I think I have been losing my mind lately. I have been forgetting all kinds of things and while I do tend to be a little scatterbrained from time to time, it has gotten out of hand lately!
Yesterday I left work and drove straight to the Wellness Center for my No Boundaries run. On the way there I realized I forgot my cell phone, which was on my desk. I figured I wouldn't need it between then and tomorrow morning, so I did not worry about it. When I got to the Wellness Center and went inside to change clothes, I realized I had forgotten to pack a sports bra. Good grief. I can forget socks, I can forget my watch, I can forget a ponytail holder (and I do quite frequently). But a sports bra is sort of a necessity. Like shoes.
I thought I'd call Julie to see if she would bring me one but of course...I had forgotten my cell phone. By the time I borrowed one to call her, she was already on her way. The two mile run with my team was not too bad. I tried to stay at the back of the run/walk group, but most of our Madison Maniacs are running at this point so...there's that.
Last night I decided to join my running girls here in Madison for an easy 6-8 miler at 5:00 a.m, and I set my alarm for 4:45 a.m. This morning I awoke to Jason's alarm, which goes off at 5:00, and realized I was supposed to be starting the run at that moment. I had forgotten to put the alarm on the radio setting. It was going off, but making no noise. And of course, I had no way to call them because I had forgotten my cell phone.
I laid there a little while talking to Jason and then decided to get up anyway and see if I could meet the girls somewhere along their run. After getting dressed I realized I had forgotten to charge my Garmin the night before and it was most likely dead. It wasn't, but it only had 39% battery left.
I took off in the dim morning light with my ipod shuffle turned down low to wake me up. After a mile I stopped to stretch my legs and realized I had forgotten to turn on the GPS. My Garmin was keeping time, but not keeping track of mileage or pace. I knew the distance from my house to the place where the girls were parked, so I turned on the GPS and kept going.
The girls had just finished their run, but Katie and Julia said they could run a few more with me. We took off running and when we were close to the parking lot again, I realized I forgot to turn my Garmin back on after stopping to talk to them. GOOD GRIEF! Julia had her Garmin and told me the loop we had done was 2.5 miles, so I added that to the 2.5 I ran to get there, adding 2.5 more to get home.
On the way home, my ipod died because I had forgotten to charge it, and my Garmin started to beep at me saying it had a low battery. I rolled my eyes and kept running. This was getting ridiculous. I managed to get myself ready for work without incident and remembered to grab my book bag for class tonight, although I did forget to grab a banana on the way out. I stopped by Brueggers for a bagel and coffee and got to work on time. I found my phone on my desk underneath folders and papers I'd been working on the day before. And of course, it was almost dead. Did I bring the charger with me this morning?
Nope. I forgot.