Mornin’ to yee!
I know this was well over a week ago, but thank you for the support and well-wishes on my last post regarding getting back to running! I have enjoyed a few similar runs since then and have felt elated during and after each one. The only issue is, now that I am (pretty) sure getting back to my former state of running is a possibility, I want to get out there as much as I can to keep experiencing that high. However, I am not dumb enough to do that, have learned the hard way how this is simply not OK for my body, and am making myself take it slow. Just because I’m feeling better does not mean I can now push myself, quite the opposite if you ask me.
Had a glorious one last week… still happy from it!
Now is the time to be continuously careful, LISTEN carefully to my body, and again, take things slowly… but surely. As a matter of fact just a few days ago I went out for a run hoping to experience the energy and joy from that other day, yet my legs were simply not having it. After a mile or so, I stopped and went for a walk instead and while such actions do f*ck with my mind a bit, I understand it’s both the right and necessary thing to do.
At this point I plan to run (or attempt to) 1-2 days per week and see how my legs and body feel from there. 2-3 days of the week will still be either strength training, walking or elliptical and at least 2 days are/will be complete rest. Such a “schedule” is certainly not set in stone and really what it comes down to is gauging how both my mind and body are feeling that day. I’ll keep writing updates on this whole business as time passes.
Enough of the blabby-blab for now! It’s high time for me to throw some facts at you on this delightful Friday, though really it’s just a post where I can update and spotlight things to tell you in a easy-to-write list format. Although I do love to write lengthy novels on specific topics, sometimes it’s nice to ramble on with the organization of lists. Okay yeah you get it (durr on my part), allow me to get to it!
Fact- As a result of my sporadic blogging, there have been events in the past few weeks that I neglected to tell you about… ones I wish I had taken the time to do when the respective events occurred! On that note, I hope you don’t mind hearing about Halloween one more time, especially now that Thanksgiving is knocking at our door. But I do have to share my costume for that night, as it’s basically my favorite costume ever worn and I certainly plan to showcase that bad boy again!
Can you guess what I am?!
A LOOFAH! Homemade costume… check. All it took was 20 or so yards of tulle, two stretchy bands, a lot of thread, a rope and most importantly, MOM’s help (as I would have never been able to do this myself/blown up with frustration in the process) and VOILA, favorite costume.
And what about the brother, what’s his costume? (This game is fun)
A (very ) sexy Lumberjack! Tehehee silly broski, how I love him!
The other event I neglected to tell you about was MY BIRTHDAY, which was exactly a week ago on November 8th. Ahh yes, I am officially the big 24 and although I understand in the grand scheme of things how that in fact is not old, I errr feel like it is. I have many more thoughts on from my birthday and aging in general, so stay tuned for that in the future! I didn’t do too much on my birthday which was fine by me (again, more explanation on this later), but I did receive a gorgeous cake from my co-workers when I came in the next day for work.
This huge disk of chocolate was on top of the cake and half of it was consumed by the end of the night. Would you like to see a picture of the actual cake? Me too Alas though, my iPhone sh*t the bed last week and lost a number of recent pictures, from early 2013 and on. I’m trying not to be too upset about it… though I’m planning to go to the Apple Store next week to possibly recover missing pictures.
Fact- Alright so that was quite the lengthy first fact! Anyway, speaking of that silly sexy lumberjack above, my brother and his wife are going to be having a BABY! In March First grandchild of the family and they found out last week they’re having a girl… weeeee! Just call me Auntie Tessa
Fact- I have not bought new running sneakers in quite some time, for obvious reasons, so yesterday I decided it was time to treat myself! Plus now that I am getting back to the sport, I really do need new shoes, ones that are not worn down and barely have tread left. I was only planning on buying one pair, but a certain color of Nike Frees spoke to me from the shelf and threw those in too. Rarely do I buy anything for myself, as I’m a cheap bastard, but felt these were both a great purchase, especially because I’m on feet constantly at my hospital job.
Asics will forever be my choice of running shoes!
Fact- Buzzfeed articles can be all at once, entertaining, dumb as rocks, sad, cute, irritating, and hilarious. I would say that each of these can be found in this particular article, Ranking Every Episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” I used to be OBSESSED with this show… watched each season a number of times and just ahh it holds a special place in my heart. While I disagree with the author of the Buzzfeed article on a few fronts, I did find myself nodding and smiling with nostalgia. Anddddd I think next time I have several hours/days to waste, they will be filled with Buffy watching overload. Excited.
My personal favorite episodes? Hush, Once More With Feeling, Becoming (part 1 & 2), Something Blue, Tabula Rasa, The Body, Fool For Love…. okay way too many favorites, I could go on, but will refrain for now
Fact- Recently I was asked via email if my food intake has changed at all as a result of taking major steps back from eating. To answer simply, NO it has not and in fact, I’m eating more than ever… and not feeling terrible/awful/fatty-fat-fat/loser <— That’s the good stuff right there. Obviously I want to elaborate on this at a future date, but now is not the time. I’m sure it will be a lengthy one and actually I have to get my rear and gear and get ready for work!
Evening shift tonight and then off for the weekend
-If you are 100% sick of answering this question (especially now that the holiday is over), feel free to gloss on over… what was your favorite Halloween costume ever? Besides the loofah, I was a bag of jelly beans one year, also an epic costume.
-Are you an aunt/uncle (<– not sure if a single dude reads here). How much of a role do you play in their life? I seriously cannot wait to meet this new baby, although they’re not too fun until about 6 or so months of age if you ask me
-Are/were you a Buffy fan? Best episode ever?! Hush… boy did that one scare the bajeezus out of me, but a fantastic one nonetheless.
-What are your plans for the weekend? Any races to speak of? I shall live vicariously through you.
I hope the rest of your Friday is a delightful one and I will pop back in here again soon!