Yesterday I had a headache so bad, it made me late for work.  And it only sorta went away; it was that lovely background pain, the kind that is just lurking around waiting for your meds to wear off so it can turn around and punch you in the face.  BOO.

The sad part is, I’m getting used to that.  I just pop pills and keep going, because even if I wallow in my headache, it won’t go away so I figure why bother? This, of course, doesn’t always work.  I fake the perky and then later when I don’t want to anymore, people are like, “What’s wrong, you were fine five minutes ago?”

I even did my C25k run last night – 25 minutes no stopping.  I actually think I do better when there’s no stopping, I’ve gotten to the point that looking forward to stopping makes it harder to keep going.  But when I do a long stretch, I can stop on my own for like 30 seconds and I feel a little more in control.  Does that make sense?  It’s like, instead of listening to the running app, I’m listening to my body.  Well, mostly.  I listen when it says, “HEEEYYYY!  Slow the f*ck down, I wanna walk.”  And, amazingly, I feel like it tells me when I’m ready to run again.

It used to be that when I had my walking portion, my body was like, “Ooo, this walking thing is nice.  Let’s walk all the time.  We should only walk from now on. What, we’re running again?  But I like the walking thing…NO!  I don’t wanna!!!  You know what, I’m gonna cramp up, see how you like THAT.  Heifer.”

Now it’s like, “Okay, that was nice, thanks.  We have 10 more minutes of running.  Let’s do this sh*t.”

Yeah, it’s weird for me too.  Jiggly, lazy plus-size girl likes to run.  Strange.

Anywho, that’s a long-winded way of me saying “No proper blogpost.  Head hurty.”  BUT, halfway through this I started thinking about #ff on Twitter, which I JUST learned like last week means “Follow Friday.”  (Hush.  I know….)  So let’s do our own version of Follow Friday.  Leave a comment about some blogs that you just love, even if they’re huge and popular.  (Don’t suggest Jezebel.  I have issues with Jezebel; it’s the mean, over-sensitve friend that you can’t stop hanging out with.)  Let’s make some new blog friends.  Because making friends is fun!

So’s counting to 4.

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21 comments on “Ugh.

  1. Christine
    May 20, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Totally laughed out loud at your desciption of your body during walking time – that is so me! makes me almost want to skip the runs with the walking intervals and see how I do running straight through, jiggles and all.

    As for blogs, favorites are,,,, and Pioneer Woman.

    Hope your headache leaves for good for the weekend!

  2. Kerry
    May 20, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    I’ll throw in a small-but-lovely: I always get a kick out of the postings at:

    She writes about her life in Canada and wine, and other cocktails, and TV, and just smarty-stuff. Power to the small blogs!

    Also, I had to break up with Jezelbel a long time ago. Even though I agreed with a lot of the content, it gave me heart palpitations, just like Mostly because the commenters can be so mean. Unlike here, yay!

    And also, thanks for this post. I’ll be obsessively checking back all day.

  3. meghan
    May 20, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    Ah. If you are not reading Kerry (see above poster) you are missing out on some seriously funny stuff.

    • Kerry
      May 20, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      I’d like to point out that I did not offer Meghan any money, sexual favors, or tickets to the Lady Gaga concert for the above endorsement. Merci.

      • kindofamess
        May 20, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

        If I endorse you, can I have money, sexual favors, or tickets to the Lady Gaga concert? I have no shame…

    • kindofamess
      May 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

      Totally already being read. You’re so right.

  4. ElfPuddle
    May 20, 2011 at 8:35 am # For short, fun, and sometimes deep. For my inner artiste. I couldn’t possibly live like she does, but it’s a beautiful world. Why has no one mentioned Meg? Seriously? GO THERE NOW!

    And I’m sorry about the achy head. I’d rather have a full-blown migraine than the ache that never ends.

  5. craftosaurus
    May 20, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    25 minutes of running! Whooooo! *ahem*

    So, blogs: – foodie with a focus on healthy, sustainable, and obscure (I suppose that’s a relative term) foods. – beverage reviews and discussion. He needs to post more often (yes, he!), so go pester him and ask what he’s been drinking these days. – equal parts renovation/decor, travel, snark, and pictures of four adorable dogs.

  6. Kirsty
    May 20, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    I was totally going to say Kerry too! Also, I love Lyn at Another Damn Life ( big time. So funny and smart. Also and I’m all about the funny clever ladies. (Like you.)

  7. Katie Jane
    May 20, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Oooh, I love blog recommendations! (Like I need anything else in my reader.)

    I love Girl’s Gone Child (, Design Crush (, Old Sweet Song (, and All the Buildings in New York (

  8. cransell
    May 20, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Blogs I’m always happy to see in my Reader:

    Daily Garnish:
    The Keeping Time:
    Mighty Girl:
    Project Subrosa:
    Suburbalicious Living:
    Suburban Bliss:
    The Wednesday Chef:

  9. Nina
    May 20, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I really hear you on the headaches – I get them too, a lot. And that comic describes it perfectly (I mean I actually make noises like that all the time, it’s somehow the only way to express how it feels). And popping pills gets old….

    My bloggy suggestions have already been named by others…. so umm, I’m going with some big ones that never fail to make me laugh when I really need it:
    The Oatmeal:
    Hyperbole and a Half:

  10. Margaret
    May 20, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Ha, that description of Jezebel sounds about right to me… though I can’t even go there now, since the redesign. Makes me cranky.

    I also did not know what #FF meant until last week.

    This blog isn’t updated that frequently, but I enjoy the way she writes (I even went back and read the archves – and it’s a “mommyblog,” which is SO not my thing):

  11. Margaret
    May 20, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Oh, also this blog, because she posts gorgeous photos and her life is just fun to read about:

  12. Holly
    May 20, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I’m in love with the Daily Coyote … Life is always better with a coyote picture… and then I can fantasize about her cowgirl lifestyle.

  13. Ceej
    May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    I really love and of course I think I just really like reading blogs by women who are happy in their marriages. Pioneer Woman can be a little much sometimes, but I still read her stuff because she’s so crazy about her spouse. Which I love.

  14. lizzie
    May 20, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    CONGRATS. you are KILLING the C25k, KILLING it. I haven’t started mine…you’re making me feel bad, alyssa.

    • kindofamess
      May 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

      NO feeling bad!!! Running might not be your thing. My super sexy slender yogi sister-in-law would rather punch puppies in the face than run.

      Besides, you were burned that first time. Running for three minutes your first day…have they lost their damn mind??

  15. Torie
    May 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Jiggly running rocks, as do the blue eyed bakers who add to the jiggly in such a good way. Ok so they happen to be my mums best friends daughters but I’d love them even if I didn’t actually real life love them

  16. Another Emma
    May 23, 2011 at 4:17 am #

    I like – she doesn’t post often, but when she does it is a dose of pure Virginia gardening and cooking on a farm escapism.

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