Not doing that again & dumb questions I hope you will answer

Yesterday morning I was itching to go for a walk and somehow talked Mike into going with me. Food was involved, so it was a slam dunk. πŸ™‚

We walked 45 minutes and it felt so amazing to be out on the trail & beach with folks running, cycling, out on a walk. Mike even took a picture of my mug. I’m sorry world.

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We stopped a lot along the way, mostly to give the ole hip a break and for Mike to skip rocks into the ocean. #nevergrowingup #ever #eveniftheresafire

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We had lunch on Cannery Row since it’s the off season for tourists. Soon, they will all be back and we will start going to our secret spots. For now we are enjoying the more touristy spots. Like the drive along the ocean from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach. We grabbed hot coffee, put the top down & enjoyed the sunny, salty air.

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Turns out that long walk probably wasn’t the smartest idea. I felt great all afternoon – even thought about riding a bike at the gym or going to the farmers market. It’s a good thing I talked myself out of all of that, because last night I was in so much pain. With every wave of shocking, aching pain from my hip all the way down my leg I thought ‘lesson learned’ ha!

I’m feeling back to normal this morning, but it was a long night.

So that was that.


Pop quiz time!! Which basically means I get to ask you a bunch of random questions, answer them myself & hope you don’t leave me hanging. πŸ™‚Β Here we go!

1. What are some words or phrases you often find yourself saying?

Awe snap, Bam stop chewing your butt, cowboy can you pee for me, one day (when I see a runner), dude that’s so cool, what do you want for lunch, can we go to Starbucks.


2. Planners: pen & paper or electronic?

Pen & paper for lyfe.

3. The kitchen isn’t clean until_________________.

The counters are disinfected & wiped down.

4. Shows you are currently watching?

Gilmore Girls (duh!) & Lilyhammer.


5. Favorite running distance? Not racing.

10 miles. One day. πŸ™‚

6. What is your current favorite quote?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist.” – Oscar Wilde


7. Least favorite exercise in the world?

Pull ups. Gah.

8. One thing you do every day that makes you super duper happy?

Love on my boys & drink coffee. Hey, I made this game up, I can change the rules. πŸ˜‰

9. Least favorite chore?

Dishes. I do them as quickly as possible because it’s therapeutic to NOT look at them.



10. Fitness trackers: yes or no? Which brand/website/app/etc. & why?

I used to think they were dumb but now see the fascination. Before surgery it was a fun way to challenge myself and beat my records, earn badges, etc. Recently it has helped me gauge my recovery.

Not sure which brand I want to try next but I’m digging my Fitbit.

Your turn!! Feel free to steal these questions or add your own and post it on you blog/social media/ write it in the sky.


8 Comments on “Not doing that again & dumb questions I hope you will answer

  1. The outdoors in your area is so beautiful.
    My answers yeah!!
    -Monkey( my dogs nickname), Go Outside (to my dog), Go potty (to my dog), fart yeah!, oh biscuits
    -Paper, post-it notes
    -When there are no dirty dishes in the sink
    -It depends on the mood 6 or 10 miles.
    – Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine – The imitation Game.
    -Push-ups – no upper body strength
    -Snuggle with my Coco (my dog)
    -Cleaning the toilet.
    -Fitbit. A friend gave me her old one when she upgraded to the newer Fitbit. I love seeing what I accomplished in numbers.

  2. SLOW DOWN girl. Remember that body needs to heal.

    YEAH I love a pop quiz.
    1) No bueno, I’m hungry, Can you put your dishes in the dishwasher? Who’s water cup is this?
    2) Electronic……but is was a LONG transition
    3)The sink spot free and wipe dry
    4)Don’t watch TV. Too ADD
    5) 15 miles. No clue why
    6) β€œYou have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”-Winston Churchill
    7) Push Ups
    8) Filling the soap dispenser
    9)FITBIT- for running I use my Garmin and upload to Strava. Love to see others activity as well πŸ™‚

    Happy Day Friend!!!!!

    • and I can’t count skipped one
      But I can’t just Pick ONE THING………, run, hug Logan, Snuggle with Jerry,

  3. Pop quiz? I’m super ready, and I totally studied!

    1) I do what I can, usually followed by a winky face πŸ˜‰
    2) Electronic, but not out of choice. Stupid job wanting me to be stupid technological.
    3) The sink is empty and I’ve disinfected the countertops.
    4) Parenthood!!!!!! (I love me some Gilmore Girls though!)
    5) Just getting back into running so if I can make a mile, I’m happy
    6) “Maybe it’s in the ceiling?”
    “Maybe YOU’RE in the ceiling!”–Jim and Andy from “The Office”
    7) Sit-Ups (blech)
    8) Cuddling up with my guy at night
    9) I really liked my fitbit but I lost it! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ I just got something that syncs up with my WiiU Fit, so we’ll see!

  4. Love love love my Fitbit. Would love to play around with that new Surge, the one with the GPS, but it’s a little pricey, and I really don’t NEED another gadget!

  5. I’m a sucker for a pop quiz.

    1. “Stop fighting.” (to my kids) “It is what it is.” “I love you.” (my family)
    2. Paper planner all the way. I go with Erin Condren all the way. I’m on my fourth life planner now.
    3. The kitchen isn’t clean until I can see the counter tops.
    4. Sons of Anarchy. Vampire Diaries. Parenthood. How to Get Away with Murder.
    5. 10 miles is my sweet spot. Long enough that it’s worth the effort. Short enough that it doesn’t take all morning and nothing starts to hurt.
    6. I’ve got nothing for this one.
    7. Push Ups. I just don’t love them.
    8. Snuggle with my kids. They won’t be little much longer.
    9. Laundry. Family of 6 = mountains of laundry.
    10. YES! This is embarrassing but I currently have two. Fitbit Flex (don’t love, but I have more friends with the Fitbit). My other is the Jawbone Up24. LOVE it. So much better than the Fitbit in my opinion. Unfortunately they don’t market as heavily as Fitbit and so not as many people have them.

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