Our weekend in pictures.
Sushi. We got together with the couple we met at this sushi place earlier this year. We closed the place down and could have talked for another few hours. We shared a bunch of apps and then Steve and I got some sushi.
We had breakfast at our usual spot, then went grocery shopping and to Target to buy Disney gifts cards. Our balance is due next month for our October trip and if you have a RedCard they take 5% off gift cards. We’re saving enough to pay for one night at the hotel plus some. Free tip from me to you if you’re planning a trip there.
Then we took a 7.4 mile walk along the Delaware River canal path, from Lambertville, NJ to Stockton, NJ, crossing the river into PA to eat some food before walking back. We used to do this walk once a year for our anniversary - we were married at a B&B in Lambertville and used to go back there for our anniversary before they closed. I’m so glad we did this, even though our legs were sore. Lots of great conversation. And a goose hissed at me. That was fun.
Also, we saw two packs of cookies placed on trees. chelsearuns says they’re snacks for runners or cyclists.
We went to our new favorite restaurant for brunch. You guys have already seen the photo from Instagram. My parents brought Katie back around 3:30 and we all went to the pool. We swam, got pizzas delivered, then came back and made s’mores on the grill. This was my first time having a s’more and I think I’m good for awhile. I just don’t like marshmallows that much.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Running/walking goal: 103.5/300
Walk/Run 2.00 miles, 29:43, 14:53 pace
I had to get out there two days in a row because I’m chaperoning Katie’s field trip tomorrow. And the weather was glorious - bright sunshine for the first time this week, cold enough that Katie asked for a light jacket.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to try running again but then I decided to go for it. I altered my route so the 0.5 mile run would be relatively flat and easy. My hip feels a wee bit more tender than it did yesterday so I’m crossing my fingers I didn’t do too much too soon.
No picture of my red, sweaty face today. My neighbor was outside when I got home. I didn’t want her to see me taking a selfie and, as much as I like her, I didn’t want to get dragged into a lengthy conversation (every conversation with her is lengthy).
Running goal: 96.1/300
Walk/Run 2.00 miles, 29:25, 14:44 pace
I ran! Only 0.5 miles, but I ran!
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do this morning. The only thing I did know was I needed to exercise. It’s been a tough week so far and I hadn’t exercised since Friday.
It was almost chilly when I walked Steve and Katie to the car this morning so after I did a quick arm exercise (holy moly did that burn) I laced up my shoes for a walk. Unfortunately I only had time for 2 miles but it was better than nothing. After 0.5 miles into the walk I decided I was going to try running. I wanted to take it really slow so I figured I’d aim for just 0.5 miles, giving me a chance to walk for 1 mile, run for 0.5 miles and then cool down for 0.5 miles.
And it was great! I could tell my endurance is shot but who cares. I ran!
So far my hip doesn’t hurt necessarily, but as I was explaining to a friend on Facebook, it’s slightly tender, letting me know it’s there. I’ve actually noticed over the last few days that my hip bone feels tender to the touch which is…odd. It hasn’t felt like that before so I’m not sure what’s going on there. But no pain, so I’ll take it.
Running goal: 94.1/300
An aside about my running goal. I know there’s just no way I’ll make this goal - I’m not even halfway there and it’s mid-July - but I’m still going to keep track of my miles. Who knows, maybe by Fall I’ll feel awesome and get out more often.
My day so far
- Then: woke up with a horrific headache so bad it was making me feel sick to my stomach.
- Now: headache is still lurking behind the scenes but I can function.
- Then: I needed to eat something so I could take meds. Took a huge, full container of yogurt out of the fridge. Proceeded to drop it on the kitchen floor. Spent 15 minutes cleaning up yogurt. Sad to waste food, in pain because of my pounding headache, angry because Steve takes yogurt to work every morning for breakfast and now we have none.
- Now: Emailed Steve about the yogurt and he was so sweet to me I almost cried. Love that man.
- Then: Thought an acquaintance had blocked me on Facebook. Spent time feeling hurt and confused with no way to get in touch.
- Now: She was just playing around with some privacy settings, temporarily deactivated her account and now she’s back.