It started at 5:30am with a text to reschedule my lifting. No problem. I'll do cardio and lift in the afternoon before my 2nd cardio session. Then I spent a few extra minutes with coffee and Bill, while I planned out my recipes to be tested this weekend, jotted a few things on the grocery list, absentmindedly kissed the hubby goodbye when he left, then got lost in the blogosphere. When I surfaced, it was time to go hit the cardio. I gathered my things, clipped on my iPod shuffle, filled my water bottle, grabbed my purse and headed to the car.
"dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt"
"dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt" That's all I got. Radio worked, lights were not on, but no engine. #$%&!!!!!
I call roadside (thank you, USAA!) and they send out a tech. I wait. And wait. By 7:45, I realize, I need to eat, so I nuke a bowl of oatmeal/protein powder/flax, and stand outside slurping it up. 7:50 here comes the tech. Diagnosis: dead battery. Dead as Moses. It took his big tough truck to jump my little Hyundai Santa Fe. Then he said the equivalent of "your day is screwed"... "Do NOT shut it off. Drive straight to the dealership and insist on a new battery - this one is still under warranty. Do NOT shut it off."
But I need gas! No problem, he assures me, just keep it running. Off I go. I get to the gas station, and nervously begin pumping gas while my car is still running (it just felt so wrong!). Turns out, it is wrong. My car has a delightful safety feature that doesn't allow you to pump gas while the engine is running. The result is a spew of gasoline on my workout clothes. Lovely. I did manage to get in a full gallon before being spritzed with Eau de Arco, so I hit the road. Driving to the dealership, I'm bluetoothing calls - rescheduling my daughter's morning doctor appointment, asking Bill to let the dealership know I'm on the way (and threaten if necessary), Tab to let her know my schedule might be wonkified a bit, Shiloh to let her know about the doctor appt.
I get there and they tell me 3 hours. Three hours it will take!!!! Are you kidding me???? I have to do cardio! I have no food! No water - I'd left my gallon jug of spring water on the counter when I dashed out. ARGH!!!
Ok, time to be flexible. What do I have? Ok, I found a baggie with 7 almonds in my car's change tray. The dealership has filtered water, that'll have to do. I have my iPod. And I have a hallway.
A hallway. Now we're in business.