Happy 2018!

So 2018 is about 18 or so hours old for me.  Hopefully you all celebrated well and woke feeling ready to take on a new year!

I slept very well.  My Garmin thinks I slept 10 hours, but in reality, some of that was just me hanging out on the couch.  I must have been really really still!

The strangest thing that happened today is that I did not get my training email from my coach.  That is totally totally strange.  I’m not really sure why.  I’m going to assume he’s caught in that time warp thing and isn’t really aware of the days. He has been traveling with his family and well, who knows. Plus, Monday is usually a rest day.

So…I went out mostly to take a walk and look around.  I ended up running one mile, it went well, and then I indulged in a walk around this tiny little lake.  I always like to go around it but usually have to run by it. IMG_9352 2.JPG

It was a gray day which is actually great for seeing birds (not photographing them though). I saw a great egret, a great blue heron,  the little blue heron, and a cardinal. No alligators, though I looked for them.

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So yes, there are orange trees and they grow all over the place in Central Florida because groves…have turned into housing. I do not recommend eating these oranges they are usually “juice oranges” and pretty sour.

For the rest of the day, given it was a “free” day off work… I worked on some of my New Year Goals.

I saw my Doctor about the executive function. He actually gave me a book to read (which I didn’t do yet…oops) and some suggestions, like possibly I was trying to do too much at one time.  He recommended breaking up tasks into even smaller parts.  Surprisingly, I was able to get everything done on my to do list for this weekend.  The list seemed very tiny, but I feel some great relief that I was able to complete the tasks.  I actually was able to compete some more than what was actually on the list, but…I still feel like I wasted time with disorganization etc. Still, progress is progress.

I signed up for the Swim around Key West. I signed up as part of a team of women.  I *think* it’s going to be ok, one lady I’ve been pals with for a long time, the other one could be a challenge.  We got on a three way call and I realized that neither one of them really has done too much OWS in the same way I have.   They were discussing use of zinc based sunscreen and I was like yes, Desitin is the stuff. She then was going on and on about training, and I wisely did not say that this would be a “side event” for me.  Anyway, it should be a nice weekend in the Keys!!!  So that was kind of fun to do on New Year’s Day.

I also made an actual healthy recipe from another blog.  I really hate cooking and recipes and fussing in the kitchen, but I think it will help me with my health eating goal.  This one was really easy.  To be honest, I cooked the quinoa in the morning, set it aside in the fridge, and then “got around” to the chopping and kale this afternoon.  Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 4.59.48 PM.png

I put it to chill and am looking forward to this option for the week!  Yay me!  Now.. If I can do that in a regular week.

So progress is being made on the goals on day one.  Let’s check in on Day 5 and see how I feel.   How are you feeling on New Year’s Day?  Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 11.55.29 AM.png

Mavis Staples the cat would like to wish everyone the best new year ever!  Her goal is to relax for one more year!