Dan River Feed

Rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, rain, rain!

This morning when I woke up, it was pouring rain.  It was insane.  I looked up the weather on my phone and it looked like it was going to rain pretty much all day.  I decided to skip my walk.  Then, when it was the time I'm usually leaving, the sun came out!  I was so irritated.  I decided to just get up, dress, and go!  I made it almost home when it began to sprinkle just a little bit. Not enough for my umbrella.  I got home and had changed into other clothes when I looked out the window.  It was pouring again.  Luckily I missed that!  I didn't do my workouts because my schedule was off by that point.

I was going to do them later, but I never got around to them. Oops!  With all the rain, I wanted to go look at the river.  I live in a river city and I knew it would be high with all the rain we've had lately.  I went and it was really high.  I am sure that parts of the Riverwalk trail are under water.  Since I was heading in the direction of Starbucks, I went. :p . It was happy hour after 3pm today on all Frappuccino beverages, so I got a a caramel one.  My favorite Barista was at the window. I hadn't seen her in a while. :) . She knows I'm the cascara latte girl. lol I told her I got the Frappuccino because of them being half price. ^_^ . It was pretty tasty, too!

I came back home in case it started raining again.  The sky was getting really dark when I was heading over there and back.  I haven't gone back out and the few times I've looked out since I got home, it wasn't raining.  I hope it's not raining tomorrow during my walk time.  I don't want to miss another day of walking. My friend is going to get me a treadmill soon!  His mom is going to be moving to assisted living soon and she has a treadmill.  He asked her if he could get it for me and she said yes.  That will be great.  Rainy or snowy days won't keep me from walking then. ^_^ . I'm not sure when I'm getting it, but I'm happy about it!


Friday fun!

So, I did not want to walk today but I did.  It was overcast and the street was wet, but there was no rain.  Well, until I looked out the window right before I was leaving the house.  Guess what? RAIN!  AH!  I was not pleased, but I went ahead and got myself together and went.  It had stopped raining. Yay!  I walked most of the walk before it began raining.  It only rained on me about the last mile so that wasn't too bad.  It was sort of muggy and gross, but I made it home!  I didn't feel like doing my workouts right then even though it's stretch day, so I sat and relaxed for a bit.

My friend texted and asked if I wanted to ride with him a few places and we'd eat.  I said that sounded great as I was not in the mood to fix lunch!  He picked me up and we ate at a local restaurant that we haven't eaten at in a while.  They had hash brown casserole. YAY!  We ate and then went to the Goodwill.  I found a pair of shorts, a pretty sweater type shirt (brand new with the tags still on it!), a cute coffee mug with a fox on it and some sheet protectors.  My friend was nice and bought my stuff.  Oh and I had seen a Domo-kun t-shirt that I liked and he bought it for me too! Yay!  We left there and went to the other Goodwill in our city.  I only found one item there.. It's a lanyard that is made of recycled soda bottles and it's got Coca Cola on it.  I love Coke things and I love recycled things and it was only fifty cents. :D

After we left there, we headed home and he dropped me off.  I came in and put my things away.  I did a few things I needed to do around here.  I just finished my workouts a few minutes ago and my French lesson.  OH! I forgot one thing.  At the first Goodwill, I found a French learning book.  That was pretty cool and I thought it would be a nice addition to my growing French learning!

While we were on Riverside Drive at the restaurant, my friend said one of his friends posted a picture of part of Riverside under water.  As we were checking out, the guy at the register said that part of Riverside was closed due to flooding. I looked later and they had to actually bring a flat bed truck in at one spot to rescue the people in one of the businesses from the flash flooding.  Wow!  I heard it's all gone down now, but I bet the Riverwalk trail is under water in some parts.

The trail we go to in Martinsville flooded some too.  I saw a picture of one of the areas we have parked at to go on the trail completely under water.  Yikes!  It is supposed to rain here tomorrow, but I don't think it's supposed to be as heavy as it was today.  I hope it holds off until after I walk.  I was quite happy today that none of the really heavy rain came until after I got home!  

I feel bad for the people who go to the Festival in the Park.  We have it every year in May. It started today and runs through Sunday.  Hopefully the people will get a respite from the rain before it's over.  Oh! One other thing,  the beach trip is NOT I repeat NOT cancelled. ^________________________^  Things worked out and we are going. YAY!!!! Of course, I'll carry the Macbook with me and post everyday!  I hope to create another photo album after this trip.


Two walks are better than one!

Yes, I got in two walks again today!  My Fitbit did pretty well.  It's not as many steps as my One had, but it's still pretty good.  I think I'm pretty much used to it by now.  Plus, this one does seem to do better so I'm happy with it.  I got in my regular walk today.  I came home and did my workouts.  I had lunch and then waited for my friend.  We walked down at the trail again.  We walked the same walk we did last night.  It was pretty nice.  I even got to pet and love on a Golden Doodle. ^_^ So cute!  

I only took one picture today on the trail. I thought I'd share it with you.  There are such pretty views along the trail.  I love seeing the river peeking through the trees!

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So tired!

I got to bed way too late last night.  I've been feeling it all day.  I did my workouts and got in a walk though!  It was overcast and it had even rained a little bit earlier in the day but it was dry for the entire walk.  It was almost deserted on the trail.  I think everyone thought it was going to rain.  It was pretty nice to be so deserted, actually.  I wish it could always be like that!

I am really, really tired.  I am tempted to just go to bed!  I am sure if I get a good night's sleep tonight, I'll be back on track tomorrow.  Hopefullly I'll be awake enough to post a better post than this. lol 


Walk again and more

We walked again today. At first I wasn't sure if we would be able to because they were calling for rain.  It was overcast for our entire walk, but it didn't rain a drop!  It was nice to get the walk in.  Afterwards, I went by the grocery store and picked up a few items to get me through until Monday.  I am pretty proud of walking today. Why?  Because of today's workouts!  They were extremely hard on my butt, legs, and calves.  Walking after that took some determination, but I did it!

I can't believe that tomorrow is the last day of March.  That means on Saturday I can officially use my new bullet journal.  I have been using both this week since my March tracker is still in the old one.  I'm so ready for my new one.  It's so much lighter. lol  Plus, it's still intact! :P


Layouts!

I'm looking online for inspiration for weekly layouts for my new bujo.  I want to do a two page spread of two weeks.  I have been doing a two page, one week spread.  I want this bujo to last a long time as I've spent a lot of time setting it up so far.  I've found several different layouts that I like.  I just have to choose one and use it!  I have a couple that I'm going back and forth between.  I might do one for one side and the other for the other.  That way I can see them side by side and see how they work for me.  

In other news, I went for a walk tonight.  I just got home a few minutes ago.  My friend needed to run by a store and I went with him. Then he wanted to eat dinner, and it was time for my dinner!  We went to Cici's.   I probably ate a little more than I should have, but it was good!  I am now home and relaxing.  I'm going to put those two spreads in my bujo and see which one I like the best.  I'll be sure to share them soon. :)


Another walk?

Yes, I went for another walk today.  It was fun, but it was a lot harder than yesterday.  I was sore from the walk yesterday.  Plus my abs were feeling the #1000abchallenge I did yesterday!  My friend has other plans tomorrow, so we probably won't walk tomorrow.  I might try and go myself. I'm not sure yet.  It was nice to be walking again!

I did my workouts today and except for the cardio video, they were all upper body.  That was good because everything else was sore. lol  I need to do some work on my bullet journal, and then I think I'm going to soak in a hot tub of water and then relax for the rest of the evening.  I ate dinner a bit early tonight because I was really hungry after walking.  I'll probably snack on a Luna bar later.  I have a few of the white chocolate macadamia ones left.  They are so GOOD!


It's Thursday, right?

Yeah, my week has been all messed up because of the 4th being on Monday.  I was like having two Sundays! :P  So, yes, it's Thursday.  I got in my walk.  It was hot, and even though it was the same temperature when I walked on Tuesday, it didn't feel as hot.  I am very glad of that!  That heat is horrible!

I came home and did four of my workouts.  I ate lunch and did one more.  I had a friend ask last night if I'd drive him to pick up his car.  I did that and then went to the grocery store and got a few things.  Hopefully I'm set for the month on food.  I'm broke, so I'll have to be!  I came home and relaxed for a while.  The reason my friend needed to pick up his car?  He bought a motorcycle!  He drove it home from where he bought it and then I drove him to pick up his vehicle.  He asked if I'd like to ride on it later.  I agreed.  I have only been on a motorcycle about three times in my entire life.  It's just not for me.  I kept feeling like I was either going to fall off the side, or side into my friend. lol  It was interesting, to say the least!

I came back here and had a late dinner.  I decided to post here before I crash on my bed.  I finished The Drawing of Three last night and started briefly on The Wastelands.  It only gets better and better from here! I love The Dark Tower.  Plus, we meet Oy in this one. :D  I love Oy.


Goals met!

I went for my walk today and since I didn't go yesterday and since I had an abbreviated walk on Friday, I walked a little extra.  It felt good to get back out there.  Luckily it didn't rain at all.  Well, there was about 5 minutes when it was a little damp drizzle, but that was all.  I walked by the river and took several pictures which I will post in the next post.  The river is really high. There is river in places that don't usually have it!

After my walk, I came home and carried some tree branches to the street and then ate my lunch.  After that, I immediately got my @Blogilates workouts done.  I enjoyed those.  It was cool outside, but I was getting sweaty in the house! :P  After those, I started another load of clothes (I had already tossed my bed linen in earlier) and then went to my friend's house.  My friend's mom in law was coming over for dinner.  I was bad and ate.  I usually eat dinner at 8 or later, but they had baked spaghetti and there was cheesy bread.  Yeah, I'll get back on track tomorrow. :P

I stayed up there much longer than I planned and then came home and checked on my bed linen.  It was dry so I made up the bed and then put the second load in to dry.  I decided I would take a few minutes to sit down and update my blog.  I'm trying to remember to post something everyday.  Hopefully my life isn't too boring. :)