Thursday, January 27, 2011

Three Things Thursday - How Original of Me

1.  Today I had my annual physical.  I have said this before but not on here. I LOVE MY DOCTOR!  I have been going to her for about 15 years.  She tends to be late but you don't mind because once it is your turn she spends a lot of time with you.  She listens and remembers and cares about you as a person as well as a patient. Today she asked about my kids and my husband.  She let me know how much she likes my husband's doctor and explained his "condition" in real terms to me.  She always always compliments me on my running  and fitness. She thinks I am a rock star. She happens to live in the same town I do so she sees me running a lot. She did say she wanted to stop her car and mother me (she is much younger than I) when she saw me out running in - 10 degree weather.  But she resisted the urge!  She first knew me 50 pounds ago and is impressed with the fact that I lost the weight, became fit and have kept the weight off and keep improving on the health scale!  I told her about my PF and she took off her socks to show me some more things I could do to improve it!  50 minutes later my appointment was over and I left a very satisfied patient.

2.  Since I had my physical scheduled I was only working half a day. So yesterday I called the "body guy" and also had my car mishap estimated.  I felt so great to get two major things done that I was in a great mood the rest of the day. Nothing could phase me, not all those constant noises my third graders make, the drama they bring in from recess or the lack of time I had to get done all I needed to get done.  I think my students were wondering, "Who is this woman and what did she do with our regular teacher?"

3. Monday our thermometer kept dropping!  It eventually reached -25 and then quit working.  My doctor told me today it got to -33 at her house. When I walked from my car to school I got an instant headache! It was NOT a day I would have run.  I went to the gym the first three days this week.  My first two days I had great workouts including a tempo run in preparation for another half marathon, 13.1 Unplugged,  I just signed up for.  It is the one I am going to train for! Woo Hoo!  Then yesterday I was on the old treadmill again and it was hard.  I had no energy and it didn't come. Sometimes I feel that way to begin with but once I get going it is all good.  Yesterday - not so much.  It never happened but I slogged through and finished it.  Yeah me.  Back to the really cold day. I did not run but I had an obligation that kept me standing outside for 35 minutes pretty much in a stationary position.  Believe me I had a bajillion layers on, far more than I run in!

Bonus 4 + 5

Reading - The House on Oyster Creek by Heidi Jon Schmidt.  I would not recommend this although I am fascinated by the oystering process.

Watching - I have finished The Good Wife and am watching the first season of Lost. I have seen it more than once but still enjoying it. I own all the seasons but I have only seen the first three.  I plan to watch them all now although I may take breaks in between seasons!

Happy Running this weekend!  Or biking! Or swimming!

21 comments:

Paul said...

Man that is nasty cold. My face hurts just thinking about it ;)

Enjoy the training!

Teamarcia said...

What a great doc! And she's right. You are a rockstar!

Chris K said...

I think you are a Superstar. Your comments on my Blog have been funny too :-)

Ewa said...

50min with a doc? Now that is one super star doc. So there are two superstars in your town. :)
-33 is C O L D. Come to CA. We hit 72 today. Crazy but it's true. Oh, and no rain in sight either.

Jennifer said...

Yep, I'm with Chris, a superstar for sure. Anyone who lives in such cold place gets my vote. We'll be sunny and 65 tomorrow.

Jill said...

1. You ARE a rock star (and btw, my doctor SUCKS big time. It's because of her wording in my charts that I don't have insurance. So wish I had a doc like yours!)

2. Woohoo for half days at school!

3. Holy crap, -25? I know I faced days like that as a kid in Iowa but I just can't even remember those days and I'd probably never come out of my flannel sheets all day!

Happy Weekend almost. A BIG hug to you, girl!!!

Fran said...

That's so cool you've signed up for the half!

I have tried Lost but it never got me so I stopped after a few episodes of season 1.

Amy said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful doctor! And I know what you mean about getting some big items off the to-do list - it does make you feel great! I've just gotten a few new books from our library - will be posting soon about them on the book blog, but just started "Still Alice" (author Genova I think) and it is gripping - I couldn't put it down last night to go to sleep. It's about a 50 year old Harvard professor who gets early onset Alzheimers and it's all written from her perpective. Will let you know how it was when I finish!

Char said...

A good doctor is so very hard to find. Count yourself lucky.

Ah Ah Alaska said...

OMG, it's WAY colder there than Alaska, hee, hee. It was a balmy 31 degrees today. I actually saw people walking around in shorts (no lie!).
Stay warm,

Julie said...

I totally agree with your doctor....you are a rock star!!! I always thought that too:) You inspire many people and you don't even realize it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Laura said...

Your doc is right..you are rocking.

Johann said...

I can understand why your doctor thinks you're a rock star. I think so too. I can't imagine -33 degrees! All the best with the half marathon training!

Marlene said...

It's so beneficial to have a great doctor - she sounds wonderful!

I'm glad you were not out running on Monday - those temps are OBSCENE!

Enjoy Lost! I could definitely watch the seasons over again... then maybe I'll even know what's going on! haha

Liz said...

I don't know how you cope with that cold. Your Doctor sounds fantastic!

Darlene said...

Looks like a fun half.

Giorgio said...

Wonderful doctor! Stay warm, considering those weather conditions :)
Have a nice weekend!

lindsay said...

umm. that's cold. move south! i actually don't entirely mind my annual female checkup 'cause my doctor and i talk running the whole time.

Dash said...

I am not feeling my run today and I wish I had your push to push through. :( OMG, I would DIE if I was -33 or -25!!! I'm cold in the 70* house.

Richelle said...

Your doctor sounds fabulous. My chiropractor called me the wrong name on Friday and I just about lost it.

I LOVE Lost. My fiance and I became addicted to it last year and were able to finish all six seasons before the series finale. Someday, when we're not so busy and have found and moved into our future house, we will watch every episode all over again.

FruitFly said...

I'm still trying to wrap my head around -33. I can't imagine negative ANYTHING! :)