Monday, March 7, 2011

run alexia run.

Sometimes people tell me things and I'm not sure to listen.

Like recently when Sarah, my gym friend, told me that the two hot spin teachers are dating...each other!

I half wondered if she was meaning to keep them for herself.


Or this morning when Julieta said we should run for the bus.

Come again?

[Let’s backtrack a little…minutes earlier I'd just barely wiped the crust from my eyes and Julieta had demanded asked, "Do you want some deodorant? Here's some deodorant!"

Was too tired to be offended if the incident did call for it, as I was too excited about us sharing deodorant. Obviously, now, we're going to be each other's bridesmaids, not that we have boyfriends or fianc├ęs or anything.]

Now, back to Julieta's running idea…


Somehow my legs started moving....maybe it's because I didn't want to be late since Julieta lives only 30 minutes from Hunter and usually my commute is an hour from home! My professor is super strict on tardiness...and really I had no excusable reason (mostly to comfort myself) to be late.

Off we went, her in front, me trailing behind alternating between keeping my loose jeans up, and switching the two heavy bags since I'd spent the night over her place slaving over a paper.

The couple blocks to the next stop were the longest blocks...Oh gosh, were they long!

Soon we stopped running...well, I likely stopped first and we started power walking.

I was out of breath, my ankle hurt, I didn't want anyone to see the crack that is my buttocks...

The bus stayed at the next stop for longer than I expected, but it left before we got to it! Gah!

And I was in pain. I'm not use to running as Julieta is, and honestly I do not appreciate being out of breath as some people seem to. I find it most inconvenient. Realize that I do push myself at the gym, but my goal is a moderate level of discomfort so that I still challenge myself.

So then Julieta said that we gotta catch the bus at the very next stop! It's the last stop till it crosses the park to the east side and she said that the bus always dawdles at that stop for awhile. So we are at it!

It was a blur as most painful things are, but I vaguely recall Julieta running across the street, heavy breathing, getting close enough to the bus to see that a couple people are boarding it. Meanwhile Julieta has run ahead and I have to start running to make sure I don't miss it!

Lemme say, it was uncomfortable...heart palpitations...’is this what a heart attack feels like?’ I half wondered.

You best believe I have counted those five minutes as today's workout :)



jillerwich said...

how odd. i do not appreciate having to run when i don't expect to especially for public transit. glad you made it on time and got a some cardio in though.

Juliette said...

Hey! you got to class on time? My dear!!!! I think this is hilarious! Love you girl, but you know how i am.,...

Glam,Glitz&Gut said...

I'd count those minutes as part of my work out too, work it Alexia!

Tiff said...

ALEXIA!!! My long lost friend! I am SO glad I found your new blog- I've missed reading about your crazy life and I see nothing has changed :)

He Took MY Last Name said...

I am actually a little jealous that i dont have to do anything like that

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

I did make it on time!!

I missed you, Tiff :))))

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