Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Lunch Hour in Pictures

On Monday SUAR shared her morning in pictures and challenged us to do the same.

Here's a peak at my little lunch running routine... which took a lot longer with a camera in my hand! I would have carried the camera along on the run as well if it hadn't been so cold and miserable out yesterday, but that will have to wait for another day. There's really not a whole lot to see on my standard lunch route, so you're not missing much.

Gym bag waits eagerly by my desk



Before having its contents spilled on the bathroom floor



"before"




Ready to go (I put gloves on, of course!)



Gym bag waits eagerly for my return



40 minutes later: Finished!



Hmmm, what will I do with this hair now?



Yikes.



Wet clothes all over the floor. (too bad I'm not at home and can't leave them there until I feel like doing laundry)





Oops, I made a mess.




Essentials for making myself (somewhat) presentable:
(thanks to T for the awesome Nathan shower wipes!)



"After":
(somebody get this girl a head band!)



Back to my desk for re-fueling
(thanks to T for the new water bottle!)


What did you do for lunch?

HBBC Update
Tue. Dec. 7 - run (5), 20 mins. weights (1), Spin (6), F&V (1) = 13

37 comments:

destination262 said...

YAYAYAYAYAY! I love that you do LTWO even during the cold weather months! I definitely did nothing but dream about running. But I think it was dreaming about running in warm weather not cold. Good for you Marlene! :)

Jogging with Fiction said...

That's impressive. I've run at lunch a couple of times, but luckily we have a shower in my office. I'm WAY to stinky after a run to go back to work otherwise.

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Love it!! Thanks for showing your 'after' hair- I wondered what you did with it after a lunch run! Looks pretty good! No way I could pull off the lunch run (I don't even get a lunch break) but good for you for keeping it up!
You are getting so skinny!

Aneta said...

thnx for sharing your routine.
my hair is the biggest thing that i worry about when working out at lunch time!
a pony tail and headband are always a good idea!

great post marlene!

ShutUpandRun said...

I love this. Thanks for playing along!! Yes the hair is a problem after workouts. That is one time I do wish I were a guy. Well, that and that certain time of the month.

Teamarcia said...

Awesome you do that over lunch! Is that Ladies Room a busy one? What do others think of you prepping in there? Just wondering.

Heather said...

I love it! Now that I'm my own boss, I think some lunch time runs are definitely in my future. :)

RunningLaur said...

One of my favorite perks of working at home is that I can go for a lunch run and not worry about being totally gross afterwards - no one else around to notice!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I'm so happy to be such an important part of your lunch time routine.

cure for hair issues - shave it off. it seems to be working for me.

Have a great day!

Laura said...

I would have no problem doing this if ONLY I had somewhere to dry my hair.
...or else get some more professional Bondi Bands...that might work.

dietitianontherun.com said...

Ha, and now we know how it's all possible! ;) That lunch looks delicious!

Runners Fuel said...

Love it! I sleep on my lunch!

Emz said...

SO freaking impressed that you do this. I've never worked on a lunch break [even from home].

Love all the photos!!

jawsome said...

Wait wait, Nathan make SHOWER WIPES? Holy mother of lunch running, I need to get me some of those. So, do you wash your hair in the sink? I may need to think more on this lunch running thing...

Jamie said...

very nice! when I worked in a office I rarely did a lunch time workout and always had issues with the hair. headbands are a must!

Denise said...

cute post!!! i think the messy hair looks cute, too. i might have to take before and after pics of me...just to show how scary i can be.

J said...

I love it! Last week I had physical therapy in the middle of the day and needed to go back to work so i used a few of your tips. I also didn't sweat like I would if I had run. I am still trying to figure out how I would work it here with no showers or locker rooms.

For my lunch I just sat at my desk. I think I need a stretch break!

the dawn said...

what an awesome way to spend your lunch!

i haven't had lunch yet. still waiting on some students to finish their final so i can grade it and give them the good and/or bad news...

misszippy said...

That's the best way to do lunch!

Chelsea said...

Do you find the Nathan wipes actually, you know, do something? I've been using baby wipes and I know they clean me up okay...but I'm a little ripe by the time I drive home.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Most productive lunch! Barefoot Angie Bee suggested Baby Wipes for an instant shower, so that's what I used today! :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

You're a Bag Lady!!!!!!!!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing the pics. :-)

happygoluckyalex said...

this is exactly what i needed-- a photo how to on the running at lunch!!! love it! I can't leave my gym bag in there at lunch-- that's awesome that you can! I am working on getting this down to an exact science!

Char said...

The hair thing is why I only ever run in the morning. Run, shower then do hair and spray enough hairspray on so it doesn't move until the next run.

Stacie said...

Awesome Marlene!!! So impressed that you still run on your lunch break. Loved all the pics.

Mark said...

Love it!!! That's dedication and that pays off!! Really good picture taking, too!!

Nicole said...

I love lunch time runs! They are my face!

ajh said...

I love this! I ate my lunch during a meeting! :(

Her Name is Rio said...

Post lunch time run hair...we need good solutions for this! Looks like you've got a great routine down!

Boris Terzic said...

lunch time runs are awesome!

Amy said...

I don't know if I could do mid-day workouts if I worked in an office. Good for you!

lindsay said...

You're making me feel lazy... I need to get better at lunch running!

Kirstie said...

Wish I could run at lunch but I get WAY to sweaty to do it and not shower.

Julie D. said...

love it!

RunKathyRun said...

Absolutely love it and I am so jealous; I only get a 1/2 hour for lunch so there isn't time to run during the day :-(

EndorphinBuzz said...

All those lunch runs without showers?!? I guess I'm lucky that I have full facilities to freshen up after a run. I'd take pictures of my lunch hour run ritual but somehow I don't think the guys would appreciate me wielding a camera in the change room :)