Didn’t run today

Felt pretty much fully recovered, but the doc had recommended I lay off for about a week after the family-planning related surgery on Friday. (If you want gory details, I’ll provide off-line. The short version is that I got more narcotics than Missy did for our first kid despite the fact that the ultimate discomfort from the procedure was less than any number of cleats to the nuts in intermural soccer (futbol). Which isn’t to say that I didn’t lay on the couch all weekend enjoying said prescriptions and the leisure of having a weekend to lay on the couch while the sky was cloudy, the humidity near saturation, and the AC both cool and a source of white noise.)

I really, really wanted to run. Really, really, really.

But I didn’t.

I will tomorrow. No doubt in my mind at all.

I registered for New Haven today. Yippie! Now, to see if I can still go 12+ miles – the longest I’ve gone in a month was the 6.8 with David almost two weeks ago. I’ll try that again this weekend.

And, when I found the details about the Josh Billings Tri, the wife said “Sure”. So, that’s two races in the space of two weeks, starting in 6 weeks. I’m pumped. I also get to paint the house over that time. The roof – contracted out, ’cause I’ve got no clue how to roof. Scraping, painting, and scraping again – I’ve been in the Navy, I can do that!

Life is good, good, good.

What would you do if you weren’t scared?

It’s a blog meme that hasn’t been recycled in too long – what would you do if you weren’t scared.

Weren’t scared of losing your job
Weren’t scared of losing your house
Weren’t scared of losing your reputation
Weren’t scared of anything

What is your big idea?

I ask, ’cause I’m scared right now. There’s a big idea we’re working at the office, which is interesting, ’cause the lab I work at doesn’t do big ideas. Sure, we do “change” and we do “improvements” and we do “new technologies”, and we do good jobs with all of that.

But we don’t do big ideas. They’re not written into the DoD 5000 procurement model. We’re engineers on the career track.

What would you do?

I ain’t skeered. GTBMS. There’s work to do.

Last night i dreamed

About running.

Kind of freaky, in hindsight. Dreamed I went running through the neighborhood, but as I ran, I ran into a neighborhood of the absolute cutest Arts and Crafts recreation homes – brand new, but smallish, 1400 sf 3Br 2B homes with large two car detached garages. Hardwood floors, really cool stained glass in the doors and around the windows – not like Angels and Saints stained glass, but the cool A&C geometric patterns – long rectangles of clear glass with some colored accent squares. Beautiful built in cabinets, airy living spaces.

The best part of the dream really was the running – just felt like I could go forever.

But I’m kind of amazed that my mind would come up with houses like that. I’ll admit, it’s what I’d build, given the time, but I’d never given that much thought to it.