Seven Days, Seven Bitmojis

I promise that after today I’ll stop talking about the Nationals winning the World Series, but when you’re a sports fan in the DC area, you’re not used to having a winning team. One exception was the Capitals winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, but prior to that we’d been dry since 1992 when the Redskins last won the Super Bowl.

Here’s my play-by-play in bitmoji format:

Excited to win the MLB National League Championship Series and make it to our first World Series since the Washington Senators won in 1924…


Fingers crossed that we wouldn’t embarrass ourselves in front of the highly favored Astros…


Plesantly surprised and pumped that we won our first two games, both away, and expecting big things with home field advantage as we returned to Nationals Park for the next three games…


Disappointed that we lost all three games at home…


Thrilled to win game six in Houston with our backs up against the wall…


Excited beyond words that we won game seven and won the World Series!


Exhausted the morning after the final game after getting only 3 hours 45 minutes sleep due to watching all the post-game festivities, texting our sons and friends, and generally being too excited to go to bed. The next morning’s alarm went off at 5 AM…


It Runs in the Family

Daniel and Pablo were pretty pumped, too!


And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…



I ran twice and increased the mileage on both runs from three to four miles. I skipped Saturday morning’s run so I could catch up on my sleep and since I was teaching a class much of Saturday afternoon and got home late, I never made it out to run.

Last weekend, it dawned on me that right after I ran the Marine Corps Half I had changed the type of shoes I’d been wearing and I couldn’t help but wonder if the change might have caused my most recent problems. The drop on the two pairs of shoes is very different so perhaps I should investigate. I had been wearing  Saucony Peregrine 8 trail shoes (affiliate link) for a year or so simply because they  fit well over the bony part of my right foot where hallux rigidus has set in at the base of my big toe. Even though they’re bulky and heavier than most running shoes, my feet were very happy in them so they become my running shoe of choice.

After the race, I started wearing my newly purchased New Balance (affiliate link) running shoes. My goal was to find a shoe that was comfortable without the weight and bulk of trail shoes. The New Balance shoes have a larger toe box and felt very comfortable when I tried them on, but I noticed immediately that my heel didn’t feel as low to the ground. After a couple of weeks of running in the new shoes, I noticed not only had my low back/hip pain returned, but I had some new right knee pain.

Both runs this week were back in Saucony trail shoes (affiliate link) with a similar drop – new ones because my old ones had too many miles on them – and things feel pretty good. Time will tell if this fixes things, but for the time being I’m sticking with wearing them on my runs. Don’t worry about my New Balance shoes, though, they’re the perfect shoe for me to wear for work!

BTW, I honestly know nothing about different drops in shoes and why one might be better than the other, but I do know that drastically changing something like this can cause issues. I also have come to realize that the older we get, the less adaptable our bodies become and if something gets aggravated it will take longer to heal.



I rode my spin bike (affiliate link) during the early part of Tuesday night’s game and since we won, I was tempted to ride it again on Wednesday night for good luck, but I’d run and lifted earlier in the day so I waited until Thursday afternoon for my second ride.


Strength Training

On Friday, I had a treat when my friend Betty stopped by to visit and kept me entertained during my workout!



It felt good to be back to a little more consistency with my yoga.


It’s on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, it was an unusually busy week of writing for me. Here’s what you missed…

Coming up this week, I hope to get one more recap completed from our week spent hiking in Southern Utah.


In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed either outside or in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • • Do you live in a city that’s pretty dry when it comes to winning the big games?
  • • What bitmoji would describe your week? 
  • • Did you race this weekend? 


And that’s my rundown… Have a great week!


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I’m linking up with Deborah at Confessions of a Mother Runner and Kim from Running on the Fly for their Weekly Run Down. Be sure to check out not only the hosts’ posts, but the other great bloggers joining in on the fun!