Normally, this is where I would apologize for taking on too much and post a ton of pictures from this past month and promise myself I could keep up next week or month. Not this time. Here's my ugly race picture and it is all - race director of the 35th Annual SARR Women's 5k. I ran more than a 5k back and forth to the start/finish.
So, the Women's 5k is basically done, with some wrap up tasks to complete and initial planning for next year (permit application, gripe absorption, and shirt ordering). But I only have two weeks to get back to base level running (25 mpw) to start marathon training for the Bryan-College Station marathon in December. Without getting injured, Sally, without getting injured.
But in 'good' news: 1) I now have time to get the ~$10k estimates on my foundation repair before my 90 y/o house caves in (yay!). 2) It's pretty clear I have psoriatic arthritis [dang blogspot - that is absolutely a real word]. Whenever I have been under stress since my 20s (deployment, trials, bar exam...), my palms turn into a flaky, itchy, terrible mess. Such as now. I always blamed it on environment, but I guess now I know the fun truth. Not so much fun to type decisions with itchy, painful hands. But 3) I'm about to hit 3,000 decisions that I've written since 2007. I know it's geeky and not relatable, but that's close to how many decisions some folks who are retiring have written. And last, and best 4) I now get to work from home 3 days per week.
Unusually (but I have unusual pets), this has somehow caused Pepper the cat to develop separation anxiety - he must be near me at all times. It's creepy when I'm showering. Here is what he looked like under my chair the other night.
Next up - getting back on track, Lotteria 5k, and increased Humira.
Thanks to Randy Beamer, WOAI for the pic. And Pepper, for being a creeper.