Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Make it work!

So here is a  little sliver of daily life from the other day....

For those that don't know me incredibly well, I need to keep my sh$t organized : so what that really means is at night I need to have packed lunches for the 2 tiny humans, make sure mia's uniform is all ironed up, have Brayden's clothes out, pack my work bag, pack my lunch bag, and pack my gym bag (if I am not able to get my workout in at 5am due to Keiths travel). All these bags need to be ready to go and basically lined up like a military camp, so that i don't have to think about it in the morning -to minimize the crazy (which there is always a healthy dose of that to go around every morning anyway). Ok so stuff lined up and packed-now I need a final work check of email/vmx to make sure i am not missing anything critical ...which, I have no idea why I think that I would -but it's my anxiety of not knowing....thats about work hour 14 of the day...finally some sleep...zzzzzzzzzz

So the day starts (earlier than I even want to share)-I get ready in a flash with suit, ponytail and a little makeup and off to school the kiddies go by 730 and I am on my way for the day-this particular day Keith was traveling so my workout would have to wait until pm-otherwise I like to get that stuff done at 5am before my body realizes wtf just happened!!!!!

so go through a long day at work-and now it's time To get in a quick run before I get bray from daycare (god, why can't they keep them till like 8???) anyhoo...I know I am on limited time So I show up at equinox and get changed as fast as I can...wishing they had a phone booth outside to change like superman bc it may be I am in the locker room and while i took painstaking detail to ensure I had the best playlist possible, I forgot the minor detail of my sports bra and socks----holy crap!!!


No sports bra for me is a serious predicament for this "D" lightful lady...good grief!!! Wtf??? Oh and I forgot this point I might as well either run in my business suit or just bag it and go get some ice cream:) but NO!!!! If I don't get this speed workout in for the week, I am screwed! So I need to make the best of it and just do it anyway...and I can't spend any more time thinking about it bc I only have so much time to begin with...  sounds glamorous, no????

I decide to go for it and just resign myself to the fact that I will have blisters and my chest ...well...that's just gonna be a hot mess...literally. The good news is that I have several good tunes to take my mind off all of this madness...let's go..

So I decide that I am going to play a game and do a 6mile speed workout as fast as I can....with half and quarter mile repeats.

So about halfway in, my heart rate is 182 (yeah, I remembered my hr monitor but forgot my bra...don't judge me!!!) and I am Getting faster ...but I am thinking that this no sports bra situation is getting more grave by the half mile...

I finally finish the speed workout and my first thought is that I DEFINITELY should have been a DJ bc those tunes were bad ass!!!! My second thought is that ..holy crap...that was my fastest run in a looooong time! And 3rd thought is that i do feel better that I did matter what my blistered, chaffed areas may be saying:)

Point being...there were lots of things working against me here- and after a long day of dealing with bs at work-a wardrobe malfunction was the last thing i needed...

BUT...I HAD to get this run in, and you do what you need to do to ensure it gets completed....there were 100 reasons why i could have decided to turn around and go home....but only 1 important one why I should stay and finish it...

And what I learned about myself was that the 1 is all I need:):):)

And after picking up the kids I realized that I was grateful for having done it bc my endorphins kicked in and I wasn't as nearly as annoyed as I usually am with the kids' whininess at dinner....
I say -good for them!!!!

So while there are sooooo many variables in a day...make and plan the time to do whatever exercise you love to do for at least a little while each matter what.. because in reality, the only "bad" workout is the one you choose NOT to do.  You will surprise yourself with what you can actually get done in a day...that is a promise.

 And trust me, I have enough guilt in my life, I don't need to know that I made a conscious decision to skip the workout for the day!! As an Italian, I think that is why I have so many Jewish friends- so much in common-- LOT OF FOOD, LOT OF GUILT:)


  1. Great post! As someone with a large chest, I am thoroughly impressed you went ahead with your workout...not sure I would have been able to do the same.

    1. its always a hot mess but we do it!!! because really, what's the alternative, right?? so funny

  2. Sometimes a good speed workout is all you need to solve a crap day! Nicely done, in spite of all the drama!

    1. Thx Kate-- I always find too that no matter what the workout ends up being...its never regretted! funny how that works!

  3. I haven't made my runs this week, thanks for the motivation to get it in tomorrow no matter what! I'm going to make the time at lunch and run, alone if I have too! Great post!! P.S. I totally forget stuff too, drives me crazy!

    1. its an insane life we live!!!! hope you have been getting them in.... i did pushups around my house the other day with jumping lunges and called it a day....sometimes thats all i get!!! ha...

  4. OOOh, girl...You cracked me up! So glad I found your blog. BTW, I call it genetic guilt ;)
    Great job on the run...sans sports bra? That should be like a handicap in golf; you should get some time taken off or something!

    1. Yes!!!! time taken off would be 5 whole minutes would make a I am down for that:) thx for reading.

  5. Brilliant. So rad.
    You made AWESOME happen.

    Of course you did!

    Now, extra bra in the car, with the lip balm, socks and xtra pair of running shoes in a bag in the trunk.

    Onward and upward, always.
    Founder, GOTRIbal

    1. Tayna! Thx for your comments!! It takes a village...and by that I mean to pack all my bags the night before for me and my kids!!!! I can always count on an adventure...and really, that's what makes it interesting!