Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

Last night before I hit the gym for my cardio session I dumped my bags in the car and tossed my wallet onto the front seat, fully intending to take it with me. So what did I see when I got back to the car after my session, sitting in full view on the front seat? Yep, my wallet – with credit cards and cash (not a lot but still…). I cannot believe I did something so dumb (well, secretly I can but I have a public image to uphold!) though I have to admit as far as dumb things go, that was probably the dumbest act I’ve committed for a while. Anyone else got any dumb incidents to relate?

Operation Mayday, a 12 week program I started last month is in full swing. I am now in week 7 (not 12)*thanks Strewth, for pointing out the error!* and have lost a total of 2kg but centimetres off my waist, hips and thighs. Yay! Now if I could just budge that problematic ab fat I’d be an ecstatic CJ! I know there are awesome well defined abs underneath the fat somewhere!

So I’ve been gymming, running, cycling (on the windtrainer – its too cold outdoors) and actually feel really good despite being surrounded by people coughing, sneezing, spluttering and making other awful phlegmy noises, yech.

This coming Sunday I am running in the 10km Terry Fox 10km fun run which is followed by pancakes with maple syrup – yum! If I can finish in the top 25 women I’ll be happy – the top 25 get their times recorded.

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you." - Og Mandino


speedygeoff said...


I reluctantly took my wife's car to work one day - mumbling about how easy hers was to break into compared with mine - parked it on a side street in Emu Ridge, the crime capital of Belconnen, and left my wallet in full view on the passenger seat with a $50 note poking out.

Needless to say, the wallet and the money were still there at the end of the day when I returned to the car.

So does being a runner help the concentration or not?

allrounder said...

Friar tells me it's only the top 20 timed this year...i'm running in that as well and was aiming for an official timed result!

Friar said...

I've now had a look at the Official Entry Form and it states that "Times will be recorded for the first 25 finishers in each category".

iliketoast said...

Dumb ... me? ... Today for instance ... I wore my State-Of-Origin T-Shirt to work ... Go Maroons ... anyway ... same day as my NSW Supporting boss does my appraisal.

Hilary said...


Hey dont feel bad about doing something like that - I think we all do it from time to time!

Sounds like everything is falling into place - and best wishes for your run on Sunday... and enjoy those pancakes!!

Hilary xx

Rae said...

Good luck this weekend!! I LOVE races with pancakes!!!