October 20 09

So, I was totally getting into a good running groove. I was going early in the morning just after the school drop off. I had run just under three miles and first time and just over three the second time. I was totally going 4 yesterday. and even though it’s disconcerting that my 8-year-old can run a 10-minute mile and it takes me, well, a shiteload longer than that because I run at 4.0 or 4.5mph, which I know isn’t all that fast, but I’m only 5’1 and my legs are short yo and I am just not built for running…and so I do what I can. But yesterday, after I hit the mile mark, my foot started burning, so I paused the treadmill to assess the situation and my stupid sauconys had shredded the back of my ankle. I mean, we are talking blood everywhere.


So, not ready to stop working out (I know, I really need to be given some sort of medal), I got on the stationary bike, which, for whatever reason was super comfy on my feet and I “biked” about 13 miles and felt frigging fantastic afterward.

Why did no one tell me that running SUCKS?

Maybe I need to ask for a bike for Chrismukah.

I mean, I get that running on a treadmill is probably better for your body that biking on a stationary bike. and that riding an ACTUAL bike is probably a lot harder then a stupid stationary bike…but after I run? I feel like barbecued death. After I biked? I felt good. I could have gone another 13 miles, I swear.

But today, since I was up all night with Isabella who decided that sleep was not necessary between the hours of 1:30am and 4:30am and since I have now moved on to the post-nasal drip of doom stage of TEH PLAGUE, I decided that I was taking an exercise break and was going to sit on my ass in front of my laptop and do things like, oh you know, WORK, and also watch old school 90210 episodes. I mean, today was a classic – – – Brenda’s Pajama Party where, you know, Cindy Walsh dances in the living room and Kelly tells her deep dark secret and Andrea wears the most embarrassing white granny nightgown.


No wonder no one liked her.

But my sitting on the couch plans were foiled when Indiana decided he could squeeze through the back fence and ohmigoodgod is that puppy fast because I full-on chased him for 3 entire blocks – uphill – and let’s just say that I was unpleased (whatever, I have officially made it a word)

Also unpleasing to me?


I am calling shenanigans.

and I am blaming Gwen Stefani


Apparently, she didn’t get my “Gwen, can you please go out sporting Lululemon yoga pants and a smurfette tshirt and a Lucky Brand hoodie and maybe some Pumas?” memo because, you know, THAT LOOK? I can dig it!

now, I could totally crawl into bed right now but I have very important business to take care of. I have to practice pronouncing my new niece’s name correctly – it’s Eden Alyssa – but it’s pronounced like eh-din. And not like the Canadian “eh” but more like the “ed” in the word “bed.” I got to see her on skype which made me all ovary-tingly (don’t worry…my insides are place where no seed will find purchase) (heh) and eager to fly to Montreal just to squeeze that little thing…but not until I can stop calling her “ee-den.” OH, and also, I totally hijacked Slynnro’s and Metalia‘s weekly text-fest about The City and The Hills, and I’ve committed to watching these shows for the first time, and I’m sure to be a good contribution to the conversation…what with all the meds I’m hopped up on (nyquil. weeeee!) I wonder if anyone will be wearing harem pants.

  1. ouch on the heel. I can’t walk, I can’t bike…I walk, some days.

    Comment by Heather on October 20, 2009
  2. Stationary bike? Really? But they don’t go anywehere. Thank goodness Indy was there to save the day.

    Comment by Tamara on October 20, 2009
  3. I actually learned recently that a short stride is totally fine for running. It’s all about powering your arms. Who knew? It’s hard to describe on a blog comment box though!

    Comment by Brooke on October 20, 2009
  4. I love my Saucony’s.
    The bike hurts my bum…
    Not the recumbent though.

    And baby’s name is pr “Ed in”
    …interesting. I’ve only heard that name prounced “Eee din”
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Processing =-.

    Comment by Christine on October 20, 2009
  5. Displeased. Best said with a haughty British accent. “I was seriously displeased.”

    Comment by Annie on October 20, 2009
  6. I think I like the concept of harem pants because I like the concept of a harem. It does not unplease me.

    Comment by Avitable on October 21, 2009
  7. 13 miles? are you crazy?!

    I despise biking. It hurts my butt.

    However, good on ya!

    And I’m sorry for your heel. And I hate those pants.

    That is all.

    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Embarrasing moments make for good posts… =-.

    Comment by Katie on October 21, 2009
  8. I’m still holding out hope for an Andrea guest spot on the new 90210. I think other than her, the only return that would be more disorienting would be that kid who shot himself with David Silver.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on October 21, 2009
  9. I love that old 90210 episode! With Kelly’s skeleton’s in her closet!

    I think whether you’re biking or running, it is good! You’re working out! It’s more than I am doing!

    And I’m with you – running sucks. I’ve tried to like it, but I just don’t.

    Comment by Kristabella on October 21, 2009
  10. Maybe I should actually start running. It would perhaps give me time to reflect on why I’m still watching the new 90210.

    Because I am.

    I know, I know…

    Comment by foradifferentkindofgirl (fadkog) on October 21, 2009
  11. Walking, running, bikining – it’s all good! You’re doing something and that’s what really matter’s right?
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..I have a confession to make. =-.

    Comment by Cassie on October 21, 2009
  12. I actually liked running, but my knees can’t take it anymore.

    Am old.

    Comment by Angella on October 21, 2009
  13. I totally could have told you running sucks. SUCKS. I prefer to run when I’m being chased and at no other time. Unless there’s beer and I’m thirsty and need it NOW. Otherwise, sloooow movements for me.

    I do think biking is way easier than running, especially outside.

    Comment by Karen Chatters on October 21, 2009
  14. I love the Chrismukah!
    Never heard that before.
    .-= Deborah Pucci´s last blog ..WORDLESS WEDNESDAY =-.

    Comment by Deborah Pucci on October 21, 2009
  15. ouch! that must have been painful…and speaking of painful my eyes are burning because of those dreadfully ugly harem pants!!ewww…and ee-den is an adorable name

    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 21, 2009
  16. TEXT FEST!

    Comment by slynnro on October 21, 2009
  17. I never feel good on a treadmill, it takes way more than 3 miles before I get those good endorphines going. I think that is why it happened with biking! 90210 totally WHO would ever dress like that, c’mon of course she wasn’t popular! I am surprised you haven’t been addicted to the Hills or the City yet, love the drama.
    .-= NaomiJesson´s last blog ..Feeling like an Old Bitty =-.

    Comment by NaomiJesson on October 22, 2009
  18. i love that name. i wish i would have thought of it!
    and, btw, i’m very impressed with your running. i always think about it, but never actually get to the point where i can drag myself off the couch.

    Comment by adina on October 22, 2009
  19. Yikes, sorry about the heel! Ouch! Yeah, no running for me due to knee problems. Glad that you and bicycling have found each other. I too prefer it over running.

    Ditto on the harem pants. But aren’t Gwen’s more Hammer-ish than harem-ish? Either way, not good.

    Comment by Nenette on October 23, 2009
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