Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Week... and then some

It's been a crazy last week and a half- some of it I can't share right now, some of it is personal, and some of it just makes me want to pull my hair out.  It's been full of ups and downs (a lot of them).  However, for the most part- they have been ups.  The two main downs have been just annoyances- part of life.  One of them- first, my thought on FB was- that my pet peeve involved hackers/virus creators who have nothing better to do than destroy the property of others.  Bottom line- my computer has some viruses (thankful for a GREAT landlord who is helping me rid them all).  A few months ago I had computer issues that ended up being a result of my virus scan program doing something strange- I'm pretty careful about the sites I visit and the things I download so I didn't reinstall it right away.  BIG mistake and one that will quickly be rectified when I get it back!  If they are that good- they need to find a REAL job!  LOL


The second one involved the minor annoyance of having a car- went in for an oil change and needed brakes also- $200 later- ugh.  And, 3 months to save up for tires.  Yesterday was one of those days where I wished that I lived close to work so I could walk (but then there's the fact I have so much stuff- but hey- it would cut down on what I bring home...)  Oh well, such is life and today was a much better day!  We are down to 8 days until Spring Break and less than a month to the half marathon (still questioning my sanity right now- seriously dreading it).  I did finally get a 6 miler in on Sunday (gorgeous day) and am looking for an 8 miler on Saturday.  That's the plan anyway- need to figure out where to run it.  I actually would like something relatively flat instead of where I have been going.  The hills are killing me and I need something a little flatter to allow me to get a longer one in.  After that I'll have to do a 10 miler at my parents and then a 13 miler when I come home during spring break.  At that point it will be taper time.  I am considering a 5K to benefit lupus on Good Friday- it's in the evening and local.  After that half- sticking to the 5K's!




I have tried a new breakfast recipe- it was much better than I thought it would be- I'm still "perfecting" it so I will share when I think it's 'ready'.  On the food note- I am struggling with a serious sweet tooth- any suggestions in overcoming it? 

On another note- see this sign- I really like it- you can find it here :)  and if someone would be so inclined to get it for me I would be grateful- LOL (and really surprised)!  (seriously though I will probably be getting this for myself- I just checked it out and they are 50% off and then another 25% off with a code on the item page! )

6 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Go for it! The running and the Holly gift. :) Looking forward to seeing you in a few. Oh, you can get in some flat running here...you just have to find it. Maybe if the weather is nice I can ride my bike alongside you as you run. Naah, I need to move fast enough to stay upright. LOL Love you much.

Tami said...

:) Just looked and an updated forecast for Saturday says rain- hoping not- or at least that I can get it in before it comes! I can't wait!!! I have already figured out that when I run there I'll have to go up and down streets to get the mileage- the town is small enough that my normal route there (including a loop through the cemetery) is only right at 3 miles. and you think you are funny.... LOL Love you too!

Caitlin Helsel said...

I'm sorry to hear about the car trouble, love. I was in the same shoes a few weeks ago so i know how you feel. Fingers crossed the week ends on a high note for you :)

Abby said...

Car places are the worst I feel like every time I go in they just add more stuff I need to do. Struggling with a sweet tooth myself. If you ever find a secret to it let me know.

Tami said...

Thanks Caitlin- it was just brakes but new tires soon also- thankful I haven't had any other issues :)

Tami said...

Abby- I agree! and I will :)