I cannot believe it is November 25th! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and Christmas is a month away. That is crazy!!! After my trip to Richmond at the beginning of the month I had less than a week until the hubby and I set off to go to Disney to celebrate our third wedding anniversary. It was a crazy few days of unpacking and repacking but, almost two weeks ago we boarded a plane to head to warm Florida.
The only problem we had was that I got sick. Literally, during our layover in Philly, I started feeling sick to my stomach and had a ton of sinusy stuff going on. By the time we got to Disney all I wanted to do was nap. My appetite was zero and I just felt like crap. I hoped it would pass but unfortunately it didn’t. It went from a sinus infection that I tried to treat with over the counter meds that we found at Disney, to a throat, coughy thing and a nasty eye infection. Despite the fact that I felt sick during our entire trip, we made the most of it.
We paced ourselves nicely since I really had no choice, and often went to the parks in the AM and came back to chill out at the hotel in the evening. Though I hated feeling crappy on vacation, it was really nice to take our time at the parks and take everything in. Usually we are a little more rushed about it.
The lights twinkle choreographed to music – it is really amazing to stand there and watch. I could have stood there all night, I swear.
Everything is better in Mickey form, I swear.
We got back last Tuesday and I slept from the time we got home until the time the walk-in doctor’s office opens. I went right when it opened and the doctor gave me some meds for my cough, eyes and to hopefully knock this thing out of me. He said I was “highly contagious” which meant no work for me last Wednesday or Thursday morning. Luckily I had my favorite kitties to snuggle with all day.
My eyes cleared up quickly with the meds, and my cough is slowly but surely going away.
I felt well enough this weekend to hit up BodyPump on Saturday and I did a slow 3.5 miles on the treadmill yesterday.
Oh, and here’s a tangent… I got new running shoes! I wasn’t due for them, but the hubby and I went to a wedding a few weeks ago and had a ton of time in between the ceremony and reception, so we stopped at a little local running store. The guy working there was SO SO nice. And he fitted me “just for fun.” And ended up recommending Altra Intuitions. Altra’s are a zero drop shoe, which I got really excited about (my kinvaras are a only 4mm toe drop which I love). He also told me a supinate, big time (no surprise there), and have wide feet. I always assumed the calluses on the outside of my big toes were just a fact of life if I was going to run. Enter, the Altras. They have a huge toe box, so he recommended them to me. I didn’t buy them then (I had to sleep on it) but I did buy a bunch of pairs of running socks to give them some business – (love local businesses!). ….end tangent.
Anyhow, my first run my Altras felt great. I could tell that I was being “forced” to mid-foot strike (instead of heel strike), and despite them being a slightly heavier shoe than my Kinvaras, my stride felt more efficient. I ran the 3.5 miles faster than I usually do an easy run and it felt easy. Also – no smooshed toes or pain on the side of my big toes (which I considered normal). I’m excited to continue to wear them and see how they feel compared to the Kinvaras.
Last thing I’m going to share, promise. Over the weekend, the hubby and I went to lunch and a movie. Lunch was…. GOBBLERITOS!
A Gobblerito is a special that a local mexican place has during the month of November. It’s a tortilla shell filled with mashed potatoes, corn, black beans, stuffing and turkey (or tofu). Covered in gravy, with cranberry sauce on the side.
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OMG it was so good. It was my lunch AND dinner yesterday.
After Gobbleritos, we went to see Catching Fire – the second movie in the Hunger Games series. I highly recommend it, it was SO well done. My husband even enjoyed it, and he is a HUGE movie critic.
Alright, now I’m all caught up. I’ll catch you later.