17 November 2008

"Here it goes, here it goes, here it goes, again" --OK Go

[OK Go demonstrating proper treadmill avoidance technique.]


You are a bad influence. Yes, you are. Stop smirking.

I had a day off and nothing I had to do and my car was in the shop for an oil change so I couldn't even go anywhere. I thinks to myself, I thinks "Hey, this will be a great day to get on that treadmill and get some running in!"*

I present to you: My Day Off

8:05 Open eyes. It's sunny! Look at that!

8:06-8:30 Morning ablutions.

8:31 Great day to exercise! This is going to be wonderful! I'll just do a quick log in and see if anyone has sent me any messages or commented on my blog and then right to it!

11:30 Well, I seem to be caught up on my Google Reader. Jeez, it's late. Hm... I'm starting to get hungry. NO! Exercise before you eat so your "after" weight will be lower. Oh, look, Lbluca77 just updated her blog...

11:50 I should exercise. Hm, maybe I've been neglecting Hubby. Call Hubby at work. Ask what he's doing. He's clearly busy. I dawdle. He asks if he can call me later. Whatever.

11:52 Hm. Guess I have to exercise. Wow, look! The hamper is almost full. My favorite jeans are in the hamper. I might want to wear those. I might as well start a load of laundry. That won't take long and it can be going while I'm running.

12:00 Look at all this stuff. I should really clean up around here. Hey, look at all the updates on the Reader...

12:55-1:03 Hubby calls to ask what I wanted earlier. I've got nothing. He's gotta go to a meeting. I dawdle. He's now late for his meeting. I dawdle. He hangs up. Whatever.

1:04 Ooo, I've got an idea for a post! I'll just sketch it out real quick...

2:40 Gotta go to the bathroom.** How come I still have to go even though I haven't eaten anything yet? Stupid.

2:45 Oh, yeah, laundry! Guess I better do a load switch...

2:55 Biggest Loser is on tonight. I'd so be voted off for not exercising. Jillian would so be in my face. I am the Biggest Loser but, you know, if it had a bad connotation. Jeez, Jillian is so freakin' buff. So is Bob. They're like crazy in shape. Wonder if Jillian has a web-site...

3:30 Briefly consider buying Jillian's exercise DVD. Laugh at myself. Wonder if Rs27 has posted yet... He has!

4:30 Man, it's already starting to get dark outside. That sucks. I hate this time of year. Guess I should start to work a dinner plan...


Okay, it wasn't quite that bad. I did get on the treadmill around 1:00 and I managed to run a measly mile and a half. I'm not exactly proud of it.

I blame you. You really need a lot of attention, don't you?



* Don't be impressed. I do half-mile intervals and not even a lot of those these days. It's mainly to keep the grilled cheese love handles in check.


** I am not your typical woman.*** I can go for many hours, sometimes all day, without feeling an urgent need to go. I'm just not needy like that. I feel like it balances out all the ridiculously needy things I do in other areas of my life. Yes, it does. Yes. It does.

*** But you knew that, didn't you?

17 comments:

charlotteharris said...

I own Jillian's DVD... funny I bought it specifically for days like the one you describe, when I just can't seem to get my ass in gear to get out the door to the gym.

Narm said...

Can you write a book titled, "How to not have to pee every 30 seconds and live longer because your boyfriend won't murder you"?

AbbotOfUnreason said...

Nothing like using the threat of exercise to get the laundry done. Good job!

Kate said...

I figure I've done my very best to get the clothes and the shoes in the car. So even if I don't go after work like I plan on. All. Day. Long. I've accomplished something. Like planning on going...

LiLu said...

The lengths I will go to to avoid exercising are border-line astonishing, truly. Like, today? It's Monday. I don't work on Mondays. They suck enough already.

GreenCanary said...

Days off are not made for exercising. They're made for napping and snacking. Didn't you see the memo?

Kristen said...

I'm totally with greencanary.

You shouldn't exercise on a day off.

It's not good for you.

Herb of DC said...

I've reached the stage of life where doing laundry IS exercise.

Sad I know.

rs27 said...

My posting made your day off diary?

I have officially made it.

Mike said...

I think when you do anything, you are avoiding something else that's worse. What are you avoiding when you actually DO exercise?

Matt said...

I have to admit, I have such a celeb crush on Jilian...She's totally hot when shes being a bitch to them.

LBluca77 said...

Everyone should immediately stop what they are doing every time I update my blog. I am writing to congress about this becoming a law.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Sounds like a great day to me!

P.S. My word verification? jimbinne Maybe that's a hint on imbibe the next time you have an exercise day?

Reya Mellicker said...

We do need your attention, so go ahead and use us as your excuse any time you want!

I love the word "ablutions" almost as much as the word "hubby." Your vocabulary rocks.

Reya Mellicker said...

So glad you've had the blogger happy hour experience. Bloggers are extraordinary, really they (we) are!

Kristin said...

It sounds like a great day to me.

lacochran said...

CharlotteHarris: Let me know if you'd recommend it.

Narm: Having a little episode, are we?

AbbotofUnreason: Good reframe! I'm feeling better, thanks.

Kate: Yeah! Small steps...

Lilu: Nice to have company in my procrastination.

GreenCanary: I'm clearly on the wrong distribution list.

Kristin: Thanks, but WWJD? (What Would Jillian Do?)

Herb of DC: The Abbot says we're accomplishing something. Good job!

Rs27: My posting got you to the "officially made it" stage? I have arrived.

Mike: It's too terrible to talk about.

Matt: I'd do her. And I'm straight.

Lbluca77: Can you make it a Federal holiday?

J.M.Tewkesbury: It's a sign from the universe! But does it have to be Jim Beam? Oh, what the hell. I'll adjust.

Reya: Thanks! I'm counting on you to distract me. And you should have joined us for HH. Would have been even better!

Kristin: Just because I whine doesn't mean I hated it. :)

November 18, 2008 2:21 PM