Thursday, October 11, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1.  I'm laid out with a nasty migraine of the sinus sort.  I had horrible headaches when living in allergy-ridden TN and KY, but they went away completely in Germany.  I started getting them again in NJ and NY, but now that I'm back in the South they're back in full swing.  I do not like this.  I do not like it at all.  Thank goodness for a sweet little boy who's totally willing to play Kinect while Mommy lays curled up on the sofa.  And thank goodness for prescription headache medicine.  Maybe I can make something of this day and get him to the library as a way to say thanks!

2.  I went to a lunchtime cycle class with hubby on Tuesday.  It was awesome!  He has a YMCA right down the road from his office, and it falls within our local membership but I'd never been there before since it's a bit of a drive.  He's been talking about this class being nice, so we decided that it would be fun to actually work out "together" for once.  Though we didn't chat during the class of course (I will not be that guy!), seeing him before and after was cool.  Plus we competed a bit, which makes for a better workout, right?  And the boy liked their kid watch because it wasn't as crowded, so I'll call it a win.  I think this may be our weekly Tuesday workout from now on!

3.  I'm still not sure about the Spartan Beast on Saturday.  Now I'm leaning a bit more towards no.  The thought of pushing too hard and being out of regular workouts for another week (longer if I get injured) isn't too appealing.  I'll probably hate myself for it, but I'm strongly considering just making it a fun family hiking trip and putting in a trail run there somewhere.  If that's what I do, please don't consider me a cop-out.  Or do.  Whatever.  The only other race on my schedule this season is the TN Ragnar, and it's a bit of a bummer that I have no longer runs to aim for otherwise.  I wish there were marathons in December in this area, why don't people like running in the cold?  I love it!

Do you like working out in the cold?  Do you like working out on your lunch break?  Do you have a migraine today too?  (Let's hope the answer to at least the last one is no!)


  1. I LOVE running in the cold. I really can't tell you why, but I enjoy getting all bundled up and heading out when most people are sitting all nice and cozy on their couch. :-)

    I also enjoy the weird looks you get from people when running during a snow storm or the rain. You can see their eyes almost saying "what the heck is wrong with that guy!"

    I have to go to Philadelphia in December for 2 weeks on business. I'm so excited mainly because of the cold weather runs I will get to have. Silly, I know.

    No, I don't have a migraine but my allergies are kicking my butt.

  2. have you checked out There's probably stuff in the area you just don't k ow about yet! And the calendar on the Half Fanatics website lists pretty much every half going on in the nation from now through sometime next year!

  3. There's a full marathon in Huntsville in December, just saying.

    Whatever you decided to do today I hope you had a great time whether it was the family hiking trip, Spartan race, or just a relaxing day at home.

    Migraines are the worst. I have only had a handful of them this year but when I do get one I can't handle light or sound and it has to be extremely cold in the house. Hope you are over your migraine!