Friday, February 13, 2009

The Almost-Lost Workout

I had a busy morning planned today. Here is what was supposed to happen:

8:00 Drop off boys at babysitter's and head to gym
8:30 In the pool for 45 min.
9:30 Run for 45 min, then shower at gym
11:30 Be at church for rehearsal
12:30 Be on my way to Oswego for rehearsal at 1:30
3:45 Home in time to get Ryan off the bus

I packed my bags (flute bag, gym bag, purse--which is a big bag), the boys backpacks, everyone's lunch (in lunch bags), and loaded everything into the car. I drop off the boys and am at the gym at 8:35--a little behind schedule, but I planned some cushion time for that. I grab my iPod out of my purse to put it into my gym bag and...

my gym bag is not there!!

I waffle. I do have my swimsuit on under my clothes, but no towel, goggles, swim cap, running gear, or underwear. (See above schedule and note I am not heading home until 3:45.) I really want to run (and dry off), but to go home and come back would take 40 minutes!

So, I swam anyway. I found some old goggles in my trunk and went for it. And I had a great workout. 45 minutes and 2200 yards. Not bad, I say!!

I head home for my unmentionables and finish the day. I didn't get my run, but I did get great self-satisfaction in my determination to not let circumstances affect my workout.

And the funny thing is, the thing I missed the most from my bag was not my towel or my underwear or my goggles, but my swim cap!

3 comments :

  1. Good for you! And the morning sounds like good practice to transitions.
    Ben

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  2. Inquiring minds want to know - where was the gym bag?
    More than once I have been called "the bag lady" (even my dogs have a bag when they go somewhere with us), so I totally understand. And you managed a great swim workout anyway. Awesome.

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  3. that is awesome that you got your swim in even with not having your gym bag! lesser women would have called it a day!

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