Thursday, January 24, 2008

It is time again to pull this lovely picture out of the archives ~ because I need it. I have been lazy the last couple days and haven't run since Monday. I was supposed to get in 4 miles last night, but I wasn't feeling great (thought I was getting some of T's headcold) and then Hubby didn't get home until 8:30 from a meeting ~ so it was just enough excuse to crawl in bed instead.

I've been eating badly too ~ yesterday I think I ate everything that wasn't nailed down. Like I told Lisa this morning as we were philosophizing over the never-ending weight loss debacle, I somehow seem to think that FAT FREE = EAT MUCH AS POSSIBLE. I mean, seriously ~ if the Fig Newtons are Fat Free, it's okay to eat 30 of them, right???

In another attempt to feel worse about myself last night, I attempted "the plank." As the first few seconds passed, I was wondering what all the hype was about this newfangled exercise. Then after more time passed and my entire body was shaking uncontrollably, I figured it out.

Plank attempt #1: 48 seconds
Plank attempt #2: 25 seconds

See the diminishing returns? Oh well, so I gave it a shot. I can only improve from here.

In other news, I have a hot date tonight to see this flick. I am SUPER excited and hope it throws some running motivation my way!


Laura N said...

I love your little butt kicking graphic. Girl, everyone gets in a funk once in a while. You'll get your groove back, don'tcha worry bout it.

Enjoy the movie. Hope it's inspiring for you.

Pat said...

enjoy the movie. I'll be out playing softball.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I had plans to go to the movie with Runner's Lounge folks and found out they all have their tickets already and it's sold out. I am SO bummed... I hope you can get in. You are probably smarter than me with the ticket.

I used sticks today too for the Runner's Lounge link but yours is way cuter!!

Wes said...

48 seconds is pretty damn awesome...

Taryn said...

Love the picture ;)

I think you did spectacularly on the planks... kicked my 15 sec booty, that's for sure.

Have fun tonight!

Viv said...

That pic is too cute! WTG on your plank, you held on there like a trooper! I am with you yesterday i ate 2 100 calorie hostess thingys. It feels like I am starving all the time, ugh! You and J Mom enjoy the movie. I am counting down the hours to it. I am packing an apple, since I will feel guilty stuffing my face with popcorn :-)

David said...

Rah, rah, ree
Kick 'em in the knee
Rah, rah, rass
Kick 'em in the other knee

Great cartoon! Maybe the movie has some imporant timing. I find movies or TV shows like that help me focus in and get moving again.

Marathoner in Training said...

Stop by my office and I will give you that swift kick in the A$$.
The planks will improve, you are doing better than I am.

RunnerGirl said...

I'm seeing the movie too! I absolutely can't wait!

bill carter said...

Hi Pokey

Don't beat yourself up so much.. you have put in some great training previously. i know for me it is really tough in the wintertime because I freeze and just want to eat everything..

The plank is just plain hard.

Best of luck.

J~mom said...

HEY! I have a hot date too!! Maybe I will see you there!

Bev said...

Hey write a review of the movie for those of us who will have to wait for the dvd.

Laura said...

Couldn't make the movie tonight because of silly work obligations, but according to e-mails I've been getting (I think from, they're going to do one more night in February sometime. Post a review and let us know if it's worth making concrete plans for?

Chief Wahoo said...

Sometimes you just need a break - don't be to hard on yourself!

Lori said...

Ugh, I'll join in on the slacker front. Not good around here. Not good at all :P

I'm totally going to have to step up to the plank challenge. I guarantee I can hit a hard 20 seconds ;)

Micheline said...

Hey! You put my picture back up! Thanks! I love that picture of me so happily kicking your arse.

Too bad, I'm the one who needs an arse kicking right now.


Mendy said...

All this planking. I gotta join in!!!

It's alright to get into a running rut every now and then. We all do it. After the movie, I bet you're motivation will be restored!

Sorry to hear about your car. Bummer. I'll send bad vibes to the person who done it.

Jeff said...

So I didn't even try a plank -- you're way ahead of me.

Something going on with food these days, I've got the same disease lately.

How was the flick?