Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Tidbits

  1. I found a new love in almond butter. I am not, however, in love with the price. Nearly $7 for a small jar? Really?
  2. I've made it through 8 days at my new job and so far so good. I enjoy most of the people I work with and several are fellow survivors from firm we were laid off from last year. Seems like a good start so far.
  3. Lays chicken and waffles chips are gross. Tastes like syrup gone bad. Blech..
  4. We had a nice afternoon running around the Charlotte area and enjoyed some great tacos at Cabo Fish Taco (blackened mahi for me and beer battered shrimp for hubby). Delicious! Followed by some beer tasting at NoDa Brewing Company. Thank goodness for beer samples!
  5. To complete the afternoon, we drove into South Carolina to check out the area just south of the border.
  6. Now I have a homemade pizza in the oven and we are enjoying the last bit of Sunday Fun day before we head back to work tomorrow.
Happy Sunday everyone!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Back to Running...Again

And here we go again with the running I did some stretches, dug out the Garmin, dusted off my running shoes and headed out the door. After walking about a quarter mile, I started with a slow jog to get the blood pumping and see how the foot was going to react. Not too bad. I only ran a half mile on Monday and 3/4 of a mile yesterday and did the rest of my 2 mile loop walking just to make sure I didn't overdo it this first week and I must say I feel pretty good today.

Okay, part of that is a wee bit of a stretch. It's true that I wanted to take it easy but I was also hoping to jump right back into a mile or two of running before I started walking again. But alas, I am out of shape! Ya know, swimming is one of the best forms of cardio but running is always what takes the wind out of my sails the most. Of course, it being August and the temps are in the mid to high 80s with a lot of humidity, that doesn't help the lungs out much either.  Needless to say, even with the less than stellar beginning (again), it did feel good to get out there and get some mileage under my belt. Although I have always found running to be difficult, I really enjoy doing it and love when I see my mileage add up and my times get faster. Hopefully I can keep it up for the rest of the year so I can do some races next year. It's been too long!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Life Lately

Another month has gone by and here we are in August already! July was a busy month with working both jobs, keeping myself busy reading, and our trip to Minnesota for my family reunion which passed by all too quickly.  I do have some pics I will try to upload this weekend (I hope). Other than a very chilly boat launch, the weather was great and devoid of humidity...and mosquitoes. Bonus!

So, it's August. What are my plans for the month you ask? Well let me tell you...

First of all, I quit my job. Friday is my last day at my current law firm. After 5 months there, I knew it wasn't going to be a permanent fit and got the heads up from a former coworker about a new position at a different firm so starting August 14th, I will be starting a new job with a new firm.  I know what you're it closer to home?  Of course not! That would be too easy.  It's about the same distance as my current one.  I've basically resigned myself to accepting that if I plan to work in law firms or in corporate, it's going to be in Charlotte. The only way for a closer commute is to move closer and that's not happening any time soon. So, more audio books for the ride I guess. I really should look into some Spanish tapes, I could have been fluent by now!

Swimming is going well. Just realized one of my coworkers there also moved from West Palm Beach to here about 2 months after we did. Small world.  Classes are going pretty well, just wish I could exchange my paycheck for scuba lessons so I could get certified my the end of the year (yes I asked and no they said). Maybe next year though.

The boot is gone, and has been for a few weeks now, and I am actually cleared to try running again as early as next week. So I went running tonight cuz I'm cool like that and like to be an overachiever. It felt pretty good just to get the legs moving again and nothing hurt so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  I'm eyeing up a race in Charleston for next year so let's see if I can keep this running thing up for a month or so.

So, that's what's been going on here lately. I'm hoping to start writing more again, especially if I can get back into running. Guess I'll take baby steps on both endeavors.