Friday, June 21, 2013

Fitness Friday–It’s Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer!! If you are out and about this weekend, I hope you remember to wear your sunscreen! :0)



Here’s how my week looked:

Saturday – 6 mile run with Kelli
Sunday – Rest Day; Squats, Lunges, and leg exercises
Monday – 3 mile run before work
Tuesday – 4 mile run before work
Wednesday – Rest Day
Thursday – Squats, Lunges, and leg exercises (I had planned on running but my grandfather is back in the hospital…it’s just one thing after another).
Friday – Hoping to make up Thursday’s run sometime after work

This weekend, I have very few plans (yay)! I’m going to run with my friends on Saturday morning. I also have plans to watch Safe Haven sometime this weekend.

Also, I picked up my Kindle again (thanks to my fabulous new cover that I LOVE) and am having a hard time putting it down. There’s nothing like getting yourself lost in a good book. I’m a huge book nerd and always have been so when I get involved in a book, I find it hard to tear myself away from it!

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Paisley meets Pink is my absolute favorite Vera print.

Yesterday, a classmate’s mother passed away. I attended a very small private high school and we were all very close and knew each other’s families very well. Her mother was young and had cancer. Absolutely breaks my heart.

Also, my grandfather is back in the hospital due to infection in the surgical site of his toe. It does NOT look good to me at all and after lengthy discussion with the primary physician yesterday, it doesn’t sound as if there’s much hope for his leg. :0( My poor grandfather has had one setback after another. His only desire was to get better so he could go home and now I’m not sure how realistic that request will be anymore. Our bodies are an amazing thing. During his time at the care facility, I’ve seen Alzheimer's patients who are not with it at all in their mind, but are able to walk around on their own and complete normal activities of everyday life. On the other hand, my grandfather is completely with it in his mind, but his body is failing him.  Breaks my heart to see such things. So sad.

OK I did not intend for this Fitness Friday post to turn into such doom and gloom! Regardless of the situation, we should be grateful for each day that is given to us, for we never know when it will be our last! My thoughts yesterday are what prompted this post on Facebook:

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So there you have it…enjoy each day because each day in itself is a gift! :0) Have a fabulous weekend!!

36 comments:

  1. Thoughts and prayers to your and your grandfather Karen!

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  2. Awesome week of workouts! Love that vera!!!

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  3. Being grateful is paramount for me right now. Thank you for posting and sharing.

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  4. So true! It's a good reminder to slow down and cherish the days/hours/minutes! Whatever is going on with me, I am still so lucky to have the life I live. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. That is so true! Thanks, you have a great weekend, too! :0)

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  5. there is nothing with a doom & gloom post to help us with reminders. I like to remind myself that I only get one of today :) there is no encore. so I have to make today count.

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    1. You are right!! I love your saying, "There is no encore"...that's perfect!

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  6. So sorry your grandfather has been hospitalized yet again. My Dad was completely "with it" in his mind, but his body after fighting cancer for over 25 years, just shut down. We miss him, but the know he is in a better place. Prayers for your special granddad.

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    1. So sad. Thank you, Pam...appreciate the prayers! :0)

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  7. I'm sorry about your Grandfather. :( Thank you for your post on facebook- it's definitely a good reminder to be grateful for what we have. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I try to remember that as much as possible! :0)

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  8. A Vera Bradley fan? No way! I live in VB HQ, and I have a store just 10 minutes away. I don't go in a lot (reason: Miles) but love the prints they are coming up with.

    Great week you had! Thinking of your grandpa.

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    1. Oooh goodness I VB HQ?! You are one lucky girl!! :0)

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  9. Sorry about your grandfather and your classmate's mother. :( Sad news! On a positive note I do love the Kindle cover!

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    1. Thank you, Jan! That print is my absolute favorite!

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  10. Prayers continuing to ascend for your grandfather!!!

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  11. Exactly Karen! HAPPY SUMMER!!! I hope you enjoy your weekend and have a nice run tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks Karen!! Hope you have a great weekend as well! :0)

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  12. Glad to see your running regularly again. I will be sure to keep praying for your grandfather. I can't imagine what your going through :(

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    1. Thanks, Tabitha! It feels great to be out and running again! We appreciate the prayers.

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  13. Sorry to hear your grandfather is back in hospital :(
    Love your kindle cover, I bought a kindle just before coming away and have loved reading this week, it has been ages since I read a book

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    1. Thank you! I don't know what I would do without my Kindle!! I love it!

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  14. So sorry about your grandfather. I love the pictures on your header, especially you and Goofy!

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! :0) I had fun "Goofin off" with him!

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  15. I'm so sorry your grandfather is still having such a hard time Karen! My prayers are going up for him and your family! Great week of workouts! I'm glad you are able to run again!!!

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    1. Thanks Mindy! It's such an awesome feeling being able to run again!

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  16. Found your blog from the Running Bloggers linkup, and I have to say I'm happy about that. As a scifi/fantasy author and a runner, I can't help but be ecstatic about finding a kindred spirit. I got a Kindle Paperwhite recently, and I have to say I'm in love with the thing. I can barely put it down. Hopefully the cover make you find some awesome books to put on it!

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    1. Awesome! I looked into a paper white but haven't made the plunge yet! Hah!

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