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Thursday: Open Eyes and Frames

Thursday got off to a sorry start.  I was awake from 1:45am till after 3:00am which meant the alarm was ignored.  And instead of the 6 miles I had planned, I did the CnC Plank Challenge workout and that was it.  Then the arthritis in my neck (from the bad night sleep?) set my shoulder off and there were muscle relaxers before bed.

However, there was some pretty special stuff in the middle.  It was “date night” (new name pending) and I decided we were going bowling.  Following bowling, I had a Deal Chicken for a BBQ place.

When we got to bowling, we were told it was all you can bowl before 5pm for $8.  HELL YES. In case you didn’t know, we used to bowl in a beer/fun league.  I went 2-3 in the first 5 games and then we decided we had time for one more game.  And that was when the magic happened.

I bowled my first ever 200 game!  201 BABY.  Only 2 open frames.  I even had them print it out for me as proof.  Because the pictures on my phone weren’t enough.

So I ended the day with cookies, drugs and my bowling mojo intact.

Michael bowled some great games as well.  We ended tied at 3-3.  The BBQ was so-so. But that is fine given how far away it is.

Tuesday: Trouble and Tresses - I miss complaining about every call made by the NFL's regular refs.Today’s run was like running on sand.  It felt like my legs were trying to run through glue.  But I got it done.  And I do believe that we should celebrate the runs that don’t go well even more than the ones that do!  I think the run was impacted by Saturday’s long run and being dehydrated after a salty dinner and not enough water.

Run: 5miles / 57:45

Today was HAIR APPT day.  You girls out there understand that hair appt day is very exciting.  And the rest of you can just take my word for it.  It was just a retouch and a trim, but we did find my new color for next time. So that was exciting.

Breakfast was part of a DD muffin (near the hair place).  And because the hair takes so long, I had a Kind Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Bar.  When I got home, I had eggs and an english muffin.  Carrots and a peach.

Dinner was a ribeye steak, sweet potato fries, ranch (for dipping) and corn on the cob.

Do we even need to talk about the NFL replacement refs?  Seriously.  If these guys can be SO bad that they get the real officials back on the field, maybe they can go over and try to play hockey…get the hockey season back on track.

Sloth Sunday: BALLS (foot and meat)

Today is Sloth Sunday and started with the usual bevy of chores.  If you can call that sloth.

And then I found a recipe on Pinterest that I just had to find. And since I was going to my sister’s to watch Cardinals football, it was the perfect chance.  The site called them meatball bubble biscuits.  I can them Meatball Marinara Biscuits.  Just call them little balls of awesomeness.  And EASY.  These will become a must-have at any sports-viewing gathering.

And I finally dipped into the daiquiris.  YUM.  Definitely need more rum next time.  But these are good enough for now.

I need to figure out how to fit my miles into only 4 days this week.  Not sure a long run is appropriate given the half marathon is in 2 weeks.  And can I really get through the half marathon in one piece?  Yes, of course.  But will it be any fun, or at least educational?  Educational maybe.  On pace, fluids, nutrition, training progress.  Still on the fence about downgrading to the 5k though.

It is official.  My site has been retweeted by Childfree Online.  Let’s see what that does for traffic (and content).

Happy Labor Day - I've really enjoyed the last few months of you not yelling at the TV every weekend.College Football is back.  Just put me in a coma until the 2nd week of January.

The thermostat war wages on.

Figured out the sprinkler system today.

Ran my 4.  Doing well.

Stayed up way too late watching US Open tennis and for all of my commitment and dedication, I did not get the result I wanted.

Not sure what the rest of the day holds.  What about you?

Daily Mood Alert and Food/Fitness: Thurs, April 5 - I hope you enjoy the one day your team doesn't have a losing recordWell, this isn’t even true since the Red Sox managed to lose their first game to Detroit.  They tied it in the top of the 9th just to give it away in the bottom of the the 9th.  Good thing there are 161 more games

Mood:  Not too bad.  Actually had work to do today and enjoyed doing it.  The dogs were at daycare so it was QUIET.

Food:  Protein bar and coffee for breakfast.  Pork chops with sweet potato fries, onion rings (both baked) and ranch dressing for lunch.  The some TJ’s Trek mix as a snack.  A trail mix bar and then something small for dinner later.

Fitness:  Going to head to the gym with Michael in a bit and run my 4 on the treadmill.  It is raining right now (excuse for treadmill) and I would like to take an “easy” day tomorrow, meaning just a walk at some point.