We’re on our way out to Mt Charleston for the start of Ragnar Vegas (1:30pm) but since I’m going to be bombarding you with relay posts for the next umpteen days, figure I’ll slip in a quick non-running post now before we go.
The WIA__ food post went over pretty well and “update the [Who is OUaL?] page” has been on my to-do list for a while, so how bout a look into my normal day?
WARNING : I’m so boring. Man does this post make that painfully obvious. Feel free to make fun of me behind my back while I’m helpless and unable to defend myself in this van all weekend.
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A Day in the Life of OUaL
6:45a-7:30 — Wake up after some snooze button, and grumbling at Brian to take the dogs out. Some nights I set an alarm to r-word (this post is not about that!) before work – success rate stands at about .8%.
Related, I can reset an alarm in my sleep. Really NOT a morning person.
7:45 — Leave for work after spending 3 seconds grooming myself
8-5 — Do sales/account management-type things at the small satellite office of our HQ in Ohio (how we came abouts to be out in CA in the first place – more on that someday)
Speed home Drive responsibly home, play/walk the dogs, chat about day with Bri while absentmindedly scrounging pantry and dreaming up something exciting for dinner
6-6:30 — End up making the same old veggie bowl/salad out of laziness and raging hunger
6:30-9 — Workout / tv / email catch up / dogs, etc. Bri plays softball two nights a week so that’s when I clear all the trashy shows off the DVR and eat his cereal dry straight from the box
9-10 — Pretend to start getting ready for bed. Find __ imaginary tasks to be distracted by
11:30 — Freak out it’s so late and finally go to bed. Check email/twitter/FB/IG/bank acct/todo list all ONE.LAST.TIME in the dark before falling immediately asleep once the phone hits nightstand
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An OUaL Weekend
Weekends are a pick-and-choose from the following collection of favorite (non-running) activities/pastimes :
- proudly rooting for Cleveland sports whenever they’re playing a west coast or big market team and are actually on TV
- hanging out with drunk friends we can bike to (safety first!)
- riding (passenger, not driver) the other “bike” (no we do not condone the Oiselle mantra on the crotch rocket)
- playing in the water. it’s our civic duty as Californians from Ohio
So that’s who I am outside of running. While we’re at it, you should also know brown mustard and sriracha are my favorite condiments, I never wash my fruit but always wash my veggies, I totaled my first car the week of Junior prom, I can’t resist the urge to “see if I’ve still got it!” and will attempt to pitch anytime a softball is near, I don’t believe in fate but I do believe in luck, I hate shaving my legs, olives make me gag, and my pupils are two different sizes which I’ve been told is harmless but I suspect it has something to do with the weird way my brain works.
And I can’t decide if I believe in aliens or not.
Oh and “OUaL” is an acronym for “Once Upon a Lime”, not my actual last name. Feel free to call me Sarah Oual phonetically in person, though. I answer to it.
- Tell me something weird about yourself. I’ll read them all while trying to stay awake for my 2am leg tonight.
Ok ok, one piece of running. “RRLV” is good for 40% and free s/h at Pro Compression in honor of Team Undecided2 (yes really) running Ragnar. Yeah buddy.
* Honest big time thanks to Pro and Compex for supporting us this weekend.