Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Bad and the Good


The Bad: As I was getting ready in the morning, the cord from my hair dryer got twisted up in the cord from my Chi (hair straitener for those who don't know) and my Chi fell off the counter and one of the ceramic panels broke off.  I was pretty close to tears and had to dig around under my sink to find an old school curling iron to use.  It's been so many years since I've used a curling iron that I almost forgot how!  I called Jonathan to tell him about this horrible turn of events and he told me that we could not afford to spend money on a new Chi so I would be getting a grocery store flat iron.  If you've ever used a Chi, you know that you can't go backwards after having one!  Needless to say I was devastated.

The Good: I ran 7 miles and survived to type about it!  You all, that is the furthest I have ever run.  Before that, I had run in a couple 10K races (6.2 miles).  Billie has been better than me about running in this snow.  It's been so yucky that I've only run two times in the past two weeks.  We got together on Wednesday to run 2.5 miles and I was huffing and puffing so I was worried about this 7 miler.  But Billie stuck by my side and 1 hour and 11 minutes later we had run 7 miles and it felt like a wonderful accomplishment.  Now I still have 6 miles to add to that in the next 5 weeks before the half marathon!

The Bad:  When I got home and took my shoes off I looked down and my sock was all bloody.  I've never bled after running.  I guess that means that I'm an official hard core runner now! 

The Good:  We met up with Tim, Lindsy, Kennedy and Jes to eat dinner at Chick-fil-a. (Hey I had earned it!)  Our church's high school group is going on a missions trip to Jamaica and 20% of the sales were going towards the trip!  So it was for a good cause.  We had a great time hanging out.  Lindsy's birthday is today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDSY!!! So, she had a cake from work (it looked like a giant swiss roll!!) that she brought into Chick-fil-a and we all had a piece. Yum!  Then Tim and Jonathan took Kennedy to play on the playground while Lindsy, Jes, and I had a great time laughing and talking!  I love nights like that!

The Bad: I was so exhausted after that run that I felt like the words in my head would not come out of my mouth when I was talking with the girls.  I felt like I was slurring and all over the place.  It was the weirdest feeling.  They probably thought I was drunk (HA, yeah right)!  Drunk with running! :) LOL

The Good: When we got home Jonathan got out the superglue and FIXED MY CHI!!!  I used it today and it's as good as new!!!  You don't even know how excited that made me.  He's my hero!


Lindsy said...

Yay for your handy man hubby and cheers to running 7 miles. Woo-hoo. Your over half way there sister!

Kaz and Amy said...

So glad you were able to run the 7 miles... :)

Kaz and Amy said...

Oh yea...I think we were accidentally separated at birth!! We are SOOO alike! Lol!