Friday, December 13, 2013

Three Things Friday

So much for the alliteration of "three things Thursday" and, yes, I'm totally ripping off the list idea from plenty of other people, but sometimes it's nice to condense thoughts into an easy bullet-pointed list, especially when you just have to think about 3 items.  Three, after all, is the magic number.

But, here goes:

1.  I had a GREAT appointment with my knee doctor on Tuesday.  I almost never use the words "great" and "doctor's appointment" in the same sentence, so this is monumental.  Equally amazing is that I did not get a cortisone shot.  I had been delaying this appointment for several months, thinking that I'd wait it until I needed the shot in order to function actively without pain.  Finally, I decided that I should just go ahead and see the doctor.  He was so excited that I'm doing better 4 years out from my surgery and even had me fill out a survey about my knee, the pain, my activity level.  Who knows, maybe I'll be back in for a shot within the month, but it's been almost a year since my last one which is the longest I've gone in between shots - so exciting!

2.  I left my wedding ring in my office yesterday and woke up in the middle of the night worried about it (also had a terrible dream about one of our doggies that I will not share).  Fortunately, when I went into work today, I found the ring where I had left it - on the floor.  Wife of the year award, I know!  I was quite relieved to find it and hopefully I'll take better care of it in the future.  No, I will!  Definitely!

3.  Running still feels strange using HR but I guess I'm getting used to being sloooooowwwww.  I have thought about caving in and buying headphones to distract myself from the HR numbers, but I don't know if that would help.  Also, while I don't in theory mind that people wear headphones, I am always amazed that people wear them when they are on random trails around twilight.  And then when I run up on them, they practically jump - it's not like I want to startle them on purpose, they just have no idea that I'm there because they can't pay attention to what's going on around them!
That and running skirts are my biggest peeves about other runners.  Am I a total asshole, by the way?  Probably.

It's Friday and I'm so ready for the weekend - and one week until Christmas vacation!


mindful mule said...

I startle people out on the trails (and even the sidewalks!) all the time whether they're wearing headphones or not. I have no idea what it would be like to make one's way through the world with such little attention to one's environment. And just imagine that these are the same people that are Driving all around us, too.

As for running skirts: I wish I could pull that off, so to speak - so light and breezy! Maybe a running kilt would be more accepted.

Kristina said...

Rob - I really don't understand how people run so much with headphones. Okay, I guess I do 'get it' - listening to music can be a great motivator, but I really like to know what's around me noise-wise when I'm running.
And I think that you could pull of a running kilt! Maybe you could start a new industry.
See you soon, Amigo!

erin said...

I never listen to music when running, either… so much more enjoyable to listen to my surrounds and hear the birds chirping or the crunch of snow under my feet :)

Did you just start running on HR? That's primarily how I trained earlier this year… it was tough because I felt like I was going SO slow! It gets easier, though!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Kristina said...

Erin - I would definitely need to focus to run with snow and ice! And, yes, I just started running via HR. It's been interesting so far. I can't say that I love it but I find it interesting so far!

kilax said...

That is awesome awesome news about your knee!!! Woo hoo!

LOL, I was thinking today, that maybe I should run with music (haven't in over a year) because I am getting bored running in my neighborhood (trails are buried in snow). But on the (non snow-covered) trail? No need for music, for me!