The Weekly Pursuit #18

I feel like I should call this Monday Musings instead of my usual Weekly Pursuit. That’s because this post is going to be just that, some musings…on a Monday.

The Girl's Got Sole - Monday Musings

After my post about my struggles with weight and eating the other day (specifically Saturday), it’s at the forefront of my mind. Yesterday began my reboot. It was actually a bit of a harder day too, because I had family in town. Going over to visit my grandmother and see my Aunt and Uncles brought out all sorts of temptations in the food department.

Two things helped me get through it. My stubbornness for getting this fit journey reboot off to a great start for one. Secondly, most of the junky food options weren’t vegan. That is definitely a good thing for me at times. I finished the day out within my calorie allotment and was happy with that.

The Girl's Got Sole - Nana & Shannon

Nana and I on Sunday.

Speaking of my family, it was great seeing not only my Aunt Kyle who is in town for a week, but my grandmother especially. She is 89 years-old and despite only living an hour away, I don’t get to see her as much as I’d like. My two Uncles who live near my grandmother also were there. I haven’t seen either one of them in a few months at least, likely more than that. My family used to be so close when I was growing up. It seems we don’t get together like we used to. Not sure when things changed, but I suppose it happens as we get older sometimes.

I just remember all the fun times my family had when I was a kid and even in high school. We used to drive over on Sundays after church and spend the day with the family. Splashing in the pool, BBQs and spaghetti dinners were a regular thing. Kinda sad that things have changed so much, but I’m happy for the memories.

The Girl's Got Sole - running group

The girls after our first run of October.

So, it was a pretty good weekend. Saturday was a run of 9 miles with my fellow Galloway girls and it was great. Dare I say that we had a bit of cooler temps in the air even! Don’t get me wrong, it was still warm, but even slightly cooler is oh so welcome. It’s been quite the extremely hot and humid summer here in Florida that I have been looking forward to any drop in the temperature.

And, I did get in a good cross-training workout at the gym on Sunday morning before heading to see my family. Getting my workouts done first thing works out best for me. Now, if I can just get myself in bed and asleep earlier and get 7-8 hours of sleep. 🙂

The Girl's Got Sole - Strength shows

How was your weekend? Anyone have a race?


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