Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Stood Up

This morning my swimming friend failed to show up at dark o'thirty at our designated meeting spot in the McDonald's parking lot. And so began the battle of the Heathers. Bad Heather said, "Go home. If you drive fast, you can have your contacts out, your pj's on and be back in bed for another hour and a half." Good Heather said, "Dude. You just signed up a for a half ironman. Get your ass to the pool."

This really was a battle because I hate to swim alone. You would think the only indoor pool in at least a 30 mile radius would be a hot spot, and I wouldn't need to worry about being all by my lonesome. But unfortunately I live in an area where the primary forms of entertainment are drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, and shopping at Walmart. So often I (and my swimming friend, when she is not being lazy) are the only two hardcore souls at the pool. And while I am a little bit afraid of drowning, I am a lot afraid of a serial killer sneaking in the pool and murdering me while I'm gasping for breath at the end of a lap. Yes, I know, therapy may be beneficial. That's beside the point.

So after about ten minutes of Good Heather and Bad Heather yapping at each other in the McDonald's parking lot, Good Heather won and I drove to the pool. And I didn't drown. Or get murdered by a serial killer. But I was there completely by myself. Of course, now Bad Heather thinks she needs a little victory. So I'll probably take a nap under my desk later. Or eat a Reese's peanut butter cup.

15 comments:

DRog said...

Chalk it up for Good H !!

signing up for the 70.3 will do that :)

D

Jamoosh said...

Peanut Butter Cup and then a nap. You deserve both!

Marlene said...

Good for you getting to the pool! That would definitely be creepy, being all along at the pool in the dark morning hours. Is there any staff around at least??

P said...

OMG, I am laughing so hard I am snorting! My favorite line: "I live in an area where the primary forms of entertainment are drinking beer, smoking cigarettes, and shopping at Walmart." Kudos to Good Heather for getting your booty to the pool!!
Sometimes I'm the only one in the pool room and it sort of freaks me out, too. Glad you didn't drown or get murdered. :)

Jess said...

Glad a serial killer didn't nab you. That's always a bonus!

TutuRunner said...

how about a reese's EGG! i LOVE reese's egg season!

Christine said...

You rock!!! And you deserve some Reese's :)

Richelle said...

Way to go! You definitely deserve some Reese's!

RunMommyRun said...

Glad the Good Heather won out! And yay for PB cups!!

onelittletrigirl said...

OMG- I have the same serial killer fear when I am alone in the pool...but that almost never happens since the pool is hoping at the my gym!

B.o.B. said...

Dude, in the Bad B.o.B. version of this story, Bad B.o.B. would have gotten the big breakfast plate at Mickey D's and then gone home. And eaten a Reese's later. LOL!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Great job on the workout - hopefully you treated yourself to a nap - via George Costanza

Beth said...

Yeah for Good Heather! Can you believe it's supposed to snow for our race this weekend?! I'm hoping that I'm going to be able to spot you at the Earth Day half, although I'm guessing that we are both going to be bundled up. If I don't see you, good luck!

chris mcpeake said...

not drowning is always a bonus

X-Country2 said...

YAY good Heather!