Not gonna lie, I still have not completely figured out the differences between a Mac and my old laptop (RIP). It can be a tad bit frustrating. I miss you, laptop.
On Friday, I had to go to the hospital for my test. Once I arrived, I realized I was being tested in the pediatrics unit. I was slightly confused by this because surely, I can’t be the only adult with this problem? Regardless, I sat in a waiting room with many, many, many children and their parents and watched Toy Story and Casper and did word puzzles. Every 20 minutes, the nurse would come find me, I’d blow in a tube and that was it. For three hours. I asked if I could run to the gift shop quickly to pick up a magazine and she said no. I usually like doctor’s offices because I can read the last 76 issues of People, so I was quite disgruntled that this place had no reading material.
Devon Sawa? Welllllll, okay then!
SOLVED. I AM A GENIUS.
Anyway, I became quite cranky by the end of it. I was really hungry and there were so. many. yelling. children. It was actually a relief to go back to the office, where it was quiet and I had food.
After work, Cass, Liz and I walked the two-ish miles to Dockside Willies to meet Sloane for drinks and appetizers. I wore the sandals I had worn to the wedding last weekend, and while they were fine then, they tore up my feet on the walk and I complained a lot, but my toes were bleeding! Ow. Oh, and Liz and I got interviewed by the news on the walk over and we were probably the two most awkward people ever. “UUMMMM!” I got cut, but Liz made the news!
Anyway, we sat outside and it was a nice night, so it was fun to people watch. After, we hung out at my place and watched half of Magic Mike, which was pretty awful, but fun to look at. Maybe we should have muted it?
On Saturday, I got some miles in. My legs felt good, but it was just so humid. I stopped in the Y for some water after about seven miles, and the woman at the front desk (who I am friendly with because, duh!, everyone at the Y is my best friend), said, “JESUS, what happened to you?” I guess I was a little sweaty.
After about 10 miles, I really started to feel terrible. My vision was blurred and I kept seeing black spots. I took a few breaks just to let my heart rate come down, and to, you know, wipe the sweat off my arms with leaves? I was delirious I guess. My clothes were so soaked with sweat, so I had nowhere to wipe the new sweat off. It was rough. I did 13, took a break, and then ran the last four after the store. I just needed a mental break and to cool off. The last four miles felt good though. The heat had creeped up, but the humidity had gone down a little.
After a quick lunch, I hit the road. I really hate driving and Tim drives us everywhere, so it was unhelpful that it completely downpoured for the first 45 minutes of the trip. I mean, everyone was going 40 mph on the turnpike and using flashers. I was so incredibly nervous, but luckily, I made it to my grandma’s safe and sound. It was really good to see her! I hadn’t seen her since Christmas, but we email frequently. She, my uncle and I went to a pizza place for dinner and it was really delicious and just nice to see them and spend time together. As I get older, I am really appreciating time with my family, and would rather spend time with them than elsewhere.
After we said goodbye, I met with Kaylan and we went to the venue to wait for my sister and Kerry.
Kaylan was my first friend here, and although she has since moved to Philly, I think we will always be good friends. Its the type of friendship in which we won’t talk for weeks and it doesn’t matter. She’s just a good person, and I need that in my life. I am forever grateful to have her in my life.
Anyway! The show was so much fun!!!
We weren’t that far back, but it was hard to get a good picture with the lights. They were excellent, and they solidified their spot on the list of bands I will continue to pay/travel to to see. My favorite song they played is a tie between “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” and “70 x 7”. I know those are totally different, but I love the former and it has always a song I can listen to on repeat. The latter was just fun to scream and think back to all the people who I used to think about when I heard that song. “IS THAT WHAT YOU CALL A GETAWAY? TELL ME WHAT YOU GOT AWAY WITH. CAUSE I’VE SEEN MORE SPINE IN JELLYFISH. I’VE SEEN MORE GUTS IN 11-YEAR-OLD KIDS.”
SO fun! And Kaylan and I realized we are old because we left during the last song to beat traffic, but totally worth it to me. I was home, snug in my bed by 1 a.m.
I dragged my very sleepy rear-end out of bed and was on the pavement by 8 a.m. Sunday. It was still humid, but I felt a thousand times better than Saturday. I was listening to Brand New on repeat and loving life and everything about it. I don’t know what pace I am running these days, and some days I care, but yesterday I just ran hard. It could have been 9-minute miles. It could have been 5-minute miles (OK! Probably not!). I ran hard for all those times running sucks and for every good song that came on my iPod. A solid accidental 15 miler.
Then Tim came home from his fishing trip, so we ran some errands and then we looked at bait, which was extremely boring. Why do you fish just to throw them back….? But I guess why do you run in circles for hours for no reason??? can also apply here.
We were both sleepy, so we spent the afternoon watching soccer and relaxing. It was a really good weekend. I am really sad its Monday already.