running, working, racing, eating

  • I feel like I should say something, but I am TIRED tonight and my mind is struggling to string words together. Solution: bullets.
  • I ran today. 3.5 miles in 52 minutes, give or take. Possibly less, as I was sidetracked talking to a neighbor for a couple of minutes at one point.
  • I’m still struggling with hills. But I’m getting there, and I’m happy with that.
  • After I ran, I made some phone calls, then went to the library to work. I’m getting a lot of work done, even if I am working harder than ever. And I’m having a ton of fun doing it.
  • I’m thinking about skipping my October race. My income has been lower the past couple of months, so I’m thinking about saving the race money and putting it towards a half marathon in the spring.
  • Today I found a fantastic food and exercise diary at a discount store for the whopping price of $1.00.
  • For many, many personal reasons, I really do not want this to be a weight loss blog. Yes, I admit, I could stand to lose a few pounds. But my past is very complex, and for me, losing weight is much more complex than for most others.
  • It seems like all the other health and fitness blogs out there are also weight loss blogs. This bothers me. Again, not that I’m one to judge- but it seems to me that if you focus on exercising and eating a balanced diet, the rest will work itself out. So why do some bloggers write about the extreme guilt that they feel when they eat a slice of birthday cake, or the ways they are punishing themselves for that cake? Just doesn’t make sense.
  • But I’ve read that one of the single most effective “diets” out there is to keep a food diary. An HONEST food diary.
  • I don’t really want to keep a food diary. I just know it will be a challenge, and I’m not sure I want that.
  • But, it was only $1.00. So I bought it.
  • I will start on Monday. But I will not be posting my food diary on this website. It is a very personal thing and none of your business. 🙂
  • This bullet thing sure is easier… maybe I should do this more often.
  • I’m sure there was something else I was going to say, but I can’t think of it, so I’ll stop here. TGIF!!