Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mulligan May

You guys....I am TIRED.  Since my last post there has been one four-day trip home, one three-day trip home, three house viewings, one company dinner cruise on Lake Michigan (I felt so fancy! :P ), home-buying pre-approval process adventures and meetings with realtors.  There has also been, however, a distinct lack of a regular exercise schedule and my diet can best be described as an unchaperoned child at a birthday party. (Thank you ecards....those are seriously addicting!)  So I am declaring this month Mulligan May.  The way I see it, I've managed to keep a normal schedule for roughly a year in a half taking a "rest week" here and there over holidays and such.  Losing track for a bit is something I shouldn't beat myself up for.  Right?.....RIGHT?!

Now, how come I can't convince my brain of that?

So yeah, yay guilt, but I've managed to get back on it (mostly) since getting back from the Memorial Day trip home. And the trips were a blast! (Although, kind of a blur at this point) I was able to visit with a ton of people that I hadn't seen in ages.  AND I ran my second "official" 5k race!  The Races for all Paces event is held by Sarah Bush, and my dad has been a volunteer for a couple years now.  When he found out I'd be home that weekend he offered to sign me up and I said sure!  Now...I don't know if it was the lack of working out giving my legs a rest or the extra carbs I had been consuming, or the race day adrenaline, but something very strange happened.  This was my first time running on pavement and not the treadmill since last fall, (Yes...I am a wuss) you would THINK that my time on the road would be slower than my normal treadmill time.  My personal best on the treadmill was timing chip for the race said 34:57.

You can see why I'm skeptical.

So, for all the reasons mentioned previously, I think the timing chip was being generous.  My muscles the next day however, said maaaaybe the chip was accurate.  I'll take it.  :)

So that was my main health-related accomplishment since my last post.  There are plenty of life-related accomplishments in the form of staying with mom for four days, celebrating our work accomplishments at a fancy dinner and getting to visit family and friends!  I won't call the house buying stuff an accomplishment YET.  I'll save that for when we find something.  That whole process is just fraught with anxiety for me, by the way.  I'm glad I have Nathan there to keep me calm through the whole thing.  I would include a photo barrage of recent events, but as I said before, I am LE I shall go to take a nap....

Or you know...just go to sleep...and I'm not firing any missiles. (Kudos to those who got the reference)  :)

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