Sometimes I feel like I am on one of those playground merry-go-rounds holding on for dear life. It’s been insanely busy, but good busy. I am doing a lot of new and different things, embracing every bit of the challenge.
January has been such a difficult month to train with the ice, snow and brutal arctic blast. I have kept every mile to plan, but this weekend I listened to my body and took a break. Not to disclose too much info, I’m fine, but I went to the doctor this week and needed to rest. So I cut my long run in half, hey it’s early enough in the game to slow-up before something serious happens.
Since I’ve been spotty here are a few nuggets of what’s going on in my world to entertain you:
- I purchased a new pair of running shoes. Before I make a humungo deal about this, it’s kind of a bummer to have to switch shoes in training. I even had to switch brands, long story. In the meantime, I’ve been rocking my Nike Free XT Quick Fit shoes on my non-running days. My feet are happy clams and the shoes offer great support.
- I am bummed about how poorly Chicago fans and other athletes are treating Bears QB Jay Cutler. I wanted the Bears to go to the Super Bowl more than anyone but give the guy a break. However, the athlete-to-athlete banter is somewhat amusing, boys will be boys. As much as I was pulling for da Bears, I will say I am fond of Mr Rodgers.
- We brewed beer batch #2 this weekend, and also experienced our first minor blow-up. Co2 went all over the bathroom, and if I had this on video we’d be rich on America’s Funniest Home Videos.
- Ever since watching Inception I have messed up dreams. Ridiculous dreams. Often Leo will appear, go figure. That movie is by far one of my all-time favorites.
How is January going for everyone? Anyone feeling the early stages of spring fever?