Monday, February 23, 2015

I Live in Iowa: Week 192

I wonder how long I will live in Iowa. Another 192 weeks? More? Less? Highlight of my week might have been doing my taxes. It takes a couple hours and I'm getting a fair amount of money back this year (mainly for taking six weeks off of work and being taxed at my normal rate the rest of the year) which is nice. Work was work. I didn't work overtime this week, at least I didn't fill out the paperwork to get paid for it.

The good news is we are getting into the nitty gritty details and however emotional it might be at the time, we are making the product better. In many ways we are fortunate to be working on the details we are working on. It's the big stuff that can really stop a program, but a 2 mm interference on a door? Ha! I can show you three different reasons it could easily be a 4 mm interference. We'll get there. Whether I have a heart attack first is anyone's guess. 

I ran 49.5 miles and then took Saturday "off" and did a 30 mile bicycle ride on a cold 30F roads in a light snow. I even rode past a farm auction and had plenty of stares (witnesses) so yes, I really spent just over two hours on my bicycle in sub freezing temperatures. I was on my bicycle because my legs have been hurting. Yes, the same leg/ankle pain I've been complaining about for seven week. It's not going away. Yes, I'm going to see the doctor and I can attest like a typical male I don't like it because it makes me feel weak. Also, like a bad patient I'm the type that researches everything and comes up with my own diagnosis, which doctors probably hate. It just seems like a waste of time to me when the majority of my injuries are running overuse injuries which is not normal. Doctors don't know what to do with the person that runs 3000 miles a year. On top of that, my blood pressure will probably be through the roof, thank you employer and 60 hour weeks. 

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