Mid Week Musings 6

Yes, I know it’s Friday, but it’s been that kind of week.  For a short week, this has seemed like the longest few days. My brain is all jumbled   As a result, I feel a little scrambled and fried.   So here we go.

I got lost on my way to work today.  Seriously.    It’s not like it’s moved.   The last half of my commute is on a windy, rural highway that is prone to car accidents and landslides.  This morning a car accident shut it down.   We were rerouted and that’s where things went screwy.  It was like follow the leader through the rural side roads and we chose the wrong leader.   Combine that with heavy fog and I had no idea which way was up.  Somehow we ended up making a giant loop and ended right back where I started.   Except I’d never come on the highway from that side so I didn’t immediately recognize it.   I was so freakin’ confused.

We’re getting a Little Ceaser’s in town.  Why is this a problem?  I believe I’ve mentioned I have a minor pizza addiction?  Seriously, most of the employees at my local Domino’s greet me by name.    I don’t even have to check in, I walk in they yell out how much longer I may have to wait.  🙂   So what’s the problem?  This Little Ceaser’s has a drive thru.  Drive thru pizza- say what?!

I’ve done pretty well on cutting way back on soda.    Now I only drink it when I go out or if I am stressed.   Getting lost in my backyard made this a soda day.  🙂


Coffee is a morning requirement though😃
I’m not a huge fan of Adele.  There I said it.  Hello actually drives me a little crazy.  But this spoof is freakin’ hilarious.  Except now every time I hear the song on the radio I get a craving for some French fries.  😝

I need to run 12 miles this weekend.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I have a serious mental block with 12.    Big time.  People are out there dropping 20 milers and I have troubles running 12 by myself.   And it’s supposed to pour on Saturday.  Well, maybe.  It keeps changing.   Crazy rain.

Speaking of rain- it rained so hard on Tuesday that branches came down in the parking lot.   I put on my shiny new rain coat and headed out to the clear the lot.  The jacket kept the top of me dry but the bottom of my dress was drenched and I discovered my boots won’t last much longer.   Water got in through where the sole meets the upper and for the second time in days my feet were drenched.

I watch all sorts of tv but I’ve never been a fan of anything zombie.   Until Sunday.    I was trolling Netflix for something to watch and somehow I landed on Z Nation.   It has gotten me through 20+ miles on the bike this week so it can’t be that bad right?

All right, think that’s enough rambling for one post.  Happy Friday!!!

Ever been so turned around in a familiar area that you got lost?

What are you watching lately?





Goals, Run!, Slacker

Foiled Again!!!~ Goals and NYE

Happy New Year’s Eve!!!!   Or Happy New Years to those east of me!


This time it wasn’t my fault, promise.  Work was pretty good today actually,  My team of 3 held strong and help came in the early afternoon to cover lunches and what not.  It could have been much busier, but most people seemed to think that we closed early.  No such luck, we worked a full day.   One of the parties I was debating about tonight was canceled,  The hostess was down with strep, yikes!  Feel better ME!!!! ( I swear that’s her name)

This to me seemed like a sign, I was going for a run after work.  I wasn’t really feeling a party anyways 🙂  So after work, I changed and headed to the gym.  Which was when this happened-

Seriously?!  Ok, maybe I should have called first.  I did think about them closing early, but I figured the earliest a “24 hour gym” would close was 7 or 8.  Not 5:00!!  I was sad and sheepish.  I was all runned up with nowhere to go 😦   I was still not feeling very sociable, so I went home and ate a small boring dinner.  I then decided it was time to finish some 2014 plans while sitting in the Comfy Chair.

Well then, here goes-


14 in 2014– I briefly mentioned this in my first races of 2014 post.  I decided to take the plunge.  This will mean running 14 races in 2014.  Less than most of the bloggers I follow (you rockstars!) but 2 more than I have previously completed in a year.  Plus the increased race schedule should help keep my training mileage up.  Which then leads to-

750 miles in 2014–  Again way less than most but more than previous years.   It averages out to a little over 62 miles a month.  Which I currently hit on my good months.  However months like December (34.5) are more common.  I ended 2013 with 558 miles.  I had thought it was going to be higher, oops.  Hello Slacker.

Better than 2012!
Better than 2012!

So with those 2 goals in mind, I am ready to greet 2014.  2013 was a damn good year, both with running and work,  I PR’ed all the various distances and earned 2 promotions, woo hoo!  A 45 minute commute came along with that last bit, but I’ve adjusted 🙂  Thanks 2013 and all those who helped make it great, friends, family coworkers and the new community I have found with this blog.

Oh, and I also registered for my first race of 2014 tonight.  Not the first one I am planning on running, but the first that I have paid for.  Wine Country 13.1, here I come!   Now I will continue to marathon The Arrow on Netflix and look forward to sleeping in tomorrow and getting in a good run.  But not at my gym, because again, the 24 hour gym is only open from 7AM to 1PM.  😦

Anyone run a New Year’s Eve run/race tonight??

Hope everyone has a fantastic evening!!!!