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week in review: wildlife + workouts

Linking up with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for the Week in Review.


This past week was kind of a repeat of the week before. I worked a lot: 13 hours on Monday, 3 hours on Tuesday, 14 hours on Wednesday, and 13.5 hours on Friday. I also started training someone on Wednesday. Someone who already has experience to take over my bay of patients, so I can focus mainly on administrative stuff. She’s great, and I think she’ll be a good fit for the team.

School stuff, including writing and filming two (fake/practice) broadcasts, one related to the Florida school shooting in February, and one related to the car crash/missing children case in California. What I learned:  I should probably watch the news occasionally, and I’m super uncomfortable in front of the camera.

I finished reading In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, which I’ll be reviewing this week. I posted about what I read in March, and reviewed Paris by the Book and Hurricane Season.

I saw Ready Player One, and loved it, although I hear it’s very different from the book.

I got in four workouts, although one of them was only a quick one mile on the treadmill. I did 45 minutes on the treadmill on Thursday. Saturday, the temperature dropped 50 degrees overnight, it was windy, trying to mist, and we had 10 miles on the agenda.

So cold, and such a huge temperature change in 12 hours, that mist was blowing off the pond and into the almost-freezing air.

Can I tell you how miserable this was? We did 8.5 miles before it started to rain and we called it quits. It took a 10-minute hot shower, bundling up in layers + fuzzy boots, hot tea, and a good hour to warm up. It was so cold I looked sunburned. I did see some of my second-favorite flowers, though.


Sunday, the BFF and I met our friend who’s hiking the Grand Canyon with us in October in Fort Worth at the Botanical Gardens for 5 miles and a planning session. Still cold, but no wind, so it was much better.

Walking along the Trinity River, we saw a coyote, which was a little unnerving, because 1) he wasn’t at all scared and kept pace with us for a bit, and 2) we were maybe a mile from downtown Fort Worth, so what was a coyote even doing there? Much less one totally unafraid of us? All I could think was rabies. Baby Brother used to work for animal control, so I know it happens, especially in skunks around here.


After our walk, we enjoyed some Cajun seafood at Pappadeux, and I had a Bloody Mary. Yum.

That’s it for this week.


2 thoughts on “week in review: wildlife + workouts

  1. You had me at Blood Mary, and while I love seeing all the flowers (our crocus’ are just starting to appear here), I will pass on the cold and windy weather run. Kudos to you though. Looks like you deserve a medal too.

    Happy Monday and thanks for linking up.

    1. That cold walk was really horrible. The bloody Mary the next day helped, though. And bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes are my favorite flowers! I do love spring.

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