Crocs, FroYo, Clouds…and a Surprise!!! Oh My!

See this..

It contains a surprise message for D!  She won’t get to read it until tomorrow afternoon.  But all week K and I have been plotting and planning to pull off this birthday surprise!  She turns 9 on Monday!

In recent months, I would wait until the very last minute to get things in order for whatever event may be occurring.   But not this time.  I’ve been working all week to prepare.  I took D to get new shoes last night – they are needed for the “surprise”!

I have never seen Crocs like these and D loves them!!!   She says they’re very comfortable.

While we were out, we were less than 25 feet from Yogurtland and I told K and D that I would have my blogger rights revoked if we didn’t stop!  We each got a very little bit, it was probably the cheapest trip to Yogurtland….ever!!

I worked 10 hours today, another plot to get stuff done at work so I can leave at my intended time tomorrow to pull off the “surprise” for D!

After work, I had to swing by the grocery store to pick up some necessities for the SUPER surprise!  Check out this view!

That’s a street light and clouds rising up behind it.  I thought it was wicked cool and as I stopped to snap a photo of it, I noticed other shoppers around me taking a moment to admire the beauty!!  It was like 85* here in Phoenix finally felt like fall with the weather and clouds.  RELIEF!!!

I’m not going to run tomorrow.  I’m not going to run again until next Wednesday. I swear the injury is actually in my foot and just radiating to other areas of my leg.  You know how when you go to the dentist and point out pain on one side of your mouth but the problem is actually from another side??  Yeah..I think that’s what’s happening here.

That’s my theory…I could be wrong…but I’m starting to believe I’m not!

In other non-running, non-surprise, completely random news…K and I are finishing up the final season of Weeds.  Can’t wait to see how this all ends!

Have you ever planned a big surprise for someone?

Do you wear Crocs?

What’s your favorite froyo place?

Do/did you watch Weeds?




Night and Day

On Sunday I was telling M that my eating habits have been really bad since I lost my job in July.  Surprisingly, I’ve only gained 3 pounds which isn’t awful considering my training was derailed and then I got injured.  Then we were talking about how much different my old job is from my new job.

In my new role, I hardly have the time to sit back in my chair. I’m always sitting on the edge of the chair and am up and down all day.  One of my coworkers commented today that she feels bad for me because I’m always up and walking back and forth.

She feels bad for me?  I’m actually thankful for the up and down, back and forth, and the in and out.

Then today..I was sitting at my desk working on a project and noticed I was sweating.

At my last job, I use to have to keep a heating pad on my lap to keep me warm!

Say what?!

In other news…my leg felt “stiff” today but not sore.  A coworker commented on me limping, and I noticed it too, but I didn’t feel any pain.  Just felt stiff or tight.  I’ve been stretching my foot like crazy by bringing it up to a knee high footstool and then leaning in on the foot.  For whatever reason, it seems to be loosening things up in my leg.  I’m starting to wonder if my injury is originating from my foot?!

So..that’s all for me this Tuesday – sweating at work and the mysterious injury!

I’m making a stew in the crock pot tomorrow so I’ll be able to get my run on after I get home from work! (Please note: I have not tried this recipe before but I found it super quick when I was grocery shopping and found stew meat on special!)  Can I just tell you – I am really excited to resume my regular running schedule??!!!

Do you sweat at work?

Have you ever had a mysterious foot injury?

Would you rather park it in the chair all day at work or be up and down/back and forth?