Saturday, March 10, 2012

Things you didn't know

Good morning, all! I stole this one from my sister Lisa. I like these kind of posts! Hope you all have a great weekend. I actually get a weekend finally, so I'm a very happy camper!

I am rather pithy at times.
I think often about the future.
I know life is full of endless blessings.
I have lots of painting to do, even though I've done hours of painting already..... The projects never end when buying a new home!
I wish crystal balls were real - and they could tell me if my decisions would be failures or successes.
I hate disappointing people.
I miss my family.
I fear that someday the US will be a 3rd world country.
I hear birds singing outside.
I smell coffee.
I crave a day out on the lake.
I search for a place to get my hair done. It's been 2 years since I've been in a hair salon.
I wonder what I will be doing 10 years from now.
I regret not paying attention to the "formal meetings" when I was in a sorority in college. I went to my 1st "real" meeting Thursday, and that was all I could think about when people were seconding motions, etc.....
I love trail running.
I ache in my upper back and shoulders from lifting yesterday. My upper back is also bruised from my deep tissue massage on Thursday.
I am not a "people person" as much as some think I am. Sometimes I just want to have silence. I love the quiet (at times).
I believe in God.
I dance in my kitchen while I'm cooking.
I sing Stevie Nicks while I'm cleaning house. I will never sound like Stevie Nicks. Who the hell am I fooling.
I cry rarely. And don't cry about real issues. I wait for frustration and stress to build up -- and will find myself crying because I can't open the pickle jar.
I fight not enough. I'm really good at turning my head and pretending things don't phase me. 
I win Scrabble against my husband when he's distracted by a football game or the history channel.
I lose Scrabble against my husband when he's actually paying attention.
I never EVER will eat a "Sonoran Dog". If you haven't heard of this - it's like "The thing" to eat in SW AZ. It's a deep fried hot dog served with chili, jalepenos, cheese, salsa, etc. I will never try this. Ever.
I always feel better once I've worked out, ran, or gone hiking.
I confuse my score in golf because I have to hit the ball so many times. I can hit straight, but not far.
I listen to the world around me. Never get caught up and forget to listen to the birds, and the wind.
I can usually be found at work, on a running trail, or in my kitchen baking or cooking.
I am scared of mice, cockroaches, scorpions, the dark, and gas stoves & grills..
I need for time to slooooowwww down.
I am happy about the way life is right now.
I imagine all the time. I'm quite the day dreamer.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Garmin Grief

The time has come for a new Garmin. I am reaching out to anyone out there for suggestions....Here's what happened.

(For anyone who doesn't know what a Garmin is, it's a running watch with GPS letting you know how far you've run, your splits, your elevation, etc)

Marc Antony is the name of my current Garmin. He is the second Garmin I've ran with. (I have a habit of naming my Garmin's Roman leaders & Gods. I don't know why. My 1st Garmin was named Julius. My next Garmin will either be named Spartacus or Pheidippides (the 1st marathon runner in history). Your vote?

Anyways...last Friday I was doing a nice 10 mile run (I have a half marathon in 3 weeks). And Sir Antony backed down on me. Luckily, I was doing an "out & back". I ran out 5 miles, and come 6.78 miles - he got "stuck".

I assume it's early stage dementia. For after running about 300 more feet, he attempted to kick back in & act as though nothing happened. But I caught the lapse in memory.

And therefore, it is time to move on.

When it dawned on me during my run, that I'd have to purchase a new one - I got upset for several reasons:

1) I don't really feel like spending $150+ dollars on a new GPS. I'd rather spend that money on other things like clothes, a trip haircut (it's been almost 2 years), or home decor
2) This Garmin has taken me through some incredible memories. I'm sentimental to let go. Runners tend to get superstitious and habitual about running attire.

Marc Antony has:
  • Trained me for 2 marathons
  • Trained me for 4 half marathons, and 3 10 mile races
  • Joined me on several 30+ mile bike rides
  • Trekked mountains on many long & entertaining hikes with my dear husband
  • Came along on my 2nd date with Ryan (which was a 6 mile run...which he was totally unprepared for)
  • Been on my wrist while I've cried
  • Been on my wrist while I've felt unexplainable joy
  • Joined me on runs on the beaches of Cancun during our honeymoon
  • Joined me on runs on the boardwalk of San Diego
  • Joined me on runs through the country roads of North Dakota

We've had some good times! But's time to move on. Any suggestions, my friends??

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Things we think & Do not say....

I'm doing it. You haven't heard from me in a while. It's been rather busy lately and when I'm not working, I'd much rather be outside playing, gardening, running, or in the kitchen cooking than anything else.

But it's time for a rant. But 1st I must state my *disclaimer*

*This is only humor. Please don't take this offensively and send me a personalized hate mail message or an angry annonymous comment saying I'm a cold, heartless, b*****. This is just a rant!*

-Really?!, lady in the grocery store parking lot who is trying to desperately to Puuuuuush & LOB that grocery cart up on the crub. This is painful. You are expending so much energy. With ALL that energy you are could easily just walk those lazy little legs over to the cart rack and put the damn thing away. Thank you.

-Hi new neighbor! Your chihuahua's constant barking needs to stop...or your dog is going to be fed chocolate by your new neighbor. Chihuahua's are meant to live in purses and Coach hand bags...not in back yards.

-Dear Patient's Son, I am your father's nurse. I am here to provide nursing care and be an advocate for your father. I am not here to be asked if I'm married. Even if I wasn't married...I would not be interested in meeting a member of the opposite sex. I don't work on a cardiac floor with primarily geriatric patients to meet men.

-There are 50 tredmills and cardio machines in the entire gym. 35 of which are empty. Why must you pick the machine RIGHT next to me. I'm isolated for a reason. Please don't join me.

-Dear New Moms, I do not log onto facebook to read about your newborns dirty diaper. Please refrain from sharing this information.

Well, Have a happy Tuesday, everyone! I can't believe it's already March. That means summer has arrived in Tucson!