Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mama Needs A New Phone

I love Mother's Day. Scott went all domestic on me and cleaned the house while I was out running this morning. Including doing laundry. He even scrubbed the bath tub! THAT is very unique, my friends.

AND, he took me out to dinner last night. In town. I know. We are craaaaazy. But it was excellent. And afterward we went to a martini bar. Yep. I told you we are craaaaazy. It was fun.

I took a picture of our martinis (must document special occasions like this!) but then accidentally dropped my iPhone in the toilet (I was not that drunk, I swear) so now I cannot retrieve the picture. Sorry. You'll have to take my word for it.

We paid the babysitter (in my opinion) an insane amount of money to watch Moana. After she left I told Scott I thought that the biggest obstacle to us going out more was that I have a hard time spending that much money for someone to watch Moana. I mean, come on. She is a little doll and is so much fun to play with. Scott and I agreed that the babysitter should pay us for the opportunity. (Maybe we actually were that drunk?)

Back to my phone. So now that it has been submerged in toilet water it has a mind of it's own. I've turned it off twice but it has turned itself back on both times. It busted out playing music last night at about 3AM. And while I was out running it started randomly calling people. Anyway, I apologize if you got a call from me today. I need to get to the ATT store to get them to shut the thing off (and, um, buy a new one). I have 3 athletes I need to talk to today too (and of course I need to call my mom!) so I'm going out to the store here in a bit. I'm going to consider my new phone a Mother's Day present to myself. Forget why I need a new one.

So I ran a 5K yesterday. Confirmed that I still suck at them. So that was a bummer. I had hopes/expectations that maybe I'd be able to pop off a decent one at least, but I could not. I am a different kind of athlete now. One who cannot go pop off a decent 5K even when otherwise I would say that my running is going fairly well. Still trying to find space for that in my head.

In good news, even though my 5K was slower than I've run in like 4 years, the fast runners did not show up so I won free Jamba Juice for a year. Shockingly, I placed 3rd in my age group. I love it when the fast people don't show up. (Last year I ran ~25 sec/mile faster and placed like 8th. Go figure.) Moana will be stoked about the Jamba Juice. She digs that place.

Our weather has been completely shitty all week. I know. Cry me a river. But you know what? It's HAWAII. And it's May. And I turned the heater on in my car yesterday afternoon. That is just wrong.

Today I ran much of the first 1/2 of my long jog into a 20+ mph headwind and driving rain. After a while I stopped trying to run around the deep puddles and just stepped right in them. Whatever. I was soaking wet anyway. I don't even have blisters. My feet are tough.

19.5 miles into my run this morning I was stopped at an intersection with a loooong light. I knew it was going to be 3-4 minutes before I'd have the opportunity to cross the street, and I was tired, so I just sat down right on the curb. I'm sure I was a sight to see. I just sat there and stared at the Burger King across the street and wondered if I looked pathetic enough for them to donate a Coke to my cause. I didn't actually try, but I was obsessed with the desire to drink Coke the rest of the way home.

Ok, I need to go get a new phone now.

11 comments:

Jennifer P said...

Your phone sounds hilarious. If it makes you feel better my daughter pitched my phone into a bowl of marinara sauce at Pizza Hut. There was no saving it.

Angela and David said...

I need to do that damn race because I could easily earn back my air fare with the free jamba juice.

Happy Mothers Day! Hope you got that phone! And I hear you on babysitters. I am the funding the little girl across the street's college education. I pay her a fortune.

Beth said...

Free Jamba Juice!! That's an awesome prize! Anyway, there is a reason I don't ask to do 5Ks around here. I'm very afraid... :) But I reason you can't have it all - be fast at 5K AND Ironman. I think I know which you'd choose.

mtanner said...

I am sure you could have scored a free coke! And love love the comment about how Babysitters should be paying you! I would watch her for free-

Kiet said...

Free Jamba Juice for a year?!!??! Remind me next year and I'm coming out to do that race.

Running and living said...

I am with you on the babysitting fee. We used to never go out bc I could never justify paying the sitter! Now we have an 8th grader come in and we pay her less than half what we used to pay the regular sitter, and she is happy and so are we. We still don't go out a ton, but we definitely go out more than we used to!So, try to find a middles or HS sitter, if you can!

Iron Krista, "The Dog Mom" said...

I'm so not complaining about my headwind on my second half of my run after reading this :-)

I brought money and planned my route to stop at a gas station around mile 15. I filled a big old fountain cup with ice and coke and got a straw, went to the shade and POUNDED it. My belly was a wee bit full for the next mile but oh my hell it was awesome. I think I'm going to OD on coke at Ironman this year. I'm obsessed :-)

Kim said...

OMG this is a hilarious post... "I was not that drunk, I swear" :)
love it! happy mothers day and congrats on the jamba juice!!!

Heidi Austin said...

boo for the phone situation.... grrr so frustrating... and i crave coke on those types of days too...

Charisa said...

I love that you sat down on the curb :) AND that your husband cleaned the tub.

N.D. said...

This was my favorite line: Scott and I agreed that the babysitter should pay us for the opportunity. (Maybe we actually were that drunk?) Hahah!! Babysitters are ridiculous! I find it so hard also but with being home everyday, sometimes I just have to tell myself how worth it it actually is (when I get them for a couple hours during the week). Sounds like a great mothers day - hope the new phone is good and you would kick my A$$ in a 5k - sorry it didn't go well but great job w/ the winnings!