Yay for six years in a row with no hurricanes making landfall in Florida! I can’t believe it will be December tomorrow.
My 5-miler last night went much better than my run on Saturday. I didn’t have any of the strange “burning shin” thing happening. My new Adidas running shoes felt great. I had no pain in my knees doing lunges in Bodyflow today, so that is a true testament to the shoes. I often have some knee pain when doing lunges the day after running. There was a bit of walking mixed in, but overall, I was happy with the run, especially compared to Saturday when I basically couldn’t run much at all. The stats for both runs will be on my “Still Running” page whenever I get around to updating it.
I need to cut out the unnecessary walking on my runs. I KNOW that I don’t really need the walking interludes, but then again, I often manage to talk myself into a “why not just walk a little?” attitude while running. Last night when every grain of my psyche was telling me to WALK, I took a mental assessment of my physical body. I wasn’t breathing very hard. My legs didn’t hurt or feel heavy. I couldn’t figure out WHY my mind wanted me to walk so badly. It just did. Running is 95% mental, truly.
On the walk this morning I determined that Chewie’s digestive system seems to be back to normal (I won’t elaborate), so he was allowed to re-enter the boys’ room when we got home. After being banned from hanging out in there for a couple of days, he was so happy. He went right to his favorite spot…Mack’s pillow.
Notice that I didn’t say that I quickly ate breakfast so that I could get to the gym in time for spin class. I decided that walking, biking and Bodypump were enough for today. Right? Right? Thanks for the comments yesterday…I know that I have disordered thoughts towards exercise and food. I just do.
There were some ladies selling jewelry at the gym this morning. Instead of using the ten extra minutes I had before pump on the elliptical, I went shopping. I actually bought a few gifts for some very special people from these ladies.
Whatever, it’s my house.
After I ate lunch I ran out to the small-box hardware store for some Xmas light-hanging supplies. I love this hardware store so I always try to support them when I can. They are only about half a mile away from both a Home Depot and a Lowe’s, so I worry about how long they will survive.
I just realized that I forgot to edit most of these pictures. Thus you get to see my acne in the above photo. Yes, I love Photoshop. I usually do a really quick crop, contrast, brighten thing to most of my photos…and fix my acne.
He remembered me from the last time I took pictures of my random home-improvement purchases. I did feel famous for about a second, but no. I’m just the weird blog-lady to him.
I got about 80% of the lights hung, so I’ll hold off on a picture of them until I’m finished. Be prepared to be impressed. Well, now I’m worried that I’ve built it up too much.
We saw lots of Christmas lights on our family evening walk tonight.
That’s all I got.