30 Day Challenge Day 6

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Hooo boy! Did I ever make up for yesterday!

There is something about that third interval that always makes me wanna take an extra break but so far, I’ve resisted. I keep telling myself that if I’ve made it this far – week 11 into the program – that there’s no reason to wimp out now.

I am looking into some other sorts of training after this program is over but I’m torn between the 5k training in the Zombies Run! app or redoing c25k with the speed turned up. It’d be cool to be able to beat my best time for a 5k.

I also need to complete the 10k virtual race missions in the Zombies Run! app. It’s bugging me that my missions aren’t complete. I’m trying to unlock all the achievements in the app. We’ll see because I won’t be home forever. Eventually, I’ll be back to work and not able to use my lunch hour to go run then eat at the computer. I have no interest at all in running half marathons or full marathons. If a zombie is chasing me more than 10km, it deserves to get me or I should have bashed its brains in already.

But we’ll see. This program isn’t over yet.

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Running Update: 30 Day Challenge

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Since I’m home – including working from home – I might as well take the chance to get on the treadmill every day for at least 30 minutes. I’m almost done with C210K so I’ll do that three times a week and shorter runs the other days. I spend too much time hunched over my laptop to not try and even it out with moving more.

I’m not really trying for weight loss or anything (considering I’ve gained muscle weight since I started C10k) just working my way through trying to get faster and stronger. I also signed up for a 2020 virtual race that needs to his 2,020 miles before the end of the year and I’m 15 miles behind, so there’s that.

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It keeps getting better…

I ended up catching my kid’s sickness. Frikkin great…

Even after my back felt better, I can’t get back to running because I’m sick. That means no needlework either.

On the plus side, being stationary means I can write. Thankfully I’m not the kind of sick that means I can’t focus on anything. I’m trying to finish another Go Away Girls story anyway.

Hopefully, this will pass quickly and I can get 2020 back on track.

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So, 2020 sucks already…

It is with a heavy heart that I have to say Bucky is gone. He had cancer that spread to his spine and there was only the humane thing to do…

He came into my life at a very difficult time and I came to rely on his sweet nature and thankless support. He was just the best and I am utterly heartbroken.

Bless you, my sweet boy. You will be sorely missed.

Easter Feast!

Despite not being Christian, making a big deal out of an Easter dinner is a tradition. I’ll take any excuse to make something cool.

I managed to save up enough for leg of lamb, rosemary, chives, and potatoes.

I also harvested some mint from my garden and made some chocolate chip mint ice cream for a treat while I “force” my kid into the annual tradition of watching The Ten Commandments with me. I love this movie and I have fond memories of watching with Ma every year.

Ah right in the feels…

But delicious food in the name of my ancestors no matter the mythology. I am happy to share a delicious meal anyway.

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Flame Con 2018

This was my first year at Flame Con and I have to say, I had a great time and I don’t think I’ve ever felt more welcome at a con. Everyone was SUPER nice.

Also, I think since this was a smaller con, things were really well organized. Every panel I attended was on time and interesting, the hotel staff had no problem helping me out in finding the proper places to get my ticket scanned, a great experience all around.

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The ribbon cutting

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The main floor

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A panel on fashion in media

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Final Fantasy panel

On a total aside, these blessed things were stationed all over the place.

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Every con should have these!!!!

Especially since cons tend to be a sweaty, hot, oppressive gauntlet; having these water stations around was fantastic.

I was only able to go one day but I had a fantastic time and I hope I get to go next year! It was really informative and a lot of fun.

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J. K. Rowling’s Wizarding World Loot Crate: “The Ties That Bind”

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  • Hogwarts house tie: Ravenclaw
  • Black family tree shawl/scarf
  • The Wand Collection Book
  • Rowena Ravenclaw’s Diadem Pin

The pin is my favorite. Aside from the fact I am an obvious Ravenclaw, it’s just lovely.

I think I can invent a reason to wear that tie… And also learn how to tie a tie…

All in all, if I were to rank these, the book would be on the bottom for its inability to be used in various circumstances. You can wear the rest of this but the book will just BE there. It’s pretty but not practical. Absolutely a super fan item (and I am NOT complaining). The tie would be next, then the scarf, then the pin would be at the top because it is so shiny and cool.

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Star Trek Limited Edition Loot Crate

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  • Star Trek TNG Mirror Broken comic
  • Enterprise ship
  • Live Long and Prosper pin
  • Live Long and Prosper air freshener
  • Star Trek crew socks

I will admit feeling as though this crate is a little light on items. I’ve gotten this exact air freshener before and there was no shirt. However, these are some badass socks.

Overall, I would have liked to see just more items. This crate is just sort of OK considering it’s from one of my favorite fandoms.

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January Birchbox

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I am always nervous about chemical peels. I keep thinking my skin will have a terrible reaction to it. Like the rest of me, my skin has very simple needs; cleaning and moisturizing. That’s all. Anything else and my skin doesn’t react well. Since this is just a 3-minute peel, I am tempted to give it a shot. Of course, I’ll post about it when I do.

A for the rest, it’s familiar territory. I wouldn’t be able to tell you if any of these would be any better than dollar store make up (since most of the time I’m too groggy in the morning to wear any) but it’s easy to wear and doesn’t make my skin hate me. Coming from me? That’s high praise.

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