Working Chick

10 Jun

I mentioned not too long ago that I got a job. Basically I move senior citizens to retirement homes. I pack boxes, unpack boxes, and walk to and from rooms in retirement homes. It’s simple honestly. You know me and the old people… we are like bffs except when they get all crabby because they don’t like change and never want to part with any of their shit antiques.

I work every day next week and I worked two days this week already. I now have some more money. Holla! I’m just exhausted. I wake up before six, shower, eat, clean the house, go to work, come home, workout, come back home, clean, eat, and hopefully get to bed before 10:30. I don’t want any sympathy because I understand this is life. People work. Get over it.

Fortunately, yesterday I attended a little seminar on running. It covered the foot and injuries as well as barefoot running. The more I learned about running injuries, the more I think I have plantar fasciitis. However, my heel doesn’t hurt. It’s more the side of my foot and the top on the right side. It is not necessarily painful, but it doesn’t feel right. You know? This time it’s the right side when a month ago I believe it was the left. Again, I’m icing and not  running even though I have a half marathon on July 4th.

I am doing these stretches for my foot that the seminar recommended. It just pisses me off to no end. How come last week I had an amazing running week and then BAM! It’s over.

I switched back to super old shoes (that have hundreds of miles on them) because my Green Silences

killed my knee. I need new shoes again. I am not running until I get some. Hey! I have a job now so…

Any shoe recommendations for plantar fasciitis OR just shoes that work best for medium arched runners? No Nikes please. 

I’m also loaded in the bank currently thanks to getting money from my godmother and brother’s girlfriend. Then, I get money for every A on my report card. I have 5 A’s and two B’s.

Perhaps I’ll spend the rest of my money (yes, I’ll save some) on an iPhone. I’ve been wanting one for so long. I don’t know if it’s worth it though since I don’t text a lot.

As if I’m not busy enough, I applied to two other stores to work at and they haven’t contact me back. I’m bummed. I really want to work at Lamb’s Market. I also called about being their cake decorator, but they told me it’s for experienced decoraters only. How awesome would that be if I was a cake decortor? I could only dream.

Speaking of cakes…

Honorable cakes of the week:

Strawberry cake
Caramel cake
Banana cake  

By the way, the newest issue of Runner’s World is great.

The stories are all incredible. I apologize, but I liked Lance’s interview the most. I know he’s been in the news lately and he’s been accused of doping, but I don’t think he actually did any steroids or what not. I think he’s too compassionate about his sport and running to cheat at them. I don’t know though. What do you think?

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13 Responses to “Working Chick”

  1. Jess June 10, 2011 at 7:44 PM #

    I LOVE runner’s world..even though I’m not a runner, hahaha. You are QUITE busy..don’t forget to take time to breathe 😉

  2. movesnmunchies June 11, 2011 at 4:10 AM #

    WOAH sounds like a very tiring job!!! i love runners world online! but ive never gotten a magazine!

  3. trailroadcrosscountrytrackrunner June 11, 2011 at 4:21 AM #

    That’s great that you have a job! I should probably work on getting one! Haha

    I got my Runner’s World magazine, too, but I don’t remember that article. Mine also had a different cover- there was a woman on it instead of a man. It seems like it’s the same issue, though, so I’m going to look for that article!

    Good luck with your half marathon! I certainly wish I could run one…but I’ll probably have to wait until next spring.

    • lifttorun June 11, 2011 at 8:18 AM #

      There’s like six different covers. I got one with a woman too.

  4. allieksmith June 11, 2011 at 5:53 AM #

    Nike shoes MESSED me up last summer.. I hurt my foot pretty bad in a 9 miler in the Nike Free shoes and I had to stop running for about a week. Now I never by Nike shoes like you 🙂

    Good luck with your half coming up.. I know even if you don’t run a lot before it you can still rock it because you are an awesome runner and you have a lot of speed + endurance.

    Your job sounds pretty cool but also super tiring! Do you drink coffee? That may help ya get through the day if you need a lil boost 😉

  5. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) June 11, 2011 at 6:05 AM #

    Your job sounds so interesting. When I had plantar, it never was painful just more of an annoying dull pain if that makes sense.

  6. Tara June 11, 2011 at 6:52 AM #

    The new runners world was so inspiring. Some of the facts in there were mindboggling and the stories were so inspirational.
    I know how you feel about having a great week and then all of a sudden you have to stop. It sucks. But just keep in mind that it’s worth it for your training in the long run.

  7. Ma Ma Megan June 11, 2011 at 7:50 AM #

    Busy busy girl! That’s what I need.. A job!

    I love runners world but I can’t read the latest issues until the month ends because I check them out at the library. 😛

  8. indecisiveathlete June 11, 2011 at 10:35 AM #

    Your job sounds pretty neat. And a cake decorator would be a sweet job to have!
    I had that too and I rolled my foot on my nalgene bottle a lot to help it not be so achey it kinda worked. Hope it feels better asap.

  9. juliegolean June 11, 2011 at 11:10 AM #

    you are a BIZAY girl! but more money in the pocket means more money to go shoppinggg wiiiiiiiiiiith! haha enjoy your weekend lady 🙂

  10. Molly @ Mollyrunsfresh June 12, 2011 at 10:22 PM #

    I have the asics gel-nimbus and have worn them for 5 years now. I have never bought a different brand or model, I just get the newest version every 600 miles or so! They are so cushiony and not heavy at all. I know asics are one of the most popular brands among distance runners.

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