I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
I got to bed late last night sitting around the new patio table tasting some of Eliot’s home brews. That snowballed into this:
Woke up with 50 minutes to get the 4 year-old fed, washed and dressed, and driven 20 minutes to pre-school
Forgot to pack 24 plastic eggs for school Easter celebration (12 filled with candy, taped shut and numbered with a Sharpie 1-12 and packed in an egg carton — and 12 empty ready to become “Resurrection Eggs”)
Forgot to pack a second and third water bottle for my 13 mile hill repeat run with a speedy friend (It was in the high 80s today)
Arrived 10 minutes late to run
Ran for 2:26 minutes
Got home dehydrated in soaking wet clothes and realized I’d failed to finish a new runner’s training plan
Worked on training plan
1:40: Rememebered I’d promised to bring Eliot lunch because there wasn’t any food in the fridge when he left for work (Pre-school lets out at 2:30)
1:45 Pushed the send button, grabbed my purse and dashed to the door to head to Bill Miller’s for some quick BBQ take-out for Eliot. Spotted plastic Easter eggs on counter, still unfilled, un-numbered and un-cartoned. Realized Asa had taped them all shut with multiple wraps of tape.
1:45-2:00 Pulled tape off, filled with beans, located Sharpie, numbered eggs, put them in bags, remembered egg carton requirement. Discovered an egg had exploded in cardboard egg carton in the fridge. Tried to clean it, wondered briefly about salmonella, shoved eggs and headed out the door.
2:00 Called Eliot, apologized about tardiness (He had bummed half a tuna fish sandwich off a co-worker) and asked for his Bill Miller order
2:05 Tried to place Eliot’s order at drive thru, but thwarted by Bill Miller employee who insisted I was misreading the menu (I was not!)
2:07 Ordered random BBQ platter with random sides and sweet tea (which I’ve never seen Eliot drink)
2:15 Dropped platter off with brief apologies (“It’s not the food you ordered, but it is food.”)
2:17 Stopped in stand still traffic
2:19-2:30 Broke a few traffic laws and arrived on time to pick up Asa
Then the day got kind of hectic and now it’s 10:30 pm and I’m running 30 miles starting at 6am. Home brew patio table butterfly effect.