6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

While in Traffic (4)

The mind rambles of a wife, mother, breadwinner and runner, while on her hour++ commute in heavy traffic....Episode 4:

Rain windshield wipers on full blast..the weather report for race day says cloudy with a high of 72 that would be great!! Wonder what I should wear? It won't be warm at 7:45 AM. Maybe I should check out the clearance rack I bet long sleeves are on sale…hmmm if only I had some money.

I can't wait to get to the Office and move from my coffin of a cube to a BIGGER one.. Amazing how the tallest person in the office has the smallest working space. I am still laughing about Fair Weather Runner's post yesterday…if you have seen "Office Space"…or even if you haven't, go read it…The image of rabid ducks and having an office on a dark loading dock…LOL...

It is going to take forever to move cubes. At home hubby keeps my hereditary pack-rat nature in check, at the office there is no one to check me. Today I will be wading through 4 years of JUNK..

And if this rain keep up I will be wading through my run at lunch, good thing the locker room has a blow-dryer. Hopefully Shelby can go that way I won't be alone in the muck.

So hard to believe that I will be 30 in 1 month!! Gotta send the email addresses to Kiera, I am SPOILED to have a friend who is hosting a party for me..and he house is AMAZING.

"May the Force be with you," funny the DJ thought that was from Star Trek…nope Star Wars. My 3 1/2 year old LOVES Star Wars, he is always calling me Princess Leah, I totally take it as a compliment. I used to think that the Yoda quote "Do, or Do Not Do. There is no Try." was gospel. Now that I am a runner, I am not so sure. Yes the quote applies often in life, especially for people who mistake trying for real effort. But with running trying is doing. We all try, our try from day to day changes, and there are days when the try in our heart is stronger than the try that our body can perform.

I love the smoking commercials, smoking and running LOL "Second to last!", if only these were heard by smokers. On my run the other day the wind blew a huge puff of smoke in my face, YUCK!! I bet the 4 people who went outside to "Get some fresh air," shop in the organic section, drink non-fat milk and take vitamins daily.. WHY PEOPLE? You are killing yourself from the inside. Healthy choices, really?

Wow the rain is really coming down…I hope it doesn't rain on Sunday.


tfh said...

Laughing-- because your commute thoughts are like 10 times more stream-of-crazy-consciousness than mine, and I didn't think that was possible! Good luck with the cube cleaning and the rainy run!

Being Robinson said...

YAY for new cubes! I won my battle my friend! HAHA. And 30 is fabulous, welcome (almost) to the club ;)

Denise said...

I hope it doesn't rain for your race, too! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Rookie on the Run said...

Smoking is one of my big pet-peeves! I don't get why people even start, with all the information about how bad it is!

I hope your cubical move went well! I've never worked in a cube... it doesn't sound pleasant.

I hope the weather stays dry for your race on Sunday!

I enjoy reading these commute blogs, btw! Fun stuff! :D