It’s no secret that I’ve recently decided that the treadmill isn’t the enemy I thought it was. As a result, I run on the treadmill now once to twice a week most weeks. I do try to do as much of my running outside as possible…mainly my speed work and long runs at the very least I like to do outside. The treadmill is GREAT for easy runs and zoning out while watching scrapbooking videos. That being said, I think my gym needs to keep up with the calibrating of the machines as I know one machine I was on last week was varying its speed and was not going the speed displayed on the monitor. As a result the treadmill said I ran about a mile less than my Garmin said I had run.
I shared my scrap journal with a friend this past week. She loved it, which made me happy that I wasn’t doing too bad of a job at it. She said it all looked pretty creative and she was inspired to start scrapbooking again. That made me happy!
Since I’ve been working overtime a lot lately, I don’t get to do as many of my regular gym workouts as I would like to, so I hit the rowing machine on my lunch break during my overtime shifts. It’s not a lot, but it’s about 100 calories in less than 15 minutes, so that’s better than nothing. Plus it helps to perk me up when I’m starting to lag a bit after being awake for so long.
I got so excited when I was FINALLY able to locate and download the Prisma app on my phone. I’ve been seeing everyone editing their photos and making them all artsy-fartsy with the Prisma app and I’ve been sooooo jealous! I had tried searching for it before and even though everywhere said that it was available on iPhone and Android, I wasn’t finding it in the Google Play store. But this past week I DID find it there and boom I got it! I have since been having loads of fun with the app!
|I'm not sure if you'll remember, but a while back I had a dream about running the Boston Marathon in a powder blue bridesmaid-style dress. Well, the other day, I went to Ross and was thumbing through their dress selection and in the clearance section of the rack, I found a dress. And it's perfect! So I bought it!|
|my "Boston dress"...Prisma style!|
I’ve been taking some online classes for my jailer’s license, trying to bump up my license level. I have no college, so in order to earn my master jailer’s license, I have to earn 1200 training hours and 20 years of service. So, I have 6 years to earn a little over 330 more training hours. Standard, I get at least 40 training hours provided to me by the agency I work for every 2 years. So that’s 120 hours I don’t have to worry about. That leaves over 200 hours I have to earn on my own. So, I’ve been doing online classes and I have some elective training that will earn me training hour credits planned for this year and next year, so I’m looking forward to that.
I think I have discovered that if I go to bed after the sun is already all the way up (so, around 8am) that I can’t sleep more than a few hours. Lame! Oh well, it did make it quite easy to go to bed and actually go to sleep early Saturday night so I could get up early Sunday morning and be fairly well rested for my long run. Which worked out great and I felt really good Sunday for that long run!
Hit up Joe’s Crab Shack after my long run on Sunday with my friend David. I got the Classic Steampot. And then I played with my food. My bib was pretty cool and pretty fitting for me as it said “show me your mussels.” HA! For dessert there was a s’mores brownie…da bomb! And it was only $2!!! Not sure if that was the usual price or just a lunch and/or weekend special price, but oh yea!
|Pokewalk on the boardwalk at Ladybird Lake|
My older cat has been literally plagued by hairballs the last few weeks. Normally I just get the sensitive stomach/sensitive skin food for them because Vlad tosses his cookies easily and Oliver has allergies and gets itchy a lot. So, I decided since the hairballs seem to be a more pressing issue that I would get the food to help with that and see how that works out.
Something I saw in Trail Runner magazine this past week that really tickled me was this quote: “…those of us who decide to be lifelong runners make up a strong-willed herd of free-range wackos.” I’m totally okay with being known as a free-range wacko. Haha!
And now for a couple random things...
|a great quote I saw in my IG feed|
|I'm starting to learn how to write pretty with my brush pens|