Monday, July 16, 2012

Case of the Mondays

Starting over. Again. It's Monday. Last nite, in the fog of my sunday nite sleepiness I declared to Dear Hubby:

"The sugar detox starts tomorrow."

"WHAT?! I didn't get any notice."

"Not your problem. You can still eat whatever. The only one who is responsible for what passes these lips is me."

And so it begins, again. I'm coming off an emotionally trying week. A lot of things happened that I didn't handle very well and most of all, I'm mad at myself. I left my emotional swings get the best of me, and I turned to the thing that never fails me.

Food.

The slide in my discipline has been a long time coming. I'll be the first to raise my hand and say that when I was running long and hard in Wisconsin, I realized that I could pretty much eat whatever I wanted and maintain my weight loss.

Fast forward to not running long or terribly hard in Arizona and the lbs started to creep back on.

In the last 2 weeks, I've only run 4 times. I wish I could say that was due to my demanding cross training schedule.

It isn't.

I'm burned. I've fallen back into my old habits and I'm nursing my psyche. Even worse, I have enough self awareness to know exactly what I'm doing and I still can't control myself.

So, it is Monday. I haven't weighed in because I can't face the number. But what I can do is say, that this week, I will do better than last. I'm cutting out the sugar. I'm going to get in at least 3 runs. It isn't heroic, or even tough... its just what I can commit to right now.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hello My Name is Simon

This Saturday, we fell victim to a classic blunder. Never take kids to a pet store in the mall in a moment of vulnerability. Or else this...



comes home and takes up residence with this family.SUCKERS!


Curious things about Simon Charlie Lewis:

1. He hasn't barked yet, at anything.
2. He has no predatory instincts.
3. He can roll over, play dead and dance for a treat
4. His sign for going outside is pretty much just walking over and looking at you - pretty stealth.
5. He wants to be next to a human, any human, at all times.
6. He gets really tired walking around the block. Not going to help my running career.
7. He runs from shade to shade as if the sun will turn him into jello
8. He pees on concrete
9. He doesn't lift his leg (which combined with #8 means he pees all over his feet)
10. He poops mid walk. I mean really, who needs to stop for such things?
11. He likes to go in the truck and stick his head out the window
12. He tolerates toddler antics.
13. He pretty much completes this goofy bunch. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Georgia, June, Cool!

First day back to work after my mini-break (it must be true love) with Dearest Husband last week. What a great time.. laying by the pool, reading, running, spa-ing, evenings drinking and canoodling... it was just what this Eddy needed. First vacation without the kiddos since they were born. Deep sigh.

Ah... Stone Mountain... I miss you already....


 Normally it would be hard to come back to Monday morning, but this time, it is not. Today happens to be my 8th Wedding Anniversary - bronze - for marrying THIS guy:

Really, I am so lucky. There was fireworks on our wedding day 8 years ago and thankfully, there still is fireworks today. I'm a lucky girl. And it gets better! This week, my brother is coming into town and we are celebrating my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! Cool, cool, triple cool!

July is starting out on a high note. What happened in June you ask....

Miles: 61.13
Runs: 18
Hours: 12:00:69
Calories: 7,431

It isn't a 100 mile month, but its 61 miles on the treadmill, in the summer, in the desert. I'm getting faster and still loving my runs. I've come to grips with my new distances and forgiven myself for my over indulgences. I need to get back to the diet but I also have to just keep livin..