Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tink Tuesday

Where has time gone? If you've found it, please let me know so I can get some of it back! Maybe you're just super on track, but I am just barely hanging onto the roller coaster of life. We're doing secret santa on both sides of the family, so the number of gifts I have to get is ridiculously low, but I seem to still be lagging. And of course, I still have all the hard people (mom, dad, and brother) to shop for. Any ideas? 

A little Christmas cheer for you! My husband and I have been debating getting a cat to keep my company when he moves to Texas next year. I'd probably try to dress the cat like this all the time. Poor guy. ;) 

Onto the running portion of Tink Tuesday. 

Weekly Recap
Tues: 7 miles
Wed: 5 miles
Thurs: rest
Fri: 5 miles
Sat: rest
Sun: rest
Mon: rest
Tues: 2 miles

I was doing pretty well with my running at the beginning of the week. I confess I was more focused on getting mileage in so I could beat my co-worker in our pedometer challenge. I beat until about Friday when I had to stop running. The sudden increase in mileage and lack of stretching really did me in. My hip has been aching; it even hurts when I'm sitting and sleeping. :( So for now, more stretching and less mileage. The good news is I'm confident I can at least finish all my races during Tinker Bell weekend, even if I have to walk them. 

This week has brought about a frenzy of excitement! Today is officially my husband's last day of school. EVER! It still seems pretty surreal, but I'm sure it'll sync in soon. When his engineering dreams were just that, dreams, and even before he started community college back in 2008, I bought him a card. I knew this would be the card I gave him when he graduated. Every few semesters, I'd write a little in it, mainly about certain accomplishments or milestones he had hit in school. Today, after 5.5 years, I finally got to give him the card. Craziness. :) 

How was your week? Can you believe that we're a week away from Christmas? Are you all ready for the holiday? 


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your hip! It sounds very similar to what happened to me when I was training for Las Vegas last month. Rest up and I'll see you at Tink!

    Congrats to your husband too! That is so awesome!

    1. Lots of stretching over the next few weeks. Exactly a month to go to the 10k! See you there! :)

  2. I think you should definitely get a cat :) Pets are the best!

    I am really sorry to hear about your hip... keep up lots of stretching, heck maybe even some yoga if you have time? You did a great job on getting your mileage in this week though!!

    Congrats to your husband on finishing school!!!

  3. I'd love to get some yoga in, do you have any recommendations for beginners?

    1. I am a beginner too actually lol but I got element yoga (picture of it in the link below) for beginners and I am loving it!!


    2. I will check it out! Thanks, Lauren!

  4. Congratulations to your husband! I agree about the time slipping away. It seems like it was just September. Now suddenly we're in the last few weeks of the year!
    I can't vote on the cat. You couldn't pay me enough to have one of those creatures lurking around underfoot! lol....but if they bring you companionship and enjoyment, maybe it's a good idea.

    1. Thanks! He's definitely excited to be done.
      Lol. I've never had a pet before (unless goldfish or hamsters count), so I'm nervous about that. The other drawback is that I wouldn't be able to leave it home alone if I went to visit my hubby. :/