Oops, I disappeared there for
a second … ahm… about a week. Not sure what happened, but I am taking the opportunity again to link up with Amanda from Running with Spoons for Thinking out Loud to get my blogging schedule back on track.
+ If you can spare any good vibes and positive thoughts tomorrow for my Mom’s second kidney surgery (the last one was a year ago), it would be very, very much appreciated. I am a little anxious over here (as always when things happen to my loved ones on the other side of the world) and just hope that everything goes well.
+ I am happy to report that I solved my hair dilemma that I mentioned last time. I bought some hair color at Target the other week and dyed my hair back to my regular color (which is like a dark chocolate brown) and it worked out quite nice. No more red hair for me (and probably no trim for a while either).
+ I’ve mentioned on Twitter that I am currently dealing with a major pet peeve at the gym. There are these three women (that I’ve seen doing this), who come into the locker room after their workouts and spread out their toiletries in front of the (limited) mirror spots BEFORE they get in the shower and get dressed and as a result, block the mirrors for everybody else who is (already showered and dressed) trying to get ready to go to work in the morning. It drives me batshit crazy.
I watched this for a few weeks (and didn’t say anything because I was always able to get in front of a mirror when I needed to and ‘why should I be the person who picks a fight?’), but last week I felt the obligation to call one of them out. Someone had moved that one lady’s stuff over to the side, so that she could use the mirror (while the lady was still getting dressed) and she came over and was all snippy about it. So, I stepped in and told her that she can’t put her stuff down and block the mirror if she’s not yet ready to use it. She said that she was in the shower and I said ‘Yeah, and we’re already dressed, trying to dry our hair and put our makeup on so we can go to work!”. The other girl was backing me up and I felt really good about speaking up … cautiously hoping that she (and the other two offenders, who kinda witnessed the situation) had learned their lesson. But then the next day, they reverted back to doing the same thing. What is wrong with people? It’s so inconsiderate and rude. Or, do you think that I am overreacting? What would you have done?
+ If you follow me on Instagram, you know already that I had my first fall ever last weekend during my long run. I tripped over my own feet (or a bump on the sidewalk, who knows?) and landed flat on my face on the pavement. It was bound to happen, right? I mean, every runner falls at some point (please tell me that is true!). I wouldn’t particularly recommend it though. I was pretty lucky to walk away with just a scraped elbow. A badly scraped elbow, that is, but honestly, it could have been a lot worse. I even finished my 12 mile-run.
+ I think I need to bake something this weekend. I mean, something sweet. A pound cake or muffins or something. I don’t crave that stuff very often, but when I do? Man, do I want it RIGHT NOW. Maybe I’ll do some chocolate chip oat cookies. I think I saw a promising recipe somewhere recently. Gotta check my Pocket.
What’s a random thought on your mind today?