Thursday, January 15, 2009

Good Things Come in 3s

1. Last night, I went to the gym, even though it was freezing. I needed to go for a run. My gym has set all the treadmills to stop after 30 minutes, in order to prevent people from hogging them for hours on end. The other day, I found one that is actually set for an hour. To challenge myself, I decided that since I didn't have my usual time restrictions (I can run only a little over 2 miles in a half an hour. Yes, I know I am a slow runner. Shut up.), I would just start running and see what happened. I decided to just run as long as I could.

Forty-five minutes later, I was STILL RUNNING.

I ran almost 4 miles. I still can't believe it. I haven't run that far since I was 13. The crappy part was that I would have kept going, but I was seriously dying of thirst and getting bored! And I didn't have any pain in my shins or my knees or anything. It was frickin AWESOME. The first mile didn't even feel like anything. It was so easy.

At one point, a guy got on the treadmill next to me, and he started running. I was still running when he stopped running. I LOVE it when that happens. I'm a little competitive like that, I guess.

I have no idea how many stars had to align in the sky in order for this to happen, but I really hope it happens again. I felt like a rock star.

2. I got up early this morning and hit the gym again, this time to do a weight lifting class. So that was 2 work outs in 12 hours. I was pretty stoked about that.

Anyway, after the gym, I went to the store where CN bought that awesome water bottle for me. I told the manager my story and asked if he would order some more bottles for me. I told him the make and model of the bottle, and he said he knew exactly what bottle I was referring to. Then he told me it would be no problem at all for him to order some of them. And he was super duper nice about it!!! YESSSS!!! This is awesome.

They will be on the shelves on Sunday! Yippee!!!! Publix is the best store EVER!!!

3. Is sort of a secret. And it might not happen. I mean, things look good, but I don't want to count my chickens. Just let me say that if it happens, it will be BIG news. I won't spill the beans here, but if you email me and ask nicely, I might tell you. :)

11 comments:

Christina said...
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Christina said...

Congrats on running! That is an awesome accomplishment. I lasted 2 days on my diet plan this year so I envy you. :)

Can you give us hints on the secret? Only bc I dont know how to email on blogger. *blond moment*:)

Coco said...

Okay, you have to be the most adorable girl ever. :)

kimmykins13 said...

I'm pretty sure I know what the secret is. If it is what I'm thinking then EXCELLENT!

Megan said...

Okay, so I am super nosy and really curious about what #3 is, so I am going to ask really nicely...please, purrtty please...
mschilthuis@gmail.com

and WooHoo for the gym!

Virginia Belle said...

christina -- just email me at virginia_belle@hotmail.com and i will spill my guts!

coco -- aw, shucks!

kimmy -- yup! you already know, girl. it's going really well so far, and i'm starting to get a little excited!!

megan -- just emailed ya! thanks for the woo hoo!

Capricorn Cringe said...

I want to know what #3 is but I don't want to jinx anything, so I will wait patiently until you post about it. But it better be soon. Because I'm not that patient!

Congrats on the running and the water bottle. It is the little awesome things that make for awesome awesomeness :)

Becky said...

omg i'm dying to hear what 3 is!

Jonathan Zero said...

Did you all see any snow yesterday?

Virginia Belle said...

becky -- girl, i need to email you anyway. i will do it in one sec...

jonathan -- yes, i got about an inch on my car, but the rest didn't stick very much. a dusting on my grass. unfortunately, it was only enough to get me out of 2 hours of work. :/

teahouse said...

Hooray for the water bottle! And hooray for running! And hooray for your secret which I am now dying to know!! Email me, pretty please with sugar on top? :o)