Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let the Rain Fall Down...

Oh wait, is that a Hilary Duff song? Now I'm embarrassed, it just sounded like such a catchy title! Wow, those record execs really know what they're doing. Well moving past my former Disney days, I had every intention of running last night with Erica, but as the weather looked like this...

we opted to switch the nights around and try to fit in a run tonight. I am all for running in the rain, but when there is a monsoon outside, and people are kayaking up the street, it just seems silly. The thought of running with an umbrella crossed my mind but that just seemed unprofessional (so now I'm a professional?) and without the cute boots I would look nothing like the Morton Salt girl. Therefore I found myself inside, spinning away to the ridiculousness that is the Apprentice.

{Ok, side note. Does anyone else watch the Apprentice? We are so ready for David to go home and cannot believe he has made it this far. Plus isn't Clint and his outright bluntness the best? I can't wait till he tells Mahsa to shut up next week! Ok, side note over.}

Since my knees are still achy I did some Big Daddy workouts (why did that sound dirty?) I tried to go faster on my low gears and then work on one leg at a time. The one leg at a time was really hard, so I know I need lots more work on that. The only problem is I have trouble reaching my other leg to rest on the back of the trainer, so I kind of spazz out with what to do with it. I think we really need to hook up our computer so we can at least get a MPH readout, I think that will help keep me more motivated, that or tying a donut to a string like I am a dog or something. I tried to keep going until my knees got to the point where I felt like I had to stretch them out. My next appt. with the doc for Lyme disease testing is Nov 9, so hopefully I can get the right test this time and then a month after that I should know whether or not all my joint problems are Lyme related! I sure hope they are, otherwise I am stumped :( 

In completely unrelated news we got the Versatile Blogger Award from Megan over at the Daily Sweat! The rules

1. You must thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2. You must share 7 things about yourself.
3. Finally, you must pass this award along to other bloggers.

Since Coach is asleep on the couch, I will try to come up with 7 things about us a couple this time, since we have already posted about ourselves individually!

1. We first met when we were 14, got close to going out, but didn't officially get together until we were 19.

2. I am actually older than Coach, by 5 months.

3. Our courtship only lasted a total of 8 months. We started dating at the end of August and were married by that March.

4. He is better at math, but I am better at English. He actually got kind of upset when we got the same score on an online IQ test!

5. Since being married we have moved 7 times.

6. My humor is sarcastic and his is cheesy. Together, we are quite a pair. It is hard to tell if we are ever being serious!

7. We have been married 5 wonderful years, though it doesn't feel that long, or maybe it does. Sometimes it is still hard to believe I get to be married to be him!

So thanks to Megan for picking us! I love being Versatile! And now to the next victims. I am trying to pick two ladies who are new to the running/blog world in hopes we can all get to know them better...

1. Jess at Blonde Ponytail. She is new to blogging but she rocked the Portland Marathon and I loved getting to meet her.

2. Kim at (Just) Trying is For Little Girls. She has been lurking around the blogoshpere for a while but she finally decided to start her own, and this would be a great way to get to know her better!


Colleen said...

Tying a donut to a string... you are my kind of girl! :)

Congrats on the blogger award!

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

enjoyed reading this. seems like your really complement each other well =)

Erika said...

Love this list! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Megan said...

and i thought I moved a lot - geeze!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Love the donut on a string idea!

I also don't run in monsoons....ew.

Loved your list!

Aimee said...

I hope your dr. apt. goes well and you're able to figure out what's causing your pain!
Um...I like running in the rain too, but running in a monsoon is definitely not a good idea!!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Oh boy, I missed this post a few days ago! Thanks for picking me...I will work up a versatile post this weekend. I must have been watching Community on the DVR instead of reading your blog!