gooood monday morning, friends!
are you all ready to face the day? rarin’ to go? i love mondays – it’s my “crazy day,” as i call it because i am at both stores, and i wouldn’t have it any other way.
saturday evening, i planned out my to do list for sunday. a, b, c, d, e…and so on. i had a really detailed schedule all set up, and was super-keen to tackle the day because it was going to include a new experience! i even thought out how i would multi-task by watching/listening to the nyc marathon online, while going about completing said new experience.
well, guess what? sunday ended up taking off in completely different directions. i’ll explain…
the only thing set in stone was my work shift: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. after that, it ended up working out really well to give the storage area in the condo casa basement a much needed and long-procrastinated-upon purge and cleanse. that went really well, and took less time than anticipated – but it hadn’t been on THE LIST. no matter – feels good to have that task done!
then, i researched how i could watch the marathon online sunday eve. i checked out the universal sports website – as best as i could tell, they had broadcasted the race live, only [and i don’t think you can watch this site in canada??]. drat. so i had to content myself with reading news headlines. a new course record was set in the men’s race! [mom and dad, i should have gone with my original idea of pvr’ing the televised coverage on your tv!].
then, i decided to go for a walk through waterloo park – we were blessed with gorgeous weather this weekend! i couldn’t pass up the opportunity for some sunshine and fresh air.
then, i had to stop for groceries. i got sidetracked, and ended up buying a christmas present (can’t say what or for whom). hadn’t planned on that, but the amazing sale price sealed the deal!
then, i came home. by this time, dusk was falling, thanks to the time change. my circadian rhythms are off because of turning the clocks back, and it truly felt later than it was. so i shelved the “new experience” idea. it involves a tradition that i love and adore, but i want to feel excited when i execute it. so the revised plan is to complete this project on tuesday – it should work out (barring unforeseen tangents).
so, i happily puttered/frittered away last evening by doing a bit of cleaning, checking hamilton race results since i knew a number of people running in those events, and diddling with an artsy-fartsy creative *something* for an upcoming celebration.
what a go-with-the-flow day! basically nothing on the saturday eve list got accomplished…yet, a lot DID get done, and it was a great day!
(for sunday, november 6): yesterday i was thankful for the fact that my friend, “a,” was successful in his attempt to register online for next year’s ironman florida race on november 3, 2012! “a” has completed this event twice in the past, and has come oh-so-close to qualifying for a spot in hawaii (the “boston” of ironman events). i sincerely doubt i will ever attempt a try-a-tri, let alone an ironman…yet i am so intrigued by this event. “a” has raced imfl twice in the past, and after each of those races, he has been very good about letting pummel him with questions and granting my requests for minute-by-minute race details. i also thoroughly enjoy listening to his training regimen (brick workouts! six hour rides on the bike trainer!) without having to actually do anything, myself. let the training begin!
triathlon: rank the three disciplines in order of your personal preference: me – i think #1 is pretty obvious, by now, eh?! i used to be a pretty good swimmer when i was younger…now i don’t like being cold and i don’t like being wet – those factors are a bit of a hindrance, wouldn’t you say?! and i am actually very scared of my bike. cycling makes me feel very unsafe – both because of my (lack of) skills and traffic. the triathlon very much fascinates me, though!