Is this a sign?
I fully charge my Garmin. I run 7 stressful miles. I complain to a friend. Friend suggests I run GPS-less. I have an epiphany and declare I will run my next race sans technology. Garmin dies.
Well, I don’t know if it “died” per se, but it’s abnormally drained of all energy. I know it can power through at least 26.2 miles, so what’s the deal? I guess the Run Gods are affirming my decision to run without technology this weekend. (Run Gods – while you’re at it, can you heal me of every ailment and help me run, like, 6 minute miles? Thanks in advance.)
I guess we’ll see how well I’m being watched over on Thursday when I see the sports doc. I’m counting down the hours until I finally have a clearer view of what’s going on between those muscle fibers. I’m crossing my fingers that he doesn’t
recommend I make me cancel any of my upcoming races…I have a packed schedule and I’m not really interested in adjusting much of it!
Bronx 10 Mile (September 9)
Fitness 4 Mile (September 15)
Ragnar Relay (September 28-29)
Staten Island Half Marathon (October 7)
Philly Marathon (November 18)
Half Ironman (Spring 2013)
Full Ironman (July 2013)
I’m sure I’ll be throwing some others in there as well (if I can, that is)…definitely want to get a few more triathlons in somewhere before Ironman! Yikes.
As for some more recent news…Brendan and I finally decided enough is enough: we are going to start COOKING DINNER! Gasp! I even busted out a cute weekly calendar and started planning which recipes we would fix on which days.
I’m also keeping a comprehensive list of ingredients we’ll need to scoop up from the grocery store. The easy part was picking recipes – I love this cookbook from Weight Watchers because it has appetizers, salads, main dishes, and side dishes. I always find their recipes delicious, simple, and healthy:
Someone protested against being in the picture, but I got his legs!
See all the yellow tabs? We are starting on them next week because one of us will be gone pretty much every night for the rest of this week. Our goal for “home cooked meals per week” is set at three for now! That’s the hardest part, in fact…I hate that we barely have time to enjoy evenings together. Typically no one is home until after 7:30pm as it is. I would love to have a healthy sit-down dinner 4-5 nights per week. We can work up to that, right? I’m going to ignore the fact that last time I tried to plan one “Family Dinner Night” per week, I failed miserably.
Do you have a weekly meal plan? If so, what’s on your menu? Share some ideas! Also…do you say “make dinner” or “fix dinner”? I’ve always said “fix” (I think it’s the Midwestern in me) but
most people Brendan likes to reply with something along the lines of “it’s not broken”! What a jokester!