Sunday, October 14, 2012

Officially Official

I felt my age this week. Which is "almost 40". Actually, I felt about 20 years more than my age this week - so I guess "almost 60". Allergies combined with the let-down of no visitors after 2 weeks of visitors knocked me flat on my ass this week. Yay. Yay for getting old.

Tuesday I woke up with the sneezes. And when I get the sneezes, it happens like 20 times in a row before settling out. As soon as I started sneezing, I knew I was in for a bad week. Tuesday itself was okay, but I felt completely drained for the most part. I also get this feeling sometimes that my eyes are swelling shut - they aren't, they look completely normal, but I feel like I can't keep them open because glue is pulling them together - I had this feeling on Tuesday also. So yeah, it was a 4-cup-of-coffee day which I haven't had in awhile.

Wednesday I woke up and felt worse. No energy at all, sneezing, just flat out blah. I decided to take a sick day, texted my boss to tell her, and promptly went back to bed for 2 hours. When I woke up I felt better so I did a workout. And then crawled back in bed with Blondie to watch TV the rest of the afternoon.

Also, Wednesday was our official anniversary - making 9 years officially official. I wish I would've felt better but it was still a nice day. While we were watching TV in bed, Tigga joined us so basically we had a family afternoon being lazy. After a bunch of TV, we made dinner - Blondie grilled up some filet mignon and then did a big pot of mushrooms and onions. It was sooooo tasty! I inhaled my plate and immediately claimed the leftovers for lunch on Thursday.

Thursday it was feeling no worse (no better) but it was back to work anyway. The day flew by - I felt like I barely got to work and it was over. Not sure why, because I didn't have a lot of meetings or anything, but it was one of those "blink and it's over" days. I got home that night and Blondie suggested our local bar for dinner - I was totally in as it had been almost a week since we had stopped over to visit. Blondie had shepherd's pie for dinner and I had caesar salad and whiskey. And we got caught up with both our bartender and the weekend bartender who happened to be hanging out. Our bartender wanted to know where Mr Pooh was, and when he would be back - which tickled me because everyone in NYC who has met Mr Pooh loves him.

Friday made up for Thursday in that it felt like it took forever. Blondie was going to come meet me for lunch at 1 pm, and then my BFFs decided to go to lunch at 12:15 pm, so I decided to hang with them until 1 and then meet Blondie. But Blondie loves these guys so he came over early and all 4 of us went for sushi and then fro-yo. Blondie loves the fro-yo place as it's self-serve; he kept saying "I'm so glad we don't have one of these by our house!".

The weather was kind of crappy and chilly all day on Friday. When I finally got done on Friday, I decided to walk home - something about that kind of weather made me want to saunter 2 miles through the city. It felt like walking weather. I actually thoroughly enjoyed my walk home, made even better by an older gentleman (late 50's, early 60's) who started a conversation with me as we made our way past Pony (close to my apt) about the song Down Under - he just came up and said "have you ever had a really bad song stuck in your head?" and it went from there. He was walking my direction slightly, so we talked for about a block before he struck off. After that, for the rest of my trip, all I could think was "vegemite sandwich".

Friday night and Saturday were lazy to the extreme. We ordered in mexican for dinner on Friday, and then got in bed and watched The Dictator - which made us both laugh until we about peed ourselves. Saturday I did a long workout in the gym, finished up in the apt, showered, got back in bed and was still lying there about 2 hours later watching TV. We spent most of the day watching episodes of "Once Upon a Time" off Netflix before ordering in pizza for dinner.

2 days of downtime was needed though as I'm feeling a bit better now - more energy anyway. I'm off in about 10 mins to get a pedicure, and then it's meeting up with my bar friends and possibly my building friends for Sunday Funday.

Workouts! Woot, everyone's favorite:
Tuesday: 30 mins hill run; 2 min walking at 4.1 mph on 0% grade hill; 2 min running at 5.3-5.5 mph on 3% grade hill; little bit of weights
Wednedsay: Insanity Max Cardio Interval (60 minutes of hell)
Thursday: 3.1 mile speedwork run; 2 min walking at 4.1 mph; 2 min running at 5.7-6.5 mph - 37:42 mins
Friday: Insanity Cardio Recovery; 2 mile walk home
Saturday: 3.1 mile run in 36:22 (did my first mile in less than 11 mins; was NOT on downhill treadmill!); weights; P90X Ab Ripper X
Sunday: P90X Yoga


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