Sunday, June 24, 2018

Monday Musings 6/25

Monday... again.  I can't wait for Alaska since I'll have a whole week off.  Two days is just way too short.


I got out for a run Saturday morning, and holy craptastic!  The first run back is always rough, and I stuck to one mile.  My cardio system got quite the shock after having a month off.  I didn't even bike during that time.  I did a one-mile loop around my neighborhood, then came back home and sprawled out on the living room floor.  Once I recovered, I did some prehab before hitting the grocery store.  I'm still sticking with pasta dishes from the frozen section.  It's super easy, and I'm not wracking my brain about what I can eat.

The rest of Saturday was spent watching the World Cup, USA track and field championships, and then Home Improvement on UP.  It's funny to see the kids so young, and the 90s fashions.  It's like when Friends started - the hair, clothes, phones. 


I broke down and bought NBC Gold's pass for track and field.  The thing that got me was "commercial free."  I'll be able to watch all of the track and field, and fall marathons, without commercials.  It's not something I usually go for, but when NBC can't even show a full 3000m steeplechase race without going to commercial, I get irritated.

Sunday was lazy again, watching the World Cup and reading a new book I downloaded.  I still don't know who I want to win the Cup, and it's been a strange tournament so far.  None of the favorites are playing well, and the top 3 scoring teams are England, Belgium, and Russia.  It's a bit unexpected, and I like it.  While I was watching Japan and Senegal, I did some weight training to jump back into that.  Once I'm warmed up and in this routine, I'll break out the full Pure Barre routines. 


We had storms roll through, and I was hoping to read outside and enjoy the cooler air, but it was a bit too cool, with wind.  Wah wah.  At least I got to spend time snuggling with Allie while I read.  We don't really snuggle that much in the summer, with the heat.  She piled almost on top of my shoulder, purring in my ear.

I wrapped up the evening watching Hidden Figures.


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

33 comments:

  1. I enjoyed Hidden Figures! The things we don't know about...

    Glad you're back at running again. I'm sure it will come back quickly. The body remembers.

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    1. I really like Hidden Figures. I may order it so I don't have to use Netflix for it.

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  2. I hope you have a great time in Alaska. I can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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    1. I'll be posting on IG and recapping here.

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    1. It's called the Duke's Gambit. I think it's the 15th book in this mystery series.

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  4. I guess I"m pretty lame...I haven't watched any of the World Cup yet...

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    1. I didn't pay attention to the buildup since the US didn't make it, but the actual tournament has been great.

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  5. I have not watched any of the world cup or seen hidden figures yet. I need to get out more!!

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  6. That first run back is always tough! Glad you had a relaxing weekend otherwise.

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    1. Yes it is. I stuck to a mile because I thought 2 miles would be tougher.

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  7. Glad your run went well! I can only take a few minutes of the World Cup at a time -- the background noise (cheering) gives me a headache. ;-)

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    1. Good thing it's not 2010 anymore. I hated those vuvuzelas.

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  8. Omg have so much fun in Alaska! Bon Voyage!

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  9. I haven't ran in a long time either. I know I'm going to be feeling the same as you when I finally get back out there!!

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    1. My legs felt good. My lungs not so much.

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  10. Aw your cat is so adorable! I can't wait for vacation either...I am desperately in need of a full week off!

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    1. Me too! I haven't taken a full week off in a while. I've done a lot of short weeks and long weekends.

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  11. Aww...that snuggle time with Allie sounds so sweet!

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    1. It is. She makes snuggly noises too, which is very cute.

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  12. I watched a bit of the World Cup over the weekend and I watched Home Improvement on UP too, lol! I LOVED that show growing up and it's still one of my favorites! Congrats on getting back on the run!

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    1. I hadn't seen that show in a while, and it still makes me laugh.

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  13. I'm not into World Cup but I do love Hidden Figures. :)

    Gizmo usually gets a bit less snuggly when it's hot, but he's kind of demanding in general -- I think he thinks I should just lay on the couch all day so he can curl up on me!

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    1. I know Allie would like me to curl up on the couch. Believe me, I wish I could stay home and oblige.

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  14. Glad you got some snuggle time in with your girl. I feel like I've been ignoring Baylee this summer since I've been so focused on training for my tri and work around the house.

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    1. I feel bad some days too, and then Allie sleeps most of the day...

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  15. the first run back IS tough!!

    I am really enjoying the World Cup even though my team isn't playing (we're all at a loss who to root for; some people say we should be for Belgium because they are our neighbors but uh... so is Germany!!!) - I think I'm hoping Croatia get further. I am currently worried about Portugal as I thought they would likely win but after yesterday's game I'm not so sure anymore!!

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    1. My top two teams didn't make it, and I'm at a loss. I could go with my heritage, but I don't like those teams :-p

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  16. The first run back always feels like I've gained 100 pounds! It'll get easier quickly. Your Alaska trip will be so much fun! Home Improvement? Now that show takes me waayyy back. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Today's early run was much better. I did it 27 seconds faster!

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