Thursday, January 30, 2014

fake it 'til you make it

Ugh. Today is not my day. I mean, no reason, really. I just had a bit of insomnia last night that kept me up until 1, and my husband's going to be out of town for work tonight, and I'm at work. Isn't that enough reason to be cranky? :)

However, just listening to this song makes me a little bit cheerier. Perhaps I'll listen to it all day... OOH and watch the movie tonight!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

how i met your father (part 4)

If you're late to the party, read these first:  Part 1,  Part 2, and Part 3

AND NOW, FOR THE STUNNING CONCLUSION: [I apologize that this has been the most drawn-out series of posts in all of blogging]

my crunchy side

Most people who know me, know that I want to cloth diaper my kid(s) when the time comes. Cloth diapering comes with a lot of benefits (less waste, less money, earlier potty training, etc.), but those are all incidental benefits to me. Granted, they're pretty good incidental benefits, but that's not what started me down the cloth diapering road.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

no-spend january -- the results

Since I buy everything on my credit card and pay it off at the end of the month, my no-spend January actually lasted from December 27-January 26. I did pretty well, actually!

blogging is hard (sometimes)

This is sort of a random post, just because I like to give credit where credit is due. I've been wanting to put a navigation bar on my blog for awhile now, but could not for the life of me figure out how to do it. Well, today I did some googling and found the blog Xomisse and it taught me how to do it! It was pretty tedious, but I think that things are how I want them. I'm so excited! We'll see if it inspires me to make other changes around here :)

How to create a drop-down navigation menu on blogger, by Xomisse.

Monday, January 27, 2014

comparison is the thief of joy

I've become friendly with the wife of one of C's friends, and she and I were emailing back and forth today, making plans for Valentine's Day. During the course of our conversation, I made some mention of my running, and she was quick to get excited.

01.27.14 -- progress report

Last week was pretty good! I did 2 5ks worth of speedwork, which were both really hard, but worth it. I also got my foam roller, which is awesome sauce. Of course, I was bad this weekend. I didn't do my long run, because I put together a bed instead. Oops?

This week will be good too. I have my first official training run for the Mini, although I'm still not sure if I'll go. Only if it's above 30 degrees and rain/snow/ice/water is not falling from the sky. Otherwise, I'll just stay home. After all, it's only a 5k, and as my husband says, "You can kick a 5k's ass any day of the week." So that's that, I suppose :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

a room for baby b

People think I'm crazy for creating a nursery for a not-yet-conceived child, but I disagree (obviously). I mean, sure, the room will eventually house a tiny child (who will turn into a bigger child), but the work that we're doing right now is just turning it into a functional guest room. Renovating this house has been a big, seemingly neverending, undertaking, so we're not going to do any improvements that don't fit the way that we're going to use this house for the long-term. I wanted to have a regular-sized bed in the baby's room so I could sleep there if I needed to, so I bought this bed from IKEA.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Today is rough, y'all. I am not feeling even a little bit motivated to do any work, and I'm not the only one in my tiny world to be feeling this way. Seems like everyone around me is on the cranky, I-don't-wanna bus today. So instead of working, I've been wandering the internet, thinking about running, thinking about babies, just thinking.

come on baby, make it hurt so good

Alright, so this is what I broke my no-spend January for:
The Grid foam roller by Trigger Point Performance

Monday, January 20, 2014

01.20.14 -- progress report

Another week has passed; another week of not much running. I couldn't do any running/sweating until Friday afternoon after my follow-up appointment. I meant to run on Friday afternoon, but was lazy. :)

Monday, January 13, 2014

01.13.14 -- progress report

Sorry for the hiatus. Given the power outage of last week, blog posting was not really an option. In fact, neither was running. Since my long run on New Year's Day, I hadn't run at all until yesterday. I wanted to do a long run, as it was Sunday, and Sundays are for long runs. However, I'm under strict instructions not to exercise hard enough to get sweat in my eyes (or rub my eyes) until Friday, so I was a bit constrained there. I bought a Sweatin'-to-the-Oldies era headband from Walmart yesterday in hopes that I could still do it, but it was a lost cause. I made it 2 miles and then had to give it up. Physically, I felt pretty good, but I didn't want to push it with my eyes.

Since my 7-mile run, my shoe pod is a lot more accurate
I have had the issue lately of some outer foot pain when I run, which makes me wonder if my shoes are ok. I think once No-Spend January is over, I'm going to head to Bluemile and have a stride test done. We'll see.

Speaking of, I think I'm doing No-Spend January wrong. I'm not sure that the point is to make a list of all the things I'm going to buy in February. Oops? ;)

gettin my eyeballs did

On Friday, I had LASIK! Not gonna lie, I was super nervous. Thanks to my vasovagal syncope, these sorts of things tend to end up with me prone on the floor, wishing I were dead. I had faith that I could power through, and I just hoped that my faith was not unfounded.

Me, the night before the surgery

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

little house on the prairie

Snowpocalypse 2014 has been eventful in all ways thus far.

At first it was pretty...

Beautiful shot of the backyard
Then it was heavy...
That limb used to be attached to the tree...
I started wondering about the structural integrity of my trampoline
Then it was disastrous.
Yeah, that's the power line

Thursday, January 2, 2014

the elusive runner's high

Let's just start by saying that if I had done yesterday's run on NYE, I would not have signed up for the marathon.