Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thoughts

Not only had it been a while since I did a video blog, I also haven't done a bullet list in a while.

  • When I ran on Saturday, I ran 2 miles out and then turned around to come back. I was pretty excited about turning around because most of the first 2 miles had been heading straight into the wind. When I turned around, I found that I was STILL running straight into the wind. I actually said out loud, "Well that's a dirty little trick."
  • Yesterday we had a couple in our office making decisions for a bathroom remodel. As they were leaving, the guy told us to watch today around 8am and we'd see him in the Black Hawks that would be leaving the base today. The guard members in them would be heading to Iraq. I told my boss how I couldn't imagine what his wife was experiencing. It's going to be his second deployment, but still... I think I'd be in tears all day and not out making cabinet decisions. Maybe it's just different when you are actually a military wife and not just someone trying to picture what it's like.
  • I did go stand outside this morning and watch them fly over. I kind of wanted to cry.
  • I'm really not happy about this hip flexor. It's definitely sore today. Again, it's not painful... it's just kind of really sore in the front crease of my leg where the quad meets hip. Seriously annoying. I've been on such a role with my recovery and coming back to running.
  • My mom's childhood best friend's husband's mom died this week (confusing, I know) and my parents have convinced me to go with them to the visitation tonight by promising to eat at a certain meat and three restaurant in Nashville that has the best homemade chocolate meringue pie that I've ever eaten. Yes, I'm a sucker for dessert. No, I don't care that I'm going to eat it even though I'm skipping my run today. (And I hope this doesn't sound bad... I never actually met the lady that died so I wouldn't really be expected to go tonight anyways.. I'll take a book in my purse to read while the folks visit with the friends.)
  • I finally got caught up on my Google Reader again. Sorry that I still haven't been commenting as regularly as usual.
  • I have been reading a Nicholas Sparks book. I normally am not one to do much guilty pleasure reading unless I'm on the beach, but my grandma bought me one of his books for Christmas. I got tired of all the technical stuff in Advanced Marathoning the other night and picked it up. Next thing I knew I was on p. 60. There's something about his stuff that sucks me in. (I'm not giving up on the marathon book... I just couldn't take any more science type stuff that time of the night.)
  • I'm eager to race again. I know it won't be happening for a while, but still... the itch is there.

10 comments:

Jackie said...

I love Nicholas Sparks' books, but I can only read them every once in a while. So sappy! When we were living in North Carolina, we lived near him...and he always talked about stuff around us. Particularly, At First Sight. Have you read that? There is a first book, can't remember the name, but they are both tearjerkers!

J said...

Sometimes I need a book that isn't about running! I haven't read a Sparks book in years!

Chic Runner said...

I love Nicholas Sparks too I so get sucked in as well :)

Nice workout too, I like the bullets!

aron said...

i used to read nicholas sparks alll the time. that advanced marathoning book needs to be read with many breaks :)

d.a.r. said...

I forgot to comment last night, but I loved your video blog! You are a riot:)

And from a military wife...I don't know, I went to school and work right after my hubs left. Having a purpose and being distracted and busy was my only salvation those first few days. You just cope...you don't have a choice:) It's really heart warming that you thought about his wife, though. We are often forgotten haha!

Niki said...

I love Nicholas Sparks too! Good job on the 4 miler! I am hoping to increase my run to 4 miles this week:)

NY Wolve said...

Loved your comment about the deployment. Hard to imagine what any of us would feel if it were us...
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Running and living said...

It sucks to have another injury, albeit a mild one. I think you mentioned doing strengthening exercises in your video, and that is a great idea. Icing does wonders too for muscles. You went back to running very slowly, which was very smart. I am sure your hip flexor will feel better soon, and that you'll be back to racing in no time:) Ana-Maria

Playful Professional said...

I definitely like reading guilty pleasures every once in a while, but not much more often than that. Unless of course I have to read them for reviews, and then I don't mind too much.

Kristen said...

I swear the wind changes direction like that on purpose!