Friday, 9 November 2007

Olympic Shopping


I think I get a gold medal for my shopping of yesterday! I got $601. worth of merchandise (two pairs of shoes, one purse, one sweater, one cashmere wrap, and two pairs of stockings) for $229. And since my sister had sent me a gift certificate for $200., I walked away with two shopping bags full - for $29. Woo Hoo!!!!!

I did not run (yet) today. I am struggling with the "no big race on the horizon" syndrome. I have been training for something big since last January. I feel no great urgency about training for a 5K in December. I am sure I could go out and do that even if I never even put on my running shoes for the next month.

I got an e-mail from a running club - they start a new session on Saturday. A big part of me wants to join. Another part of me says - 1. that is money I don't need to spend. 2. part of the joy in running is the solitude. 3. my schedule is about to get even more intensely hairy - I won't have time for it. But I know my performance would improve greatly if I just bit the bullet and went out with a group of runners.

I am picking up my granddaughter from school this afternoon. She is spending tonight with me. I am so looking forward to this. I love being on vacation!

10 comments:

Wes said...

Nice coup on the shopping ;-) I've found that a lot of people just enjoy short quick no purpose runs during times like these.

Have fun with the granddaughter! Her future husband appreciates you picking her up AFTER you went shopping ;-)

Marcy said...

Mary how come you didn't call me? I love to shop!! LOL

Pokey said...

Nice shopping spree! Looks like great stuff!

Have a great time with your granddaughter.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Have a great time with your granddaughter!!

And you had a very successful shopping spree, I must add.

Fian said...

Nice haul! Enjoy your time with the granddaughter.

coty said...

I say shopping like that is like running a 10k. I bet your tired. Nice job :)
I say join the running group it will keep you going.
Enjoy your little buddy tonight!!

Randy said...

Sounds like a deal all the way around....

I am sorry that I got so busy with people in Denver that I wasn't expecting to meet with at work that I spaced calling and going out for coffee...hope you can forgive me...I'll be back in a couple of weeks and would like to do it then....

Thanks for the Garmin tip in one of your earlier posts this week...

Jess said...

Beeeutiful stuff!

Sue said...

Great result on the shopping!

I say, YES, join the running club.

Have a great weekend!

J~mom said...

Sweet deal there!!!!!!!! I love the stuff you got too!

Yeah, I run with friends (the tumbleweed running club) but haven't wanted to commit to a club you pay for.