Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Miscellany

  • I hate summer.  And we are fully in the midst of it right now.  This past week was a scorcher, hitting 100 degrees most days during the week.  And our cooler has been acting up.  Husband was up on the roof during said 100 degree days trying to get it working properly.  It seems to be mostly okay now, but I still hate summer.
  • I especially dislike running during summer.  Instead of a long run, my running partner and I decided to go for a bike ride Saturday morning.  It was lovely.  Maybe it's just the heat, but I'm getting to the point where I prefer riding my bike over running.  Go figure!
  • I swam 4 times last week: Sun, Tue, Thu, Fr.  I'm pleased with myself for that.  But I didn't go at all this weekend or this morning.  I'm hoping that tomorrow I get up early and have the energy to go at ~5:30am. I went at different times of the day each last week, and from my small sample experiment, that seems like the best time to go.
  • Speaking of swimming, I decided to go with the AquaFlood waterproof ipod shuffle with pyle headphones.  The total cost was $140 and it should arrive today.  I looked into other options, including a case for my existing ipod, but my ipod isn't working very well and I probably would have needed to replace it anyway.  Anyway, I'll be sure to share my experiences with this new toy once it arrives and I get to test it out.
  • Watched two movies this weekend via Netflix that ended up being a bust.  The first was Frankenweenie, which made me cry and ended up being an unpleasant experience for me. I honestly didn't expect that reaction, but that's what happened. Then yesterday we watched The Tree of Life, which was just plain weird.  
  • You may remember me blogging about apartment hunting for Daughter a month ago or so.  Well, we found something that seemed perfect for her, applied, and got it.  It was available beginning the middle of this month, Saturday we did the official paperwork and got most of her stuff moved in. 
  • Last night I made hotel reservations for our upcoming trip to Seattle to visit Son.  Looking forward to it!
  • I didn't end up doing anything yesterday because I wasn't feeling that great and it was hot. I think today is going to end up being another rest day. Hopefully will have my energy and enthusiasm back tomorrow. 


  1. It's funny. I was just thinking this morning that I think I prefer summer running to winter running, and wondered how many people would feel the same.

    I don't think I can watch Frankenweenie. I lose my mind when an animal dies in a movie and I can't see this being good for me. Thanks for confirming that.

    Hope things get cooler for you. :)

  2. Way to go on the swims! I'm swimming once a week right now, and it certainly showed in my race yesterday. I need to be more like you and get in the $*(&! pool!

    And I'm jealous of your trip to Seattle. Wonderful city.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. I always like biking better but certainly the heat can make that even more true.

  4. oh your weather sounds frightful! Good on you for 'finding a way'!

  5. And here I am preparing for the coldest race I've ever attempted. I should fair better in the cold though.

  6. Ouch, already100F? We are spoiled with 80s, but it's super humid already.

  7. I'm definitly interested in hearing about the waterproof ipod stuff. I constantly kill mine with sweat in the summer.