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Just Not Feeling It

It being blogging. I’ve been reading other people’s posts and thinking about my own, but I just haven’t wanted to post lately. Don’t know what it is, but perhaps the blogging mojo has left me for the time being.

I’m still working out (more weights focused than jogging) and working to banish my post-wedding gains. (Down another pound this week!) I suppose I just haven’t felt super share-y lately. My hat is off to bloggers that post daily or even multiple times a day. I just don’t have that in me!

I mentioned in my last post about fishing that I’ve taken a hiatus from running. With a little tutoring from Hubs, I’ve started working out my legs again with the weight equipment in my building. Basically, my knees were quite stiff, painful, and made a lot of popping noises after running. It was different from the first time I started running – then my knees only ached when I ran in the cold, cold weather. I decided to focus on putting some leg muscle back on before I started really trying to run. So, tomorrow is another date with the leg machines and some low impact cardio. Hopefully next week I can go for a short run and see reduced pain!

The fishing post also noted that Hubs was taking on a crazy fitness challenge. Yup, he’s hitting P90X. He plans to start in the next week or two and fully accepts that he will be sore, sore, sore. But, I think he’s finally ready to get back on the horse and thinks this will give him a format and structure that he’ll want to follow. (Try as I might, I just can’t get him to go running with me. Sad smile) Maybe I’ll try a few of the cardio based workouts with him!

Yesterday, I spent a lot of quality time with our couch. Before the couch, it was the floor of the bathroom. I woke up early into Wednesday morning, just a few hours after going to sleep, knowing something wasn’t right. So, I set up camp on the bathroom floor and tried to make peace with the situation. I’m lucky enough to have plenty of sick leave and I called out on Wednesday as the thought of leaving the apartment, much less riding the subway to work, made my head spin and tummy churn.

I’m feeling much better today but my tummy is still slightly off. It has been very vocal today about the things I give it and seemed rather displeased about the coffee I drank this morning. Hopefully tomorrow will see me at 100%.

I’m plowing through an interesting book right now: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. I’ll review it (and The Art of Racing in the Rain) once I finish. I also grabbed a stack of books from the library earlier this week: The Luxe (Oh guilty pleasure reading), Eating Animals, and The Passage. After the library, I hit up Barnes and Noble for our book club selection (cause you can never have too many books): Never Let Me Go. So much reading – I wish I could master working out and reading at the same time. It’s enough to make a girl consider a subscription to Audible! Anyone want to hook a girl up for an early Christmas present? I’d love you forever!

Time to be an indulgent wife – Hubs wants to play his video game and I want to watch the FSU/NC State game. I figure, he has to go to work tomorrow and I have the day off. Thus, some video game playing and then we’ll watch a little of the game. (Also, for the record, please note that Assassins Creed II kinda gives me the willies.)

Night Bloggies!


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Time Flies

Y’all, how is tomorrow the first day of September? I really cannot believe how fast this year had gone by! However, I am ready to welcome September with open arms because that means the return of college football!  Hubs and I love watching any and every team. A lot of times, if we have no pressing plans, we’ll start with Game Day in the morning and watch football all day long on Saturday — breaking only for meals. We are especially obsessive over Georgia Football! I can’t wait to see how our team does this year — I think we’re going to be the surprise success of the SEC. 🙂 The game on Saturday won’t be shown in our area, so we’re thinking of either going to a Georgia Bar (where lots of fans gather to watch the game) or getting GamePlan for the day so we can watch at home. We shall see!

My headache is hiding today. It’s right there, I can feel it. But so far it hasn’t made a pounding appearance. I still don’t feel entirely right, but I’m doing better than yesterday. Last night I felt pretty awful, but Hubs and I made a delicious dinner (Red Snapper and a quinoa-corn-pepper-onion-garlic salad) with a dessert of Edy’s Slow Churn Ice Cream (Double Fudger Brownie – yes please)! I am convinced that ice cream (and froyo, and gelato for that matter) have healing powers.

I slept like the dead last night and felt moderately rested this morning. I’m on an 8 hour day schedule this week (as opposed to my normal 9 hour schedule) because I’m traveling next week. That means that I’m off at 3:30! My plans for the evening include a nice long work out (racking up at least 3.75 miles to meet my August mileage goal), a fast and easy dinner, and then reading in bed until I fall asleep (hopefully around 9 or so). I really want to feel better before this weekend — we’re going to a wedding and then I’m headed to a week of travel so I need to get right with life before all of that. Hubs starts class tonight also, so it will be a quiet night alone for me. (I won’t lie, I miss him when he’s in class but I also enjoy having an evening to myself each week.)

I tracked my suitcase this morning and that baby is out for delivery as of 4:33 this morning. (I love how precise they are, ha ha ha!) I can’t wait to get my hands on it, look at all of its compartments, etc. I’m such a travel nerd — I even love packing!

Last night I started thinking about which books I want to take with me on the trip. I’ve mentioned here before how I always bring an extra book or two with me when I travel because I’m horrified of ending up stuck somewhere without something to read. (It has almost happened too!) I’m plodding, quite literally, through Anna Karenina. The story is interesting and I like the book, but it’s just taking me forever to read! I started the book about a week ago and am only 150 or so pages in. Since the version I have is almost 800 pages long, I’m definitely not going to finish it before I leave next Monday. I also have an aversion to lugging 10lb books around when I travel. So, I think I’m going to set Anna Karenina aside for my week of travel. Instead, I’ll be bringing along The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Art of Racing in the Rain. I don’t know what my back up book will be yet — I may just put my hand down at random on my shelf of books to read.

On a side note, I’ve been toying with the idea of starting to run again soon. I took the summer off since I almost died running in the heat and the treadmill bores me ridiculously. However, now that fall is approaching the idea is becoming more appealing…

Do you watch college football? Who do you root for? Hubs and I love our Georgia Bulldawgs as we’re both Georgia Alums. Watching YouTube clips online gives me goosebumps! (I know, I know. It sounds lame, but trust me…)

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