Thursday, March 4, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1. I need to vent for a moment. I had plans today people. The weather man told me it was going to be sunny and 40. So I planned ahead, not only packed my gym clothes, but also a set of outdoor running gear. Because my plan was to take a short lunch and sneak out of the office a tiny bit early so I could change into running clothes and head off for my 5-mile run right from work in order to take full advantage of the spring-like weather.

That plan ended up being a total failure when I was stuck at work an hour longer than I was planning on. Meaning it was just starting to get dusky when I finished up. And even though there were sidewalks, I really didn't want to run outside by the lake in the dark. Especially since I was going to have to rely on Gus to tell me when my 5 miles were up.

So I headed over to the YMCA and even though I didn't want to, I did my 5 mile run on the treadmill. Kind of grumbling in my head the entire time. Took it nice and easy (hey, the plan says an "easy" run). Finished up 5.4 miles in 56 minutes. This weekend I will return outdoors for my 7-mile run.

2. I haven't watched The Office since Halloween. Too many things going on, not enough time to sit in front of the TV. But I had to watch it tonight. Because Baby Halpert was born. And I couldn't miss that. The result of watching the episode? I was instantly reminded that I need to find myself a Jim (both character- and looks-wise) and I need to catch up on the episodes I missed and start watching regularly again.

3. I just realized that I have an indoor tri on Saturday. Oops. I feel like I'm ready as far as the bike and run go. But the swim? Yeah, the last time I dipped a toe in the pool was back in January. During the last indoor tri. So I guess I'm going to wing it in the pool and hope for the best. And of course, just have fun.

14 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Sorry the run didn't work outside. I would have hit the treadmill too. Good luck on the tri!

Anne Marie said...

hey! be stoked that despite getting tied up late at work, you perservered and did the run on the treadmill. nice!
and i sooo hear you about the office. i'm over here in cali and can't wait til' 9;-)

Jill said...

I haven't watched the Office in ages either but did want to watch tonight and I totally forgot - eeks. Halpert? Is that a boy? Hum...

I hate it when I can't run outdoors when the weatehr is nice - glad you at least got the run in...there'll be (hopefully) more nice days soon to come!! Yea!!

Suzy said...

Bummer to read your outdoor run didn't work out! It is never gun when you have to change gears and go inside when you are set on an outdoor run. GL this weekend. Make the best of it and have fun with your tri.

J said...

It totally stinks when work gets in the way of runs! Sometimes i just want to sneak out and run cause its so nice! I gave up on the office too but recorded last nights episode!

Good luck in the tri!

Marlene said...

Sucks being stuck on the treadmill when you had hoped to run outdoors, but good for you getting that run done!

Have a great weekend and good luck at the indoor tri!

Runner Leana said...

Sorry you had to run on the treadmill, but yay for getting that run in! And how awesome was last night's Office episode? Hilarious!!! I had to go back and watch Jim & Pam's wedding again after that....which made me bawl!

Good luck with your indoor tri this weekend. Plus I tagged you!

Runner Leana said...

Oops, sorry! You already knew that I tagged you.

Loots said...

I want a Jim, too. Why are all the best men fictional?

teacherwoman said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get to do your 5 miles outside. bummer.

Good luck this weekend with the indoor tri. most importantly, have fun!

Lacey said...

well at least you did go to the gym :) sometimes when i get thrown for a loop i sort of end of doing nothing.

and good luck tomorrow!!!!!!

Jess said...

Sorry your outside running plans get killed. That stinks, but it's great that you still went to the gym and got it done the mill! Good luck in the tri this weekend!

Libby said...

Good luck on the indoor tri tomorrow!

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