Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tough Decisions Today

Today was suppose to be a great day. 12 mile run with TNT. Go to my son's soccer tournament. Pick up Harry Potter. Spend rest of day reading Harry Potter.

This was NOT how today happened. Here is how today happened.

Wake up at 5:00 to get ready for my 12 mile run with TNT. Rejoice that the ground is dry and it is not raining. Fix my oatmeal, sit down to eat, hear cell phone ring. Answer cell phone. It's my friend (who also happens to be one of the assistant coaches this season). Coach is cancelling practice because of the rain. WHAT???? We are only suppose to cancel practice if it is lightning or storming really bad. It wasn't even raining at my house.

Log onto the internet. Check radar. Lots of rain is showing, but all to the west of the interstate and all moving northwest. It looks to me like it wouldn't affect us at all. But I'm not the coach. And an email has already been sent out to cancel practice. Hmmm. What to do.

I finally decide that I'll just take the opportunity and go to my son's soccer tournament. I wasn't going to go at all, but I enjoy watching him play. He had games at 8:30, 11:15, and 2:15. We were at the soccer fields until 3:00. Not a drop of rain until about 1:30. It rained hard for about 15 minutes and then was gone.

After the tournament, we headed to the golf club to sign my daughter up for the junior golf clinic next week. She is not going to play soccer next season and is exploring options for what she wants to do in middle school. She knows she wants to play volleyball, but she also wants to try golf, so the golf clinic is perfect.

Then we stopped by my parents house to pick up my Harry Potter book that my mom picked up for me. Wahoo. Only problem is that I still had a 12 mile run to get in. By this time, it is raining again. Do I skip the run and read Harry Potter or do I get the run in on the treadmill. I'm resigned to the treadmill - or as most runners call it, the dreadmill. For 12 looooonnnnngggg boooooorrrrriiinnnnggg miles. Ugggh. But I did it. I did walk some the last couple of miles, but on a treadmill I'll take it. Too bad I can't read while I run on the treadmill.

I just took my shower and am ready to go read Harry Potter for an hour or so. Tomorrow I'm supposed to go on a 40 mile bike ride. Hopefully the rain will stay away for that. And I'll try to get in as much Harry Potter as I can. If you've read it, don't tell me what happens. And I promise not to tell you when I'm done.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

Briana, I'm so glad to find another Harry Potter fan! Mike and I both got copies yesterday and were up all night finishing them. We avoided anything or anyone that might spoil the ending for us, and finally this morning we got to talk about the ending together. I hope you love reading the book as much as we did.

I'm amazed you did a 12 mile run on the treadmill. I'm also amazed that your treadmill can go that long. You must have a much nicer treadmill than I own. Mine overheats at 8 miles. And after doing that often enough, it just dies, period. On our second treadmill I haven't run more than 6 on it, for fear of killing it again. What kind of treadmill do you own? I want a good one that I can run long on, but I haven't found one yet...

Take care and enjoy the Deathly Hollows.