Sunday, July 27, 2008

No Sympathy

In yesterday's blog post I had talked about how someone asked me if I missed running. I really wasn't looking for sympathy. I was surprised that I didn't get a lecture about the dangers of running and how I should start checking out other sports, (and then they go light up a cigarette...) Seriously, though, I was just surprised that someone I hadn't seen in a while would think to ask if I had missed something I had enjoyed doing. I know I have the support of my blogger friends, and heaven knows I wasn't fishing for sympathy. I guess I was just taken back a bit. I know I'll be back to running. I may have different goals when I do get back to running, but I'll be there.

Keeping all that in mind, check out this 92 year old woman. I wanna be like her when I grow up.

"Said she started running twelve years ago after she broke her hip."


Food stuff...
cranberry juice
I know some people say that juice is loaded with added sugars, etc, and that is true, but I still like my cranberry juice.

Other stuff...
I've been having computer issues over the past week. We've been plagued with some sort of virus or trojan horse, and it's just wreaking havoc on everything. This is the second time I've written this blog post, since I'm having issues trying to save it. Yes, we've run Norton and Ad Aware, and did a disk clean up, BUT... since a certain 5 year old figured out how to get on some kiddie game sites, it has been something new with computer problems, each week.

Yesterday's song:
Dream A Little Dream - Mamas and the Papas - Barbie2be



leslie said...

Cool video!

Come over to the Mac side -- you'll never go back!

WADDLER26.2 said...

Love the video---she is my hero!

Anne said...

She really is an inspiration...particularly for those of us who've broken hips at a much younger age.

What? No one's guessed yet? Bob Marley!!

AKA Alice said...

Hi Irene,
I know I haven't commented all's been crazy-busy here.

I didn't think your post was you looking for sympathy at all, and understood what you meant by it. In fact, I completely admire you and how you appear to be dealing with your injury with such grace. I'd be a whining, screaming, difficult, wretched, human being, ranting and raving about the unfairness of it.

BTW...I agree with Leslie...come to the Mac side :-)

Kana said...

Hi Irene....Hope you are doing well! Sounds like you are quickly on the mend. Enjoy your week-and stay out of trouble (wink, wink). hugs, Dede

barbie2be said...

i was just commenting to a friend yesterday on how annoying it is that just walking through a museum i have to sit down now because of my back injury and how frustating that is and she tried to push it off to being older (she is 53) and overweight.

i love cranberry juice too. here is a little secret to cut down on the sugar, try mixing it with a bubbly water like pellegrino. you still get the delightful cranberry taste but end up drinking less of the juice itself, so less of the sugars. :)

wendy said...

I think you sound like you're in good spirits, since you know you'll be back and all, it's just a matter of time til you get healthy.

yummy juice! I haven't ever tried splitting it w/ pellegrino, but it sounds delicious!

Irene said...

She's great! I'm so tempted to go Mac...

Truly inspirational!

We have a ways to go to catch up to her. :) Winner!

AKA Alice,
Thanks. And, yeah on the Mac. I've been thinking about it, especially that super thin one. Some day.

When your back is off it really throws of everything else. I hope it gets better for you soon. Great tip with the Pelligrino. I'd add a lime wedge to that. ;)

Thanks. I'm trying.