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Heavy Legs, Light Head... and Macaroni & Cheese!

Posted Jun 06 2009 12:04am

I'm off my pain meds and I feel a lot better. I ate macaroni and cheese last night and it was so exciting to have something other than liquid. (I can't overemphasize how excited I was.) Jaw is still sore so may not be eating corn on the cob for the 4th bbq tomorrow. Burger in a Blender sounds good, though. :)

Since I was feeling so proud of myself to be off the meds and eating mac and cheese I decided I must feel plenty wonderful enough to go for a run this morning. So I went to my Headwaters Trail loop. I thought it would be a good day to bring Shasta also, since I knew I wouldn't be breaking any speed records. I felt really good considering I've been drugged up for the good part of the last week. My legs were a bit heavy and I got a little light-headed at the start but felt fine after I walked a bit. The heat wave has finally reached the Northwest and poor Shasta and Sadie were soaking up all the sun with their black coats, even at 9am. Temps are forecast to hit 100 on Thursday!

I had my first funniest home videos quality fall toward the end of my run. My legs were feeling heavy and I caught a root on a downhill. I thought I could right myself before eating dirt but - no. Big thud on my right shoulder and a five second barrel roll down the trail. Sadie and Shasta were just annoyed that they had to stop. Where's the love?

Notably bad movies I watched while drugged up:

The Libertine
Mongolian Ping Pong
As Good As It Gets
Seraphim Falls

I would like to note that I watched As Good As It Gets a few years ago and enjoyed it, so don't take these reviews to heart because the medication made it awfully hard for me to see and think straight.

I'm excited to be back on schedule. I have a trail race next weekend and I can't wait.

Keep running!


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