April 11, 2020

Day 2 of 3

Today was day two of my three day challenge.

I did really well with my goals for today! I really like this three day challenge. Knowing it's just for three days is so helpful with sticking to it. And after three days, I may make another challenge, changing up a couple of things.

For a quick recap of Day 2:

I got up at around 7:00, and dressed into my running clothes right away. I think making the "run within 30 minutes of waking up" rule has really pushed me to get going without even thinking about it. And it's so nice not to have the run hanging over my head all day! By noon, it feels like the run happened yesterday.

Anyway, I went a little slower today because I was a bit sore from yesterday. I wasn't paying attention to my pace until I was pretty close to home, and I noticed that if I really pushed myself, I might make the two-mile mark in under 24:00, meaning a sub-12:00 pace.

I tried hard, but I didn't do it. Oh, well! It was close.

Once I finished my run, I went inside to shower and do my hair and make-up. I was dreading doing my hair and make-up more than I usually do running! Haha. But I did it, because it's only a three day commitment...

I spent the entire day working on cleaning out the garage. I ordered insulation and drywall a couple of days ago, which will be delivered--hopefully soon--because I'm going to insulate and drywall the garage! I'm excited about doing that. But it means I have to take everything off the walls and get it all prepared.

I had a Skype date (game night) with my high school friends (the third week in a row) at 8:00, and I finished the garage at 6:15. I still had to walk Joey for two miles! I quickly grabbed his leash and started walking him, and a mile in, my back was hurting SO badly. I was in tears. When I'm on my feet all day like I was today, my back pain is horrible. I'd been on a route that would've been 2.5 miles, but I called Jerry to pick me up as soon as I reached my goal of 2 miles.

When I got home, I had to help Jerry set up his Skype for our call (and cook dinner in the process). I was DYING to sit down with my heating pad on my back. I made an old favorite soup of mine--Spinach and Tortellini Soup. (I'll post the recipe soon!)

So, I finally got on my Skype call at 8:00. We played a game called Scattergories Categories (Amazon affiliate link). It's a very easy game to play via video chat! Everyone just needs a notepad and pen, and one person needs to own the game. It was fun! (Jack is missing from the top right)

Now I want to just chill and watch a couple of episodes of Nip/Tuck with my heating pad. I hope my body is feeling better before my run tomorrow. Two days down, one more to go! :)


  1. I love this idea of just doing three day mini-goals! Kudos to you for thinking it up, Katie!

  2. That soup looks amazing, BTW!


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