1. I can't find my camera cord to unload the last of my vacation pictures. So that means that anything I use my camera for is stuck on there until I find my cord. The ocd in me says that I can't go through and post ANY vacation pictures until I have them ALL unloaded, sorted, organized, etc and ready to post. That also means I can't vlog until I find my cord because that video would be stuck on there. Hence, my hiatus from posting yesterday. I know what I wanted to vlog, I just didn't have the means to get it all done and posted. I tried to use my ipod, but that just wasn't working out and after a few attempts I just gave up on the idea. I really, really want to get the situation resolved quickly!
2. This morning's run was awful! Ok, maybe not. It was with my running partner so that automatically makes it a-ok. As soon as I woke up I noticed immediately that I was sore. Mostly in my legs, but other areas too. I know on Monday & Tuesday I told you what I had done. Tuesday night I was called to go teach a cycling (spin) class. I'm certified and used to teach all the time. Key word: used to! Being a good sport though I jumped in to teach because they really needed me even though it had been a year or so since my last class. I bike all the time, but getting on and going at my own pace is different than leading a group of people who want a challenging work out. I survived (barely) and was glad for the change up.
Yesterday I ran with another running friend Julia who being 10 inches taller than me pushes and challenges me to run at a faster clip than usual. Make no mistake, my little 5 ft. legs (well, my legs aren't 5 feet tall, but I am) can keep up with her. People say it's a funny sight to see us run together. Her long elegant stride right next to my twice as fast little clip. Anyway, we ran out at Lake Storey trail which has lots of little rolling hills along the way. It was a great workout. On my own I would have likely gone a bit slower. After that I went to the Y to take Spartacus again. (I've been meaning to devote a post to that so you know what I mean when I tell you I took that class). Again, challenging. Pushing me to push. It hurts, but it feels so good! I finished off my workout with a 1/2 mile swim.
I think those things combined all contributed to me waking up very sore this morning. My running partner, Angela, and I were already set to run at 5 a.m. We planned for our usual 5 miles before I teach (and she takes) my pilates class. The wind was not very kind as we took off and the gps on my phone would not kick in. Two more nails in my run. We still took off and after a mile I admitted to her that I wasn't sure if I could make it. My legs were so heavy, tired and sore. Ugh! She didn't try and push me, maybe she should have. But she knows me best and it is VERY rare that I ever back down from a run. We didn't stop completely, we re-routed our run and still finished a little more than 4 miles. I know, plenty of you will think 4 miles is wonderful. Aside from the great company they were 4 sucky miles. It's bound to happen though from time to time. I'm glad I got the miles done and hope it's a stepping stone to making me a better, stronger runner.
2. NEWSFLASH: It's Valentine's Day! No, really, Captain Obvious! I'm very neutral on this holiday. I'm not all mushy and sentimental and I don't expect gifts (although I wouldn't mind and would never complain!). Actually I am those things (mushy, sentimental, total gift lover), but more so every day of my life. An official holiday on the calendar doesn't make it even more so within me. I want those thing every single day of my life. The big hoopla of a holiday makes me rebel and say so what! I just go with the flow and what it is is what it is.
Today, however, despite it being just another day I was inspired. I wasn't really planning anything "special" or out of the ordinary. I came across this picture on facebook and couldn't get it out of my mind. It got me thinking about other famous/well known tv couples. More specifically tv couples that my husband, Jim, and I love and relate to. I wouldn't say we are huge tv watchers, but after 18+ years together we've had some shows that we loved and always watched together. So often we don't even say anything to each other, we would sit there watching the show we loved, then just looked at each other and busted out laughing with the realization that could just as easily be us and our lives on that tv screen. I came up with a list of tv shows and couples that we love and feel like we represent them in some way or another.
Another running friend, Connie sent me, this great link from Runner's World. It's so funny and corny I laughed through the whole thing.
I hope everyone is having a great Thursday. Valentine's Day or not I send out my love to you on this special day! XOXO