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Face The Music Friday #49

on August 29, 2014


Saturday – 1.5 mile ruck + mowed lawn w/ ruck on

Sunday – 10 miles

Monday – Rest/Chiro

Tuesday – 3 miles

Wednesday – Rest

Thursday – 3 mile ruck

Friday – Rest


Decent week. I’m not overly psyched about it, but I put in some miles. My knee was really bothering me after the 10 miles on Sunday, so I brought it up at my chiro appointment on Monday night. I was concerned it was something other than muscle strain so she took a look and made me feel better by saying it was just my hamstring, no meniscus tears or anything like that. She then performed a little torture on me known as the Graston technique. Typically she just does ART with me, as well as adjustments, because she had told me before how painful Graston was and that the ART seemed to be doing fine. Well, she was right! It still hurts today from that! I should have run last night, but I decided since it still didn’t feel great and I have a 7 miler coming up this weekend that I’d just do a ruck/walk with Tara instead.



You mean you don’t go for a walk with a rucksack full of bricks and a head lamp?



So this week has been interesting. And shitty. And I’m glad it’s a long weekend.

First, and not a super big deal, but I missed my first blogiversary. Apparently my first post was 8/16/13. I knew it was in August and it was coming up, but for some reason I thought I started blogging later than that.

My iPhone battery hasn’t been holding a charge well in weeks. I had made an appointment for Sunday morning to go get it checked. When my schedule was going to have me running my 10 miles super early, I decided to change it to Wednesday night after work. Then on Tuesday, I found out that there was a recall on the batteries in both of our phones so we were entitled to free replacement batteries. We made an appointment for Tara right after mine and headed up there and were promptly told it would be an hour per phone. Booo. So, we decided we’d have a sit down meal at a restaurant in the mall and kill some time window shopping.

Apparently it was really easy to kill 2 hours because we headed back around 8:30 and they were already done (a little early). We headed home and were just about there when I got pulled over by a cop. My first instinct was I was pissed because I hadn’t been home all day and really had to pee. I knew for a fact I wasn’t speeding because I had literally just looked at a 35mph speed limit sign and I was doing exactly that. He pulled me over and shined his big ass spotlight right into my mirror so I couldn’t see anything, came up and asked for my license, registration and proof of insurance. I gave him all of the above, which I’d already gotten out. He then asked Tara (my passenger!!!) for her license. Then I got really pissed. I asked him why he pulled me over and he said my driver side headlight was out.

Now, to me it looked like I had two beams of light so I was pissed. He took forever checking shit out, came back, told us it was probably the bulb (DUH!!) and to get it replaced. As soon as we got home I got out of the car to look at it and it wasn’t even completely out! It was only dimmed, on it’s way to burning out! I was even more pissed about this because clearly he was just bored and itching to bother somebody. It still really pisses me off, especially about taking Tara’s license. What if she didn’t bring her purse? Or didn’t have a license? Was he going to cite me for having a passenger with no ID???

Add into this week that it’s end of month so work has been kind of nutty and our fax machines aren’t working so that makes it even worse because the orders aren’t coming in properly, which brings calls from pissed off customers. Good times. And they keep overbooking the amount of people out on vacation in our department so that’s annoying having to cover lots of extra stuff at the busiest time of the month.

Let’s end with a few positives. We’re having an ice cream sundae party in our department today. A friend of mine from the gym is going to install my headlights for me, saving me from paying $15 PER headlight to install them. And it’s a long weekend that I imagine will be full of fun. I know we have at least 1 hike planned with friends so far. And maybe, just maybe, I can convince Tara to go see Guardians of the Galaxy with me. Maybe.

I’ve been listening to a lot of 90s music on Spotify at work and this little gem came on the other day. I had a big thing for Third Eye Blind back in the day. Enjoy and have a great weekend!










11 responses to “Face The Music Friday #49

  1. dgobs says:

    I have a few comments… apparently I’m feeling chatty today:
    1) Graston… ouch! I had that done to my ankle the last time I went to PT. Graston does not joke around.
    2) I love your Blerch shirt! And headlamp 🙂
    3) WTF with that cop? Since when do they ask for passengers’ IDs?? Clearly he was bored, but I am pissed off now for you. Drew got pulled over a few months ago for no reason whatsoever… he thinks it’s because his “shitbox Toyota” (as he calls it) stuck out in the posh town he was driving through. How about protecting and serving instead of being dicks?! (/cop-rant)
    4) I’ve been rocking the 90s tunes on Spotify lately too! I saw Third Eye Blind at a free show in Providence, geez, like 11 or 12 years ago (!) and my friend got kicked in the head by a crowd surfer and had a panic attack. I remember nothing about the actual music, which is too bad!
    5) I’m sorry you had such a crap week, but am glad a few good things happened too. I hope your weekend is awesome and that next week is better!

    • Courtney says:

      Chat away!
      1) Yes, definitely no joking!
      2) Thank you! I love the shirt, too. I also ordered the virtual race kit for it which I can’t wait to get!!! The headlamp just got opened that day. I knew we’d probably still be walking when the sun went down so I figured it was a great time to try it out. It’s SO bright!
      3) That cop was just a douche canoe.
      4) I feel like music nowadays isn’t as good as it was in the 90s. But I might be biased because it’s what I grew up with. That’s awesome you got to see them for free, but not so cool about the outcome.
      5) Thanks! 🙂

  2. OH. EM. GEE. I’d be livid too! UGH! (And that reminds me, I need Chris to change my headlight too.) I wish we lived closer, I would have pimped him out to go change them for you!

    AHHHHHHHHHH (and this goes to Tara..) I think you will even like Guardians! Go with your woman to go see it! 😀 My aunt, who doesn’t do comic book movies even loved it! (And stay after the credits!). I’ve seen it 3 times already and I want to go again!

    • tararhode says:

      We always stay after the credits for comic book movies- after we were informed this is a MUST by the BatDan. 🙂

      I will give it a shot. I’m just not a fan of watching movies in general! Everyone has said this is a good one, though…. Sigh. The things we do for our Beloveds…

    • Courtney says:

      My friend changed them before work yesterday and they’re awesome! He said Tara bought me the “fancy” ones. LOL

      And we finally have plans to see Guardians tomorrow!!! We’re going for a ruck with friends and then we’re all going to see it, so Tara got sucked into the fold. And yes, we always stay after the credits for Marvel movies now.

  3. Sorry you had a rough week! We were supposed to have an ice cream social at work today too, but we had to cancel for a few reasons. 😦 We did dump ice water on my new manager though. 🙂 I dragged my mother to Guardians and the only Marvel she liked was Captain America 2 and she liked Guardians. Tara will probably (hopefully) like it too! Have a good weekend!

  4. Kristin says:

    Way to run and workout!!! XOXO!!! YOU ROCK!!

  5. So sorry about your crummy week and the evil cop.
    A cop this summer made my meet him at the court for having a tail light out!

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