Friday, November 17, 2006

Is it just me...

...or was this a really long week?

Whew.

I'm SO looking forward to 2 days of work next week! Yahoo! I definitely need a break.

Driving home today, I was listening to an old mix CD a while back. When I make mixes, I title them something that's going on at the moment in my life.

They're always fun to pop in a few years later....like a little time capsule of my brain.

It's called "A National Championship," and was from 2003 when the BUCKEYES beat Miami. (Rather appropriate for this weekend, methinks.) Anyway, there was some other stuff going on when that was going on, which affected the mood of the songs, and the song "We All Move On" by the Samples came on. Funny, as it's quite appropriate for what I'll be doing very soon. An event five years in the making, you could say....

I think that every girl really needs to have one LBD (little black dress--translated for those that don't speak chick) that makes them feel as if they look like a movie star. Said dress should be brought out only on much needed occasions.

I found mine last night, and it will be in full effect here soon. My buddy Dill helped me pick it out. Thanks, Dill....the only one who knows me and the whole saga from the first moment to the last.

And that's that. Full circle, full circle.....funny how life goes that way sometimes.

Anyway, enough about that. I had a really rotten run yesterday. I'm trying not to worry about it. I just felt hungry and tired, and that's probably because I hadn't eaten or slept very well the night before. It was, as Zeke says, "ass-dragging slow." But, I just slowed down and got through it, and today and tomorrow are off so I can rock the pants off the Fall Classic.

If it has pants. Does it?

If it does, I'm so rockin' 'em.

Wil's not going to be happy with this...I really, really, REALLY wanted to head out to do Wildflower this year. I was really trying to talk myself into it, and she was helping. BUT--it's a Saturday, which means I'd have to leave Thursday morning. For teaching, I only get 3 personal days a year...and I used all three for Ironman. So, I'd have to use a "sick day," which is obviously not so ethical. AND--travel round trip would be somewhere in the range of $350, plus the entry fee, plus shipping my bike, etc. etc....and living on student loans and stuff this spring means it would be about a $1,000 weekend that I can't even really do without losing my job in the process or living in a cardboard box. So.....

No Wildflower for me. :(

I am INFINITELY jealous of her and everyone that can go. I wish I had more funds...but I love this job and unfortunately it doesn't allow for vacation time. (Except for those, uh, three months in the summer. I can't whine too much, here.)

ON A GOOD NOTE, I signed up yesterday for the Indy Mini Marathon! I wanted to do this last year but it closed before I could get in. Jacks is in, too! So we are TOTALLY going to rock that on May 5. Hopefully we can hang out with our friend Lush and maybe some other Nuthouse alums! I can drive there, I have a place to stay (I hope--Lush, uh, can I crash at your pad if you're reading this? hee hee), and it's ridiculously cheaper. So, there ya go.

But someday...I will get out to CA to do that race. Just not this year.

And now, I'm off to a tri-club meeting..I will leave you with this...

GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!

O-H........

18 comments:

Comm's said...

no wildflower for me either. I have a little race called Ironman Arizona a couple weeks before it.

Hermano said...

I-O!

TriBoomer said...

LBS pics please.

Stay tuned...

TriBoomer said...

errrrrr... ummm... make that LBD pics please. (Jeesh I need typing lessons.)

Habeela said...

Yes, every woman need a LBD and said dress should have been utilized after the day I had today because there's just no better ending to a week.

Wes said...

Wildflower isn't going anywhere. No suprise you make well thought out choices.

Run for Chocolate said...

From one teacher to another, I feel your 3 personal day/no self-chosen day off pain!

RunBubbaRun said...

I hear ya about the Wildflower thing. Tough decision, so many great races never enough time and to high a price sometimes... Hmm, As a Univ. of Miami Alumni, will come back one of these days to get back our glory days..

Wil said...

Arghhh, BUT I totally understand... it's not going to be the same w/o you sis!!!

OK, and hermano's lamb to dude pic is wigging me out um...a little...;)

Pharmie said...

I too feel your 3 days off, dear. I get 5...and no summer. Rock it this weekend!

TryAthlete said...

I know what you mean - after a week off work, I can't wait to get back either.

Your laptop/fuel belt comment made me squeal. Good luck on Sunday!

Cliff said...

oh i know TriBoomer so gonna say that...ha ;) b/c if he didn't, i would.

Decision has to be make....Wildflower..maybe is not now..but it can be in the future.

Triteacher said...

You get 3 personals?? *Jealous* - I get ONE, 1, Uno. (Oh yeah, plus summer. :)) Do the pants thing tomorrow.

21st Century Mom said...

I have negative PTO right now so I feel your pain there. I live 90 minutes from Monterey but ...well... I don't think I'd make the Wildflower cut offs - or so I am telling myself right now.

What is a mini-marathon? Is that just another name for a 1/2?

JenC said...

Yes, it has pants and you are going to rock them off! Have a great time!

By the way, it was awesome seeing you last night and this morning!

Rae said...

Good luck in the half!!!!! You're going to do great!

E-Speed said...

Oooh great celebration idea! YOu need to go shopping with me to get my own LBD. I don't have one that fits anymore!

Siren said...

I-N-I!! oh, wait...