Welcome to Monday. I have my annual physical today and am currently fasting. Yeah. I have to fast every year for bloodwork, and of course, I'm one those who gets very cranky when I'm hungry. It may turn into hangry. They wanted me to subsist on water this morning but no. I'm not following that rule since I need my caffeine. I do think I've started getting caffeine headaches, so that's a no, I won't just stick with water. If you take away my food, you will not take away my tea.
I made quite a bit of progress this weekend on watching Halloween movies. I watched Hocus Pocus Friday evening, then got Coppola's Dracula on Netflix. I'd never actually seen it from beginning to end, and only saw clips here and there. I think the clips made it look scarier than it is. I still have some movies to watch, and even though I set out to watch the Harry Potter movies and didn't quite get there, I also watched Prisoner of Azkaban. That's my favorite Harry Potter movie. I love the re-imaging Alfonso Cuaron did when he became the director.
I had a good week of running too with 3.25 on Monday, 3.5 on Thursday, and 2.75 on Saturday. I made it one of my current goals to be more consistently running around 3 miles or more if I'm feeling good. This was the first week I was able to get 3 runs at the distance I wanted. I pulled back a little on Saturday since the week's runs had been so good, and my legs did feel a little heavy. I also ended up getting a massage on Sunday since my quads were feeling knotty, but the therapist spent the whole hour on my upper back. I ended up having so much tension in my upper back and shoulders I didn't know was there. It did make sense with everything going on right now, but I hadn't felt anything. I hope releasing that tension will help release tension I felt in my lower back. It hasn't been bad, but there are times it does feel tight.
I also nested a little this weekend. Fall temps mean I can actually use the kitchen more, and I made chili on Saturday, and muffins Sunday morning. It's fun to get more recipes out as it continues to feel like fall. It was in the 50s Saturday morning when I ran, and I knew it was perfect to make my first batch of chili. I don't put beans in my chili. Not only is not chili, according to Texans, but I also don't eat a lot of beans. I won't put it in if I'm making it for myself. I got 3 meals out of it with leftovers, so cooking will be easy this week.
Linking up with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekend Wrap-up.