We’ve spent half our marriage with more than 2 animals: first there were 2 cats (aka the girls), and when one of the girls had to be put to sleep, we adopted 2 kittens (aka the boys). 10 years ago we adopted Chester, after the last girl had to be put to sleep; keeping us at 3 furkids. A year later we adopted Lola, and then there were 4 — which really made moving 2000 miles across the country so much fun. Not!
For now we’re going to hang out with just Lola and Gizmo. Lola doesn’t seem to be mourning Chester and I know Gizmo isn’t mourning him; in fact, Giz would be so happy if Lola disappeared, too, but he actually seems a bit more relaxed with just Lola now — which is really odd, because they never seemed to get along. Maybe 2 dogs were just too threatening to him — who knows? Or maybe he’s more comfortable because he has moved into the alpha slot.
Oh wait, you came here to find out how my fitness is going? Pretty good, actually!
Don’t forget to join up Holly of Hoho Runs and Tricia of Misssippipiddlin to recap your week and be inspired by what others are doing — including the fact that both our hosts ran their first marathon yesterday!
- Monday: Yogaworks AM, Kickbox Bootcamp Fat Blaster WU, Tone It Up Bikini KB workout
- Tuesday: Holly Mosier 10 Min Yoga, Easy 4.5 on treadmill, dogwalk
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, 7 minutes biking warmup, TIU Mermaid
- Thursday: YFPR Hips & Emotional Stress, Easy 4 miles with some fartlek thrown in last mile, dogwalk
- Friday: Brazilian Body Capoeria WU, TIU Kettletoning, Dogwalk
- Saturday: 6 mile LSD with Darlene, YFR Foundation postrun, Dogwalk
- Sunday: Star Wars. Well, I did walk around the mall some . . .
Mileage: 14.5 (+ .25)
Tuesday was just cold. It was sunny, but I just didn’t feel up to facing the cold, even though I know that once I get out there and moving, it’s okay; so I took to the treadmill. I tell myself it’s easier on my knees and hips . . .
I had originally planned to do another run Friday, but I looked at this weekend’s weather, and Sunday called for rain and lots of it (but much warmer). I had a feeling Darlene was going to want to run on Saturday, so even though it made my day very busy on Thursday, I got it done. And I got to get out of my neighborhood.
I’d forgotten how nice it is to run somewhere other than my neighborhood. There are several chances for snow in the upcoming week, so I may have to stay in the neighborhood again (because it’s hard to find a cleared area to run in), but for now I am taking advantage of having more freedom to be away from home!
And yes, Saturday, Darlene and I met up again. She did 5 miles before I met up with her, and I helped her cool down the last 6.
Sushi. I swear if I could eat sushi every day, I just might. Even better, sushi delivered! I just didn’t feel like going out Saturday night, and last week we finally tried getting delivery from one of my favorite sushi places. It’s only about a mile and a half away, but winter makes me want to just stay cooped up in my house (until it doesn’t).
Seriously, the thought of showering, feeding Lola & Gizmo, getting changed . . . it just seemed like too much work (but I did shower).
Star Wars; yes, we finally got to it. Unfortunately we happened on a tv show in passing, before we went to the movies, that just threw out a spoiler. At least they didn’t say how.
We both thought it was good, not great; really, it seemed like a rehashing of the original Star Wars with new characters. And old ones, of course.
Obviously Rey was born to someone important — for much of the film I was guessing Leia and Han; that they had twins and hid one away; towards the end of the movie I was guessing Luke. I guess we’ll have to stay tuned.
Finally make a decision about VA Beach . . . sort of. We had decided to do it, but I thought about it overnight, and decided I’d rather wait until next year when we can sign up earlier (hopefully) and pay a lot less (and pray for a mild winter again).
I have been eyeing the Kiawah Island Half for a while, and we made the decision to do that, but now I’m going to drive my husband bonkers and look at what else is available in December (in a area that is usually warm, or at least warmer).
Because this year is the 39th Kiawah, and maybe for the 40th they’ll do something special? It may still be the one we’ll settle on, but for now, I think there will be a fall half and one in December, God willing, and, of course, Shipyard Maine Coast half in May (don’t forget to use the code JLitt to get $5 off your registration — it’s going to be a fun, pretty race!).
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