Friday, June 25, 2010

Flashback Friday: Skip Day

If you were like me in high school or college, you'd wake up this morning and say, "Today is a skip day." (Actually, you'd wake up and be happy that you're on summer break, but that's not the point.) It's too nice out. The bed felt too good to leave. Congratulations, easy three-miler, you're my first skipped run of my marathon training cycle.

Thankfully, this is a backdown week, and an extra day of rest felt like a good idea after my fast and wonky five miles yesterday morning. What was a measly three miles going to do for me anyway? It certainly wouldn't have given me an extra half-hour of sleep.

Begrudgingly, I still had to get up for work. However, I'm only staying until 1 p.m. The Enthusiast and I are headed for a Goodtime and early Happy Hour in Cleveland.

Back in high school, my oldest friend and I would sometimes drive all the way to the campus before we decided we'd rather be truant.

One time we decided to go to the Flats to hang out for the day. We walked into the Spaghetti Warehouse for lunch and suddenly found ourselves surrounded by police.

There we were, two high school kids skipping school, eating pasta and trying to play it cool in a roomful of cops. They were none the wiser, but we couldn't wait to split town.

Looking back, I suppose Cleveland has more threatening things to worry about than a couple of gawky teenagers. But at the time, I thought we were nabbed for sure.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!


Xenia said...

Why have you all of a sudden become a morning runner? Do you hate yourself that much? Stupid question, of course you do.

Happy weekend to you.

Sarah said...

Oh my god, you're taking a river cruise on the Good Time II?! I did that in 1989. When I was 15. Is it cooler when you're an adult? Do they serve booze? Are you going to Great Lakes Brewing afterward?

So many questions, probably so few answers.

I'm going to Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak after work for some fine Belgian-style ales. Then I'm going to a concert.

Have fun cruising and then boozing!

misszippy said...

That's great. I did many a skip day myself back in the day. I guess as adults we are entitled to one now and again also.

Jamoosh said...

And fine drinkage to you!

Jess said...

Skip days are good for a person. We all need the break from time to time. Enjoy Cleveland!

X-Country2 said...

Everyone needs a skip day from time to time.