Month: March 2013

Sending Out an S.O.S.

I had such a shitty afternoon that I came home and shoved the most horrible food in my face and then remembered that I still needed to put 5 miles on the books.  Damn.  Guess it’s going to be a late one on the treadmill while I let my stomach settle until then. I’m in a really uncomfortable place right now, and I don’t … Read More Sending Out an S.O.S.

Running, Sex, and… Sex

I thought my lunchtime run would calm me down, but it seems to have had the opposite effect, stirring up my adrenalin and wreaking havoc with my hormones. Coach was offsite today, so I decided to venture outside for my scheduled 8 miles.  He told me to let him know how I did, so instead of the 9:30’s I originally intended, I ended up … Read More Running, Sex, and… Sex

I Want Candy Sex

I just finished an evening run after shoving handfuls of my secret Easter candy stash in my mouth.  It was one of those “anxiety of another kind” days.  It was Arm Day at the gym – my favorite – and we did a fast workout with a couple of new things that got me all charged up.  This “self-control” shit is getting old.  I’m … Read More I Want Candy Sex

Pump it Up

Today was Chest Day.  I wondered out loud to Coach if he thought his rib cage had expanded over time to adapt to his impressive chest muscles.  Surely it must have, I think.  If my heart grew to accommodate my vigorous running schedule, surely something had to evolve inside of Coach with all of his heavy lifting to support all that extra brawn. The … Read More Pump it Up

Running Through my Mind

So many thoughts in my head… I had a relaxing run today through the countryside.  The wind died down quite a bit, and a slower target pace always makes me happy.  I chose a combo route that took me through some remote areas with very quiet roads, and I found some solace there.  I intentionally added some gentle hills, and I love that they … Read More Running Through my Mind

The Finish Line

I was so tired last night I could barely keep my eyes open.  I woke this morning at 6:45, wide awake, then stayed in bed for hours and drifted in and out of consciousness.  I did not want to get up.  I battled another round of nausea yesterday afternoon, but it went away after some water and a distracting conversation, so I’m hoping it’s … Read More The Finish Line

Hope Happens

Some nights, crawling under the covers is an amazing luxury. Every muscle is tired. My bones ache. And I am in love with my bed. The fact that I can write a blog post from such a comfortable place amazes me and makes me so grateful to live in the age of personal technology. I’ve decided, for the moment at least, that I will … Read More Hope Happens

Do the Limbo

Here we are again, in my favorite place called Limbo (Latin limbus, edge or boundary, referring to the “edge” of Hell).  In case you didn’t catch the sarcasm dripping from that first sentence, let me be clear that I don’t like being here one bit. In the past, Limbo meant waiting for someone else to make a decision that would affect my future.  Like … Read More Do the Limbo

I Can Breathe Again

Despite the absolutely abhorrent weather and other assorted minor annoyances today, I am in a fabulously happy mood.  I love that. I walked through the office this afternoon and someone in a small group commented on my big smile.  Then another person said, “She’s always smiling like that.”  Hmm. Cuz I’m fucking happy, that’s why. Today was Day 1 of Coach’s “get serious” fitness … Read More I Can Breathe Again

Room at the End of the World

Long Run 3/17/13 Another weekend to kiss goodbye.  I’m not sorry tomorrow is Monday.  Today’s run was not quite the thrill I got last week, but hell, I ran 18.22 miles comfortably and without incident.  There’s a lot to be said for that.  I guess I’m a little tired, and that sounds about right.  I’m getting things done, but I know when I’m too … Read More Room at the End of the World

Back to my Happy Place

I slept in very late and woke up with less chest pain than I’ve had in a couple of weeks.  Yay!  My typically stiff morning ankles protested only as far as the bathroom, and then they relaxed and felt somewhat normal.  My body must be getting used to the extra weekly miles.  I was surprised that my ass hurt a little, and then I … Read More Back to my Happy Place

Let the Glow Show

What a great day. Even though I’ve only had a couple of doses of medicine, I feel like a brand new girl. How can the physical be so mental? I walked into the gym and basked in the smell of it and in the routine of handing over my membership card to be swiped in. It was like coming home after an exhausting trip. … Read More Let the Glow Show