Here’s something I learned today. Platform rubber flip-flops are a bad idea. And not just from a fashion perspective.
Because those things are dangerous when wet. It was pouring today and I totally made out with the pavement upon exiting Whole Foods. Fortunately, no overpriced grocery items were harmed. My ass is another story. There’s gonna be a bruise there. Good thing I’ve got some padding.
I share this little anecdote to distract you from the fact that I haven’t posted in a few days. Life has been rather unexciting. Let’s see….
– Thursday, I left Telluride for a full day’s journey back to NC. I had a long layover at O’Hare, during which I proceeded to drink cheap Chardonnay by myself at a Chili’s. And tweet about it. Kind of entertaining. Then my flight was delayed so I went to another bar and drank beer. I didn’t get home until the wee hours of Friday morning. The whole thing was exhausting.
– Friday, I woke up bright and early, pretended not to be hung over, and penned a long list of productive tasks for the day. Then I immediately retired to the couch and spent the remainder of the day playing Fruit Ninja on my phone. I did manage to get a slow 8-mile run in. Also, exhausting.
– Saturday, I spent the day working hard at my latest income supplementation scheme. (Hey-o!) This, too, was completely and totally exhausting.
Which brings us to today. Given the exhausting nature of the last few days, and the fact that it was raining buckets (and thundering and lightning-ing) today, I don’t know how I could have been expected to do my long run.
So, I didn’t.
And I feel kind of bad about that.
But not really.
After all, I’m still in vacation recovery mode. And it’s supposed to be clear as a stripper’s heel tomorrow, so I’ll get my last 11-12 miler before Shamrock done then.
And that’s what you’ve missed in my life.
Today’s EAT: Tonight’s dinner is simmering at the moment and it smells excellent. But since I’m blogging early, I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to share it. (Assuming it tastes as good as it smells.)
Instead, I’ll share a little something that I’ve been meaning to post about for a couple of weeks:
My latest cereal obsession. They’re exactly like crunchberries. I swear.
They even turn the milk a little bit pink. If Kashi comes up with a cocoa-flavored version of this, I’m buying stock.
Today’s DRINK: This week’s Sunday afternoon sipping beer is Dogfish Head’s Aprihop IPA.
This is a fruity little glass of fun. It’s still got a bit of that IPA bitterness to give is some backbone, but the apricot really comes through and makes for a sweet experience. At 7% ABV, it’s no girly beer, but I could definitely see someone liking this even if they’re not a big beer fan. It’s like a cross between a Lambic and a real beer. Delicious.
Today’s RUN: A mere three miles. I sneaked out during a break in the storm and got back in before it started again. It was completely forgettable, but better than nothing.
Look back on the week:
M – 3.4 easy (treadmill, Telluride, 30:00, 8:52 pace)
Tu – OFF (ski)
W – OFF (ski)
Th – 4 easy (treadmill, Telluride, 33:49, 8:27 pace)
F – 8.1 easy (1:10:10, 8:39 pace)
Sa – 3 easy w/hubs (~29:00, ~9:40 pace)
Su – 3 miles easy (25:45, 8:36 pace)
21.5 total. Yeah….that’s way too low.
Today’s QUESTION: Have you ever fallen on your ass in a public place? Sadly, this wasn’t my first time….