Wednesday, January 19, 2011

commuting to work

today i commuted to work with these:



not really by choice... husband commutes to work on his bike but leaves his car in la jolla 13.5 miles away. so when he came home last night, the usual: blasting espn pod casting out of his iphone all while dripping sweat onto my wool pottery barn rug, and said his back was bothering him. well this morning, back still bothering him, he took the only car at our house - my car- to la jolla for work this morning. lucky for me my first client was at a reasonable hour of the morning so i had time to process the logistics of running (yes riding a bike would have been the easiest solution) and make it work!

the gym- work, i am lucky!- is 4.25 miles away all along coast highway. really no reason not to run everyday to work except for the fact that there is no shower. yah yah a personal trainer just needs to look 1/2 way decent and only sort-of-sweaty...

the logistics seemed fairly simple: run to gym, train clients, run home.

run to gym= easy. cute outfit. saw dolphins! minimal "running in fog on hwy101 full of traffic" anxiety.

arrive at gym= very sweaty. red face. how does that happen after a pace of 38 min??

train clients= thirsty, cold, then hungry. did not think this through well at all.

run home= faster pace getting home because i was cold and hungry!

total commute time: 1:15 (60 min longer then a normal commute on bike or in car)

feeling of satisfaction after running 8.5 miles: priceless!

now to figure out how to run to the real estate office and still pull off half way 'presentable'...

to your health,
C






4 comments:

MissFancyPants said...

I used to commute to NYC for 6 years to work, running in subways and 100 degree heat to make it to a meeting in heels on the 42nd floor - I have a couple tricks...
1. Run - then walk the last piece so the sweat drys, put on deodorant while walking (use the Dove clinical one...)
2. Best way to look presentable = wait for it - dry shampoo - I tried all of them and the best is the cheapest - Tres Semme, smells good and works the best to get any greasiness out...
3. Lastly blotting pads, work nice, don't wear gloss, it can run. put on during the walk and as far a make-up only tinted moisterizer, and Tarte cheek stain also for lips...

Colleen Walseth said...

MFP- that is amazing. i had no idea dry shampoo even existed! thanks!

Mom said...

brizaCan I buy you some new shoes?

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