Thursday, March 07, 2013
OK, this is a little bit of a rant. I don't usually do this, but it bothered me and I don't want to stew on it.
My DW wanted to pick me up and take me to lunch today. I had been planning on swimming over lunch and I had already eaten my PB&J sandwich. But, I said OK, and we ended up at Panera.
I mentioned that I didn't need two lunches and a skipped work out, a bit tongue in cheek. She said that she thought I was spending too much time thinking about diet, working out, thinking about working out, and on SP.
I replied that when I don't think about it, my weight creeps up until I am well over 200. Since I have been on SP (and active on it), I lost over 20 lbs and have kept it off for about 6 months now. (And I am in pretty good shape, which feels kinda nice).
I don't think she is trying to sabotage my weight/health/fitness effort. But she doesn't see the point. And for some reason, it bothers her. It is like a fester that annoys her for some reason. I don't know what the real issue is.
I know when I trained for the Lincoln, NE marathon in 2008, she was expecting and did not like me going on long training runs, because I was being "too selfish". I tried to schedule the workouts to fit into family time better or take our oldest out in the jogger to relieve my DW a bit (I think my oldest daughter has a few hundred miles in the stroller...). It was enough of a strain, that I have kept away from marathon training for a while.
Earlier this week, I had a long day at work and really needed to get the physical and mental release from a good hard run. I was trying to finish a draft for my adviser by 4 pm so I could get a 5 mile run in and make it home before 5 to get dinner going. It took longer than I thought it would, and I ended up leaving at 4:30 and getting home at 5:15. I guess she had a hard day with the kids acting up and was mad that I didn't go straight home (the shortest route home is 2 miles, but when I run, I like to take a detour of 5 or more miles).
Anyway, I think that this will continue to cause tension. I do not want to give up the gains that I have made, I do not want to cut back on fitness, and I get a lot out of the SP community (and hopefully give back to it as well).
(Oh, and I had a chicken cobb salad (570 calories) at Panera and still went to the pool and did a mile.)