Why is it that I feel horribly rushed when there’s only three days in my work week?
But yet, it happens. Like last night- instead of my usual routine, I met up with my friend Bailey at the mall to do some last minute New Year’s shopping. She has a bit of a NYE date and asked me to assist her.
Hilarious- because my fashion sense is in the medium to medium-low range at best.
And we don’t even need to get started with my accessorizing skills.
Either way, there I was trying to help her out while peeking at some stuff for myself. Being two days away, I still have NO CLUE what I’m doing. A backup outfit may be a good idea. Plans are flying around from multiple sources. Some intriguing. All with the possibility of being a lot of fun. All logistically challenged.
Right now, I’m comfortable admitting that the idea of a low-key New Years keeps getting better and better. It’s easy. Simple. Cheap. And I’ll wake up the next day in my own comfy bed. In legit sleepwear.
After last year being an overpriced failure of an evening, and the year before involving an incident with my new coat being stolen IN coat check, can you really blame me?
Stay tuned. The final decision probably won’t happen until that day.
Since it was later than usual when I got home, it was decided right then and there that shopping was my cardio for the night. I was wearing heels. And Woodfield is the 5th largest mall in the United States. Include all the dodging of slow walkers and oblivious children (grrrr), and that’s a legitimate workout.
Plus, The Insight Bowl was on. Mizzou vs. Iowa. The cable channels at the gym do not include ESPN and the television is too tiny for sporting event viewing.
So I sat my butt down and enjoyed dinner with the Mizzou football team (or at least tried to as they seemed to struggle through the entire game).Told you I’d start up the avocado rage soon. And Thousand Island dressing was a random purchase made last week on a whim. Best.Idea.Ever. Usually, I go for a basalmic variety. And even when I do creamy dressings, it’s ranch all the way. But there was a buy-one-get-one going on and this caught my eye.
I could not be more satisfied with my wild ways. A different dressing? Crazy talk!
Another crazy move I made was the trip to the gym this morning. Lately, the dvd morning workouts have been just fine since the weather requires wasting precious time bundling up like mad. But it’s been quite some time since I’ve got some decent mileage in. And “No More Trouble Zones” has left me a little sore in the arms. Weights weren’t being used today.
A 4-mile run! I’m a total geek about it, too. My alarm went off a little after 5:00 and I was actually excited to get up. This must mean 5 days away from cardio makes me straight-up crazy. Noted.
Excited to work out? Yes. Anything crazy about the actual run? Not really. 4 miles at an 8:41 pace. It kicked my butt, even though I wish I would have had more time for my cool down walk. Another 1/2 mile or so would have been nice. I heart my morning workouts, but the rush to get done is such a suck.
During my short cool down, I said hi to the sassy Miss Heather.Heeeey girl, heeeeey!
I know she posted about her article that she did for Women’s Health ages ago. But our gym’s magazine selection is sad at best. And a few months behind.
But it’s cool. It’s like I was surprised and excited for her all over again. Neat.
Plus when I find a new magazine in the rack there, it’s like gold. Victory!
Anyways, it’s the 2nd day of my 3-day work week. I hope your work days (unless you’re on vacation- lucky ducks) are also going just as quickly! Later, kids!
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