Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just your typical weekday workout


10:00 pm: Lay out running clothes, fill water bottle and leave on treadmill console


4:20 am: Alarm goes off. Hit snooze.

4:30 am: Alarm goes off. Hit snooze.

4:40 am: Alarm goes off. But I don’t wanna run on the treadmill. Reset for 5:45. Will run after work.

10:00 am: Mr.Blondie calls. First trip of the day is cancelled. Only a round trip to Podunk Falls at 5pm. Awesome, no daycare for Emily today. I’ll you see at home.

4:15 pm: Hmm, I can either skip my workout today or do my planned 6 miles with the jogging stroller. There's so much stuff to get done around the house….

4:30 pm: Locked, loaded, and ready to go

  • Mile 1: Look at you, worked all day and now you’re out with the jogging stroller. Go with your bad self.
  • Mile 2: Ugh, why didn’t I just get this over with this morning?
  • Mile 3: :::grunt, huff, puff::: This is some bull-shit. Where is the top of this damn hill already.
  • Mile 3.5: Just make it to 4 miles, then you can do 30 minutes on the elliptical while Em watches some Sesame Street.
  • Mile 4: You know the elliptical is gonna suck too, shut up and finish the run.
  • Mile 6: Hey, just run for 10 more minutes and you'll make it a full hour of running for the day.
5:30 pm - Mile 7.23: You know if you keep going for another .77 you’ll have an even 8 miles. Then you only have to do 4 tomorrow instead of 6.

5:36 pm: Woohoo, all done!

6:15 pm: Sitting on the couch eating dinner (yeah that’s how we do it when Mr.Blondie’s not home)

Ahh, I feel so good. Can’t wait to get out there tomorrow. 6 miles sounds pretty good....


  1. Always feels good to get runs like that done with. And, I'm very jealous that you have a treadmill! I will some day...

  2. Hahaha! my favorite part was mile 3. Great job getting it done.

  3. Oh, you'll love having one at home. I had to sweet talk the hubby into it...took about a year :) We have am elliptical too. It makes soooo much having them at home. A gym membership would be a waste at this stage in our life.

  4. Hey, that sounds just like my typical workout too. Minus having a child... and working all day... and heck, I probably would have stopped at mile 3.

    Who am I kidding, that's nothing like one of my workouts. You 'go with your bad self'! (:

  5. Um, deja vu? My run last night went from crummy to awesome also after I started bargaining with myself about finishing it.

  6. I haven't been running as much lately (you probably noticed), but on my runs I always think the same way. I bargain with myself on how much I need to do. I think what keeps you going is knowing how great you'll feel that you accomplished the miles when you're done :)

  7. I always have to talk myself into exercising, but feel so much better after I do it.
    Good for you on getting the run in. The end of the day is always worse for me!

  8. Good for you for getting it done!

  9. Good to know that there are others out there that bargain with themselves while running. Your mile 3 comment was the best...seriously made me laugh out loud because I'd do the same thing!

  10. Sounds like my inner monologue during my run last night, too. I kept making deals with myself and by the end was thinking huh, I should go another mile. Amazing how that works :)

  11. It's funny because I never use that type of language out loud. Curse words don't even feel right coming out of my mouth, but every expletive in the book will go through my mind during difficult sections of a run.

    Just proves all us runners are a little crazy :)

  12. wow thats fabulous :) great post hun! so glad i found your blog! good luck on your 6 mile today! xo

  13. Hey lady, I gave you a stylish blogger award on my blog. :)

  14. oh so excited, i just stumbled on your blog, i live in Atlanta too.. and all the peachtree road names still confuse me :)

  15. Hey thanks everyone, and welcome to my new readers!

  16. I laughed out loud reading this... sounds very familiar!