After a late night, it was tough to get going!

Exercise:

After getting home at midnight last night, getting up for my 8am run was a little tough. I did it though and was glad I had as Dennis was there to run with me today. It’s always a challenge for me as his “slow” is still fast for me, but I survived and wasn’t too far behind him. I had added on at the far end to get as much of the 12.5km I needed done as possible, but he paid me back by adding on at the other end🤣. We managed 6.32km:) It was a great run through the forest along the river, though it looked like it had snowed because there was so much cottonwood seed on the ground. I feel so bad for people who are allergic to this!

After a lovely (and free) tea, and some grocery shopping I went back out for the other 5.98km I needed to do. I wasn’t sure how it would go with running again so soon, but it appears my body can handle it. I ticked off another 6.2km:)

With the mission done, I felt just fine sitting on my couch, but then the new week of missions came out and I decided that instead of missing the Monday mission of 50 minutes in one shot, I would go out and walk it. So I did that this evening once it stopped raining:)

It rained all afternoon and the woods greened up and grew immediately, it seems🤣😛

Exercise is definitely complete for the day!

Crafting:

I wasn’t allowed to do any knitting until I finished my rug square for the week so this is what I worked on for most of the day, around my nap. I did finish at 8:45pm so I am still on track🎊🎉

Movies:

I’ve been watching movies as I’ve been working on my rug. I watched Bridget Jones’ Diary. I love this movie and have the first two, but I really need to get the third that made me laugh harder than I ever have at any movie!

I also watched Burlesque. Maybe it’s just me, but these movies always inspire me to exercise as those women must work so hard to stay in that shape!

Reading:

I spent quite a bit of time reading today too, but didn’t quite finish the book yet so the review will have to wait for tomorrow.

Grateful:

My sister in law was saying that she is doing a 21 Day Challenge with a friend where she has to name three things she is grateful for each day. I like this idea as it has you end the day on a positive thought so I’ll try it out:)

I’m grateful for:

1. My running buddies- they keep me going, challenge me to do more than I think I can, cheer me on and encourage me, and make me laugh. They’re an awesome group!

2. Diet gingerale for when I eat the wrong thing!

3. My healthy body that does more than I think it will be able to:)

Well I’m off to try and finish my book!

Have fun!

AJ

24 thoughts on “Still Ticking

    1. For sure! I always end the day with my students asking them what was good that day so it seems like I should too.

  1. Sounds like a fun day! I love being able to watch movies while also doing something productive. Then I don’t feel guilty for sitting on the couch for hours at a time haha.

    I love the three things you shared that you’re grateful for! We can all take advantage of our healthy body majority of the time.

    1. Yup I also love entertainment while being productive. I really should have been reading my Bookclub book though!
      Yes I think it will make a nice ending to the day to think about what’s good. I do that with my students each day so it seems right that I should do it too.

      1. I get that feeling sometimes when I’m debating between reading or watching tv. Sometimes tv just wins because we need a break!
        That’s awesome you do it with your students too!

  2. sounds like you had a productive and active day. it’s always a great thing to look at your graditutes at the end of each day

  3. I am tired from reading about all your moving!! LOL. I get 3 miles on a stationary bike and I am happy, and not at all in top physical condition. But with a hip replacement I am not allowed to run, not that I enjoy it anyway. LOL!

  4. Love the grateful challenge. I take it another step each therapy group I have my clients write down one thing they are grateful for and put it in a jar. Then we randomly read one at the start of each session. The excercise really brings home the idea that life is about the little things…

    1. I did that for a couple of years when I wrote down each good thing that happened and put it in a jar and read it on New Years Eve.

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