Wednesday, November 08, 2006
It's my birthday....and I can bitch if I want to.
Yes, it's my birthday. I will not say how old I am. I will make all of you RFB member guess. (Note to anyone on MySpace: NO CHEATING!) Well, I woke up at 9:45 this morning after being up until 2:45 to watch election returns and got ready for a nice run. Well, I was trying to get out right away, but was sidetracked by a few people. Plus I received alot of birthday wishes so I wanted to read them all. I was not able to get out for a run until 1 PM. I was able to keep with the fuel until I was able to get out. I decided to keep up with yesterday's plan and run around Lake Harriet again. It was a VERY beautiful day. The last one until next Spring. Oh pooh. I wanted to make sure I got outside and enjoyed it. I stretched out a little bit before I started running. When I reached 0.5 mile, I started to get the side stitches. I was not going to let slow me down. But around mile 1.5, I started to lose steam. OH NO! I told myself mentally that I will finish the run. I continued to focus on the pavillion as my finishing point. I held on mentally to keep running saying, "I can do it! I can do it!" Well, I did that and it helped. I finished my run and doing much faster. After the run, I quickly fueled up in the car and started heading to Jamba Juice for a good smoothie. Then I headed off for some errands before heading home. When I reached home, I quickly showered and got ready for dinner with my in-laws. Dinner was yummy. I had grilled salmon at Timber Lodge Steakhouse with some wild rice on the side. After dinner, I headed to the in-laws for some apple crisp. I received a gift of some money from the in-laws, which will be used for new running shoes. But, sadly I did not receive anything from my husband. :`( I know that we had some times where we short of money after lost his good paying job to stupid managers. But I thought I would receive something since he worked his way to higher position in the last year along with a raise too. But nothing. I was hoping to be surprised with some concert tickets for Bob Segar, which is SOLD OUT here in Minneapolis. **sigh** I have gone through a few years of no Christmas gifts because of the lack of money. I was wrong. I do not want to dwell on it, but it's hard not to. I love him, but it just hurts. Well, I need to head to bed because I have an early morning class at work. I have a 3 hour break before heading back to work again. I also plan to use the day as a rest day before doing either cross-training or running on the treadmill for 3 miles. Today's workout 2.79 mile - run 26:59 9:40/mile - HOLY double SHIT!