Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The State of Kitzzy

It still holds true that my motivation to blog is directly related to how well my running is going. I guess I like blogging about my accomplishments instead of dwelling on the negatives. So here's a brief summary of what's been happening and what lies ahead, in bullet form because I was even boring myself writing this out =P

  • Week 40 (Oct 4-10): 124 miles
  • Week 41 (Oct 11-17): 61 miles
    • biked to work once
    • ran 18 miles over 3 runs, with my last long run of 12 miles on 10/16. 
    • began feeling sick on 10/14, but wasn't too bad until Sunday night when I was absolutely miserable
  • Week 42 (Oct 18-24): 
    • Sick all week with a nasty cold = Zero exercise
    • other than walking to the bus stop and dinner occasionally
  • Sun, Oct 24: 
    • sinus issues and tooth ache
    • went to the doctor and got antibiotics
  • Mon, Oct 25: 
    • went to dentist for a check up and the tooth ache
    • 1 small cavity and aching tooth may need root canal :(
    • apparently sinus symptoms related to tooth ache 
And that brings us to today. I went back to the dentist this morning for a cleaning, a cavity filling, and to fix the aching tooth. Thankfully I did not need root canal! :) The tooth was cracked under the filling, so he fixed it and put on a temporary crown; I go back for a permanent crown in 3 weeks. I LOVE this dentist at Greenberg Dental. I was there for less than 2 hours, and they truly do cater to cowards. He explained what he was doing every step of the way and put me completely at ease, and he performed the fastest cavity filling I've ever had done in less than 10 minutes.

Coming Up ...
  • I still plan to run the Miami Beach Halloween Half Marathon this Sunday, but I have set low expectations due to all the recent setbacks. I'm still going to try my best, but listen to my body and just have fun running in costume. Maybe I'll take it super easy and just take lots of photos of all the other costumes. 
  • Monday Brain Exchange is back! I've been looking forward to it's return, and I'm hoping it will help motivate me to blog more, at least once a week :) 
  • I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month, so this may mean I blog even less in November as I attempt to write at least 50,000 words in 30 days. I have a vague idea for the plot, well the setting really, so I'm not sure how successful this will be, but the focus is on quantity not quality :) I'll probably just start writing on Monday and see where it leads. 
  • I originally planned to participate in National Blog Posting Month, but that may be too much for one month. I may still try, but I'm not going to commit to it. I may just post some excerpts of the novel as I go on here from time to time. 
  • Jason and I registered for Urban Dare Orlando at the beginning of the year, but they have since changed the date to 11/6. This works out better because there are all kinds of races I want to do on the weekend of 11/13, but we're trying to get our money back since they changed the date after we registered. 
  • I'm toying with the idea of either running the Baldwin Park Half Marathon on 11/13 (and thus become a half fanatic) or do the Founder's Day Distance Dare (10k + 5K). I've not run either race before, so we'll see. There is also the possibility of Beach Palooza on 11/13 or just going out of town for a mini 4-day vacation. Thoughts? 
  • I'm very tempted to do the OUC Half Marathon, but I've done it 2 years in a row and the medal never changes and I kinda just want to do new races for the rest of the year. However, the start is one block from my apartment so it's very convenient. I may just volunteer at the finish line and cheer on all my friends who are running it.

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