Sunday, February 20, 2011

Workout sabotage!

So back in December I posted about the 12 pounds of Christmas and took a lot of pics of the daily treats. So on Tuesday we had a couple of co-workers return from maternity leave and of course that means a "treat day". My co-workers didn't realize that I'm officially in marathon training; they must have forgot, or I didn't tell them, or they could care less. In any case, Tuesday I did an  nice easy paced 3 miles on the treadmill at lunch and came back up the 47 steps to the office to find the following;

Italian sausage for Hot Dago sandwichs

Cookies, chips, and a nearly empty tray of chip dip



more donuts

I used every ounce of self control I had not to eat one of these sugar filled love nuggets. Sadly however, by the time 3pm rolled around I strayed and had one of the cupcakes. I sat in my cubicle, ate the cupcake, and wiped the tears of guilt with the cupcake wrapper.

The rest of the week went like this;

Wednesday: 3 miles on the treadmill with 7x30 second pick ups at a 5K pace.
Thursday: 2 miles outside on the running path around work. (I would have done more, but my wife came outside to find me.
Our daycare provider called my wife (my wife and I work together for the same company) and said our 10 month old had a temp and wasn't eating. Since my wife couldn't leave work that day, I went and picked up the kiddos and went home. I think our daycare provider was a little paranoid since my 4 year was sick last week. Honestly, I think she was just teething, but better safe than sorry. Then my wife brought home some Girl Scout cookies when she came home. It took about 3 seconds to eat 3-4 tag-a-longs.
Friday: stayed home with the baby as the wife couldn't be gone from work again. By 10:30am I had texted my wife to bring home more tag-a-longs. My self control was completely gone. Damn you Girls Scouts!
Saturday: 3 miles on the treadmill at home and some pushups.

I don't know if I'll be able to do anything outside running today as we are supposed to get another 8-14 inches of snow after we had a nice mid-February melt.
This week I've been sabotaged by my co-workers, the daycare provider, and mother nature. Bastards!

On the bright side, we get tomorrow off of work for Presidents Day. It's kind of funny that we never got this day off until we were bought by a Canadian company. I suppose we should have a "treat day" to celebrate!


  1. Haha, I love "treat" days. My office has them every month for birthdays. I always get made fun of because I try to bring "health" food.

  2. This winter has been terrible for me, because my wife cooks/bakes a storm when we are shut up in the house because of snow. Case in point: Sunday during the storm she made homemade yeast rolls, 2 loaves of bread, and a huge 10x15 inch pan of homemade chocolate mint brownies. Yeah....imagine all the snow days we have had and how much she has baked. What do I do? Bring it to work! 2 coworkers accused me of making them fat HAHAHA! Better you than me!