Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tuesday: Space Issues and Selling Hollywood

First, I want to express thanks that everyone I know in the Northeast is safe.  They didn’t all get through without some sort of impact (garages, hot tubs, power and some flooding).  But everyone (so far) is ok.

I was up on time Tues morning!  A small but important victory.  Since Tues was a non-running day, I could enjoy my coffee before heading on my bike.  Once the sun was up, I suited up and headed out.

Bike: 10 miles / 50:30

Eating on Tues was much improved.  I had coffee and part of a Costco muffin for breakfast.  Spaghetti O’s (with meatballs) and veggie sticks for lunch.  THE lunch of champions.  Carrots and a peach in the afternoon.  Dinner was Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken and Vegetable Fried Rice. Much, much improved.

I was somehow inspired to do some straightening up in the afternoon.  Our closet has a chest of drawers in it.  And I don’t want to get too used to having that extra space since we are just renting right now. So I rearranged some of my dresser to make better use of space.  It won’t stay this neat for long, but it looks nice now.  I tackled 6 of 9 dresser drawers.  The rest are coming.  And I do have MUCH more space than when it was a big mess.

Did anyone else see the big entertainment news from Tues?  Disney buys LucasFilms for $4 BILLION.  Because Lucas didn’t have enough money before this.

Monday: Case of the Monday’s

Monday was just one of those days.  I overslept and then just sat around.  When I finally headed out the door, I managed to do this weeks short run of 4 miles.

Run: 4 Miles: 45:20ish

And then I became a human garbage can.  I could NOT stop eating.  Ugh.  Some day are just like that. I did take an extra bike ride to try and counteract the eating (I needed to get allergy medicine).  It was also game food night. So we had meatball bubbles, wings and sweet potato fries.  And because that wasn’t enough, I also had a cinnamon scone.  I had to make those and get them in the freezer before they went bad.  I didn’t necessarily need to eat one.

That is enough about food for Monday.  Are you watching the storm coverage?  All of lower Manhattan is under water.  I used to work down there and spent a great deal of time in Battery Park City.  So I can picture it maybe better than some.  And then cut power to everything south of 39th.  In another job, I worked at 45th so I can picture that as well.   South of Bryant Park (the Library) is dark.  Just unbelievable.

Tomorrow will be better.  I know it will.  Both for me and for the residents of the Northeast.  Hang in there.

Sloth Sunday: My own mess..

Between the extended trailer for Les Mis (Christmas Day) and the extended trailer for Cloud Atlas (Oct 26), I am a mess. I don’t know how I will make it through either of these movies.

I would love to read Cloud Atlas before seeing the movie, but I don’t think I have time for that.  I may see if my sister wants to see it on Wed (so if you reading this, hint hint!).

Today was, as per the title, Sloth Sunday.  I cleaned the bathrooms, went to the grocery store.  And then we had some very nice people work in our yard.  We are extremely pleased at the work they did and even though we are renting, will have them come back again.

Food was nothing exciting except that I made cinnamon apples in the crock pot.  I did cut them a little small, but they were amazing. A little bit bigger and they will hold their shape and be even more amazing.

Oh, and I signed up for the 10k in a week.  Did I ever mention that I once hit a hole in one in golf?  I know, it seems to be a big deal to everyone but me. It was a 90-something yard par 3.  Well, once I hit the thing, I quit playing golf.  How does it get any better than that?  So I told Michael tonight.  If I manage to PR in my three distances all in the same year, 5k (check) , 10k (next weekend), and half (1st weekend of Dec), that I will quit running. I was kidding, but really.  How do you top that?  I may be getting ahead of myself.

Enjoy the trailers.  Or, if you are like me, have a few tissues handy.

Saturday: Pick-A-Run - I love how the shorter days make me feel like I'm staying out late every night.Saturday started out with a pick-a-run.  I headed out knowing that I would do no less than 6 and maybe as much as 8.  But I wasn’t really putting the pressure on myself to do the full 8 when I left.  But I did it anyway.  Once you are out there, you might at well.  And the surprising part was that I averaged my goal race pace!

Run: 8 miles / 1:31:32

The rest of Saturday consisted of picking up our fruit/veggie basket (great, more brussel sprouts), running a few errands with my favorite sister and then watching the Kona Ironman special!  Because watching hours of the Ironman live on my computer wasn’t enough.

Food was a mish-mosh of stuff.  I had cream of wheat before the run, half of a Costco pumpkin muffin after. Then there was a peach, a strawberry smoothie and some chex mix.  And Michael and I went to Smashburger for dinner.  Then one beer and that was it!

And then there was a party fail.  We were set to go to my sister’s neighbors Halloween party.  But by the time the party got going, we were winding down.  We hung out at my sisters instead and then came home.  Fine by me.  I have never been a party until dawn kind of girl.  And when it didn’t really get rolling until 11, the $15 cover didn’t really seem worth it.

Friday: Same Hills, Different Day

Friday was a quiet day.  A non-running day. I did the same 6 hilly miles on my bike from Wednesday.  My speed and control are definitely improving!  And it was plank time trial day as well (Carrots n Cake 4 Week Plank Challenge).  I beat my Monday time (1:45) by 15 seconds (2:00).

Food today was a protein bar, coffee, a turkey burger and veggie straws, some snack mix, red wine and Michael’s spaghetti with one garlic stick.

I did my Costco and Sam’s errands.  I was initially excited to see Sam’s carrying my GNC Vita-Packs again, only to realize they were the wrong ones.  After I bought them.  I used to take (And like) Active. These were Energy.  So they will go back to the store.  I see other people talking about what they get at the warehouse stores.  So here you go:

Sams: Chicken Sausages, Caribou KCups, Stauffers Animal Crackers

Costco: Baby Carrots (2 5lb bags), Half and Half, Muffins (Apple and Pumpkin), Propel, Almonds, Cashews, Shrimp, Dog Toys

I thought the Honeycrisp Apples were OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, especially when I know they are on sale at the grocery store this week.  And because I am a big sucker, I had to buy Annabelle more Do-Do Birds.  I have never seen so much doggie-joy from something so small (and cheap).  I will stockpile the new ones away for a rainy day.

Any big weekend plans?  I have an 8-mile run, a Halloween party and not much else!