Sunday, January 24, 2010


Finally slept through the night Friday night; woke up a little before 11 on Saturday - glorious! We went down to KG for the afternoon to have dinner at mom's. My brother, sister, and uncle were there too. Mom made a beef rib roast; we put together some sides (garlic green beans, sauteed mushrooms, herb roasted potatoes, creamed onions). I baked some double chocolate chip brownies and Daniel picked up ice cream for brownie sundaes. Yum!

I gave my cough to Matt (sorry hon...) so he stayed home from church this morning. Stacy and I went, and then went to lunch at Panera Bread afterwards. I like their new chicken salad sandwich! Had a half sandwich and a cup of broccoli cheddar soup, yum. Napped in the afternoon and watched football.

I've been very drippy all day since I've been off the Sudafed. Just trying to keep blowing my nose and drinking fluids. I found out that you can buy the same medicine that's in cough syrup, but in a TABLET...yay! That should help my overall well-being.

Carly sent me my very own picture of Cassy this morning since she hasn't been able to put the bulk of the pictures up on Facebook yet...yay! Can't wait to see her, but first we've both got to get better...stupid colds.

Hoping that I'll be well enough to hop on the exercise bike Tuesday after work. I still have to take my bicycle over to the shop to get the brakes calibrated. Have a full day of meetings and church on Wednesday, and a church concert on Friday. Back at volunteering after AM yoga on Saturday. Then the first weekend of February is going to be bus-y: FFF Friday, yoga + volunteering + dinner and play with Adam and Kristen Saturday, Church and Superbowl party on Sunday! Then my last week of work at NCI, and Donna's yoga class, and valentine's day, and then less than two weeks later we're off to Blacksburg!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My face still hurts

I just took the last sudafed I'll probably be allowed to take, since sometime (probably) next week I'm going to have to take a drug test for my new job and sudafed will show up as a false positive for methamphetamine. That would be an awkward conversation...

Put my pharmacology skillz to good use - maximum half-life of pseudoephedrine is 16h, so elimination (~5 half-lives) is 3.3 days. I'll be good by Tuesday morning.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My face hurts

But I know it's killing you.

12-hour Sudafed only works for me for about 8.5 hours. I know this because I took it last night around 7pm, and promptly woke up at 3:30am when it wore off. And then was awake for two hours until the tiredness overpowered my raging sinuses.

I've been suffering since about 5pm today sinus-wise. Trying to make it another hour or so, in hopes of at least maybe making it through to sunrise on the next pill.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Home sick

Bleh. I've been sick since Monday morning. I thought I was doing better yesterday, but felt much worse today - it's gone from my sinuses into my chest, and I've had to resort to the horror of cough syrup (yeetch!) I seem to be feeling a little better this afternoon than I was this morning, which seems to be pretty typical of me and colds - everything stops moving and gets gunked up overnight while I'm sleeping, and then once I get some fluids and get things loosened up I feel a little better.

I've been half-watching Food Network during the day, and I want to know how all these TV cooks can chop onions like nobody's business on camera. I try to chop one onion (much less SIX, when I make chili) and I end up looking like someone just told me my cat died. What is their secret??

Haven't worked out since yoga last Saturday morning, but I have had, I think, a fairly normal appetite. Not a good combination?

Hooray for Carly and Eric's new baby, Cassidy Alessandra! I'm very much looking forward to meeting her once I'm not a walking ball of germs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Spammers are so funny

I've gotten a couple of ebay spam messages lately. They all include the standard message from the real ebay that says "Your registered name is included to help confirm this message originated from ebay." But then the message says "Dear member" - nice try!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Well then

I did sleep until about 10:30, but woke up with a cold. Working on getting the mucous out right now (ewwww) but otherwise feel okay, just bleh from the shoulders up. Guess I won't be running today :-(

Apparently I love my job so much that I only get sick on my day off.


Ate too much food tonight. I was scheduled to bike today, but I wasn't feeling that well after church so I ended up on the couch dozing on and off for a couple hours before we went to the LaCroixs' for the 24 season premier. Will be nice to sleep in for a morning.

Part of my feeling yucky was that I started taking the high-potency vitamin D tablets (50,000 IU once a week) and apparently I can't take it on an empty stomach. I get the same with multivitamins but I had been doing fine with my daily combo of B vitamin complex, 2,000 IU vitamin D softgel and flaxseed oil. I'll have to take the high-potency D with lunch on Sundays I suppose.

My plan for tomorrow is sleeping until at least 10am, maybe a Starbucks trip, some cleaning/laundry (I desperately need to vacuum...), an afternoon run at the park, and bible study. We'll see how I do!

Monday, January 11, 2010


I've been neglecting the blog a bit with my other forms of social media (damn you Twitter!) Overall training is going well, and I broke the 200-mile mark on Nike Running. My long term goal (which I guess will be a resolution next year?) is to get the Nike 500-mile club t-shirt before my 30th birthday - I'll probably have to exceed my 150-mile goal this year though. If I can do about 200 miles this year, I'll only have to log 100 miles by next August.

Still not doing so great on getting up in the AM though. I need to go to bed earlier! I always say this though. It's hard.

Monday, January 04, 2010

I'm a twit?

Tweeter? Twitterer? Anyway, the new Nike+ website will automatically tweet run data, so I got a Twitter account (linky will stay on the right side bar under personal). I'll post info about my yoga, biking and swimming as well. Now it won't clog up my blog anymore! If you feel like it, check it out at MDtriathlogini :-)

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Just for today...

Oof that was a rough yoga practice. I was just so fatigued 2/3 of the way through. I went to the core class beforehand, so it was 100 minutes of vigorous yoga. Well, it was about 70 minutes of vigorous yoga, and then 30 minutes of not-so-vigorous yoga. I think I need to eat a little more in the mornings before classes. And remember my damn water bottle. Still, given that it was my first "real" practice in over a month (I went to the gentle class on Monday) I think I did okay.

I was glad that there was no volunteering today, so I could get a latte and a breakfast sandwich from Starbucks on the way home and then veg on the couch for a while. We're watching "Encounters at the End of the Earth" on streaming Netflix right now. I'll probably take a shower when it's over, and then maybe do a couple things around the house before I have to get ready to go to Jim and MG's party tonight.

I've been reading the entries on Not Always Right - definitely going on my RSS feed!

I don't get paid until Monday :-( Good thing that's our saving money and not our bill money...

Friday, January 01, 2010

One of my best online shopping trips ever

I got a Kohl's gift card from Matt's aunt for Christmas. I went online tonight, and they are having a three-day weekend sale with "power hours" tonight and tomorrow morning with 50-65% off selected women's wear. I also found coupon codes for an extra 20% off, and free shipping.

I got $202 worth of merchandise - three workout/yoga tops, two pairs of workout shorts, a sweater and two long sleeved tops, and two pairs of earrings...for $49. Hot diggity dang, I am so awesome!

Hey, I really have hiked the A.T.

Dave Barry's Year in Review (100x more funnies than mine)

Happy 2010! Let's all raise a glass to the hope of a better year.

Yoga tomorrow morning, and Jim/MG's party tomorrow night :-)