Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library

On and off snow all day today. On the ride home from work it turned into big fluffy flakes. So beautiful. The temps were above freezing so it wasn't sticking to the road or sidewalk. There was no reason not to do a one mile run.

I've been trying to go right after work during the week before anything else distracts me. So after a quick hello to Dave, I changed and headed out the door. I felt really good too. I was noticing how unusually easy it felt and settling into dedicate the run when suddenly from the depths of my brain a little voice said "You have a 5:00 p.m. appointment with the library director today!"

Ok, I knew that. I noted it on the calendar this morning. I even spent a bit of my lunch hour today preparing for it. Yet, I came home and ran instead. What's up with that?

No time to figure it out. I was about 1/4 mile from the house. I sprints back home. I wasn't wearing a watch, nor did I have my phone, but I know this was the fastest quarter mile of my life. Late is not my thing. I had to hurry.

I usually walk in my house from work between 4:30 and 4:45. I must have been early today because it was only 4:51 when I came back in. I tore into the house calling out to Dave what happened tearing off running clothes as I ran upstairs. I changed into regular clothes. The run was only half a mile so I hoped if I left my coat on when we met maybe she wouldn't notice I was sweating a little from the sprint. It was 4:55 as I started putting on my hat and coat. I grabbed my phone ........

And noticed the indicator light was on. Yup, you guessed it. There was text from the library director. Could we change our appointment to Wed due to the weather? I texted back "Sure".

Feeling equal parts foolish and proud I changed back into my running clothes and ran a mile. Foolish for forgetting the appointment (which was important to me) and proud for making my run a priority.

I get credit for 1.5 miles today and I did 3 minutes of planking after my run. Yay me!

Keep smiling and Keep moving


  1. Yay you is right!!! Good job! Although I find myself curious about the meeting with the library director - made me think of 'If I ran the zoo' - i think running the library might be your second favorite job of all time (after the job you already have and enjoy so much).

  2. I will explain the meeting with the library director after I find out what might come of it. However, it does NOT involve running the library. :)