Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Busy, busy, busy

Things have been pretty busy and I've been awful about posting. So, here's a recap of what's been going on with me.

My program last week was a success, but it was a long couple of days. I was scheduled to run 6 miles on Wednesday, but since I didn't start until 11:30 pm (after a delicious, but very filling 5 course dinner and some great house red wine) I could only muster 4 miles. Morning came pretty early, as I had a 7:30 am meeting before the program began for the day. I was a bit concerned on Thursday morning when I woke up to the news that a terrorist act had been stopped in the middle of the night. Hmmm... what a great day to have to board an airplane. I didn't think much of it, the event went well and my clients were happy, and we had more than enough time to make it to the airport.

When I got there, I realized that somewhere betwen boarding the plane in Detroit and trying to leave Kentucky, I had lost my ID. Yes, I lost my picture ID on the worst possible day to be flying without one. Totally stressed out, I called both airports, the car rental, the hotel and tore apart my carry-on (which I ended up checking so I wouldn't have to throw out my expensive hair gel) in the middle of the Northwest check-in desk. After talking with some airport people, they told me I could get through with my work badge (with photo), a credit card and... my public library card. That's right. My public library card was my saving grace. They took me behind a plexi-glass wall, had me point out my belongings on the x-ray belt and basically strip searched me. Not ony did I feel like an idiot and that everyone was staring at me as if I was a suspect, but I felt horrible since I knew these poor people had a very busy and stressful day and here I was, misplacing my ID. They were really great about it, and were actually apologizing to me because they could tell I was so stressed. Finally getting through security, we ended up with more time on our hands than expected. Due to weather and a mechanical problem with our plane, our flight kept getting delayed. Thank goodness for airport bars!!!!! I finally got home around 12:30am - never so glad to be coming to Detroit.

After recovering from the trip, the weekend was great. On Sunday, I did a team tri with one of my old college roommates and a friend of hers. It was, by far, the coolest things I have ever seen. Last year I was starting to get interested in doing a tri, but due to the unexpected surgery, my plans got pushed back. I had a feeling that when I participated in the relay, I would want to do the whole thing. Yep, I have the bug and cannot wait to do one!! I'm thinking get through Detroit, do a spring marathon and then a tri next summer. We did the sprint distance and did quite well. Not sure of my splits yet, but I'm guessing somewhere between a 7:30-7:45 pace. Not too fast, but I was not warmed up nearly enough. It was difficult to do since I didn't know when exactly my teammate was going to come in. Well, that and I was super nervous. I had never done anything like this before, and it was the first race in over a year. My heart was pounding and I actually had trouble catching my breath for about the first quarter of a mile. The whole time I was trying to calm down and scolding myself for getting so freaked. After a bit, I got into the groove and started enjoying myself.

So, that's been pretty much my life lately. I am loving the cooler weather we're having right now. Had a really good 8 mile run yesterday and looking forward to a 12 miler tomorrow night. Then, this weekend is a girls weekend down in Pennsylvania. Three of us have been good friends since grade school, and haven't been together in awhile. Somehow, we always seem to get into trouble when we're all together. I. Can't. Wait!!!

3 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

OMG! I hope you were able to find the ID. Nice run!

Plus any new news with guy?

duenneschen said...

i totally agree with you on the weather!!! it's making the runs so much easier!!!

radioactive girl said...

Do the tri! You won't regret it! Except once you do the sprint tri, youa re going to want to do the olympic because I'm sure you will think the sprint is way too easy. It is extremely addictive!