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.