Fun Times ( and a little running)

I tried to start this post last night but the kitten decided she wanted to join me on the comfy chair.  I was cold so I had the big blanket out.  She made it very hard to type.  Not sure if it was her purring or just me but I totally fell asleep in the chair.  It’s a good thing I didn’t drop the laptop.

ok, maybe bigger than a kitten

ok, maybe bigger than a kitten

Thursday saw a successful girl’s night out.  We lost one before it even started (missed you A!) but picked up another.  :)   We hit Chili’s for yummy food and drinks and then were off to an early showing of Catching Fire.  And it was amazing.  I got a little teary eyed and I knew what was coming.  Could have done without the guy a few rows down getting trashed and shattering his wine glass, but the movie was great.

The only real downside to the night came when I realized I had left my hat in the theater.    :( It was my favorite hat!  It had been a little misty when I picked up my friends, so I had been wearing it to and from dinner and into the theater, I hate umbrellas (and cause more harm than good with them) so for years I have been wearing an old fedora.  I tried calling and emailing the theater but no luck.  Ugh! Otherwise, it was a great night!

Today marked the 1st of 9 days off.  I’m on vacation.  Part of me is excited and part is anxious.  I have not had that many days off in… well ever.  But work gives me no choice, so here I am.   If I had my way, I would just have a 4 day weekend every once in awhile.  But no such luck.  So much time and so little to do.

My first morning of vacation started off with a very slow 5.5 mile run.  And it was so cold, and I apparently thought I didn’t need gloves or ear warmers.  Stupid.  It was cold and I was slow but whatever, I still made it a happen.   I even ran halfway up 2 hills I have always walked before.  One of which was my driveway- when my shin splints were really bad, I would drive to the bottom and park before running.  So to even make it partway up was cool.  This run may have been slow but I met my weekly goal for the Pile on the Miles challenge.  Woo hoo!

Saw this online and loved it!

Saw this online and loved it!

My run was cold and early because nerdily enough I had a date with my tv at 11:50.  Today was the 50th anniversary special for Doctor Who and I was too impatient to watch it later.  It was awesome!  Between this and Catching Fire, it has been like nerd-vana for me this week.  Now if I can just go get my book that came out this week, it would be a trifecta of awesome-ness.

Tomorrow my goal is to get in some track time and maybe do a little speed work.   Now let’s see if I follow through or let this vacation thing go to my head.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Anyone else see Catching Fire or The Day of the Doctor?

Anyone racing?

Risky business

Monday’s run was short.  And Slow and short.   I had originally hoped to run an easy 3 around the lake.  I knew that I would be tired after Sunday’s race craziness so I was aiming low.  You know that feeling your legs get when you first start running after a long run?  That stiff, heavy feeling?  Not painful but enough to make your stride feel off.  Yep, it went like that.  I made it for 2 laps before calling it.  2.3 is better than none, even if I was crawling.  This run was just supposed to get me moving again.  I ran the 2 loops, stretched out and headed home. I was tired and my comfy chair was calling.

I missed volleyball practice last week and I thought it was determined that we were taking a season off.    I was ok with that because things are busy right now and an extra night sounded like a good idea.   Friday rolled around and suddenly we were in league again.  Uh, what, why?  I didn’t want to be the kill joy so I sucked it up and last night we had our first games.

Funny Sports Ecard: Isn't Volleyball just an adult version of 'DON'T LET THE BALLOON TOUCH THE FLOOR' ???

 There are only 4 teams this season and I figured the games would be fun and relaxed.  Yeah, not so much.  Last night felt more like a grudge match.   I am the type of player who goes after the ball no matter what.  Not the best mentality two weeks before a half marathon.  I bounced off the floor a few times, collided with a few other players, and even slid under the net once.  M and I always go for the same ball and usually collide, we’re both ball hogs.  :) At one point, I landed hard on my knee, so much for knee pads. :(  It was rough but it was fun!

To top it off, my former volleyball shoes were trashed and not wearable.  I hadn’t had the chance to buy new ones so I wore an old pair of tennis shoes from years ago.  Not a good idea.  I was sliding across the floor so much I felt like Tom Cruise in Risky Business.  I may as well been wearing socks.  On the upside, I may have figured out a super lazy Halloween costume.

We didn’t win, but played hard.  Way harder than I had planned.  I was so tired this morning and my whole body felt bruised.  Ugh.   Then, work came around and 2 people are out sick.  I sanitized everything as best as I could, but who knows.  I cannot get sick right now!!!   Work was so crazy, I was glad I had planned on today being a Slacker day.

 

After finally getting home, and calling in the big guns (aka my dad), I finally got the damn headboard I bought 3 weeks ago on the bed.   I may be in my 30’s but my dad will always be a rockstar.  It took 3 weeks, numerous trips to Lowes and multiple bed stores followed by some very colorful cursing tonight but here it is!!

 

Took long enough!

Took long enough!

Now, on a confusing note.  Everyone’s been posting about domain names, I purchased my domain name back before I started the blog but never linked the two together.  Now that I want to, I can’t quite figure it out.  So, help, please!  Is it better to stay on WordPress and just link it (map) it back to the domain or is better to do everything through the hosting service that controls your domain name?  Any thoughts?

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Hope everyone is having a good week so far!!  Now, I need sleep.