Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Still at it...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hmmmm, Monday...

I'm feeling very light today. Which is ironic compared to what I saw on the scale this morning. Yeah, I'm not telling. Just know that things aren't really moving up or down. I had a huge craving for a green smoothie this morning, but couldn't drag myself out of bed. I barely got to work on time, so forget making breakfast. I wish there was somewhere in Philly I could get one to go. Oh, well.

This weekend was so crazy, hanging out with N and her friends and races (3 minutes off my five mile time!). I had a great time, but I didn't do any grocery shopping or meal planning. I have lots of food at home I need to cook, but no breakfast and lunch stuff. This is a great week to multitask during my lunch breaks since my usual lunch buddies are out of town, so I'll do some running around or some reading.

That's all for now. Maybe more later. Back to work...

Friday, February 20, 2009

The raw is calling me...

Have I been over this before? I can't remember, but it sounds familiar. Lately, I've been desiring that rush and pride that goes along with being mostly, if not all, raw. Maybe it's the extra attention I paid to what I ate. I thought working out more would make it easier for my body to process all the non raw foods I've been eating, like sprouted bread, brown rice pasta, oatmeal, soy yogurt, and even egg whites (gasp, I know). Not only are those things not really satisfying me (this definitely sounds familiar) but I've been craving greens, huge salads, fruits and berries and feeling extremely lethargic.

I figure I have two options. Ignore my body for a while and see if these cravings go away or listen to them and phase back into a mostly raw diet. Now, a few months ago, I attempted to add green smoothies back into my diet. Both times, I couldn't stomach more than a few ounces and ended up letting them go bad. And I hate to waste food, so I'm really cautious about trying them again. I also thought about mixing Vita Mineral Green with some water and gulping that down each morning. Maybe I'll do another month long challenge, March 3-April 3, when I plan on going to Boston for the first time. I'm supposed to see a nutritionist soon, but she's flaking and I don't know if I have time for that.

What to do, what to do...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Training has commenced...

And I am serious. Which is why I'm going to bed now. 2 miles of cross
training are on the schedule for tomorrow...

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I'm not even sure that's a word outside of the science fiction world,
but that's how I've been feeling. I'm between. On the verge. In
suspended animation. It's not that nothing's going on; it's that I
have so many options, so many things I could dedicate myself to. And
these are passions I see becoming careers or ways of life. But at this
stage they're so fragile, I don't even want to speak of them.

But know that in the deep of winter, as things hibernate, I am
working, planning, tinkering. So that when the seasons change I will
be ready to unleash a barrage of my potential.

Sent from my iPhone

Sunday, February 1, 2009

And miles to go...

Well, it's here. The 09 training season. And I got it started right, with a 10k this morning. And let me tell you, after two Broad Street Runs and various 5k's and 5 miles, this was my hardest race ever. It was nothing but hills, up one, down another. A few miles were just uphill. And there was cars on the road. I guess they couldn't close the roads off since we ran through a residential area. But my girl, N, and I pulled through and finished happily. That is until I got to the finishers' tent and found that all they had left was beer. Yes, beer. Not one, but two kinds of beer at that. I did get a great shirt, though (Brooks long sleeve technical), so I may still do it again, hiccups and all.

I'm glad to know I have six (albeit slow) miles in me. And after last week, I have the kick in the pants I need to keep my ass in the gym for the next eight weeks. That's when the squad is taking a little R&R to Boston and I plan on doing my first clothes shopping in about 4 months. Can we say single digit sizes? Maybe even cutting previous sizes in half? Yes we can...