Running Behind
Running Behind

Running Behind

This morning, I was to meet the Ambitious One at the gym at 6:30 for our Thursday am xtraining workout. At 6:30, the architect woke me up and said, “aren’t you supposed to be somewhere?”

So, I texted A, then went back to bed, kicking myself (figuratively) about missing my workout. And then, I got up again, because even though I wasn’t going to be working out WITH A, I could still go to the gym. Duh.

So I got up. And couldn’t find my warmup pants (which I wear over my workout clothes on cold mornings). And then I couldn’t find my jacket. And then, I had to scrape my windows. And I’d forgotten somethign inside. 

I got to the gym at about 7:10, just as A was getting ready to leave. I did 30 minutes on the elliptical (a cross-train workout that has one alternating between forward and backward strides) and then a lower-body weights workout – hamstrings, quads, leg press, and hip ad- and abductors. All in all, I got about 50 minutes in, and still got to work before 9. (Although I got lost on my way to work, and ended up in a weird place & had to pay eleventy-million dollars for parking.)

And now, it’s 20 to 10 and I have a meeting at 10 that I thought was at 2, and my whole day is messed up! (And, I didn’t work out last night, because the architect picked me up from the MAX station & we went out for beers. And I am weak. And I really need to work out in the MORNINGS! DUH!)

So, tomorrow I will meet A at the gym at 6:30. For reals. I really need to get that 3-mile run in to give me a bit more confidence for my 6 mile run on Sunday.

Don’t forget – today is the last day to enter the ‘holiday gift basket‘ give away!


  1. Alisa

    I hate those mornings! At least you got up and did your 50 minutes! I got there early, I never know how long it’s going to take for the dog to pee and poop, for me to gather my belongings and get to the gym. I arrived around 6:10. We pretty much did the same workout though I did abs for about 10-15 minutes too…mine need it!

    We will get in our 3 miles tomorrow! (even if I have to walk) I am committing to Tuesday/Thursday morning workouts.

    Hope the rest of your day goes better. Sorry you got lost…it is a rather confusing place!

    1. I’m excited for our Tuesday/Thursday morning workouts. I just need to figure out when I’m regularly going to get my 3rd run in – I may have to (after tomorrow) have the architect drive me to work on Fridays OR switch my running on Saturday/Monday/Thursday & crosstrain on Tuesday mornings. ACK! The decisions!

    1. probably not beers again tonight – especially since i’m going out TOMORROW night for martinis at the Vault.

      I know you’re not a huge fan of running w/ other people, but A & I are running on Sunday (in theory). We’re going to run on Springwater, but not sure where we’re starting from yet.

  2. Sometimes it seems that everything that CAN go wrong DOES go wrong. But think of it this way… you got your booty to the gym! That’s 99.9% better than most of people in this world 🙂

  3. Gah, don’t those mornings suck big sweaty donkey balls?! Lol. I’m impressed that you still went even after the comedy of errors (although, I’m sure you didn’t find anything amusing about it!)

    And I had a mini anxiety attack when you said you got lost. I am so not ‘go with the flow’ when it comes to driving/directions…


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