Monday, March 14, 2016

Running, Playing and Some Life Changing Planning

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:

WALKING/RUNNING

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!

WEIGHT LOSS

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.

PLAY TIME

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.

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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.

41 comments :

  1. I always count my walking miles. Walking is cross training, and in my mind, every bit of exercise and mileage counts. In the end, its all helping make you stronger.

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  2. I'm excited for your Kristy as things seem to be going your way. That 8 pound weight loss is huge and that is alot of mileage in a week for someone just starting back up. Of course walking miles count. :)

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  3. I hope the new direction works out! It sounds exciting. That's so strange that the walking hurts your back more than the running :( Hopefully that won't be the case much longer or at least you can transition to more running.

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  4. ooooh sounds so exciting. I am prayerful for you that everything works out for you the way that will best fit you!!! Best of luck!

    So glad your body is allowing you to be more active...continued luck with that.

    BAD AUNTY!!!!.....no more sugar does not mean a cupful of sugar...lol!!! So typical!!!

    I think your niece looks so cute!

    The cloud pic with the mountains is pretty.

    'See' you soon! Good luck this week!

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  5. exciting!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it! 8 pounds is huge- congrats!

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  6. Ah, the anticipation! I hope it works out for you and that you love it.

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  7. It may look like a lot, but it's not. I had been walking quite a bit before (weddings are usually 5-10 miles of walking days.) So my body was used to walking a few miles already.
    But since I have only been at the "running" training 3 weeks, I am taking that super easy. I'm only up to 1-2 miles a day it will be a long while before I convert all the walking into running:) But maybe in another month things will work more that way:)

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  8. I know, the weird thing is I talked to another person who has the same thing as me and she notices the same thing, she can run but not walk far. I have no idea the why's on it, but I'll take it, LOL

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  9. Thanks! I am excited about the plans that hopefully will play out after today and I can see the path I am going to go on next:)
    Bad aunt, but awesome aunt, LOL Hey they had to walk a mile back home so ehh they burned the calories, LOL
    Thanks, I love spring storms and watching them roll over the mountains pictures can never do them justice:)

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  10. Thanks! I hope so too, I am looking forward to seeing how this week all plays out, that is for sure!

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  11. Oh ya, I am taking it terribly slow. I took 3 weeks to work up to 1-2 miles a day, and my body responded to it very nicely. I'll go another week like that before I decide to start converting some of the walking more into running. No risk taking necessary, I want to get it back and I am in no rush:) Thanks friend!!!

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  12. Good luck with your choices!!! I'd love to make a career change, but have been stuck for far too long.

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  13. Michelle@Running with AttitudeMarch 8, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Kristy it's great that you're back to running! Good luck with your plans - I'll look forward to hearing more about it.

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  14. In my world 8 lbs is amazing! It gets to a point where weight just won't budge so own it, girl! All the best with your vague new direction! :)

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  15. Sorry to hear you had an ankle injury, but good that you're getting back into it! I'm sure it feels wonderful!

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  16. I hope your ankle heals up soon. Congratulations on your wieght loss. Your neices and nephews are adorable. Good luck with your life changing new direction.

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  17. Hope you are feeling better so you can get back to regular run/walking. Can't wait to hear about your plans.... keep us posted !

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  18. I'm sorry to hear about your persisting back pain. :[[ I'm glad your ankle is doing a little better now though (mine too)!

    I feel ya on the after-the-fact blogging--I definitely do that too! Wishing you the best, and I hope you get to pursue whatever you set your sights on! <3

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  19. I typically distinguish my non-running miles unless I'm in a similar situation...which I am! :) y mileage is basically a joke these days so I don't even tally it b/c it would be depressing. I never blog about things until they're real, especially when they have to do with my "normal life" aka not running! Excited for you in this new chapter :) <3

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  20. Congrats on the 8 lbs so far, and great mileage for the week too! That's been better than mine lately.
    I'm praying for everything you have coming up, and everything will happen exactly the way it supposed to. Btw, i'm pretty sure they think you're the best aunt in the world!

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  21. Very exciting! I hope the new venture works out for you.
    Congrats on getting back into fitness. Glad you are feeling up to it.

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  22. I'm so happy to hear you are able to do some running and walking again. It's so interesting that the running feels better than walking - it's what I've found, too, while recovering from my own back injury. I guess it's a sign our bodies were meant to run :)

    Looking forward to hearing about the new career!

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  23. Good to see you walking/running! You got some good mileage. Sorry to hear about the pain though. You walking/running path looks nice and the view of the mountains you get looks awesome! I'm excited for you and looking forward to hearing what you have planned for your new career! Wishing you the best!

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  24. Slurpees! Does that takes me back! My Granddaddy would stop "in town" with us at the 7 Eleven for a Slurpee. It sounds like things are going in the right direction for you! I'm impressed with your mileage already. And 8 pounds is great! I'm excited to hear about your new venture. We don't follow the wait an hour before you swim rule at our house! Who has time for that? Thanks for linking with us Kristy.

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  25. First of all, if the above picture is the hot tub you are referring to, I think that is the largest hot tub I've ever seen!!!
    Your mileage for just starting back up is awesome. I am sorry you are still experiencing back pain though.
    Can't wait to hear more about the new changes coming up!

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  26. Thanks, it's been fun to finally get back into it!

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  27. I'd like to get to that point your at:) Right now I have plenty to lose so the faster it can come off the better:)

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  28. Thanks, it was a work injury that happened over 3 years ago, it's been a long process but hopefully this time it will work out and I can get back into running as I like!

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  29. Thanks, it was from a work injury over 3 years ago so it will never fully heal. But getting it good enough to run, has been the plan and so far so good:) YAY
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Thanks! I wish my back was curable, but eventually I will learn to adjust and manage it.
    That is awesome your ankle is doing better, yay!!
    Oh ya, I just prefer to be a mostly after the fact blogger, I think there are a lot of us like that out there!

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  31. Totally agree on your comment about not blogging about things until they are real. I actually prefer to only be an after the fact blogger on pretty much everything. Sometimes I think it makes it more interesting that way, LOL or that could just be me:) Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Thanks Katie! Oh I think they do think I am the best aunt in the world, I tell them it's true all the time, so eventually they'll believe it forever LOL LOL
    It's been nice these past few weeks to get back into running, not exactly easy but nice to actually do it!

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  33. Thanks Julie! I think it will so I am excited about it! I'm enjoying getting back to running too, thanks!

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  34. Thanks Sun! I have enjoyed the past 3 weeks getting back into running in a lot of ways, and the ways I haven't. I am looking forward to when I am in better shape and it feels better and easier!
    Hope your own back starts to get better for you! I have talked with a couple of people with lower back problems and they all say running is better than walking for them too, crazy, but like you said I guess it means our bodies were meant to run!!!

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  35. Yeah, that is the hot tub. Its a larger one, but probably just looks bigger because of the angle, you throw 8 adults in there and it starts filling up, kids just take up less space, LOL!
    The past 3 weeks have been a slow build on the running front, but it's coming. I'm only about 1-2 miles a day and can't tell you how much I am looking forward to getting into better shape as that changes. The back pain will never go away, I am just looking forward to getting used to it, and figuring how to manage it better although I will admit if I didn't have to deal with back issues I would love running so much more:)
    Thanks, I am looking forward to these new life changes to, I'll have to tell you about them sometime. I am really excited about it all!

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  36. Thanks Sharon! It's coming slowly, but the fact that I can is all that matters. I am really looking forward to a month or two down the road when I can be running a lot more, sweet thoughts:) LOL
    It's a nice path, and it has some pretty views. The city I live in paved it a year ago, and left the other side of the canal dirt road so depending on my mood I can trail run or road run, LOL

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  37. Oh what fun memories of Slurpees!!! I have a memory every time I see a can of coke that reminds me of my grandparents:) Great times!
    Thanks, the 8 pounds has not been easy but I am glad to see it finally dropping! I am enjoying running, its very little 1-2 miles a day but I will take it!
    Oh, ya I really think the wait an hour before you swim is just a myth, LOL Like you said, who has time for that!

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  38. Tricia MissSippiPiddlinMarch 8, 2017 at 6:26 PM

    I bet the kiddos had a great time in the hot tub! I'm so glad you are on the right path, seems things are just steam rolling ahead for you! This is so exciting about you new news I can't wait to hear more about it Kristy!!! Thank you for linking up with us!

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