Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Delayed... but now I have time to post!

Most of my big weekend plans went bust with the exception of wrapping presents, decorating, and visiting my friends and their new baby (so cute!). I had hoped to find time for some running... so I'm going to make a confession. I just did not want to go. My motivation and running desire is severely lacking these days. I'm in a funk and I need to find something to break me out. Any suggestions? Maybe with the upcoming travel break I'll find my running mojo again. Or maybe I'll stuff my face with delicious holiday treats ;)

Monday I took off of work (and everything else I needed to do) to drive to the outlet mall where I met my friend Jami for the J & J annual Christmas shopping trip! 4 years running now we drive an hour out of our way to find some deals and see each other. Last year we smartened up and took a day off during the week instead of fighting the weekend crowds. So much better! Usually we end up shopping more for ourselves than anyone else and again this year was no different :) We both left we some new goodies but way behind on our Christmas lists.

Currently I should be 30,000 feet in the air onward to St. Louis but thanks to the snow and wind I'm delayed nearly 5 hours. The good news, I found out before I had to leave for the airport so I am waiting at home instead of chaotic O'Hare. And bonus - I had time to run! The lakefront path is clear of the fluffy white stuff so it was safe. I'm glad they do such a good job of keeping the path clear or I probably would never go. Maybe that's not true, I do have YakTrax. So I would probably just use the the path being covered as another excuse to not run. I'm doing fine finding reasons not to run no need to add another!

The run started off chilly and I was annoyed with my new Nike tights. They were sliding down giving me the MC Hammer drop crotch pant look. Oh so very attractive and conducive to running! Also, they were not doing a very good job of keeping my knees/thighs very warm. My legs warmed up as I moved along. I really don't know why I keep buying Nike tights; I've had nothing but problems. I always think "this pair might be different!" Now I know... No more Nike tights. I still love Nike even if they can't make a decent pair of running tights. The winter fleece lined running jacket I picked up at the outlet yesterday was amazing so it totally made up for my tight frustration.

Alright on to finish packing and make my way to hang out with thousands of pissed off/frustrated travelers! This is my last trip to O'Hare for the month so I'm feeling good.

16 comments:

aron said...

i have one pair of nike tights that i like but the rest i am not a fan of - i like my road runners ones! i do have to buy nike tights a size smaller though i have found.

kilax said...

Yay! No more O'Hare after today!

I was stuck in Detroit for a bit yesterday. I am happy I got that trip in. I didn't know the weather would be so bad all week.

When I am lacking motivation, I make a plan for myself to follow. Sometimes that helps...

MCM Mama said...

I run in a pair of men's nike tights. I love them, in part because the waist comes up really high and keeps me warm in the winter.

Good luck with the motivation. Mine suddenly left today. Maybe it's headed your way...

lifestudent said...

Do you go out the Aurora outlets? I've been dying to go but with Brooke its not possible. She'd never make the trip and I dont want to pay a sitter to "save at the outlet". I'd save more money shopping locally then forking out all the cash for a sitter ;) (Plus, I'd feel guilty getting a babysitter for shopping).

I have no clue when I'm gonna get out for a run! Crazy winter :(

Sarah said...

So funny...I just went "Christmas shopping" at an outlet mall too, but ended up shopping mostly for myself. There was an under armour outlet there...I got a new winter running jacket too!

X-Country2 said...

Under Armour makes great tights. Safe travels!

Marci said...

Hope you are not stranded too long! Try lululemon, they make great runners tights!

D10 said...

The MC Hammer drop comment made me laugh! Hope your flight went smoothly. You'll have to share all the goodies you got.

Jess said...

Glad you were able to use your delay to do something remotely productive. I feel bad for the people who were already at the airport.

Jeri said...

oh man, I hear you about the nike tights. I bought a medium from tj maxx b/c they were insanely on sale, even though I'm a small. look out droopy drawers! Eeek. Great job getting out and getting a cold run in. I think the gym and I are going to be BFFs for a while here. :(

Marlene said...

Sounds like a fun weekend and yay for great shopping deals!

Have a safe trip.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hope you made it safely! Not a fan of Nike for shoes or clothing, love my Under Armour stuff, and now want to try the Sugoi ones after seeing some great reviews.

Christina said...

It sounds like you travel a lot. I used to travel and know how nice it is to be able to stay home for a couple of weeks.

I've been in a funk off/on for the last couple of weeks. If you sign up for a race will that help your funk?

runningcommentaries said...

My Nike tights always slide down. I HATE THEM. I don't know how you fine folk run in the snow/cold. I'm such a California wimp-- I would hate it!

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