Before I continue, I'm linking up with Marcia's Runfessions link up over at Marcia's Healthy Slice. Head over there when you're done here!
And, since I'm releasing five runfessions, I'm linking up with the Friday Five link up hosted by Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run. Be sure to show them some love!
I actually haven't runfessed in a couple of months and the time has come to let it all out, so to speak :) Here we go!
1. I have a full-fledged trucker hat obsession. I used to not like trucker hats at all. But then some switch flipped and now I want every one I see. It's pretty bad. But there are worse obsessions to have, really.
2. I believe I've runfessed my obsession with the OJ Simpson trial earlier this year when FX had the miniseries The People vs. OJ Simpson. A client of mine is also obsessed and that's kind of fueled the fire. She let me borrow the Vincent Bugliosi book on the trial (the District Attorney who successfully prosecuted Charles Manson), which outlined how the case was horrendously lost. That led me to read Marcia Clark's and Chris Darden's books as well. Oh, it was clearly an obsession for months. I just couldn't believe how he got away with the crimes. Then I watched ESPN's five-part miniseries OJ Simpson: Made in America, which was excellent. It discussed not only OJ's rise to fame and his relationship with his wife but it also discussed the culture in LA at the time and how race was so important to the trial. I'm not saying he didn't commit the crimes, I can just see how the defense used the awful reputation of the LAPD to their advantage. It was all just the perfect storm for him to be acquitted. It definitely helped me get through some long miles on the treadmill.
3. Speaking of watching stuff while on the treadmill, I kind of fell off the other day watching Ally Wong's comedy special, Baby Cobra. This special is not for the faint of heart, that's for sure. But it was funny enough for me to trip and stumble off the treadmill. I'm not proud and I didn't take any pictures or videos. Thankfully.
4. I've been in a bit of a blogging rut this summer. This same thing happened last summer too. I can't really put my finger on why I have this lull. Any other bloggers experience the summertime blogging blues? How do you get out of the rut? What are some topics some of you readers would like to see?
5. Last, but not least, is that I've been having some medical issues over the past few months that have been tough on me. For one, my thyroid function has been steadily declining and before my doctor prescribes meds, we're going to try some dietary changes to see if that can help. That explains a lot of the fatigue I've been having. Secondly, and more importantly, I've been having some complications that stem back from when I was pregnant with my twins and I will be having surgery most likely this October. It's a long and complicated but the surgery will hopefully solve all the issues. As long as my symptoms don't intensify, I'm still able to train and I can wait on the surgery. It's a week-by-week decision about when to have it done. With school starting soon and all my kids making big transitions, I don't want to be down and out until things have settled. So it's just a wait-and-see thing right now but I figured I should put it out there so it's not such a shock when I say I'm not running and I'm having surgery. But know that it's not a life threatening situation and I will be ok :) But I will say with all of my symptoms, running has definitely been a struggle. It's frustrating when all the work I've been putting in feels like it's slipping away. I'm doing the best I can and that's is about all I can do right now.
What are some of your runfessions this month? Anything you'd like to share?