A Trying Afternoon

Friday, June 08, 2012

Yesterday wasn't too bad for a Thursday. I had an easy day at work, almost no traffic and decent temperatures for my two planned workouts. My main task for the afternoon (workouts were planned at 7) was to get my old car cleaned up and put on Craigslist. When I tried to start it, the battery was dead. No big deal, I'll do the cleaning and wait for the boy to come jump it. I cleaned it so good! That's a workout by itself (don't worry Emily, I'm not trying to count it for the contest, just fitness minutes!). I even rolled it out of the garage to wash the exterior, took pictures and wrote my Craigslist ad. The boy came home and jumped it, but the battery wouldn't hold a charge.

I was annoyed that I might have to buy a new battery just to sell the car, so we tried charging the battery again after filling the cells with water. It seemed to be going well until..... a bright green puddle appeared under the car. It was well past 8:30 by this time. I realized I couldn't list the car this weekend and now I have a conundrum of how to fix the leak with a dead battery (but I don't want to buy a new battery because this one potentially works now).

By now it's dark out and late and I just don't want to deal with anything. I know I'm not going to get in two workouts like I planned and I certainly don't feel like eating stupid pork chops for dinner (yes, stupid pork chops is the mood I was in). Our oven is also broke, so I'm frustrated at the lack of choices for food, the pork chops were going to be grilled. I tell the boy to think about where he wants to eat while I at least get in my run. I quickly throw on some gym clothes, get the dog ready and head out. She's never been on a run at dusk and is afraid of her own shadow (or maybe she wants to play with it, either way, she's trying to kill me every few seconds by running in front of me).

Then suddenly, night falls and Khaleesi starts behaving. I realize that my C25K program upped my running from 90 seconds to 3 minutes for two of the rotations and I didn't even notice! My pace is where I want to be long term and the sky is beautiful (last bit of light in the pink and purple clouds, plus I can see the lightening from storms in the distance). I am feeling better about life. Still don't know what to do about the car, but less emotional about it.

I get home ready to reconcile with the pork chops. Which is a good thing, because the kitchen at Chili's was going to close in ten minutes. I didn't really need restaurant food anyway. The mister cooked up the pork chops and they were delicious and the perfect amount of food. I'm going to shoot for two workouts today and hope for less frustration, it is Friday after all!!

P.S. I would apologize for the long blogs, but I'm a wordy person so that's probably going to be the norm around here...

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  • MOLO14
    Wow, I just admire you for still going out for a run after all the frustration and time unexpectedly wasted on the car troubles... it's so easy sometimes to use legitimate excuses (and sometimes they really are legitimate) but you still went out there and it sounds like it had the desired effect of calming you down and making you feel better about yourself! That's fantastic :)
    Hope you have a great weekend
    3191 days ago
    I'm so glad everything worked out for you! And that you got your run in!
    3192 days ago
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