Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Glorious Run

Have I mentioned that I love this weather? Tonight was the first run since sometime in February where I didn't feel like I was going to melt into a puddle of goo. It was freaking glorious my friends! I was actually excited to get out there and stretch my legs and with my new kicks all laced up, I took off.

I forgot the Garmin but, since it was dark out (when did that sneak up on us?) I just ran around my neighborhood for 3 miles. Those new shoes ROCK. No shin splints, leg cramps, notta. I am a running machine now...for 3 miles anyway.

Oohhh, let's not forget Halloween coming up here in two days. And guess who still hasn't gotten a costume? ME! I wasn't kidding when I said I was the queen of procrastination. So, the goal after work is to find myself a costume. Unless....I wonder if Jess will let me come to the party dressed as an enthusiastic party guest?

peace out kids

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Perfect Fall Day

So what could be a perfect fall day in So Flo?

Well, the air was actually crisp today. Totally scrumptious. We are talking apple picking weather..scrounging for pumpkins in a pumpkin patch weather...raking leaves kind of weather. It was glorious.

How I spent my day:

Work of course, then I came home, opened up the windows, made a big crockpot of homemade chicken soup and watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. What a lovely October day. Hope tomorrow brings more of the same.

Monday, October 27, 2008

In Bowling News...

In terms of our actual bowling, we did not do too shabby. Yes, we all could have got 300 games and didn't, but on the other hand, everyone bowled above 100. Next week is our first position week so we are going to have to rock the house. Go team....wooosaaawwwwww.

The bad news of the evening was there was an armed robbery in the parking lot of the bowling alley. We also found out a car was broken into around the same time. Thankfully, no one was injured but this is still unsettling. There have been many times when I've run out to the car for something by myself. I guess I'll be thinking twice before doing that...or bring my numbchucks with me. I think I'm going to have to become a police officer now just so I can open up a can of whoop ass on these mo fo's. I hate crap like this.

Hope everyone had a great Monday. Nighty night!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Good News

I am going to be an Auntie! Yay! My sister and her husband are expecting their first child in May. This will be the first baby for our family and everyone is real excited. I found out when my mom and sis were here for a visit in the beginning of October but had to keep things hush hush until my sis had a chance to tell everyone.
It's still too early to tell whether it will be a boy or girl but once I do, the gifts will be bought like crazy!

My mom seems to be recovering pretty well from her surgery. She is walking under her own steam now-no cane anymore-and is able to do a lot of little things on her own. Still a good deal of pain and she can't bend at all but she is in great spirits and she should be back to her old self in no time.

As for me, yesterday was a busy day of cleaning and reorganizing. I tackled the kitchen, cleaned the floors, cleaned the deck area and put away the floaty toys for the "winter", and tore apart the linen and spare room closets to clean and reorganize them. Today, I just have to do laundry and clean the bathrooms and then I will be satisfied. It's funny-sometimes the weekends I spend busy at home are just has fun as those with activities planned. I think it's the clean freak in me. I love the feeling of a clean and organized house. Even if it only lasts for a day or so.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sad Little Gym Bag

I think my gym bag is depressed. It's whole joy in life is to be packed with all my gym necessities and be ready to travel. The last travel experience it has was when I moved it from the dining room to the bedroom on Friday. I think I even noticed some dust and dog hair accumulating on it this evening.

Poor thing. All it wants is it's routine back: packed and placed in the dining room in the evening, dragged to the car in the morning, chillin in the car during work hours, and being dragged to the gym for a good workout. It just wants to feel useful again.

Maybe I'll be nice and take it for an outing tomorrow.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Ouch

First of all, thank you for all your well wishes for my mom. She is slowly recovering and is finally home and ready for some pampering from my dad.

As for me, last night I finally made it out for a run and it was pretty good overall. It was one of those runs where half your body is on board and doing a great job. My lungs could have run forever and my mind was totally focused...I think that's one of the reasons I run when it's dark-less distractions, except for traffic headlights, that is. However, my body was less than thrilled with this whole running concept of mine and didn't hesitate to let me know. After about 1.5 miles, the shin splints started hurting, then my knees started aching (never happens) and lastly, my right hip began its decline. I made it 2.5 miles before I decided to pack it up and head for home.

Maybe it was just an off night. I think it was all that lunar interaction since the moon was freaking huge last night. At least I was home and showered in time for a new episode of The Office.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Positive Thoughts for Mom

Sometimes it is really hard to be so far away from home.

My mom had major back surgery this past Thursday. She was supposed to get out of the hospital on Monday but there was too much pain and soreness for her to be leaving so soon so they have pushed it back to tomorrow. I just talked to her and she sounds like she is in pretty good spirits but I can tell the pain is still really strong.

So, since I can't be there for immediate support, I'm sending her a care package of little things I know she likes along with lots of positive thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery. I know she will be back to her regular, busy self real soon.

Now I hope Christmas comes real soon so I can get back home for a visit.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lazy Day Off

I was fortunate to have today off for Columbus Day today and I used it wisely. That is to say I used it to relax. I figure if I'm blessed with an extra day off, I shouldn't try to squeeze in all these errands and so on, this special day should be used to enjoy myself, otherwise it doesn't feel like a real day off.

I wasn't a complete sloth, though. Wilson and I went for a morning stroll and enjoyed the fresh, humid air. I did the hula hoop for 30 minutes and went for a swim, then came home and cleaned the house, put up the Halloween decorations made some lunch.

It's been raining on and off all afternoon so I took this as a sign that I should do some movie watching. I chose a couple older ones today, A River Runs Through It and Presumes Innocent, which are two classics for me.

All in all, it's been a pretty good day. I would have liked it to be nice so I could have gone to the beach, but there's always another day for that. Now, I think I'll have an ice cold beverage and get ready for bowling tonight. I'm feeling a good game or two in my fingers.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Running Redemption

My plan last night was to do a video since I had run on Tues night and I usually don't run two days in a row. However, I just wasn't feeling the videotapes; sometimes they only seem to entice me if the weather is crappy and I don't want to brave the elements to get to the gym. So, I decided to give running another shot.

It went much better last night. I didn't stretch beforehand (for some reason, this seems to help) and I did a 5 minute warm up walk and then jumped into my running. Maybe it was the choice of songs or just wanting some redemption, but my legs were flowing to the beat of the music and I just kept going and going. I ran for about 40 minutes and then did another 5-7 minutes cool down. I was sweaty and tired at the end but it felt good.

Bring on the next 5K.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My-Coworkers-Are-Stupid Post

Why oh why do I have to work with freaking idiots? Did I do something in a former life that I'm paying back for now? For those of you that work in legal, if someone is represented by counsel and you don't notice the attorney but instead send the docs to the defendant and you are called on it, don't just shrug your shoulders and say, "Oh well, sorry." This can lead to lots of problems, Sargeant Stupid. Next time, I think I will have to open up a can of whoop ass on them. I know we all screw up now and then but maybe if this person wasn't consumed with staring at herself in her little desk mirror all day (no joke), things would get done right. Ahhhhh!

Deep breath....I'm better now. Sometimes a girl just has to vent about these things. So, let's focus on something more exciting. Exercise! Yay! I'm getting back on track here. I did the hula last night for 30 minutes and then went running. Unfortunately, since I took about 2 weeks off from running, I felt like a slug. You know those days where it feels like you can barely get one foot in front of the other? That was my night..just felt like I was trying to run underwater and the humidity certainly added to the underwater feeling. So, I am going to try the running again tomorrow. Tonight I am going to do one of my workout tapes, either The Firm or Tae Bo and take Wilson for a walk.

Question for the runners out there: What chance do I have of competing in a half marathon in January? Totally preposterous or doable? I'm at about 3 miles right now.

Enjoy the rest of hump day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Miscellaneous...

Gots me lots of random thoughts floating around in me head so thought I'd just lay them out for ya:

* Synthroid Wars: Ha! I win...I guess. I finally got my prescription filled and am starting to feel more alert already. Yeah! The mail order pharmacy sent my prescription back with a letter stating that they had tried to contact my doctor's office and no one returned their phone calls or faxes so they had to send my stuff back. Lovely...I'm so not surprised here. So, I took that prescription to Walgreen's and they filled it right away. Perplexed, yes but I didn't care at that point. Then I picked up another prescription from my doc's office (the one I'd been badgering them about) so now I have an extra one when this one runs out. What a freaking pain in the arse!

* Monday night bowling: Yeah, we rock. We are currently in 7th place out of 34 teams. Pretty dang good since this is our first serious league. Brian even got bowler of the week last week and guess who got it for the women this week..yep, ME! My scores were 180, 140 and 146. Woo hoo!

* I'm getting my exercise mojo back so tonight it's the hula hoop (no beer, that was all for the pictures) and running. It's finally starting to cool down a bit..still in the mid to high 80s but much more doable for running. I'm really trying to get past the 3 mile mark. Just need a push-and temps in the 70s.

That about sums up my last couple days. Time for some dinner and play time with Wilson. I'm getting the sad why-don't-you-love-me-anymore face. Toodles~

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's Over Already?

I had a great weekend with my mom and sis. We didn't do anything real exciting-a little sight-seeing, some shopping at the Sawgrass Mall, a little bit of the ocean and a drive down Las Olas Blvd. We would have stopped for an afternoon of shopping and viewing the art fair on Las Olas but the lovely rainy weather prevented that. So, there was lots of movie time and some good talks. Got to catch up with my sister, which was so nice. It's great to be able to have adult conversations with a person I used to fight with as a child. My, we have grown up! It was tough to see them go this morning but I'm hoping to get up for a visit around Christmas time, so not too long from now.

The rest of my day was spent with the laundry and straightening up the house. I read a little and took the little guy for a walk. Now it's time to get ready for the work week ahead and watch some Criminal Intent-I am so addicted.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cleaning Machine

Except for the lovely bathrooms, I do believe my mad-woman cleaning spree has come to an end today. I've been running around with mop, broom, dust rag and cleaning products getting the house ready for the arrival of my mom and sister tomorrow night (yay!) and now I'm finally ready to unwind a bit. Aaahhh...

I'm pretty excited to see them both. I haven't seen my mom since February and it's been since September 2007 since I saw my sister. It should be a great visit albeit a quick one since they leave Sunday morning but I will take whatever I can get.

In other news, my war with the Synthroid continues. I am going to get it all figured out before the end of the day tomorrow. I don't mind paying for it out-of-pocket at the pharmacy..just got to get the ole doc to give me another prescription. I've only been with this doc for about six months so we are still having trust issues with one another. What-freaking-eva!

Alright, time for me to get ready for bed since I really want to get up early for a morning run and I usually need to be in bed no later than 11pm to get up by 5am. Geez, I remember when I could sleep 2-3 hours a night and go all day without even yawning. What happened to my youth? Oh yeah, I partied it away.