Monday, January 5, 2009

Planned Morning Run Becomes Lunchtime Run

My plan was to wake up at 5:45am and go for a run outside.  The temperatures were supposed to only get into the mid-30s overnight so by 6am the weather would be quite nice for a run.

My 3 year old had different plans.

For some reason the rascal woke up at 1:30am and continued to go into our room every 45 minutes or so.  My wife put him back in his room the first few times, but around 4am she kicked me out of bed (literally!) to go deal with him.  I laid in bed with him for about 25 minutes until he fell asleep.

It was about 4:30am and now I couldn't fall asleep.  I contemplated going out for my run at that time, but stayed in bed instead.  I turned my alarm off as I knew that my wife did not want to hear it going off at 5:45am (and neither did I for that matter).

So, no morning run for me :-(

However, as today is the first day back to work for many people, work has been slow.  One of my conference calls ended up being cancelled which opened up a big hole in my schedule during the middle of the day.  So off I went for my planned morning run at lunchtime!

I ended up listening to The Spin Doctors.  I don't think I've listened to them in 5 or 6 years (I have their CD and it was not in my iTunes collection...).  So why did I listen to them all of a sudden???  On New Year's Eve we were at a neighbor's house and we played the game Taboo.  One of the clues I had was "Spin Doctor" - I tried signing one of their songs and my neighbor had no idea who the group was so I passed on that clue (I forget which words I was not able to use to describe Spin Doctor, but I guess I was grasping at straws singing "I got a pocket full of kryptonite...").  For some reason, this song (along with "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes" - I think all three of these have the same chord progression!) has stuck with me for the past few days - so I ripped the CD into iTunes and put it on my iPod for my run.  And now, I will like not listen to them for another 5 or 6 years :-)


Marcy said...

Don;t you just love it when they do that? LOL My 2 y.o has been doing the same thing a lot lately. GAAHHH!

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Of course, now that I've stopped over at yours, I have Two Princes stuck in my head, too!

Mike Fox said...

Here's a public apology to anyone who had a Spin Doctors song going through their head yesterday.

I'm sorry for my poor choice of music on my run.

I'll try not to do it again any time soon :-)