Saturday, August 20, 2016
It seems being on vacation for 8 days has completely disrupted my routine and I'm having a hard time getting it back. Since we've been home I have gotten out each morning for my walk with Daisy. Today was the first day that I actually FELT like walking so I was going to take the longer path but..... by the time we got to the path I could see little raindrops on the ground. We opted for the shorter path and I am very glad because we were just getting to our driveway when we started getting full-out rain. It's actually very nice to listen to while I'm setting here in my office - rather peaceful.
We arrived home one week ago this evening and I have not done any formal exercise. Got on my stationary bike for about 12 minutes and it felt like an hour. I have, however, taken several naps so I guess even though I felt plenty rested throughout the entire trip, perhaps I wasn't getting quite enough. I do feel rested this morning and I am quite sure I'll be doing some exercise today!
This afternoon we are attending my son Colin's Book Launch event for his 3rd historical fiction book about the early days of Minnesota. He is writing about what happened between the Dakota Indians and the US Government back in the early to mid 1800's. I'm embarrassed to say that I never knew how unfairly our government treated the Indians at that time - making promises to them that were never kept. We hear all about the uprisings and the killing of early settlers, but we were never told about why the Dakota were so angry.
If anyone is interested in learning more, here is a link to his website: www.colinmustful.com/
I've finished the 5% Summer Challenge with the Starfish Team. I didn't quite make my 5% weight loss, but I did loos about 3% so I'm calling that a win. I think I'll do it again in the fall, when there are no more vacations to distract me!