You know, just chilling at work in my cubicle staring at nice healthy colored looking legs! Casual Friday means no stupid heels for work!
So these girls at work are freaking because apparently it’s okay for women to go topless in New York.
Like, who cares? Because equality.
And they just keep saying how they don’t want to see people’s floppy boobs everywhere. Meh. I’ve been to Europe. These things are okay. Don’t understand the big deal.
Rest, ice, compression, elevation!
I’m giving myself a couple of days off running, to see if it helps. I’ve had two months of running 6 times a week with no more than a day off (one time I took two days off), my body’s not used to not resting!
With this injury, I was reminded even more that maybe I should start biking.
I had a feeling there was a bike in our shed in the backyard, I checked, I do! I’ve never seen it before, it wasn’t mine and the ones that were mine are gone, but this one actually seems to be in good shape and possibly fits me! It’s a mountain bike and I don’t know anything about it but I’ll take what I can get.
Thing is, there’s like flat tires and the seat is super old and worn but besides that it might be okay! AND, I am fortunate enough to have neighbors next door that is a family of cyclists! I talked to the dad and he’s coming by later to check it out and see what he can fix. My neighbor on the right of me is a distance runner and the ones on the left are cyclists, love this!
I love my doctor. She’s a runner too, so she understood my not wanting to stop running. And she said that’s fine, I just need to promise to ice for 30 minutes right after each run, and stretch a lot before and after each run. She gave me a whole list of stretches I have to do every time. She said there’s no compartment syndrome because even though I have symptoms of it I don’t feel the pain while walking around normally which I guess is a big indicator of that.
She said she’s going to help me through this, because she doesn’t want me to stop running and she wants to see me do the Pikes Peak Ascent this year. Love her! Hope this works! She said if after a while of trying this if it’s not getting better, to call her and she’ll get me to a physical therapist. But she’s a sports doctor too so she knows what’s up.
I’ve been thinking about it, and I just keep feeling worse and worse on my runs.
My calves are so tight it becomes unbearable to keep running at times. Mentally, I can handle it, and want to go faster and know I could, but my calves don’t let me. From my research, I could have something mild like Achilles tendinitis, or it could be something bad like exercise induced compartment syndrome. There’s so many things it could be. The entire lower half of my lower legs fall asleep while running, and I have to walk really easy for like 5 minutes at least to regain any feeling.
My primary doctor is also a sports doctor, and a runner, so I’m really hoping she won’t make me stop running. I want to be fixed. I am still going to do the ten miler in like 3 weeks and I really want to do the Ascent because it was expensive as hell so I’m doing it.
I have no idea why they would be sore, I haven’t really worked out besides running…
I’m thinking maybe it’s all the hills I ran yesterday? Or that hard last mile I ran at the Jack Quinn’s run… So weird. My abs have never felt sore from running. Perhaps I’m just learning to “engage my core” or whatever.
So there’s that.
This one’s for the guys.
For too long I have given advice to my male friends consisting of “she’s not interested”, only to see them continually chase said estrogen. Turns out, SHE WASN’T INTERESTED. Therefore, I have decided to expose these “outs” girls use as a way to minimize hurt feelings (no, we DON’T want to be honest with you, it’s too awkward). So do us (and you) a favor, guys, and instead: TAKE THE HINT.
“Sorry, I’ve been busy!”
It’s an excuse. Women are busy, don’t get me wrong, but the secret is…WE ARE AWESOME AT TIME MANAGEMENT. If we want to see a guy, we will expand the particles of time and piece him into our day (we have that superpower). Unless the woman you’ve met is (a single) Michelle Obama, she has time…and will usually ditch her friends to make it so.
“I’ll have more time to hang out in a few weeks!”
No she won’t. You just aren’t priority enough for her to rearrange her schedule and make room. Another secret? GIRLS PLAN AHEAD. So unless she tells you a specific day and time, you ain’t seeing her. I can guarantee most women know what they’re doing for Christmas by July, so the fact she can’t commit to a day in the same month should be an indicator to move along.
“I’m not looking to date right now!”
She means, “I’m not looking to date YOU…at all”. Trust me, a girl will make it known she’s yours. Doesn’t matter if you’re moving to Tahiti for six months, this love-stoned (thanks JT!) girl is going to try and make it work. We LOVE to try, because females have an insane amount of hope in our veins (despite getting it stomped on by losers). If she thinks you’re worth it, she will date you, and date you hard.
“You’re such a good friend!”
This would appear to be the most obvious, but you guys still push it, don’t you? Just because a girl thinks you’re a “good friend” does NOT mean she wants to date you, sleep with you, or really, do anything borderline “couple-y”. Guys need to realize their female friends have boundaries, too, regardless of the length they’ve known each other. So stop being touchy-feely in public to make people think you’re dating, give your girly friends some SPACE! We’d appreciate it…and our boyfriends would, too.
“Hahaha! LOL! LMAO!”
Okay, so you have good comedic timing, but you’re not Vince Vaughn. Just because a girl laughs at your jokes doesn’t mean she’s interested in more. It means…wait for it…she thinks you’re funny! (Shocking, I know.) Girls want someone to make them laugh, but they also want to be attracted and connect with the guy. If she laughs at your jokes while you two are on a Disney cruise or laying in bed together, then you should already have your answer (and be pretty damn happy).
Guys, we commend you for wanting a relationship, but you must read the signs. Don’t waste more than a week on someone who says these lines and doesn’t follow through. If a girl likes you, she’s going to bug the shit out of you. Keep truckin’ along until you find someone who makes herself available, enjoys your company, and laughs at your jokes (naked AND clothed). It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Xo
Sorry to say that..yep. Have said all of this. I do need to learn to have the courage to flat out say “I’m not interested” though..
Yes, I work in a call center so headset. The real reason for this picture: free shirt! They have all these old race shirts and you get one after your 8th run with the group.
The one I got is from the Ascent, obviously, and it’s a tech long sleeve shirt, and it appears to be men’s size, and it’s a large. Like, large large it literally goes past my running shorts. But I will make use of it… when I run the ascent because I feel like a fraud wearing this but it’s cold in my office.
I love free stuff that I earn through running!
I think it’s just the lighting, but my face seems thinner. I dunno.
Anyway. Ran two miles today. My calves have been so sore. I was
Really good the first mile but then the second mile my calves were like “kill me now!” So who knows what’s going on there. Did it in 24:45.
Gonna start to try to go to bed significantly earlier than I normally do. Like, in bed lights out by ten. I have to run at 6 but have everything prepped for work and workouts before I go. This is gonna be hard but so nice.
Picnic with me, myself, and I. Only get a half hour but totally worth the 2 minute drive to the park!Also, file my lunch under: Cuban food. Pork, black beans and rice, and yucca.
So because I don’t do anything unless my money is involved, I did this.
Yoga three times this week. We’ll see how it goes. I’m horribly inflexible and all my muscles are super tight from all my running. Yesterday I foam rolled and it took like a half hour just for my calves and even after that they were still killing me. I’m freaking because I think I might be at risk of getting or already have achilles tendinitis.
YES. THIS IS ME.
(Source: expectojaquito, via bartonhallow)
That with how nice it is outside today, all my “bathroom” breaks at work are going to turn into “going to stand outside in the sun” breaks. The temperature of our building never changes.
Ooh I think I’ll eat outside today! It’s supposed to be like 80 degrees! :)