We got our for a shortish run just before lunch today. I kept it short on purpose, only 3.35 km, around the park. I didn’t sleep well last night and had leg cramps in spite of the magnesium drink I had just before bed. I drank 4 small gasses of wine over the course of the evening and I am sure that did me in… one too many for sure!
So, the first run of the season was short but sweet. It is a warm day in the neighborhood and there were lots of people out enjoying the day and the lovely views along the Strait today. After a good stretch and some lunch we walked downtown to pick up a couple of grocery items I need for dinner later. For some reason, walking doesn’t tax my legs like running does. Odd, I think, cause it’s all time on the feet, no?
Some highlights from my week:
On Wednesday The Captain didn’t feel like playing tennis so we packed a lunch and went for a walk along the Strait and then climbed the steep hill to Government House where the Lt. Governor of our province resides. The mansion sits on 35 acres of fabulous property. Some of it remains in wild Garry Oak meadows, and the rest is divided into many different gardens. We love to wander there and take pictures… all in all we were gone just over 3 hours and it as a lovely way to get in some sunshine and fresh air after a wee bit of a St. Paddy’s Day celebration the evening before!
Had a really nice surpsise in the mail this week. I recently won a giveaway from Jody at Truth 2 Being Fit and this week a package of NuNaturals products arrived. I have come to love this brand and their customer service. I cannot purchase this stuff retain in Canada so this win is really special for me.
On Thursday I visited a co-worker, who has become a dear friend, in a local hospital. I was nervous about going to see her as I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I knew only a little bit about her condition so I wasn't sure what I would find or what shape she was in. But, she had texted me and asked me to come… what a relief to find her sitting up in her bed, with a bit of makeup on her radiant, smiling face. She has been very, very ill, but now on the road to recovery, thankfully... even though it is going to be a long one. I was so emotional that I cried a little after I left the hospital. I think it was just a way of letting go of the pent up feelings that I hadn’t even really been aware of beforehand. I am planning to go again this week.
I have finished up my 21 Day Fix… I followed the diet fairly closely this week, and followed the Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique, too… which is based on lean proteins, fruit and veggies, fat free dairy products and whole grains (if you eat them)… we call them Power Foods at Weight Watchers. I also worked out every day and was rewarded with a 3.6 pound weight loss. YAY! I am working on building my upper body and leaning out through the core and this weight loss was a big boon to my efforts. I have decided to follow through with another week and see if I can’t drop and other pound or 2. I want to have some wiggle room on my vacation!
Do you ever find yourself crying to release pent up feelings or stress?
Okay, please tell me something fun you are looking forward to this week cause I love to catch up on your news.