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Random Thoughts Thursday

• On Sunday I watched an interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and she talked about her book “Just Ask”.  I became so interested in it and decided to order it to read to my kids.  I’ve had it for a few days but have not had a chance to read it.  Has anyone read it?

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I am not a fan of Shakira nor JLo but loved their performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show.  I know there were a lot of criticism but I am not even going to go there.  They’re both beautiful and can put on a great performance!

• I saw this in an advertisement on Amazon for a car vacuum cleaner.  Please explain to me what the last sentence means.  Engine needs to be started before a car cleaning?  Huh?

Order now.jpg• We’ve been having a mild winter and I love it.   This showed up in my Facebook memories last week.  I remember that day.  I remember going outside to start my car and to let it run for a few minutes.  Also, I wanted to know what negative 45 degrees felt like.  Yeah, it was cold.

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• I haven’t run outside since I fell.  The other day I was taking my mom to my sister’s house and I showed her exactly where I tripped.  Now you see how easy it was for me to fall?  🙂


Tuesday Topics: How I dealt with an injury that sidelined me

Anyone watched the game on Sunday?  Did your team win?  I had a great time with family members watching the game and commercials and eating all of the food.  And let’s not forget the halftime performance.  While I am not a fan of Shakira nor JLo, I thought they did AMAZING.

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This week’s Tuesday Topic:  Tell us about an injury that sidelined you from running and how you dealt with it.  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

It seems like running and injuries go together.  I’ve been running for over 10 years and have had my share of injuries.  Each one has been different, but I’ve been able to recover and run again.

My list of injuries include IT band, calf strain, plantar fasciitis, and runner’s knee.  I feel like there are more but cannot remember.  Oh and let’s not forget my fall last month. 

How do I deal with an injury?

√ Denial/anger
Why me?  Why did this happen to me?

√ Acceptance
An injury happens to a lot of runners.  I remind myself that I am not the only one.  But I still have the same questions “Can I still run?” or “When can I run again?”  Luckily my injuries haven’t been too serious and I’ve been able to run again.

√ Rest
I take advantage of this extra time to recover and heal.  Oh, and sleep more too!  🙂  

√ Do another activity
I catch up on TV shows or read a book.  I use my Peloton to stay active until I can run again.

√ Be patient
Yeah, this is a hard one but very important.  I mean I cannot make an injury go away or make it recover faster.  I have to wait and hope that I don’t get another injury.  🙂

Every runner is different and we all react differently.  Injuries are definitely not a fun thing to have but many times “they just happen”.  I’ve had my share of injuries and have always felt grateful that it wasn’t too serious for me to stop running forever.

How do you deal with an injury?  What is the worst injury you’ve had?

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Weekly Run Down: Goodbye January and Hello February

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Doesn’t it seem like January dragged?  I know it was a long month and I was on Winter Break the first week, but still.   I started off the new month with a cold.  Then once I felt better enough to run, I fell.  I took a few weeks off to recover and recently started running again but on the treadmill.  

Mateo couldn’t understand why I was up so early.  He is funny.  


I ordered some new Oiselle shorts and couldn’t wait to wear them.  Aren’t they cute?  They’re my favorite shorts for running.  I started watching the Aaron Hernandez series while running and it is so good.  


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This time I did the Lady Gaga Ride.  Just what I needed after a stressful day at work.

Again at the gym to run 3 miles.  The plan was to run on Thursday and rest on Friday.  My legs were sore from Wednesday’s run so I didn’t run.  I know last week I “complained” about not having a treadmill at home, but now it isn’t THAT bad.  A few people reminded me that at least I have access to a treadmill.  So true.  I am getting the hang of it.  I make sure I have all of my stuff for running and for work since I shower, get ready at the gym, and then go to work.  Oh, I also need to take my breakfast and lunch with me too.

I finished the month with 20.50 miles.  January was not a kind month but I am still pleased with my mileage.

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I couldn’t run in the morning because my sister had a training to go to downtown and I had to stay with my mother.  I caught up on reading blog posts (so sorry for responding so late).  I finally headed out to the gym around 4pm.  A friend suggested I watch “Money Heist”.  I did and I like it.  For now there are 3 episodes and I watched half of them.

This made me laugh.  I didn’t even notice it until someone made a comment on Strava.  I was on the treadmill the whole time.


How was your week?  Any other shows to watch on Netflix?  Someone suggested Grace and Frankie.  I am looking forward to the new season of Narcos Mexico which will be available on February 13.

Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.

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Random Thoughts Thursday

• Anyone watching the Aaron Hernandez series on Netflix?  I started watching it on Monday and it is so good.  I remember years ago hearing about him but didn’t pay too much attention to him.

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What other good series are there on Netflix?  I have a feeling I will be done with the Aaron Hernandez series this weekend and need something else to watch while on the treadmill.  Suggestions?

• Yeah, this is how I am feeling too.

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• The Shamrock Shuffle is one of my favorite races.  I am looking forward to this race in a few weeks.  Interesting story about the Green Guys.  

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• I have an entry in the lottery.  I submitted mine months ago when I entered the early drawing but was not selected.  Tomorrow is the first day to enter through the regular lottery.  I am also going to enter the lottery for the Marine Corps Marathon.  I hope to get picked for one of these races.

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Tuesday Topics: My favorite book I read last year

I love to read.  I don’t always make time to sit down and read a book, but when I do, I could spend a few hours reading a book.  I also like to read books to my students.  My favorite are the ones from Dr. Seuss!!!

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This week’s Tuesday Topic:  What was your favorite book you read last year?  You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!

For some reason I am fascinated by John Grisham’s books.  I have a list of all of his books and check it off when I am done reading a book.  I did skip a few that were not about lawyers.  Currently I am reading “The Rooster Bar” and am liking it so far.  

I don’t know exactly how many books I read last year but here are a few that I enjoyed.  They’re listed in no specific order.

1. Becoming
It took me a long time to finish it.  Once I was done, I felt like Michelle was my BFF.  I loved learning about her and her family.  She is someone I would love to meet!

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2. I am not your perfect Mexican daughter
I think I read this in 2018 but read it again last year because a few of my cousins were talking about it and wanted to discuss it.  The book made me sad, angry, and happy.  I loved the story but loved even more that I could relate to it. 

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3. Chicken Soup for the Soul-Running For Good
Who doesn’t love these books?  I enjoyed reading the stories from runners talking about their struggles, goals, and accomplishments.  

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4. Living with a SEAL
I read this book in 2018.  Hilarious book.  I would not last one day living and training with a SEAL.

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I love this Dr. Seuss quote.  I always say it to my students.

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What book(s) are you reading?  Any John Grisham fans?

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