Hip pain

An exhausting day!

My day was completely exhausting!  It’s not over yet as I’m trying to provide moral support for my husband who got stuck with the job of clearing out a clog in the kitchen sink, well, because he’s the husband and that’s what husbands do.  I haven’t helped much, but when he needs something I’m trying my best to be there.  He missed watching a movie and relaxing with the kids and has been working on this clog for hours now.  Fingers crossed he gets it unclogged soon because it’s almost 11 pm!

My day started nice and early at 5:15am.  I ran 7.5 miles on the treadmill before I got Sydney ready for school and out the door.  Then I hopped back on the treadmill for another 4.5 miles until I needed to get my son on the bus for school.  When I was at the bus stop I realized what a beautiful day it was outside so I had to run outside to finish it up.  Technically I had 13 miles on my schedule, but who can run just 1 mile outside?  So I ran 2 and then needed to get ready for the rest of my day.  Also, I wanted to wear this cool shirt!  So, 14 miles done today!!  The break in between “sessions” made the run feel more comfortable, and easier on my body.  I’m going to try to do more doubles in the future.

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I got that shirt for free at the Boston airport on my way home from the marathon.  Under Armor had a goofy booth set up and were giving away free shoes and shirts.  The person in front of me got shoes!  I got the shirt, and so did Alan, so I actually got 2 shirts because he gave me his prize 🙂  They didn’t have a Small, but they convinced me I should get the XS instead of a Medium.  It’s skin tight, but it does work out pretty good for working out – so soft and comfy.  Beyond that it’s too skin tight and see through to be worn anywhere else!

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For my treat, I redeemed a coupon for a free Starbucks iced coffee yesterday.  So this was waiting for me in the fridge.  I really don’t know what to order there because there are so many choices, and I’m pretty much clueless as to what the different types of coffee are, so I picked by flavor, and then the highest caffeine content!  I knew I would need some extra energy today.  The good news was that my hip didn’t hurt during my run.  Bad news is that it’s slightly painful again post-running so I am icing it.

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Then I headed off to the 4th grade field trip to Fort Meigs.  Fort Meigs was an important battle spot in the War of 1812. The kids loved it when their fired their rifles!

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I thought this was interesting.  Some of the kids really sprout up in 4th grade.  See the boy in the red?  He is standing on the same flat ground as my son, who is wearing a black hoodie.  That boy is taller than me even!

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After the morning and lunch at the fort, it was time to head back to school where I spent the afternoon passing out the yearbooks (the ones I made!).  It took hours to get them delivered to the classrooms.

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After yearbooks I came home and crashed on the couch.  My legs were tired after my busy day!  I can only imagine what Alan’s legs are going to feel like after running 100 miles in 26 to 30 hours.  Yikes!

Now, time for a beer.  🙂  Alan is trying one more thing on the drain, which needs to sit overnight, so I think he can finally relax.  Poor guy.


Q:  House repair/problem you hate the most?

I think clogged pipes are the worst!!  So frustrating and time consuming!  

Q: What running clothes are you loving lately?

New running clothes are guaranteed to put a spring in your step!

Q:  Did you have a good (better than ours??) Friday night?


Things I’m loving today…

This is it folks….

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You would never believe how much I have missed a big bowl of cereal with cold milk for the last 2 weeks!!  Paired very nicely with a gossip magazine this morning.  It’s amazing how much you miss the simple things that are taken for granted.  Nothing better than cereal in the morning, other than working up a sweat running and a big cup of iced coffee as a post running treat!

My “very loose” training plan said 8 miles with strides for the last 2 miles.  Early on I once again realized I did not budget enough time for the full 8 miles so it ended up being 7.09 miles in my allotted time (I had to make the kid’s lunches for school, go to work, etc).  I did the last two miles of strides, but I’m not pushing hard or expecting anything awesome at this point.  My “very loose” training plan is for me to feel out the waters and see if the Erie Marathon is in my future on Sept 13th.  While it’s true that I have already booked a room for it (totally refundable!!), I haven’t registered for the race yet.  My gum surgery has caused a delay in my training and it would leave me with an almost 16 week training plan instead of my typical 18 week plan.  Totally do-able, but now this morning I am also dealing with an odd, and sharp, pain in my hip.  I will call that “old lady hip”, because I have no idea what would be causing it (good God, I am falling apart!).  That issue started yesterday afternoon and didn’t improve much today.  Good thing it’s a rest day tomorrow!


Here are some other awesome things I am loving today…. that Mother’s Day gift I was promised by Alan!  He built it this weekend, and we put it in place on Sunday.

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Then we bought outrageous amounts of soil to fill it up.  Alan even trusted me to drive the new truck!  Well, he really didn’t trust me, but I PROMISED him I would cause it no harm.  The kids loved helping out.

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Sydney and I planted, and voila, it’s done!

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We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, bell peppers, basil and some watermelon just for fun.  I made several “first time gardener” mistakes I’m sure – like planting way too many plants.  Also, the cucumbers suggested planting those on trellis for “straight cucumbers” (should have read the tags when I bought them!).  Also, I’m sure the zucchini and watermelon will take over the whole garden, and I bought too many varieties of tomatoes, but it’s all good and it will be a fun learning experience for all of us.  Now we just need to wait 40 or so days for the first veggie to appear!  sigh.


Q:  What are your favorite veggies to plant in a garden?  Or if you don’t have one, what would it be?

Q: Would you miss eating cold cereal?

I can’t wait to eat Special K again!!  I’ve waiting for a little more healing for that to happen.