Monday, May 22, 2006

Lana Wins!

4:50 a.m. Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep...

Lazy Lana: Oh great. No way it's already time to get up. There is no way I can get up and go to the track like I said I would.

~hitting the snooze button~

4:59 a.m. Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep...

Lazy Lana: Ugh. I don't wanna go.

~turning the alarm off and fast forwarding the mind to 10:00 a.m.~

Lana: Do you see that? You are gonna hate yourself come 10:00 a.m. if you don't get up and go. It's Monday, and you're gonna screw up your entire week right here and now. Get your lazy butt up and go to the track!!

So I go ahead and get up, get dressed and ready, and head for the track.

Lazy Lana 0
Lana 1

I get to the track.

Lana: Atleast it's daylight out here nowdays, and not so dark you can't see your feet.

As I approach the track, I see a sign and a gate blocking the area I go normally enter.

Lana: What the??? Oh no. Michele told me Ronnie came a while back and it was closed. It can't still be closed!!!

~reading the sign that says "Track Closed for Maintenance and Repairs"~

Lazy Lana: You can still get another hour of sleep easily. Hurry - back to the car and back in bed....mmmm...don't that bed sound good right now?!?! You didn't want to do this in the first place, ya know.

Lana: I could climb the fence. Daddy would probably climb the fence. There's nothing wrong with that track now that wasn't going on 3 months ago when Michele and I were running around it in the dark. This is ridiculous. I wonder what time people arrive at the school...what's the worst they can do to me, tell me to leave? I'd sure hate to have to leave like 2 800's into my workout though.

Lazy Lana: Just go back to bed. You've got a perfectly good excuse.

Lana: Hhmmph. I guess I can run hills. Ugh. The Moonpie 10 Miler will be here soon...I need hills worse anyways I guess. Ok, hills it is.

~heading back to my car and driving over to the rec center~

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Lana 2

So I run the hills. I start at the rec center parking lot...jog about a quarter of mile over to the base of jail hill and get going. Up jail hill, over, down and up thrill hill, back down and up the other side of thrill hill, then back down jail hill and then repeat. When I got back to the bottom of jail hill again, I decided to go up it one more time out of respect for the RC Cola and Moon Pie run coming up. So, I did a total of 7 hills w/warm up and cool down jog, 3.14 miles in 30.11 minutes, 9:37 pace. I went into the rec center when I was done and did some ab work and some lunges, then went home and got my boys up to start the day.

Got to work, and at 8:45 coworker says "Are you going to get cake? Today is the birthday celebration." Once a month our company has a big birthday cake for everyone to celebrate all the workers' birthdays that month, and oh how I love that icing! I always go get a piece, but I have a specific reason that I could not do so today. I had ice cream last night, and swore to myself I would do better today.

Lazy Lana: They only have that cake once a month. You better go get a piece while you can. It'll be another month before they have it again.

Lana: If you go get that cake, you aren't gonna be able to fit into your triathlon suit for the Mach Tenn Tri. Mind over Matter. You don't really want the cake.

~telling the coworker to go on without me..."I'll pass this time."~

Lazy Lana 0
Lana 3

I'm on a roll now!!!! Whooo Hooo!!!!! So when lunch time came around and I looked out at the gray skies and wondered if it would rain while I was on the bike, I told Lazy Lana to take a long walk off a short pier. I went and got dressed, got on the bike, and rode 19.8 miles in 1:08:00...that averaged close to 17.7, but it would have been better if I hadn't taken the airport route back to the office...I ended up having to walk my bike through the gravels several times and screwed up my pace, but oh well. The bike ride was great. The hills seem to be getting just a little bit easier, and I have 2 workouts in the books already for this week.


Danny said...

Way to show who's boss!!

(On my end Lazy Danny's really kicking my butt!)

Steve said...

Great post!!

david said...

Yea Lana! (My problem is that everyday it is a struggle.)

The Running Diva said...

I can see it now. The show down of the century. Lana vs. Lazy Lana! Live on Pay-per-view!! (I don't think Lazy Lana stands a chance).

Great post - it is nice to know that other people feel the same way I do when that alarm goes off in the morning!

mouse said...

haha! I'm totally going to remember this post tomorrow morning when my alarm goes off early for me to do yoga. I cannot let lazy mouse win!

great job!

Brian said...

I hate "cake day" in our office! I am tired of people bugging me about eating cake!

Joe said...

Way to kick Lazy Lana's ass!

Michele said...

I LOVE it!!! Great workout and great post.
Man two workouts on a Monday, way to make the rest of us look like slackers!

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Great job showing Lazy Lana who is boss. I need to do that to Lazy Brooke.

DaisyDuc said...

Way to go girl! I can usually hush the I must work on my sweet tooth! It keeps getting the best of me!

E-Speed said...

Hmm my lazy won out this morning but turns out she was right because I didn't actually have a morning swim on the schedule! So I am not behind like I thought.

Great job on the workouts!

Robb said...

It's a battle to crawl out of bed so early - but you won!! It's good that you were flexible enough to switch from track to hills. Nice work.

Papa Louie said...

Not bad workouts for a lazy monday!
* I would have jumped the fence.
* No thanks for the cake.
* Next time take the airport route.

Rae said...

great job with the workouts!! i don't see how you guys get up SO early!!!!