Monday, September 03, 2007

Relaxing Holiday

The weekend went by way too fast, but since it’s been pretty low-key (especially compared to any given day in August), I’m not complaining.

The barbeque on Sunday turned out to actually be an indoor seafood feast, which suited me just fine. I had done a two-hour morning spin to get ready, so I had my fill of veggies, crackers and crab dip while we all hung out and chatted for a bit, and then dinner was salmon, shrimp, king crab legs, corn on the cob, potatoes, wild rice salad and rolls. I had seconds on everything, although I had to skip the salmon because I’m supposedly allergic to it. I say “supposedly” because I’ve never had a reaction to it, but my allergist says I’m allergic and with a $100 emergency room co-pay, I’m disinclined to try to prove my allergist wrong.

Today I ran a few errands, got my hair cut, and did a workout at the gym. It was nice to be there when it's not so crowded. I suspect that once we get a few weeks further into the semester, it will be like this most of the time. The start of the school year at a university rec center is much like the weeks right after New Year’s in a regular gym—lots of wannabes, but few who will actually stay the course. It’s sad that so few people are willing to make even a 30 minute per day commitment to the only body they’ll ever have, but so it is.

Back to work tomorrow. After last week, I’m half-tempted to say I’m sick and not go in. But that won’t help anything and will actually make things worse. Besides, I’m enough of a believer in karma to think that if you use up sick leave when you don’t need it, you’ll be sure to get sick for real afterwards and wish you still had the paid hours available and the good will of your co-workers.

Boy Who Cried Wolf and all that.

And in other news, an old friend of mine from my restaurant biz days made a short film about the demolition of Astroworld. It was shown at the River Oaks theater this past Saturday, but I only found out about it today. Info about the video and a chance to view it online is here. I'm a little disappointed by the way the video shows on my computer (too dark), but no point complaining about free stuff.

Recent Workouts
Sunday: 2 hour spin
Monday: 35 minute elliptical, 5 minute row machine, 20 minute strength training

5 comments:

Spidey said...

You have amazing stamina. You also had a great feast! Now that's good eatin!

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Crabby McSlacker said...

I gotta agree with Spidey, both on the stamina and on that seafood feast. God that sounds great!

And yeah, that calling-in-sick karma can bite you big time. Probably smart of you to go in when you can--even if it means you end up with unused sick leave. Although perhaps a late December illness might suddenly strike...

TX Runner Girl said...

Sounds like an awesome feast! I agree with you on the karma thing..I've only called in sick once in my life. BTW, cool video! I think I saw the guy who made that film this morning talking about the demo at the River Oaks Shopping Center...I am still bitter about both.

Rachel said...

I'm upset about the weekend being over. I wanted to call in sick too. I keep telling myself I'll feel better now that I'm here but I don't. Oh, well. Some days are like that.