Monday, June 16, 2014

Ignorance is Bliss

Do you remember how a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I went to see a new dentist.  Well, that visit was a new patient consultation so they did x-rays and looked around.  Today I went in to have my teeth cleaned and get a couple fillings that they found I needed during the new patient visit.

My least favorite part of seeing the dentist is the scraping the hygenist does.  So when the hygenist looked in my mouth and said, "Looks good.  I don't see a lot of plaque." I thought, I've got this in the bag!  NOT!

She scraped on my teeth for close to 30 minutes.  Perhaps what she meant was, "Looks good.  I don't see a lot of plaque for someone who hasn't had a cleaning in 3 years."  All I know is that I was glad when that was over.

As I'm moving to the other room to get my filling, I'm joking with the assistant / office manager about how it's hard for me to decide if I would like the cleaning or the filling less.  She said the filling and I disagreed with her because of just how much I hate the scraping.

Going into today, I was told there were 2 little cavities that would be really easy to deal with.  As the dentist was cleaning the area for the second cavity she found out that a filling in the same area had a bunch of issues so she took that out and had to put in a new one.  That meant a lot of extra grinding (and keeping my mouth open).  Add to the fact that it went from the top of my farthest back tooth to the back side of it and it made for some serious contortions for the dentist and my mouth.

Although my mouth is still numb, I can tell my jaw is going to be sore and I'll probably get a headache too (tension in my neck). 

Do me a favor.  If you see me in the next couple days, please don't yawn.  I'm not sure my mouth can take it.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Back on the treadmill today for the first time in a while.  Yay!  Feels so good.  I initially stopped after my 5K because I needed to make sure my shoes dried out :-).  I also had some muscle aches and pains that took a while to go away, so I took it easy for a while.

THEN I got to thinking about the next thing I need to train for... a half marathon in November.  I'm not having trouble with the thought of actually completing the half.  I am a bit concerned with how early it starts though.  Although the thought of running in Florida in the middle of the day (even in November) makes me sweat, I'm NOT a morning person so starting a run at 6AM is not appealing.  I get why it's set to start so early, so I will get over it  because it's only for one day.

The real issue I'm facing is finding the desire to keep training knowing that at some point in the not so distant future, training sessions could take 3 hours or more.  Like I have time for that!  I'm a homeschool mom, a wife, and a Realtor.  Did I mention that I'm not a morning person?  That means I don't like to get up early to do anything much less train.  Oh, and even when I get up early my kids seem to know and they have to seek me out and ask me TONS of questions while I'm trying to run.  Have you tried answering numerous annoying important questions while on a treadmill?  Not easy I'll tell you.

I am definitely a night person, but I've found that exercising late in the day doesn't work for me for a few reasons:  I've eaten dinner (my biggest meal of the day) and running on a full stomach is a BAD idea.  Dealing with kids and work all day makes for a mentally and occasionally physically tired me.  Because of the adrenalin rush, I can't seem to fall asleep for a couple hours after running no matter how physically and mentally tired I was before the run.  And as much as I'd like to stay up really late, my children and or appointments dictate that I get up in the morning so I can't stay up too late.

So if you have ideas on when and how best to train for something like this, I'm all ears.  Do me a favor and check in on me every once in a while and make sure I'm sticking with it too.  Nothing quite like accountability.