Showing posts from October, 2010

I really hate my body sometimes (& general update)

I'm getting a migraine. We got up this morning and went to Baby Bennett's baptism (it was lovely), then came home to change and walk the dog. We decided we would both take a run this afternoon after going to the open house to celebrate the morning's baptism. But on the way home, I got tingly fingers. Haven't had that symptom in a while. It's weird because it will sometimes only be half my hand. Today it was the outer half of my right hand - the ring and pinky fingers. We got home and I started to feel the migraine. So no run for me today. J will probably go for a short run later. Of course, for him, a short run is twice as far as my long runs. So, we did go to the free Eve6 concert on post last night. It was chilly out, but not too bad. They hadn't advertised the opening bands, and they were small bands. The first was Powderburn, from Austin, TX. They were very rock and roll and stuck in the 90s. It made me nostalgic for high school. Next was Ivy League, and

computer woes

BTW, I am feeling better today. Was a little nauseous this morning but that got better after toast for breakfast. Now on to the post topic. For months now, I've had trouble upon trouble with my laptop. I love my laptop. It's purple! But it was giving me so many troubles. I reached a point where IE wouldn't even connect to the net. Then, this morning, it froze. Completely froze, and I wasn't even doing anything on it! So I decided it was time to go ahead with something I had been planning for a little while - reinstall the OS. I had backed everything up about a week or so ago on my external HD. I gathered all my discs and reinstalled Windows Vista. Took FOREVER! Ok, not really, but it felt like it. I took a break after that and went dress shopping*. Got home and started getting it all set up. I ended up using J's laptop to download the drivers from Dell onto my flash drive, and transferred them to my pretty purple puter. That worked beautifully, and I got bac

I hate not feeling well

My stomach was upset last night, which means I didn't sleep so well. I walked the pup, but not as far as we usually go, and when I got home, I really just wanted to go back to bed. I ate a light breakfast and even got my grocery shopping done. And that was it. I had soup and grilled cheese sandwich for lunch with J. I was still a little nauseous after that. So I put on my PJs and settled in on the couch. Now I'm drinking some tea and still just sitting here. Still slightly nauseous. My head is a little stuffy and I keep coughing. I need to get my neti pot out, but just don't have the energy. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow.

8K Training

I've had a good morning. J got to come home and walk with Remy and me, then he cooked me breakfast and made coffee. I love my mornings with J. I went for a run after he left for work. The 3 mile track I run has a short stretch of sidewalk in it. I call it Bird Poop Pass because of all the poo the birds drop there. Anywho, the Pass kinda cuts the track into 2 loops. I start part way into the first loop. I ran most of the first part, walked the Pass, then ran the whole bottom loop, which is about a mile. I walked the Pass when I crossed it again, and ran the rest of the way. It was feeling good, so I actually kept going and added about half a mile before I had to stop and walk again. Then I threw in a short, slow run back to my start point. With the last walk and final run, it added about .8 miles to my regular 3 mile track. And I feel good! I have a bit of a headache, but honestly that's common for me. I do plan to talk to my doc about that when I have an appointment in a


I don't know the official time yet, but that is what I read on the clock when I crossed the finish line on my 5k this morning. That's 10 minutes faster than my last 5k, and 2 minutes slower than my fastest time last year. But the best part is that I had fun and ran well, without shin splints or sprained ankles. J finished the half marathon over Trans Mountain in 2:04:something. I didn't get the seconds. But that is right on track with what he wants for the marathon in 3 weeks. He said he was able to run the whole way, no walking, even going up the mountain at the start, and he had some energy left over when he finished. So we started talking about the next race we're doing together - the Grape Race. It's an 8k and 1 mile walk. I can walk 3 miles, then run 3 miles, so I'm going to push myself and try the 8k. I kept thinking I should do something to "earn" my next tattoo, but want to get it before I turn 30 in December. This is it. If I can finish

Crazy Night

So J calls to tell me he's on his way home soon, and we're going to go get some drinks with a guy who's leaving soon. By the time he got home, plans had changed and we're meeting at another friend's house, then they want to go to the motocross show. So we went. We had a drink, and followed our friends to the motocross (they had monster trucks, too). We parked at a bank across the street where a bunch of other people were also parking because, from what we could see, there wasn't any parking left in the normal parking lot. Before I even ordered my food, J got a call that his car would be towed, so he moved it behind the bank to the movie theater, where tons of people had parked. We had a good time. We laughed and really got into it. We ate and drank, and around 10pm, decided to go home. Our friends left around the same time. We all met up again the parking lot of the movie theater, where we had all parked, because our cars were all missing. Yep, sure enou

I'm a worrisome mommy

My puppy isn't feeling well. He puked on our walk this morning, so we turned around and headed home. Then he had some diarrhea. When we got home I saw that he had had the diarrhea before we left (it was still dark when we left). I tried giving him a little breakfast, but that came back up as well. Since then, he's had some more diarrhea, very watery. And he's very lethargic. He doesn't want to be inside, and I think that is because he doesn't want to have an accident in the house. So he's laying outside in the shady, damp, cool part of the lawn. I moved his water bowl right next to him. I can see him out the back door if I sit in my chair. He is feeling a little better, because he's looking around and being curious about sounds, but I'm still rather anxious. Is this how new moms feel when their baby gets sick? It's not even the first time, really. He got himself rather upset and had a pukey tummy after his first full weekend with Athena. But he