Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I am super coordinated…

For real! I had an excellent display of athleticism today.  You all would have been proud.

Have you ever hopped on one foot on a treadmill while it was going 6.7 miles per hour?  Didn’t think so. This is not something that was on my bucket list.  Not something I set out to do.  It just happened and I almost died, almost.  Thanks to my quick feet and athleticism I came out alive and was not thrown into the padding on the wall behind me.

Today’s plan called for 5 miles.  I was busy this morning so my first and only chance was to hit the Y with Jessica at 4 o’clock.  We got set up on the mills and I was plugging along with my iPhone for music instead of my iPod.  Somehow my headphone wires connected to the phone on the console of the machine got caught on my watch band.  The phone flew off the machine and was dangling and flinging all over the place.  It got wrapped around my right leg and was still stuck to my watch band, on my left arm.  So visual here: Hopping on one leg on moving treadmill with iPhone flinging all over the place wrapped around left arm and right leg.  Quite the spectacle.  I have no idea how I survived, how I fared as well as I did, how I did not fly off and smash into the wall.  No damage done, other than missing part of my phone case. It must have flown off during the madness and I didn’t notice until I was in the car, fiddling with the phone while driving…TISK, TISK, TISK.

So, 5 miles completed in 46:52.  A good day’s work.

So in other news, Mel Tall Mom on the Run is hosting a week of giveaways!  Head over to her blog for your chance to win some awesome SCAPE sun screen (which if you read about my Green River run you will know I NEED!) HERE and to win a great book The Ultimate Runner HERE! Let her know I sent ya!!

Today I am grateful for:

Not one but TWO job interviews next week.  What in the world?  I am grateful but also a bit baffled.  I have been looking for different employment for about 2 years and now and NOW I get two interviews in one week.  This is crazy because I am looking at a cross-country move in the next 6 months (or less).  More on that in the future when I actually know more.

16 comments:

  1. I can still picture it in my head...great just great!

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  2. That my friend is TALENT. Must be all those training runs. That is FUNNY. Good luck on your interviews...you will do great I am sure.

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  3. You are lucky and yes coordinated. That must have been scary!

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  4. I would have so lip-skidded...that is my level of coordination.
    Good luck on the interviews.

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  5. Quite funny to imagine, but I really am glad it turned out the way it did! Could have ended badly!! Okay, so the mom in me says - get an arm band for your phone/ipod so it doesn't have to sit on the treadmill with the cord dangling....and no phone fiddling while driving.....okay, I'm done...lol! Glad you are okay!! Have a great day!!!

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  6. Treadmills scare me. I always have this fear of falling flat on my ass in front of everyone!

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  7. I love the way you wrote that - felt like I was watching it all happen. ;)

    Got to love treadmills huh?! ;) I DO!!!!

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  8. EMZ, that is so funny, I actually thought about you and how you do all your running on the treadmill! I know you love the mill! =)

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  9. We need video! Since you are safe, I'm going to laugh.

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  10. I wonder if the gym has a camera because this has Utube written all over it :)

    You WILL get a job and stay with me... SELFISH Running buddy wants to help you train for Portland!!

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  11. Glad you made it ok! I always think/worry about that when I'm down in the dungeon on the treadmill and my kids are upstairs asleep in their beds. I don't think I'm as coordinated as you!

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  12. Great luck on those interviews can't wait to read about them!

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  13. Oh boy! Glad you are alright!! Those treadmills can be tricky!

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  14. What about the emergency stop, silly Amanda? :) But man, I'm glad that didn't end up differently!
    Funny visual though. :)

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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