Good morning, kids. How is everyone on this second to last day of the week? I’m still sick I didn’t run yesterday, got over nine hours of sleep, and woke up feeling exactly the same as when I went to bed on Tuesday night (albeit slightly better rested). Frustration nation. If you have any suggestions as to how to make an earache disappear, I would be incredibly happy to hear them. I was hoping to be able to run today (honestly still am at the time I’m writing this post [Wednesday afternoon]), but I’ll see how I feel when my alarm goes off at 5. Yesterday was an automatic resetting till 6:30; I’m hoping to squeak out 4-5 gentle miles today, but if I’m still feeling off, then I’ll do the same….and probably be extra pouty about it. I’m working on this whole take care of myself thing (and getting a lot better!), but it still makes me cranky to not be able to do what I want…like run…and enjoy the food I’m eating. But I digress…for today’s post, I thought I’d share some random thoughts and things I’m thankful for, combining Jessie’s weekly campaign with one of my favorite things to write (read: randomness). It fits nicely with my current mental status, too. Thank you as always for hosting, girl….and thank YOU for reading
…the new scraper/brush Joe left with me on Monday. It has made the past few, snow filled days go a little more smoothly at the start when I’m cleaning my car each morning.
Having said that, I may also have cried and used potty language when I stepped outside yesterday and discovered more snow. I’m very over the whole snow thing now and would like it to start warmed up asap.
…hulu and my Roku player. I have been looking forward to the return of Smash for almost a year, and wouldn’t you know, I miss the season premier on Tuesday night because I couldn’t keep my eyes open past 8:45. Fail body. Thanks to those two things, however, my Wednesday started off with me being able to catch up, showing yet again that Joe is the best gift giver ever. Thanks babe.
Having said that, OMGGGGGGGGGGG who else watched? And what did you think?? I’m thinking I like where they’re going thus far…and that “Broadway, Here I Come” made me bawl my eyes out at 7:45 in the morning…after which, I immediately downloaded it on iTunes and added it to my running playlist. Inspiration, friends, inspiration.
…getting to check out new workouts each week with Tribesports. This is from last week, but I haven’t had a chance to post it till now. I also haven’t tried it yet thanks to the whole boy in town/training for half/getting sick thing, but it is on my list of wants in the near future.
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Having said that, I’ve found myself moving away from circuits over the last month towards simple running and yoga…until this week when I’ve seen a couple that look interesting. Julie, Lillian, and Allison each featured a workout yesterday that I want to try. Devon and Brandi can always be depended upon for good ones, too. We shall see how those go. Don’t be offended by any whiny comments or messages that may result from my performing said workouts…that just means they were really good.
…book recommendations from other bloggers. Amanda’s suggestion to look into The Name of the Wind after finishing Terra was spot on. And Terra had quite an ending. I’m not sure if I liked how it played out or not (I don’t want to say too much in case someone is interested in checking it out, but if you want to discuss, feel free to say something in the comments or shoot me an email), but it does make me curious as to where the series will go.
Having said that, getting to bed at a reasonable (and this week, early) hour is much more difficult these days. I can’t stop reading. This does not bode well for getting rid of whatever I have that is causing the ear ache and sore throat.
…leftovers. They have made meals much easier this week, especially since I have really felt like doing absolutely nothing after work.
Having said that, I am not allowed to get anything besides milk, turkey lunch meat, and some fresh vegetables at Trader Joe’s this Saturday. The amount of leftovers in my freezer has reached alarming proportions, and it is time (read: past time) I empty my stash. Any further recipe experimentation must wait until next weekend to occur. Except for banana bread. That needs to happen Friday night.
….a mum who calls and tells me to come home this weekend so she can take care of me. I can’t unfortunately since I’m babysitting, have a hair cut, and have a mani/pedi date with some girlfriends from work on Saturday, but I love that she asked.
Having said that, we might get to see each other on Sunday. And I am going to be epically cranky if I’m still sick during such fun activities.
…friends who understand, let me vent, and celebrate with me for all things, big and small. It’s been awhile since I’ve had that and has been wonderfully refreshing.
Having said that, I would love it if some of you moved closer to Pittsburgh (read: right next door to me). I feel like being able to see each other a lot more would be mutually beneficial. Just saying.
…the ability to move things around, so I can go home after work and sleep (or at least lay on my couch watching tv and reading until the cold meds kicked in). That’s right, friends. I didn’t go to yoga last night either, which I was very sad about, but I knew rest was what my body needed (plus the thought of numerous down dogs made my hurting head hurt even more). Hopefully that will pay off with a short run or a little yoga this morning.
Having said that, it was nice to have another night off. Busy is good, but when it starts to really affect my health and sleep, I need to take a step back for a day or two. Fingers crossed I can still reach my goal of one yoga class a week for the month of February sometime this weekend. Plus, last night I was able to make my version of Jessica’s chicken cheesesteaks (over roasted sweet potatoes rather than a bun+the last of my kale…so good) and Sally’s banana bread. And I was still in bed by 8. Win.
And that’s all I’ve got for now, kids, so have a terrific Thursday!
Have you ever found yourself with a crazy amount of frozen leftovers? Earache help? Any other workouts I should look into? Do books keep you up at night?