So, I started the day out on the wrong foot, got up on the wrong side of the bed, was having a bad a case of the Thursdays; you name it. BUT things have been getting progressively better, so I guess that’s okay.
I felt this incredible urge to get up at 6 a.m. and go running. So I get in my gear, kiss hubby and tell him I’m going for a run. (To which he responds, “you’re crazy” before rolling over and going back to sleep.)
Everything was fine until I stepped out of the house only to slide over a layer of black ice on the driveway and nearly kill myself.
Yeah, that’s right: we had freezing rain last night and I chose to get up and go running on the one day out of the entire year that my neighborhood is a skating rink.
I was determined to try to still run because I was already standing outside in my running gear at the butt-crack of dawn. I did not want to admit defeat by going back inside.
But…it was ridicu-tarded. An exercise in futility if there ever was one. I was somewhat able to run if I stayed in the middle of the road where passing cars had melted some of the ice, but every time a car came by I had to shuffle back to the side of the road. I was literally skating on pavement. I ended up doing three miles in about 45 minutes. PW.
I think the saddest part is that I felt so good. I just wanted to go all out and run my fastest, but I could hardly stand up. So I got up and wasted an hour of my day for a non-workout. Le suck.
Temperatures reached 33°F as I was driving to work (naturally!) and by the time I got in and got some coffee in me I was feeling better and my butt cheeks had finally begun to thaw.
By the way, I don’t like to peel kiwis. It’s just a hassle. I eat the fur and everything.
Now I’m taking a quick break to scarf down the Mideast Feast from Trader Joes, which I highly recommend — Falafel, Pita Bread, Hummus and Parsley/Cilantro Salad. I also threw in a couple of turkey meatballs that just looked good. Yep, that’s what I call a perfectly balanced meal, falafel and turkey meatballs.
If you can’t rely on falafel to brighten your day, then you should just call it quits right now.