10K run yesterday = can barely walk today
Good grief! It’s been awhile since I’ve run more than 4 miles and my legs hurt something fierce right now. After I eat I need to stretch before they seize up completely and I can’t get out of my desk chair.
6.20 miles, 1:08:32, 11:04 pace
So, I did a thing. I ran a 10K this morning!!
I’ve had running clothes laid out since, oh, last Tuesday night. Yesterday I told myself to quit it with the excuses and just get out there.
This morning was crisp and cool so I figured I’d do 4 miles. While I wouldn’t call this a completely effortless run, it was damn close. So close that around mile 3 I figured I’d try for a 10K. We’re running a 10K race on Thanksgiving morning and I wanted to see what I could expect as far as my time. I figured around 1:15, so I was pleasantly surprised to come in under that this morning.
I feel AMAZING right now. This run was just what I needed. That smile above is my deliriously happy smile. I was grinning like a fool when I finished.
Running/walking goal: 147.2/300
I need somewhere to type this out and this is the best forum. No need to reply or like, I’m doing this more for me, so I can get this off my chest.
2014 has sucked. Not in a big, momentous way; in small, little ways. Little annoyances that have piled one on top of the other until they’ve smothered me. I feel like everything is a challenge. A chore. Nothing is easy. Things tend to work out in the end but it’s always an ordeal.
The latest issue is getting Katie vaccinated for the flu. We’ve done the flu mist since she was 2 (so the last 3 years) because it’s easier and more effective.
In February she was diagnosed with illness-induced asthma, which means her airways are more sensitive than most. This is why she used to have prolonged coughs whenever she had a cold. She has an inhaler that we use whenever she’s sick.
I want her vaccinated before we go to Disney next month since it’s such a germ fest. I’ve been calling her pediatrician’s office for months to get an appointment. They finally got the vaccines in and I made an appointment for Friday.
I get a call today that their shipment of shots hadn’t arrived and Katie can’t get the mist. This was news to me so I asked why. They said because she has asthma she can’t get the mist. But she DOESN’T have asthma. It’s not the same thing. At all. I argued with the nurse and she was going to have the doctor call me tonight. I waited all night for the call, which never came. We did get some private caller calls, which I didn’t answer. You guessed it, the doctor was the private caller. He never left a message and by the time he did the office was closed. The good news is that he’s passing this off to the doctor who diagnosed her in the first place. Maybe I’ll have more luck with her tomorrow but ugh. I just want to vaccinate my kid!
Bottom line: the mist is more effective for her age group. She’s had it before without issue. The shot takes 6 WEEKS to become fully effective and we leave in less than 3. And they don’t have the shot to give her anyway. There’s a small chance she’ll have an issue but if she gets sick she’ll definitely have an issue. For the love of god, just give me the damn mist!
I’m done with 2014. DONE. I know people have big problems, real life or death problems, but I am so sick of being weighed down by constant crap. By constant struggle. This whole year has been one big struggle. I haven’t enjoyed much this year. I feel sluggish and fat and unhappy and unmotivated and just UN. I’m done. I’m waving the white flag. Someone wake me when it’s January 1. Thanks.
How did I not know your were in upstate NY?
Oh, I don’t live there. :) I drove up this weekend for a wedding. We were in the Johnstown area. I went up with a friend from college (another college friend’s wedding) and we were marveling at the fact that upstate NY was so close to Canada. Our knowledge of geography isn’t so hot. ;)
Wait, what? What’s with the coworker?
He’s a micromanager. He sends a ridiculous amount of emails every day. Many are of the FYI variety (he uses FYI in almost every single email he sends and it drives me crazy). He isn’t my only business partner yet he takes up the most time with all his noise (squeaky wheel and all that). It’s beyond annoying but I’ve never felt like I could tell him to knock of it because he used to be my boss.
Anyway, long story short, my boss said it was fine to tell him if he needs me to write something, great. If not, he needs to stop with the constant emails.
+ I got to celebrate the marriage of one of my college friends this weekend.
- I spent 10 hours in the car and didn’t even get to see her get married (they did a private ceremony). What is it with people doing private ceremonies these days? Of the handful of people I know that have gotten married in the last 10 years, I’ve only attended one ceremony. SMH.
+ Road trip with another college friend to the wedding.
- Despite knowing we were taking this trip together, she didn’t bother to get any cash out. I paid for everything. She promised to send me a check…
- It was FREEZING in Upstate NY on Saturday. And it rained all day/night.
- I got my period Saturday morning.
- I had a migraine for THREE DAYS. It finally abated last night. Sweet, sweet relief.
- I couldn’t exercise yesterday because of said migraine.
+ I felt better last night and was able to exercise this morning.
+ I got the OK from my boss to tell my coworker to leave me alone unless he needs me to write something.
+ Steve and Katie had an awesome buddy weekend together.
I didn’t believe it till I saw it….but yes, there really is a U2 album on my iPhone and I haven’t synced my phone in weeks.
What is this sorcery?
(I greatly dislike U2.)
Fascinating. I’m weird and have ZERO music on my phone so at first I didn’t even know where to look to see if my phone magically had the album on it. And it does! But I happen to LOVE U2 so this is wonderful news.
Someone needs to create a word that describes what happens inside of a mama’s heart as she’s watching her child walk into a school building.
Putting this here and also saved it on feedly for future reference. I’m still a few years away from public school and just reading this gave me heart palpitations. Every. Single. Word in this post is truth.