Friday, November 18, 2011

Random Thoughts and Wish List Ideas

My Thanksgiving break started today after work. I do have some work-related stuff to take care of, but at least, I will be working in the comfort of my home.

Tomorrow is Saturday and I plan on running a long run tomorrow. I want to do a long, not fast run. Maybe a 10K? I will be doing it on the treadmill at the Y. Boring I know.

I don't know what's with me recently about running outside. The weather has turned cool and I love the temperature. But I am not exactly excited about running outside. I think it has to do with the move. Previously, I can run down the end of my street and back and that will be over 5K. And when I crossed the highway and went to the school and back, it will be a good 5 miles. The route is straight and safe. Now, I kinda have to go through some funky parts of town and go through a lot of turns and it just isn't as nice or safe. And there are some unknown looking dogs that I am scared of. Argh!

I used to love running with a running buddy. But I think I have lost some confidence in my running ability. I hate to have my running friend drive 20 miles to where I am and run a mere 4 or 5 miles with me. I also don't want someone physically there to push me or hold me accountable. Yeah. I don't want to be accountable. I'm a lazy runner. Oh no!

I can run up and down the highway. But I hate running alone like that - I don't feel safe. I would love to bring Paddy but she is kinda paranoid about speeding vehicles. What's the deal with "I don't feel safe" ?? But I should trust  my gut feeling right? If I don't feel safe, it probably isn't totally 100% safe. 

I bought some mis-tinted paint from Wal-Mart today for $5. I am going to FINALLY paint some shelves and am crossing my fingers so tightly and hoping that it will be an okay color.

On the eating front, I am doing well. I have been watching myself and avoid putting junk in myself. Breakfast was oatmeal and hot tea with milk. Lunch was turkey breast on wheat bread with a slice of harvarti cheese, lettuce and pickles. Tonight, I am going to make myself a brothy chicken soup with some egg noodles. My stomach hasn't been feeling gunked up like it was when I wrote that post about me being dirty.  So this is good!  :)

Lastly, I want to gripe about gift. I don't expect a gift for my birthday or Christmas or anniversary or anything. And I don't mean to be ungrateful. But people knows I am into running and cooking. Why can't they just give me a pair of running socks, or GU, or a Spibelt or a medal hanger or some safety lights. I would much rather people save the money or spend it on themselves instead of splurging on $100 perfumes or some fancy technology stuff that I have to read the manual and set up. Socks are easy. You rip the packaging and wear it. :)

Question of the Day: What's on your Santa wish list?


  1. I'm putting all my Christmas money toward heart-rate/lactate testing. You know you're a runnerd when...

    As much as the 'mill sucks, go with your gut re: safety. It's just better than to worry the whole time and not have a remotely relaxing run.

  2. I agree, go with your gut on finding safe routes to run. Maybe after you've lived there longer you'll be able to scope out some good routes? I guess we'll find out.

    My Santa wish list so far only has 1 thing, the UnderArmour hoodie that has thumb-holes in the long sleeves. That's about it...

  3. I agree, go with your gut. If you don't feel safe, there's probably a reason. I just had a dog close call the other day. No fun.
    Yay for clean eating! Tough at this time of year.
    I don't wish for much as we don't exchange gifts. All about the kids here. Pie in the sky though would be a bike trainer.

  4. Definitely stick to the places where you feel safe. I have the treadmill for that exact reason. BUT - I "treat" myself and drive to run with friends or outside every once in a while because it's a nice change. Don't feel bad about driving to get in a good run!

  5. I hear you, I don't like running in my neighborhood either. I rather drive 20 minutes and go for a run there. But those 20 minutes are perfect for an excuse! :) Maybe you can talk to your run friends to alternate, one time at your place, the other time at his place, therefore you share the ride?!

  6. I need the accountability of my running friends. We have switched up our routes from time to time.
    Re: gifts, we always do honor cards for Hands to Hearts. Google this great organization, of course close to our family with a child born in India. People can give something and feel good about it, and so can you!


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