Thursday, December 18, 2008

Some Odds and Ends

I've managed to start getting a cold. This is what happens when you don't run. You get sick. Seriously... when I'm on my A-game with running, I'm fit as a fiddle and healthy as a horse. My allergies are usually the only thing to ever really give me trouble. It hasn't developed into a full-fledged cold yet, but I've been a bit stuffy and my head feels cloudy. I feel like I could sleep for days, and after work I intend on curling up on the couch and staying put all evening.

Does anyone else remember Santa Clause The Movie? I always list it as one of my "must watch" movies for the holidays, but very few people ever have a clue what I'm talking about. It came out in 1985 (when I was only 2), and I remember watching it on tv every year on Christmas Eve for a few years. After that, I don't think I've ever seen it on tv or in the store. I bought a copy a few years ago because I remember loving it as a kid.

I watched it the other night, and I still love it. It's a bit cheesy and the special effects are nothing to get excited about, but it brings back memories of what Christmas was like for me as a kid. The way the North Pole is depicted in this movie is exactly how I always imagined it to look.

I fully intend to squeeze in a few more Christmas movies over the next few days. I suppose that's one of the positives about the crutches - I'm forced to slow down and take it easy

I received a kind and fantastic gift from a fellow RBF today. I'm going to wait and post pictures after the weekend so I'm not telling what it is yet, but I just wanted to thank him again. It's amazing to me that over the course of this year I have made so many blog friends. You are all amazing and provide me with so much inspiration and encouragement through your own posts and comments on mine. I can't imagine what my life was like before I came to know all of you. I certainly hope that I'll have a chance to meet more of you in person in the coming year.

I'm probably going to post something to recap the year in the coming weeks as well as a post about goals for 2009. I don't really get into the whol resolution thing, but I do think it's good to know what sort of things you want to accomplish in a new year. I have to admit that I guess it's ok I'm not able to go to the gym for a while. I really don't like how busy it gets during January. Don't get me wrong... I'm SO glad people are resolving to get fit and healthy. It's just annoying to have to stick to the 30-minute machine limit because there's actually gobs of people there. I had my membership paused until mid-January, and even then I think I'll only be able to swim. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that by the time I'm running the crowd will thin back out to normal...

I got an application in the mail yesterday for one of my favorite half-marathons taking place in March. It was hard to not be able to immediately send it in with a check. I am waiting because at this point I have no idea if I'll be back on my feet in time to get ready for that. I'd like to think I can at least run/walk it, but we'll see.

This is a pretty random post. :) I told you my head is feeling cloudy.


*aron* said...

i am getting sick too :( stupid recovery!!!

Love to Run said...

You are welcome! Encouragement to continue!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Hoe you feel better soon!

Rachel H. said...

I'll be cheering you on for the half-marathon in March. Hopefully, it'll work out. And feel better soon!

Heather said...

Hope you feel better and get off those crutches soon. Sounds like you definitely have the motivation to get to that half in March!

Laura said...

Thank you so much for your kind words - it's so nice to know that someone else feels the same way! And you have it even worse with your crutches, so I really shouldn't complain :)

I'm sorry that my laziness has also included getting behind on my blog reading - hoping to do that in the next week or two as well.