|Sunset Cliffs, the end of my 16 mile run last Sunday|
Can I just say I am sick of running. This is a bit of a problem because I still have a lot of running to do before January 18th. And I don't really like to complain for a couple of reasons; one, I am doing this to myself, I could quit anytime and two, there are other people that I know and don't know with much much bigger problems. So I feel like a fraud complaining. But I am going to do it anyway. So, as a warning read this only if you don't mind hearing about all my sorrows.
|Aiden had a band performance last week, Grandma came to watch|
I am sick of running. Well, not really. I still actually like it when I am doing it. I am just sick of the time it takes away from doing other things like watching TV or drinking alcohol or staying up past 8:30 at night.
I am super tired of getting up before the sun rises to run. It's dark and cold. Sometimes I have to drag my husband with me because I am afraid to go to the track alone in the dark. And I am tired of making him do that. I do like the feeling, though, of having run 9 miles before I even have breakfast or before I head to work. So, there are good parts and bad parts to that.
More than anything I am sick of my body hurting. Right now my left big toe joint is throbbing. I hate not knowing exactly why and I hate worrying if it will keep me from accomplishing this feat. And most nights when I go to bed my legs ache all over and my feet hurt. It makes it hard to fall asleep. Sometimes I take Motrin to help me sleep but then I wake up with a tummy ache because I am too lazy to eat before I take the medicine. When I get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night my calves are so tight I have to hobble. So I do stretches at 3am. It's ridiculous, really.
|Decorating the tree|
|Another selfie, since I am the one always taking pictures|
Oh and did I mention that I had a nice rash under my right arm pit? That hurt. After the rash, I switched from the natural deodorant that I liked (because I prefer not putting toxic aluminum crap on my body) back to the Prescription Strength Degree Antiperspirant. And I liked the natural deodorant, it was the first natural one I found that actually worked. But I guess it didn't work well enough for 10 miles of running.
Today I started my morning in the operating room at Palomar Hospital for a quick 30 minute procedure then I came here to my office for a day of seeing patients. This afternoon I will go home for a couple of hours and then return to Palomar again for a night shift delivering babies. The best news, though, is starting tomorrow I am on vacation until Tuesday 12/30. Of course, I will be running during a lot of that time off and then there is that little holiday on the 25th but still... I'll have more time to relax and recuperate. I think I need it.
|Peace and beauty|