Monday, August 30, 2010

Oh Monday

about five hours of sleep plus lots of this

requires lots of this

That's my second cup of coffee so far. First bottle of water.

I should be telling you all about the nine-miler that I ran yesterday. But I won't be. Because I didn't.

I stayed out JUST a touch later than I intended to on Saturday night. And drank JUST a touch more alcohol. And I stayed up just a TOUCH later, to drink plenty of water on top of the bottle of Gatorade I chugged on my walk home. (and, while we're at it, I left just a TOUCH more Facebook messages for people than I intended to leave.)

So while I didn't have a hangover yesterday, I DID sleep really late. I think it was after 9 by the time I finally woke up. By the time I walked the dogs, it was nearly 10, I had no coffee in the house, and it was already 80 degrees. No chance was I running nine miles at that point. Instead, I hightailed it to Ants Pants for an iced coffee, followed by a quick trip to the grocery store. I feasted on a bagel with cream cheese, lox and tomato from the comfort of my couch while putting together a game plan for the day.

The good? That game plan involved some MUCH NEEDED home maintenance. I scrubbed my downstairs hallway, recaulked the seal of our door that my innocent lil' puppy managed to dig out, did laundry, replaced light bulbs in a ceiling fixture, vaccuumed three flights of stairs, de-dog-furred the hardwood floors, and cleaned the bathrooms.

The bad? That game plan DID NOT involve any running or, in fact, any gym-going at all.

I think I'll try to cover the nine miles tonight. I cannot believe it's less than three weeks until the Distance Run. I still haven't decided whether to run it or not, but I'm leaning towards running it...if only for the free t-shirt.

How was your weekend? Also, Distance Run roll call? Anyone else running it?


  1. 3 weeks?! Geez. I am running it!

  2. I am! I'm a fellow philly-dweller and found you through Sabrina. It'll be my first half - I'm scurred!

    I also slept in yesterday and then decided it would be wise to do my 10-miler at 7:30 PM. It was still 91 degrees. It was not a happy run, so I think you made the better decision. ;)

    - Claudia

  3. I am running it too! I say do it - the crowds and the bands along the route will get you through it!

  4. Well sometimes we need those nights like Saturday night! Don't hate on yourself :)

  5. Sometimes you gotta have a night out!! Just found your blog, very cute!!