Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Nice Walk and a Short Run

Yesterday afternoon it was nearly 40 degrees but with many low clouds and a brisk north wind it wasn't nice outside.  Brian and I took the dogs for a 2 mile walk and I did a short run in the middle.  I would have gone a little further but the dogs were terribly concerned about why I was running and they weren't and I didn't want to upset Root's toe any more than necessary.  After we got home we spent the evening on homework and had big bowls of split pea and ham soup.  Erik will be home on Friday and we're looking forward to his spring break matching up with ours. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

It Might Snow Again

The weather men are concerned about the state's immediately to our south.  This is my first week returning to Tri training.  I was hoping to swim today and run tomorrow but with the possibility of snow I think I'll take to the trails today and plan for indoor workouts Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Over the weekend I played Bunco for the very first time and then Saturday we spent the morning at church before taking Root to the vet for a dislocated toe.  He is on some medication which helps about 90% of the problem and he'll heal up soon.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Less than Expected

There was a LOT less snow than was forecast.  Lincoln is officially reporting 4 inches, but I think we might be closer to six at our house.  Brian used the snow blower at our house twice and his parents once and I shoveled at my mom's once early this morning - so it wasn't near as much exercise as I was anticipating.  I'm hoping that a little sun this weekend will improve the trails so I can get a few runs outside and so that Erik can get home safely for spring break.

This weekend is packed - tonight I'll try my hand at Bunco, Saturday is Presbytery at Church, Sunday bells ring for two services and it's finals weekend so we have to wrap up our projects and papers.  Hopefully all goes as planned! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Root's Toenail

I know - what an odd name for a post!  Last night when I got home it was still only 20 degrees - so I thought about bundling up and taking the dogs on the short walk around the neighborhood, except that poor Roo Roo was limping a little bit.  We checked over his leg and back and found that he has a cracked toenail on his left rear foot.  We are going to see the vet Monday to see if there is anything they can do for it - but it looks like he may have to tough it out.  A few weeks ago he got it caught in the vent in the kitchen and we thought it was fine, but he's pretty uncomfortable at the moment.  So there was no walk.

It's supposed to start snowing in Lincoln around noon.  This evening we'll take care of snow removal and I'm looking forward to a massage at 7.  I have been working on a commercial assignment to go along with one of my papers so I finished selecting photographs last night and tonight we'll add the music.... hopefully it will come out the way that I am imagining it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Baker's Dozen

After a nice long weekend away in Twin Cities and a new car battery for Erik on the way home we are safely back in Lincoln.  I got a LOT of new shoes this year including new cycling shoes (this is my VERY FIRST pair) and new snow boots (which it sounds like I will use a lot in the next few days).  The forecast is calling for 6-14 inches of snow so we'll see what we end up with.

It is the last two weeks for this round of classes so our weekend will likely be spent on homework.  I am hoping to get a walk in with the dogs this evening and tomorrow my workout will be done with a snow shovel =) Hopefully it will all melt fast! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

And That's Final =)

Grad school is hard work - which shouldn't be surprising to anyone =)  Brian is heading up to Bellevue this morning to take a final and he spent every waking moment yesterday studying.  When I got home the dogs were tired of their kennels and ready to burn off some energy so we walked for 45 minutes in the cemetery.  My incision site is sore this morning, and when I woke up I had a terrible leg cramp but it was a nice way to unwind for all of us!

I had the funniest dream overnight, full of people from my past, illegal drugs, Simpson College, indoor football and a strong expression of love for my husband, to a guy I haven't thought about in years.  Maybe I shouldn't have had that second serving of asparagus!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Make a List - Check it Twice

There was no formal exercise last night, we helped with a funeral at church, took my mom's harp home and put it away, let the dogs out, went to bell practice, picked up a few things on the way home, did homework, delivered a birthday gift, showered and slipped off to bed. 

Today I'm working at least 11 hours and hoping to squeeze in a walk with the dogs before it gets too dark.  This is supposed to be the last REALLY nice day for the week so we'll need to get out and enjoy it while we can.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Out and Moving

The temperatures in Lincoln have been up and down quite a bit the last few weeks and I've still been somewhat limited by what I can do.  Friday was the end of the 8 weeks of surgical restrictions so I am able to do anything I would like.  Friday afternoon Brian and I took the dogs for a walk, Saturday I went for a short walk with my friend Susan and Monday night I took both dogs out by myself for 45 minutes.  Before surgery all that tugging was a VERY painful adventure.  Last night, even though I was tired I didn't have any suspicious pain.  The rest of this week will be walking and then spending a weekend away shopping and playing in Minneapolis.

When we get home I'm planning to resume triathlon training.  I'm planning to journal all my training using this blog, much the way that I did when I was training for my 50 mile ride.  While that may be boring for all of you, it does help me to look back and see improvements and know where I need more work =)

So the bottom line is that I will be updating regularly again, but it might not be very interesting =)