Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Once more with feeling

The next few weeks are going to be a bit epic for me.


So I thought I’d let you know I’m officially going on bloggy hiatus.

Yes, again.

I’ll still be running a few miles here and there.
But otherwise my life will be preoccupied with other things.



I’ll catch up with you guys when I can return.


Signing off from jolly old England,
-X

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Speed bumps

Previously I mentioned that I am doing the Couch to 5K program with my friend, Red. Well, there have been some issues. A day after the first run, Red experienced some mild lower back pain. We thought this was just the normal muscles aches from starting a new exercise program. A day after the second run, Red had severe back pain for the next few days. We have no idea what happened. Red’s running form seemed fine, she’s got decent trainers and she regularly cycles.

So we took a week off and tried again yesterday. The run went fine, but shortly after she got back home, she proceeded to vomit uncontrollably. She was fine an hour later, just tired. Today she’s doing fine and *knock on wood* doesn’t have any back pain or stomach upset whatsoever.

We’re going to continue with re-doing Week 1 of the program this week as long as there are no further problems. It seems the stomach issue was a one-off thing, but if you guys have any insight into the potential causes of the back pain, we’d be interested in hearing them.

Say that again?
My mobile (sorry, cell phone) has predictive text. I leave it on because it increases my texting speed which can be categorized as glacial at best. However, sometimes it’s more trouble than it’s worth. A recent text to my friend Geordie was meant to say “I have tea and snacks here if you want to come over.” Instead it changed ‘snacks’ to ‘smacks’. Inviting, no?

The phone also regularly types ‘ho’ in place of ‘in’. You think it’s trying to tell me something?

Earworm Special
I watched a movie trailer today for a film called Take Me Home Tonight. Wanna guess what song was in the trailer? Here ya go.



Later gators.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Flowers, chocolate and heartburn

This is the Valentine’s Day card I’m giving this year.



It was designed by Larissa at mmmcrafts (and I also stole her photos). Click here to download and print your own copy to give to the one you loathe love hate mildly tolerate.

Last week sucked big hairy monkey balls for work and running. This week does not look to be much better. I’ll spare you my usual bitch-fit.


I’m a bit surprised about the lack of Richard Armitage knowledge amongst my readership. Well, not so much in respect to the guys. Unless you swing that way. In which case I totally support you. Wear it proud!

Anyhoo, Richard Armitage is (obviously) a swoon-worthy Brit actor. I know him best from the last season of Vicar of Dibley and the 2004 BBC mini-series of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South. He’s also been in several television series here including Spooks and Robin Hood. In the latter they had him wearing so much leather and eye make-up that he unfortunately resembled Alice Cooper. Eh, can’t win them all.

I predict Richard will soon garner recognition away from this sun-deprived little island. He’s in the Captain America movie that will be coming out soon and is currently filming The Hobbit in New Zealand with Peter Jackson. He’s playing a dwarf in that. I’m sure he’ll be a hot dwarf. Ok, I should probably seek counselling now.

That’s it for me, bitches. Catch up with you....someday. Maybe.

Later gators.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The agony and the ecstasy

This pretty much sums up my world right now.


I ran three times last week. Planning to do so again this week. Other than that, not much to say unless you want me to bitch about how the dissertation is doing my head in. So instead I'll expand your cultural horizons and leave you with the lovely Richard Armitage.

Later gators.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

My precious

I forgot to show you guys what Santa gave me for Christmas.

No, not a lump of coal. Smart asses.

Best. Running. Partner. Ever.

No more bothersome armband to deal with. The only issue now (besides the fact I ended that last sentence in a preposition) is getting used to the touch control thing (t.w.s.s.). I have an old school cell phone so I'm not up on the whole iPhone touch pad thing that my new little ipod nano has. Sometimes I change the song without realizing it. I'll learn one of these days.

I usually clip it to the collar of my shirt when I go for a run. So far my sweat hasn't bothered it but since it's winter I don't sweat all that much. The true test will be summer running. Perhaps by then Apple will have created a chic little wetsuit for it. WANT!

Anyway, Happy Hump Day, everyone. And for all of you who just got buried in a foot plus of snow...sucks to be you.

Later gators.