Memories….All alone in the office…
Memories….All alone in the office…

Memories….All alone in the office…

That’s how that song goes, right?

Anyways – remember (see, I tie it ALL together) when I said that I was going to be a wee bit busy in January? It turns out that I was not lying.

Honestly, people, I may not be getting you your regularly scheduled porn. Let me tell you how far gone I really am. Last week (Friday), I took two pairs of boots to a shoe-repair shop to be 1) re-heeled & 2) stretched. They were ready yesterday. Not only did I not go pick them up yesterday, I also completely forgot about it until I started typing this “your regularly scheduled porn may be delayed post.” That is a SICKNESS

Anyways – back to my previous thought: It may not be so bad to have a shoe porn hiatus. I’m over fall/winter shoes. But it’s not yet time for the new spring shoes. I’m ready for sandals! And open toes! And finding a replacement for the wedge sandals that I wore almost every day between April & September in both 2007 and 2008 (they are falling apart now).

Also, in addition to being all worky, and non-sequitury; I am also all PMSy, and cranky. And I have a weird condition that causes me to add ‘Ys’ to the end of all my words(ys). 

I did not work out yesterday – and my knee & ankles were grateful. I did run this morning (2.8 miles, if you’re curious, and I know you were) as well as do a killer upper body strength routine with The Ambitious One. And you know what sucked? The gym! I mean, I’m fairly fond of my gym, as far as a fondness for a gym can go. But the New Years Resolutioners? I do not like them*. They take all the parking. And the machines (although not the strength training stuff – resolutioners are all about the cardio). And they do not have good etiquette! I saw a guy stand, motionless, on a treadmill for a good 5 minutes, talking to his neighbor. Apparently guy#1 had finished first (isn’t that always the case) & was waiting for his friend. And there was a line for the treadmills – RUDE! (But I got a treadmill, so I wasn’t incensed – just irritated.)

We are supposed to start swimming tomorrow, but between A’s hectic work schedule (worse than mine, even) and the crowds at the gym, maybe we should not swim until February, when people have given up**. 

I think it might be nearly time to go home & drink wine.

*I like you, though – even if today was your first trip to the gym. I can tell that you are going to stick with it, and probably didn’t take either my parking spot OR my locker. So please – keep working out! So healthy! So fun!

**Don’t give up! There are so many rewards to a regular workout routine! And might I suggest that ideal times to visit the gym are before 6:30 am or after 8 am. 


  1. Jen

    Would love to see some summery shoe porn!

    I hear you on the NY Resolutioners.. I always hated that when I was a member of a gym. I’ve been trying to spot the “new” runners out on the river path but it’s not as easy as it was in the Bay Area. Everyone here looks like a pro and I’M the newby-looking one, I swear!!

    LOL’ing at your footnotes. 😀 If anyone is reading this I’d say they have an extra good shot at meeting their resolutions. 🙂

    1. I am so ready for sandal season! (well, I am, but my feet aren’t….)

      For some reason, this morning wasn’t as bad as Tuesday – maybe all the resolutioners listened to me & quit already. 🙂

  2. Um, I’m so busy at work I thought about bringing my computer home and working for free- then I came to my senses. I also am the anit-resolutioner. I cancelled my gym membership today and bought my first workout DVD – for $40 a month I could get a LOT of videos from Amazon. 30 Day Shred – something like $8! Savings 🙂

    1. I keep going back & forth on gym membership – but since I think I may be doing a tri- this summer, probably best to hold onto the membership for the pool until then.

      After that, I may cancel & save my pennies for my very own treadmill (for winter).

  3. i too have a deep seeded hatred of the resolutioners. they are as bad as the ants at a picnic. annoying, irritating, and they won’t just go away and leave you alone for a few months. Most do not know what they are doing, but they do know that they hate it. and that means they won’t last long. Just hold your breath and flick them off when you need to, and march will be here before you know it.

  4. I have no shame in admitting that I HATE RESOLUTIONERS!!!! They actually make me angry, and believe it or not, that is a difficult thing to do. I always dread my first trip to the gym after January 1. Luckily, I usually only hit the gym at lunchtime, so it’s not too bad, but there are still enough posers there to ruin my flow.

    So the other thing that thoroughly annoys me are people who are at the gym to bullshit. Why not go do that in the parking lot…or the local coffee shop…or even the grocery store…local bar, maybe? WHY do you have to stand around and shoot the breeze in the gym, of all places on the planet?

    Just stop. I implore you. Enough is enough (wasn’t JLo in that movie?).

  5. Hello gazelle runner, i concur about the annoying gym people even though i do not attend a gym. I can only visualize the crowds of gym people trying to pretend they are “working out” so they can brag to their non-gym friends. Until, Feb when they realize what they are doing is annoying and stupid. FOR THEM!!!

    I am still on injury watch. Day 3 of non-running. I am hoping i can get out for a run on sat or sun!!!

  6. And might I suggest that ideal times to visit the gym are before 6:30 am or after 8 am

    Unless you’re at MY gym…may I suggest the more appropriate workout time of before 8 am or after 11am for resolutioners near me. Or I may have to flick you off, as Carolina John so handily suggested!

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