11.19.2008

Ho Hum Humpday

Not much to report.  Did my long run for the week yesterday...I got to run with the county plows. It was that annoying situation of ice here, snow there, bare pavement in patches. The worst stuff...do I wear my trail shoes--great on snow, not so great on pavement, horrible on ice...do I wear my road shoes--great on roads, OK on snow, horrible on ice...or do I wear my YakTrax on either pair--great on snow, great on ice, horrible on bare pavement (which will also ruin them). Decisions, decisions...

I ended up going with my trusty, comfiest road shoes. Worked pretty well. My feet got pretty wet and cold, but I'm not yet sure that I want to do longer distances in the trail shoes. They are just so heavy, clunky, and stiff. Not bad for running actual trails and maybe short runs on snow, but I have a feeling I won't like them for much more than 6-7 miles at a pop.

Speaking of snow...DH put on my snow tires last night. Man, it seems WAY too early this year. I am not ready. And the forecast in the next couple of days is for gray, cold, and windy...windchills in the teens. I HATE that. Though I think we did discover why my car was doing that whu-whu-whu-whu thing that would disappear at faster speeds. We figured it was a warped disc or maybe a stuck caliper, but it's pretty apparent that the front passenger side tire must have worn funkily. Time to replace the tires, which we planned to do come Spring, anyhow.

Today I had my my tattoo finished. I still want to post pics of the "befores" with just the black portions, but the dumb memory card doesn't seem to be agreeing with my card reader, so I'm going to have to have DH get my pics off the card and e-mail them to me or something. PITA. The color looks really nice. It's already doing that weird "puffy paint" thing and weeping quite a bit. By this time next week it should be itchy and peeling. Maybe in a week or two after that I can take "after" pics.

Today the roofers also finished with our roof...for the most part. I think there maybe are a couple of small things they are coming back tomorrow to complete, but other than that it's about done. Looks nice. Gray shingles...I think the old ones were black and kind of harsh looking. Our siding is gray, too. I kind of like the mono-chromatic effect.

Tomorrow I am doing lunch with a friend (*waves at Nicole*). Haven't had the opportunity to chat with her in a long time. This will be fun. Before lunch I need to get out and run 5-6 miles...so that I can replace those calories at lunch...
;)

7 comments:

  1. Damnit I'm getting a giant burger and fries and I'm NOT exercising so there! Fat to my thighs and everywhere else I've been struggling with since school started and my nightly bike routine fell apart!

    N

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  2. Don't feel bad, girl...even with all the running and training for a marathon I have managed to GAIN weight...who does that?!

    At one point I think I had lost about 8#s from my holiday high last year...it's pretty close to being all back on. *sigh*

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  3. yep yep, made good progress in July/august and then school started and we have stuff going 4 nights a week I fell off the exercise wagon.. should get up early and do it instead of in the evening but I hate getting up earlier than 6am haha

    N

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  4. Hope you had a great lunch with your friend!

    Iowa sucks in the winter too, though we haven't gotten real, measurable snow yet. Ugh. It's coming, though.

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  5. I can't wait to see the tat, k! Did it turn out well, or too early to tell yet? The design was awesome!

    Welp... diversion over... back to w**k. :(

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  6. It's gonna look incredible once it's fully healed...right now it looks kinda rough. It's gonna have to go through 2 peelings (the first one is an itchy b*tch) before it really looks "finished." Generally they say 6 weeks to full healing. I'll have to get a picture of it in another couple of weeks.

    We did take pics the night before I had the color added, but did will have to get them off the camera's memory card--for some reason it doesn't want to play nice with the card reader on my external HD. So much for that little camera being MY Mother's Day gift...I can't even use it. Guess who uses it 90% of the time...

    ;)

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  7. Kinda like Tammy's iPod, eh? Guess who uses that most of the time? *grin*

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