For the Week of March 4th

Happy Monday, Fancy Oatmeal readers!  I hope you had a wonderful Sunday; plenty of rest and rejuvenation before the work week begins anew.

Dan and I went to our first MSU Alumni Association gathering for North Florida.  The Spartans took on our #1 rival, the lack of leadership on the court & horrific officials Michigan Wolverines.  It was a great excuse to meet up with some new faces and get more involved in the city.  We met at the Blackfinn restaurant, which was a wonderful hosting site.


Everyone we met was super nice, and it was great having the camaraderie in our love of Michigan State, and abhorrence for anything that tacky maize and blue.

MSU North Florida Alumni

Even though we didn’t win, the game was amazing to watch right up until the last second.  Thankfully I had something to console my wounded ego.

MSU Alumni Collage

Let me show you that platter of SOUTHERN NACHOS again:

Nachosbarbeque pulled pork, corn tortilla chips, chipotle queso, jalapenos, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole

Thankfully, Dan and I split them, and I only indulged in about 1/3 of the plate, but that was enough to send me right to my planner to schedule out my fitness plan for the week:
Workout 3-4-13

Weekly Menu 3-4-13

Murphy’s Law and Running Issues

Morning Workout: 4 miles @ 31:24 

This morning’s run was ok.  I felt like it could have gone a lot better, mostly mentally.  I’ve been trying some new things in my commencement back into running after being dead down with the flu for a week and a half.  One things is breaking my reading dependence while running distances longer than four miles.  I made a new 5k play list, as well as started listening to podcasts via my iPod nano.  It’s been going ok thus far, except for this morning.  Something must have been going haywire in my iPod because after hitting the “Start Run” button, the volume would automatically be set to zero, or mute.  I turned up the volume with the buttons, but as soon as I found the desired sound level, it would automatically slide back down to zero!  WTF!!  Not only was this supremely irritating, it was also DANGEROUS!  I was clipping along at my 7’40” pace at 5am on a treadmill.  I’m not bright enough to pause my workout and fix my technology issues at a standstill.  Thankfully, it only took the first mile and a half for the vulgar threats I was making to sink into the nano and the volume stayed where I told the $!@#* to.

Some may call that Murphy’s Law – whatever could possible goes wrong does at the least opportune time.  That may not be a true M.L. situation, but these are:

 Thanks for these truisms/Murphy’s Law quips, Alissa.

In non-running-but-no-less-a-Murphy’s-Law-example news, just when Dear Hubby and I both have the time to devote to watching both our teams, Michigan State and the Cincinnati Bearcats play in the Sweet Sixteen, our satellite dish went out, rendering us totally helpless and unable to watch the games.  Or maybe it was a blessing since both teams were knocked out of the tournament.

Have you fallen victim to Murphy’s Law lately? If so, what?