Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shameful grocery cart

  The weather here has been horrible over the last two days.  Funny thing is, I thought to myself, as I knew rain was impending, I thought I could handle it.  I told myself it's no big deal because it's normal for this time of year, and I have been living in the Pacific NW for over 10 years, and 4 of that was in SE Alaska for crying out loud!  Well, I am swiftly realizing that I am not, nor will I ever be used to it.  I have gotten a lot better in retrospect.  I don't cry anymore, and I don't sit around and sulk, nor do I fall into depression.  Here's the thing.  I tell myself it's coming so deal with it.  Then it's here and it's dark.  I am innocently going about my day...then out of nowhere I NEED sugar!  And not just any sugar.  I need the most refined ooey gooey stuff available.  If I thought it would work, I would hold my mouth open, grab the sugar bag and just start pouring.  It is like when I quit smoking and took off the patch, except I think worse!  I eat cereal, chocolate, bread, any simple carb I can get into my mouth, and it is vicious because I am never satisfied.  Today in the grocery store I bought an apple pie, a bag of cookies, and 2 packs of little doughnuts!  The doughnuts were for the kids, but I never just buy them that kind of stuff when I am in the store picking up groceries!  When I got to the check out it seemed like everyone before me and behind me were buying produce, and not just a few items, I mean full carts of fruits and vegetables!  What the heck???  I am usually the one looking down on other peoples carts, but here I am with all my snack food...I forgot to mention the chips (I actually had two bags and had to put one back) and my only saving grace was the 2 womens running magazines in my cart.  Somehow having those magazines feels akin to going through the drive through of a fast food restaurant and ordering a diet coke with the cheeseburger and french fries :-/  I AM going to read them when I am running next!

  Speaking of that.  Last week and week end I did a lot of running.  I ran 2 miles on Thursday, 4 miles on Friday, 2.9 miles on Saturday, and 4 miles on Sunday.  Oh man was I ever grateful for the break over these last two days.  In fact on Sunday I was supposed to do strength and didn't do it, so I was going to make up for it yesterday, but never did.  It is difficult for me to get changed into my workout clothes for anything other than cardio, so I don't change, then I don't lift.  Not the best plan to follow.  So tomorrow my schedule calls for a 5K race (remember I changed the schedule to match my race day so on the original plan this would be a Saturday) well obviously I would be hard pressed to find such a thing during the middle of the week, so I am just going to run 3.1 or more.  I have a busy schedule tomorrow, and am hoping it is not raining and can tackle the hill one street up from us.  If not I will be on the treadmill reading my magazine, hopefully going 6.5 mph instead of my previous 6.0.  During all this training my speed has improved, not that I was striving for that, but I may as well maintain it!  I am curious to how fast I can achieve this 3.1 tomorrow.  Lord knows I should have enough fuel in me with all the sugar and carbs I have eaten over the last 3 days!

  Above is a pic my husband took of me on my run Saturday.  He rode his bike along side of me and I loved having him near!


  1. Great Blog Yo! I thoroughly enjoyed the read!

  2. Thanks so much for the compliment! I am stoked you like it...whoever you are ;)