i did double days of double dipping on this trip, and i am determined to continue with my running streak next week as well. yesterday, i woke up and did about a mile on the (wah wah) elliptical, because even though it was only 5:30 in the morning, all of the (only two? for a hotel this size? craziness!) treadmills were occupied by skinny bitches. hm.
i looked on the bright side (at 5:30 a.m.? i must be crazy - there is no bright side at that hour!), and thanked heaven that at least one of the ellipticals was available.
later that day, i found that the treadmills were available, rushed to my room to change into my running gear, and hopped on for a couple of miles.
today, it was only a quasi-double dip: i ran for a little over two miles (with a work friend who decided to join me at a time when, thankfully, both of the treadmills were once again available), decided the heat was too much, and i quit. but my friend wasn't done, so i hung out. strangest thing happened: i was somehow magically drawn to the elliptical, and did that for five minutes, or about half a mile.
so. it's 10:30 at night, and my alarm goes off at 5:00 for running, so i am totally done for the night. read some ayn for a little bit, and pass out for what invariably feels like only an hour or so.
this "running with a friend" thing, though... i gotta continue with that. it would really be fantastic to make friends that run in tulare. to have someone that you count on to be there with you and vice versa, it's a good thing. plus, i could use a friend, running or not.