First off…because I was confusing myself and others…I scraped together ten dollars worth of change from the couch cushions and bought a domain name to match my blog title. I know, seriously, I’m such a nerd! But I love to blog, almost as much as I love to run (ok not even close, but it’s easier to do while the kids sit next to me and eat their lunch). Anyway, you can now find my blog at
According to blogger you can still find it at the old address…I think (well if you are reading this, then that’s how you probably got here). All of this “web talk” has my head spinning. What the heck is a feedburner anyway? So let’s talk about something else. Like….running.
My run today…ouch. But it HAD to be done. I’ve been trying to nurse what seems like the perpetual virus/cold but after 3 weeks haven’t seen any improvement. Kain’s had the same problem, yet his doctor suggested it was allergies and gave him Zyrtec. Lucky kid. I can’t have Zyrtec as long as he’s still nursing, as it may lower the surplus of the good stuff. So I will continue to suffer, until I can find some sort of natural remedy that will empty my lungs.
Meanwhile, I’m still boycotting Garmin. Plus the battery was dead anyway. Minutes after writing my opinion on a message board about why I think race directors SHOULD enforce the no-ipod rule, I reached for my ipod pre-run. Ha, go figure. Normally i don’t run with an ipod, and I never race with one (not since 2007), but hey, it’s been one of those days. I just needed to zone out to a little Jay-Z, linkin park, Chicago, and Brittney Spears (how’s THAT for a combo?) . Alas, the ipod was dead. So I stomped around and huffed and puffed about how horrible this day has been, but I went out anyway. I made it a good 1.5 miles before the first coughing attack. It only lasted maybe 30 seconds and I was on my way for the next 1.5 miles back home, where I hacked and coughed in my yard, probably startling the neighbors. (don’t worry, they think we are hooligans anyway, I’m sure they just rolled their eyes at my misery).
So needless to say the run sort of sucked, but I feel good for having gone. The second half of the run my body started to feel heavy, and I remembered a recent discussion on the cafemom runner’s board. Someone was talking about leading with your hips when you run, and not your arms/torso or legs. I have noticed in the past that my upper body starts to get heavy and weigh me down, and I think I start to lean when I get tired. So I gave the “lead with your hips” a go. I felt really funny and awkward at first, but what do you know, it actually felt GOOD. *note to self* try this again when your lungs aren’t feeling the size of walnuts.
So, friends. It’s been a while since I posted any detail about my fundraising efforts. So listen up . I’m asking you to help. Yes, YOU, right there, looking at the computer screen. In case you didn’t know , I have set a goal to raise $1,000 for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults as a member of Team Fight. And you want to know why I’m fighting? Because i HATE cancer. Hate it. And these days, it’s everywhere you turn. Just in the last two weeks, my family had a scare (which thankfully turned out to be nothing to bat an eye at, but had me a mess for a few days, even though I was told not to worry…) and at the same time, lost an Uncle who battled lung cancer long and hard. So I will keep fighting, so that one day, no one has to be “scared” of cancer, or lose any family members. Please, help me if you can. yes, YOU. $5, $20, heck 50 cents if you can spare it, the UCF will take it and put it to good use to help those affected by cancer. Take a moment and visit my donation site, it’s fast, your donation and information is safe and secure, and you will receive a receipt to keep for tax deduction purposes if you wish. So quit reading, go, go , GO! click here to go to Heather’s Team Fight Page