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In Short Bursts

Sorry I’ve sucked. Here’s what’s been happening.

Amarillo is the craziest place I’ve ever been. They have every fast food place imaginable. But we only ate in local restaurants and although I ate a lot of meat and a lot of crap, I didn’t gain any weight.

Sunrise in Amarillo is quite pretty

And it’s the flattest place I’ve ever been

And they have some of the strangest art I’ve ever seen

(And yes, I do think that I was the only person in Amarillo wearing a Burberry jacket, animal-print flats, and skinny pants.)

Oh, beers are $1.75 and movies are $2.00. It’s pretty much heaven.

I went to the orthopedist today 😦

Not a fan.

Apparently my ankle and calve muscles are tight and they’re squeezing(?) my achilles tendon and that’s what’s causing the inflammation.

So no running. Instead of running I get physical therapy.

I went to the gym today and I did the elliptical. It sucked. I’m trying to be positive though, at least I’m lucky enough to be able to go to the gym, to walk, to move, to have a job that provides maringally good insurance, and the money to pay the co-pays for physical therapy.

I’d really like to be running now. Things at work are crazy (good, but crazy) and tomorrow my parents are putting our dog to sleep (post on her to come tomorrow).

So there’s a lot going on.

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Off to Amarillo

I don’t know what was wrong with me last night. I finished watching the Biggest Loser and then I just fell in bed from exhaustion and totally forgot to post! Bad Maggie!

Today I’m flying off to Amarillo so there won’t be a post until late tomorrow night or Friday morning at the earliest. I love going to new places, but I hate the process of traveling. Especially by plane when you wait in lines, take off your shoes, wait in more lines, etc. etc. We land in Amarillo at 8pm Amarillo time (we leave the office at 11am, LONG TIME!) and then we fly out of Amarillo at 4-something on Thursday. So it’s a quick turn around.

Yesterday I decided I needed to see an orthopedist about my ankle. I’ve made an appointment for Tuesday morning at 10am, we’ll see how it goes. I’m so terrified of him telling me I can’t run, but not running in the short term would be better than not being able to run for the long term farther down the road.

In the mean time I killed it at the gym yesterday. I did 3.1 miles on the treadmill in just over 29 minutes. I ran the first two miles at a 6.0 pace, then ran at a 6.5 pace until I did a 7.0 pace at 25 minutes. All at a 2.0 incline. And I feel like I could go faster, I think it’s more mental than anything else.

After the treadmill I did 20 sweaty, amazing minutes on the Stairmaster at a level 7.

No workout for the next two days so I’m going to try to be careful about all the Texan food and maybe do some abs and pushup stuff in the hotel room.

I might take it easy on Friday too so I can do a long run on Saturday.

Happy Wednesday and Thursday and wish me a good, safe, productive trip!

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I hope you will forgive me for being a slacker tonight. I had a chaotic day at work. I’m trying to finish all of these things before going to Amarillo on Wednesday. Then I’m only in the office Friday-Wednesday the following week before I’m away for two separate day trips to NJ. And then a week off for Thanksgiving!

I worked like a man woman all day. And then met my friend Becca, the one I visited in DC in August, and her mom for really great Indian food in the East Village. Then I road uptown with them and we went to Red Mango. I got home at about 10:20 and all I want to do is crash.

Good night!

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Sunny Sunday

It was a beautiful day in NYC today. Warm and sunny. Totally un-November like. I didn’t get home until almost 1am last night (this morning) so I slept in until 10am. I’m paying for it now, I’m totally exhausted, but it was nice to get the sleep.

I went to see An Education today.

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I would highly recommend it. I thought it was great.

After the movie I ran some errands and then came home and did my Bikini Ready Fast DVD.

Bikini Ready Fast

And then I made kidney bean enchiladas for dinner. Yummy.

My parents got their Greyhound today. His name is Zach.

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Sorry for the crappy picture. My family is bad at these things and I finally got them to send a picture from my brother’s phone.

Isn’t he cute??? I can’t wait to meet him. Two more weeks!

Apparently the little monster

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is being very possessive of my mother (her human), but hopefully she’ll get over it.

I’m just killing time before Mad Men now. Last episode of the season 😦

This will be a crazy week. I’m having dinner tomorrow night with my friend Becca and her mom who are in town visiting. Then I leave for Amarillo, TX (work trip) on Wednesday afternoon and fly back Thursday afternoon. I probably won’t be home until 1am or so Friday morning.

And this has been a weird post. I was kind of at a loss of what to say.

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