Monday, April 28, 2008

Running on eggshells

I ended up running on the treadmill Friday afternoon. It was too hot outside and I was eager to get through the workout because I was supposed to have dinner at my aunt's house and go to a movie. I tried to be as gentle as possible while running - to the point where my feet felt like they were barely leaving the treadmill platform. It felt more like shuffling than running. It was slow but I completed the 3 miles in just under 36 minutes. Everything felt ok except for a sporadic pinching feeling on my left quad. I could've sworn there was a sadistic midget with a lobster claw hand standing behind me. It was pretty irritating. But it could have been worse...

Saturday my friend Jes came into town for one last hurrah before I move THIS FRIGGIN THURSDAY (I'm still in shock that the date has sprung up as if from nowhere). We went to the beach, ate, shopped, ate some more, and just spent some quality time doing much needed catching up. We went to the Melting Pot for dessert and it was delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We shared the Flaming Turtle (milk chocolate, caramel and chopped pecans, flambeed tableside). Sooooo good. I wasn't able to do my long run yesterday for two reasons: 1. I had company all day. Before Jes left, my dad and his wife, Michelle came over, we spent some time with my relatives, I did some packing, and then they left and my good friends Chris and Julie came over to spend the night. 2. I'm a moron and didn't apply suntan lotion to my legs or stomach while we were at the beach on Saturday. Why I neglected those areas is beyond me. You'd think I'd be more than familiar with the effects of noontime FL sun on a pasty un-SPF-ed body. As a result, my poor legs and hips are so badly burned that it hurts to sit, stand, bend over, walk...more or less any movement is unpleasant. So not only am I unable to run, but I fear that my burn is going to prevent me from fully enjoying my massage tomorrow (going away present from my boss). Damn it all to hell.

I will be very happy when this week is over and we're situated in TN and I can stop stressing so much about The Move. Then maybe I can establish some semblance of a routine again.

9 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow I'm jealous...beaches. And TN is warm too...lol

Good luck with the move!

chris said...

Yeah, TN is going to be muggy like crazy. Although, you are probably use to that by now being from Florida. My wife is from Clearwater, well actually Dunedin but I think that is close to Clearwater, right? I HATE going down there. Nothing to do with Florida--just a little thing I like to call a mother-in-law, or bitch-from-hell, whichever you prefer.

tmac96 said...

I hope you enjoy your last few days there in Florida. Hopefully that burn will subdue a little! I hope your move to TN goes well! Can't wait to hear about it!

Erin said...

I still can't believe you are moving to TN this Thursday!!! I wish we could have hung out before you leave. I'm going to miss you!!! Make sure you keep up the running once you get up there :)

Irish Cream said...

Good luck with the move, Jen!!

Haha, Chris, why don't you tell us how your really feel about your mother-in-law ;)

*jen* said...

Thanks guys. I know it'll be warm up there but it can't possibly be as hellish as FL is (famous last words, eh?!).

Chris: too funny. I LOVE Dunedin (you are correct: it's just north of Clw). There's a place on Main St downtown called Kelly's For Just About Anything and they have the most incredible garlic chips!! Love them.

*aron* said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!!

good luck on the move!! and hope your sunburn feels better soon!

chris said...

Jen, if I slipped you an address, that may or may not belong to the mother-in-law, do you think you could take care of something before you left for TN. You might want to do it on the way out of town. And it could be a good idea to take off your license plate first. Other than that, it should be a quick job.

But seriously, good luck on the move!

SueBob said...

Good luck with your move!

"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."

~Henry Ford