Ah, it's that time of year when life gets so busy that I neglect my little blog. Sorry.
We're back from the lake. It was a nice little trip but it's always good to sleep in your own bed. We took walks, went swimming, and just relaxed. We didn't do as much as we usually do like tennis and mini golf and archery. It was mostly just hanging out and doing nothing and sometimes that's the best kind of vacation.
Saturday morning Chuck had a shooting match. Here's a little video of one of the stages:
We had planned to grab some quick breakfast on the way. Pulled in to Jack in the Box and waited in line. The guy tells us to hold just a minute. Then comes back to tell us the grill is broken. Ugh! Spent all that time waiting so we didn't have time to go anywhere else. No breakfast!
By the time the match was over at 1pm we were both starving!
Chuck placed fourth in his division. He wasn't too happy about that but I thought he did good.
After taking a nap we headed out to meet friend's at a Mediterranean restaurant called Fadi's. It was pretty good but I'm not sure I'd be going back a lot.
Then it was off to Molly's Pub with Kyle and Valerie to see the Celctic rock band Tomfooligans. Love this band. We always have such a good time when we go see them. Wish they would come more often!
We had the best time! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Not that the band was so funny but Kyle is practically a comedian and kept us in stitches. My throat was sore from laughing so hard. Tears rolling down our cheeks. It was great. And before we left the band gave us each some stickers and guitar picks.
Here's a clip of the band in action:
Sunday was a nice lazy day at home with the family.
Monday I went out for my first run since the half marathon. Guess what. Couldn't run but for half a mile! It wasn't actually running. It was more like fast limping. It looked something like this:
My calves hurt so bad. They're still not better. To be honest with you, it scares me quite a bit.
I started taking my steroids yesterday (Prednisone) and doing my stretches that the doctor prescribed. I'm hoping it will help. In the meantime, I guess I'll just walk instead of risking doing some lasting damage. It's so frustrating!
I feel like I'm letting myself down. I have all of these goals. But I also know that this is temporary. So I just have to listen to my body and take it easy.
Last night Chuck rubbed my legs for an hour then wrapped them in an ice wrap. I did my stretches and took my other Prednisone.
That is some nasty stuff! It makes me feel so weird. Upset stomach, overall weird feeling and sweats. It's not pleasant but I'll do it if it will help!
So that's all that's been happening around here. Getting ready for Christmas. It really snuck up on me this year so I'm running a little behind.
Are there any goodies that you make every year as tradition?
Mine are Martha Washington candies and Oreo Balls. And every Christmas morning I make something for Chuck called Christmas morning quiche with sausage, eggs, sour cream and a lot of swiss cheese. He gets the whole thing.