Saturday, 28 March 2009

1000 miles

I logged my 1000th mile with my Nike+ iPod and got a cool certificate and the opportunity to order this fabulous t-shirt!  Who doesn't need a pink cotton t-shirt for 30 some dollars once you add in shipping?

This is even with the year or more between sensors where I didn't log any miles at all.  

I worked many hours last week - too many to count.  I work at a hospital.  The Joint Commission came for our triennial survey... if you don't know what this means, I will never be able to tell you, but if you have ever worked in a hospital, you know.  This is my job.  This is the reason for the existence of my job.  So, I love to do this, but man, am I tired!

Now I can get back to a regular schedule and get some running done.  And the snow will eventually melt and the sun will shine and the flowers will blossom.  

How great is that?

Thursday, 12 March 2009

I'm Alive!!!

The lovely POM Blogger sent me a case of this tang-tastic beverage.  I love it!  I poured it over a stemmed glass full of ice, and it was a yummy little snack.  The fact that it is chock full of antioxidants and other health benefits is a big bonus!  I am really looking forward to seeing erectile improvement!  Just kidding - I am a girl... a single girl... oh well.  :(

And I am back to running.  And just in case you thought I wasn't really a runner, I posted a picture of my feet.  I have lost 2 toenails (the second toes) since January.  Do you see the blackness at the base of the right big toe?  That means I am going to lose that one too, just in time for sandal season.   I know, I know, I need a pedicure... but I wanted to take the picture before I disguise the damage.  

Oh!  And see that lovely floor beneath my feet?  My new bamboo flooring.  It is nice, and I really like it.  

I ran a 5 mile race in February.  It was really a good experience for me.  I hadn't trained at all, and was not at all injured, so I was able to really run for 5 miles.  Now I know that 13 minute miles would not be considered "running" for most people, but for me, it is running.  It was really a great experience.  

I threw in the towel on ever getting outside and running.  Just when I thought it might happen again, some brilliant person decided to make it daylight saving time in the middle of the damn winter!  I am getting to work when it is still dark.  So - I have made the trek to the gym to get on the treadmill.  Now, I don't really love running on the treadmill, but when you haven't done it for a while, it isn't so bad.  I can really crank up the music and just zone out on it - without looking for cars, potholes, dogs, and weirdos.  

I am hopeful for spring to arrive and excitement to build about my triathlon and other races.