Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Musings

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I've been sick for the past few days. Stupid strep throat. In retrospect, sharing a water bottle with my daughter (who also ended up diagnosed with strep a few days earlier) was not such a good idea. Sleeping, drinking water/tea, & taking meds is pretty much all that I've done since Saturday evening.

I must finally be feeling better because I'm starting to get a bit stir crazy and bored. In my boredom, one of the things that I decided to do was look back at posts last July.

Did you know that it was roughly this time last year that I tried out Saucony Progrid Triumph 5 running shoes courtesy of a giveaway from from Wes's blog? Wow. How awesome that was! I ended up switching to these shoes and I couldn't be happier.

I was also sporting a broken/smashed finger. Don't miss that one bit! What is it with me and stupid injuries in the summer? Last year smashed/broken finger. This year scraped/broken elbow.

My running mileage in July 2009 was 55.7 miles with my long run at 7.0 miles. I've exceeded that mileage total already this month walking hills, but it's obviously not the same as running. And the long stuff isn't happening for me right now. However, somehow I am reassured by looking at those numbers. I don't think I'm too far off actually.

My post reading was interrupted by the postal carrier ringing the doorbell. I appreciate our postal carrier driving up to the house to deliver a box at the doorstep instead of leaving a slip and making me go pick it up myself at the post office. But I don't understand why she puts the rest of the mail in the box (I have a long driveway) rather than bring it up as well. Anyway, the package was a box with a few interesting products from American Nutrition to try out and review. Will post a review in about a week once I've had ample opportunity to try them out.

I also decided to make a word cloud. It made me smile so I posted it on my sidebar. Oh, and I made a few slight changes to the blog layout.

That's all I've got for now. Stay healthy!


  1. Sorry to hear that you've been sick! I hope you're back to 100% soon.

    I love looking back on old posts to see where I was last year, or the year before.

    Enjoy the new products!

  2. Hope you're back to good quickly!
    The new blog layout looks really nice - pretty and clean.

  3. Shake that strep!
    Hope you keep feeling better :-)

  4. So sorry you are sick, that stinks. I had no idea you had a daughter too.. huh.

    I love getting packages. I would love getting packages of stuff for free to try out even more!

  5. Love the new bloggy look!!! And wow, what a crazy year you have had!!! But you know what? Whether you are walking or running you are still moving forward.

    I'm a total Saucony girl, I lurrrvvvv them!! Glad you do too!


  6. Feel better soon!

    Love the wordcloud.

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  8. ahh the sharing of germs, so fun.

    i love when I have just some down time to reflect and do little things that aren't exactly on any grand to do list

  9. I'm glad you are feeling better! I really like my Saucony trail shoes too, and I wear them all the time to ref in. Good stuff!

  10. Sorry to hear about the strep! How cool about the shoes and I love your word cloud!

  11. Bummer on your sickness ... I hope you feel better soon! But this post was kind of cool -- you got me caught up in one post. An unexpected blessing! ;)

  12. Four words.. Pea and Mint Soup...

    ;o) seriously cures all.. but I think you know I was going to say that!

    .... and I love your word cloud... I may steal it (so thanks in advance if i do!!)

    ... Now what were you doing at work today... GET WELL SOON!

  13. Bummer on the strep! Came over from Tall Mom. What a great running community! I will look forward to your review of the American Nutrition stuff. I am also a quilter - our guild does caring quilts for folks in need in our area - fires, illness etc. Glad to have found your blog!