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Monday, April 14, 2008

Stiff

I hurt today, homies. Really, really hurt. And not just my legs -- although they are the most sore (it hurt to put my pants on today) -- it's every part of my body. I had to just kinda flop out of bed this morning, and I'm walking around like I'm 80.

Soccer certainly kicked my ass yesterday.

Therefore, I'm thinking of taking an unexpected rest day today. Usually, I run on Mondays and rest on Tuesdays, but I think I may need to reverse that order so my body can catch up from the extra work it did yesterday. Yowza, I can't believe how sore I am.

In completely un-related, but very sad news, one of my department's secretaries died over the weekend. She's been battling breast cancer for awhile, and it had worsened in the past few months. Two weeks ago, she went into the hospital, and didn't return. It's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that she was here, just a few weeks ago (sick, yes, but here), and now she's gone. It's a crushing loss -- on a personal and professional level. She was such a great person, and she battled the disease with bravery and courage; I'm really saddened to hear that she lost.

19 comments:

ws said...

sorry for your loss.

hope you are feeling better physically later on today.

Viv said...

I am sorry for the loss, Jess. I am sure it is a sad day for the dept.

I hope the rest day today will getcha back to feeling non sore.

Running Knitter said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Hope your well deserved rest day gets you back on track.

AnthonyP said...

Rest up and recover.

Sorry to hear about the loss.

Marathoner in Training said...

I am sorry to hear about yoru friend.
The unexpected rest day will do you good physically and mentally.

Marcy said...

I'm so sorry Jess :-( ((HUGS))

Dang it sounds like you'll be out of more than one activity for a bit. My apologies to Jer :P

chia said...

Sounds like a great excuse to relax to me :-)!

Wes said...

It's a sad day for everybody when a life is cut short due to this dreadful disease. My heart goes out to everyone touched by this...

Enjoy your rest day. I KNOW you deserve it :-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh Jess, I'm so sorry you lost your friend and that she lost her battle. Take care.

D10 said...

I am so sorry for your loss, it sounds like she gave it a fight.

Sometimes the best thing to help rid some soccer soreness is to take a nice light jog to loosen up and then some stretching.

Firefly's Running said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Enjoy the rest day. Sounds like you need it.

Jess said...

glad you had a good time with soccer.

sorry to hear about your loss

MN Mom said...

Oh Jess, so sorry for the loss of your friend and co-worker. I will put her family in my prayers. It is hard to understand how someone can be full of life one minute and gone the next. Life can be so sad.

Paul said...

Sorry to hear about that!! Good day to rest...

J~Mom said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. :<(

I hope you feel better tomorrow!

Crystal said...

Sorry to hear that. I'm sure she will be missed just from reading your thoughts.

Hope your soreness goes away so you can at least move like a 60 yr old tomorrow.

Cara said...

I am sorry to hear about your co-worker. That is really sad.

I hope your soreness goes away soon!

Laura N said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. That's a tough one to deal with.

Hope your body's healed up today.

Shannon said...

That is sad news indeed. Sorry.