Monday, February 27, 2012

Adrenalin- Pumpers

I'd really like to set the record straight today. I am NOT a total bitch to my husband. I can actually treat him quite nicely when he's been a good boy. And he generally doesn't read my blog but I do make a point of reading out the ones that feature him heavily so he knows what the rest of the world knows about himself (from my perspective). 

I was heavily influenced by my grandmother in regards to marital relationships. She had a philosophy that was quoted so often that it became embedded deep in my DNA - "Treat 'em mean and keep 'em keen". I can't tell you how often I heard that as I was growing up and it's become my mantra. I should make a cross-stitch of it, frame it and hang it over our bed. But Iven and I have been married for 26 years so it must be working on some level.

Today I was back at training after having last week off because of the rain. And today I got to include run breaks into my walk. And today those run breaks added up to almost 1k (in a 5k route). And today I haven't had any nasty after effects from my exertions. No headache. No nausea. So today I'm feeling really positive. But I'm not going to push it. My plan for this week is to walk (no running) again on Thursday. Walk/run on Saturday with the group (for 500m until I drop off the back). Then walk on Sunday. I'm on the comeback trail.

So today's excitement was that I've gotten to run - yesterday's excitement was even more adrenalin-producing. We had a little visitor in our house.

The picture is in Sam's bedroom and this what he woke up to. That's one way of getting your kids up and going in the morning. None of that hitting the snooze button for a few extra zzz's. I think it may have been the snake that Sam chased from the hen house a month ago and I think this snake has a very long memory. They say revenge is a dish best served cold - well this snake believes that it's a dish served by cold-blooded animals. 

I had to go down into his room today and I have to say that my heart rate was a little higher than normal. I kept looking for movement out of the corner of my eye. I have no idea how he slept down there last night.

Off to have a little pre-work nap. I'm just following doctor's orders!!


  1. Okay I would die. Absolutely die! I would have to move. Far far away because I would be sure another one of those creatures would come in and it would be in my room. I would die die die. Heart attack instantly.
    How did you get rid of it?
    Great news about the run!

  2. O
    I too would be in full cardiac arrest if that, i cant even type that S word, were in my house.
    I'm not sure I can ever visit your continent.

    Great to hear you ran without negative side effects!

  3. I think I'd have to move if I saw a snake in my house. Um...guess I'm not going to come visit afterall!

    Good to hear you're feeling better and have a little run on the schedule :).

  4. That is a beautiful snake! What snake is it? That is something to wake up to! We get cold blooded visitors from time to time as well. I usually put them in the open field about 400m from our house, but as you say, I'm sure they have good memories. I'm glad to hear you are on the comeback trail. You are doing it right and will be back in full force soon.

  5. Great to hear that you are adding some running to your walks. That picture of the snake is unbelievable. We just don't get that sort of wildlife in the UK, and the whole house would wake up screaming if there was that sight in the bedroom.

  6. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is AMAZING!!!! did you catch it?!?!?! it looks like a carpet python!!!! do you have those in Australia?!?!?! I am so excited :)

    I would've freaked out initially with one of those girlie shrill screams but then I'd be all about grabbing it :P lol

    and YAY for the running!!!!

    and your Grandmother and my mom must be related. Although I refer to my mom as the man hater. She never "needed" one and thus I have had a hard time finding the right one. Thank God for Colin's patience :D I just don't know how he puts up with me. lol

  7. If I saw a snake like this in my house I would kill it ... my wife doensn't like those creatures.

  8. Ahhhh!!! I'd be running screaming from that room. We had a much smaller one come into our house and I still made my husband deal with it.

    Sounds like running is moving in the right direction for you.

  9. Um, ok, I LIKE snakes, but NOT IN MY HOUSE.

    Holy crap - my heart rate's up just looking at the picture! :)

  10. Well, your post sure got my heart rate going! First of all, hearing that you are back to some running (yay!!!) and then...the snake (EEEEEK!!!) - that would totally freak me out. I actually AM freaked out, right now. OMG.

  11. It's great to hear that you're moving in a good direction and getting back slowly but surely.

    But the snake! Yikes!

  12. I showed the snake-pic to my son. He flipped out! He didn't read the article. I told him that's what they do in Aussie country to get their son's out of bed! LOL! Then I played the "and you think my screaming at you is bad!" Good to hear your feeling better! And I promise, I will tell my son the truth ...soon.

  13. Where is that nice guest now?
    And my wife doesn't read my blog .... so I ask if you have a nice animal like that for a short visit at my in-law's house..... please.


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