Well I’m officially home after a lovely visit with one of my college BFFs. Back in the land of grown ups. I adore my unofficial niece and nephew but a little kid proofed house is totally dangerous to the short and klutzy. Baby gates…kiddie stools in the bathroom…toys in the floor. All bad things for people who don’t watch their feet when they walk… I’m still trying to remember where I got this massive bruise on the back of my calf.
I slept in this morning instead of working out. I totally should have done yoga because I’m stiff as a freaking board and my quads feel like dry rotted rubber bands. See, I went jogging at the gym while I was in Kansas. For the first time in…well I only ever run on treadmills due to an old knee injury and last time I had access to one was grad school. So…yeah, long damn time. Good news: I did it without keeling over in a gasping, wheezing puddle. Bad news: Muscles are SOOOOOOORE. Twelve hours in a car did not help with that. Which is almost enough of an insult to make me get back into running. But no. I can’t tolerate running on pavement with my knee (treadmills are squishy), and even if I could, it’s only cool enough to run here comfortably 3-4 months out of the year. Maybe in the next house we’ll have room for a treadmill there. On the upside, I had 2 12 hour car rides inside a week and MY BACK DIDN’T HURT! I was stiff but not in pain. I am a serious believer in chiropractic now.
I’m hoping to get back to writing today. I have planned out the next scenes for each of the two WIPS, so that’s sorted at least. But of course it’s going to be a big catch up day at work, then at home as I reclaim my kitchen and sort out grocery needs and what not. So…that might not happen until tomorrow. But either way it’s good. I feel mentally rested and pretty clear after my trip. I’ve got a batch of spicy tomato soup started in my crock pot and I’m looking forward to getting back on the band wagon with the healthy food. I don’t think I’ve got any interruptions to routine for a bit over a month, so should be ample time to really get back into the groove and drop the holiday weight. Plus my new adjustable weights came in, so I’ll pull those out later and get them put together. It’s definitely time to amp up my weights. The batwings beware! I’m on a warpath!