Happy Thursday!!! This post kind of ended up as a brain dump, so join me for a random ride.
Yesterday was my appointment at USC. I was nervous going in. I was afraid they were going to say there was something really wrong with me. I equally afraid they were going to tell me that it was all in my head. I was concerned they might tell me stop or cut back running. What I wasn’t prepared for was a cranky older doctor with such a thick accent I asked him to repeat himself at times. He implied that my current gastro is not the brightest and disregarded my previous diagnosis and 4-5 years of symptoms and focused only on those of the last 4 months. He is sending a list of tests to my doctor for him to run. One of them is something I have been asking for so I guess that’s a win. Actually everyone there was a cranky pants. They need to work on their bedside manner.
I’m trying to adjust to the fact that 11-12 minute miles are my normal now. And that sometimes even that normal is hard. Today’s run was closer to 13. Then again, it was 95º and I have had less than 9 hours of sleep in the last 48. So I was happy to get it done and still felt good about it at the end. Forward motion right? On the downside, I ran the lake path on Tuesday and saw a sign saying they are closing the path. Effective yesterday. Boo. I though at least another month before I lost it to darkness, now it’s gone so they can clean the lake bed. But I did get one last day in the dirt to break in new toys. Still more on that later. 🙂
Even though I have accepted that I need run slower right now, sometimes seeing it makes me cranky. So I finally downloaded Zombies, Run as a distraction. Yes, I am about a year behind on that. It sounded silly but I thought why not. It’s amusing and I found that listening to spoken words slows me down better than when I was pacing myself. Apparently I need more brain power to process the story, ha! It doesn’t require anything more than running and the story plays out in the background. I also talk to it, oops. So the character just survived a helicopter crash and is running for their lives. But along they way they are supposed to pick up supplies. Like batteries and water and first aid kits, etc. Oh and underwear and sports bras. Did I miss the part where I stole a horse and buggy to carry all this?! The first run picked up 28 items. How would a person carry all that and still out run a mob of hungry zombies? Oh, and 4 of those items were boxes of light bulbs. Maybe the runner wrapped them in the underwear and sports bras? Otherwise how are they not just shards of glass? Ok, maybe I am thinking too much about this. 😛 But like I said, it’s a distraction.
I saw a recipe for Halloween Bark over at backatsquarezero.com. Let me preface this by saying I have no talent in the kitchen. None. But this only had 3 ingredients, I thought I could make that. Yeah, umm no. Did you know chocolate could burn? In a microwave? I didn’t. After that I had to scale back the amount I was making. I sort of stumbled through the rest. The end result- not pretty. But damn tasty! I took it to work and we ate all of it. 🙂
So what random thing did you do this week?
Ready for the weekend? Anyone racing?
Ever run with Zombies?
Have any baking tips for dummies?