This week was another HOT one. It seems like the AC has been working nonstop all day this week. Check out the forecast for this week. I am running a half marathon next Sunday.
I decided to do another StepBet Challenge. The first one I did was in the winter (at least it wasn’t that cold and I could walk outside). You can read about it HERE. My active and power goals are 1,000 fewer steps than the last one. Definitely not complaining. This week is a warm up week so I will not be eliminated if I don’t meet my goals this week. Next week is when the fun part begins!
Monday’s 5 miles felt glorious. The weather was in the 60s. Sometimes I match and sometimes I don’t. 🙂 Later on that day I took my mother to the nephrologist. Her appointment was at 2:15 and we saw the doctor an hour later. We were there for about 15 minutes and the doctor told us we need to go back again next month. I am happy I can take her to doctor appointments this summer since I am off. Once I am back at work it will be a bit more difficult but I am sure I will manage.
Tuesday was 4 miles. I was planning to run in the morning but that didn’t happen. I went out in the evening instead. It’s been a while since I’ve run in the evening. It was glorious!
My next run wasn’t till Friday. Well, that actually did not happen. I had to run 5 miles and I started off too late. I figured if I take it slow then it would be OK. Nope. I should have known better. The sun felt like a furnace and I had to stop at mile 1.11. I decided to try again that evening since I had an appointment at 7:30pm to see a house (about 2 miles away). The plan was to run there, see the house, and then run back home. That would make it a little over 5 miles for the day. Why is it that when you have the “perfect” plan it never goes that way? My realtor texted me about 3:00 asking if I could go earlier? Umm, sure, but I knew I couldn’t run there.
I saw the house, liked it a lot, and told my agent I wanted to make an offer. He then told me that the seller wanted to accept one by 8pm that evening. I did a few errands (Target, Sam’s Club, and Walmart) before going home. He then suggested an offer price to make. It was way over what I was planning to spend. I told him the maximum amount I was willing to offer and went to bed. The next day he told me there was a chance that the buyer would consider the price I was willing to offer. He then told me that the seller also wanted to know if “their buyer was willing to sign the as-is rider plus the rider “waiving the right to a home inspection” section.” I said “No, thank you”. No inspection? Definitely not a good sign. I guess that house wasn’t meant to be for me.
Well my running on Saturday did not go well. I had to run 10 miles and met some friends at Waterfall Glen. Maybe I should stop going there because the last time I was there, my run didn’t go well either. 🙂 I ran 5 miles and turned around but then the heel on my left foot was hurting a lot. I stopped running at mile 7.37 and walked the rest back to my car. At home I used a tennis ball to massage my foot and it felt so much better.
Saturday afternoon I to a party to celebrate my nephew’s daughter’s baptism. It was a lot of fun and I got home late. Well, that made it difficult to get up early in the morning for a run. Running and a late party equals to sleeping in the next day. 🙂 I have another party to go to later on today which I am excited about. I love these parties with my cousins. We eat, talk, and laugh!!
I have a doctor appointment on the 25th (I thought it was this Thursday) and I will ask him about my foot and my left knee. He is the one I saw when I got a muscle strain in my left calf muscle. My knee makes a clicking/popping sound every time I bend it. It doesn’t hurt but the sound worries me.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.