Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Running Fail

To quote Modern Family's Phil Dunphy "WTF, why the face?" (If you don't know what I'm talking about watch this.)


It was a running fail of epic proportions today. For 2015, my goal is to have at least 100 runs and run 500 miles. Additionally, I want to walk 250 miles (most of them on my work breaks). I also want to have 100 visits to my gym this year. Again, these are all do-able goals, if I set my mind to it.  I used to do this before I had Stormy and I can do it again.

Today was my first day back to work in just over two weeks.  We also got just over 5 inches of snow last night which made for an interesting morning of commuting (the van doors were frozen shut and we had to use the hatch to get kids in and out) but we all got to school/day care/work safely. Work was good and went quickly.  I am speaking as a part of three different presentations tomorrow so I had I lot to prepare plus a mound of emails to send. When I left work, I thought about just going home, but then decided to hit the gym. After all, these goals are not going to be made without choosing the gym over the couch.

When I got to the gym, I noticed I didn't have headphones.  No problem. It will be boring to run around a 1/10 miles track without listening to anything but I've done it before. Then, I got to the locker room to change clothes and realized I had not packed a sports bra.  Let's just say that a sports bra is essential to me running. In fact, often two sports bras are essential. So I realized that running is not happening today. Then I also realized my fancy new running watch that can keep track of my laps is also not packed. It was just not my day.  Most of these errors were due to the fact that I was supposed to go to spin class at 5:40 am but the gym opened late due to the snow so I had to repack my workout bag and some things got missed.  I did get in 1.5-2 miles of walking on the track and I did a mile in the halls on my break earlier in the day.  That's better than nothing.

Tomorrow's high is zero with wind chills in -20s to -30s so Miss D's school is cancelled.  As of right now, ICC is still on and if it is, I can try to run again tomorrow.  I am so thankful to have access to an indoor track when it is so cold outside.

Have you had any epic workout fails?


  1. Yup. My goal is 5 miles - I want to run the St. Patrick's Day event in St. Louis and that is one hill-covered mo-fo. Unfortunately, my training has been side-tracked due to a bronchial infection since Thanksgiving. Running doesn't work so well when you are interrupted by coughing fits and tied to nebulizers and inhalers.

    1. Breathing is hard for me too. I've had asthma since I was three years old. I haven't had any major issues lately but I remember many issues when I was running cross country in high school. I feel ya. Good luck getting to 5 miles, one more and you have a 10k!

    2. I didn't know you did cross-country; you're a bad ass. I've literally never been a runner, so this is all new. Come to find out I may have developed exercise-induced asthma. All tips all ND tricks welcome ;)

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    1. I love Moving Comfort bras. The problem is that they are expensive. I have two and I still have to wear a second sports bra with one. I'm not buying that model again.