Jan 15, 2008

Tales from a bipolar runner

Chapter 1 - But baby it's cold outside!

I got home from work at 6 o'something tonight. I run inside, peel off my coat, etc., run in to the bedroom, peel of my workclothes and strap on the HRM and start dressing to go outside.

MIKE: Uuuuummmmm.... what are you doing?
ME: Getting ready to go run! *goofy grin*
MIKE: Ohhhh... OK.

5 minutes later we find RunnerGirl in velvet yoga pants and a long sleeve t. No HRM or running clothes to be seen.

MIKE: Uuuuuuummmmm.... what are you doing?
ME: I decided that it is too cold and I am not going to run tonight. *crashes on bed*
MIKE: Ohhhh.... OK? *quizzical look on face*

Instead, we decide to go to dinner at Mongo's. We eat. We talk and laugh. We have a wonderful time. We come home.

I run into the bedroom, peel off my second outfit of the day. I put on said HRM and running clothes... yet again.

MIKE: Uuuuummmm.... what are you doing?
ME: I am going for a run!
MIKE: Ooooohhhhhhh.... OK.

I go out in pitch black icy cold and slick conditions (at nearly 9PM mind you)... run for 32 minutes... and return one happy and comfortably warm chica.

So yeah... there is nothing wrong with being a bipolar runner. :o) Right?

Pictures = proof!

This is me AFTER said 32 minutes in icy weather. :o) Horrible pic, but you know - whatev!

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Anonymous said...

Too funny. Loved this entry. :)

chia said...

Instantly craving Mongolian BBQ. Is that the particular restaurant you're referencing?

I went through the same thing on Saturday.

6 a.m. "I'm going for an early run."
7 a.m. "Let's go for coffee"
8 a.m. Still sitting home
9 a.m. "I'm going for a mid morning run"
10 a.m. Still shopping on the internet

This went on and on until 4p.m. when I finally caved and did a half hearted trot around the hood.

I'm convinced we're nothing less than brilliant.

Pat said...

way to get your run in. I think I need to email Mike about what to do when the love of his life rips her clothes of twice in one nite.

Dinner and running probably don't make the top two.

I'm just saying.

Stuart said...

Can't fault you for getting it done, although running after dinner for me is a real no no!

P.O.M. said...

I play that same game every night - but I play by myself. oops - that sounds wrong. ha ha.

TNTcoach Ken said...

I hate you! Now I have to go out in the cold and run. Thanks Chica.

Jenniferlyn said...

Ken, you may hate me now... but your gonna love me after the run!

Winter running is the BEST!!!!!