A Week’s Worth of Suck

The last few days really haven’t been the greatest.  I feel whiny for complaining about it because none of it is really a big deal, but I’ve just had several … annoyances this past week.

After last Sunday’s 10-mile run, I noticed some tightness and aching in my right hip.  I took a couple of days off and foam rolled the hell out of it.  It felt better by Wednesday, so I ran 6 miles (5 miles @ tempo pace), and then afterward it hurt again.  Foam rolled and took Advil on Thursday and Friday and then ran 4 VERY easy miles on the treadmill Friday evening.  I couldn’t walk without limping Saturday morning and it’s still not back to normal.  I have a half-marathon in 6 days.

I have always hated Valentine’s Day, but it sucked especially bad this year.  I’m not married to a romantic guy, and I know this, but it bothered me more than usual this year.  He worked all day and bought us tickets to go to a comedy club with another couple that I’m really not even crazy about.  During the hour+ drive there, he and the other dude sat in the front and talked shop (they’re in the same line of work) while me and his wife sat in the back having very sporatic, forced, awkward conversation.  I can B.S. and make small talk with almost anybody, but it’s hard to fill that much time and silence with someone you have nothing in common with and can’t relate to on any level.  At least the comedy show was okay.

Then last night a winter storm hit.  We were supposed to get 6-10 inches of snow, but what we ended up with is more like 3 inches of sleet with maybe another inch or so of snow on top of that.  At least I’m off work for President’s Day and don’t have to deal with that headache today, but I know tomorrow will be shitty and dangerous for my employees (as I work in the delivery industry).

That aforementioned ice screwed up my plans for today, too.  The only thing I had planned for my day off was to get my hair done and see my chiropractor to see if he could help with my hip, and both of those places cancelled my appointment due to the weather.

And admittedly this one is kind of funny, but as icing on the cake I waxed my lip yesterday and then played out in the snow with the doggies today.  I guess that skin was still super sensitive because it’s chapped now to the point that I have a red, scabby mustache.  So sexy.

Just so this post isn’t entirely negative, here are some pictures of happy dogs in the snow.

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12 thoughts on “A Week’s Worth of Suck

  1. I feel your pain…literally (well technically mine is the knee) and I too have a half in 6 days. LOL. I hope your lip heals quickly. I’m so sorry, but that is pretty funny. Yeah, awkward outings with people you don’t know stink. Your dogs had fun in the snow! What breed is the black & white dog?

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    1. It IS funny in that “only me” kind of way. haha Harley, the black and white one, is a pit/boxer mix according to his doggie DNA panel Bella, the brindle and white with speckles one is American bulldog/Belgian Malinois. (They both came from a bully breed rescue.) They had a blast today. 🙂 Hope we both get our kinks worked out before Sunday!

      Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:13:47 +0000 To: pamfrench@hotmail.com

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  2. I feel your pain on so much of this. Maybe it’s hot rod guys? Chris isn’t terribly romantic or into Valentine’s Day, so I’ve just kind of let that go. This year I actually headed out of town because of it. Much easier to ignore when you’re out of state!

    And we were supposed to get the 6 to 10 as well, but we maybe got 3 or 4. Very dissappointing. At least you have an adorable foster to smile at 🙂

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  3. Ugh, I hope you feel better soon and can get back in with the chiro! And I hope today wasn’t too bad with the roads 😦

    Sigh, forced small talk. An hour in the car would do me in, too!

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    1. I saw him today! Hopefully I’ll be good to go by the weekend. The roads aren’t terrible today because they’ve got a layer of crunchy snow on top giving us a little traction. But the sun is shining now and melting that snow, and it’s all gonna refreeze tonight. It’s not supposed to get above freezing again till Saturday, so that makes me nervous about how they’ll be the rest of the week.

      Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:29:31 +0000 To: pamfrench@hotmail.com

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