Sunday, July 8, 2018

Monday Musings 7/9

It's Monday, and a full work week at that.  Anyone else thrown off with the holiday in the middle of the week?  I worked 3.5 days last week, so 5 days will be rough, even if it is back to normal.

I got my stitches out Thursday afternoon!  I can't yet eat whatever I want because I still need to be careful with the new gum tissue, but I have more flexibility about what I can eat.  If I want to have crunchy food, I'll chew on the left side of my mouth.  My dentist said everything is looking great, and in 3 weeks, I can add back more foods to eat.  Everything should be fully healed by Alaska, and I'll have no restrictions.


My running continued this week, all outside too!  I got my run done early Tuesday before I started work, Thursday I had the afternoon off for my dentist appointment, and I got out Saturday morning, still a little too late.  It was 75/feels like 80 when I got out, and I pushed it to two miles.  It was 80/feels like 86 when I finished.  I was wiped too for most of the afternoon.  I slept until 7 both mornings, and it's obvious my body needs sleep.  I hope this means the acupuncture is working.   I am trying to avoid the treadmill, but I will use it if I need to with the extra sleep and this heat wave.


I continued to watch the World Cup Friday and Saturday, and I am disappointed Sweden is out.  I was pulling for them to continue their run.  All the experts never really gave them much thought, and said they overachieved by making it to the World Cup.  Well, they won their group and made it to the quarterfinals.  This World Cup has been nuts, and it makes me wonder what would've happened if our team had qualified, if our veterans could've pulled their heads out long enough to beat Trinidad.


I'm still bitter.

Sunday was a lazy day after my strength training session.  I had thought to postpone my run Saturday morning to Sunday, but Sunday was just as hot.  It was already 80 degrees when I was driving to Target at 8am.  Ugh!  I call Sunday a two-shower day.  I showered after my lifting session, and before bed.  Anybody else do this on hot summer days?  I got out for a couple more errands, including stopping to pick up more Rock Tape.  I have two rolls, one with pre-cut strips.  I'm curious if I'll like the pre-cut strips.  They're set at 10", and I don't think it'll need all of that.  If I have to cut them shorter, I will.  When I was looking online at Rock Tape, I saw there's a design with autumn leaves.  Of course that got the wheels turning, and wanting that for my fall race. 


I also got 3 tubes of Nuun.  It's hot enough that I need to replenish the electrolytes after each run.  If I don't, I get a horrible headache.  I finished the book I was reading too, and on to the next one.  The next book is a new one by Victoria Thompson, who did the Gaslight Mystery series.  While I couldn't get in to the Gaslight series, I'm willing to try this new series.  The first book is called City of Lies.


Linking up with Holly and Wendy for Weekend Wrap-up.

30 comments:

  1. I've been following along with the World Cup too - Spain has been my team for years and I was sad to see them go.

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  2. That's great that you are healing well from your surgery. Glad to hear that all is goin well!
    I was also thrown off this week by having a holiday on a Wednesday. I am definitely not looking forward to a full week of work this week!

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    1. A full week at work was definitely tough!

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  3. I was all confused this week as to what day it was as well! funny how that happens. Have a great week

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    1. It’s easy to get thrown off when the holiday is mid-week.

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  4. It was weird having a holiday on Weds! Glad you're feeling better after your gum graft. From my experience, it will always feel odd in your mouth at the site of the graft. I had those bone grafts last year and things are different...

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    1. It is feeling odd. I’m not used to that much tissue in that spot.

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  5. Thank goodness you will be completely healed for the Alaska cruise. It wouldn't be very fun if you couldn't eat all the foods you wanted while on vacation!

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    1. Exactly! I made my surgery appointment when I did thinking about the cruise

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  6. This World Cup was crazy. I was watching and pulling for Japan and then Belgium happened.
    Yay on improved ease of eating

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  7. I'm probably the only person who has not seen any of the World Cup. I keep forgetting to tune in. I don't watch much tv, so it's just not on my radar...

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    1. It’ll be weird now that it’s done. I don’t watch much tv either anymore

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  8. Great job on those outdoor runs! I know it must feel so much better to have those stitches out. I was due for gum surgery this year but have postponed it until next. I guess I'm the second person (see Kim's comment) that hasn't watched any of the World Cup. I just haven't been at home. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I tried some things to try to not need the surgery but I still needed it

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  9. I'm glad the stitches came out well and everything looks good :) That's great news that everything will be back to normal for your cruise.

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    1. It is! I don’t want to have to think about what I can and cannot eat

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  10. I am drinking all the Nuun (which is on sale at Target & Whole Foods currently). But I will admit I had showering! So no, no two a day for me (but I do go through shower wipes on a regular basis -- otherwise I'd be truly disgusting because I sweat heavily.

    Good job getting in those runs! And that's great that you can eat more.

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    1. I got my Nuun at Sprouts. So nice I can get it easily now

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  11. Yes I feel you on the two shower days! Glad things are healing up well with your mouth and you are able to eat more foods now!

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  12. This heat makes us do all kinds of crazy things! I feel clammy just walking to my car in the afternoon, so I get the two shower thing. Glad your mouth is healing well!

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    1. I was feeling clammy in my car. That’s when I knew it was bad

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  13. Glad to hear your recovery from the graft is going well. It'll be so nice to eat whatever on the cruise. Seems like there are lots of upsets at the World Cup this time around.

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  14. I'm so glad to hear that your recovery is going well. Here's to your continued recovery and being fully cleared to eat all of the delicious food on vacation!

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  15. I have been hooked on the World Cup. My daughter's school gave each class a country to support and if their country wins they get a day off! Her class is France so I will be watching anxiously on Sunday to see if we make it! LOL!

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