Friday, May 19, 2006

The aftermath of my Wed. workout...and other tidbit

Wednesday night after the hill workout I got home around 9. Like I said, I was exhausted and just ready for bed. I grab a much-needed shower and my husband asks what we are having for dinner. I tell him I am too tired to care so he asks if Wendy's is alright, to which I agree. See Wendy's is always our easy meal compromise. We can go there and he can eat a burger and fries if he likes and I can opt for the healthy menu with a chicken grill and side salad.

We get in the car but I tell him to drive b/c my back is hurting.

After ordering the husband goes to grab his biggie sized Hi-C fruit punch. I am not sure if the lid was not on right or if he grabbed it wrong but it went everywhere inside the car and on him. Thank goodness I was tired because at this point I did not even care. He wiped what he could down with a few napkins and complained about being clean and now everything on him being soaked. I said don't worry about it, I needed to clean the car anyway, even though I knew I may be slightly frustrated in the morning driving a sticky car. Oh well, I was tired and happy to get back home to eat my food, pet my animals and fall asleep on the couch watching tv.

At 12:30 I wake up and look at my husband and tell him I am heading to bed. He goes to let the dog out before joining me. He comes up a bit later and wakes me up to tell me my car lights did not go off. What? I never even turn them on since they are automatic. Knowing my car battery would die I drag my butt out of bed. I am so tired. I have no idea what the problem is. Now I am beginning to get aggravated. It is just my low beam front headlights on, not the rear lights. After trying everything I have no idea of what to do. My husband thinks to pull the fuses out for them and tells me that we will have to take it to the shop in the morning. Morning gym session is out as I have no headlights now....but at least the battery won't die.

I lay back down in bed. Now I can't sleep. Just great, what about work? I am so frustrated that it takes me forever to go back to sleep.

I get up early after a restless night to start cleaning my car and call the office to take the morning off. It is such a peeve of mine to waste time off work if I am not enjoying it, so this annoys me. After cleaning up the fruit punch I wake up my husband and tell him that he needs to follow-me to the dealership. He rechecked the fuses but nothing has changed. We head to the shop and stop by his parents to borrow a car. Thankfully I had a little time before I had to get to work so I tried to get rid of some of my frustration with a run. I needed that! I showered and finally headed to work in his mom's ride. The shop called and said that it appeared there was a short in the switch and they were not sure why....I WONDER, could it be Hi-C fruit punch???? Oh well, I am just thankful this is my major complaint of the day! It will all be fixed today and I guess the series of events is all just kind of wacky, but that is just par for the course for the way things typically go for me.

This one is for you Eric....I suppose I should mention that I was lucky enough to have won a really great prize this week. Our Cleveland Triathlon Club put on 2 duathlon races this spring which I participated in. They awarded the top male and top female a full season pass to all races put on by Fat Rabbit Racing Somehow the lucky female recipient just so happened to be me. It is hard to believe and I am extremely grateful. So this made my day Monday when I found out. This week I have been giving some thought to revising my schedule and races that I intend to do. So I am sure changes will be coming! Very cool prize! Again I am so thankful to the du volunteers, Fat Rabbit Racing and this wonderful Cleveland Tri club that I am a part of!


TriSaraTops said...

YES! That is SUCH a great prize!


I'll be a little "busy" on September 10th :) but if I wasn't I'd be doing it--it is soooo fun! The run is challenging but fun--lots of it is on SAND dunes! WHOA! But the swim is such a crazy experience (jumping off a ferry into Lake Erie with 200 of your closest friends and swimming to shore)--you should do it!

E-Speed said...

a whole season of free racing? Holy Cow! That is freaking awesome!

Running Rabbit said...

Ahh! Thanks for stopping by! Car problems SUCK!! I hope it all works out. But at least you were able to run!

Love your pic BTW!

Eric said...

That's right girl......what's the point of doing well and not telling people about it. You earned that prize and now people can see how hard you have been working.

Simply Awesome.

Michele said...

That is an AWESOME prize, congrats!!!! I would be revising my race schedule too.

Lana said...

Congratulations! That sounds like a great award!

qcmier said...

Great job with the Du's. What a nice little reward for being so strong and consistent. Keep it up!!!

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Mojo said...

So you were #1 girl??? You need to shout about that shit! That's awesome!

It's also cool you determined that Hi-C was the problem with the fuse. Sleuthy.