It's been two weeks since I ran the JFK 50 and today, I'm feeling very ready to start running again. The side-effects I get from not exercising are starting to set in. Irratibility, fatigue and occasional headaches. It's not pretty, and I'm getting the feeling that Beth is ready for me to start running again, too.
The problem is this week is a mess. I/we have commitments every night Monday through Thursday and as I mentioned before, I'm going to be working 7-5 every day this week. (Which doesn't help at all with the irratibility and fatigue.) So unless I finagle some way to get out on Wednesday, my next run will be Friday night. Here's hoping I survive until then...
In other news, Beth and I got our 2008 Christmas tree yesterday. We always try to find a big tree because the ceiling in our living room slants up to our loft, giving us a lot of vertical space to fill it up. And fill it we did.
The past couple years, we have not been able to find a tree much more than eight feet tall, but this year we saw several specimens labeled "9-10 feet." We still bought a "8-9 feet" tall tree, but it's bigger than the 8-9 feet tall trees we've bought in years past. So big, in fact, it pretty much attacked me after I cut down:
Once we got it baled, it was a little easier to handle, but it was still a monster. I slept pretty well last night.
In order to fit it into the Element, we leaned the front seat all the way back and folded up the rear passenger-side seat and Beth rode home in the rear driver's side seat. It was not fun vacuuming all those needles out (but, I was tired and irritable anyways).