You may have noticed that I have not done any running since the marathon on Saturday, June 18.
At first, I was WAY too sore to even walk, so I knew running was out of the question.
I considered running on Saturday, but then I remembered trying to run a week after my first marathon. I distinctly remember that not working out so well—I could barely run a mile—so I just waited until the start of this week.
I was pumped! I was really excited and ready to get back to pounding the pavement this morning!
I started out running really slowly because I didn’t know how my body would feel. At first I felt out-of-shape, but I took it easy. However, after a mere 5 minutes, I felt a twinge in my right hamstring. I stopped to stretch it and walked a little before running again.
Unfortunately it did not feel better, so I ran/walked a while before turning around and heading back home.
I was really hoping to run 4 miles today, but I guess that will have to wait.
I iced my hamstring after I got back and also took some ibuprofen.
I am really hope this doesn’t last too long because I want to do a lot more running this summer before the racing season ends!
I know I used to think overnight oats were gross. . . I mean, cold oats, come on!?!? But I have really grown to enjoy them!
This bowl of overnight oats contained:
- old-fashioned oats
- Greek yogurt
- chia seeds
- vanilla extract
- dash of salt
Toppings: strawberries (fresh from my mom’s garden), Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, and peanut butter
I have actually been waiting for this day since. . . . ummm. . . . .April?!?!
Today I finally got my hair done by my favorite stylist, Bobbi, at Xpressions Salon.
(Yes, I come all the way to Minnesota to have my hair done. I have searched high and low for a hairstylist that I like in Anchorage, but I’m always disappointed (or just not impressed) with the results.)
I love the cute little house (?) the salon is in!
I had some fun with the camera while I was waiting.
I wasn’t very impressed with his looks.
Here are just a few photos from yesterday.
My aunt and uncle celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary!
I was about 4 months old when they got married!
And some more fishing photos:
It is funny because in Minnesota we refer to them as “northerns,” but in Alaska they call them “pike.”
My brother, Mike, with a bass. (I don’t remember if it is a large mouth or small mouth bass.)
My future home:
Ha! Ha! Just kidding, we were pretty sure this used to be a boat shed that was converted to a guest house. The master house is up the hill, tucked away in the trees!
Tonight I am going to visit my sister at camp and go to a campfire with her! I can’t wait. I miss having campfires when it is actually dark out! (That is something I never thought about before moving to Alaska!)
What is something you never considered before moving to your current place of residence (or a previous place you’ve lived)?