Friday, March 13, 2009
First, know that I just adore you both. I think you're cute and brilliant and incredibly damn funny. You're also fun to hang out with, and you have a great group of friends. I've thoroughly enjoyed our nightly rendezvous from 11pm to 12am.
But they're really messing with my morning plans. Specifically, my weekday morning workout plans. I'm just not as young as I used to be, and I need my sleep. It's nearly impossible for me to stay up until midnight every night and get up by 5:30am to be at 6am spin class (as is evident from my absence from spin class the past few months). This just won't do any more--you see, I have a half Ironman to train for. It's only 18 weeks away. I need those morning hours.
Which means, as painful as this is to say: I'm breaking up with you, Jon Stewart. And yes, I'm breaking up with you, too, Stephen Colbert. It's not you, it's me. I need to be selfish and put myself first. I'm sure your ratings will be fine without me. And don't worry, I'll see you around in occasional reruns and maybe even online.
Take care of yourselves!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I'm training for a half marathon on Feb 22. I'm running another one two weeks later. Training has been going REALLY well. I ran my 10M long run Sunday at a 10:30 pace. For perspective, last May I ran a 10K in 10:30s.
So I'm much faster now than I was last May. I also weigh at least 15 pounds more than I did last May. I'm trying to decide if I care. If I can run this much faster at this weight, and just not obsess about what I'm eating or drinking, do I care?
Yes, I want to be pretty and thin, blah blah. But at this point, I think maybe just losing 5 or 10 pounds, getting back to a comfortable size 12, would be fine with me. Size 8 seems--not impossible, but not fun. If I can run 30 miles a week at this weight and keep getting faster, isn't that enough? I'm healthy, I'm pretty happy, and I'm doing more than a lot of people who are pretty and skinny can do. I regularly beat little skinny girls in races. Do I need to prove I'm better than them by looking like them?
I don't really know what I'm trying to say any more, I'm just struggling with the fact that I feel pretty great and I'm running well but the scale is up in the 190s. If I can't have it all, am I OK with having this?
Sunday, January 04, 2009
I'm not big on resolutions, so I'm just writing down some goals for 2009.
1. Finish three half marathons, including one under 2:15.
2. Finish a half Ironman, preferably under 7 hours but I'll take what I can get.
3. Run a sub-27-minute 5K.
4. Complete a century ride.
5. Lose 20 pounds, putting me around 170. Do NOT gain it back!
6. Get a grip on my finances. Stop spending so much money. Start putting money into my IRA until I can get the new 401K going again. Save a down payment for a house.
Let the fun begin.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
It all sounded so delicious.
"We’ve combined Starbucks espresso with our premium European-style cocoa blend used in our Signature Hot Chocolate and steamed milk, and topped it with whipped cream and a touch of chocolate powder. This sophisticated beverage delivers rich chocolate flavor with a velvety mouthfeel balanced with a smooth coffee flavor."
Yet it all went so, so wrong... Do NOT order this drink. This oh-so-delicious, oh-so-chocolatey, and oh-so-loaded with sweet, sweet caffeine drink. It's called the espresso truffle. I treated myself to one after my Thanksgiving Day race. I don't feel bad about that. I didn't track that day because, well, I was lazy and it was a holiday.
Today I went on a Starbucks run with a colleague and instead of my usual venti Awake black tea with two tea bags (0 calories), I caved in to the chocolate demon and ordered the espresso truffle. With no whipped cream, so I thought I was being "good." Ha!
I just took a moment to track it. Since it's a seasonal signature drink, I had to look it up on the Starbucks website. 510 calories! Curses! I need to sit my butt on the trainer for at LEAST and extra half hour tonight.
Sigh. Farewell, espresso truffle.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tracking: Slacked. Tracked two days. It was Restaurant Week and I ate out a lot. I know, I know. Back in the saddle today.
Alcohol: Ha. Ha. Ha. Um, it was Restaurant Week... 4 days. Sigh.
Spin class 2x: Only once
Weights 2x: Done
Swim 2x: Done
Still feeling good about getting back on track workout-wise. It was a rough week food-wise, BUT even while eating out I tried to be as good as possible--ate vegetarian options twice, etc. That doesn't make up for the extra desserts this week. But I managed to somehow magically lose a pound! 1 down, 9 to go in this 10 pounds by Christmas challenge.
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