Thursday things

This morning I slept in a little bit but then I got really motivated and decided to do a progression run because, progress!

This was the overall result,

five mile runBut these were my splits,

running splits

And that my friends, is what a typical progression run looks like for me.  And it felt pretty good.

I came home and checked my email and while I was reading through the news I came across this picture and of course it caught my eye…

dog in yearbookNow, who can say they have ever had a yearbook photo that looked that good, ever?

Y’all, if you read anything today, click on this link to read the story about the heartwarming reason that the school decided to put this dog’s picture in the yearbook.  It’s a beautiful story.

How often do you run progression runs?

The Doctor will not see you now

I love sitting in the lazy boy working while the doggies sleep beside me on the sofa and Woody falls asleep on my lap.  Yeah, I know that I probably should refrain from touching and holding him too much but he’s just so damn cute.

Woody

Remember how I complained about the 96 degree temperature we had on Tuesday?  Well, maybe I should have kept my mouth shut because yesterday’s it was 98 degrees and it seemed like a punishment for all my bitching so I’m keeping my mouth shut today.  Besides, I’m still running so as long as my legs aren’t broken, I will not complain.

Fine, hot as hades

In my quest to find out why the hell my eye continues to twitch, I recently read an article about magnesium deficiency and how people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities are more prone to it, hmmmmm. Interesting.

So, I don’t know if it will help or not but since I’m not really willing to ingest Xanax, as suggested by my doctor, I figure trying magnesium supplements for a few weeks couldn’t hurt me either.  And running.  Running cures everything.  EVERYTHING!

Gone Running

The Doctor can’t see you now, she’s gone running, with a lab, a dachshund and a woodpecker.  Oh my.

How does your day look so far?  Hot or Cold?  Sun or Snow?

You can always come for a laugh.

I am getting in as many runs as I can before the time change.  I don’t care what anyone says to convince me otherwise, once the time changes, it will take me weeks to recover and by that time the weather in Florida will be unbearably hot and I’ll be forced to run at 3AM or on the dreadmill.  Life as I know it is over.

so sad

It’s been forever since I’ve taken a day off and so I’ve been taking it really easy and running very slowly because I’m not really all about junk miles.  It’s just that we don’t get a lot of beautiful weather around here so I’m taking full advantage of it.  I am also strength training and doing yoga to ensure that I stay strong.

Over the weekend I read an article and the woman said that she always finishes a run with a handstand to reverse blood flow and I thought that was a great idea.  Somehow I convinced myself that maybe that might even help with my migraines.  Mind you there is no proof of this whatsoever nor did I read that anywhere, I just totally made that up in my head.

Anyway, back in the day I took some gymnastics and I used to be all kinds of bend-y, back in the day.

yogi girl

Okay, maybe not this bend=y

I used to do handstands, and walkovers, and splits and all sorts of things.  Damn it I could do a handstand, I got this!  So, I ran my really slow and comfy six miles this morning and I came home and I decided that I would do an easy handstand.  But just to be on the safe side, and because I’m not completely stupid, I decided the safest thing would be to do it against the side of the house.

The opposite side of the house.

The side away from where MacGyver was at so he couldn’t see me because if he could he would laugh at me.  And before you say anything, don’t.  If the situation were reversed and he were doing a handstand on the opposite side of the house, I would laugh. I would.

I got into position.  I put my hands down on the ground and kicked my left leg up first and then my right leg.  My left leg was resting against the wall, good.  My right leg hit the wall, bounced a bit but then it settled, good.

And then my arms started to tremble…..

I didn’t get a picture, but it would have looked a lot like this:

falling

Yep, that’s about accurate.

Except I fell into a bush and then against the lawnmower.  It was ugly.  And I might have cried.  An ugly cry.

pain

It hurt.

This was probably not one of my better ideas.  You can’t always come here for advice but hey, you can come for a laugh at least.  I don’t mind.  I’m okay.  I’ll be back for more enjoyment tomorrow.  Who knows a squirrel might jump on my head, I might get chased by an emu or I could trip over a walnut.

When is the last time you fell down and went boom?  It happens here all the time.