But sometimes you get what you need
Things with Bandit are pretty status quo. I got all my runs in. And then I got something I really, really needed — but you’ll have to keep reading to find out what that was.
I’m wrapping it up with the Weekly Wrap from Holly @ Hohoruns and Tricia @ Misssipppiddlin. I bare it all, most of the time — but you can share whatever you’d like to share. It’s all about women sharing and caring with other women.
- Monday: 3 miles easy including hill repeats x 8, Dogwalk x 2
- Tuesday: 4 miles easy treadmill, Dogwalk x 2
- Wednesday: Dogwalk x 2, Yoga Body Makeover Tone with weights, PopPilates Muffintop Melter (affliate links)
- Thursday: Dogwalk x 2, 3 easy treadmill miles
- Friday: Dogwalk, Physique57 Arm & Ab Booster
- Saturday: 5 miles easy, Dogwalk x 2
- Sunday: Dogwalk and . . .
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Mileage: 15 (+1)
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Monday I got out after Mr. Judy got home. It would have been a lot nicer to run in the morning, when it was nice and cool, but Bandit needs that first morning walk, so afternoon hill repeats it was. Mr. Judy asked me if I had a good run when I got home, as he was managing a pacing Bandit who unfortunately saw me leave even though I went out a different door to try to avoid it. Good? Not really, but I got it done.
Tuesday was very hot, and again, I can’t get out in the mornings — unless I’d like to do so at about 3 am, which I don’t really need right now — so I took it to the treadmill. I tied Bandit to the desk (so he couldn’t get up on our chaise lounge); he has a large dog bed there. The treadmill doesn’t bother him at all, but I even wore headphones for the TV because I have to blast it pretty loud to hear it over the treadmill, and his bed is right underneath the tv.
The things we do for our animals.
Thursday it was very hot and humid (yes, I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s been abnormally warm here most of the time), so I ran 3 easyish miles on the treadmill. I say easyish because I decided to up the pace a bit, since I’m not able to run in the heat much and acclimate to it.
Saturday was cooler and less humid, but between dog walking and getting everyone fed and settled (even with Mr. Judy’s help), I wasn’t able to get out there until 8:30 — again, not able to run with my group but hoping maybe next weekend I’ll be able to, as we have 7 miles on tap next weekend.
I won’t say this was my most miserable run ever, far from it, but also wasn’t fun. It was lonely, it was hot (where was that predicted cloud cover?), but I got it done. That is apparently my theme song for this week: it wasn’t fun but it got done.
It was slow, but actually not too bad for me. Not considering it was mostly sunny and in the mid 70s. I didn’t watch my watch at all, my pacing was all over the place, but yup, I got it done.
I really am envious of the people who call runs because they’re simply not feeling it. How do you do that? I really wanted to do anything but run Saturday, but it was on the schedule, I’m not sick or injured, and so it was done.
Favorites of the week
Can’t say as this week was much better than last, but hey, Bandit didn’t bite anyone this week, so that’s good, right? Actually, while he has made it clear he has separation anxiety — won’t touch a kong while we’re gone, although at least he will now eat one in his crate while we’re there — he also stays in the crate without too much objection. He has made great strides in the short time we have had him.
The good news is that I haven’t had to miss a Weight Watchers meeting yet. And maybe, just maybe, I could go swim next week?
I have been busy contacting rescues, and let’s just say it’s disheartening. And that’s all I’m going to say about that for now.
So favorites? Mr. Judy brought me roses last weekend.
Sushi heals almost everything, and what it can’t heal, it makes better — am I right? I’ve particularly fallen in love with this peanut avocado roll pictured at the top of the photo above. It is exactly what the name says: an avocado roll with roasted peanuts in it. I know it sounds bizarre, but it’s so good. I think I need to try my hand at making that at home! I might even have sushi rice around here somewhere.
Remember the title? I walked around the farmer’s market after my run Saturday. I didn’t bring much money with me, but it’s been a couple of years since I’ve been able to get there.
There was a booth offering massages! Score! I have been in desperate need of a massage. Unfortunately, as I said, I didn’t have much cash with me, so I could only afford 15 minutes. It was a little slice of heaven.
This top (from Fabletics) and gym girl ultra skirt (use CRJ20 for 20% off of regularly priced items). This was post run (I did run in the skirt, but wore a different top, and changed before I remembered to take a selfie), obviously, but I like the combo so much I stayed in it all day.
And that’s a wrap:(
I love to hear from you! Answer me one of the questions below in the comments, or just comment! Let me know what you think or what’s on your mind.
What do you think about the avocado peanut combo?
Did you know crocs makes some cute shoes?
I would love to hear about your interactions with animal rescues. We’ve had some great interactions, and some not so great ones.