Cross Training, Dumbledore and Red Dots!

Yesterday I ended my week long vacation from working out (aka being completely lazy) and did some cross training.

45 minutes stationary bike, 15 minutes elliptical – while watching football of course.


It felt really good to get a sweat in again!

The good news is today my ankle is feeling wayyy better. No swelling, soreness or pain when walking! 

I am kind of feeling like I could go for a small run tonight…?

I should probably give it another day just to be sure. But I really want to run. It’s been over a week since I’ve run down to my beach! I really need to go there asap.

You know how Dumbledore has the Pensieve in Harry Potter?


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Well, the ocean is kind of like my Pensieve. Instead of using a wand to siphon off my thoughts into a Pensieve, I go running and siphon off my thoughts into the ocean. It’s good for both Dumbledore and my sanity to do this.

Okay, I will stop being a nerd now and just leave you with this photo of Cecil chasing the red dot.


Someday I will get a red ball and drop it at just the right moment so that he can actually catch the red dot. It will be the best day of his life.

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? 

Longest you’ve ever gone without running?



  1. Nicole
    November 18, 2013 / 10:30 am

    Yay, I’m so glad your ankle’s feeling better:) Harry Potter all the way for me! My boyfriend is a LOTR fan, so when we first started dating we forced each other to sit through each other’s series. I’m starting to come around a little bit, but there’s nothing like binge reading/watching HP over and over;) A few weeks ago I took a week off from running, but normally it’s 3 days max before I start to go crazy!

    • November 18, 2013 / 10:36 pm

      My boyfriend is LOTR guy too. I watched the movies and actually really enjoyed them A LOT. However, when I tried to read the books I just couldn’t get into them – which is really weird, right? It’s usually the other way around!