Nine days to the challenge!
I slept horribly last night and so when it was time to get up and I had just gotten back to sleep, there was no chance of me getting up and working out this morning.
I had to drive Barney from the auto repair back to his office at lunch, so no time to walk or do extra exercises then. Okay, if I hadn’t gone to the plant nursery across from Barney’s office to make my list of tomatoes and flowers that I want him to pickup for me I might have had some time, but it hadn’t been the best of days at work and something about planning the gardens seems to set the world right.
I left work almost on time – sometimes getting out the door takes and hour or so by the time I get the day’s loose ends all caught up. On the way home I resolved myself to the thought that today is the day I see if I can actually run a 5K. I talk to myself and say that it is a good day to try.
The closer I get to home, the more dark the skies become and it is starting to rain a bit. I’m still resolved to try until I get almost home and realize that hey, there are 20 or so obstacles on this 5k course. I don’t have to run 3 miles, I just might have to jog in between the obstacles!
Suddenly since it is raining (sure it’s only sprinkling, but it’s all perception), it is way easier to think about calculating the distance I might need to run between obstacles than how far I can run all at once.
BamBam is home and wants something to eat before he goes to youth group so I send him out with the dogs instead of me and make him something to chow on before he leaves.
My friend Trixie came over and had dinner with us and it was then that I remembered that I was wanting to figure out the distance between the obstacles. Turns out I only need to run about 264 yards between each obstacle if evenly spaced. I can do that. I’m not giving up on training and all, but lets be realistic.
I’m thinking I will take a Dramamine tonight to see if it makes me drowsy and how I sleep as it has been recommended for the flight. Not having taken it before, I want to test it before being stuck on a plane and finding out it has an opposite effect or make me sing Broadway tunes in my sleep or something.
Wilma sent me a photo of gumboots – wellies I think they call them down under. I hope that was a joke.