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!

13 responses to “Running Behind

  1. 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!

    • 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!

  2. I hate it when days are messed up. But beers usually help. Although you’re so diligent you probably won’t do that two days in a row!

    • 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.

  3. 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 🙂

  4. That’s right, at least you went. I would have stayed in bed because I suck lately.

  5. Great job on still getting to the gym! That’s better than I’ve done….I’m already screwing up my December goals!!!

  6. Your doing good girlie!!

    Don’t be so hard on yourself!!

    Most of us would have stayed in bed ya know?

  7. Hey you got up and went, so that’s better than me at the moment!

  8. Great recovery! It would have been so easy to say, screw it, I missed my chance. And you packed a lot into 50 minutes!

  9. Arghhh, there’s nothing worse than running behind like that. I’m doing it right now, in fact. have a great weekend!

  10. Good job getting your workout in against all odds. It is so nice to have it done in the morning so you can relax after work!

  11. 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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