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?


 

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on the run, and smart to listen to that leg of yours.. And the peppermint stick is INSANELY delish, right? Seriously, I would eat them for breakfast if I could (and maybe I have...).. Glad you enjoyed! Sounds like a great day!

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  2. Smart to listen to those legs!

    I HATE gu. But, I'm thinking now I have to try the peppermint one, especially since I'd already bought one and have let it sit in my pantry for weeks. LOL

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  3. I hope your legs are not going through anything serious. Way to listen to them.

    Dinner looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Christi. I took full advantage of the hotel ice machine and iced away this morning :) I'm sure we'll make up fast!

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  4. Great job on the 20.5 miles!!! I hate when annoying people are on the treadmill next to me...they always choose the one next to me too even though there are 20 open treadmills!! Lol!! No worries with the Gu...I may have eaten one or two for dessert at times...they are so friggin yummy!!!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Yeah, I happened to throw it in my bag on my recent drive up to VT and voila....it came in handy :)

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  5. I might have to try that GU. Are you sure it doesn't taste like vomit because I am pretty sure they all do. I was next to a lady one day that was walking 2.2 mph and texting the whole time. Why even bother??

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    1. I'm as connected as the next person (ok, I don't twitter, so maybe I'm a freak), but c'mon....

      No seriously, that GU is sooooo yummy!

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