Monday, August 1, 2011

That Darn Hamster

We love our hamster.  It took us three tries, but we finally got a great little critter for our family. 

But he is making me crazy right now.  CRAZY!!  It's late, and I should be in bed for several reasons, mainly because I want to go to spin in the morning.  So I'm trying to sync my phone, and I should be in bed, and I'm distracting myself with Drop Dead Diva, and the hamster is running on the wheel.  And running, and running, and running, and this wheel is so loud.  Last night the little one came into the room at 3:45 or so to go to the bathroom, and I could hear this damn hamster running on this wheel.  IT'S LOUD!!!  And right now it's driving me crazy.

I think I'm on edge.

I irrationally got irritated this evening with the girls, even though one is three hours away.  I left to go to the rec center to get my run in, and I was hoping to run away the frustration.  It was 9:00 by the time I was able to get there, and I was regretting not going right after I got home, like my husband suggested. Oh well, I started running, and I started the first half mile pretty strong.  Then I slowed down closer to my training pace for the next two and a half miles.  I really am liking the run-four, walk-one intervals.  Mainly because it is easy to keep track of miles. 

(The phone is barely on step 2 of 5 of the sync, and the hamster is still running!)

I stayed on the track for a total of 50 minutes and a total of three miles.  Now it's almost 10:00 and no one else was on the track.  I plopped myself down on a mat to get my stretching in, and then I just laid there for a minute and played with my phone, just letting it all go.  Breathing.  Relaxing.  Ahhhhhh.

But now, I'm home. I guess I should have stayed there because this hamster is still running.  I wish you could hear how loud this damn hamster wheel is; I'm sure tomorrow this will be funny.  Right now, it's just right over my noise threshold. 

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