Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh Hai!

I've been avoiding blogging lately. Meanwhile, other bloggers are aggressively posting pictures of pieces of bread on their blogs, which seems to generate great interest from readers while slightly irritating me. Speaking of bread, there's a long and interesting debate about bread insides unfolding on my facebook page. I have even submitted a possible new word to the Urban Dictionary on behalf of a friend because of it. He coined the term "brinnard" which is bread innards. He also wants to make round croutons, which I think is a brilliant idea. Anyway, I hate the soft squishy insides of rolls, so I feel the need to gut them. I'm all about the crust.

This is day two of 0 mileage. I've been sick with a cold. I was having an OK week in terms of running, while the rest of my world was falling apart. There was a race on Saturday that I was considering running. Unfortunately, I woke up with a sore throat and a fever. I went from:
Maybe I can run the race
I should just do a hard workout instead
Actually, I don't have the energy, so I'll just run easy
How 'bout a quick little jog/walk
I should stick my nose out the door or go for a walk
Ahh fuck it, I'm going back to bed. It's raining anyway. Who wants to be out in this crap?

I had some not so good news about my foot. I will talk to the Dr. again next week. I don't feel like going into detail, but I will say that it's the joint just in front of where I had the surgery that is now the issue. It's something that I was told could be a problem once my foot adjusted to a new position after the surgery. Still, I was really hoping it wouldn't come to this. Now I've got bone on bone when my arch drops too low, which happens pretty much each step. That, and I have a trapped nerve, which I suspected after the surgery.

So I'm in a funk, and my mom is in the hospital after having surgery. I got a few days off work, so this is basically my vacation, sitting home doing not a whole lot. But I needed it.

Tomorrow will be better, I'm sure.

I'll have more to say at a later date.

On the bright side, Lorraine Moller has written the foreword to my book. I am thrilled. I've also had time to work a bit on the manuscript. It still needs quite a lot of work, but it's getting there. It's more complete and polished now thanks to some suggestions and edits from various people.


  1. You make it hard to write a cheery comment! Anyway, great news about Lorraine Moller. Always liked her since the '84 LA marathon. Have heard good things about her book too - it's on my 'to read' list.

  2. Things are tough right now, indeed.

    Lorraine's book is fantastic! I hope you get a chance to read it soon. :)