So yesterday morning at a little after 8am I pulled on my sneakers and took the dog and started my run. I planned a 3km run with very little belief that I would achieve it, its been weeks (feels like months) since I ran and that was only 5km.
So off I went and I damn well did it,easily. I feel SO pleased that I can still do this. I certainly felt it more afterwards than I did before, but its still achievable and that means I can get back to 5km and build it to 10
I was stopped in my tracks on one road by a rather large spider. It was just sat there and I spotted it because
a) it was big, and
b) it had wasp like markings colour wise so it stood out on the asphalt
So I went and stared, its wasnt striped like a wasp but rather had almost like a skull on its back that was bright yellow. I was pleased it didnt jump or anything, or actually even move. That would have creeped me out.
I have just googled it to see if I can figure out what it was and now I feel all shuddery from all the images and a little disturbed because I can't find it, there are a number of spiders with yellow markings but nothing the same....
It was hot too, I had started to think that hot mornings were in fact, a thing of the past but not yesterday. The heat was on. Its cooler this morning, of course, so I am going to walk the dog in a moment in complete comfort for him in his husky like fur coat. he did good yesterday though, hes a fit running companion. And he doesnt pull, he runs alongside, long tongue hanging out to one side.
Having almost gone through our 3rd summer and only being in the pool three times this year, unlike last year when it was consistently extremely hot, I have come to the conclusion that we need a pool heater. The pool has to be over 80F for me to want to be in it, its only hit that twice when I wanted to go in and sits at about 76F, tooooo cold for me.
So, I am going to check out solar heaters as our neighbour has one and it makes at least a 5 degree difference. Ideally I really want to extend our pool season anyway, so this may be the answer.
I mean its been hot and humid, but its been *blessed* (according to my friend, but not me) by some slightly cooler days and some rain..... I like Florida hot and steamy like last year.... all summer.
So... thats my next project along with some renos for Lilys room, her closet is too big and in the wrong place, some repositioning and downsizing of that will make a real difference.
Oh and the rain has meant the mozzies have been happily out and biting, I was bitten on Friday night near my eyebrow so now that whole area is swollen and makes my eye look slightly wonky in a most fetching way.