Look what arrived today! Can you hear the choir of angels singing? Oh just me? Okay, then.
Unfortunately, I could not get the truck driver to bring the 300 lb. box any further than our front walk. Apparently they are only responsible for unloading boxes from the truck itself, so he was being nice by bringing it down the walk. Luckily it did not rain during the day, which was my main concern since I definitely couldn’t move the box until Barry got home this evening.
Naturally I went for my 3 mile run on my brand new treadmill (after we got the thing put together). Never mind that it is only 79 degrees outside today and the fact that I usually dread having to run on a treadmill. How could I not try my new toy out? Side note: It’s funny how I can both dread and love this piece of equipment at the same time.
The run went pretty well… I mean, it’s still a treadmill. It did feel pretty cushiony, thanks to the four sets of cushioning along the bottom. Ultimately, that was the deciding factor. I watched Jeopardy while I ran, which was fun. I may not get all of the answers right, but I always have an answer for the question. Or a question for the answer, I guess.
In typical fashion for me, I managed to burn the outside of my elbow on the toaster this morning. You may be wondering how one manages to burn ones elbow on a toaster. First, you have to be very
klutzy talented. Secondly, you have to reach up in the cabinet above the still hot toaster and then somehow jam your elbow into the toaster slot as you lower your arm from reaching into said cabinet.
By the way, have you ever tried to take a picture of the outside of your own elbow? It’s no small task.
Last week I mentioned the need for bathroom breaks while running and shared that I have needed a break on every run I’ve done since July 1 (except the 5K race on July 4). First of all, I can tell you that the streak is still alive (Is anyone else thinking of the song ‘The Streak’ by Ray Stevens? Just me again? Alright.). I came across this article about GI distress while running and 8 tips on how to deal with it. In the article, they mentioned that it is estimated that “60% of all runners experience bathroom issues while running.” I know a few of you mentioned you have also been dealing with “bathroom issues” since it has gotten hotter outside, so I thought this article might be useful!
Sometimes I feel like I am the only one who deals with these issues when they are actually happening to me (i.e. as I’m crouched behind a bush somewhere). So to make myself, and maybe some of you, feel better, here is a video of a lady getting caught on camera relieving herself in a yard next to some guy’s house. The part that cracks me up the most is when the guy who’s house she’s pooping next to calls it “malicious fecal distribution.”
For the record, I have never gone in someone’s yard or near someone’s house. Just felt the need to clarify that…
It’s really not funny, but did you laugh about that video? I couldn’t help but to laugh.
What klutzy move have you made recently that caused you injury?