Sunday, February 26, 2012

cold mud

today a few of us got together to run this morning. we had planned on 9:30am. a respectable time for a sunday morning. well saturday morning i got an email from Clay who was the first person to ask for a group run this sunday. he wanted to go at 8am instead because of other obligations. damn. everyone agreed. reluctantly.

i actually made it out there early and met travis. dan was there next then suzanne and jen followed shortly. clay, the one who asked to go earlier showed up last. nice. we had all said our hello's then went walking to the trail. suzanne and i were talking when we passed under a tree and bird shit dropped right in between us. we were like "what?" did that really just happen? damn. i looked in the tree and there was this little bird eyeing us to see if he got us. little pecker. i talked her into getting her shoes from her car as she hadn't been bf'in in a few months.

when we all got to the trail and started running we quickly broke into two groups like i thought we would. only this time we split into three. suzanne left me and jen behind. she was moving uphill quickly but not quick enough to catch up to the other guys.

when we passed wild cherry suzanne was just coming back. she was ready to leave but i talked her into going some more. yeah, i have some massive powers of persuasion. we got a bit passed dogwood and then dan caught up to us. travis and clay took off. we went to the road then up and back down wild cherry all the way to leif erickson. the girls took so long to get down we wound up just walking back to the cars from leif erickson.

after chatting for a bit i said i'm leaving. my right foot went numb from the pain in my achilles and the cold mud. the mud was damn cold. it must've been 34F when we went and only 38F when we got home. my feet never got warm. they are warm now. damn well hot. they are tingling so much from the pain. funny how two weeks ago i ran for three hours and felt much better than i do today. i slept for about two hours when i got home. frustrated jen because she was trying to show me some yoga poses she learned at a runners workshop.

this dog is still sleeping. he's barely moved since we got home and he's just snoring away. i don't think he'll get up and eat today. oh wow, i just saw him lift his head. i'm sure he'll go right back to sleep and won't even move when i go pick up the little girl.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


who likes pain? masochists and sadists. i for one don't care for it. i don't like to be in it and i don't enjoy giving it. why is this post about pain? two reasons. i'm in it. deep. i mean deeeeeeeeeeep.

i got a root canal yesterday. i noticed my tooth started bothering me back in january. i was planning on making a check up when my mom told me last month she made an appointment with a dental school. cool. check up and cleaning for what, $90 instead of $400. i'm in. i'm a student without any insurance so i'll take it.

i went to my first appt and the girl kept touching me. i thought whoa, this chick digs me. i had to ask her about it on monday when i went for my second appt because i noticed everyone there was touching me. my shoulder that is people. or person since people don't read this. hi jen. anyway first appt wasn't much more than poking and prodding. i went for my second appt and the girl didn't make it. that is she didn't save it so i went there for nothing. that was after i spent $30 on sushi. thanks.

so we made an appt for this monday just past. no prob. thursday came and problem showed up. oh, side note, i went to the chiro school for my campus visit. awesome. when i got home my tooth started hurting. friday i was in some pain. saturday i was chewing on cloves at work and miserable because i forgot my orajel at home. pain was coming on stronger. sunday morning i had plans to go for a run and then to a yoga workshop for runners. i went for a run because i didn't want to leave mury hanging like that. i had to call jen to find out when the workshop was because i was without internet. i was thinking it was at 11:30am. it was at 1pm. damn. i had plans to go eat with mom and luis for his bday at 3. hmm.

as i was talking to jen my tooth got a shooting pain. i mean sharp. it was like a hot needle getting stuck into my jaw from my tooth. ow. i never had this kind of pain before. i made it to my appt on monday and told them of the pain. they took xrays and didn't clean my teeth as planned because of this. they couldn't see anything wrong with my tooth so they suggested i go to my dentist or an endodontist.

i called my dentist tuesday after lecture and before lab. they could get me in so i got permission and skipped lab. $100 later she tells me she's been watching this tooth and it was gonna be $2500 for a root canal. i gotta shop around. she's hot but damn that was a lot of money. people i know told me they paid $1000 and $1200. i paid twice as much? not cool. even more pain.

what's sad is i got it done yesterday and i'm sitting here still in pain. it's radiating down my jaw and wiping me out. i went to work after and the boss sent me home. i asked her for the night off. she said i could work. i thought i could too as i have before. not this time. my roots went deep, so did the pain. i can't even focus so i can do my lab. and it really isn't that hard.

on top of that the BRS is down for the count. it was bad enough when it migrated i lost my internet. then i got it back and it's down for "fixing". come to find out the guy who owned the site and gave it to TJ wants money for it. TJ built it to what it is and now he wants some of the action. she pays for a lot of things herself and just started getting advertising. ok, he did all the ground work. thank you. but he let it go. it's time for him to give up total control. instead he has a for sale sign on it. not cool.

i miss my bf peeps. i have no one to talk to. no one to make fun of. i can't be on the phone with nick and jen all the time. oh what to do what to do. hopefully they get it worked out quick. i miss that place.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

my longest run

on friday i went out for my longest run to date which includes the walk to warm up and cool down. i went to upper macleay park so that i could access wildwood. the plan was to meet daniel on ww. i was going to be out for an hour at least so i could be warm and meet him on the top of the hill. to get up ww takes me twenty minutes. i'm slow, don't do well on hills, and doing my maf training.

i thought this time i would get there early and be nicely warmed up so dan didn't have to walk uphill with me. he can power uphill in minutes. he moves faster uphill than most people can move on flatland. either i missed him or he just didn't go. i went to where i told him i'd be and didn't see him. so if he did go out, i haven't asked him yet, he beat me and just kept on going. this is highly possible.

when i went to the bench at the top of the hill i turned around to go back up the trail. mury just stood there staring at me with a look on his face that asked "where are you going?" he didn't follow until i called him and he stayed far behind me until we got to the road that meets ww. from there we went up and then down dogwood. this is my favorite way to go. it's the only way i get to go fast. i get some enjoyment on the flattish parts of ww, but there isn't much of that. i still have to watch my hr as it can soar quickly if i just let myself go as fast as i want.

when we finally get down to the stone house my timer goes off. 2.5 hours running. it took a good ten minutes to walk back to the car. it took over twenty minutes for us to get up macleay trail to ww so i could start running. running up from macleay is no fun as it's filled with cold mud, wet decayed leaves, and lots of sharp rocks. cold feet don't handle sharp rocks so i wait to get to ww before i start running. true, i could just drive to aspen trail and get to the same spot in a two minute walk but i like the challenge of macleay. plus it isn't as far as a drive.

so we spent three hours on the trail. i felt incredible. i wanted to keep running but had to go to work. i ran late because i had to shower this dude and get ready then eat. my back/hip were hurting from that much running. i put on my rock ports to go to work. it felt weird wearing heels but i needed some cushioning. the merrells are good but not enough.

mury wouldn't eat while i was home. he just slept after his bath. he was wiped out. i tried to feed him when i got home. nope. i took him for a walk and he was barely moving. he looked like he was in pain. he didn't even move much in the morning but he at least ate sometime in the night. seems to be his newest habit. so i decided to go for a little road run to shake out my legs. little dude kept up no problem. i let him off leash in the corporate park and he was off looking for squirrels. he was in no pain whatsoever. he's amazing. he recovers pretty damn fast. must be his diet.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


on my run today i stepped on a piece of glass. yes, i was barefoot. it bugged me like a piece of gravel was stuck to my foot. everytime i checked there was nothing but dirt. like always i walk to finish my run and cool off. i had a harder time walking then running.

i got home and went to the bathroom after putting my dog outside. i took a few minutes to figure out how to get it out without tweezers but i did it. i used tiny scissors. scraped it out. it was about a millimeter big piece of clear glass. no idea where i picked it up so no way to avoid it again.

i know what any others would say. put shoes on you idiot. well, F you! shoes hurt too much. i didn't bleed and you can barely see where it went in. i suppose i should go use some peroxide to clean it out.