Greetings! Welcome to Friday and welcome to my 1,000th post.
I'd been thinking for a while to do something special for number 1,000 but I never did come up with anything exciting so my 1,000th post will be just like numbers 1-999; a little bit of everything.
Thank you for taking the time to read this trusty blog and for all your comments and supports and everything else along this journey. It would be less fun and less rewarding to run the races I run and to write about what I write about, running or otherwise, without having this blog to plan/vent/share with you all. So, muchisimas gracias.
As always, play here.
1. Everything :: Anything
2. China :: Doll
3. Essence :: Fragrance
4. Immediate :: Gratification
5. Obstruct :: View
6. Force :: Delta
7. Constellation :: Stars
8. Intuitive :: Felt
9. Complain :: Not satisfied
10. Train :: Rails
I used to like the Delta Force movies when I was younger. I can imagine how bad I'd think they are if I watched them now. Maybe I'd still enjoy them, who knows?
Five Question Friday
And the usual Friday staple, the Five Question Friday. Thanks to Mama M for hosting this every Friday. Makes for a good end to the week.
1. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?
At the end of each marathon, my body was in pain. It's the only time in my life that just walking was painful, and by painful I don't mean a few things hurt - everything hurt. It hurt to walk. It hurt to stand. It hurt to sit. It hurt to sit down. It hurt to stand up. After Surf City (my 1st marathon) the pain lingered but I felt much better after San Francisco sooner. Don't get me wrong, I still felt like I had been hit by an 18-wheeler but the seemed to dissipate quicker.
Ah, but the pain leaves your body and the medal and the accomplishment remain. So to me, the marathons are worth the pain. Easily.
2. How much sleep do you get at night?
On a good night, about six hours. I wish it was more but my schedule always seems out of whack and since I work from home and am responsible for a lot of the household duties, I sometimes have to put off working until they're asleep. So that means working at night and that cuts into my sleep time.
** SPOILER ALERT **
3. How long did you believe in Santa Claus? How did you find out that he does not exist?
Well, I hope I didn't ruin the spirit of Santa for you. I don't quite remember when I stopped believing in the big guy but it was early. I don't really remember believing in Santa for too long so I'm guessing by 7-8 it was gone.
We're trying to keep Santa's presence alive and well here but we know before too long our girls will stop believing. It's fun though for now. They believe and they get excited about Santa's visits.
4. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
Megamind. One of the girls had earned a trip to the movies and we went and saw that. It was pretty good, had stuff for both the kids and the adults.
5. What do you wear to bed?
Usually just a pair of shorts. I can't sleep with shirts. They get all tangled up because I tend to move around a lot at night so they bother me. I'll sleep with socks on sometimes but I tend to just take them off at night.
I also wear my C-PAP... does that count? Well, I don't wear it every night but that's something that has to change. I need to wear it every night. So if I have my C-PAP and a pair of shorts on, it means I'm having a comfortable night's sleep.