Wednesday, August 22, 2012
That's sort of how I feel about this week. For different reasons.
Last week I got a horrible attack of the hungries for a few days. I thought it was because TOM would be starting, but I'm still waiting on that. Maybe this is the month I finally skip a month - but I've been this late before too.
This week there were no hungries, if you don't count the extra half serving of PB filled pretzels I tacked on to last night's snack after speed work at the track, which I dutifully tracked (tracked? Get it?). Which will put me just slightly over my points for the week (but of course I have oodles of activity points I haven't yet touched). Unless I play around with today's food.
Which I am disinclined to do . . . how do I feel I've done? Dunno. I feel a little thinner, maybe, but lately I haven't really been able to tell.
Last night was like Friday Night Lights: the HS football team was practicing on the inside of the track and there were at least 50 people watching them & cheering them on. I feel like I time warped back to Austin.
I got my answer on the Nuun, too - I have a runner's world daily calendar I picked up very cheaply at the beginning of the yr - guess what tip it had for me? If you use both, use the Nuun one hr, the GU the next. Which is sort of what I did. Need to do a bit more research on that one for myself as well.
Do you know how you've done without stepping on a scale?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I found this cool hot cereal from Earnest Eats, who make my fav oatmeal bars (just don't get the chocolate ones!): Mayan Superfood. It has quinoa, puffed amaranth, oats (I think), pumpkin seeds, other seeds, & cocoa. Of course I topped it with some chocolate chips, too. It's not very chocolaty on its own; next time I'd add more sea salt to it. I don't usually add sweetener to my oats; I like them salty. Lots of fiber & protein!
We could not get a sample from Lola yesterday. I tried, the vet tried; she simply stopped peeing anytime you got near her & he didn't think it seemed bad enough to use a needle or put her on antibiotics. He said if she got something surgary from DH's backpack it could cause this reaction & since it all started that night, it seems like a likely explanation.
He gave me some cranberry chews as a precaution. She made it thru last night ok again & while she pee'd immediately this morning (normally there's at least 10 minutes of sniffing & circling first), she wasn't desperate to get out there like she was yesterday. Crossing fingers that she goes back to normal soon.
My knee is complaining a bit after yesterday's run - was fine the last few days - and it finally dawned on me that maybe it's my sneakers. I got a new pair about a month ago, but I rotate between 2 pairs & the other pair, which I wore for yesterday's run, is older. I hope that's the cause, anyway. My last couple of long runs have felt pretty strong, even without my running partner.
I must say I like having my nails done again. I like the convenience of the nail strips. I went looking at amazon for the ones I've been using & they're cheaper there, but other people had trouble getting them off like I did. They mentioned incoco.com . There's free shipping if you order $50 & I've been drooling over them . . .
. . . as well as the swimsuits at splish.com which I just read about on a blog . . .
Boy it just sure doesn't feel like the middle of August here but I'm enjoying the cooler mornings!
Monday, August 20, 2012
That just popped into my head as I looked at myself in the mirror after stepping out of the shower this morning.
In some ways I look better now than when I graduated HS. I am definitely slimmer & much more toned, I eat a thousand times better . . . but of course time does take its toll, too.
I probably looked better at 30, after achieving lifetime with WW. there was a brief moment in my life when I was truly slender; but I still really struggled with food.
I know I am slimmer than the first time we went to HI, roughly 7 years ago. More toned, too. Course the greys were covered because I still colored my hair & it wasn't the Brillo pad it is today.
Can I look better in 10 years? There are some things the march of time will claim, but I think I can. It's certainly a good goal to work towards! Maybe by then I'll have HMs in 15-20 states, roughly 2 a year.
What long term goals can you dream up?
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Yup, I ate about double the amount of sushi I normally eat last night (all you can eat sushi place); remember, I ran 10 miles that morning. I also had a very small, but rich, chocolate tart waiting for me at home.
Instead of cutting it in half like I planned to, I only had a quarter piece - which was plenty considering how rich it was. The rest went safely back into the freezer.
I tracked everything, of course, even the one piece of my husband's spider roll.
I did not wake up stuffed - always a sign to me that I chose wisely.
I might take today as a rest day rather than going for a recovery swim - especially since Lola is showing symptoms of a UTI. Ugh, of course it started late last night. I've had about 14 hrs sleep total in the last 3 days.
Since she's eating ok & otherwise seems ok, we'll wait til tomorrow to go to the vet rather than go to the emergency vet, unless something changes. I hate making her wait, having suffered thru so many of my own - her only symptom is frequent urination & more licking; it doesn't seem to hurt her to pee.
Ugh, she was my one healthy animal!
On a side note, the dogs did get into my husband's backpack, which he left unzipped on the floor (and not the first time he's done that, either); he doesn't *think* they got anything that would harm them, but of course isn't quite sure what they got. I have pretty good radar for what constitutes a real emergency, tho, so if I think it's necessary we will go to the emergency vet. Right now it's wait & see.
If I don't swim, I will probably give my new yoga for athletes DVD a try.
Oh, I did try Nuun yesterday for my long run. I've tried it at expos, but never actually used it on a run. I liked it; the taste was better than the taste of the coconut water I used last week. Anyone know if GU should be taken with it? I assumed they probably shouldn't be taken together, do didn't drink anything when I had my GU.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I must say, it is definitely satisfying to know I've run 10 miles, consumed 6 glasses of liquid already, didn't get lost - and it's only 9 am! And I have a sushi dinner waiting for me tonight.
Because I've been having some vague knee twinges lately, I am also icing one knee as a precautionary measure. Chester is not too happy about that, but he's still on my lap, giz is purring behind my head & Lola is curled up next to me.
I would've like a slightly faster pace, but it was actually just slightly faster than the average pace of my last HM & a very hilly route, too. Last week I was faster, but it was flatter & 2 mi,e's shorter. A beautiful morning to run. Hopefully I'll be feeling good enough to take the dogs to the fatmer's market in an hr or do, but that's really all I have planned for today.
I've been using the Sally Hansen nail wraps & hadn't finished my review of them. They're adhesive strips of nail polish. The first set started chipping almost immediately - oddly enough worse on my left hand.and while they were supposed to come off with nail polish, they didn't seem to want to the first time I tried - they did the second time but it was a lot of work.
The first set was a sparkly, almost pebbled gold. This second set is a plain light bronze & it's not chipping nearly as badly.the interesting thing is they seem to actually protect my nails - they grew much longer than usual & the couple that were on the verge of breaking never did.
Maybe a B-? But I have to admit I kind of like having my nails done & will probably keep doing it. Easier than painting my nails, less expensive than a manicure - but way more expensive than regular nail polish.
Yesterday I tried Amy's light & lean spaghetti italiano. Very good! Too small a portion, but very tasty. I'm already thinking I could make 3 & then have 1 1/2. Before a long run, of course, which is how I used it this week.
And finally, I tried the oikos honey frozen yogurt this week. I thought it would just be sweeter than regular vanilla, but it was vanilla with whirls of honey in it. Yummy! A+!
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