Now that I'm not training for anything right now, a lot of this has been going on. It's easy to relax when the cat demands attention and falls asleep on me.
I don't expect it to last much longer because we started to dry out from the rain, and Saturday morning was rather muggy. I see it as a preview of the heat we're going to get. We are in to late May, and summer usually starts to make itself known by now. By full on summer, Allie's sprawled out on an end table. She's already spending more time off the bed at night, and I'm going to have to adjust to her not being right up against me when I go to sleep. Part of it could be good because she is a little heat machine, but I'm so used to her snuggling right on up.
I had planned to run a couple miles on Saturday, but between the muggy feeling and getting ingredients for the Jimmy Buffett tailgate this coming weekend, I didn't get around to it. I'm making a Caribbean island lime shrimp recipe, and key lime bars. I discovered there's a brand that Kroger carries that sells key lime juice, which makes things SOOOO much easier. Key limes are much smaller than regular limes, and I've found 3 bags are needed to get the amount of juice my Martha Stewart recipe calls for, 2/3 of a cup. Now I don't have to worry about that and just put the juice in. Awesome!
I bought a new book Sunday, and I always get a thrill when I buy a new book. I'm a little behind on my Amazon wish list, but I'm slowly making my way through them. This one is #11 for the Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch mysteries and was released when I was traveling to Disneyland. Right before that trip, I read First Ladies of Running by Amby Burfoot, just in time to motivate me even more for the race. I have a number of historical mysteries and historical novels to work through, and it's time to hunker down now that it's summer.
I'm keeping up with my strength training too. My mom had bought two Pure Barre DVDs to try out and decided it wasn't for her and sent them to me. Great! I'd wanted to buy a couple for this summer and she offered to send hers, so now I have 3 discs to use. Every strength session involves my legs to keep up with my PT. The Pure Barre sessions allow me to work on my upper strength since that's as important as lower body. I could feel myself running faster before Tink, and I hope to continue that. I have my eye on the Bolder Boulder next spring, and I need to work on my strength big time if I'm to improve on my time. That does mean I need a 5k or 10k this fall to register with. The first 30 waves require proof of time to finish under 68 minutes, and while I don't think I'll get there, it'd still be nice to see what I can do speed wise this fall.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up.