Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Missed Date

Yesterday I had a 5 mi run on the schedule. Plus I wanted to get a spinning workout in too since I missed it on Sunday and I can't make it to spin class tonight. I couldn't run over lunch as I had a lunch and learn to go to on geological storage of CO2, so it was going to have to happen after work. We got a huge dump of snow on Sunday, but with Monday's forecasted high of 11°C (52°F) I figured that most of the white stuff should go away and not be a factor in Monday night's run. That high never materialized and it only warmed up enough to melt a thin layer of snow. Once it got dark and cooled off that quickly froze and turned sidewalks in to skating rinks. I had meant to leave work at 4 pm and avoid this, but that didn't happen. The when I got home these beauties were waiting for me, so of course I had to try them on. (It is a bit hard to tell, but they are purple.)
After that I got ready in my bright yellow top and a flashing red light. I was ready to run in the dark.
Except I couldn't find my gloves. I searched my house top to bottom for a good twenty minutes just trying to find these gloves. At the end of the day they were in the laundry basket. I finally set out the door and instantly realized that the sidewalks were pretty well iced over. I sighed... Treadmills exist for days like these. By this point in time it was getting pretty late so I just hopped on my bike and ran through my spinning workout. I contemplated hitting the Y afterwards to put some miles on the treadmill but by the time I finished it was already 7:30. I was ready for dinner. So...spinning workout done, but hopefully today over lunch I'll get to make up my missed running date!

8 comments:

Marcy said...

What? YOu weren't going to run in those babies? LOL JK!

audgepodge said...

You're so cute with your Aldo shoes - love them, by the way!

Melanie said...

Cute shoes! Have a great lunch time run!

Wes said...

Yup. Love the shoes :-) I'm amazed you are still running outside. Hard core I'd say!!!

Marlene said...

Dontcha hate when you run all over the place trying to get ready, and then it doesn't work out?!

Nice shoes, btw!

Brooke said...

Oh I can totally relate on searching the house for things...I hate that! Always in the last place you look, eh? ;)

Viv said...

The shoes are super cute! Woman you are serious making up all these missed dates. I am like well they will be other fish in the pond. LOL! I say that but here I am heading to run tonight becuase I feel guilty about missing that date...Hope you got the lunch run. Glad you chose to skip the ice skating time.

Laurel said...

Oooh, cute shoes!

Sorry you missed out on your run. I hope some snow/ice melts for you soon.