Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Good Like Sweat

Well here I was all ready to sit down and write a post about how fantastic my run yesterday was. It was seventy-five degrees (I know!!) and sunny and hot hot hot and let me tell you, I just soak that stuff UP. Yes, sweat and all. There are few things in life that are really worth it if you don't even break a sweat, right? I mean, there's running, eating, drinking, laughing, kissing, singing in the car, dancing in the car- all a little better when it's hot.

But back to why instead of writing about my run yesterday, I cannot. I'm all scatter-brained and, as my Grandmother would say, full of piss and vinegar. I've got a mere ten hours and counting until I have to have my butt in a coach class seat headed East and I haven't packed a thing!

In those first two paragraphs, I got up twice to a) get a snack and b) get another snack. Heh. Clearly I'm in no shape to be all mushy and lyrical over my absolutely beautiful and sweaty run yesterday, right? And you might say it's pre-race jitters but you know, I've never really had pre-race jitters. I only get nervous about two things before a race: that I won't be able to go pee enough times before the starting gun goes off and therefore will ruin the whole thing from the start or, that I will forget something that's important like Gu or Body Glide and then bonk and chafe- ouch! Other than that, I'm always good. I know, barring serious interruption, I'll get myself across that finish line eventually so meh, whatever. I don't freak out.

The little ball of energy I am now, rather, is pre-friend freak out. Pre Spring Break '07 freak out, actually. I'm just so excited to land in a different city, hop off a plane (with my luggage, please airline, please), and see my friends and hang out for a few days and deal with nothing consequential. The house we'll be waking up to in the morning has an ocean view, a pool table and a hot tub. We've billed the trip as Spring Break '07: Like Spring Break '97 But a Lot Less Stupidity and a Lot More Money which I think is a good thing because instead of phrases like "dude, I am NEVER doing that again" it'll be more like "dude, I am not even going to try, I have to run in the morning." Those introspective walks on the beach will consist of thoughts like "are you taking that job offer in Toronto?" rather than the post-hangover pep talks of "yes, I swear he said he likes you! Who cares if he was kissing Beth, he wrote a song for you! He likes you!" As good as those days were, it's sort of nice to know we won't ever have to choose between drinks or food again.

I plan on packing the tech gear (dang, I am nerdalicious), mostly for picture downloading and sharing purposes, but as for blog posting, I don't know what will happen. I'll either be missing for a few days or updating with something like "You wouldn't believe what Jeff did yesterday! At 8:00 he had one beer and then, an hour later, HE WENT TO BED. This trip is off da hook, y'all!"

Either way, all the best to all of you. Get out there and do some sweating.

12 comments:

justacoolcat said...

75? Grrrr.

If it were 75 here travelling would be the last tihing on my mind. I'd be playing in the dirt working on the garden.

Since you are leaving 75 for some fun; have a great trip!

JustRun said...

Dude, sorry. And tomorrow it's going to be 50 (but I won't be here for that).

Backofpack said...

Run on barefoot on the beach and dance in and out of the waves while your at it, then find bare, clean sand and be the first to run through it, leaving behind your footprints. It's so much fun!Have a great trip now, ya hear?

Bre said...

I am so jealous of your vacation plans!

And also of that fabulous weather ;)

e.b. said...

Super jealous of Spring Break vacations.

Have a fabulous time and try not to make too many mistakes. Wink wink.

Danielle said...

Ah, I'm jealous, both of your temps and the fact that you'll be at the ocean soon...can I sneak along?? Ah spring break...

runliarun said...

You say this is going to be a grown-up outing, everybody moderate in consumption, minding the schedules of next day, sticking to well made-plans, and generally sensible, tame, and mature? Oh, wish I could see this...

Joe said...

Hilarious! That whole damn post was off da hook!

Sempre Libera said...

"nice to know we won't ever have to choose between drinks or food again."

Hahaha! Have a fabulous, well-fed time!

skinnylittleblonde said...

My mom would say that you are acting like a 'silly bird'... flitting from one distraction to another ;)
Good luck to you! Enjoy the wonderful 70's....they come and go all too quickly!

egan said...

I start melting when it gets above 75.

Sweat is very good. Nothing like the taste of salt on skin. Shit, is that too honest?

GirlGoyle said...

I sweat, bonk and chafe too...just not when I run. Sorry...I couldn't resist! Your trip sounds awesome and at this point in my life I'll take the 8PM beer and sleep by 9 than drink all night and worry about Jeff kissing Beth. heh! How life changes. Have a ball!!! Looking forward to the pics.