Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday, lazy Monday.

I slept in today, and have done pretty much nothing since. I did get three different houses taken care of in terms of house-sitting stuff, but I have to admit that I've been in slug mode ever since. Whoo boy. I might attempt a run/jog/walk...uh, maybe I'll just aim for getting out the door later, but I should let this chocolate I ate digest a little before I attempt anything. Yes, I have until the end of the week to give up consuming the stuff for an extended period of time, so cramming as much of it as possible into my pie hole now seems wise. I'm sure I will love the decision when I'm three days into the withdrawal. I bet I will have all kinds of visions of chocolate.

I see chocolate...

It was a strange week last week with many nightmares for some reason, some drama at work and elsewhere and then a nice dinner with a friend last night. Training was up and down, but I got in two harder sessions. Unfortunately, a dog off his leash came up behind me, and nearly tripped me as I ran by, causing me to land funny on my foot in one of those sessions. Grrr. However, the foot massage went really well. Unfortunately,  the good results didn't last. Plus, my PT now thinks I have a neuroma. Oh joy. I see the Dr. again in early October. I'm still managing the pain as well as I can while trying to do what the PT said. I go back for another massage this week. I think the pain sometimes gets to me, because I noticed my reaction to my bag of groceries falling over and spilling its contents onto the car floor was a bit over the top. Do you ever get that sense of looking at yourself, almost like watching from above, and thinking, "Wow, I'm a tad out of control here"? I've done it a few times lately. It's true that my FUUUUCCCCKKKK!!! moment in the car went unwitnessed, but I'm not proud. Fortunately, I have been doing a fair job of editing when it comes to my online out of control moments, so hopefully no harm done. I did get overly involved in a thread about women's issues though. When anyone brings up women's issues on a forum, it's likely that at least one person will get offended. (I have strong opinions about that stuff, what can I say?) Still, I did manage to keep things fairly civil, as much as possible anyway.

I have to remember that it's never really about the groceries on the floor, the the recipient of the email or the forum bombing, it's about the self. I suppose when I get tired, feel frustrated and overwhelmed and am in pain, I can get a little wild.

I hate when I've been on a roll writing, and then I hit a dry spell. Welcome to the land of writer's block. Maybe I'll post a fucking picture of some yogurt and get everyone all excited. Sigh. Or maybe I'll save it for another time when my thoughts are less clouded and I have more to say.

Come on foot- hold out, so that I can run at least one more race before fall really sets in here. At this point, I'm doing as a friend suggested- training for next year. Still, I'd like my body to hold up for a few more hard sessions and another race. It would be easier to work on my fears about pushing it if I knew my foot was 100 percent. I say that hoping that it will be at least close to 100 percent again. I will likely take more time on the bike when winter fully hits. I made that decision, knowing how much I hate winter. As much as I dislike being confined to the bike, I dislike running in the snow and freezing cold more. I will still do some running, but I'm actually glad I have the bike. I think it will be less stressful on me to cross train rather than force myself out and be miserable in the cold and Arctic elements.

The perfect winter running attire

Wow, this post comes of as all me, me, me! Ha. Oh well. I'm in one of those moods.  :p

And that reminds me...

Oh! I wanted to add this, because I found it to be hilarious. This was the email I got after ordering a shirt from I bet I know a few people who could come up with some equally creative responses:

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  1. Yeah, he's going on about how mild the winters are-ha! Really, that's not going to be me. I'll crank up the heat, put on some good tunes and bike my heart out, thank you. :)

  2. Make sure you send them a pic of you in that tee! Hilarious!

  3. Hehe. I love it. They mentioned that they take suggestions from people. I bet I know some writers who would have a ball coming up with other responses. :D