Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Impending Blizzards Make Me Crave Blizzards Natch

All of this blizzard talk on the news (ie:  twitter) has got me craving a frozen delicious treat!  I asked the boy ever so sweetly to bring me a blizzard to work since I was stuck working late.  When that didn't work, I attempted to bribe him with highly coveted bribery items.  And when that still didn't work, I used brute force.  Just kidding.  Can you imagine these t-rex arms causing anyone any harm ever?  Perhaps after I lift weights twice for the year....then we'll talk....

Anywho, after work it was off to the ol' gym to get in a b.a. tempo run.  Now I must mention that my gym is rightnexttoaDQ.  And in the 2 years that I've been a member there, I have gone to DQ exactly zero times after a workout.  If you know how much I luuuuuuuuurve ice cream, you realize this is quite the feat.  Well after tonight, I still have that streak in tact, because I hit up DQ before my run.  Yup....that's how I roll.

I wasn't positive what time the store closed and knew I would be running long after 9pm, and realized that if I didn't have a blizzard before I went to bed I would likely die.  And cry.  Perhaps die whilst crying.  Either way, it wouldn't be good.  So I hit up the DQ before I hit my gym.  Good thing it's a gazillion degrees below zero so my blizzard could stay all nice and frozen in my car waiting for me.

But of course heading to DQ/the gym couldn't be an easy task, it had to be an adventure.  YAYZIES!  I think I've made it pretty clear that I'm d-u-m-b when it comes to cars.  Well surprise surprise I also suck at driving them.  If I ever get me lots o' monies, you best believe I'll be paying someone to drive me around.  Anywho, while traveling to DQ/gym I got stuck behind a car trying to make a left hand turn into an apartment complex.  Sadly, this car was on flat ground just north of a nice little mini-hill I needed to climb.  Snowy roads+tires that aren't made for snowy roads+not so great on snow driver Jeri = wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And wheeeeeeeee = the sound of my tires spinning.

I had to pull some crazy turn around maneuver to back track and get turned around once again, gain some momentum and make my way UP and OVER the little hill.  Car success!  Ack.  How many years til I can afford that driver??

I had a pretty rockin' tempo run, so I guess all was good in the 'hood.  I did 5 miles with 3 at tempo (8:06, 8:12, 8:02).

9 comments:

Hannah said...

Um, yum!! I hate that I read this right before bed because now I want one! What kind did you get?

eatdrinkrun said...

That's just good planning on the blizzard! I hope it stayed nice and frozen but not TOO frozen! (Or maybe they put something in them to keep the ice cream soft? Along with, you know, the crack?)

Nice tempo too!

aspoonfulofsmash said...

whoo hoo fast run! And that is soo funny..and SO something I would do. I love DQ blizzards, if there was one that close to my gym I would be screwed. Every night in the summer I must have ice cream, I can't even tell you how many times I walked the mile to the DQ by my house. And We got a work snow day here in Chicago..It was awesome!

Susan said...

ah i do love you.

annnd i could totally hear the wheeeee noise because NYC drivers happen to think that if you let that go on long enough, your car will magically start moving. false kids, false.

Liv said...

I love the "i suck at car" tag. And I'm with you...once I'm making enough money I'm hiring a DRIVER. Not a chef or cleaning woman, but someone to drive my ass around...everywhere.

Lisa said...

Ah, Dairy Queen. How do I love thee, let me count the ways... Anyhow, I think I may need our seasonal DQ to hurry up and open so I can satisfy my blizzard craving.

You know it's cold when you can leave your blizzard waiting in the car for an hour :-)

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

This is the best idea ever!!!

Dom and Trey said...

You have DQ where you live? That's fantastic! My husband is crazy about the butterfinger blizzards. We have a million DQ's in Texas.

That was a great tempo run and you got to reward yourself with a treat afterwards. Cool!

-dom

Dana said...

i love your green shoes!