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.