On the Bright Side of Things

Good morning!

I hope you enjoyed my recap on the San Francisco Ultimate Women’s Expo. If you couldn’t tell, I had a wonderful time!

So, I had a new experience Monday night. Late in the afternoon, I started having some belly aches. I thought it was indigestion, but it turns out I was wrong. My first clue was when – wait, you’re not eating, right? Maybe save this part for when you’re not eating –  I was throwing up on the commuter train. Yes, I puked on Caltrain. Add that to the “Life Experiences” folder. Fortuntaely, it has toilets so really it wasn’t a problem, except for the really gross fact that I was throwing up in a train toilet.

Anyway, then I proceeded to throw up about every 45 minutes for the rest of the night. Pretty sure I had food poisoning. Hence me being a little MIA on Tuesday. I feel fine now. Man, was that an ab workout! My core hasn’t been this sore in months. So, there’s always a bright side!

So we took it easy with the food thing yesterday as stuff got back on track.

Emergen-C and some grapefruit.



Some green smoothie from Jamba Juice.



In other news, the house hunt is still on. We’re putting together an offer this week on a house we saw last weekend. I’m having mild panic attacks about it. Real estate in SF is no joke, yo. But it’s a beautiful house in a really desireable neighborhood, so we have to jump on it. Also, we signed another lease in our current place because our apartments required a firm yes/no on Monday and if we DON’T have a house before our lease is up we’d be in trouble if we didn’t have a place to live. I do not desire moving twice in six months with an infant. We had flirted with the idea of finding a cheaper apartment elsewhere to help cut costs while we were house hunting, but since we are finding some houses that we could do it looked like we would be in one sooner rather than later. As usual, timing is not on our side.

Whatever. For now, Oracle Open World is happening in our backyard. The other night they had Capital Cities doing a concert outside our window. If I wasn’t puking so much, I would have enjoyed it.



Always a bright side!


Finally, check it out! The Oatmeal has released a new book, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances! It’s time for me to start putting together my birthday wish list, since it’s just around the corner (November 1st for those of you poor souls that remember not this special, magical day). There’s a book signing on October 25th in San Francisco. Anyone interested in joining me (assuming I don’t have a baby yet)?


Someday, in some post-baby, dystopian universe, I will run again. Until then, I’ll just keep reading books about it and update my subscription to Runner’s World. Bright side!

Go make it a great day, kids!