Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Run that Never Happened

Today I planned a lunchtime run at work. Like I usually do. I usually pack a gym bag with a week (and some) worth of running clothes, but being that I was only going to be in the office today, I only threw what I needed in a plastic bag and was on my way .
Lunch time came and I grabbed my bag and headed for the shower room to change up. I got undressed and proceeded to take the clothes out of the bag. Wait a minute!!! 
Where are my pants? I took everything out of the bag. I dumped it on  the counter top next to the sink. Nothing.... I double checked the empty bag... nope, still empty. WTH... What am I going to do now? I stood there and stared at myself in the mirror for a sec. I was trying to convince myself that my underwear kinda looked liked shorts. I even did a mock run in front of the mirror to see how I looked. NOPE.... unless I want to get charge for indecent exposure.... it's not happening. So I got dressed, grabbed my iPod and went for and 45min walk instead.

PLAN B- I figured maybe I can run after work. It will be dark, but if I just run Main St, where there is sufficient light, I should be able to pull at least 4 miles out. Yeah, that sounds like a plan. But at about 4:30, I realized it was Tuesday. My daughter has Softball clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesdays!! Ugh.... they frown upon parents dropping off their kids and taking off. Which is understandable, they are not babysitters.

PLAN C- Run after the clinic?.....By the time I got out of there it was actually closer to 8. I was starving and I was annoyed by this point.

How late is too late to run?? I Tweeted this question today and I got this response from The Unexpected Runner: (follow her if you don't)

Yeah, I guess.... but gave it up the idea of running today. I went home, had dinner and was done. It wasn't in the cards today.
I have to pack my bags and get ready for my trip to NYC tomorrow. Weather calls for rain Wed & Thurs. So I guess running through Times Square might be out of the question and I might have to settle for the dreadmill. Whatever the case, I HAVE to get at least 2 good runs while I'm out there.

Enjoy your week everyone!


The Unexpected Runner said...

Lol! Well, tomorrow is technically an 'extra' day so if you run, you will be even ;)

Enjoy your trip (though as someone who is married to a business traveller I know it's rarely the place you see but rather just airports and hotel rooms...and they all look the same).

P.s. Don't forget to pack pants. ;-D

Christi said...

I hate it when I forget something in my bag. Just sucks!

Have fun in NYC and be safe!

Char said...

I've forgotten underwear once on one of the days that I stay and shower at the track. It made for an uncomfortably care-free breakfast with friends.

My son doesn't believe that there is a 'too late' for running. He regularly heads out between 9-9:30pm. Heaven knows what time he gets home.