Monthly Archive: April 2009

Apr 30

Needed…

One foam Cheesehead, preferably for $10 or less. The marathon has a special starting corral for folks wearing them, and while I’d like to do that, I don’t intend to wear it for much past the starting line. I have no confidence in being able to hand it off, either, so I don’t want to …

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Apr 29

Wouldn’t be me without a food post

So I made steel-cut oats in the crockpot for this morning, complete with raisins, and they were delicious. Even Sam enjoyed a bowl, which he topped with more dried fruit and a banana. But there were a ton leftover, since I apparently lack the ability to figure out the quantity of dry oats necessary to …

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Apr 28

Aggravated

Sam’s going through this phase (hopefully) right now where nothing is his fault. Hit his brother? “But he tempted me!” Got caught jumping from from furniture after being told not to? “Gabe tricked me into it!” Argh. I’ve talked and explained and given examples about why that’s just not acceptable, but he does it again …

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Apr 27

Nifty

I always am absolutely terrible about “remembering” girly things, like when to get my hair done. Maybe it was that stretch in college, where I went about four years with only a couple of haircuts of any kind, but now I only think about doing it when it starts becoming glaringly obvious that I’m in …

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Apr 25

One week more: Runners’ Open Thread

I did my last “long run” (just 8+ miles, but longer than what I’ve been allowed recently, at least) today. Bill (from running club) already scolded me, but I have to confess to having done this run at too fast a pace, like yesterday. 😳 Again, sub-8-minute miles. Like yesterday, though, it wasn’t intentional – …

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Apr 24

What do you want to get out of it?

On a message board, in a thread dedicated to running and weight loss, a member linked to an article, asking what we thought. The article’s focus was primarily on fat loss for women, and the tone of it bugged me in a major way, as it unapologetically made fun of larger women (the author remarked …

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Apr 24

No brain left for titles

Constant refrain: running is my therapy, and when I’m forced to cut back, I get…weird. Not only less patient, less tolerant, and less peaceful, but also less mentally gathered and much more flighty. As a result, my conversations tend to get less organized, and my thought processes are – oh, look, a (dust) bunny. Doesn’t …

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Apr 22

Two parts flattered, one part irritated

Today at Sam’s Club, the cashier didn’t want to take my member card. “This looks nothing like you,” she said. “Ha-ha,” I said, but she wasn’t joking. She wanted another form or identification. So I gave her my driver’s license…the picture on which was taken about thirty pounds ago. She looked at that card, gave …

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Apr 22

Hurray, free coffee!

Apr 21

Tapering sucks, but I’m still alive

Weird thing about tapering, I’m finding, is that I’m actually moving into a place where instead of craving my runs, my mind is actually feeling resistant to the idea of running at all. This is plainly unacceptable. Luckily, my body is responding to my mental state with something along the lines of “Shut up, you …

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