Sunday, February 26. 2012
It’s snowing like a banshee outside. We’re supposed to get a foot or more, so I imagine I’ll be deploying Snowscoop later on today.
Pippen is fascinated by the snow flying around outside.
And this little bunny has been taking refuge under my car. I think he’s been hanging around since August. He’s an all season bun.
Josh has been playing around with home brewing beer over the last couple of weeks, and yesterday he bottled his first batch.
It should be ready for drinking in a few weeks. Once that was finished, he promptly brewed another batch. He’s obsessed.
Weekly running recap: I got sick with a sinus thing (complete with a fever!) on Saturday/Sunday and felt like crap all week long. Oddly, the only time I didn’t feel like crap was when I was running so even though I missed a day of work, I didn’t miss any running days (priorities, man).
I ended the week with just over 11 miles: Monday 3.5 @ 10:48; Thursday 4 @ 10:43; Saturday 3.5 @ 10:09. I have no idea how I got so speedy on Saturday, I didn’t feel like I was pushing the pace or anything so maybe my Garmin was messed up.
Anyway, next week is two four milers and an eight miler on Saturday. We’re working the start & finish of the Copper Dog 150 on Friday & Sunday, so it’s going to be a busy weekend.
p.s. somebody remind me to take my fuel on Saturday’s long run.
Friday, October 16. 2009
Oh, yay! Oh, yay! I’m sick again. Oh YAY.
I was rudely awakened at 3:00AM on Wednesday with a throbbing headache. When I still had it this morning, I broke down and dragged my ass to my doctor. Diagnosis: sinus infection & ear infection. Yay!
So, now I get to take a 10-day course of antibiotics, antihistamines/decongestants, nasal sprays, and pain killers. Yes, my headache is so bad that they gave me real, live pain killers. Ooo. If I didn’t feel so bad, I would probably have a beer or two mixed with the pain killers and see what happened.
Well, maybe not.
Yes, I am. Kidding. Ha. ha.
Anyway, doctor lady said that if I don’t get better after all the drugs, then I get to go see an otolaryngologist (that’s the fancy name for a ear, nose & throat specialist) where I’ll probably end up having a CT scan. Fun! I don’t really like the sound of a CT scan on my head. Don’t they put you in a tube or something? Or is that an MRI? I’m not claustrophobic, but just thinking about being in a tube makes me feel like I could be, just a little bit. I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that, but considering my history with headaches and sinus problems, I’m thinking it’s going to be happening sooner than later.
I haven’t talked about running at all because I’m not doing any. But, I really want to. Really bad. But I know if I don’t give the tendonitis a full course of rest, it’ll come right back as soon as I start running. So, I’m thinking about buying a trainer for my road bike and picking up some spinning DVDs. I’ve also been looking into getting a set of kettlebells to mix up my weight training routine. I don’t have experience with either spinning or kettlebells, but I’ve read that they’re both really good workouts and I’m all about coming up with new ways to
Well, time to go experiment with drugs and booze. Happy weekend!
Monday, March 16. 2009
It was so nice today, sunny and in the high 50’s. It was the prefect day to go for a nice, little run.
Except that I spent the entire day sacked out on my couch hoping that my upset stomach would go away. I have the stomach flu. Or food poisoning. Or maybe that nasty creature from the movie Aliens decided that I was a good incubation pod.
All I do know is that, I spent a good portion of last night laying on my bathroom floor (note to self: clean the floor) because I felt too shitty to get up and get into my bad.
Today I have eaten crackers, Gatorade and soup which probably amounts to a total of 600 calories. If I wasn’t feeling so crappy, I’d be excited for the little shove toward my weight loss goal.
So, my first run of the week was a bust. I was going to make up today’s run tomorrow, but then Josh told me I should just take it easy and drop the run. I’m thinking more and more that that’s the best plan so tomorrow will be an off day then I’ll pick back up on Wednesday. Tomorrow I’ll do my ass-kicking Hard-Body Yoga DVD. It’s an hour of sheer torture for every muscle in my body, but so effective! After doing it for about a month, I’ve added 1/2” of muscle to each of my biceps. Pretty sweet!