With the start of the new fiscal year at my workplace (July 1), all unused personal days will go to waste. I am not about to let that happen, so I took today off… to go to the warehouse…
…and pick up, apparently, over three thousand pounds of boxes. 😉 But I’m glad it worked out today — we were waiting on some of the paperwork — because if it hadn’t, then I would have taken off next Friday and gotten a massage. This is not a good idea because I don’t care to spend money on that, especially since I’m not too keen on going through a repeat of my previous experiences. Not even going to mention the whole I feel like I am too fat to have anyone touch me thing, because the truth is, I never like being touched. Which is why it is so strange that I ever get massages at all.
Anyway! Since I did not go to work today, I decided to finally take my running shoes outdoors. Honestly, I do not think I am meant to run… for one thing, I am the Cramp Queen. For another, I am more like, well, a lumbering elephant than a speedy gazelle. (Goodness, what is it with me and the animal similes?!) I wound up doing 5.09 miles in about 1:15, but I only ran, oh, .09 of it? And that’s probably being generous. I didn’t take my camera with me (who am I?!), so I will definitely need to repeat this walk soon, because it took me over the bridge during the tail end of the sunrise, and it was absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, I think my right shoe was laced too tightly, because my poor foot is absolutely killing me now. A weekend of pacing should fix that!
The walk, and a short subway ride, basically landed me at the gym, where I did a very quick twenty minutes of abs / weights, then to Whole Foods (can’t pass up $1.99/lb awesome cherries!!), then back home again, where this happened:
1/3 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup wheat bran, one egg white, half a banana, splash almond milk, cinnamon, baking powder. All blended up and cooked on a griddle pan. The sauce is just blackberries microwaved in sugar-free syrup, with banana slices added in afterwards, because I don’t like cooked bananas. I had to throw out half of the berries in the pint container due to mold — I guess you get what you pay for! And I seriously hope one of my cousins ate some of the cottage cheese, because I’d rather think that happened than to think I bought a container that had already been opened. Ew.
Eventually, it was off to the warehouse!
The light at the end of the tunnel.
I just find this sign extremely amusing for some reason.
Anyway, we (my brother and I) took two of my nephews along, so we were done pretty quickly! Now there is a stack of boxes in my basement… joining the other stacks. My mom is complaining that she doesn’t have a basement, she has a storehouse. Yes, mommy. Whatever you say. I’m telling you, this propensity for complaining is genetic!
But I do not actually have time to complain right now. 😉 So I will just wish you all a lovely weekend, instead.
Oh, and PS: For those of you who saw my obnoxious Facebook status, rest assured that I am pretty sure I am kidding. :p
“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”
~George Smith Patton