Wired Me Awake

6 02 2009

It’s after 11pm and for some damn reason I just can’t seem to sleep.  The body is tired. The mind is a little over-active. I fixed myself a fantastic dinner: Boca burger with chipotle vegenaise, onion, and avocado. Made the same for the girl for her lunch tomorrow. I’ve got to be up in about eight hours for tomorrow morning’s race. I stopped into the Goodwill earlier to see if I could find a funny t-shirt to run in but no luck. Oh well.

A tall glass of chocolate soymilk has been poured. Hulu is about to be navigated to. And hopefully, with any luck, I will soon (in my perception) be hearing my alarm go off.





Nasty Habits

30 12 2008

 

On-On!

On-On!

Ahh, the running continues. I’m currently sitting at 13 runs in 15 days, which considering my lack of “running fitness” prior to starting this endeavor, I’m fairly pleased with. The calves are feeling MUCH better after taking those two days off…I’m still considering compression socks, though.  I’m trying hard to justify the cash those things require.  Shit, if they allow me to continue running my ass off without the calf pain I don’t see how I could afford not to get a pair.  Anyone know of any on-line deals??

The other day I took my dog Kloe out for a change.  Now she’s a nine year old, about 100 pound, American Bulldog.  We used to hike together quite often but over the years she’s slowed down.  Well the run probably did her some good but she kept me going at what felt like a 12 min/mi pace.  Then she slept for two days! I may have to self-sacrifice and commit to taking her out once a week; the running exhausts her but I can tell she loves it. And isn’t that the point??

 

Off-center look at the crazy runner hair.

Off-center look at the crazy runner hair.

Speedway.

Speedway.

Last night the girl and I ordered a pizza and watched Sweeney Todd.  Weird.  Kinda gruesome (in a fakish way) but we both really enjoyed it, though the music was somewhat laking…for a musical. I’ve re-fired-up the old Netflix account and today we’ll be getting Vantage Point.  The nice part about not having any TV service at home is that you are forced to entertain yourself in other, usually more productive, fashions.  BUT if you still just want to sit and zone out for an hour or so, there’s Netflix.

With our video tonight I’m thinking Indian food. There are a couple of potato samosas in the freezer, I’ve got a good recipe for vegan dahl saag, and  there’s a little curry pasta & edamame salad recipe I’ve got up my sleeve. YUM!





the holidays…

26 12 2008

Well the big one is over with.  Hope it was great for you, here, it was just fine.  I went on a bike ride, gave some gifts, gave a couple crappy ones, same was returned upon me, and tried to limit my food and booze intake..quite successfully, actually!

 

looking ahead

looking ahead

So the running is going fairly well, except for the fact that I think I’m experiencing some overuse strain in my calves.  That is, serious, fucking, pain immediately following my runs and general pain/discomfort the rest of the time. I’m not really cramping up or anything like that, it just feels like I’ve got pulled calf muscles.  Is this something compression socks would help with?  I’m considering getting a pair but they’re so damn expensive.

So I’ve taken a couple of days off. I figure that it’s better to accrue a few make-up runs now in the beginning than seriously injure myself and take a forced (and probably much longer) break when something fails. As it stands I’m on nine runs in eleven days.  I’m back into it tomorrow.

What is tomorrow?  My birthday.  More on that later.

 

lookin' back

lookin' back