Monday was supposed to be the Return To Training. I have a marathon to run in Houston next month and I have some pretty loft goals. I gave myself a week of complete rest and gluttony after White Rock. The plan for Sunday was bike ride, yoga then hit the pool.
What really happened was bike ride, nap, wake up feeling like a cold had bit me in the Double Donkey.
Fortunately, I had scheduled to be off a few days this week and I spent those days either sleeping or in a half comatose state while I watched many, many Christmas movies. So here, for your entertainment (yawn) is a recap of the past few days in pictures.
On Friday I shopped for shoes for my dressy date with Shabby Princess. Note, before then I did not own a pair of heels, dressy or not. All of my shoes are practical and flat. Here are just a few of the options I tried on. Wanna know which ones I got? Well, you'll just have to wait for my date!
Discovered what has to be one of the world's largest poinsettias. Everything indeed is bigger in Texas.
My boyfriend, aka, the mail man, brought me a few items to pass the time. Worked out well as my 3 days prone required hours of viewing and reading distractions. Yep, there is nothing like reading about swimming when you're sick. But I'm set to be a slippery swimmer now!
Saturday night I partied with Jules and Creeshy. I actually walked the 2 miles to Julie's house (in a mini skirt and boots no less) so that I could enjoy the Christmas lights in our neighborhood. I just love that the same houses do the same light display year after year. I'm not one for change; I like consistency!
To fight this cold I'm taking much Mucinex and using the Netti pot twice daily. And, I've really tried to stay on top on my water. Usually, I can be found with my pink Camelbak in my paw. But lately I've favored this adorable little guy! Gotta love a $1.99 Target find.
So the other day I polled Twitter to see where y'all keep your thermostat set in the winter. I got responses from 58-72. Boy, some of y'all really like to keep the house warm! Me? I see no point in wasting the energy to heat an entire house when I take up so little space. So I prefer to just bundle up and cozy up to a warm cat. But the biscuit sure is chilly at night! So I went out on a hunt for an affordable electric blanket. Not to sleep with it on, just to heat up the bed before sliding in. I drug it to the couch to keep me toasty during my Christmas movie marathon. My cat is pretty much in heaven. We managed 14 hours Sunday night and 2 naps. Monday night I *only* slept 11 hours and took just one nap. Granted it was 3 hours long, but only one! This blanket has already paid for itself in sleep!
The weather has been gray and chilly. I mean, if you have to be stuck in the house tethered to the sofa, might as well be dreary weather, right?
Tomorrow it's back to work and hopefully back to feeling normal. I'm ready to get this marathon training plan back on the road.
What do you like to do to pass the time when you're feeling puny?