Monday, October 18, 2010

ooof.

I haven't run in two weeks. 

And I'm starting to feel the effects. 

Biking and fitness videos be damned, I want to run. 

Eliza is acting up, the other day she "brushed" her hair with Daddy's shaver that he accidentally left in the downstairs bathroom, and picture day is Wednesday.  It's thinned out, but doesn't look too bad, but there was so much hair in the garbage it looked like a small animal.

She got out of bed two nights in a row, the first night I caught her with her hands plunged into a tub of my Mom's moisturizer, her arms and legs looked like an oil slick. The next night she snuck back into the bathroom and emptied an entire bottle of Crabtree and Evelyn powder, the bathroom was covered in it, and like someone dumped a bag of flour on her head.

Then she threw popcorn kernels in the fish tank, and they started to sprout.

As usual, Luke is being an angel...aside from tracking two soccer cleats worth of dog poop into the Jeep after practice.

I made Butternut Squash soup, and it was more babyfood like than soup like.  It was still good though.

I got my lip waxed, and for the first time ever, I had some weird reaction and it erupted into huge, itchy welts. I felt like I had a duck bill and had to buy Benadryl cream for it.

By Friday afternoon I was pacing around the living room feeling like a Lion in a cage.  I've read my InStyle and Glamour, but haven't cracked open my Runners World.  Even my Halloween socks were making me think Boo Hoo.

I get like that sometimes, a really bummed out feeling, that nothing but a good crying jag can cure.  Then I feel guilty because I have absolutely nothing to complain about.  But I cry anyway.

Mike suggested some retail therapy, and I did need new jeans.  Although next to bathing suit shopping, there is nothing worse than jean shopping.   After trying on a gazillion pairs at Macy's with no success, we went to the Gap, where they have my favorite cut, Long and Lean....and they were 40% off to boot.  Although they didn't have my size, but after the sales guy let me plow through the pile of discards in the dressing room, I found them! Yee-ha!

Then on Sunday morning, I walked into church, and this little girl looked up at me and said "WOW! You're TALL!!!" 

Which made me laugh.

Then an afternoon of football, and chatting with my girls at the kitchen table along with vino and guacamole helped my spirits even more.

So this is the last week of no running.

And no complaining.

Bring on the Jackie Warner Power Circuit.  (the ab section is a killer).

35 comments:

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Sounds like Eliza is having some FUN!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Dont let your bike hear you say such things, they are fickle.

I laughed out loud with the youngin adventures!!!

At least you got your jeans.

Lisa said...

I definitely know that down feeling you're talking about. Glad you found the jeans you love - I also think shopping for jeans can be torturous! Well, shopping for any clothes can be for me since I'm not tall enough for a lot of the regular clothing but not short enough for some of the petite! Ugh.

Maybe you should put a lock on the bathroom door!! Have a great day!

Copychic said...

Nothing worse than not running...and you're right, nothing else is quite the same :)

Good job on the jeans. It's so hard to find a good pair.

*~* *~* Tracy said...

Eliza sounds like she'd be good company for my 4y/o. They could probably take over the world - or at least a small country. :D

Glad you found jeans! It can be so hard to find THE ones.

Canadian runner said...

Your Eliza sounds like quite the character. I love her spirit!! My niece had the same experience with her hair. She cut her bangs the day before her kindergarten pictures. She had spiky hair like a troll doll :)

Teamarcia said...

Ah that's quite a non-running life! Mike SUGGESTED retail therapy??? My hubby asked me to stop spending $$ like a drunken sailor. Go fig.

Michelle said...

Sorry to laugh at your pain but I did burst out laughing at Eliza's adventures. She should never meet my 5 yr old - the path of destruction would not be pretty ;)

Glad you found jeans you like - I have been procrastinating on going shopping. Desperately need a pair but can't bear the process!

heather said...

I do the random crying thing too. In fact if I've gone too long without it my boyfriend gets nervous. He's worried that I'll explode.

H Love said...

are you just letting your body recover or did I miss something?? P.S. your kids make me laugh!

Caratunk Girl said...

Eliza sounds like she is having some fun! :) Aren't good jeans the best!!

Carly said...

Not running really stinks. I can only imagine how hard it is to keep your mind of it...

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

cutie pie kids you got there! Oh I know what it feels like to not run for two weeks. =( Is that Jackie Warner circuit training an exercise video?

Kristin said...

The things Eliza did was cracking me up!! Glad you got a nice pair of jeans! Im not a fan of the Gap anymore- Now American eagle!! So comfy! :)

Susan Fobes said...

You are having a hard time of it. (I have to get back to workouts too-the middle of me needs whittling...) Hang in there!

blueviolet said...

Running is seriously in your blood, there's no mistaking it!

ajh said...

Eliza is keeping you busy. You may have to post her school photo!

Kelly said...

Funny!! Look at you, all trendy with your sprouted grains and shi-shi bathroom freshener!! I'm surprised they haven't profiled you in InStyle at HOme yet!! ;) Looking forward to running with you soon.

J said...

Sounds like you need to get out for a run! I hear you on that one. Every day seems to be so perfect for a run but I haven't been able to get out!

Kelley said...

Bummer about your lip - all you wanted was some beauty and it went the other direction. I think you've had your share of mishaps- only one way to go and that is up. You must be born to run!

Julie said...

Hi Molly,
Hell yes, vino and guacamole!! I am in a better mood just reading it:)

I feel you pain with the jeans shopping...I hate it too! I also need talls and have issues finding the perfect fit:) I am glad you were able to snag a pair! Enjoy the week!

Anne said...

So much going on...thank goodness for the balance between not so great and really cool! :) Soon, yes soon, you'll be back out there and feelin' groovy!

Lindsey said...

I'l never forget when my daughter "did her hair" with aquaphor. I can't even remember how many times I had to wash her hair with Dawn dish soap to get that out.

I may have to check out Jackie Warner....

The Green Girl said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough time lately. ::hugs::

Good luck jean shopping!

Cynthia O'H said...

Time off running is such a mental battle. The secret for me is to fill that time with other things; retail therapy is always great (especially with 40% off Gap Jeans!).

Iron Mike said...

Amazing that you haven't run even with the very world around you collapsing. Better to persevere. You're doing great.

But, really, what's making your daughter so mischevious? She probably needs more sugar.

Erika said...

Long and Lean are my most favorite jeans ever!!! I think it's good your daughter and my daughter aren't friends...or they would probably be raising a ruckus together:)

Johann said...

I'm sure the whole family will get back to acting normal once you start running again. Two weeks with no running...yikes!

Ed said...

Haha! Sounds like quite a weekend indeed! Thanks for the post!

Jill said...

Oooh, retail therapy cures all!! Gotta get you out there running again, girl to make things all go smoothly again!!! I know how miserable it is!

Tricia said...

yipeee for new jeans

Tara said...

I'm right there along with you girl. I'm not ansy about not running I'm just plain ole bitchy. No one comes near me at work anymore.

Hang tough and take care of hammie! :)

Peggy said...

Sounds like you've been one busy chick lately! I just put the Jackie Warner Power Circuit in my Netflix queue (not available yet, but hopefully really soon!)

Nicki said...

Hope your return to running is all you are dreaming it will be.

And why is it the girls are always the ones who try to cut or trim or thin their own hair?

Tortuga_Runner said...

I loved this post. I hadn't run in 2 1/2 weeks and was feeling the funk. My little ones fortunately did not have a beauty day like Eliza, but were their regular rambunctious selves. I also had to get me some long and leans from GAP. Retail therapy is fantastic, smart hubby!