Real Life

So here’s the thing, real life really isn’t that exciting.  And guess what…? That suits me just fine.  I love having a predictable routine all week.  Monday: pumpkin spice latte day (starting this week), Tuesday: farmers market, Wednesday: grocery store, Thursday: thursday dinner with friends, Friday: well its Friday so that’s pretty self explanatory. 

What this leads to is much less to share that I feel like anyone really wants to read about, which is okay too.  It just means less than daily posts from me because I seriously don’t need to bore you all to death.  The real bummer is that every day I have so many things that I would want to share but because of HIPAA I can’t share all the stories that make me laugh, cry, want to scream and love my job daily.  What I can say is that my ego has been greatly inflated since I have started my job because I am luck enough to have someone tell me I am pretty almost daily, can’t beat that right.  It always helps that a lot of my patients can’t really see that well but I choose to forget that fact!

The highlights of this week really included three things:

1.  The first pumpkin spice latte of the year:

IMG_18152.  This week was a cut back week marking halfway through training for Raleigh, meaning Friday and Saturday resting and a shorter long run of 13 miles tomorrow.

3.  Casey and his dad made our back splash and painted our living room and kitchen this week!!  And it is beautiful!

Wish the quality of this picture was better, need to get my good camera back out.  They made this with wood from an old house they worked on and it turned out incredible.

Wish the quality of this picture was better, need to get my good camera back out. They made this with wood from an old house they worked on and it turned out incredible.

Main man working hard

Main man working hard

IMG_1820IMG_1822I am so in love with all of it!  So I’d say this week was a win overall.  The only bummer is that I have to work tomorrow because we can’t work Monday but have to make up the day.  Such is real life though…

Hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend/last weekend of summer!

 

 

Running with John and Jack

Today marked the transition from long runs to LOOOONG runs in my head.  Anything over 15 miles makes it in the second category.  I decided I wasn’t getting up early to do it, that I would just go when Casey went to play flag football.  I hit the road at 11.  I fully knew the consequences of my decisions and embraced the heat as character building.

I hit up Jack Johnson radio which pretty much gives me Jack Johnson and John Mayer alternating with a couple others thrown in here and there.  I figured if my music was calm, my mind would be calm.  The run actually went way better than I could have hoped for in those conditions.  16 miles in 2:16.  I am not going to lie, the parts in the wide open sun were a little brutal but when there was shade involved I felt pretty strong.  Added bonus: my ankle didn’t give me any issues!!  I really feel like I dodged a bullet there.

After I got home from my run and Casey made it back from football we both hit the showers before heading out for a really late brunch.  After having a half bowl of cereal pre-run, I was starving by the time we sat down to eat at 2:30.  We went to Prohibition on King Street which we have been to twice before for dinner and we were once again impressed.

I am on a mission to try the huevos rancheros at every brunch place in Charleston and these did not disappoint.  I usually get these because I feel like nothing in them is super awful for you and every restaurant does them differently.  

IMG_1802 By the time we were done it was already 4.  Sundays just absolutely fly by.  We decided to go somewhere else on King Street so Casey could watch the 49ers pre-season game.  My friend JK had to leave before we could get a picture, but I got one with Nicole, my lovely friend kicking butt in nursing school right now!

IMG_1806Overall, pretty great Sunday and weekend.  I am not quite ready to get back to the grind tomorrow but I know I will be happy once I get there!!