So, after a week-long hiatus from running (being sick sucks!), I managed to run twice this week- two 5Ks for the Friday 5K Challenge. I even ran outside for awhile on Sunday morning. Granted it had just rained the night before and was very cool and nice outside, otherwise I wouldn’t have ran outside. I saw a few others on the trail too, but fortunately- no snakes.
Sunday (Outdoor) 5K Time: Roughly 35 minutes.
I don’t have a fancy watch to track it, so I kinda just guess by the clock in the car. Accurate, huh?
Wednesday (Treadmill) 5K Time: 29:11 (9:24 pace).
Once again, I’m proud that I did it in under 30!
In culinary news, I made a new shrimp pasta dish last week. I haven’t cooked anything this week because I’ve been
too busy at work to randomly google recipes lazy, but I went grocery shopping today and I plan to cook next week and eat in the break room with everyone else who’s doing Financial Peace University and trying to save some moo-lah. I ate in there the other day, and seriously- over half of the people eating in there that day are in the class.
Hey, eating in the breakroom isn’t glamorous, but having an emergency fund and paying off debt is pretty cool. And of course, the other FPUers are eating at their desks or driving to their homes nearby and eating, right?
I also got contact lenses last Thursday.
After some persuasion from my Mommy and others, I made an eye doctor appointment. The optometrist is the only doctor’s visit I don’t hate, because there’s no drilling, blood drawing, awkward ‘gowns’, or other extremely gross stuff. I decided to pay the extra money for the contact lens exam- why not at least try them out and see how it goes? If I can’t wear them for some reason, at least I’ll know that I tried. Plus I always have glasses as a backup.
Well, after a week (and several nights of spending 15+ minutes trying to get them out), I have to say…
I really love contacts.
So here’s what’s so awesome about wearing contacts so far:
- After a week, I can now successfully insert and remove them in 3 or fewer tries.
- Running is even better because the sweat just goes all the way down my face now instead of fogging up my glasses.
- I have peripheral vision again!
- End-of-Season Sale racks of sunglasses have never been so appealing.
- I can
miss every shot while attempting to shoot hoops with friendsplay basketball and not worry about getting hit in the face with the ball and my glasses turning into contact lenses.
- My glasses that were always crooked? It wasn’t the glasses, folks. Now nobody has to know the big secret that my ears are crooked. *Shhhh….*
… And I’m sure that list will grow. Hope everyone has a great weekend!