a Bri Gaal's Blog: The Morning Commute

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Morning Commute

Usually, my commute to and from work is pretty easy. The one I had in Orlando was WAY worse. But this morning had a lot of fog and add to that a couple of fender benders and this is what I got:

It took me 3 times as long to get to work, which was a problem because that meant I didn't get to eat as quickly after the swim workout. By the time I got to work my stomach was in serious pain and I felt like I was going to faint. I am such a baby. Literally. I need to eat every 2 hours. Luckily, our cafeteria makes fantastic French Toast (2 slices for $1.28! What a bargain!). 30 minutes after gulping them down I was feeling much better. Oh yeah, I guess the other problem was that I got to work late, but food was much more important to me at the time.

Last night I had a solid workout at Umstead (mile repeats) in the chilly, light rain. Not many other people out there. After a quick dinner and shower, Marty and I went out to a local pub for a little date-night. He went into great detail about the plot of Kung-Fu Panda which he had just watched while riding the trainer. After 10 minutes of minutia, he admitted that was actually only the first 20 minutes of the movie - so he sped it up from there :) Sounded like a good movie.

This weekend is the Raleigh Rocks half marathon. There's also a 5k run in conjunction with it - guess which one I'm running.


At March 26, 2009 2:13 PM , Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I'm guessing the 5k? :) But I wouldn't put it past you to do the half - you're such a stud!

I totally understand the eating every two hour thing - it's getting annoying! Sounds like you and Marty had a great date together, Kung Fu Panda and all!! :)

At March 26, 2009 2:37 PM , Blogger runningyankee said...

you have french toast at work? that alone would get me there on time! good luck this weekend!

At March 26, 2009 5:11 PM , Blogger LZ said...

Hold cow, what a great deal for french toast! Good luck this weekend!

At March 26, 2009 5:19 PM , Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

I was trying to be smart and check the participant lists, but I couldn't find them. I am guessing the half. I know you wanted to do the Philly half in Nov, but I think you were injured or couldn't do it for some reason.

Also, that is so cool that your work has french toast.

At March 26, 2009 5:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell which people really know you and which don't by their guess at what you are going to run...have a good 5K!!

At March 26, 2009 9:52 PM , Blogger Maijaleena said...

Good luck on the 5k! French toast at work for that price! Woo hoo! I thought traffic in the triangle was bad. Sorry you nearly starved to death in your car :)


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