Tuesday, November 08, 2005

My Thai breakdown

Michael came home early today and I was able to go to the gym at a decent hour. I had a good workout, finally. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill, did lower body weights, abs and then swam for 30 min. Running felt great, a few side stitches - but not nearly as horrid as my previous post-marathon runs. I need a lot of swimming lessons. How do you keep in one lane? I follow the line and end up in the lane next to me, other swimmers don't like that. Followed this by 15 min. in the hot tub. Very nice and relaxing. Susan is missing Susan time.

After the workout I went to pick up our Thai food and they were out of tofu. I cried. A lot. I hate PMS. Hate it. Michael calls this time of the month the days I remind him over and over he once called my legs TREE STUMPS and the days I always INSIST we discuss our relationship for hours on end. He's a lucky guy. I'm sure the emergency room visit, lack of sleep, fear of glass eyes, and having to practically sit on my daughter to keep her motionless for 4 days contributed to the Thai breakdown. Michael is right - these are days of intense anguish for all. Michael being right - well, that just makes things so much worse.*

Yes, Tree Stumps - and as a compliment. And why is football on ALL the time? Isn't the season over yet.

*Sarah is the only person in the world who shares my pain. Or is it - Alvin is the only person who shares Michael's pain. Sarah and I were once a two-headed baby fathered by a 2 ton man.


Blogger Gretchen said...

Ohhhhhhhh I have been there with the breakdown. I remind my husband of how he said he was proud of me for doing my race and how he was happy I had not given up. He meant he was proud that I didn't give up, but every so often it bothers me and I yell and cry like I am 6.The turn(flip turn or kick turn) at the end of the lane in the pool takes some practice but you can do it. When you get about your arms length away from the wall and do a summersault. You will get about half way though the sault your feet will hit wall and if you look toward the surface of the water and push off the wal you should start into the next lap. It is pretty hard to explain in writing, but try it out and you will get better at it..Do you have a Cheesecake Factory near you? My husband took me there for dinner tonight I think I ate my weight in food. Not to mention I had no room for desert but I still ate it.

9:24 PM  
Blogger tri-mama said...

My computer went down so I've missed a couple days-sorry about the eye-but it sounds like it's working a little better. I can't imagine containing a kid that many days-was benedryl out of the question? And PMS on top of it all-dang. as far as swimming-drill, drill, drill it's the best chance you got.

9:25 PM  
Blogger D said...

Great workout Susan!

No TOFU at the Thai restaurant - how could they????

(I went to the thai place for lunch today - my all time favorite! I always get the same dish (limited ~ vegetarian) ~ panang tofu ~ mmmmmm.)

Great news on Kenz! Hopefully things will ease up for all of you soon!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer P said...

They call themselves a Thai restaurant!? How can they be out of tofu! I'm PMSing too (what was it you said about being separated at birth?)

My husband has funny ways of giving compliments. Like the other day (lucky for him, pre-PMS), he said that my neck didn't look as fat as it usually did. I didn't even realize that I ever had a fat neck.

Tree stumps? Definately not a compliment. Make him buy you some tofu.

12:07 AM  
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1:49 AM  
Blogger TryAthlete said...

"Tree Stumps" is definitely not a nice thing to say to someone!

1:54 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I hope you're feeling better by now. A good cry is always helpful, or so I'm told.
Good God, if I ever called my wife's legs tree stumps, I'm sure to meet a very slow and painful end.

6:17 AM  
Blogger BuckeyeRunner said...

A great workout, venting/a good cry, and thai food. For me, that is just what the doctor ordered! Hang in there. The weekend is in view, and it sounds like K. is getting better.

7:13 AM  
Blogger William said...

Stay strong Susan. Life is a marathon. Pain is temporary, glory lasts forever (or at least for a few days).

Kenza's eye is really looking better. I am glad to see you caring for your daughter. So many people don't.

My wife behaves in strange ways at certain times of the month as well. I always find the denial the funniest part.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Mia said...

Hang in there. I wish husbands could experience PMS - like have it! I'm probably one of the worst. And nothing anyone can say will make it any better. I take my frustrations out on my dog. Poor dog!

Someone say Cheesecake Factory???

Oh yeah, and how do you get a picture up there with your blog header? I can't figure that one out.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Flatman said...

What is this "PMS" you all speak of? I have no idea.

My wife is perfect...always loving and caring!

/is she reading this?/

9:56 AM  
Blogger The Clyde said...

I cry when I go to Taco Bell and they don't have Mountain Dew, that's kind of the same, huh?

OK, maybe not.

Hope you start to feel better.

When my wife is in this "stage" I just do whatever the hell she says, just seems to work easier that way. She can have 3 or 4 days, the rest of the month is mine. haha.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Al Carter said...

See, you got into the pool - the hot tub is such a great reward for swimming isn't it?

I would have cried too if my Thai restaurant had no Tofu and would probably have blamed my husband for the whole deal!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Swordspoint said...

Susan, I feel your pain. I would cry if they told me they were out of coffee at Starbucks.
Like everyone else said, just keep practicing with the swimming, practice makes perfect (and if not at least everyone gets a good laugh for longer watching you try, hehe). You are a workoutaholic.

10:34 AM  
Blogger E-Speed said...

I broke down the other day at the gas station when the pup squirted gas out of the handle at me.

It happens to the best of us.

11:10 AM  
Blogger partyrunner said...

ah, i am reminded of my recent shouting match with my boy that when i hung up i was almost hysterical. the cause? he ate last piece of chicken.

i sort of think tree stumps is a compliment. my friend is always admiring girls with thick legs and big butts, two things that, to my dismay, i lack.

p.s no, am not calling your legs thick nor your butt big!

4:45 PM  

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