Hey there! I hope you had a great weekend. Adam and I both have today and tomorrow off of work, so we’re off to the beach today! Not a bad way to spend a Monday :).
Over the weekend we worked our tails off on the house again. We made quite a lot of changes to the lighting in the house since we moved in: installing recessed lighting, removing chandeliers, taking down wall lighting, etc.
This has all left a bunch of holes in the ceiling in the walls, so Adam went around patching them up.
Then I came through and painted the areas so that they blend in with their surroundings. We still need to paint some areas on the ceiling but that will have to be for a later date when we’re in the mood to move all of the furniture out of the way!
Working on the house put me into Cleaning Mode and I ended up giving my makeup brushes a thorough washing for the first time in… well, too long.
I realized I was out of brush cleanser, so I decided to the cleansing oil I use on my face. It did the job perfectly! Now I have nice, clean brushes.
Cecil loves to help out around the house, but ended up getting in the way when Adam and his dad were installing some new recessed lighting in the kitchen. He ended up having to spend some time in his room alone, so when he finally was allowed out we took him out for a walk in the park!
At one point I stopped to take some pics and Adam walked on ahead. I had to speed walk to catch back up and within that couple of minutes my calves started to get tight. Just that annoying daily reminder of why I’m not running right now.
I do have to say for a couple of days after I did this workout my arms were sore as heck. I definitely plan to do it again soon.
Last week I blogged about maybe trying to find a way to keep running. After thinking it through some more, I’m going to just let running be until after I am officially cleared by the doctor to run like normal. I’m going to stick with strength training and maybe add in some pool running. I’ll probably keep up with a couple of walks per week as well.
I officially cancelled my registration and hotel for the runDisney Wine & Dine challenge. Even though runDisney has a no refund / no deferral policy, they were kind enough to give me a Disney gift card for about 1/2 the amount I paid for the races after I explained why I had to drop.
I can’t use the gift card to pay for future races but I can use it for merchandise at future runDisney events so that’s something to consider. Maybe I’ll sign up for the Wine & Dine challenge for 2018. Anyone else planning to be there?
A part of me is still hopeful that I’ll get into the London marathon for April, and another part of me hopes that I don’t get in. I had envisioned crossing the finish line there after a great training cycle in cool(er) fall weather here in Florida. However, by the time I am able to start running again after surgery it may be upwards of five or six months since I last ran. And I would have to jump right into marathon training.
What will my endurance be like after that much time off? Will I even be able to run 5K without feeling totally drained? It feels so crazy to even think about that but I’ve never had to take this much time off of running before so I have no idea what to expect.
Whatever happens it’ll be fine because I’ll be back to running :). In the mean time I’ve got this little boy to hang out with and plenty of time to plan my comeback!
I’m off to the beach – I hope you have a great Monday!
What did you get up to this weekend?
Doing anything exciting for the 4th of July?!
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