Last Chance Workout(s)

Hey there.

I’m not at work today. Jealous?

Don’t be. I’ve got a 5-hour drive ahead of me. All by my lonesome. Well… and the random new tunes I’ve put on the ol’ iPod. Nine Inch Nails was added alongside Journey and Gym Class Heroes.

I don’t get it, either.

Anyway, even though I’m leaving a little later in the morning, I still got up and threw on my kicks for a last chance workout.

I had one last night, too.

It’s been an intense and exhausting 18 hours around here. And I’ll tell you why. It has something to do with this dress:Cute, right?

It’s my friend Mon’s dress. She bought it for a wedding she attended a few weeks ago. I was hot on the hunt for a dress of my own and she suggested I try it on.

I was nervous about this. Because… well… look at the evidence:Mon won’t hate me for this. Probably.

But we can easily point out the 6-inch difference in height (She’s the red head, my other love, Annie, is the blonde). And that she’s um… got a little more going on up top than I do. Or she will actually fill out a dress. I won’t. As much as I loved it, I didn’t think it would work.

She told me to shut up and try it on.

I did. It fits. Somehow. We’ve decided it will become the tale of the magical traveling gold dress.

Thanks Mon.

So anyway, the dress has been hanging on my closet door like that for 2-3 weeks. If you ever need motivation, I suggest you try it.

Last night I ran 4 miles. Then did 20 minutes on the stairs. The stairs sucked- the legs were tired, but I had too much energy left to stop.

Then this morning was my last planned workout for the week.

Even if I’m well aware of the treadmill in the basement of my friend’s house in St. Louis…

But anyway, the roommate was slightly stunned to see me up and following along to Jillian on the television as she was heading out to work. Pretty sure there was a mumbling of  “crazy girl” or something like that as she walked out. 

*shoulder shrug*  It’s the dress, man. Makes you do crazy things.

Then I ran through the rain to get to the gym to pull out 2 more miles. They were total crap. Soooooo sloooooowwwww. But I wanted cardio with my weight training. And the 2 miles put me at 14 for the week- a steady lead in the competition for most mileage of the week with my man friend. Holla’.

Now for rest. As I drive for 5 hours. Hopefully not hitting any traffic.

Cue the Nine Inch Nails…

PS- We will discuss the curling iron wand. Promise. Because I’m a huge fan. For real.

And with that, I’m out!

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26 Responses

  1. Loooove that dress!! It’s gorgeous! Hope your drive goes quickly and have a fun weekend!

  2. the dress is gorgeous! i bet it will look so good on you. post pics!

  3. You’re nuts, and please send me some of your workout motivation. I have to wear a bathing suit for 7 days straight in less than two months. Maybe I should hang that up on my door?

  4. So I bought that curling iron wand last night at Target because I’d been thinking about for a while and now I remember seeing it on your blog is what definitely pushed me over the edge. So thank you. And curse you. That little bitch was $30! But I’m sure totes worth it.
    And my best friend is like 6″ shorter than me too, which further adds to my constant insecurity about being godzilla amongst tiny little people.

  5. Well, it IS a beautiful dress!

  6. Drive safe! I’ve done that drive soooo many times going back and forth to Okie-land. I love the dress!

  7. That dress is smokin!!!! I love it! I’m sure you’re gonna look hot ;) And its funny how dreses like that can be so motivating!

  8. Love the dress! I have to be seen in a bikini exactly one month from today, so that’s my “motivation”. Motivation to do what you ask? No solid workouts whatsoever because I’m lame. But I have been watching the food intake. So, there’s that.
    Have a blast in St. Louis! We better get pics of the dress!

  9. That dress is SOOOOOO cute! And what a good idea to hang something up on your door as workout motivation!

  10. I bet you’ll look fabulous! That gold is so much fun.

  11. That dress is FAB – I’m sure you look ridiculously beautiful in it! Have a great time!

  12. cuteeee dress!! You’re going to look so pretty in it!!

    I have the curling wand (but mine is the pink pearl) and let me tell you I almost threw my curling iron away because it’s got nothing on the wand!

  13. pictures are a must! That dress is smokin!

  14. Ooooh I like the dress a lot! Make sure you post photos of you in it!

  15. That dress is off the hook! Love.

  16. BWAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! That is all.

  17. I love that dress. I can’t wait to see pictures!

  18. Love the dress! I’m sure you’ll look smashing. Have fun at the game. I’m not jealous. At all. Okay…maybe just a little. ;)

  19. that dress is soo cute! Jealous your off work and in st louis- I love that city too! Ill be in Springfield for the weekend so I will be feeling your pain on the drive back on Sunday

  20. I LOVE that dress!!! I had to work yesterday, but I’m off today! And in Chicago…and you’re not. But if it makes you feel any better, the Chicago traffic was HORRIBLE last night. It took forever. Damn the Dan Ryan! Enjoy your weekend!!!

  21. You ARE nuts, just wanted to give B a little back up on that one. ;) Have a fun trip and drive safe!

  22. I hope you had a good drive! Have fun this weekend!

  23. You will look smokin’ in that dress! Have a safe trip and have a blast!

  24. Nothing like some Trent Reznor! Love NIN :)

    Dress looks gorgeous, you will rock it with your amazon self! Hope you had a nice drive and a fun wknd!

  25. Hope you’re having a fun weekend! :) I love the dress and I’m sure you’re going to have a blast! xoxoxo I’ve missed your posts but I’m so glad that I’m back and able to blog again! :)

  26. [...] and the dress? It was awesome. I need to publicly thank Mon for letting me borrow it. And also publicly announce I will be dry cleaning it.If you look closely, as I fill up my cup with [...]

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