Archive for March, 2011

Dreams about quitting

Posted in Moving! with tags , , , , , on March 24, 2011 by Running Around America

I haven’t told work I’m leaving yet.  Despite knowing for a good while.  I am such a wimp at quitting it isn’t even funny.  Even when I hate the place, I feel super guilty about leaving.  I have put it off here too, and made a weird deadline, like the 1st of April.  WHICH IS NEXT WEEK.  SO I have a whole other week to get nervous.  I can do speeches in front of crowds, but I can’t quit.  Cause what if the people are unhappy?  What if I inconvenience them?  WHY DO I CARE!  Sad face.  I’m such a quitting wimp.


We got a great book about all the tent camping ReserveAmerica has for our roadtrip and it’s super useful.  I’ve been compiling little mini city guides for each major hub we’re staying at, complete with smalldog friendly hotels.  I just want to leave now! But I have to quit first…But I will, and the time to leave will come.  BUT I WANT IT TO HURRY UP.  I need some tips for Mobile, Alabama.  Fun places to go, restaurants, bars, local spots etc.  Advice?


I think running is killing me?

Posted in Health with tags , , , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by Running Around America

Or is it?  Is my low-grade headache a direct relation to my hour run this morning, or perhaps is it due to the hangover I may or may not have after a evening of singing to bob dylan with whiskey in hand.  And I don’t even like bob.  But after a few glasses of wine, I guess I love bob.  Also of note: eating about four cups of cheesy rice does not make a hang over go away.  I kept eating it, feeling ill, then my stomach and eyes were all IT WILL TOTALLY WORK IF YOU EAT MORE RICE!  YOU JUST DIDN’T EAT ENOUGH LAST TIME! and I’d do it.  And it never worked.  But am I the only person in the world that is obsessed with rice and could eat it four three meals a day, as long as there was shredded cheese on top?  I think I may be.

On Saturday my helpful MiCoach thing told me that I had a 1 hour forty minute run.  Which was a shame.  Because I kind of max out at forty minutes.  And I didn’t have any routes that would take me somewhere and back for that long.  So off I went, husband and smalldog in tow, where we repeated the run that we normally do TWICE and kind of dilly dallied around town.  Eventually we got 1 hour and forty minutes of running in.  It was amazing.  I was exceptionally proud of myself.  However, less proud that my pace could have been likened to a ferret with a foot injury.  But whatever, I still ran for ages.  And then promptly hosted a st. patrick’s day party.  Complete with not drinking a lot of water.  20% for me overall that day.

So with all this running Paula Radcliffe via my MiCoach is making me do, I’m a wee bit paranoid about injury.  I bet I’ll snap my little leg in half soon and it will all be for naught.  Also, does this course look hard?  I haven’t really looked.  Hope it doesn’t have hills cause I’m really anti hills.  That looks like ant hills.  Which I am also totally adverse to.  Surprisingly.


Posted in Health with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2011 by Running Around America

It’s warm out!  I thought it would never be warm again, but alas, we’re hitting 50 degrees over here.  CELEBRATE WITH TANK TOPS.

I”m going gang busters with my roadtrip planning.  I’m copying and pasting links like it’s going out of style, also joining all discount websites like groupon etc so that I can get deals ahead of time.  I just found a great dog friendly hotel in Chicago for a steal!  At least I hope it’s pet friendly.  These things are sometimes hard to tell.  Until you get there.  And then you have to sneak your smalldog into the hotel in a bag.  And that never ends well.

Also ramping up the runnage.  The husband has decided we were meant to run a half marathon, so half marathon run we will.  I used my running gadget to start a half-marathon running plan.  Good idea/bad idea.  Bad idea in that I’ve got some British woman telling me to speed up all the time.  Listening to a polite British lady tell you to speed up repeatedly, whilst your husband tells you his legs are too long to go slow (totally a lie) doesn’t make for the funnest of runs.  But I was able to squeak out five miles going superfast for three of them, so I guess it can’t be all bad.  OR CAN IT.

OMG I went running.

Posted in Health with tags , , on March 12, 2011 by Running Around America

I went running outside for the first time in since November.  I didn’t die, let’s just say that.  I also didn’t sail through without any problems.  So it’s like 50% to me.  Half of a yay for me.

Side note:  my little annoying dog didn’t try to eat any bigger dogs on said run.  100% success to him.  So it’s really 75% to the family, that’s not bad for a Saturday morning.

New situations make my sinus’ hurt.

Posted in Moving! with tags , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by Running Around America

This weekend I found out I’m moving to NYC.  Well, the husband got a good job there, one that took a few weeks of intense negotiations and lots of stress-freakingsout to get, so I suppose I’ll go with him.  We knew we’d be moving in the spring, we just weren’t sure where.  And the last few years have been a constant “we’re moving here, no wait, we’re moving here” and this places were literally sprinkled all over the globe, so I’m OK with NYC.  Except for that I’m not really.
I know this is lame of me, but I pretty much 99% hate NYC.  I’m a small city kind of person.  I love Albany NY.  It’s nickname is Smallbany, how could I not like that!  Just about two streets of things going on there and a big park.  I can so do that.

My preferred place is a small, cool city/town.  Where you don’t need to know everyone’s business, but you can get to know people pretty well if you want.  And the bartender knows what you want to drink.  And you root for the local places.   NYC is most definitely not that kind of place.  It’s kind of a gigantic dirty crazytown.

So I’ve been stressing out about the move, because I want things sorted yesterday. I want a new apartment, movers, etc sorted now.  But we can’t!  Cause we don’t move in until August!  And there’s that pesky roadtrip in between.  So I’m kinda in a weird mood limbo.  I want to be excited – I love travel and change, it’s just that this travel and change is just about the last place/thing I want to do right now.  Really, Moscow would be a better fit for me at this moment.  And yes, I realize Moscow isn’t small.  Whatever.

On another note, my sinus’ are mad at me.  I think it’s cause we’re moving to NYC.  My sinus’ hate NYC.