I was a little concerned about how my legs would do, since my training has been minimal lately (per the Galloway training plan). I chose the treadmill again, considering the humidity outside was awful. Today, I bumped the speed up just a touch--for the 3:00-run portions, I did 5.8 mph; and then for the 0:30-walk portions, I did 4.0 mph. My run was pretty much identical to yesterday.
After my run, I took a quick shower and then ate breakfast. While I was on the treadmill, my run ended in the middle of a One Tree Hill episode, and I really wanted to finish it. I turned that on, and while I finished watching that, I decided to play a hand of my favorite solitaire game. I've mentioned the game in my blog several times, because it really helps me to keep from binge eating sometimes. I like to play it with real cards (not digitally). I've been playing the game for over two decades, and I'd NEVER WON. Not once!
Well, apparently, today was my lucky day. I ACTUALLY WON. My heart was pounding toward the end, because I was doing so well, and I couldn't believe it when I actually won. My mom is the one who taught me the game, and she only won it one time (about 40 years ago). It's a really difficult game to win!
I was dying to tell someone, but nobody really cares(!) so I decided to make a video that I've been planning to do for a long time but just never got around to it. I made a video that explains how to play the game. It's a hard game to describe, and I never even knew what it was called until I wrote about it on my blog a couple of years ago (the closest game I can find to what my mom taught me is called Grandma's Game, or 13 Stacks).
Anyway, if you're into playing solitaire, here is a video that explains how to play. I wish it was a little closer up, but I hope that it's pretty explanatory.
At 1:00, we had plans to meet up with Rik and his wife Cynthia for lunch. If you don't remember, Rik is my co-captain from my From Fat to Finish Line Ragnar team. They live in Wisconsin, but were passing through the area today to look at a car they were interested in buying. We made plans to meet at Public House, a local restaurant, for lunch. It was fun to get to chat with them!
Jerry and Rik made plans for Jerry to go to Wisconsin to visit soon. I often feel guilty that I get to travel sometimes for blogging, so I encourage Jerry to go on some solo trips to have fun, too. I know he'll have a lot of fun hanging out with Rik!
Tomorrow is Motivational Monday! It's been a few weeks, but I will definitely have a post tomorrow. If you have a submission, please get it to me by tomorrow morning. Here's how. :)