November 29, 2012
So apparently I need to post these blog posts on my personal Facebook profile instead of AHSOM’s FB page to get you people to read? I had the highest amount of views yesterday that I’ve had in a long time. (The most since this post, my most popular post ever.)
What the eff, you guys! Like AHSOM’s FB page damn it!
Pretty please? 😀
Anyway, first things first. Yesterday’s run.
It was….meh. I did 4 miles. Technically yesterday called for 5 according to my plan. But since I had to jump ahead to week 4 when really I feel like I’m at week 1 (which would have called for 3), I figured 4 miles was a good compromise.
Oh who the hell am I kidding? I cut my run short because my legs were sore from Shoddy Lifting Tuesday.
2 sets of 8 squats made me so sore that every step felt like burning knives cutting into my legs.
There. I said it.
Go ahead and judge — I deserve it.
And now, let’s move on to what you’ve all really come here for. A picture of my Glorious Dining Table.
Actually, most of you have already seen it on my personal FB page, but I’m going to show it to you again. Without further delay:
(Confession: I was going to write “without further ado”, but I didn’t know if I was supposed to spell it “ado” or “adieu”, and instead of trying to figure it out, I decided to just use a different word.)
I really love the look of it. I think it pulls the room together perfectly.
However, I gotta say– the table is a little scratched up, I suspect from the shipping process.
I was fully prepared for some damage, since I read the reviews on overstock.com. And I figured for the price of the table, we were going to get what we paid for.
There are lots of little scratches on it, and a few larger chips. (I colored them in with a sharpie.) The worst damage is the long crack that runs down one side of the table.
All of the damage isn’t really noticeable from afar, and not even that bad up close. Not bad enough for me to go through the hassle of returning it.
And since it’s just me and Joe, it’s not like it’s going to get a ton of use and abuse. So, it’s fine to keep. I will, however, be calling o.co to see about some sort of discount for the damage.
So, that’s my dining story. All in all, I’m happy with it, and so happy to finally have a place to sit if we have more than two people eating. YAY!
Now, if I can just get a certain someone to move this bookcase…
Happy Thursday 🙂
October 18, 2012
Thank you so much for that hefty dose of utter and sheer boredom you gave me during my workout today, Mr. Treadmill. You shouldn’t have.
No, really. You shouldn’t have.
OK, guys. The good news is, I got my 5 miles in. The bad news is, I had to break it up into sprint intervals instead of a steady 5 straight miles.
Why you ask? Well, first of all, I was wearing my Pumas.
Which means I had to wear socks.
And I’ve decided wearing socks while you run should be illegal. Or at least not accepted in most places.
Does anyone else always get blisters every time they wear socks? I’ve tried a million kinds, and still, no dice. Socks are not my friend, friends. They were slip sliding all over the place, and I had to use my walking breaks to fix them.
I hereby declare a sock rebellion! Who’s with me?
Also, regarding my Pumas…they are about as flat-soled as you can get, and they still felt too bulky.
I haven’t run in them since I got my Vibrams, and I can’t say I miss them at all.
Finally, there’s a reason it’s called the Dreadmill. It crushes your soul and takes no prisoners.
I got about 1 mile in before I wanted to rip my hair out. When this happens, instead of stopping, I always immediately switch to sprint intervals to break it up a bit. Lots of people have different workouts for this, but mine is usually the same:
Run 1 mile or until boredom sets in
Walk for .10
Sprint as fast as you can for .15 (so each walk/sprint rotation totals 1/4 of a mile)
Repeat until desired mileage is met.
I usually really bump up the speed as I get close to the end. I compare it to sprinting toward a finish line in a race.
And yes, I know that interval training is great, and some would say it’s even better for you than running 5 miles at the same pace. (I could hold my own in a conversation about steady state.)
But, I’m running a 10k on Sunday and I really, really want to do good. And building up my mileage until I can run straight through is what works for me.
Ugh. Listen to me complaining.
Wah, socks. Wah, treadmill. Wahhhhh 10k.
Sorry. Will you forgive me if I post a picture of my parent’s dog Wes the Corgi?
How can you not smile when you see those ears?
At least now that my run is over, I can look forward to dinner! (And a well-deserved glass o’ wine!)
Catch ya later!