Monday Tuesday, friends! Doesn’t it feel great to start the week off on NOT the worst day possible?
I thought so too.
As usual, here’s a little bit of happiness to get you smiling right off the bat:
We’re all thinking it. I think the paint one is my favorite. It’s the EASIEST thing to change, yet everyone on the show complains about it.
Ok, and now onto today’s post! I thought I’d stick with the expected and do a weekend recap. How was your Labor Day Weekend?! Ours was perfectly long, and enjoyable. I think we need to make 3 day weekends mandatory, with Mondays being a required rest day.
My husband’s parents got in town on Friday and spent the weekend with us. They hadn’t seen our house since we moved so it was a weekend full of catching up, touring Little Rock, and relaxing at the house. Very much needed, indeed. The weekend actually had a strange twist to it, which started Friday morning. I woke up in the middle of the night itching like crazy on my hands and feet. Then that morning I woke up thinking I had dreamt it, but sure enough my wrists and top insides of my feet had a strange red rash on them. I popped a Benadryl, along with a cup of coffee and a diet coke to counteract the drowsiness, and didn’t think much of it. Later that night, it was just barely there, so I popped another Benadryl thinking I’d wake up on Saturday and it would be gone.
Saturday morning, I woke up to this mysterious rash now not only on my wrists and feet, but on both my knees, on the outside of both my legs, both thighs, and under both arms. I didn’t want to be a Debbie Downer, so I tried to play it cool. We went to the Farmer’s Market, picked up some delicious treats and beautiful flowers, and quickly decided I needed to find a walk-in clinic. It was not just super itchy, but was obviously spreading. I’m pretty sure I contracted Leprosy.
I found a clinic that was open, thank goodness, and they basically confirmed what I already knew. I had touched something in our backyard the night before while pulling weeds and it was just now causing me to react. They gave me a shot in my hip, and a prescription to take for the next few days. Let me just say: that shot was incredibly painful! I’m not a shot person, and can’t remember the last time I had one, but holy moly did this one hurt! It’s also possible I cried, and am not ashamed. Stick a big needle in your hip and tell me how it feels!
After the excitement at the clinic, Adam and I showed his parents some more parts of Little Rock, grabbed some lunch, grocery shopped for dinner and snacks, and went back to the house to relax and spend some time together. But first, we stopped by one of the lakes around us and randomly stumbled upon this pretty, private picnic area.
Adam and I are already anxious to come back to this private spot and let Truckee explore 🙂 I know it will be so pretty this fall!There’s a ramp over to the left of us, and one day when Adam gets his kayak this will be perfect. This is the Little Maumelle River, which feeds into the Arkansas River. Basically across the highway from this is Lake Maumelle, which is Central AR’s main drinking water source, so it’s beautiful!
Above are a few of the good eats we enjoyed over the weekend. I learned how to make homemade granola, banana nut bread, parmesan peppers, and Adam made us all breakfast Sunday morning.
Sunday afternoon we went to lunch, and I made a MAJOR commitment. I bought the boots. I told myself if I got a new job that I would reward myself. And I did. And I’m still in shock. To refresh your memory..these are the beaut’s that I finally pulled the trigger on.
Sometimes we all need to treat ourselves.
Monday morning, Adam and I quickly decided the day would be a rest day. Neither one of us wanted to do anything, including the pups.
Last night I finally made myself useful and went for a run at the lake. Confession: I was supposed to do an 8 miler on Saturday, but because of my random attack of Leprosy, I decided not to push it and just do a faster, short run last night instead. Pretty frustrated about that, but that’s ok. My run last night felt PERFECT. I think the humidity was lower than it has been lately because my splits were much closer to what I had been working towards. Amazing how big a difference the weather makes! I’ve said it 1,000 times already, but bring on the cooler temperatures!!
After my run, we went and met our friends’ newest addition! A sweet baby boy who was born on Sunday morning. If you follow me on Instagram, @Sarah_Ingle1, you can see a pic of his sweet face 🙂
Sometime this week, I’m excited to review a new app! The makers of React Mobile contacted me and asked if I would be interested in testing out their app and reviewing it on my blog. I thought it was a great idea, loved the purpose of the app, and can’t wait to tell you all about it! Here’s a quick screen-shot preview! Basically, it’s a runner’s best friend when it comes to safety. I semi-tested it out yesterday, and it actually freaked Adam out when he got a text saying that I needed help! So, it works, that’s for sure! Check back soon for my review!
And in case you were wondering, I start my new job next Monday! I’m so excited, and still so thankful for all your kind words 🙂 If you’ve started reading 48 Days, let me know! I’d love to hear about your journey!
I think that’s all I’ve got for today! I’m starting to feel less and less stressed, and like I can finally get my mind back in the training game. I’m anxious to squeeze in a few more long runs! Also, if you’re a fellow Little Rocker, don’t forget to use my code to get 30% off your entry fee at Color in Motion 5K on September 28!
What did you do this weekend? Have you heard of React Mobile?