Thursday, July 9, 2015

Happy 100!

This is my 100th post! Hooray!!

At the risk of sounding incredibly cheesy, I'd like to take a quick moment thank everyone who reads and/or comments on my blog. Reading your kind words and encouragement always puts a smile on my face. Whether is has been congratulatory comments after a good race or words of encouragement and reassurance after a poor performance, I am incredibly grateful to have your support.

This check in is coming a bit late because I have been having a weird week. I spent a long weekend in northern Michigan for 4th of July. Traffic is usually super bad on holiday weekends, so my husband and I left later at night and didn't get home until 10pm. Since I am up at 5:45 am for work, 10pm is usually after my bedtime. Monday was just a sleepy blur.

Busy holiday weekend of ATV-ing, running, and hanging out at the lake.
And then Tuesday. Oh yikes. Tuesday was just not my day. Nothing terrible actually happened, just a lot of little annoyances that built up and managed to ruin my day. On Monday I got Chipotle for lunch and tucked half a burrito bowl into the work fridge for Tuesday's lunch. Tuesday morning, when I went to stick a coconut water in the fridge, my Chipotle was gone. Who eats someone else's partially eaten food? So gross! And now I didn't have a lunch. So angry!

But then I was supposed to have a meeting with bagels available, so I figured I would just get a bagel for lunch. Except we the meeting didn't have bagels. At this point I knew I would either need to face the rain and leave work for lunch or try to find something a the coffee shop in the library. I settled on grabbing a bagel from the coffee shop. Except the coffee shop was completely out of bagels and I didn't have time to run anywhere else because I had another meeting starting in 15 minutes.

Finally, an hour later I was able to walk to Jimmy John's for lunch. On my walk back to work the light rain turned into torrential downpour. I had my umbrella, but everything from mid-thigh down got completely soaked. So I spent the last 2 hours at work in soaking wet pants and shoes. Not comfortable at all.

I took Tuesday off from running and blogging because all I wanted to do was curl up with a book and disappear for a few hours. There also might have been a glass of wine involved. And pizza and a movie with my husband. Overall not a bad night at all, but it does leave me wondering if I'll be able to make up my missed run this week.

14 comments:

  1. Yay for 100!! I've been loving following your blog and your incredible improvements in the 5k. Wine is sometimes a necessity :) Been there, drank that.

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    1. Thanks, Gretchen! I glad to hear that we are like minded when it comes to wine.

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  2. Sometimes you just need some down nights! Good for you for taking it! And congrats on number 100! :)

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  3. Happy 100! Congratulations! I've loved following your blog. I was actually wondering where you were on Tuesday - LOL!

    OMG we have all had days like that. Even though it's selfish I get so mad when there isn't food at meetings. And shame on whoever stole your burrito! It's almost lunch time and this post made me really want Chipotle...

    Don't worry about your missed run. You will be fine. If it makes you feel any better, I have to miss my long run this weekend, and I'm going to have to miss another one when we leave for our cruise in three weeks. Just do what I do and remind yourself there is still plenty of time, we are always more prepared than we think we are, and when you're going through those marathon miles I highly doubt you'll be thinking "if only I hadn't skipped that run on July 7th..." Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and do the best you can. Life happens. Many people have their best races when they don't feel as prepared.

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    1. Thanks, Hanna! And thanks for the reminder that there is still plenty of time left and one (or even a couple) missed runs is not going to ruin a race.

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  4. Congrats on post 100!! I'm 2 posts away from that milestone myself :-)

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    1. Thanks and congratulations to you as well!

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  5. Congrats on hitting 100! I have no idea how many posts I've written, I wonder if that makes me a lazy/bad blogger?!

    What a crazy bagel day. I think I would have put Jimmy John's to the test and ordered in between meetings. Since they're supposed to be freaky fast, maybe they could have gotten a sandwich to you before your next meeting started!

    I once saw a Jimmy John's person waiting to get into my apartment complex. He was totally flushed and looked so nervous standing out there waiting to be let in. I think the company must put a lot of pressure on their delivery guys! I wonder if they do speed workouts to improve at their jobs? ;)

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    1. I only know how many posts I've made because blogger keeps track of that info.

      That poor delivery guy. One of my running friends is a jimmy john's delivery person (by bike!)...so at least one of their delivery people does speed workouts!

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  6. Happy 100th post! I'm totally jealous of your Northern Michigan weekend - love that part of that state!!

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    1. Thanks! Northern Michigan is the best! I love living in this state and am so lucky that I get to go up north for weekends all the time.

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