And I’m back. I can feel your enthusiasm through the interwebs. It’s heartwarming.
So yeah, I’ve been kind of busy lately. Still am actually. But unlike some people, I’m not letting that shut my blog down for an extended period of time. Mostly because, unlike those people, I really need you guys. Without you, I’d probably slack off with running in the face of my jam-packed schedule and I really don’t want that to happen. I need to read about your training and races, struggles and triumphs. Also, I need you guys to metaphorically smack some sense into me every now and then. You know, the usual.
However, I do need to make some changes since there are just not enough hours in the day to get everything done. So, I’ll be cutting back on my blog reading and commenting. I’ll still post two or three times a week, but definitely no more than that. And if I do, yell at me. That means I’m slacking and I really can’t afford to right now.
Okay, enough site news, now on to more important things.
I’ve been getting in at least three runs a week. Hell, I even ran with another person one time. That’s a new one for me. It was rather nice chitchatting with someone as opposed to zoning out to my ipod. Huh, who knew.
The weather has been hella cold though and only promises to get colder this week. [Editor's note: In fact it's snowing today. We're expected to get a whopping 6 inches and it's being touted as the worst snow accumulation in the last 18 years. The English are silly creatures, are they not.] I may have to suck it up and run at the gym. I despise the dreadmill, but I hate the cold even more so this is definitely a case of the lesser of two evils. It still makes me feel dirty though.
And just so you all know last week wasn’t all fun and games as I was drowning in a sea of work, I also managed to lose a small chunk of flesh off my right thumb. It didn’t happen while doing anything cool though like being in a knife fight or in a major construction accident. Instead, I lost it to this thing.
My housemates must have a twisted sense of humor because this is the only peeler we have. It doesn’t look sharp, but trust me, it is. I was peeling a butternut squash and the second swipe saw the blade gouged into my thumb, even slicing into the nail.
It didn’t look that deep at first so I just wrapped my thumb in a paper towel and kept on cooking. Hell, I was only halfway through preparing dinner, I ain’t got time to bleed! [Editor’s note: If anyone can name the movie that quote is from, you’ll win my respect. Okay, maybe not my respect, but you’ll make me feel better about knowing so much useless random crap.] The bleeding eventually stopped, but only after I had dripped blood on the counter and the cutting board. Yes, I cleaned both thoroughly. Two days later, I removed the offending (and most definitely dead) flap of skin to prevent it catching on anything. Now I just have to deal with the ignominy of having a split nail and a divot in the top of my thumb. Eh, it could have been worse.
Yeah, so that’s a crappy way to end a post, so here’s this little gem of a video I found at Roni’s Weigh. Check it out.
I’ve been slacking off about going to the gym this month, so when I watched this on Friday I immediately called to book into the evening spin class. Sadly, it was already full, but I’m planning on hitting Tuesday’s class. Well, if I can wake-up early enough to book in that is. Wish me luck.
Have a great week, everyone. Catch up with you when I can.