Thursday, March 24, 2011

Three things Thursday

1. I signed up for the bike maintenance course!

Truthfully, I can't say it will put me that far out of my comfort zone anymore, because Jen and Nicole signed up for it with me. I'm good with that though. I can go outside of my comfort zone by swimming in open water sometime. I'm happy with feeling comfortable taking a class I need, with a couple of awesome buddies.

2. I went to McDonald's today

It wasn't planned. I was going to do lunch at a local cafe with a couple friends, but when we walked in, it was PACKED. Since we had 6 children between the three of us, we couldn't just squeeze into a corner, so we ended up walking down the street to the local McDonalds.

I have to say, I was so unimpressed. It's been a long time since I've been there. First of all, they don't even display the majority of their menu. What's the deal with that? Do they make an assumption that everyone has it memorized? Their french fries were super heavily salted. Their "grilled cheese" is disgusting. My kids like grilled cheese, but I make it with real cheese and actual bread. At McDonald's it's just a bit of melted, processed cheese between two pieces of tasteless bun. I could go on, like mentioning how incredibly dirty the the play area was, but I'm done.

I know this may sound really judgy, and I don't mean it that way. Fast food has it's place and I truly think that for most people, it's fine in limited quantities. Has McDonald's just grown too big for it's britches though? Have they sacrificed the last vestiges of quality and service because people have just made it a habit to go there?

3. My run yesterday was a trudge

Some days you have great runs, others not so much. I was running at the track and hadn't been able to talk any of my running buddies into coming with me. I only intended to do 6km, so it should have been easy. I can actually get decent speed most of the time when I do shorter distances now. Lap after lap, I was going so slow. And, it was just hard to keep going. I felt like I could have gone faster speed walking.


  1. Krissy Jake-SmithMarch 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Can I trudge with you tonight? I got nuthin'... but I'm going to give it my all.

    And hey! I drove past y'all before you went into McDs!!!

  2. Is there a link to the bike maint course?
    You couldn't pay me to eat at McDonalds. I'm just saying.

  3. ah, sorry dude, I had to bail out of the bike maintenance class!! I'm jealous though I really need to learn these things!