Schadenfreude is alive and well in Katie-land…

8 Mar

Check out this little tidbit from Runners World.

…OK, so it’s not quite that extreme.  I wouldn’t say I am actually taking PLEASURE in his misfortune.  I just really like the word (and the concept of) “schadenfreude.”

Reading this made me feel all, “OK, this happens to even the BEST runners.”  Until I got the part where he said he hasn’t missed one run because of it.  Then I went back to feeling angry and surly.

The Cherry Blossom 10-miler is in about 3.5 weeks and since I’m currently at the level of “2 minutes of running, followed by one of walking, for 15 minutes total, on the treadmill” and my foot still does not feel normal, I’m gonna say it’s not looking too promising.


On a lighter note, I had a great time in California.  I never thought I would love LA as much as I did.  Laguna Beach is aite, too. 😉

The view from our hotel in Laguna wasn't horrible...

This is a set on the Paramount lot. NYC in LA!

This is the "Toast Coffee" at Toast Cafe in Los Angeles. It contains: steamed milk, espresso, chocolate, and whipped cream. Very delicious and very low-cal, too! 😉

The rest of my brunch was delicious (and photogenic), as well!

That’s all for now.  Despite it being a beautiful day outside back here in NYC, I am in a slightly-better-than-lousy mood, due to the fact that this gorgeous weather feels like a slap in my non-running face.  I don’t care that that makes no sense.  Peace!

5 Responses to “Schadenfreude is alive and well in Katie-land…”

  1. Celia March 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    You should try that Shockwave therapy Ryan is doing!!

  2. Kristy March 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    i’m sorry 😦

  3. Josie @ March 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Understand the surliness. Maybe you should do a body combat class or something to get out a bit of anger…kind of like punching your plantar 🙂

    and don’t feel bad that he hasn’t missed a run- a) that is his job and b) he has a team of experts catering to his foot at all times!

  4. thethinksicanthink March 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I will fly with you to go see John Ball so you can get shockwave therapy and I can get ART from him. He’s seriously awesome (I saw him when I was on vacay in AZ).

  5. Kimra March 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    TOAST! Man. I used to go to LA a few times a year for work, and every time I’d try to get out to Toast for a stupidly good brunch. Glad you had a good (surliness-busting?) time in CA!

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