WTF Wednesday, My letter to Santa

Dearest Santa,

I have been extra, extra good this year.  Okay, well maybe not extra, extra good but I’ve been extra good.  Good?

Have you really?

Okay maybe I’ve been good sometimes.

The point is, I’ve tried to be as good as I possibly could.  How’s that?

Much Better!

Great!  Can we move on with the letter now?









WTF, it is Wednesday, might as well get our letters to Santa in the mail.

The hills are alive, with the sound of runners

To say that yesterday was a little stressful for me is like saying the Grand Canyon is this little hole somewhere in America.

Stressful, hell yeah

As many of you know the Kid lives in Columbus but what a lot of you don’t know is that he has had some issues getting the title of his car transferred from Florida to the state of Ohio.  Without that title transfer he cannot get his tags and without Ohio tags he cannot drive his car because he had to return his Florida plate to the state of Florida.  The kid has to take a bus which means he has to leave almost two hours earlier than normal because the bus goes through downtown and near OSU and not on the interstate which is how he would normally go to work.

(You can only drive on your out of state tag for so long until they make you turn it in or you can risk losing your license and the kid is all ‘I’m not gonna break the law’ where as I would have been ‘just drive on it and be careful’ but he’s a good kid in spite of me so thank God for that.)

Anyhow, in case you’re wondering where in the hell I’m going with this post, yesterday when Columbus was being ordered to Run, Hide, Fight,  I was wondering if the kid was still on the  damn bus and anywhere near High Street!  Thankfully, he was nowhere near the area but once I entered the stress zone, I was there for the remainder of the day.

Pulling my hair out

I cannot wait until that title transfer goes through and I can go back to worrying about the normal things like the occasional neighborhood shootings, bad drivers, and wandering interstate deer.  I’d better stop myself now.

I did go for a five mile run yesterday to release some stress.  It helped immensely.  I definitely needed the release.  I even finished it up with a hill at the end.  I never do that.  Obviously I was feeling badass or I needed to feel badass but either way when it was over I just felt bad.

I mean I was fine, I wasn’t injured, just not in the shape I once was in because at the end I decided I’d run the last half mile up the hill by my house, which is a pretty steep incline for Florida, and no it’s not a bridge, it’s an actual hill.

Anyway, I’m chugging along and I think I really am making good time and that I really have this down and I’m repeating this mantra in my head, I got this, I got this, I got this.

I don't got this hill thing anymore

I need to run more hills.  I used to eat this hill for breakfast on a regular basis.  What’s wrong with me?  It’s time to get back to basics.

When is the last time that you ran hills and do you incorporate them into your regular running routine?

Cyber Monday, 50% off all PR’s, Kidding!

Happy Cyber Monday.  Today’s Special more sarcasm since it’s always my gift to you and the gift that just keeps on giving.


How was your holiday weekend?  Did you eat Turkey?  We did.  We ate all the turkey and I am so over turkey that I don’t care if we have it again for like a hundred years or until Christmas.  Same difference, might as well be anyway.

So let’s do a brief recap of the long weekend shall we.  I tried really hard to run as much as possible last week and I did manage to bang out around 25 miles but they were half assed and I wouldn’t call them great by any means.  About the most impressive thing about the miles I ran last week was when I happened upon a music video being shot in the park.

video in park

I tried to get a close up but when I actually stopped and tried to zoom in, they stopped filming and the camera guy actually turned around and glared at me.  Don’t worry, I glared right back.  I’m not easily intimidated. Lucky for him I had no idea who the artist was or I may have stuck around.

Thanksgiving was low key for MacGyver and me, we had dinner around 3 and invited a good friend of ours over for the day.  We floated around the pond for a bit on our floating dock and hung around the house for the entire day until around 6 in the evening and then MacGyver and his friend decided to go do a little shopping and I know you’re going to find this hard to believe but I opted out and stayed home.

I did finally go out shopping with MacGyver for a while on Saturday afternoon.  We hit up the home improvement stores and went to the mall for about a hot minute.  I just haven’t really been in the mood to shop this year with the kid in Columbus and I haven’t been feeling all that great.  I just don’t really have the spirit.

And since I’ve brought it up I suppose this is probably the easiest and most effective way to reach the largest amount of people in my inner most and outer most circles so if you happen to be reading and this doesn’t apply to you then I apologize and skim over this part as quickly as you can.

I’ve been having a hell of a time lately just keeping up.  I’ve been in a fog.  I’m sure a lot of it has to do with my thyroid which has been really out of whack lately but things that typically would take me 15 minutes to do have recently been taking me an hour and a half or more.  It’s daunting.  I’m so far behind and I’m frustrated and anxious and depressed.  I’m forgetting things.  I’m angry.  I’m snapping at people and I’m not very pleasant to be around.  I’m not myself at all.  My medication isn’t working and I’m sure my levels are off and need to be adjusted and my doctor is no longer with the practice so I am looking for a new one.

All that being said, it’s also my fault too because even though I’ve been very careful to listen to the GI doctor and eat gluten free I’ve also been eating all the starches and all the sugars on the planet.  All of them.

everyone is crazy

For those of you to whom it might be important, if you’ve recently emailed, called, written, left a voice mail, sent smoke signals, and you haven’t actually gotten a reply, I’m sorry.  It’s not intentional.  I promise.  I’m working on it.  I’ll get to it.  I’m working it out.  I’ll be back to my old self soon.

Anybody else out there with thyroid issues?