03 July 2007

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

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!



  1. Glad to know that others have taken spills as well. I've fallen a few times and I don't even run on trails -- not too coordinated, I guess.

  2. Glad your ok from the fall. Mac&Cheese...oh man your killing me!:)

  3. Mac & Cheese...oh yes what a staple food. Sorry to hear about the tumble but glad to read that you are back on the trails again..even literally.

  4. As Good As It Gets is def a good movie. Don't know about the other ones though.

    Ouch on the fall. Hope you won't be feeling the effects from that tomorrow. You might need those pain meds again LOL

  5. How can you say that "Mongolian Ping Pong" was bad. With the drugs you were on that had to be a stunning film. It's true I haven't seen it yet but I heard it's as good as it gets...

    And it seems the apple doesn't "fall" far from the tree. As the "tree" I now wear biking gloves on my trail runs because I was tired of scaped up hands from my falls.

  6. Must be heaven to be able to chew again; if Mac&Cheese sounds exciting, you must really have missed eating.

  7. Dang!! That was you? You should have waved or at least slowed down LOL