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Wednesday: Missing the Mark

I am having the hardest time getting up while it is still dark.  Once again, I turned off my alarm and went back to sleep.  Missed the mark.  It doesn’t help that this guy (Solo) has suddenly discovered that he wants to snuggle.  On my lap, in the chair, on the couch, in the bed.  It is hard to leave that.  The good news is (to me) that I am not in danger of being late for anything and still have time for my runs.

Wednesday, I was even MORE sore from the Crossfit workout on Monday. But I got out there anyway and knew just about everything would feel better once I got going.  And it did.

https://i2.wp.com/www.toothpastefordinner.com/081909/trouble-waking-up-in-the-morning.gifRun: 6 miles/1:10.  Right on target for this week.  The Garmin said 1:14 because someone on rollerblades with a dog stopped me on the street with TWO TENTHS OF A MILE left and wanted to talk to me.  The dogs name was Milly.  I always remember the names of the dogs.  But I forgot to pause the Garmin.

Wednesday was another one of those bottomless pit days.  And then when I sent Michael to pickup pizza on his way home, they claimed I had never placed the order and then tried to tell him I must have called a different location.  Uh, no I didn’t.  H0w about the girl who answered the phone was a moron and never put in the order?  So he ended up going to a different pizza place instead.

The rest of Wednesday was consumed by Top Chef and Life After Top Chef.  Why do they always say that dishes “missed the mark?”  What was the mark?

Who is in line for Breaking Dawn Part 2?  Not here.  I will admit that we have seen all of the movies, but on DVD.

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Wednesday: Assaults and Well Wishes

My feet/toe were still screaming at me.  I don’t know what that toe did to its neighbors, but they jumped it and kicked its ass.  Wednesday included yet another bike ride.  This time, I decided to ride my bike into South Mountain Park and see if I could make it to San Juan Rd, which is closed to traffic.  I made it 3.75 (uphill) miles before turning around.  I think I was just one hill from the parking lot.  But I didn’t want to have to climb that particular back up so I turned around.  The uphill trip took me 25 minutes.  The way back, the downhill, took 15 minutes.  Toes crossed I get back to the running on Thursday.

Bike:  8 miles / 43:10

I once again found this in my coffee kcup basket.  Would she still want the basket if I cleared it out and gave it to her?  Of course not, she is a cat! She did come out of that basket smelling like gingerbread tea.

Wednesday Food:

Breakfast:  Coffee and cinnamon scone

Snack: Peach

Lunch:  Egg Beaters, turkey sausage and english muffin

Snack: Butternut squash, raspberries and carrots

Dinner: Pasta Bolognese

Snack:  Mint Choc Chip ice cream

Michael picked “spouse night” (new name, won’t stick) at Giuseppe’s on 28th.  We saw it on DDD the other night and had to try it out.  We both ordered the same thing that was made for Guy on the show.  It was ok.  I was actually expecting more flavor.  But I would definitely go back and maybe try something else.

This guy is sending all of his healing vibes and best wishes to his favorite aunt Jenny.  Get better soon.

Please excuse the multiple changes coming on the blog as I am playing around with the theme and format.

Tuesday2: Recovery and Recovery

Random Twitter pic from today.  Solo, recovering from his time at camp.

Maybe Vegas turned into the worlds largest cruise ship. And I picked up one of the those nasty viruses from the elevator buttons.  Needless to say, stomach issues changed any plans I had for a run Tues morning.  And the issues are not going away.  Hopefully I can get a few miles in on Wed.  The half marathon is on Saturday.

Meals were no walk on the wild side due to aforementioned issues.  Breakfast was a protein bar and coffee.

Lunch was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with veggie straws. (AWFUL picture.  I had come so far.)  Then I braved just a few carrots and a nectarine.

We went out to dinner.  I had roast chicken, a sweet potato and veggies.  That didn’t sit well at all.  And I ordered the blandest think I could.

We are catching up on the blind auditions of The Voice.  Teams are bigger this season.  And damn!  Did anyone see the RHONJ Reunion.  I want to smack Teresa with a frying pan.  Amazing Race started and I already have my favorites.  You have to love the goat farmers.  And the metal rocker/lawyer team.  I have a few more shows to catch, mainly Greys Anatomy.

You chime in….with unresolved stomach issues and no runs since last Wed, would you try to gut out the half marathon on Sat?  I was using it as just another training long run.  No expectations on time or pace.  But I could also downgrade to the 5k or just volunteer.  Thought I would ask.

Tuesday: Gates and Waffles

This is what Solo looks like after 3 days at camp.

There was no run today.  I had a bad foot and am still holding out hope for a half marathon on Saturday.  What the hell am I thinking?

Bike:  8 miles/43 minutes

Meals today were more of the same.  Except that after lunch, things went downhill with some sort of stomach thing. So dinner was waffles with peanut butter and some snack mix.

I did manage to clean both the bathrooms, some of the floors and the litterbox. So the afternoon wasn’t a total waste.  And then we watched The Avengers.  I watched it on Thurs as well but it is good enough to watch again. What can I say? I love these movies.

I also managed to change the batteries in our gate remotes.  Michael was all excited about living in a gated community (why?) until his remote stopped working and he had to stop and punch in the code.  He is not sure he wants to buy in a gated community anymore.

What do you think?  Is it worth the hassle for the illusion of safety, living in a gated community?

Daily Mood Alert and Food/Fitness: Fri, Jan 27

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Well, this should be Solo.  He has been barking nonstop for over an hour.  He will be tired later.  And I will be deaf.

Mood:  Fine until an hour ago.

Food:  Breakfast was coffee and a piece of apple cake.  Lunch was a few bites of soup and then a Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein bar.  And some carrots. Dinner is corned beef, potatoes, carrots and wine!

Fitness:  I had physical therapy today and he had me stretching and doing some light weights.  I was able to provide much amusement on how tight my lats are during the stretching portion of the program.  But, easy enough to work on at home.