Thursday, August 16, 2007


So yesterday I did the bodyweight workout right? OMG I am SO sore. It's really kind of sad. I mean, I've been running, but I haven't done any weights in at least six weeks. And I can feel it for sure. It's crap. It makes me realize how much fitness I lose when I stop doing a variety of workouts every week.

Sure, my running is better, but my pushups are pretty much pathetic.

So I think it may be time to join a gym again. I'm going to keep the running up of course, until the half marathon in October, but I'm going to try to throw in some classes and weights and yoga and what not here and there. Now I just have to figure out what gym I'm going to join. That's no fun.

Tonight I did some speedwork and feel pretty good about it, although it was shorter than I wanted it to be. I started way too late and I kind of just wanted to get home and have some dinner. Umm and some tootsie rolls. Okay so there's only so much healthy living I can do. :) I'll get there...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Umm hi.

Sorry I've been gone so long. Life has been absolutely insane and blogging - and the tiny losing streak I was on, has been pretty much put on the back burner.

I started a new job on August 1. And we're redoing our kitchen. And the boy's been out of town. And then I was out of town. Blah blah blah it was crazy.

Anyway, yeah. I've been running though, and I've actually been doing pretty good with that. Last weekend we went to Calistoga for a a wedding, and the boy and I ran along this beautiful road past tons and tons of vineyards. I would put some pictures up but I don't have any because I was running. It started out as the most sucky run ever. It was Saturday morning at 7:30 and I didn't wanna run. I did not wanna! I was on vacation.

But I put my shoes on and walked out the door. I was planning on following this trail suggested by the hotel but when we got out on the road, there was nothing. Nothing but, well, road.

And it was a busy road. Turns out the Silverado Trail is not so much a trail. It's more like a highway.

But we decided to stick to the side and run, because the hotel recommended it. We got going and I was feeling okay, but sort of dreading the length of the run. One hour and fifty minutes is a long time to be running. But I had my watch and I was timing ten minute intervals, so I was going to be okay.

And then my watch battery died. I threw a fit. I was pissed. I yelled at the boy. It wasn't his fault but I yelled at him. I was pissed that I had to run on my vacation. I was pissed that I had to wake up early. I was pissed that I had to run down a busy road. I was pissed that my watch battery died.

I was just pissed.

But the boy talked me off of the ledge, I realized I was acting like an asshole, and I just decided to run.

In the end it was a really good run. I think we did about eight miles, and it was nice running with my husband. Totally annoying that he hasn't run in three months and he was able to do eight miles, but fun nonetheless. And the scenery was gorgeous.

So now I'm back home and happy to just be here, but I have no kitchen so the food situation is pretty dire. In fact, it pretty much sucks.

I've been trying to figure it out, I have a toaster and a microwave, so that's good, but if anyone has suggestions on healthy things to eat sans kitchen, I would love them!

So sorry I haven't been commenting for you guys, but I'm off to read now. Hope all is well

ETA: I actually found some pics I took with my phone. The first one is me holding the phone in front my my face - mid run. The second is the beautiful view. I loved the fog by the way, so nice to run in cool weather like that!