As I’ve whined about lately, I’ve been under the weather. It seems like I’ve been sick forever but in reality it’s only been two weeks. I think this is fairly normal for a virus, right? I am thankful I didn’t have to deal with a bunch of cold symptoms along with the cough. Although, I will admit, I diagnosed myself with both pneumonia and tuberculosis at one point or another. I wish I was joking.
Last night I wanted to give the treadmill a shot. I thought I would hack my way through some miles and barely be able to run. Alas, I didn’t give myself enough credit! My legs and lungs hung on pretty well for a nice 3.5 miles. I even increased the speed a few times! Since I was slightly worried I would be crawling through one mile, hitting three was a nice boost to my motivation and ego.
Other than that, there are only 4 hours until a long weekend. I.can’t.wait. Two of my friends and I are both far away from our families so some dinner will be had and then we have some items to pick up out and about. My goal is a new iPod (yes, the one I “saved” from the rotten banana is no longer with us), a mini carpet cleaning machine, maybe a cute new pair of boots and some cheapo gloves for running. I swear, I go through those suckers crazy fast. Oh and a cat toy for Simon – I do sometimes buy things for others. Dyson vacuums are on sale at Target including their stick vac. My parents have one and I will admit to hinting to my dad if he didn’t want it anymore I was open to taking it off his hands! I’m such a good daughter. BUT it’s $200 and I don’t want to spend this much total.
My original plan was to run a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving but the only one in the area is a prediction run and since I’ve missed the deadline, I don’t want to pony up the extra funds for late registration. It isn’t a fortune but it’s not what I was looking for so I’ll run on my own. I’ve run on Thanksgiving for the last several years now and it’s always a peaceful run so I’m not worried about bailing. Not to mention, this way I can sleep in a bit on my first day of vacation.
Oh and even better? PIE! Yay! Pie has been on my mind for months! I’ve been too lazy to go and buy and/or make a pie and thankfully my favorite holiday revolves around it. By the way, I figured out why I love Thanksgiving so much – it’s in the middle of the two biggie holidays. It’s like the middle child of holidays and since I’m a middle child Thanksgiving and I share a kinship.
Happy turkey day folks – don’t forget your elastic-waist pants!