Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What a Great Start to a Wednesday!!

I'm going to make a pre-emptive call and say that today is going to be an amazing day!

Who's with me?!

I've still got a full day of work ahead of me, but I'm already pumped about the day.  I woke up at 6:00AM which is tough when I can't get to bed until midnight and met Chelsea for an early swim across the lake.  Now, the following is not an actual picture of the lake we swam in (I forgot my phone at home), but it might as well have been because it looked exactly the same. 

Tell me that isn't an awesome way to start the day?!  After 20 minutes of delaying, delaying, delaying, we finally jumped in and swam across and back.  It was a bit chilly, but an awesome wake up.

After that, pessimism attempted to rear it's ugly head in the form of a check engine light.  *Pause* Let's just say that I'm not exactly a fan of my car.  It tends to like the check engine light; we quite strongly disagree with that form of enjoyment.  *Play*  I figured this might have to do with my temperature gauge going crazy lately.  I was wrong.  It's something different.  Yay multiple problems.  I didn't let that get me down though.  It's yet another reason to avoid the taper for this weekend's bike tour and continue to ride my bike to work!!  Take THAT faulty car!  (In hind sight, I'm curious as to whether the car is simply jealous and craving attention since I haven't ridden her much lately.)

While I was up in West Hartford getting the light checked, I figured I might as well swing by the grocery store.  That was a total SCORE!

We've all heard the saying "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."  Well, not to let the cat out of the bag, but this "man" sure loves his food!  My coworkers even make fun of how giddy I get when I know my break is coming up soon.  I scored some vanilla yogurt on sale, a couple cantaloupes, two ears of corn to go with hamburgers for lunch, and some extra special items!!

If you look closely at the top of the picture you'll notice two items that really don't belong on the athlete's diet list. 

I always thought I kicked my sweet tooth after having gone vegetarian/no dessert back in college.  Apparently it's back.  And with Funfetti cookie mixes (I didn't even know they made those!), you can't go wrong.  These were not only on sale, but they were on the rack full of random items that might as well have a sign saying "Take me home!" like the pet adoption centers.  $1 each.  Could you say "no" to that?  One might be gone by the time work comes around; no promises.

Then...  As I was walking out the door, I saw a table of books.  "What could this be?" I asked.  There was a book sale benefiting a food shelter.  I had actually been thinking lately how horrible it's been since the super discount book store closed near me (they had books at 75% off).  The next closest one is The Book Barn in New Haven (~45 min away).  Then all of a sudden there's a table of books for $1 at the local grocery store.  I perused and found a couple.

I'll admit that Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series wasn't my favorite though I did read all three just to make sure they all were the same, but Deception Point was awesome.  This one was worth $1 to test it out. 

So all-in-all, I might have a car that overheats quickly and has a faulty gas cap or evap emissions system, but I had a great swim today, have great food, cookie mix to last me at least two days, and a couple books. 

I'd call that a great start to the day!


1.  How has your Wednesday been going thus far?
If you haven't done much yet, do you have any plans for later?

2.  Have you ever read Digital Fortress?
Don't give away the storyline - just wondering what you thought.  Good?, bad?, eh?

3. How do you do with morning workouts?  
I know I've read your blogs about the struggles of getting up before the sun and how much it's worth it after the fact.

Stay fit.  Stay healthy.  Stay safe. 


Coy Martinez said...

I suck at mornings actually. I have a really grumpy period of getting up and then I'm fine once I'm out the door. Ick.

You shouldnt put all that food up like that if you've not gonna invite us all over ;)

Matthew Smith said...

I love funfetti! It makes eating so much better! Sorry 'bout the check engine light. Those always piss me off!

it's all about pace said...

I used to hate training in the morning... here is my story:

it's all about pace said...

I used to hate training in the morning... here is my story:

Stephanie said...

If I have to get up to work out alone before the crack o isn't happening! But the mom of two of my tots invited me to work out with her the next two weeks for free....the kicker is they work out at 5am. I agreed so now we see if I get any more motivated when someone else is waiting for me!

ajh said...

Looks like a good book sale. I have gotten up early 3 days in a row and been out there running by 6 or before. I had a good day- first official day for the start of our school year. At this point that is only teachers.