Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits

Because there's so much going on, and so much on my mind, I bring you my random tidbits via da bullets:

  • One step forward, two steps back - Sunday I had a glorious 3.36 mile run, the first run that was longer than 2 miles in weeks. It was completely pain free and followed by a good 35 minutes on the bike. Today I went to run 2-3 miles and couldn't go past 1 mile due to some achy pain in my shin/ankle area. Either I need rest for another couple weeks and then try again, or schedule an appointment. Suggestions?

  • dealing with the blues? - no not really. However, a couple times in the past week I dealt with my left hand fingers turning blue. No lie. The first time this happened was a week ago saturday, after sitting on bleachers and leaning on my hand for over an hour while watching high school wrestling. A sharp pain on the top of my hand followed by intense tingling and fingers turning white and blue. It was scary. Then, it happened a little bit last monday afternoon, without the tingling. Then again, This Saturday afternoon, where I began to panic and took a trip to the walk-in clinic. Diagnosis? Raynaud's disorder. I am not quite sold on this, because my elbow, wrist, and shoulder, were in bit of pain/discomfort, so I thought there was a pinched nerve. If it happens again, I don't know what I will do....

  • Don't mess with me - Today I have a day long training in CPI. Crisis Prevention Institute, that is. I have had this training before, but now that I am one of the official members of our CPI team at our school, I have to have the 8 hour training again.
  • Sandbag Central - Monday marks the first day of Sandbag Central here in the Fargo area. Yes, we are already starting to fill sandbags in preparation for the 2011 Flood. Remember what we dealt with a couple years ago? Last year wasn't as bad, but we have more snow and ground moisture than we did a couple years ago. This should make for quite the interesting spring...

  • Stressed much? I am trying to gauge how stressed I am right now. I don't think I am that stressed, but when I think about my blue fingers, everything going on at work, grad school, etch... maybe I am a bit overwhelmed? I need a vacay.... March can't come soon enough!

15 comments:

Jamoosh said...

One would think the Fargonians would build a wall or berm after having to deal with this almost every year. Or they could just redirect all the water to Minnesota!

RockStarTri said...

Filling sandbags? Seems like a metaphor is in there somewhere but I don't know where. Good luck!

fancy nancy said...

Fingers turning blue?? I hope that this week is less stressful for you...hang in there!

trifitmom said...

i believe shut up and run has that blue finger disease !!!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I hear you on the stress! It's hard sometimes to really guage how stressed out we are - it just seems normal!

Good luck with your blue fingers, and I really hope you get that leg pain figured out soon!

tri like mary said...

Perhaps a referral to physiotherapist would help with your running pain? My husband was told no running for 4-6 weeks and referred to physio who had him feeling pain free in two visits.

Marlene said...

My husband has Raynauds but he never goes blue - just white. If it happens again, I;'d make an appt with your regular physician for a second opinion/more thorough diagnosis. Maybe take pics?

Aimee said...

I would have been freaked out about the blue fingers too! Hopefully it won't happen again, but if it does, I would definitely make an apt. with your doctor to get it checked out!

Carly said...

I think the other posters advice about your fingers is good (my mom has that syndrome too) and is worth being checked out.
And the thought of flooding occurred to me today. We have so much snow here in ME and we live right next to a river. Awesome.

Marci said...

Blue fingers does not sound good, I would get that checked out, hope you feel better/less pain running soon!

James said...

It seems many people are stressed out lately. Hold out, March and warm weather will be here soon to brighten the mood!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Yup I am in need of a vacation too ah! I find sometimes when I feel the least stressed is when I start to see it in my body because I guess thats where I push it :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

hang in there, it does sound like there's some stress. sometimes it's hard to tell! but it sounds like you did have one great run, hopefully the shin/ankle pain goes away soon. until then, think vacation :)

Jess said...

GAh Raynaud's disorder is a bitch. I have it too and it is seriously the most annoying disorder in the world. I have to bundle up like the freakin' Michelin man when it's 50 degrees outside or my hands freak out.

ironfor40 said...

I hear ya! I can't wait for Spring break!!