Friday, October 2, 2009


Man o man. Not a fun morning at all! Last night the fire alarm in our building went off around 11 just as I was getting into a deeeep sleep. We walked out and after 20 minutes or so of standing around, the fire department let us all go back inside. About 30 minutes later, the alarm went off again. Um, not going outside. It then proceeded to go off every few minutes until 2:45AM!

Jamie gave up and went to his mom's house because he couldn't stand it anymore. I, on the other hand, can sleep through pretty much anything so I stayed. I also shoved these in my ears:
Nooo, not mini foam rollers ;p

But of course, as soon as Jamie was out the door, the alarm stopped going off. We got a notice under our door this morning saying that it was a faulty smoke alarm that is located near a bunch of hot things (like in the mechanical room...near things that get all hot and I guess smokey all the time. wtf) and that they apologize for the disturbance. Um, I'm just glad I didn't have to go to work this morning.

So instead of my planned 8am wake up and treadmill adventure, I woke up around 9 and slowly got myself ready for the run. I had been waiting for this ALL week and the whole lack of sleep thing totally threw my excitement off! Laced up the sneaks, stood up and no. No No. Immediate irritation in the something was seriously pushing me. Not cool.

I looked to my growing pile of sneakers in the closet and realized, o crap. I don't have any other shoes to run in!
Since I was just planning on doing an easy 2 mile treadmill run, I figured eh, maybe I can make the trusty ol' Inspires work. They definitely didn't bother my Achilles when I laced them up - Inspires - 1; Elites - 0.

Got down to the gym and eased into a jog and man, it was very apparent that the cushioning was dead in these sneakers. The balls of my feet were feeling it after barely .5 miles! Defeated. Lesson to all you newbie runners out there...if your shoes look anything like this:
*note the vertical lines that aren't part of the shoe

It's beyond time for new sneakers. A lot of people immediately look at the outsole (the black part on the bottom) to decide whether or not it's time for a new pair. They really should be looking at the midsole (the white part) - the outsole is meant to last a crazy long time since that's the part that touches the ground. Here's a good explanation I found online because my brain is too mushy right now to put things into words ;p

So yeah, I called it quits after a mere 1/2 mile. I'm going to attempt that 20 tomorrow and see how it goes...and yes, I may just pick up a new pair of sneakers at work...this is becoming an expensive hobby.

Since I was up, I threw a load of laundry in (hooray no waiting for washing machines!) and made myself a PB&J with some Nature's Pride 12 Grain Bread
I don't really know what the 12 grains are, but they sure do provide some good texture!

I spread some peanut butter and guava jelly on and then popped it on the Foreman
At some point in my life, I started spreading peanut butter on both sides and throwing the jelly in the middle. How do you pb&j??

After a few minutes, my pb&j was golden and toasty! However, I forgot that everything gets all melty and falls out when you cut into it. Oops!
But it sure did taste good :)

Jamie got home shortly after I finished eating and put in a request for an egg in the hole so I whipped out the loaf of 12 Grain bread again, made a hole
What do you think - too big??

Plopped an egg in and 3 minutes later, we've got Jamie breakfast!
Hell yes that's a sriracha happy face!

Ok, I'm off to shower and brave the Army Ten Miler Expo to pick up my race packet. Yes, I'm stubborn, but at least I get a fun long sleeve t-shirt out of it ;p


Morgan said...

OMG I feel your pain, the other day at 3:17 am the fire alarm in my building went off... there's one in every room and the hall ways are concrete.. to say you couldn't even see straight would be an understatement not to mention waking up to that! OMG!

Take it easy on that heel girl! I suggest you talk to Discombobulated Running as you symptoms sound eerily similiar...

B.o.B. said...

Get new shoes as soon as you can. You'll feel like a whole new person.

Love your PB&J. MMMMM!

Janice said...

the PB&J looks really good, and I don't think I've ever had the egg in the hole

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

Oh man that sucks! I'm sorry you had such a rough night/morning... Hope you get some good sneaks and can run pain free!

My boy's mom is running with you on Sunday and we're joining in on the post race pancake portion :)

Rosey Rebecca said...

Sorry about the fire alarm situation and your run this morning! Glad you had a great breakfast though! PB&J makes everything better.

Love the smiley face egg in the hole!

Eliza said...

OMG! That stinks about the alarm!

LOVE THE Egg-in-a-hole! Gonna make one for my BF tomorrow :)

Julia said...

What a cute egg in the hole hehe!
I'm so sorry about the fire alarm disaster, we had huge problems with that at my last apartment. It definitely makes functioning the next day very hard!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I've never thought of Grilling a pb&J - brilliant! melted peanut butter is one of the best things ever.

how did the 10-miler go?? had some friends who ran it and said the course was a little tough, but they enjoyed the race :)