My thoughts are all over the place, but that’s what Thinking Out Loud is all about anyway: weather stalking, swimming ballet buns, tough bodyweight exercises. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on!
It’s that time again
Let the weather stalking commence. Doesn’t matter that my half is more than two weeks away; I have to start thinking about what to pack. So I added Scottsdale to my weather app today.
Lows in the mid 60s. Geez, right now we’re just barely out of the 60s for a high!
Of course, I knew that it would be hot, just as I knew it was unlikely to be hot here. I will have a little time to acclimate to the heat but not enough. Not nearly enough.
Sometimes you wonder why you train so hard, though . . . .
I thought I had it figured out
My nails. Nail polish remover seems to just destroy them. Is it just me? After a few times wearing polish, my nails become incredibly brittle and start breaking easily. They’re very strong if I never wear any polish.
I got some nail polish remover with no acetone. Maybe it’s just not the one. Seemed better the first time, but after I removed polish the second time, yup, my nails got all ridged and brittle again. Sigh.
What I’m loving lately
Being able to walk the dogs later in the day. While I don’t like the short days — and mostly I’ve been too busy to even really notice them — I do like the fact that I don’t have to walk them almost as soon as I get up anymore.
Yesterday I went to put my hair into a ponytail for swimming, only it got kind of halfway stuck the last time, creating more of a ballet bun. I think I like that better — I think my hair stayed dryer; a happy accident. Maybe I’ll be able to swim a little bit longer into the cooler weather, which would be nice.
I spent more than half of September away from home
Most of it not in a good way, if you follow my weekly wraps.
The only good thing was that with all that back and forth, I almost always had toiletries, tea, and snacks ready to go.
Let’s just not mention the number of things I kept forgetting or misplacing (house keys, anyone? Nah, who needs those?).
Bodyweight exercises can be tough!
I am always surprised how sore you can get without ever picking up a weight.
I am currently doing the #purelytwinsfitnesss #PT16x16 challenge. Mostly bodyweight exercises for just 16 minutes . . . and my butt is totally feeling it. Check it out — Purely Twins 16×16 Challenge — it’s free!
So yeah, now I’m on dog walking duty again, as in walking both dogs at once. Bandit’s loose leash walking isn’t really quite up to that yet, but we did get a Petsafe Easy Walk harness (Affiliate link) for Bandit; no not the one in purple, although I do love purple.
Apparently I’m supposed to be teaching him to heel, but I’ve really never tried for that with my dogs. As long as they’re not pulling, I’m happy. It’s kind of a pain with little dogs, though, because if the leash gets too low, then it gets under their legs instead of along their sides.
Lola seems to have gotten the feel for the hands free leash, so I don’t always have to hold it for her.
Unfortunately, last night Lola came up to Bandit as he was laying in his bed next to the couch and he snapped at her. Sigh. They’ve been doing so well together. It’s why I remind Mr. Judy over and over that while no, he’s not the devil, he still does have issues. This morning I told him that while I hope he continues to improve so that he can be fully integrated into our lives, he has to accept that it’s also possible this may be as good as it gets.
I definitely hope I’m wrong on that!
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Talk to me. Tell me in the comments:
Am I the only one that can’t seem to wear polish without destroying my nails?
Any upcoming racecations?
Do you do something different with your hair when you swim?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: