I thought I would lead with a photo of me finishing the East Herkimer Fire Department 5K last Saturday. Yes, I am boldly wearing a Superman t-shirt, regardless of how slowly I run. Steven purchased it at a church thrift store some years go for fifty cents. Sometimes I even let him wear it.
At first I had meant to have Saturday Running Commentary today. I ran for the first time since 5K (don’t judge), and it went pretty well. But I like to do Running Commentary posts soon after the run when it is fresh in my mind. Unfortunately, I had one of my sinus headaches this morning and it got worse as the morning progressed. Sorry to complain about it, but there it is.
I took some ibuprofen and a decongestant, the I laid down with this thing my Mom nicely got me. It is a sleep mask filled with seeds or herbs or something. You heat it in the microwave or freeze it. I heated it. It felt awesome! I fell asleep. Twice. The headache went away. Yay, Mom! Alas, the decongestant had the usual effect these things do, and I am doped up, brain and body dead, and quite sluggish. This is why I rarely take decongestants, and why I forget how bad the effects are between doses. So I make another note to myself and for a while I will rely on the mask, hot tea and sinus irrigation. The next time I take decongestants, you’ll probably read about it here, when I have another foolish post such as this.
After I got up from the second nap, I felt more rested than I can remember feeling. The feeling of sluggishness soon returned, and coffee tasted good but did not help. I recently heard a name for what ails me: Old Farthritis, but let’s not go on about my ills. I thought I would watch a Halloween movie from the ones I’ve DVR’d recently (TCM is doing a lot this month, yay!). I tried Daughter of Dracula (1936).
Imagine my surprise when I heard in Ben Mankeiwicz’s pre-movie commentary that the movie is highly thought of by many critics. I enjoyed what I saw, but I realized that it is not as much fun watching a monster movie without my husband, Steve. I stopped the movie, posted that thought on Facebook, and decided to make my blog post. For what it is worth.
I shall close with another picture of me taken on a more ambitious Saturday. Here I am in costume and character for the Utica Landmarks Society fundraiser, Ritz and Ragtime. I think of it because Steven recently discovered it, having not seen it immediately after the event, when all the pictures were first shared. I know exactly where it is on our downloads.
Happy Saturday, everyone, and I hope to see you all on Wrist to Forehead Sunday.