Sometimes it just feels like life is an ocean and the waves are lapping over you, right? Oh, or is that just me With the blur of the garage sale over, now it’s time to clean up the aftermath. Clean the house, which hasn’t been cleaned forever due to energy spent on sale, mouth, and sickness. Box up the leftovers – keep or donate? Pack away the signs, tables, markers, tape and everything else that migrated to my garage! The good part is that this will all be taken care of in the next few days if I put my mind to it.
Fun thing that happened this weekend… my daughter is practically a woman now…. we taught her how to mow the yard!! She was actually quite interested in learning after she realized that her brother is too little to do it. Sibling rivalry at it’s best. She declared it was “really hard”, but she did finish the front yard – despite the super humid weather and warm temps. Her face was red for hours afterwards!!
That humidity was a killer Sunday morning on my run. I ran 6 miles around the hood. I was shocked how easy I did my first 6 miler Saturday, thinking I would be exhausted after 1 mile, and shocked today on how hard this run was!! I was sore and the humidity was dragging me down. Around 3 miles it turned into “oh, I’ll just walk a little until I get to the next driveway”. That happened more than once this morning! Still, it was good to be outside and running.
Slightly bad news – mouth is feeling almost all better, but part of my graft fell off Now I’ve got a spot that is looking quite naked. Uh oh. It doesn’t hurt, but it sure isn’t pretty. I’m going to the Dr. tomorrow to get it checked out and see what needs to be done about it, if anything. I honestly don’t know what they do about that. But I know for sure I really don’t want them digging in my mouth for more “donor” tissue again! Owwwwww! I’m hoping they have some “press-on gums” that they can apply to it for a touch up. LOL!
I took a day off from running today because I’m really feeling it from the big 2 days of running this past week. Most noticeable is the soreness in my calves. Sore calves are one of the “side effects” of transitioning into Newton shoes.
From Newton’s website here.
I really didn’t think 2 weeks off running would affect my calves that much, but I was running a lot more in my Asics Nimbus shoes for Boston training, so I guess that’s why.
I am loving the mirrors located in the “workout room” now. I’m so happy I found them!! I got up early and did a little bit of weights this morning. My old Asics shoes were so excited to be getting out of my closet! (what, your shoes don’t get excited to workout??) They are GT-2150’s, which are as old as dirt and felt like bricks on my feet. It’s no wonder they don’t get to run with me anymore!
Q: Mowing the grass – child labor, or paid help?
We are debating if the kids should get paid to mow the grass. I don’t remember getting paid when I was a kid!
Q: Do you prefer the cold winter runs (sub freezing!) or humid summer runs?