Friday, December 15, 2006

TGIF

Been a long week. Back to work and very busy. On my first day back, an ex-coworker called with a position available at a hospital that sounds perfect for me. I have an interview next week to see how well it could fit into my life. I kept saying let me just finish the move and then I'll check out other jobs...this fell into my lap the first day back. In yiddish we call this "beschert"----"meant to be". Let's just see if it is.

Still at 25 miles of running for the week, with one day of weight training and one day of biking. I'm glad I didn't lose any steam with my running due to my move. But the weight training has been disappointing. I'm bringing over my hand weights and stability ball from my house so that I could return to that routine when I'm really scrunched for time. I enjoyed the weight machines at the club, but even though it's right in the building, I still had trouble dedicating a straight thru 45 minutes for it a second time this week.

Tomorrow I plan on running long on the trails up north. I've missed running outside, especially on trails, so I'm very much looking forward to revitalizing my soul out there. I couldn't find anyone to run with me, and that could be a blessing in disguise. This trail is busy enough on the weekends for me not to be afraid of my safety and the weather is looking good--so it's all coming together.

I've continued to see Ximena, the deep tissue body work gal, every other week. She gets soooo deep into my body that I have bruises a week after seeing her. She has gotten rid of some very long-standing tightness in my body. She's also been a terrific resource for alternative medicine....an area I want to include more in my life. This week she was talking about detoxing and gave me sites to check out, so I'll share: www.herbdoc.com and this one: Welcome to Karyn's.

Reminder to self: charge up the ipod and the garmin tonight!!

11 comments:

Ryan said...

Cheers to Friday’s! Very happy everything is going well for you! If I lived closer by I certainly would accompany you on your trail run! An ipod and garmin aren’t you the lucky runner! Have fun on the trails this weekend, and be safe!

Firefly's Running said...

Way to go, Lora. You ROCK!!

Good luck on the job prospect.

Deb said...

Aren't regular messages the best? Hope the job works out for you!

Black Knight said...

I have your same feeling while I run outside, especially on trails and....alone. Good luck for the job.

Brooklyn said...

i really have to find some trails around here and try them; you always make trail-running sound so great.

runliarun said...

"Beschert" - what a reassuring concept.

GP said...

Trails are where I find G-d. Nothing like them. I used to always want to run with some buds, but then I found going solo so much fun, invigorating, time to detox in a spiritual way. Go for it

GP in Montana

E-Speed said...

Somehow bruising massages don't sound so nice to me :)

I hope the job works out!

robtherunner said...

I have never had a professional massage in my life and I am not so sure about the bruising massage idea Lora. Charge up the ipod and hit the trails and the weights as well.

Mike said...

hey Lora,
Running across several blogs mentioning the massage and I was about convinced to get one when you reminded me of how "relaxing" they can be. Bruises for a week!? Yikes!!

From Here to There said...

Catching up, reading a few posts a day, I'll get there eventually right? ;)

Congrats on the job prospect! I hope it all works out whichever way is best for you!