This morning was a big-time fail. I had planned to get up early and get a swim in before my class at 9:30 so when I woke up at 7 and saw that it was raining cats and dogs outside (or as they say in the South, “pouring the rain down”) I was hesitant to go. You know when you feel like you should listen to your gut but don’t? Yea, I should have this morning. I decided to get up, put on my Hunter’s and rain jacket and brave the weather. As I was driving to the pool it started to storm. At that point I thought, “maybe I should turn around?” But I kept going. About 3 blocks from the pool traffic really started to pile up on the road. “Man! I should’ve turned around!”, I thought. After waiting for about 30 minutes in bumper to bumper traffic (there was an accident), I finally got to the pool. When I walked in the check-in girl told me that the pool was closed due to lightening. URGHGHhhh. That’s what I get for not listening to my gut. At that point I only had about 45 min to drive back home and change before class. It took me another 30 min to get back (just so you know I only live 1 mile from the gym) and by the time I got back there was no way I was making it to class. OYE, a comedy of errors. Epic Fail.
I decided I needed a “redo” on the day. I got back in bed and slept for another 2 hours (oooh it felt gooood) and woke up refreshed. Now this was how the day was supposed to start! I took Sophie for a little walk and vowed to go swimming later this evening after my spin class. For motivation I put on one of my favorite t-shirts.
I won this t-shirt from the Boston Marathon expo Saucony booth when I ran last April (the back says Boston Marathon 2010 🙂 ). I love it because it reminds me that the training and daily hard work is the most rewarding!!
Because class was a wash (no pun intended), I decided to head on over to Cville Coffee to do work. I’ve mentioned a few times before that I like to do my work at Cville Coffee, a local coffee shop in McIntire Plaza. I like it here not only because it has really good tea and yummy food and because it has a ton of places to sit; I mostly like it because it reminds me of my absolute favorite coffee shop Madison, the place I used to do all my work in undergrad: Electric Earth. I still dream about their amazing chicken salad sandwich with grapes and cranberries. Mmmm.
For now, Cville Coffee will have to do. I always like to sit at the same table (same as I always like to run on the same treadmill). I guess I’m just a creature of habit!
It’s funny that the picture above makes it seem like noone else is here. Unfortunately it is usually packed full of people.
Another reason I love it here is because they always have freshly baked cookies that are enormous! I come here so often, the guy behind the counter knows me and sometimes he brings me out a freshly baked cookie for free (perks to being a weird workaholic at a coffee shop!!!). They also have homemade granola which is amazeballs!
Here’s to hoping the rest of today goes off without a hitch. I’ll let y’all know how it goes a bit later 😉