What a week! I worked 10-12 hours each day this week to meet a deadline. I was one tired woman, I assure you. And to boot, I did not run. Not even once! I wanted to badly, but I knew one extra hour of sleep would really help me with the working... so I sacrificed.
But then all of that changed. I finished the work (and it got high marks!) and enjoyed a peaceful Friday. That is a perk of working for yourself. I can take some time off whenever I feel like it (or, more to the point, after working like a dog for days on end waaaaaay exceeding 8 hours per day).
Runner's World arrived and I was reminded that I am indeed a runner! So this morning I got up at 5 AM and went out for a run in my new neighborhood. I am loving it here! It's pretty flat and I can do a whole mile without repeating scenery. It was GREAT to be out there before the sun really came up. It was actually a little bit cool, temperature-wise. Heaven!
At noon I went to Macy's. I've never been at a Macy's before, but I ducked in there yesterday and, as always, got immediately frustrated. I HATE to shop. But I needed some new clothes. So, like smartie Jeanne, I asked for a personal shopper. I arrived today and Saint Belinda had a bunch of clothes picked out for me. I ended up staying for two hours! Within that time something VERY exciting happened, and not in a good way. There was a robbery! Oh my goodness. I heard a beating sound and assumed they were repairing the elevator. Then I heard "Run! Run!" And then Belinda was headed my way and also told me to run. I said "Where? Why?" She said "Back here. I don't know why." A slew of other ladies were also running. We ended up in a locked storeroom. Apparently a man had tried to hammer a jewelery case (and succeeded). He made it out of the store. Within 2-3 minutes we were able to leave the storeroom. Scary!
After all that excitement I had to go to Bike World to pick up Daisy. You see, those darn movers injured her a bit. They tried to skinny her up, I guess, and bent her handlebars to one side while the wheel remained straight. The guy then rotated her back into place, but I don't think she was truly straight, and the front wheels were engaged. Grrr! So I got her a tune-up to the tune of $32. Now I have a receipt for my claim! The Bike World guys says this happens ALL THE TIME. They even have a "movers damage" order permanently in their system.
I have another deadline coming my way this week, but it shouldn't be nearly as bad as this past week. Busy, busy!