Life's little adventures, accompanied by a running watch
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It's all mine...
First, the fitness center.I got there earlier today and there was not a soul in sight!I chose Treadmill #1 (chance of only having one neighbor) and went to work.Sidebar:Last night, I had the same Treadmill #1 and there were two other women on #2 and #3.Now, I don’t know #2’s story, but her cell phone bleeped obnoxiously throughout her (and my) workout.At first, I thought “It might be an app for a heart rate monitor”.And maybe it was, but it just seemed too sporadic.I was slightly annoyed, so I decided she probably had a sick child or something else equally urgent (like a killer Words With Friends word).It was better than letting my annoyance blow up into full blown pissed-off-ness. I just don't get wanting to be connected like that while on a run - but that's me. Moral of the story? Having the fitness center all to myself was truly priceless.
I’d hoped to run a bit more than 3 miles, but I decided to listen to the red flag that came in the form of a weird “pulling” feeling in my right calf/shin area.I’m still flirting dangerously with my shins and, after they carried me like the true champs they are for 20.5 miles on Sunday, I do not want to piss them off.So, at 3 miles, I called it a day.
Secondly, dinner.Oh.My.God.I discovered this gem on the menu. Just me and this delicacy –
Salmon & Scallop Dori Anne
The menu described it as, “Broiled salmon with grilled scallops on straw vegetables with a raspberry vinaigrette and lemon sage reduction”.I describe it as –
To my defense, I skipped lunch.I had very little time between my 5 meetings today, so lunch fell to the bottom of the to-do list.Since I was headed for a run the second I got back to my hotel, I knew I’d need something to give me a little kick.Enter a peppermint GU Meaghan gave me.I know, I already revealed I ran a whopping 3 miles.I don’t usually take a GU for 3 miles, but remember, it doubled as lunch.OK, I’ll move on.
I must get more of these!Seriously, they taste like peppermint patties.There is danger here though – I may take 17 of them during my next long run because they're THAT yummy!!
Back to work for me.After a couple of hours of “all about me”, I need to get back to the business of coffee (you know, the stuff I don’t drink?).A mere technicality. Because, like the fitness center and my dinner, my work is all mine too. Unless there are some takers out there.... Anyone? Buehler?