Is the Recession over at your House?

I’m the average American worker, and no, the recession is not over in my humble opinion, at least not at my house.  I just got a $3.00 an hour pay cut, add that up peeps, $120 week, $480 month, yikes!  No wonder I’ve had to double my dosage of my anti-depressant!  Oh, yes I know, I should be thankful I have a job.  Well, I didn’t have a job for a couple of months and I really can’t say which is worse, a $480 cut in pay where I am pissed off all the time at work because of the pay cut or not having a pay check at all. Hmmmm.

And prices, WTF!  Everything has gone up in price, BREAD, HOLY COW, $3.00 a loaf for a decent good for you loaf, that’s insane.   Coffee Creamer,  the liquid kind $3.49, it was around $2.89, that’s like 20%, or there about.  Yeah I can probably cut back on the creamer, but geez….Poor Smokey, he’s going to have to go on rations, even the cat food went up 10%!  We are not getting raises people, money is tight, can we get a tiny break, please?  UGH!

Then I get my water bill and it is 50% more than it was last month, how can that be?  I took just as many showers (or less), I wash 2 loads of laundry a week with my energy-efficient washer/dryer, no dishwasher, so where did it go?  I’m just sick of the endless money pit, is anyone else noticing?

Okay on to my running this week.  Well, let’s see we ran Monday which is normally our rest day, but Kim had a State Board to take on Thursday so we switched days.  We only ran about 4.5 miles, pit stops and tired legs.

I went to my Cardio class Monday night and she was doing tons of jumping and I somehow hurt my right foot, it was killing me, the outside edge, I had to stop in the middle of class and just do arms, no jumping.  By the time I got home I was exhausted and decided that I might need to take Tuesday off and that’s what I ended up doing it was really needed, my body said Thank you!

Wednesday up and ready to go, cold of course, 27 or some ridiculous coldness that I try to forget.  5:10, 5:15, where is Kim, texted her, no reply, this is not like her, 5:20 still nada, didn’t know what to do, so I headed out by myself about 5:25.  The entire run I was thinking, what if she had a wreck on the way over, what if her ex ran her down, just crazy shit you think about when you are running by yourself.

When I got home she had still had not replied to my text, okay, it’s been an hour and I was really worried so I texted Tammy to get Josh’s number, no reply from him either, so I called Kim, no answer, oh great, all my fears…. I had to get ready fo work and I think when I was getting out of the shower she finally texted me back, she had overslept.  Whew….  Oh well, glad she was okay.  Ended up with 5 cold lonesome miles.

Thursday I decided another rest day was in store, yippee!  Sleep in, NOT, up way too early, but got some Christmas cards addressed and mailed.

Today expected Kim, nope, she had a late night and begged off, another solo run, at least it was above freezing today, 35 I think, not too bad, heat wave 🙂 Ran about 5.1 miles today, slow 10:25, why do I run slower in the winter?  All the extra weight from my clothes? or me blowing my nose slowing me down?

Tomorrow we have the dreaded Rahling Road Route with the Little Rock Marathon Training Group, I hate it, hate it, HATE IT.  I don’t mind when we leave out, but when you are coming back  the last mile is a freaking huge ass hill and you know it the whole time you are running, I mean a mile of stinking HILL!!  Oh and no bathrooms, I am always on the lookout for a bathroom and this route pretty much has zilch, that pisses me off too.  Weather wise around 32 degrees unless the forecast has changed again.  It will be over soon, it will be over soon…..


3 Responses

  1. Ahh….I miss that unbridled passion for Rhaling Rd. that you have! I wish I could run PERIOD! I may try tomorrow and see how it goes…for the first time in 6 weeks…eek! Looks like my work schedule is going to HAVE TO give at some point, because the recession is in full force over here too. Miss you guys!

  2. Cheryl, you’re a hoooooot!

  3. ooooo good luck on the hill!!

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