Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Start me up or... don't. And Joel is Satan Incarnate. Together a good day.

Today started out crappy when my car didn't start, making me late for a client meeting. I had to wake up my wonderful roommate to tote me to the BF's to borrow his car so I could attend said meeting. Afterwards (luckily they were very understanding!), BF and I learned a bad battery was the cause of the morning's demise.

My '99 Jeep has nearly 160,000 miles on it, so putting too much cash into it just doesn't make sense to me. I was worried it was going to be a huge problem and I was going to have to buy a car and what kind would I want and how would I afford it and could I get a loan and would the interest rate be horrible and maybe my dad would cosign but then how am I ever going to accomplish the 2010 goal of being debt free and what am I going to do!?

Luckily, diagnostics proved only a bad battery, so I invested in the Jeep to keep it around longer by putting on the needed new tires. Ugh. My checkbook is so mad at me right now. Have I mentioned I love the constuction industry standard of getting paid weekly?! That is seriously my savior right now.

Once I got to work, my day drastically improved. I got a lot done, and am ready to continue the roll I started tomorrow. I have a great working to-do list and that has been keeping me (mostly) on task. I admit, facebook and all you blogger friends do call my name occasionally.

Then, homeward bound to accomplish a few chores before heading to KC Multisport Spin class. Wow. Tonight was a tough one, aptly named "Tough Love" or as I like to call it, "Joel is Satan Incarnate". Our class leader, Joel, gave us a tough warm up of progressives, one-legged, and muscle tension drills (that burned!) for the first half, followed by a 31-minute interval session. No rest. Just up, down, faster, slower, this gear, that gear, burning, dripping, moaning...

As hard as it was, I had a blast. It feels so good to be back on the bike, active and energetic. Plus it always helps when I look around the room of 65-some athletes and see many who seem to be in way better shape or are way more experienced than I - suffering more than me. I have improved so much over my last 2.5 years of athleticism, its astounding. And now, I get to EAT and EAT some more. Training is wonderful.

1 comment:

Mama Zen said...

Few things are more irritating than car trouble. Glad it was just a battery!