Three miles and the sundress search

by - Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I love having every other Monday off as part of my "alternative work schedule." In a ten-day pay- period, eight of the days, I work nine hours. One of the days, I work eight hours and since that equals 80 hours, I got the 10th day off. It's a beautiful system.

So yesterday was my "AWS day."

I couldn't have asked for a better day to have it. It was gorgeous outside all day and I went for my three miler around 9 a.m. and it was perfect running weather. Slightly cloudy with a little breeze and in the 50's. (We're currently in a bit of a chilly spell for May.)

I whipped off my three miles in 28:30 after fueling up with two cookies....whooops, cookies make for bad pre-run fuel. I felt ready to hurl by the time I got home.

I spent the rest of my day off doing laundry, going to the grocery store and shopping for the "perfect" sundress. I've been on a quest for three years now to find a sundress that is casual enough to wear to a summer picnic or BBQ, but nice enough that it would still fly in the office with a cardigan. I found something that works yesterday, but I wouldn't say that it's perfect. Ladies, hit me with sundress links if you've got them.

(For those of you doing the math about my work schedule, yes I have next Monday off for Memorial Day and then the following Monday off because it's my AWS day. Did I also mention that I get to work from home every Wed.??? Yeaa...I may have the best job ever...hehe)

Tempo run and yoga tonight!

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  1. Your schedule ROCKS.

    Can't help on the sundress front.

  2. Let me check out my sundress links for ya ;-) Try Krispy Kreme donuts for pre run fuel next time!

  3. It's all about JCrew, girl. Even their strapless dresses look great with a cardi and can be either dressed up or down. They have AMAZING sales so actually go to the store, not the website, and check out the back sales section. I've bought sundresses there for $20.

  4. Huh, that's an interesting scheduling system, but it sounds like it works out nicely!

    And I would second the JCrew idea. Especially if you have an outlet nearby. Tons of cute sundresses.

  5. Ladies, hit me with sundress links if you've got them. ...

    Wow. How sexist! What makes you think us dudes wouldn't have suggestions.

    For the record: I don't have a suggestion for you. What do I look like? A girl? ...

    But I bet Carolina Cletus will have something for you.

  6. wow, must be nice to have every other monday off. Glaven enjoys wearing dresses and costumes to work. I work at home every day, usually in pajamas. i usually put in 9 or 10 hours a day, and have to work about 25 weekends every year (or 2 weekends a month) as well. it sucks. but since i'm always home, they think i can always work.

    and yes, since i'm a girl, you can check the clearance/outlet section of the white house/black market web site for sun dresses. kelley has found too many cute little things from there at amazingly cheap prices. i also think she enjoys the fact that i work too much.

  7. Definitely the best job everr! That's awesome!!

    I ate ice cream from DQ before a run once, it was the worst idea EVER. Maybe it's the sugar?

  8. That is a nice schedule! I get 1/2 day friday's every other week but an entire day would be fantastic!

    good luck with the endless sundress search. I am constantly on the hunt.

  9. I was going to say, you must be a gov't employee! I am also on AWS and love my every other Friday off :) It's a great day to catch up!

  10. oh my gosh, I'm so jealous of your schedule - sounds awesome!!!

  11. SOunds like you have some great perks to your job! How awesome is that!

  12. we get every other friday off! well, i used to anyway when i was in the home office (non-govt). now that i'm at the jobsites they work on fridays of course, boo. love those weeks where it makes for a long stretch of 4-day work weeks! wednesdays at home though = amazing, i am jealous. :)

    good luck in the sundress search. i haven't been shopping in so long - i know i'm no help!

  13. ann taylor loft! Seriously - sounds old ladyish - isn't!

  14. Jealous of your work schedule. Mine is awful compared to yours - rotating weekends, weeks of night shift. Welcome to the life of a reporter. Ugh.

    Sundresses...I agree with White House Black Market. They have some cute stuff. Or else try New York & Co. I haven't seen what they have this year, but I've gotten a few super cute sundresses there that would be good for work with a cardigan.

    Good luck!

  15. Sounds like a good schedule, especially since I know a few people who work nine hour days anyway! I'm no help on the sundress front...I have the worst luck with finding them!

  16. Anonymous11:05 PM

    Yay for sunny days off! Hope there are many more in store for you. :)

    Finding a good sundress is tough. Hope the perfect one pops up soon. I never have much luck with that.

  17. oh that is awesome, i would love to have an alternative schedule like that!