Thursday, May 26, 2011

You Guys Are Just Too Awesome...

Today started out with a rather odd trip to Autozone.  For those who don't know, you can get Check Engine lights checked at Autozone for FREE!  I specifically buy my oil there for that very reason; I use their assistance often enough.  Anyways, I was driving around yesterday when my check engine light came on.  I wasn't able to stop in yesterday, so I headed over first thing today.  I go in and get someone to come out with the computer plug in.  And guess what?  The light's gone!  Where'd it go?  I have no idea.  I honestly thought it would turn back on when I went to leave, but thankfully is hasn't yet.  I'm pretty sure my car is a three year old that enjoys throwing temper tantrums. 

Then I went out to look for new running shoes.  I found a pair of Adidas that fit well, the Adidas Swyft Cushion.  The only thing was, I needed more room in the toe box, so I tried to order a size bigger but the computers were down.  So I went to another store and found a pair of New Balance I thought might work, but I'm holding out hoping that I can get the Adidas.  If they're still not able to order them by tomorrow, I think I'll just pick up the New Balance shoes and maybe see about getting the Adidas as a back up or alternate pair.  Who knows.  Either way, at least I'm back to buying sale and clearance shoes instead of up-marked, high-tech shoes!  haha  More money for food!

Let's see, what's next?  Oh, I had a meeting for Girl Scouts.  Yes, I'm still doing a bit of work for them, but nothing major.  Thankfully it was a beautiful day so we went to Starbucks and sat outside in the sun.

Then I went for a bike ride.  Since I'm going to be working during the day tomorrow and will be on the weekends as well, I figured I'd try to find a way to ride to work.  I google mapped the directions, made some alterations, wrote them down, and headed out.  Eleven point four miles later, I made it to work where I got greeted by "And here's Lance Armstrong himself!"  It's funny how people of different active backgrounds see each other's sports and workouts as incredibly difficult while think nothing of their own.  But overall, the roads were fine and I'm going to be up and out the door by 8AM tomorrow to be to work by 9AM.  Hooray for saving gas!  I just have to figure out a way to stop on my way back and pick up my new running shoes; haven't figured that out quite yet.

I got home after all of this, showered, ate a snack and decided that instead of heading to the gym to swim or out for a run, I should sit down and catch up on all of your blogs.  Three hours later, I don't even think I've made a dent!  haha  It gets more and more intriguing every week with new twists in your lives, new PRs or races, funny motivation stories, stories about your kids, stories about hard times you're going through, and even the simply one-picture posts of something hilarious from your day.  I'm sure you all can tell when I finally sit down to write the Week in Review because you start getting comments on last Friday's blogs and wonder "where the heck has he been for the last week?"  Yes, I live under a rock.  As long as the Earth is considered a rock and you call the Southern hemisphere "up."  Then I live under that very large rock. 

I'm into Monday's blog posts, so I'll finish them all tomorrow after work.   But let me just tell you, you're pure awesomeness puts me to work every week!  And I love it!!

Keep being awesome!




Stay fit.  Stay healthy. 

13 comments:

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Ha ha!! You make it sound like our blogs are like Days of Our Lives or As The World Turns....soaps for runners!! HA!!

So can you wear a backpack for picking up your new shoes? Ditch the box if your certain they will fit and work well? Or a cute little basket on the front would be cool...with a whit fluffy puppy in it!

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

I definitely agree with the basket and puppy look.

Mike said...

I've had similar good luck at Autozone. My wife or daughter (can't remember) went there for wiper blades and they put them on for her!

Cool you can ride to work. Love the Lance comment :-).

Richelle said...

Sometimes it is really hard to catch up with what all the bloggers I follow have been up to, but I enjoy it and enjoy reading about what they're doing. I enjoy your blog, too! :)

I love the Lance comment.

ajh said...

My engine light came on. I took it in for multiple stuff. Got it fixed. Two days later. It's back on.

Chelsea said...

I think your bike could definitely use a basket with a fluffy puppy, and maybe some streamers! Enjoy your ride to work today :-)

Stephanie said...

I wish I could stay on top of my reader!

Michael said...

I'm super impressed if you actually go back and catch up on everyone's old blogs. Sometimes if I get too far behind, I just give up and start from the top again. It is awesome to read about everything everyone is doing, but sometimes it's just too much for me between work, training, and of course life. But it is definitely a very fulfilling part of my day.


Have a great weekend!

Run with Jess said...

You are a hoot! Have a great weekend!

it's all about pace said...

+1 on the clearnace sale running shoes... I just wait until my model goes on sale/clearance.

and... keep riding! :-)

Cari Mugz said...

I LOVE Auto-zone just for that reason only :)
I love all the blogs too. It helps me feel somewhat "normal"

Tri-Living...Together said...

So glad I just found your blog!!

Summer Brooke said...

Lol your post are always so entertaining! Have A great Weekend!