Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So -- I've had a good day.
This morning the stress was massive -- but I talked to the Park Ops guy again, got my questions answered, and it's full speed ahead!!! The paperwork for this step is now in the Pres of the club's hands, so it's all on him. Which is kind of bugging me because I thought he was going to get it in today, but he's waiting on some more feedback from the rest of the Officers and it should still happen tomorrow, but at this point if it gets screwed up IT'S ON HIM. MWAHAHA.
And I get to concentrate on recruiting worker bee rowers to do all the rest of the stuff that needs to happen - which is more fun anyway.
OH and getting money raised. I've also tried to convince the club to set up a paypal account and add a Donate button to our website, but honestly making change happen with them is a little difficult... so we'll see. If it happens I'll share the link and maybe the SparkWorld will be able to help us race, too! :D hehe.
It was my boss's birthday today and while I am a pro at turning down work food, I could not turn down the amazing cupcakes one of my co-workers made. I wish I had remembered that my camera was in my purse so I could take a picture.
Let me describe - BIG chocolate cupcake, chocolate frosting, chocolate graham crackers crushed into fine crumbs and dusted on top of the frosting to make it look like dirt, a gummy worm and some candy bones/skull on top, and a Milano cookie w/ RIP piped on it sticking halfway into the cake, tombstone style.
I was so impressed!!!
It was worth the deviation from my regularly scheduled plan. I did not eat my planned snack or part of my lunch, still had a great filling healthy lunch... AFTER the best lunchtime run ever.
When I started out it was sunny and breezy... and it got more cloudy and more breezy into straight up WINDY as I went along!!! I think at first I was running away from where the storm was brewing, and then when I turned around I was running towards it, but it was moving so I wasn't fast enough to catch it. (YaY no rain on me!) But I did hear some thunder and see some lightening on the way back!
It was so magical at times. I was definitely grinning. The wind was crazy!!! Leaves were falling out of the trees - first time I've seen that this year!!! They were blowing across at a like... 45 degree angle to the ground in a floaty beautiful way, like a massive cloud of magic dust or something. I felt like I was in a fairy tale! :) My ponytail was being blown around by the wind, which was fun cause I was like - HEY!! I have HAIR that can be BLOWN IN THE WIND now! At one point near the end, the wind was coming straight behind me and I was literally feeling pushed forward. It was truly excellent. I also saw a few other runners, and passed in the opposite direction this one silver fox TWICE. He smiled and waved both times and looked like he was enjoying the weather, too. There were these two runners that I had seen last time I did a lunchtime run and I never looked the one in the face until this time and he looked way different than I thought he did out of my peripheral vision which was kinda weird. HAHA.
OK. So that's it for now. Great run. Rowing (I HOPE if enough people show up, grr) and running tomorrow morning. Tonight I have a couple friends coming over to watch SYTYCD with us which is exciting.