going commando and other such things

My husband accidently threw away our laundry bag in the trash chute. It was all too funny until I started remembering what was in the bag. With the exception of what I have on, I have lost ALL underwear in addition to a few pairs of socks, two of my favorite running shorts, my blue NorthFace shirt, Columbia hooded fleece….YES, I now realize that we hadn’t done laundry in too long.
Have you ever thrown away something important?

And now for bigger and more important news, I want to give a shoutout to Gigi who ran her very first marathon on 10-10-10. She did amazingly well for a rookie. I am telling everyone that it was because I cooked for her the night before. Training for weeks had totally nothing to do with it.  I volunteered the day before at the marathon expo. It was the biggest and baddest expo I’ve seen. I was stationed at the Runner Tracking table helping people to set up text message updates on their running friends. After finishing my shift I walked around and ate all the free food. I tasted about 10 different Clif Bars, spicy hummus and pita, Yogurt, Gells, Sports drinks, etc. I was so full by the time I left. I had picked up Gigi’s bib while at the expo and on the way back everyone assumed that I was running too. I got a few friendly nodes and hellos ; I felt like a total poser.

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

3 thoughts on “going commando and other such things

  1. Bright side is no laundry to do? Im jk jk Its not funny, or maybe a little? It'll be a good story for the kids “when your dad and i first got married and lived together, he once threw out my laundry”

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  2. lol.. this is the funniest laundry story…..hehehe..

    as for the dinner before the marathon, you are correct. it's like a car: a car is useless if it has no fuel in it. in the same way, if i didn't have the fuel that you fed me with, i could not have done it =)

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