After a dream where I ran back and forth across the living room for three hours and called that my long run, I decided I needed to create option C.
Running 20 miles before work. I've done that once before, but that was in August during the week given to teachers to set up our classrooms, meaning I could work at my own pace, take a break if I needed to, and most importantly wouldn't have people calling my name every single second. This was my longest run before actually teaching.
To make things extra interesting I had four interns watching me all morning, and I was really concerned that I wouldn't be able to put together a coherent sentence, much less teach children AND model my profession for college students.
Even more concerning was my outfit choice. Sometimes I look through old pictures for the blog and realize I'm wearing clothes that I've had for five years.
Or ten years.
I finally got some new clothes this weekend, and even though my fashion guru friend Casi helped me pick them out (and told me "no" like 37 times when I picked up lame crap that looked good to me), I was still worried about using them to create an outfit by myself.
I had a vision of these young college girls showing up and me thinking I was all fashionable but in their eyes being all Dr. Evil - "I'm hip, I'm cool!"
So I had to spend Monday night texting pictures to Casi and my sister and get the fashionista approval.
|The final selection.|
I listened to a hilarious two part podcast series about how delicious McDonalds is this morning which led me to take a brief pause during my run to investigate whether or not Shamrock shakes were finally out at the location nearest to us. They were. Game on. Then I stupidly drove home and sat down on the couch and completely forgot to get one. Somehow I convinced myself to walk over and get us some anyway because they would match my pants.
Yeah, not so much, but I'm pretty sure I made the right choice.
Are you good at dressing yourself or are you like me?