A few rambling thoughts
- I was very proud of myself for Wineglass. Although I was hungry, I couldn’t eat all that much after the race. All I wanted was some chicken soup that Wineglass provided. After I showered and rested a bit, we went out to dinner. Again, I was hungry, but I couldn’t eat more than a slice of pizza. I had another snack before bedtime and went to bed with a full stomach. I woke in the middle of the night STARVING. This was an unusual feeling for me because I don’t get late night munchies nor am I usually hungry in the morning. I laid there silently, deeply unhappy and feeling sorry for myself because I was SO HUNGRY. I wasn’t awake for longer than 30 seconds when Ben suddenly woke up and asked me anxiously what was wrong. I whined that I was hungry. He immediately leaped out of our hotel bed, grabbed a banana that we had, and looked around for other food. I remembered that I stashed away a half bagel and string cheese in a bag. After I ate the banana, bagel, and cheese, I was full and happy again. I asked Ben how did he suddenly wake up when I hadn’t moved or said anything to wake him up. He said, “I sensed that something was wrong and I woke up. I love you and I want you to be happy. If you aren’t happy, I want to fix it. “
- A few weeks ago I asked Ben if he wanted a weekend getaway for his upcoming birthday in December. He immediately groaned, “What race do you want to do now? How far away is it?” I pretended to be hurt and said that I simply wanted to do something nice for him. He gave me a wry look that said that he knew me too well and sighed, “It’s really far away, isn’t it?” Ben hates car trips by the way.
“It’s not that far way,” I said defensively, “And how did you know that I wanted to do a race?”
“I married you. I know how you are.”
“Fine. We don’t have to go away. If you want to stay home, we’ll stay home. It’s your birthday. We should do what you want.”
“Do whatever you want. Whatever makes you happy.”
“It’s your birthday. We should do what you want.”
“All I want to do is spend the day with you. Any day I get to be with you is a great day.”
“We’re going to upstate New York to do a 5K.”
“Oh dear God. I can’t believe we’re traveling for hours to do an event that lasts for less than 30 minutes.”
“It’ll be fun. Happy birthday!”
- I keep waffling between wanting to do a half and not wanting to do one before the end of the year. Every time I think I made a “final” decision, I keep wanting to reconsider. Normally I’m not someone who is indecisive. The few times in the past I was indecisive, it’s because I made one decision, but I really wanted to make the other decision. Once I switched, there was no more indecision. This time, this is not the case. I really don’t know if I want to do one or not.
- I entered the NYC Half Marathon lottery and may the odds be ever in my favor.
- If you love Headsweats as much as I do, here’s your chance be become an ambassador. Headsweats has opened their HS Ambassador application for the 2016 year. Apply here!
- Thanks to me, my workplace has become even more dog friendly. My workplace was always dog friendly, but I wasn’t planning on testing the limits of just how dog friendly it could be. I assumed that my work would be okay with Bandit’s occasional appearance; I wasn’t planning on making her a permanent fixture. When we got Bandit and realized the extent of her separation anxiety, we rearranged our lives and our work schedule around her needs. I bring Bandit to work far more often than I thought I would and my colleagues are surprisingly cool with her presence. Not like just tolerating Bandit, but actually enjoying Bandit. It helps that several of my colleagues own and love dogs, so they were delighted whenever Bandit appeared and ask when she would be coming back if Bandit didn’t come in to work with me. Now more people are bringing their dogs in, which is nice because I don’t like being the only nut who brings in her dog, but I hope the higher ups don’t get a wind of this and send an official notice and unless the dogs are service animals, they’re not allowed in. It helps that for the most part, Bandit’s pretty good and quite quiet.