13. WELL. I was vastly disappointed to find that the Bighorn Trail 50K was full. FULL. I hadn't planned on doing another 50 mile run this year...so, shit. I signed up. But you know, the 50 mile run is only 10 dollars more than the 50K - that's a bargain. For only $90 they'll bus me 50 miles out, where someone will say, 'alright, get the hell out. See you in 15 hours.' so there it is: my June run.
12. CORD. I lost my computer cord. How does this happen? I have a special knack for losing things that are in constant use. It's just annoying. The third day, I finally just said, to hell with this, and ordered a new one.
I took them for a short hike up/run down a trail near home that had 1000 feet of elevation gain in 1 mile. They took me up those trails like I had steel spiked on, and up and over boulders like they were nothing.
10. OOF. I did a 10-mile road run on Saturday. It seemed unusually slow, and by the time I began the return trip, which is completely uphill, and then turned into a stiff headwind at mile 7, it was downright punishing. I was feeling pretty discouraged until I realized - oh yeah, I did that 50-mile run two weeks ago. Last time I did that distance it took nearly a month to feel like I was back on top of my legs again.
9. YOWSA! I mentioned before that Sweet Baboo had joined the National Guard. He's a Captain, owing to his education and prior military experience. I haven't seen him in a dress uniform yet but I have seen him in his ACUs. We went to the base for the first time as an officer and his wife, and when we went through the gate, the guard ran Baboo's card and then snapped a salute.
Now, I can't for any reason fathom why this would be such a turn on for me, but there it is. I'm increasingly attracted to the external. I'm all, yessir, Mr. Baboo sir. May I have another? Is that crazy? AM I crazy? I don't care. Yowsa.
8. SO ANYWAY. The BX on base is kinda cool. It has little sections that are kind of like Macy's, and a section that is kinda like Bed, Bath and Beyond, and others. They have an online place. They tend to be pretty nicely discounted, and tax-free. The commissary is a good store, and has just about everything we might need. Best of all, few crowds and NO PANHANDLERS.
7. TSK, TSK. You're taking things way too seriously if you feel the need to scold me about a blog post. Is all I'm sayin'.
6. SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY. I had an incredibly fun and productive day. I have purchased The Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook and made a huge batch of wet curry, used my Zojirishi rice cooker to make large batches of brown rice and white basmati rice, and slow-cooked a bunch of chick-peas, and chicken barbecue. All of these are cooled and then frozen in zip-lock bags for easy meals. I try to make 3 days worth of meals on Sunday, so that when I'm at school Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, Sweet Baboo has dinner waiting for him.
Also, my whole house smells divine, like curry.
5. ONE DAY TO THE DAUGHTER PROJECT. My daughter, who I blogged about a few weeks ago, arrives tomorrow . Ulp. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids. Just not 100% that I'm completely ready to share my space again so soon. I mean, I just got the last kid out of the house in 2009.
4. SPRING!!!! The days are getting longer. And slightly less frigid. And, midterms are in two weeks. Again I will mention that this is my final semester of coursework. Did I mention that this is my final semester of coursework? OH BY THE WAY, THIS IS MY FINAL SEMESTER OF COURSEWORK.
3. PARANOID. I am a bit paranoid about possible overuse injuries. I get whispers from time to time from my IT band.
2. FEARLESS. I find, as I complete each crazy thing (50 mile, 100k, whatever) that I am increasingly fearless. I used to hold back when describing myself to prospective employers - thinking that one doesn't brag, it's unseemly. No more. I updated my resume, and I just decided, to hell with it, I'm going to make sure my resume shows prospective employers how good an employee I am. I've worked hard to be a good addition to anyone's clinical staff. I won't downplay that any more.
I wonder if I"m the only one who has this experience. I realize that running, triathlon, multisport, are all very personal in the experiences that they bring to people, and the feelings that people have in accomplishing them. So i'm wondering, what's changed for you as a result of accomplishing your goals?
1. RE-RUN. I did not know that "control freak" was a clinical term, but it must be, because it was in a report I read this week. Among the many other gems that were reports I read this week:
- He suffers from hygiene.
- He was in a fatal accident when he was four.
- He could not use the service. Because it was too painful.
- The client struggles with laziness.