I’m stuck in one of those midday, post-lunch, wanna-be-napping lulls.Â I bought some fantastic tea (caramel vanilla Lipton pyramid tea bags.. they look as cool as they sound), but I keep it at home.Â Here at work?Â All decaf tea, because I figure I don’t need any more caffeine than I already force on my body.
I AM SO RETARDED.Â Of course I need caffeine at work.Â What was I thinking?
Days feel so much longer when you come in early.Â I’ve been at work since 7 a.m. and it feels like I’ve been here since last night.Â
Bryan went and worked out with me last night.Â My gym has been totally full, even later, since the New Year.. all of the Resolutionists, stealing the equipment.Â I just want to force them off.Â “YOU WON’T LAST” and “I’LL GIVE YOU TWO MORE WEEKS”.Â Sure, that’s nice of me, I know.. but I almost slugged one guy last night.Â I had waited for a treadmill for 20 minutes, working instead on an elliptical*, and then I saw an open treadmill.Â I also saw a towel hanging on it.Â No biggie; people often leave stuff behind.Â So I stood on it.Â A big ole guy came out of ANOTHER room and said, “No, that’s MY treadmill.Â I was just doing other stuff.”
Oh.Â I see.Â So if I were to leave, say, a booger on the treadmill, it would be mine until I was ready to use it?Â No matter what?Â AndÂ I could bully young women into lettingÂ me haveÂ my way?Â
I let him have it, mostly because I was out of breath from that damn elliptical*.Â But I have silently rued him ever since, and have sent much bad karma his way.
Anyway, Bryan worked out.Â I was proud of him.Â It was nice to exercise together.Â But the thing is.. I get TIRED after I work out.Â My body crashes.Â Bryan?Â He gets revved up.Â This is not a good combo when I wake up at 5:30 and he gets up around 7:45.Â
Oh, and cause I know it’s killing Steph..
* Lesson learned last night: 20 minutes on an elliptical machine burns ALMOST as many calories as 45 minutes on the treadmill.Â And hurts more, too.Â
I saw some woman wearing something that looked like a black garbage bag the other night while she was working out.Â What IS that?