Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I have trouble with...BENDING

I can hardly move without feeling like someone is stabbing me in the lower back. Or, it feels like my tailbone is going to burst out of my butt. Said pain is really low on the right side and seems to also be affecting my right hip. I'm shuffling about like an old person and have to brace myself when sitting down or standing up.

If life is like this now, WTF is it going to be like when I finally AM old?

So still now workouts this week. Blech! And all I want RIGHT NOW are potato chips and ice cream. I can't wait until Saturday when I get to go see a doctor, although I don't know what can be done there. What I really need is an X-ray or MRI or something. Back in June I had issues with my right shoulder/arm, but that seems to have cleared up. I was experiencing some back trouble then, but then it kinda went away. It's been acting up this past week, but last night and definitely today it's been worse. This is not a way to live life, so now I must go spend $25 to have someone tell me what's wrong...or at least refer me on to someone else.

I hope I won't have to see a chiropracter, but I'm not a fan of medication either. We'll see.

On a positive note today, I'm going to be getting some more work at work and some more responsibility. I guess they don't know what to do with me- I've exceeded expectations, which makes me ponder how low their expectations are. Or am I truly that awesome? I wish that was the case, but I'm realistic. I'm just hoping it all pays off and I can get into the Merchant in Training (MIT) program next tear. Only 3 people are selected each year, and I REALLY hope to get a spot. I'm eager to learn about the other departments within the company.

I just sneezed and it makes me want to cry. Maybe I should just go to bed and hope for something better in the morning. Or I might just read my nerd book until I pass out.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tired Tuesday

Is it just because it's been gloomy all day? Is it because I didn't have my usual afternoon RedBull? In any case, I didn't workout like I'd, fail.

Right now I could go for a nap. I'm thinking about reading through my fitness magazines and planning my workouts for the week, but I'll prolly end up watching political commentary all night until it's time to go read my "nerd" book in bed. I'm reading "The Paradise War" by some nerdy looking guy. It's one of those sci-fi/fantasy books that I used to scoff at when I was younger...but now I'll read that kind of stuf. Within reason. The sad thing is that I'm reading it only because it references a place called Albion, which is also the name of the world in Fable...but neither the book nor the game are connected. I really should see about Fabling sometime soon...

I also need to look into adding photos into the blog, especially since I like to talk about pretty things that I buy. And of course there'll be cat pictures. Lots and lots of cat pictures...although nothing as fab as what can be found at That is THE funniest site.

In a nutshell, I'm:
  • Too lazy to post
  • Too tired to post
  • Too boring to post
Maybe I'll get my act together tomorrow...

Monday, August 3, 2009

You gonna wait too, fat boy, fat boy, wait til tomorrow...

I miss Silverchair. What ever happened to them? Even though Daniel Johns was blonde, he was still a cutie...I should really listen to their music more. I mean, it's not like they aren't on my iPod...

I heart my Nano, which I've had since Christmas '05. It's a measly 2GB, but since I'm always adding/subtracting songs, I hadn't filled the thing until the past week. Amazing. I love the tiny thing and will be sad the day it stops working because then it means I have to use my hefty iPhone when I workout. Granted, the phone can hold a TON more songs AND enables me to watch videos...but the kind of videos I want to watch just aren't available on iTunes.

I want to watch people running.

Does that sound crazy? I think that's part of what really helped me get into running last year. I remember watching the Olympics one afternoon at the gym (after consuming a RedBull), and I ran 2 MILES. Straight! I'd never run that much! Actually, it could have been 3 miles, but I really don't remember. I just remembering how awesome it felt because I'd never run any long distance before. Yeah, 2 miles isn't all that far now (oh wait, it is again), but it was back then. It's probably been about a year now since that day. And since then I've run an entire 5K (no walk breaks!), a 4 miler, and a half marathon. I can't believe I've done all that when I'd never been able to push myself to run more than a mile at one time.

That brings me to the point of this post- tomorrow I need to start buckling down with this running. I keep starting and stopping. I think the most I've run at once since the big race has been a mile. In more recent times, it's been a 1/2 mile. I want to run the half in October, but right now I'm in no shape to even THINK about that. I need to rebuild my base and get with the program. I also need some speed...

I've been pushing myself to run at a 10 minute pace on the treadmill, which is MUCH faster than the 12 minute pace I had been running before. I'm hoping that if I just start out at the speed, I'll be able to stick with it. I'm also trying to be mindful of my breathing and how my foot is hitting the ground. So every week, at least 4 times a week, I need to be chained to that treadmill. I know it's not as fun as being outside, but it's the only way I'm going to learn the pace.

As for running outside, I don't think I've done it at all this summer. There was a brief jog at the park in June (up a stupid hill which then ruined it) and a 2 mile run/walk up at the lake...but there's been nothing else. I have all kinds of excuses: I don't want to run with my pepper spray, I don't want to run alone, I can't keep up with the runners in Run Club, it's too hot...

One thing I can say for certain is that I'm getting my weight training in. I find that it's easier to focus in the tiny gym at work than at the fancy gym I pay for...and haven't been to in at least a month...but let's not talk about that...

So here's to tomorrow where I can get my workout in...since tonight was lost to yummy ahi tuna and cinnamon ice cream at Eddie Merlot's for a work dinner. Yum!


Yes, I'm a very bad blogger. I haven't posted in well over a month as Lindsey (I spelled your name right!) was kind enough to point out. It's not like I'm not thinking "hey, I should talk about that on my blog" about all sorts of's just that I forget what it is or I'm wasting time reading other blogs or hunting for deals on J Crew on eBay. As for that, I'm 0-2 for things I've purchased on there in the past two weeks. It was so sad to relist the patent leather Juliet heels (especially since they are orange!), but they just weren't comfortable. I think if they made a 10.5, that might work.

As for J Crew deals, I've scored some awesome ones lately. I've acquired 4 cardis from Clothes Mentor in the past month at scandalous prices- 3 of the four still had the original tags! I'm the lucky beneficiary of some local Aficionada who must have scored them as part of a final sale that didn't work out for them. I mean, $14 for a sweater that was originally $98?! W00T! I also got a few final sale pieces at reasonable prices at the actual J Crew store. I can't wait to go to the outlet soon in the hopes that I'll find more awesomely cheap things since I can't bring myself to pay full price for anything, let alone their stuff. Their jewelry is ridiculous, having prompted me to try making some of my own jewelry. I have some supplies but haven't gotten around to it so many other things...

Like blogging!

Anyway, I'm going to start keeping track of blog ideas- maybe use that Notes app on my phone. If I were to sit tonight and go through everything that's happened since my last one is going to want to read it! It'll be WAY too long, so maybe I'll break some of it up. Stay tuned...