Friday, June 24, 2011

one dollar

my almost-free gatorade
$1 motivation
thursday after work i was not really in the mood to run or exercise in general, but i remembered i had a cvs "extrabucks" coupon ... for $1.00. i just could not let that $1 go to waste! unfathomable. luckily there are three cvs's within 2-3 miles from my house (umm and i live in suburbia -not a city- it's ridiculous, there are also 2 rite aids and a walgreen's in case i ever need a fix). my big $1-off coupon motivated me to go run and stop by a cvs on the way back for a treat, a cold gatorade. hey, whatever it takes.

during the run i had to take an urgent call from mother nature, but i was running in neighborhoods, i couldn't just duck into a store or restaurant. i happened upon a house undergoing a renovation with a porta-john in the front yard. a freshly-cleaned, not yet used, two still-wrapped rolls of toilet paper porta-john. the problem was the high school aged kid next door was loading wheelbarrows of mulch for his parents right next to the porta-john... the thing about a fresh porta-john is that the bowl is empty, and much more likely to make splashes. well i created one, and i could hear the kid next door say "ugghhhh!". i'd like to assume he was irritated at having to do yardwork...

mother nature now has an iphone

thursday (6/23) pm run: 8.5 miles / 9:02 avg pace / 81-77°

34 comments:

  1. hahahahaha! that's disgusting and awesome all at the same time.

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  2. Yep... Those construction porta potties can be realy life safers... And for that kid: grow up! ;-)

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  3. Love the Picture Lindsay.....Queen of the Portaloo! So, how did the gaterade go? The kid, more than likely, was making fun of the splashes. I would have. hahaha! Take care. Maybe some one might invent a portable toilet that runners can take with them on the go as they run? Kind of goes hand in hand with choco turds! Remember? Still in production.

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  4. LOL, will run for $1......... You made that kids day...

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  5. Hilarious and disturbing! What a find though to run across at port-a john. LOL!

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  6. I'm sure he was groaning due to being very out of shape...positive...that's it, out of shape...

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  7. I"m not sure you made the kid's day, but those house renovations with port-a-potties do come in handy. Used one myself last summer, though running first thing in the morning assures that there won't be any teenagers standing next to them.

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  8. Love the artwork, especially the life-like pile of multch.
    I like how you turned no motivation into an 8.5 mile run!! That was one heck of a dollar.

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  9. Portajohn's... ICKY! I guess it beats having to go in the woods...

    I love those CVS Extra Bucks. I have saved so much money with them, seriously.

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  10. Ha! I don't have many phobias at all but using a port a john with anyone around IS ONE OF THEM. Take me to your shrink, I'd need therapy after this experience. Truly, I've had many port a potty experiences and bad dreams(nightmares, actually) so this post was creepy for me!!! Loved your artist rendering though, that kind of softened the story for me!!!!

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  11. I am pretty sure that the neighbor kid's problem was that he was disappointed that HE didn't get to be the first one to use the porta john. He was planning on getting in there right after that next wheelbarrow. :)

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  12. i'm sure there are worst things that you could do for $1....

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  13. OMG, too funny. So embarrassing!!

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  14. Thank God for clean porta-potties!

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  15. lol, that is hilarious!

    And I am not a fan of the whole CVS extrabucks coupon scheme, I never seem to be able to use them! They should just lower the price on items!

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  16. Of course it was the yard work. But really what do people expect to happen in a bathroom?

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  17. you NEVER disappoint! Bahahaha

    Happy Friday!

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  18. OMG Lindsay!!! Damn I have missed you!! I am totally laughing right now!! Still laughing:) Sometimes you just gotta go! At least there was a biffy along the way! Score!

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  19. ha ha ha!!!! That is awesome. And you gotta love kids....no holds barred.

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  20. I'm not one to use the ol' lol but, crap, that really was an lol!

    Also: What is up with all the pharmacies? It's nuts how many we have around here. Nuts.

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  21. Nice run!! Porta potty in the nick of time!!!

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  22. I can't tell you how many cvs bucks I've wasted...

    LOL at the porta john story.

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  23. Cheap ass! $1 motivation!! Even my kids won't move for $1 anymore! I like port o johns. Sometimes I read blogs in them, or fix my hair or read Runnersworld with my feet resting on the urinal on the side wall.....Yeah, I'm pretty sure he was just irritated at having to do yardwork!

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  24. Construction potties have saved my life a few times. Lucky you to find a fresh one.

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  25. He should be thankful that you didn't pop a squat in front of him!

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  26. Well, it is official. Nothing is off limits on your blog :) haha

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  27. Haha, runners just do what others won't. We get used to it and others don't. Hey, I created a poem! I'm South African so please help...what is cvs?

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  28. I have noticed there are always plenty of drugstores, pet stores and matress stores no matter where you go. I mean...how many people on the daily are really looking for a new matress???

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  29. HA! Awesome! I used a port-o-potty yesterday on my run as well, but thankfully just for #1!

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  30. So you spent a dollar and penny!

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  31. Too funny. You gotta do what you gotta do. And that was much more pleasant for him than what would have happened if that porta potti wasn't there!

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  32. Everything about this is hilarious and relatable, from the "I'll do anything for a pit stop" Porta Potty visit to the act of finding motivation in a coupon (my motivation today: a single new song purchase, Ida Maria's "I Eat Boys Like You For Breakfast."). Whatever works, right?

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  33. Just noticed you had a free audiofuel download thingy on your blog. That's a fast little workout. Have you tried it?

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  34. Hilarious!!! I had to leave this open allllll day until I got to internet again so I could comment. Love the picture :)

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