Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Checking In

Hey, everybody!! I know you're concerned about me. I'm better now, but I haven't run yet. My appetite is back, but I can't eat as much as I did before. I guess my stomach shrank. I'm working on expanding it back to normal. I am actually cooking, so that's a good sign. I've set my alarm for an hour earlier tomorrow and hopefully I can do a couple of miles and be back to normal. Please send me good vibes. I'll let you know how it goes. I can't wait to be back.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I won't even dare

So two weeks ago I told myself that I'd try to run this weekend. Well then I got sick. And I'm still sick. Running would be a bad idea. Besides being loopy from the cough syrup with codeine, I haven't eaten over 1000 calories since last Saturday. Actually, most days were way less than that. I haven't lost my appetite since I had the chicken pox way back when. Anyway, I've lost 3 or 4lbs this week with my lack of eating and tons of night sweats. My pants fit like they belong to someone else. And it pisses me off because I just went shopping recently. And we all know how much I hate shopping. With all this going on, my body is in no condition to be out on the road even if my knee is okay. The good news is that I was actually hungry yesterday. And I'm hungry again today. Bad news is that I'm too tired to cook anything. I think I'm going back to bed. I need the rest.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This is fun

I left work early today. I had a series of uncontrollable coughing fits that would come out of no where. I coughed myself until I was red eyed and tearing. It's kinda hard to talk to people when you can't even form words. So while I'm waiting for my doctor to get back into the office, I figured I'd make myself useful.

So here's two answers to random topics:

Two names you go by:
1. Christie because that's my name, and I like it.
2. Chris, but only my mom calls me that. And it's not often. If someone else calls me Chris, I won't answer.

Two things you're wearing right now:
1. Green sweats
2. A black and white keyhole top that does not go with my sweats at all. I actually wore it to work under a jacket, and I'm too lazy to take it off.

Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship:
1. I would want the relationship to never get stale. Is that even possible?
2. I would want my partner to give as much as I do. I was in a situation where I kept giving and he kept taking. We're no longer together, thank GOD.

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. Laugh
2. Dance

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. I want the PB&J I just ate to stop sitting in my throat. Yeah, not feeling so hot.
2. A good night's sleep

Two companion animals you've had/have:
1. Bootsie, my cat who I have to share my food with, or she'll jack me for it at knife point. She's so greedy.
2. Sheba, my other kitty who likes to lie across my chest and put her tail in my face while I'm in bed on my laptop. She's so cute, but damn, she's heavy.

Two people you think will fill this out (i.e. you’re tagged!):
2. Katie

Two things you did last night:
1. Chit chatted on the phone
2. Coughed myself out of sleep

Two things you ate today:
1. PB&J
2. Rooibos tea, oh wait, that's not food. I haven't eaten anything else today. Wait, does a cough drop count?

Two people you last talked to:
1. Storm
2. Daddy

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. Making a cup of tea because it makes me feel oh so much better.
2. Hoping that my time at work flies.

Two people who are no longer alive who you'd like to talk to:
1. Marvin Gaye..I just want him to sing.
2. Someone from the Mayan tribe. I want to know what's going to happen in 2012 when the Mayan calendar ends.

Two longest car rides:

1. New Jersey to Stone Mountain, Georgia..the family has done this drive plenty of times.
2. New Jersey to Ormand Beach, Florida..I was actually driving to Gainesville with my mom. She misread the directions and had us close to Daytona. We finally made it to Gainesville the next day after examining a map. Never again will I have my mom in control of reading me directions.

Two favorite holidays:
1. My birthday
2. Are there any others that matter?

Two favorite beverages:
1. Water..yes, I know I'm boring like that, but it's true.

2. Rooibos tea

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I apologize. I have not been a good virtual friend these days. I haven't been running, so I've not been in the loop. I haven't read a blog or even been on Kickrunners, and I love that site. I did take my knee out for a spin on Feb 2nd. I only ran 2mi. I was so not healed. My knee reminded me. It screamed at me actually. It's weird because it felt fine until I started mile 2. Afterwards was pretty bad though. I had a painful walk home. It was pain I had never felt before. Okay, so I'll give it some more time. I haven't run since. I was thinking I'd see how the knee is doing after 2 weeks. That will bring me to this Saturday. Hopefully it will be better by then.

In other news, I've come down with a cold or something. And I never get sick sick. It started out with a throat tickle. Then it turned into a painful cough, congestion (in the ears too), a ridiculous headache, cold sweat, and loss of appetite. I guess it doesn't help that I can't really taste anything. So why bother? Good news is that I'm on my way to 6 pack abs with all the coughing I've been doing. Seriously, my abs are sore.

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing better than I am. I'll be back to checking y'all out once my energy is back up.