Hey guys and happy Saturday! Gotta love the weekend, for those of us who work traditional 9-5 jobs. As for everyone else… who doesn’t love the weekend, right?
After sleeping in for some mornings, I can say I’m finally recovered from my half marathon. I’m feeling rested and my legs feel pretty fresh. I ran 4.35 miles on Thursday (the same amount that my run club training friends ran, but they did track speedwork and I didn’t) and it went really, really well. I also ran an easy 3 with some new friends after a running form class I attended. I swing my arms too much and heel strike and can’t figure out any way to remedy this.
Aside from that, I’ve been working and doing lots of writing and editing. It’s been nonstop editing at work lately but I’m fine with that because it’s job security. I’m coordinating a big review project for troubleshooting articles (I work as a technical writer for a software company), so it’s pretty busy. This is the time to mention that my job duties have changed a bit, and instead of writing procedures, I write and edit troubleshooting articles for software problems and work on client training now. It’s actually a bit harder in my opinion… but I just celebrated four years at ACS Technologies and have a review coming up, so maybe I will have a raise coming my way with these tough job responsibilities.
I still like what I do and working from home, even though I feel like a slob sometimes because I wear yoga pants or norts and don’t get dressed when I wake up (I have normal working hours of 8-4:30 or 8-5).
And the worst thing about working from home… when you’re sick, you’re at home sick but also at your job sick.
I woke up Saturday morning at 2:30 AM with a horrible stomach ache smack dab in the middle of my tummy/belly. We’re talking hurts to touch, extended belly, excruciating pain. I took some pepto and tried to get back to sleep, but that didn’t happen. No matter what, I wasn’t comfortable in bed, and it hurt to turn over, get out of bed… well, everything. Pretty soon I was dry heaving on my bathroom floor and breaking out into cold sweats. Needless to say my 10 miles didn’t happen this morning, but I drank Powerade… for another reason!
Powerade… no gatorade in this house as the Carolina Gamecocks play the Florida Gators today and that would be blasphemy. Just sayin’….
But, there’s a little sunshine in my day from this survey Hollie tagged me in. Enjoy!
1. Who is your favorite philosopher?
Philosophy wasn’t required for my professional communications degree … so here are a two quotes I like that are from non-philosophers. I do like what Steve Jobs has to say in quotes, does he count as a philosopher?
“The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” — Robert Cormier, American Novelist
“What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.” — John Bingham, Running Writer & Speaker
2. What is your favorite number?
8. Nah really I don’t know, I just wanted to pick a number and 8 sounds good. Plus my birthday was on the 8th.
3. What is your favorite animal.
Pretty much any baby animals are awesome, but I loved the pandas at the National Zoo when I visited in college. Time to throw back to 2006…
4. What are your Facebook and Twitter?
Both are in the links to the left, and I’m on them all day every day (the joys of working in the tech industry). Feel free to add me on either one.
5. What is your favorite time of day?
Early morning. I get my run in and come home to increased productivity. Plus, I just like being up before the rest of the world. It kinda brings me a weird inner peace, I guess, being alone with my thoughts before the day’s craziness starts up.
6. What was your favorite vacation?
My honeymoon with Clay. We travelled on the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. We’re leaving for another cruise in only 3 weeks too! I know I haven’t talked much about it on here, but it’s coming…
7. What is your favorite physical activity?
Sweating after a run.
8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Ohhh, you know it… #CoffeeADay
9. What is your favorite flower?
Whole wheat? Nah, whatever my husband gives me, but he secretly knows I’d rather have techie gadgets like a laptop or running shoes or a massage. I do like roses, which he gave me for our first Valentine’s Day– the first time I was ever given flowers, actually. Another throwback to 2006…
On a side note, I was one chalky, pasty, girl that winter. I swear I live in South Carolina and it’s always sunny here. I was just so busy writing and tutoring that I didn’t get out.
10. What is your passion?
I have a passion board on Pinterest where I pin quotes related to my passion, so take a guess…
So… now I have to tag people, so I tag anyone who’s reading this and just wants to fill out a fun survey. Hope everyone has a great weekend and all your football teams pull off big wins!