Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tricks Are Not Funny At 4 a.m.

Andrew Carnegie and Harry Potter
Briar is actually going to be Jason Voorheefs for Halloween, but the 5th graders at school all were assigned a historical character to research. Today he had to dress up like A.C. and give a speech the students about his life. Bo is, ofcourse, your much-loved kids wizard that he knows every single thing in the world about. Are these fun times or what?!?!

Ok,this is bad. I'm just going to cut to the chase. I was supposed to meet Michele at 4:30 a.m. for a 12 mile run. I had a new route mapped out and everything. Holly even had water at the end of her driveway. So when my alarm went off at 4:00, I woke up, looked up at the clock on the cable box and saw "5:00". Not a good feeling. What happened was, I have one of those clocks that sets itself off the atomic clock. But it got confused, as did many I'm sure, and set itself back hour this past weekend instead of this weekend. I've been compensating for it by setting it an hour early, so far.

Until, last night....when I was running around cooking 3 desserts for different events today, and up until 10:30 practicing Briar's "Andrew Carnegie speech" that he has to give to the entire school today, getting together Bo's Harry Potter costume for today, etc. In all the madness, I forgot to make up the hour when I set the alarm and fell into bed, exhausted. When I saw 5:00, I knew that Michele surely had gone ahead with her run. I got up, and thought about just getting in as many miles as I could until 6:30. Then I just got mad at myself and went back to bed.

Sorry, Michele.

I'm not sure how I'm going to get that 12 miler in now. Perhaps I'll do 12 tomorrow instead of 5. And then go ahead with the 17 schedule for Friday morning (17 w/14@MP). We should finish up the 17 around 7:00 and then head SOUTH for PCB @ 8:00. The plan is to get there by 5:00 for our meetings at 5:00 and 6:00, then we're meeting up with Tac, Trimama, etc. @ 7:00. We are body markers and strippers for IMFL Saturday. And then Sunday we are going to sign the next year of our life away to IMFL '08. Yikes!

Goodluck to all those competing - IronJenny, TJ, IronGirl Nyhus, and the guys from the Excel Swim Club:Jere, Andy, Ken and Rebecca!! You guys rock!


Michele said...

Like I said no big deal. I had a good run this morning. For some reason I had a feeling you were not going to show up so I wasn't surprised.
Bo and Briar look great.
Remember...I NEED you Friday morning and there will be no make up time.

Phil said...

Now you understand why Arizona refuses to go onto Daily Saving Time. No need to change the clocks and get all confused. This year has been comical with the US and Canada deciding to switch to DST earlier than normal. Coming onto to DST, the US and Canada switched (except Arizona), Mexico switched a few weeks later and then Europe switched the following weekend. And everyone else around the planet says this makes sense. Go figure.

Bag the 12 miler and stick with the schedule. You can use the rest day.

Benson said...

Those 2 guys are awesome!
Beep, beep, beep...oops. Life, and training, goes on. An unplanned rest day is fine.
Have fun at IMFL and good on ya for committing to 08!

Rae said...

Love the costumes and the new header!! Have fun at IMFL!!

jkrunning said...

Love the new header. Good luck w/ the run.