Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sunday Post (20) - Almost July

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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The Rules can be found here. And this week's post can be found here.

Doctor visit #3 and #4 are done and I continue to receive good news. Everything my body decides to grow (mostly cysts) is benign (until now) and nothing has to be removed unless it starts to hurt... almost done with the yearly check-ups. Two to go, four down. I also found a really nice specialist who manages to make me feel comfortable, so that's a plus.
It's cooler again, thankfully. This week has been mostly uneventful. Mostly writing and reading. We're still running and it's time to start preparing for our Duathlon in September. We'll be expected to run 5K, then bike 22K and run another 5K. The second 5K is the one that hurts the most.
The first time I participated in this event in London was two years after undergoing two knee surgeries, and I was still quite slow. It took me 2 hour and 34 minutes, because my 5K time was a very slow 40 minutes. Last year I was 10 minutes faster and this year I'm hoping to maybe manage to do it in 2 hours. Still slow, but I'm improving.

Last week on my blog:
Last week in my kitchen: If you've ever looked for a burger bun recipe that tastes delicious with both burgers and pulled pork, look no further: these are amazing. In this heat we ate a lot of salad, so my kitchen life was quite uneventful.

Upcoming: I need to get back in the habit of dragging my ass to the cinema. I've not watched a lot lately. And I still have a ton of reviews to catch up on. I'm currently reading China MiƩville's Perdido Street Station and enjoying it a lot while also dipping into Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb.

I hope everyone has a great week :)

22 comments:

  1. So glad your specialist is nice :) I HATE going to ones who make you feel awkward and uncomfortable.

    Ooooh I'm going to check out those recipes. Thanks!
    Hope you have a lovely week ahead, Olivia :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. I'm glad you found a specialist you like!

    Your Duathlon sounds so difficult-- I could see myself doing one portion of it, but all three back to back? Good luck!

    Anna @ Read and Repeat

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  3. Good for you, can't see myself running that much!

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    1. I can't see myself running that much either... no clue why I agreed to this insanity!

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  4. Good news at the doctor appointments!

    I enjoyed Dark Places....I also read Sharp Objects by this author (and Gone Girl, of course).

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. She is a great author! Hope you have a great reading week!

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  5. Glad you are getting good news at the doctor's :) I'll check out your other posts as well. I also will agree that the Sunday linkup is awesome! So much fun.
    Have a good reading week!

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  6. As we age, if you can continue to improve your times each year that is amazing! Glad the health news was good. I own but have not read Dark Places. I will check out your thoughts. Have a lovely week.

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    1. I hope, you'll like Dark Places! And yes, I do hope I'll manage to improve before I decline again, hehe!

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  7. Glad your doctor appointments are going well!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  8. So glad you continue to get positive news on the health front! And finding a doctor who makes you comfortable is so important. I've struggled with that in the past. Those burger buns look ah-mazing. Unfortunately, the minute a recipe uses the word "yest" I am instantly intimidated and run the other way. :/

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    1. Yeah, I don't feel comfortable around most doctors, so this is a nice change. Yeast used to intimidate me as well, but the dried one that you have to activate seems to cooperate :)

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  9. Great news on the doctor visits- good for you! And that's cool you're doing a duathlon.

    I liked the Robin Hobb Fitz books. Hope your weekend has been nice. :)

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    1. The Fitz books are great so far and thank you :) Hope your week is great!

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  10. Glad you got good news at the doctor appointments and good for you for running! Have a great week :)
    Jo-Ann
    Inspiration Pie

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  11. Great to hear that there are more good news! Finding a good practitioner is not easy do I'm happy for you :) Good luck preparing for your Duathlon!

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  12. It's taken me a long time to get back around here after a super, super busy week. I've been thinking of you though and I'm just so glad you've been receiving good news!

    Good luck in your prep for the big duathlon and I hope you see the results you are after in your time.

    Those Fitzroy books are, like so many others, on my TBR! Maybe one day!

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