The rest of the week consists of going in and leaving work early. I am SO glad it’s like this. Yesterday was gorgeous. I had my running gear smashed into my work bag and was determined to get straight to the trail as soon as I left work. And I did. And it was crowded. But that worked to my advantage. I started with some squats. Sort of. Really, it was me pulling the hover move because I really had to pee before I started and the restrooms were still closed for the season. So all that was left was a lone porta potty that had pee all over the seat. Not ideal. But like I said, the hover move warmed up some of the quad muscles.
Anyways, I decided to stick with just one loop around the track. I ended up running 2.8 miles with an 8:11 average pace. Not bad! I probably have a guy to thank for that. I was doing my thing when he passed me. I watched him slowly creep ahead and then said, “screw it, I know I could keep his pace.” So I did. For about a mile. Then I said, “screw it, I could totally pass him.” So I did. And then I said, “screw it, I could totally kick his ass.” So I did. Thanks for making me pick up my feet a little more, Mr. Random Running Dude.
And now I have a bone to pick. I was the one to run out during lunch to run errands and pick up the cake for my boss’s birthday. So I decided to grab a salad at the building next door (they have a cafeteria, too- which I consider better than the one in our building).Love their salad bar options. LOVE them. I was all about carrots, squash, garbanzo beans and some sunflower seeds. My problem? My problem that also occurs at my building’s cafeteria? The salad dressing. The options blow. They blow hard. It’s all creamy dressings. And it’s not like it’s “low fat”. It’s the serious stuff. Unless you want olive oil. And I don’t like plain olive oil on salad. Sometimes I remember to bring in my own dressing. But I don’t think that should be necessary if I’m already paying to eat their salad. Don’t get me wrong- I don’t have anything against creamy dressing. I love me some ranch. And caesar. And I’ll use them from time to time(which I did today). But sometimes, I’d just like to have a simple vinaigrette. Or lower fat option of any kind. It might be a wise option to throw in there. Because there’s still those people out there that load up on all this veggie goodness and then drown it in ranch. And I mean DROWN it. But think because it’s “salad”, it has to be healthy- no matter what. I know a lot of people like this. And it just bugs me. Sometimes I just want to say, “dude, you would have been better off with the burger”.
It’s the little things that irk me sometimes. Like I said, I’m totally ok with having it in moderation. I just want another option. Gah. Stepping off my soap box now. Because I’m pretty sure I fit a few little “irklings” in there to vent about when I only met to discuss one.
Oh the places where my mind goes…
I finished my Michael Pollan book. The last section of “food rules” (more like guidelines to follow if you choose) was my favorite. Some of the things he had to say were an interesting thing to think about. Such as “avoid foods that make health claims” because of how processed this food could be. I was also a fan of “don’t get your fuel from the same place your car does”. That’s pretty self-explanatory. I think I’ve said it before, but I really enjoyed his writing style more than anything. Totally recommend the book- it can open your eyes to some new things.
Next on the list? Pure entertainment. I have a desire to read Chelsea Handler’s new book. I was talking about it at work and one girl said she had the second book and let me borrow it. So I’ll be reading Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. I love her humor, so I figured I’d give it a shot.
And yeah, I still had a piece of cake. After we all crowded into the break room- Office Space style. It had green icing on it. My tongue turned green. Bright green. Which was concerning. Happy St. Patrick’s Day…And now the holiday is over and we’re already a day away from the weekend! Getting up today was a little easier than yesterday. Part of that was due to the fact I went to bed a little earlier (a little after 10:00). Just call me grandma.
Don’t worry, Vince. I won two of those Love mugs in my gift basket from Jaime’s shower. We can have matching cups of coffee tomorrow if you’d like…
Have a good one- we’re almost to the weekend!
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