Friday, July 1, 2011

The cautionary whale

Do you ever wake up totally not motivated to work out? Like, even the thought of a one-mile walk is enough to make you want a nap?

Yeah, that was me this morning.

Of course, most people aren’t motivated to work out at 2:30 a.m. – the time when I woke up. Nor are they excited to do anything at 3:30, when I headed to the couch and decided to watch “Juno.” And while I did manage to fall asleep for about an hour, hour and a half, I decided that I could skip a walk today. Or at least this morning.

Of course, the absence of a workout doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about it. In fact, in my sleep-deprived delirium, I gathered quite a few strategies from my gal, Juno.

juno gear

1. Proper gear is essential to running. Sweat bands, wrist bands and knee-high socks are not only fashionable but functional. Even Runners World says so.

juno fuel

2. It’s important to fuel before a run. Forget whole wheat toast with PB&B – the Hot Pocket is where it’s at!

juno carb load

3. Don’t feel limited to pasta when it comes to carb loading. Fries, burgers and Jell-O are also good sources of simple carbohydrates.

juno slurpie

4. Slurpies are not only tasty but an excellent source of hydration. Seriously, didn’t you read this month’s Runners World. A snow cone can help improve endurance by 20 percent because of its sugar-cool factor combination.

end run with a kiss

5. End a race with a kiss. Or by giving the middle finger to that 70-year-old guy who didn’t think it was cool to be out ran by a chick and sprinted to the end, promptly giving himself a heart attack. It’s your pick.


  1. Hahaha great post! You deserve a break sometimes so enjoy some down time prior to the arrival of the BABY!

  2. LOVE this post. Juno is one of my favorite movies and the title of this post was one of my favorite lines! Hope you have a great holiday weekend.

  3. Ha ha, I had my own whale sighting this morning - but it was just me :(

    Oh well, sometimes you just have to rest :)

    Hope you get some sleep this weekend :)

  4. Hilarious post. I would say YOU DEFINITELY DESERVE A DAY OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I would love it if fries could be my "carbohydrate," or even a good piece of chocolate cake! I have felt that way myself with not having the motivation. :-)

  6. You have me cracking up! Wouldn't it be nice to eat whatever you want before a race with no stomach problems? Ahh, a girl can dream :)