Tuesday, December 8, 2009

luckily for them, the shirt WAS good

Oh man, the 10K was BRU.TAL. I don't know how the hell they managed, but the whole entire thing seemed completely uphill. And not tiny little hills, but long, long hills that lasted for 20 miles. Oh, the whole race was only 6.2 miles? My bad.

My iPod messed up and told me I had 2.5 kilometers to go, when I thought I had about 1, so I slowed down, and didn't make my goal time...I did it in 1:21 something. Plus, I got lost at one point. I was actually last and the two people in front of me turned and against my better judgement I did too, and that led me astray for a few minutes...oh well, excuses aside as soon as it was done I was thrilled to have done it, and I wore my shirt with pride that afternoon. (and I finished SECOND to last, thank you very much.)

Sadly, I haven't run since. I had a long, slow run planned for today and it rained/drizzled all day and I was sure I didn't want to attempt 8 miles when I was damp/wet. Maybe tomorrow.

I managed to lose 1.6 pounds even with a day of baking on Sunday where I MAY have sampled at least one of about 7 kinds of cookies that I made for the family. I don't know why I bake when I KNOW I can't resist. I said it was to make my kids study care packages for finals, but it is more likely I wanted a reason to eat some cookies.

Mr. P and I were going to see the Blind Side tonight, but he just texted me that he is going to be late because they are having a meeting re: layoffs. He is safe, but it makes my stomach hurt to think of people getting laid off/fired right before the holidays. OH, and speaking of fired, my cousin supposedly got fired for stealing $83. Weird, huh?

Well, I told Mr. P I would get ready to be dazzling company for him this evening since he is bound to be bummed...So I am going to go put on a good bra, low cut shirt, practice my understanding/compassionate doe eyes, dab some vanilla behind my ears and watch some stand-up comedy that I can pretend I made up on the spot. the things we do for love.


Fatinah said...

congrats on your 10k!

can't wait to hear what you think of the movie - I need to know exactly how much kleenex will I have to bring?

What a Splurge said...

I'm totally in awe of anyone who can run 10K. It doesn't matter how long it takes.

DAVs said...

Congrats on your 10K! And yes, wear that shirt with pride.
Have fun with the Mister tonight!

creative kerfuffle said...

yeah on the 10k! i wanna see the shirt that was worth it : )
and, i want to hear what you think of blind side. i love how you're being dazzling by putting on a "good" bra! lol

Shelley said...

You are so sweet to console Mr. P with your good bra and everything! Funny how you know what works after so many years of marriage, eh?

Nice work losing, even while eating cookies...they must be magic cookies because that never happens when I eat them! Send me your recipes, ok?

Glad the shirt was worth the run! Not sure I understand how the iPod works with the race - do you have a playlist that lasts a certain length of time? Obv. I don't use this method when exercising!

Anonymous said...

Amazing job on the race! I agree that we need to see a picture of the good shirt.

That is really sad about people being laid off right before Christmas. I hope your doe eyes and cleavage console Mr. P.

kilax said...

That race sounds really tough! You did great, considering how difficult the course was! Good for you :)

It must be stressful for people to go through layoffs, even if they aren't getting laid off. The company structure shifts and they miss their colleagues. I hope it wasn't too bad :(

SoMi's Nilsa said...

It's always good to finish a bad race. It should just serve as motivation to get out there and run a really good race next time. There will be a next time, right? RIGHT?

Jenn said...

Congrats on the 10K!!!! I'm in awe - I can't imagine running for longer than a minute, let alone an hour...
I hate when companies do layoffs right before the holidays. It just sucks.

Penny said...

I hope all is well with Mr.P's job! See you tonight, I bought the game Apple to Apples, I heard it is fun, hopefully we can squeeze it in with Christmas trivia,

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