem shorter than usual...So it goes.  I can't believe my last post was on Wednesday. I was going to post Thursday but just never got around to it, I guess!

So I guess I will start there...

Thursday after work I did a few things around the house and just relaxed for a bit.  A friend and I decided to have some girl time and take my dogs for a walk. We waited until a little later (around 8:00) so that it would have cooled off a bit for my dogs. We walked for about an hour and then I took the dogs on a slightly longer route home than I had to just to make it a longer walk for me.  The total for the dogs and I was about 3.6 miles and took a little over an hour. This is typical for dog-walking.  It's amazing how much faster I go when I don't have two crazy beasts to contend with!! They're actually not that bad...They just like to stop and check things out, sometimes they try to go in different directions, and they walk a little slower than I would.  Really, they're pretty good to walk... It's just a different kind of pace than when I'm alone. I just enjoy getting out and getting exercise, even if it's lower impact like that. I was also talking during this walk so I'm sure that slowed us down a little! The way I look at it is that it was physical activity, time with my dogs, and time with a friend. So much better than sitting on the couch all night!!

In our town we do a Petunia Parade every spring.  The place I work is part of this and they plant petunias in their assigned section. Planting day was a few weeks ago and over the holiday weekend someone decided that they would drive through one of our sections. So a few girls from work went out to re-plant some and I decided to help since I was unable to the original planting day. We talked to a guy who lives in that area and he said they do it every year; and typically run down his mailbox too.  So, we spent about an hour and a half or so replanting and caring for our petunias.  Hopefully another (or the same) jerk doesn't run them down again!

After that I joined the girls at a local Mexican restaurant for a couple margaritas and a light dinner. My boyfriend was mowing the lawn and then picked up the dogs from my Dad's shop, so I took him home some dinner when I left. It was nice to get out and spend some time with a few girls from work. One of my co-workers always has hilarious stories about her kids, so laughter is a guarantee. After I got home we finished watching Smackdown (he had watched it all) and then decided to have a fire.  We spent a couple hours just hanging out together outside and then we went to bed.

It was my boyfriend's Mom's Birthday on Sunday so we decided to go see her on Saturday...We figured we would have more time to spend with her if we did that. So we hung around the house for a bit, being lazy, and then went and spent late afternoon and evening with her and the fam that was there (his two youngest siblings). We had some drinks, ate some cake that we had taken out to her, and then went to hang out at the neighbors' property.  One guy lives there and the other people come up from down state on the weekends to camp.  We had a good time just hanging out and watching the kids ride around on various ATVs.

On Sunday my Mom called to tell me that she and my Dad were going to go clean out the rest of my old house.  This meant that if there were certain things left there that I wanted, I need to get down there and get them. Unfortunately we didn't escape before my parents got there so we spent some time cleaning (my Mom and I) and the guys did some yard work and minor repairs. Then we headed toward home. My parents dropped some garbage/junk off at my  Dad's shop and my boyfriend and I ran to the store to get some stuff for dinner and birthday gift for his friend. We went back to my house and unloaded the stuff I'd left at the old house (mostly garage items and a few clothes) and then we got dinner ready.  Since it was hot, we'd been busy and were tired we kind of took the easy way out as far as making dinner. I bought pre-made potato and macaroni salads and chips, and we got brat burgers. My boyfriend had the most involved job which was to grill the burgers.  After my parents left, I cleaned up and he took a nap before we headed over to see some friends and watch the latest WWE pay-per-view with them.  We got home kind of late last night (just after 11:00) and we were both exhausted so we went straight to bed.

And of course we were back into our usual routine day.... Back to work!

Today is a running day for me, so it's about time for me to go do that.  I'm undecided about whether I will run outside or plug in the treadmill. I'd rather run outside but the weather was not the greatest today. Earlier it was super humid, windy, and gray.  Then it rained. Now it's sunny but is still fairly windy and feels pretty darn humid.  So. I am undecided.  Either way, I will get that run in. I decided to do a 5K in a few weeks so that will give me a good reason to remain consistent with my running. I doubt I'll beat either of my previous times on this course, but that's okay. Right now I'm getting back into my running and I'm more concerned about getting out there than I am my time.  Endurance first; speed later! It feels good just to get out and run and be exercising again - so I'm happy about that.  Anyway, after I run and shower, I'll get dinner ready, and then it's time for Monday wrestling date night (seriously I don't know why I am STILL calling it that, but I am... Habit, maybe?). 

Hope you had a fantastic weekend and that your week goes well!!!