Friday, March 26, 2010
A No-Show and Orange Ice-Blocks
I woke up a little excited today. I had a 16k run planned (something to look forward to after my awesome run on Thursday) followed by breakfast at our favourite cafe, followed by a visit from our friendly neighbourhood kitchen designer. That's right - after 23 years we are treating ourselves to a new kitchen!!
The designer was due to arrive at 10 so Iven and I hurriedly tidied our sad old kitchen so we wouldn't be shamed like I was when I had the oven-fixer guy over. 10 o'clock came and went. Than before we knew it , it was 11. I decided to put on a batch of m&m choc chunk cookies to try to entice him/her but our kitchen designer was a no-show. No phone call to explain why - just a non-appearance and I'm a little deflated. I will not be going to bed tonight dreaming of the amazing new kitchen that was designed just for us. Nor will I be discussing/arguing colour combinations with Iven.
So to make myself feel a little better I thought I'd treat myself to an ice-block. I always keep a multi-pack of water-based ice-blocks in the freezer. They come in an assortment of flavours and the only one I'm not so partial to is the orange one. But I always do the lucky dip and eat whichever I pull out. So what do I choose? Of course it had to be the orange one! Just wasn't my day.
But on the bright side, my run was fantastic again. It was a nice flat 16k along the Brisbane River into the city. I'd run the same route five weeks ago but today I ran it four minutes faster and it seemed so much easier. I even allowed myself to push up the speed over the last three k to bring it home strong. Rest day tomorrow, a slow 10k on Monday then we'll see how I go at Speed on Tuesday.