Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Excuse Me

I went out at 9:20 this morning to do my 8 mile run.  It was hot and humid, above 80.  I was supposed to run 10 X 100 strides.  This means I sprint for 100 meters 10 times.  Running on the streets, I kind of guessed what 100 meters was.  I tried to visualize the distance of one quarter of one lap around the track.  Instead of 10 strides, I did 8.  And here are my Top Ten Excuses why I only did 8 (There are always excuses, don'tcha know?  Their legitimacy is another story):

                 1.  It was too damn humid.
                 2.  I should just stop there.  But I won't...
                 3.  I went out to dinner last night with the Ballet Moms, most of whom I hadn't seen in years, and came home late for a Monday school night (Our daughters, not the mothers, took ballet classes together once upon a time).
                 4.  I was keyed up from my night out and could not sleep
                 5.  I laid in bed thinking of things I should be worrying about.
                 6.  Whether my oldest daughter was properly packed for summer camp seemed like a good nail biter.
                 7.  I fell asleep after 2am and then woke up at 6am to RE-pack my oldest daughters bags.
                 8.  I was sooo tired.
                 9.  Potty emergency!
                10. Lucky for me, my friend who lives at the halfway point of this run was home and let me use her facilities (after I practically beat down her door).
                Bonus excuse: The remainder of the run was done at a super cautious pace, lest my potty emergency rears its ugly head again (No pun intended).

Oh no!  
(You're not seeing things.  I really did post another picture of myself in bed.  In my baby koala nightgown.  Again.   That's how much I love you guys.  I know you're just blown away by my acting skills, on top of my pluckiness.  You're welcome.)



  1. That looks more like paralyzing fear than anxiety. I wish I could suggest a good place for bed acting classes in the LI area.

    1. Thanks for making me laugh out loud! I'll have you know there's already Oscar buzz regarding this particular post. I'll be sure not to thank any naysayers when I receive my award.