Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas Party or Not...

Well, I got a nice 7 miler in last night. Leg is still tight. I did stretch after I was done, but it’s still sore. I’m starting to wonder if I should take a few days off and see if that helps. I don’t know if it was being slightly overdressed (I had to wear heavier tights cause lighter ones were at work and heavier pants cause the lighter ones with reflection on them were at work as well) or just that things are feeling tougher. I ran in mostly dark and stuck to quieter roads since I also forgot my “blinky” (light that goes on my bike but that I wear to make myself more visible), there are some trails, but I avoid them after dark cause leaves too much risk, I like being around houses where if someone came at me I could run up to a house and hopefully get some help (suppose I should carry my cell too, but I rarely do), but I do live in a safe area. The weather was nice, a bit drizzly and foggy, but warmer still, which has been really nice. I ran 7 miles in about 64 minutes, just over 9 minute miles. Now I suppose I haven’t been running in as hilly of an area lately due to running more during the day at work and maybe I’m not used to the hills, but it does kind of bum me out that it seems I’m slower…I’m going to use my Garmin today on the routes I’ve been running here just to be sure I haven’t been THAT off on my guesstimates of time and pace. Maybe my distance has really been off.

So last night while I was running, it was dark, as I mentioned, and I thought to enjoy the lights as I live right near a very wealthy area, lots of big nice houses that probably all would sell for close to a million just for the area they are in, and some are HUGE…well, few of them actually had lights on them, and a few that did, only had a few lights…come on people…get into the spirit. Now granted, some of them may not be Christian and celebrate Christmas, but you know, even without putting any “Christian meaning” to the lights, I personally love lights…they are so pretty, and twinkly, I like having them up and I like having them on and I like sitting in my house with just my Christmas lights on to enjoy…even if I wasn’t Christian, I think I’d still decorate!! I’m going to have to go see some of the more dressed up neighborhoods, would love to run some of them, but unfortunately not safe to run in the dark, alone I suppose…sigh…

It’s my work Christmas party tonight. They gave us a robe as a gift, now I like robes, and it’s a very nice one, however I do have two others already that one was given cause they didn’t know what else to give me and I still use and like my other robe from years ago when I wanted it…now I’m not going to be a Scrooge and complain about it, but considering I don’t even wear the two I have all that often…oh well. The dinner tonight is at Ichiban, a Japanese Steak House in town…supposedly a very good place, one of the more expensive restaurants, but not someplace I’ve ever wanted to go. They are known for sushi, which I don’t eat, and yes, they do have cooked food, but looking over the menu, I’m a very, very fussy eater, and right now I’m trying to lose weight, so I don’t want to force food into my system that I don’t like/want anyway…I am from the Midwest and am a steak and potatoes kind of girl. Yes, I can get steak and shrimp (which I love) but I get rice, some chicken liver appetizer, a salad with crab meat (which I don’t care for and I don’t use dressing on my salad which I’m sure it automatically comes with), a soup that I wouldn’t care for, tea (again not a fan, are we seeing a trend here?) and some tea flavored ice cream…all in all, I’d eat the steak and the rice…that’s provided we order off the menu. It could be that things are just being provided and in that instance, who knows what might come along. I RSVP’d that I would go, and was excited about it, but now more and more and not feeling it…plus I wore jeans today, we get about 2 weeks of the year we can, and no one else that is going seems to have worn jeans, I could drive home, but then I’d be fighting bad traffic to get back to meet the bus to go, or bad traffic to get downtown…if I don’t go, I can maybe get my computer up and running (had some issues I had to ask a friend about yet again so didn’t get it fixed last night), do some cleaning and in general just hang out at home, which is more what I want to do anyway, particularly since I’m going out on Friday night for dinner and having to leave my house much earlier than I normally do…sigh…if only I wasn’t such a fussy eater, none of this would be a problem, but I also just don’t think I feel up to it all, particularly since I’m not dressed as nicely as I could be either…

And anyone know what is up with blogger? I can't seem to post comments on anyone's boards...don't think I'm ignoring you!! I am reading, just haven't been allowed to post...sigh...

4 comments:

Matt said...

One of the great things about running is the uninterrupted thinking time it provides.
It's good for the mind as well as the body.
Best wishes.

Dori said...

Drink lot's of Sake and you'll be happy with the food. :-)

The homes on Lowry Hill have some nice decorations. My favorite holiday house is at Dupont (it might be Emerson) and Summit.

Firefly's Running said...

Ichiban is AWESOME. I would LOVE to go for you. Have fun!

Danielle said...

I opted out...just not my kind of place honestly. I am quite a fussy eater, I like good Italian (and I emphasize GOOD) and American and that's basically about it...some of the things on the menu there just didn't appeal and I just wasn't in the mood for work "socializing." So I went home and vegged.