While I'm not loving the clutter, it can wait for a rainy/snowy day. It's summer and the living is easy...
Loving: If you follow the blog regularly, you know that I ran this week! Twice! It may only be 8 miles on the Garmin, but my brain thought it was a PR. Who knew that a short distance could release those powerful endorphins? I'm like a junkie who needed a fix. It was like someone flipped a switch and turned on the lights. I felt like a new woman.
Not loving: My foot still hurts at times. It doesn't hurt when I run, but later on, after I've rested a while I can feel it. The excruciating pain I had after the injury is gone, though. Note to self: The kinetic chain is calling. You have to do your hip strengthening exercises.
On one of the runs, I stopped to do my playground strength training. That counts for something, right?
|Scapular pull ups. Doesn't look like much, does it?|
Not loving: The lemons that life keeps handing me. Persistent PF. Bills. Worries about my aging parents and father-in-law. Work stuff. Teenagers. It's why I need to run. And why I'm running away to the north woods.
|That is EXACTLY what I did. See how I did that?|
Not loving: I could not extend my upper leg into the full pose. My hamstrings are just too tight. Note to self: you have to do your hip strengthening exercises. Foam rolling might be helpful too.
|This crow won't fly!|
Loving: The pup is getting big and doesn't mind sleeping in her crate. I think she's a pretty smart little dog. She loves going on walks and does great on her leash. She loves ice cubes! She keeps us laughing with her antics. Most of the time.
Not loving: Even though she's "mostly" housetrained, there are still some occasional accidents. Or are they?! And she's a little skittish around people she doesn't know. I've resorted to bringing treats on our walks and having people bribe her with a treat before they pet her. While that seems to be helping, we're going to puppy preschool, after her "evaluation" next week. Yes, it's a thing.
|Silently judging my chair pose.|
Not loving: It was 88 degrees and 50% humidity, which translates to a "real feel" of 97. And our 25 mile ride ended up being 29 miles because we were sent the wrong way. By the local popo. Can you say sweaty? I felt kind of nauseated most of the afternoon.
I'm not sure how you Southerners do this. Yeah, I know I wrote all about beating the heat earlier this week. But it was tough. Which is why I'm escaping to Wisconsin.
|My sister and me at Venus de Miles|
I'm linking this post with Tricia and Holly for their Weekly Wrap and with Angela and Ilka for the Sunday Fitness and Food LinkUp! There are some great blogs to check out at both!