No running days / Sherlock

I didn’t run the last couple of days because of some problems. First, my right leg’s quad muscle is sore. The last time I ran, I tried to avoid the bugs while I was running. Maybe that changed my gait and put some unexpected stress on my right leg. It is getting better but still feels funny. Then my back began to hurt. On Saturday we bought new sets of drapery and put them up. That day, during the cleaning of the windows and when we changed the curtains, I somehow did something wrong and my lower back started to hurt. Today I got up with a sore throat. In the afternoon, I even had a temperature. So thanks to all the problem my body is experiencing, I didn’t run again today. My body might enjoy these no running days, but my mind is not relaxing at all. I feel anxious. I’m worrying about losing the base I have been building all winter. I know it sounds silly and even if I lose some fitness, I can regain it again without any problem. But still my mind is antsy. But at least our new curtains look great and work really well 🙂

I don’t know why but it seems like the British do better TV. Yes, I’m a big fan of british ‘telly’ dramas. Yesterday, BBC’s Sherlock the first episode of season 2 was aired on PBS. I love this show. Actually Sherlock and Being Human – of course BBC’s original – are my favorite tv shows. I’m a long time Sherlockian. And this is the only adaption I really enjoy. Even though it has modern day settings, it is still really true to the original. I don’t know how Steve Moffat could make Sherlock this brilliantly while he ruined Doctor Who that badly. Maybe Mark Gatiss is the one who really adds the great things to the show 🙂 Anyway, I am so glad PBS shows Sherlock. Why can’t american tv make good shows like this?

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Day 6

For most runners, the hardest course is from the bed/sofa to the front door. Once you succeed to drag yourself out of the house, things will get much easier. But moving from wherever you are to the door requires quite a lot of will power. Especially when you are tired.

I was tempted today. I wanted to skip running. There are things to be done and I felt tired. Today our new 60″ Samsung 3D LED tv was delivered. So yesterday we disconnected the old tvs and devices, took things away, and cleaned the house. Today our old 52″ Sony LCD tv was moved to the different spot. I connected the old and new devices to our new tv. Got the new cable box and activated it. Setting up everything was lots of work. I got mentally and physically tired. Already it was getting dark outside. Temptation was strong. But I went to the gym. My dear husband said “you should go”. Once I got there, I enjoyed running and being sweaty. I did 4.56 miles. I am proud of myself. And I feel lucky to have someone who encouraged me.

New tv pictures look great 🙂