I feel bad I haven't had as much time as normal to get around to visit all my favorite bloggers as much as I would have liked. I have a few more weeks of craziness to get through, and I am looking forward to getting back into blogging as I normally like to.
I am on target for where I wanted to be coming back after taking those 2 months off when I was really sick (5-6 miles 5 days a week).
On a good note, If you remember about 3 months or so back I went to take a step and something happened to my right foot and it literally could not take the pressure. It healed after a week or so, mostly. But every time for months I would run about 2-5 minutes into it I would get this cramp in the side of my foot and up into my calf and it was a stop go, stop go process as I would try to get the cramp worked out. I never could figure out what was wrong. But based on the fact that I have not had it happen since I took the 2 months off. My guess is I must have pulled something maybe an inner calf tear??
Either way, no matter what it was. I guess I should thank the 2 month sickness because sometimes even when you feel it's something bad happening, sometimes things happen to help fix other things and I think the illness was a little miracle in disguise.
As for the 2 1/2 year long (as of now) tendon work injury, it's been doing okay. The swelling this week was light to moderate and I have been able to keep the pain down to minimal. I am still determined it will actually heal, but until I have gone a couple of months without problems, I still air on the cautious side.
If you ignore the fact that whomever they are, they obviously have a hoarder problem. Hence the piles of junk under the porch. They stage this dummy, and change out the costume or look each week or two. Last year when I discovered it it made me smile as sometimes it is creative. I was happy to see the dummy back and looks like this week he's a guitar player:)
5 DAY GOAL to 100,000 STEPS
My sisters and I were having a contest this week to see if we could hit 100,000 steps in 5 days.
I am happy to admit, I did it YAY and neither of my other two sisters hit the goal. Of course I was still working on it with a late night Friday workout and finally hit my 100k in 5 days by 11:15pm...
With life so busy, the only way to do it is for me to be at 60-75% of my goal by 8am each day and then when I am finally home and life calms, around 10-11pm at night I have added another 30-40 minute 2nd workout to get to the last part of the day's goal.
This week's going to be out of my control busy, so I am not setting a main step goal plan, but I would love to hit that again if life allows the time!
I actually wasn't going to talk about this, but I am going to share just to show how some people are beyond clueless and have no idea or care at how rude they are.
I had a crazy experience this last week, with an insane woman who was beyond the boarder of complete rudeness!
I was out on a morning run, and it was during morning rush hour traffic. This woman pulls into the middle median lane (in traffic) and starts yelling at me to wait.
So mid run I stop, thinking she needs directions and has a odd way to go about it.
She dodges two lanes of traffic, I just see this woman with a crazy huge afro running at me trying not to get hit as she crosses 2 more lanes of traffic.
She gets to me, I am guarded (I am on the sidewalk next to the road) not sure what she wants.
She hands me this small piece of paper and says to me, "you look like this might be something you would be interested in.)
I look at the paper, reading it: It's an ad for a weight loss Herbalife product, and a Biggest Loser weight loss competition....
I look back at her, more stunned than anything. Watching her cross the busy lanes again to get back to her car. I am not even embarrassed to admit as I watched her try to avoid getting hit. I was thinking that if she did get hit, I wouldn't of felt all that bad for her.
First of all, yes I have a few pound to lose. But I am not so overweight that everyone who looks at me hopes I can drop a few. Second, she wasn't all that much smaller than me, in fact you add her afro hair and the weight of that alone might have brought her near my own weight....
I was offended for a few minutes, but then got over it. I only pocketed the paper, because I am pretty much against littering streets, but the next garbage can I passed, it went in it!
I did take a break from my busy week on Thursday and visited Lagoon a Beach (a local water park.)
I will say, if you need to feel better about yourself and how you look in your own swim suit, just visit a water park! I will never understand how some people can be so comfortable in their skin to bare it (almost to) all no matter how it may look.
I wish I was more comfortable in my own skin, but in some ways I am glad I am not:)
The phrase, less is more, doesn't always apply to swimwear in my opinion:)
However, you also have to be careful and force yourself to keep your mouth shut. Because in my mind if my boob was literally hanging out of the side of my top for the world to see, I would definitely want someone to tell me. But apparently some get more annoyed at you telling them about a problem that they don't consider a problem in the first place...
That and we are in the triple digit temps each day and have a full week of 100+ days coming up. I find that even though I actually enjoy the heat, I don't eat quite as much when it's hot and I drink a lot more water which I think is going to help with dropping more weight!
Talk about hot, my new car with the black leather interior, well let's just say. It may look nice and pretty, but oh is it HOT! I had one of those thicker hard plastic water bottles sitting in the cup holder of my car on Saturday. Well when I went to get into it, I notice the lid had popped off, a closer look the entire thing melted down and shrunk... Ya, now that is crazy hot! Although, I hate touching the inside of the car in the summer, the inside of the car should be great in the winter!
So that is a little brief on my week. How did you week go?