|The School Night Badge|
Your congrats for the badge is, "Checking-in after 3am on a school night? Well done!" Well, it would be cool, except do you know where I was? At the gym, at 459 AM!!!!
Something is really wrong is really wrong with me that I would go there so early! So D and I decided to run.
We both decided to run 3 miles so we were in the same room.
Nothing was really exciting about the run. About a mile in, I decided to run 5 miles. I am a frequent checker of all things around me, so I was looking all around at my towel, my water bottle, my Gatorade bottle, and my HRM Watch. At 20 minutes I checked the HRM, and it was 160ish. Around 25 minutes, more people had arrived and D was done. I waved bye to him and looked around at the people and my feet. I watched some Psych. You know, occupied some space. At 34 minutes I looked at my watch. I saw this.
Ugh. Then it became a whole thing. I hit all the buttons, and nothing happened. This has happened once before and I knew I had to take the back of the watch off, but I certainly couldn't do it here. And I was doing 5 miles on the treadmill that I have to restart at 60 minutes. I have no pen. I have no phone (in the car). How am I going to remember all these numbers? That took me to 39 minutes. I checked the watch again. Still...
What to do. OK. Run for 10 more minutes and then think of a plan. So I did. It involved a lot of looking at this.
Can you believe it never changed? So I got up to 49 minutes and realized on was on pace to get a fast-for-me 5 miler. Of all the days!!!! So I decided I would watch the clock and the mileage and the calories on the tread mill. I hit stop at 53:00, 4.19 miles and 603 calories. I then restarted the treadmill.
I quickly calculated I had to run .81 miles (this actually took me .1 mile to figure out because I was trying to remember 603 and was confusing myself). Once I got that, I kept looking at the calories. Damn 22:38/165!!!!! The minutes ticked away and I finally reached .81 miles and I hit stop on the treadmill.
I ran 5 miles in 63:40, and 738 calories. I started my .5 miles walk at 3 mph (so I knew it would take 10 minutes) and kept repeating 63:40 738. I watched more Psych. When I was done, I left and texted D 5/6340/738 so I could remember. I know he just chalked it up to his nutso wife.
I sat in a meeting at work and looked at my watch. I saw
Gah! Luckily I found mini-screw drivers and took the battery out and back in.
All is well in the world!