Friday, February 15, 2013


Side effects that is.  I have been getting this for a few days now, but it didn't dawn on me that it was from the medication.  I have been getting it SO MUCH that I finally put two and two together.  Turns out it is one of the most common side effects.  Pins and needles.  In my feet.  Creepy.  I get it a lot too.  I have it right now actually.  It's not painful, but it's uncomfortable.  Jeez, pain in my face, or pins in my feet.  Well, as of now it's pain in my face AND pins in my feet. LOL I can't seem to win!  Oh well, whatever.  Some thing's got to give, right?

I took a few days off of running so I could give my plantar fasciia a break - I am SO glad I did that.  My foot feels WORLDS better!  I think I figured out my problem.  I can't wear just any sneakers for walking around, so I dug out my old worn out running shoes and started wearing those for my every day shoes.  I am just going to have to eke two years out of my running shoes.  One year for running, and one year for daily use.  I got this last pair around my birthday last year, I'm getting due for a new pair.  I have no clue how I'm going to swing that.  I wonder if I can get my name out there to start babysitting or something.  I used to do that quite a lot.  I'd miss my kids so much, but we really need the money.  It's so hard trying to get by on one income.  I wish I could find some craft that I could make quickly and inexpensively that I could sell and make decent money.  Most of the crafts I make take way too much time to make.

Today is supposed to be a pretty warm day, I am really looking forward to it!  I got my run in early so I could spend the time outside with the kids and not have to worry about when I was going to squeeze in my run!  I'm so glad I did that!  Pete and I decided to alternate our running days so we could both do our runs in the morning.  I have NO idea why we had not thought of that before! *facepalm*   I did intervals on the treadmill today - I'm on week 2 day 2 of the couch to 5k.  Now I'm doing the running at 5 mph which is about a 12 minute mile.  I'm also doing it at a 1 incline so I think that translates to a little faster.  I'm so proud of myself!  It's comfortably hard.  When I first started running last year I couldn't even run five seconds on 4.0 - I remember trying it once and thinking it was an insane pace!  It cracks me up to think I have not improved much but then to look back and actually have a solid memory like that!  What a difference a year makes!  Maybe next year I will be running a 9 minute mile and thinking I'm slow and looking  back to this post and laughing!  I think I'm going to have to go back and read some of my early posts today.  That should be a hoot!  Anyway - I think we are going to get together with some of Colin's friends and have some fun in the sunshine!  59 degrees sounds like a good outside day to me!  I don't think his friends like baseball, but I'm sure Colin would enjoy hitting a few balls and playing catch!

Well, I'm off - I have a lot of housework to do.  I was a bit neglectful yesterday!  Oh - want a little treat?  Yesterday I surprised Peter for Valentine's Day by showing up for him at his work and getting down on my knees and singing to him at the top of my lungs.  I'm actually a MUCH better singer than this - but he made me laugh so freaking hard, I couldn't sing well!  He was so embarrassed!  Awesome Valentine's gift! LOL 

Thanks for reading!  Have a WONDERFUL day! -Monica