Well yesterday was a mixed bag. It started out great with my feature on Healthy Living Blogs and finally getting Day 2 of my Vegas recap posted. I even went by Kmart first thing in the morning to get tennis balls for an evening class presentation before work.
Unfortunately the employees at Kmart were less than helpful (opening the doors late, still not having their cash drawers ready 10 minutes when I tried to check out, despite having stood around chatting the entire time I and several other customers waited for them to open the doors, etc.). Still, I managed to get to work on time (barely) and I had the tennis balls I needed.
Work went smoothly and I even got a chance to see Jane (a fellow Boston blogger) for a few minutes when she picked up some Arbonne samples from me. After work I came to campus to get in my 5 mile training run before my late class. I went into the gym, found an empty locker, took off my shoes, and started to undress. Once I pulled my shirt out I realized that I had mistaken the black stripe on my folded shirt for my black shorts and was therefore pantless! So I put my work clothes back on and begrudgingly left the gym knowing I wouldn’t be able to go home for workout clothes and still have time to actually do the run before class.
On the upside I did raise over 10% of my fundraising goal for Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the first 24 hours! I’m so excited and genuinely touched by everyone who has donated (I now also have a link on my sidebar for anyone who is interested). Seeing that progress definitely got me in a better mood before class.
The presentation in my evening class went well and my drive home was uneventful, except for a little bit of snow, but finding parking was awful (I’m really over having classes that end at 9:30 and can’t wait for graduation in May). I got home, brushed my teeth and
passed out went to bed, fully planning to get my run in at 5:30 this morning.
That didn’t happen either. I woke up at 7am, somehow missing all of my alarms. Joe was in the other room having breakfast when I finally stumbled in so I committed to bringing my workout clothes (including pants) to work with me today so I can get in the 5 mile run on my lunch break around 1pm. To make sure it happens, I went ahead and mapped it out.
I’m determined to get my training on track as it should be, I’ll just have to shift my runs this week and do Wednesday/Friday/Sunday instead of Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday. I don’t want my setbacks to become barriers. That is unless this winter storm heading our way dumps a ton of snow on us. Do any of you have tips for running in the snow? I’m not talking the kind of snow I ran in this past Sunday, but the kind of snow that is projected to dump around a foot?