7.07.2007

My Favorite Pass Time

Yesterday I was on the road by 6:30am with Dad... on our way to look at apartments for me. After looking at two, I made my decision and went with the first one. It is only a 1 bedroom, but I look forward to having my own washer and dryer, as well as a dishwasher. Something I have never had in an apartment before! I also took advantage of being there by heading over to HR to take care of my contract and go over my salary and possible benefits. Ahh... the real world.


Today I went out for a nice run, but the sun was extremely hot (70 degrees with almost 80% humidity), and my body felt sluggish and dehydrated. I didn't have the drive to push myself, and I didn't want to increase the soreness/stiffness in my calf. So, all in all, I did 3.42 miles, but I am not logging the time... as it was pathetic!



I finished my book last night.














And, I look forward to starting my next one today.















It's been a LONG time since I have been able to enjoy reading... for pleasure. If any one is looking for good, easy reading ... check out Nicholas Sparks' books. I love his stories. He also has a book out there ther him and his brother wrote together... "Me and My Brother".

On a last note, I have these nasty red dots all over my right leg and I can't figure it out. I knew one of them (the really large one), was there from the 4th of July, but I woke up the next morning with 9 little ones... all in one area. Just nasty. They don't really itch, except for the large one on the back of my calf. It looks like something attacked me! Any doctor in the house?



Happy Running, y'all!

20 comments:

Wes said...

Oooh! Hope you don't have some critters loose around there!! 3.42 miles is a good run, whatever the time! Congrats on finding a pad!!

J~Mom said...

Oohh those bites look owie!! I got eaten alive last summer so I know how icky that can be. I love summer reading! I have been reading running books though this year. LOL

miss petite america said...

ick. i hate bug bites! you must be very sweet for them to seek you out! :)

RunnerGirl said...

Looks like you have some admirer there... unfortunately their love sorta bites, eh?

I am SO corny today, pardon me.

Anyhow - the 3+ miless was wonderful regardless of time!

I hope that you re enjoying the book!

Jess said...

They look like gnat bites.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Yay for your new appt with amenities!!

Those looks like icky bug bites. Probably something got you when you were out running in that humidity...

WannaBe5Ker said...

Ok, first, wtg on the 3 miles, and on getting out into the big "real world", and congrats on the new place, too!

Get the dots looked at. Do you have insurance yet? GL GL!

Nat said...

I wonder if they're from black flies? I was bit by some last weekend and the looked just like that. Or maybe gnats? Congrats on the new place - how exciting!!

Neese said...

congrats on the new apt! W&D is a nice bonus for sure!! sorry about the red marks they do look like bites of some kind? and any run is good I say, so nice job :) have a nice sunday evening!

scott keeps running said...

If you were in Texas I would say they were chigger bites. Don't know if there are chiggers up there...

Glad you can get some reading in. :)

Molly said...

Tiger Balm - no matter what the bite it will wipe it out! I found it in Thailand (bugs are CRAZY there) and then got it again in our local health food store!

I've been reading your blog and I think we are about on the same level running! I love spinning too! I am struggling with knee issues at the moment...and I have a race coming up - YUCK!

I hope that you love your apartment!

Take Care
Molly

akshaye said...

washers n driers.. wow.. i wish i had one!
awful with the bites.. but that happens in the summer. the bugs gotta eat right?:)

IronGambit said...

It's been raining a lot so everything comes out of the wood works!

jahowie said...

Congrats on finding the apartment. One question though...Are you taking the bunk bed with you? :-) Just kidding.

Makita said...

Congrats on the apartment.... I remember my first apartment on my own (also a single bedroom)... I felt so 'grown-up'.

The bites - I'm not so familiar with the bugs there but most likely little gnats/flies.

:)

Makita said...

I wish I had more time to read... I'm too pooped out by the time the kiddos get into bed, I generally fall asleep within the first few pages.

Jess said...

Congrats on settling on an apartment! And ouch, those bug bites don't look fun!

CollegeGirl said...

Sounds like fun, that is getting your new apartment and your job stuff in order, not the bug bites!

Simlin said...

Look like bed bugs...anyone been travelling recently?
Check the curtains etc for swollen little bugs.

Lauren said...

um, i love to read. i LOVE nicholas sparks. i've read everything he's ever written. reading + running = bliss.