If you don't know, I have been able to finally start getting back into running/working out. I am really taking it easy to reduce any risks, just enjoying slowly getting back into it.
I'm also working on I guess what most would call a "life event", so I have been a little behind on the blogging, responding and visiting lately. I'll explain more of that and begin sharing a few details about everything now:
Last Week numbers, keeping in mind they are lower because I am only a few weeks in, I look forward to the coming months as those numbers go up and reflect more running!
24 Miles total for the week.
(Normally I wouldn't count walking, but since I am getting back into it, for now I am). So the breakdown ratio of last weeks mileage is: Walking: 17 Miles Running: 7 Miles.
(The picture below is from one mornings walk/run just as the mornings storm was passing out. Its hard to see, but it was gorgeous watching those storm clouds roll up over the snowy mountains.)
On a side note: My work ankle tendon(s) injury had been responding the extra activity nicely, although I am still babying it a little. If things keep going well, I'll force myself to quit doing that in a few weeks.
As for my back, walking puts it into what I like to call excruciating pain even after 5 minutes of it. Running doesn't aggravate it nearly as much. My theory is because running form has that slight lean forward. Also I think it bumps things in the back around a little doing what I assume is not letting the arthritis portion to build up as much??? Who knows, your guess is as good as mine on that. All I can say is I look forward to when I am only running and not having to walk!
I'm down 8 pounds now. I'm just going to be completely honest, losing this weight I can already tell is going to likely be one of the hardest things I have ever done.
While I have been busy lately, I have got out and spent some fun time with a few of my nieces and nephews. After mom told the kids no more sugar, I took two of them on a walk so she could go shopping. Since I made them walk a mile and a half, I ignored their moms notions and of course we went and filled up on Slurpee's on the way! (It was a beautiful warm 65 degrees, so why not!)
Oh, my sister was so embarrassed that I let her daughter dress herself and go out walking around her neighborhood trails with those 80's socks and tennis shoes with the dress, LOL I told my niece go wear whatever you want, and she came down and since this is how she looked, I told her she just looked awesome. Ignoring her mom, and we left LOL
After our walk we joined up with a few more of my nieces and nephews as well as two of my sisters and hit up one of their hot tubs for a little fun and pizza. (I mean the whole eat an hour before you swim thing isn't really true, right, at least it's a rule we ignore LOL.) It was nice though, I think we sat in the hot tub for 2 hours, we were all a little dehydrated getting out, oops:) I told the kids I didn't want my hair to get wet, so of course I left drenched!
The books above are actually what I have read over the past few weeks. Still loving the Bloodlines series, I hope to start the 6th in the series this week. I like the Glass Sword, but I wanted to like it SOOO much more than I did. The first book Red Queen just had my hopes set to high, because it was so fabulous.
LIFE CHANGING PLANS
I mentioned a while back I am in the process of trying to figure out what I want to do as far as career changes go. Since I am forced to.
First let me say, obviously if you read my blog you likely already know I am an "After the Fact" blogger for safety reasons. So I hate to be vague in this, but for right now I have to be, sorry!
I was at a complete dead end, no clue point until Tuesday last week. Then my mom mentioned an idea to me. One I would have never thought of or even started to consider. Well within 4 hours as I looked into it more I began to realize this may just be the answer I have been praying for.
So this week begins a little lets just call it hands on research. (Sorry here is the vague part.) Depending on a few things that should happen later this week, and a detailed conversation I need to have with someone, a little more thought, and then another conversation with a few other individuals. I may have the answer and solution to what I have been searching for and may be able to announce it soon! I will say, although this direction and idea is new, I am probably more excited about it, and more scared about it than any other idea so far. Nothing else has made my stomach drop, terrified me a little and excited me and kept me up at nights in thought as this idea has. Which means, it may very well be the right thing to do, LOL
With that said I have to apologize ahead of time, as I may be away from blogging 2-3 days later this week. I love blogging and I even more so enjoy seeing what all my favorite bloggers are up to. But what I am working on right now is very important and will impact the entire future of my life so I need to dedicate some time to it this week, and I will be back to visiting you all soon after! So if you don't see me for a few days, this is why.
I have a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card that started today. CLICK HERE and come enter for a chance to win!
I am linking up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin today for their Weekly Wrap!
So tell me something fun you did this past week?
Or tell me about a life changing decision you made.