Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
In all honesty, the cord had always driven me nuts. When I run, I usually bring some cheesy mp3 player that has a clip and a speaker on it. If I clip it to my sports bra, I can hear the music while I run, AND the punk 18 years old who just drove right up behind me and laid on the horn to scare my dogs (funny, funny, kid. What goes around comes around). In the winter, it is sometimes too cold for my cheap mp3 player to work. I will either go without (and just talk out loud to my dogs,haha) or use my iPod shuffle. I cut one earbud off those headphones so that I could hear cars. When I have run a race with headphones in, I constantly punch the cord and pull them out of my ears.I finally started running the cord down the back of my shirts.
Yesterday, I took the day off, besides some light shoveling. Today, I did 30 minutes of weights and 30 minutes of cardio at the gym. Looking forward to my Chobani bites for dessert tonight. I thought I loved the coffee one, but the pineapple one was so much better once I found them! Try them if you see them...great flavors and only 100 calories.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I run back to the other side of the yard, up the deck stairs, and attempt to take a picture of the guy...for whom, I don't know! It seemed like a good idea! Mind you, he didn't even look over at me. Then, I started a mini panic....while I was out back, I had left the garage door open out front. Is it my tv? So, I proceed to fly into the house and check any room that may have a tv. I'm good, they are all in the right places. I grab the home phone ( does anyone still have one besides me?) and run outside.
As I stand in the driveway getting ready to call the cops about the man in the black jacket with yellow trim, I see a cop car. I attempted to flag the guy down, but he didn't stop. Maybe he thought I was just an overly happy shoveler at 6:40 am? Then I notice him slowing down and turning 1 street over, where a fellow snow cleaner upper is nodding at the cop.
Today's paper included a lovely snap shot of the tv thief, who had apparently snagged it from a local motel. I knew he wasn't just taking it for a walk! Seriously though, at 6 am, it is light out...did he think no one would call? According to the paper, two people did call, neither of which was me. My family thought my neighborhood watch skills were pretty poor, but come on, the cops were right there!
Anyway, yesterday's exercise was shoveling for 45 minutes. Today, I was the first one at the gym. Did 30 minutes of weights and 15 of interval on the treadmill.
Question: would you have called the cops? I did feel guilty that I didn't, but the cops WERE there already anyway!
Have a great day!
Monday, February 11, 2013
I have been to multiple drs and ended up at a pain clinic. The Dr. asked me to take a break from working out to see if that triggered it at all. While I assured him it didn't, as I was having issue from before I ever started running, I took said break. I was running about 25 miles a week, and doing some weights 3x a week before the break. I got what I believed was a miraculous steroid injection, but it only lasted 8 days. 3 months went by, and we attempted it again. The second time, there was no relief, AND my neck got stuck a few days later. I was still stuck at my follow up appointment. Some manual manipulation was attempted, but no relief was found. It came unstuck about 3 weeks later. I decided I had enough for now. I told the Dr. I would call him when my neck was stuck, thanked him, and left.
I decided that I needed to get back to my routines. Unfortunately , it was zero degrees out. Really, who wants to start running outside again when it is that cold?? Not me! A few outdoor attempts were made, with horrifying disgust at myself for wanting to quit so soon. Back to the gym I went! My gym uses little keys in the machines. The keys store your routine and weight amounts, which I love! I have never liked bringing my little notebook along with me with my routines in it. I got my key updated and started with my weights again. They also have a few treadmills and ellipticals to do quick little 15 minute cardio routines. It makes it nice and easy to get in and out. Ideally, I would like to do my weights and some easy cardio, come home and run with my dogs. I'm not there yet, but I will be soon!
Monday's, I am up particularly early. Today, I made it to the gym at 4:50, did 30 minutes of weights and 15 cardio. Tonight, I will be walk/ running on the treadmill during an episode of Downton Abby on the iPad. I would like to run at least 3 miles. Here's to getting back in the swing of things!
Overall, Nemo left us with about a foot of snow. Thanks to super high winds and snow drifts, power was a much bigger issue for friends and family. We lent our generator to a friend that was still out of power 24 hours later. Sorry, Mr. Postman, I can no longer shovel the walkway, but I cleared what I could!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I truly don't care that it is cologne, but it is still making me laugh
Friday, February 8, 2013
2 weeks go by with no running, jumping, etc., and I return to the vet to have her staples removed. She wasn't very happy about this, but seemed cheerful enough. Back to the insane Lucy that we know and love! Still no running with me, as I had some neck issues going on AND didn't want to push my luck with Frankengut.
A month goes by, with me checking her belly every few days. All looks good...until the day it didn't. One Sunday, a month after the surgery, I rolled her over to find several pink welts and a couple cuts. 2 visits to the vet later, I was told that her body was rejecting internal stitches. There were 3 layers to her incision, with 2 layers stitched shut and 1 stapled. Lucy's body didn't like the material they closed her up with, so it was forcing it out of her body. Antibiotics, here we come!
Now, all the pills are gone. When I rolled her over yesterday, she now has a few clear pieces of string coming out. The vet has given me the ok to just cut them off. I will do just that, as soon as I figure out how to get a maniac 2 year old golden retriever to sit still long enough for me to go near the softest part of her with sharp scissors!
Friday, February 1, 2013
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