Friday, April 4, 2008

Sometimes "oops" just isn't enough

This picture is to represent what stupid looks like. See it's me and today I am feeling uber-stupid.

They came to me at work last week and said, "Hey, can you help us out and do a remote at the Boomer Expo on April 12th?" I said, "Sure." I knew the date sounded familiar, but I let it go.

Then it hit me - that's the day of the AIDS Run/Walk! O.k., I think. I don't have to be at the remote until 10:45. The race begins at 9, I can be done, showered and at Hy-Vee Hall by 10:45.

Then yesterday I was editing my interview with Rhea from the AIDS Project of Central Iowa and I hear her say, "...and the race begins at 10 a.m.". Uh, what? Rewind. " 10 a.m." Crap, that's what I thought I heard.

Nope, definitely can't run 3.1 miles, shower and be at Hy-Vee Hall by 10:45 a.m. Double crap!

So, I have concocted a plan and cleared it with Rhea. I am running the race at 9 a.m. She says the route markers will be up, but no barricades and my timing chip won't work. I let her know I would run on the sidewalks if necessary and I am not worried about professional timing. I'll just use my handy-dandy Timex. The timing is for me, not to compete, because believe me - I am no competition for anyone, especially on hills.

She said that would be fine, thank God. I have been training, though not on hills as much as I should, so I really want to do this. Plus, I have a couple of people that are doing it because of me, so I don't want to let them down. Now, I have to tell them my 'plan'. (And they don't even know there's a problem. Hi, Annette. {sheepish grin})

Of course the moral of the story is... look at your damn schedule, so you don't have to look stupid - see picture above if you have questions.

By the way, if you want to be a last minute entrant in the AIDS Run/Walk follow that link.

Yours in unbridled insanity, um, er, health, Kate

P.S. - That picture is from my brother Gordon's b-day party, so the man arm you see is him, not some hot romantic interest. (Double damn.)


  1. Hmmm. I'm sorry you can't make it. But this will be a good challenge for me. Will I do it by myself or will I cop out and sleep in?

  2. LOL. Sorry. I am such an idiot. This goes right along with screwing up the balance of my checking account to the tune of exactly $100.

    My head isn't it the clouds, it has gone down on and island and may never be found again. And it's not even the island where Gerard Butler is residing.