Friday, September 12, 2008


I've had a really lousy week food-wise. Not sure what happened, but I fell off the wagon and consumed way too much of the foods I've been trying to avoid ~ namely PIZZA!!! It's absurd the amount of pizza I comsumed this week. ABSURD. And I wonder why my stomach isn't getting smaller???

Enough of that. I guess I'm entitled to food diversions every now and then...and this one is over.

On a positive note for this week, I stayed completely on track with exercise, including two short runs!! Count em ~ TWO!!! You may wonder why this is such a big deal, but it really is. Mid-week runs are extremely hard for me to fit in my schedule ~ just trust me, it's not an excuse ~ they really are tough.

But I think that planning my training in two-week blocks has helped ~ it allows me to see where my other commitments are and plan my mid-week runs in the gaps. Sure, it's usually 9:00 at night ~ but they got done! Last night was particularly cool as I got to run again with Caroline, and another runner Kristina (who happens to be C's neighbor and friend). What a treat to run with others during the week!!! 3 miles passes nicely when there is chatter :)

I hate to break it to Pat, but it looks as though Kristina is going to be yet ANOTHER woman added to the Tumbleweed Running Club!!! Dang it folks, this man needs a friend ~ a MALE running buddy to help him counteract all the estrogen on weekend runs!!! Sorry Pat, buddy....looks like you'll just have to tough it out for a while ;)

6 on tap for tomorrow....happy weekend running!!!

15 comments:

Wes said...

Awesome job on getting in the two runs! Pizza is definitely an addiction :-)

Being the only man in a running club full of women is... special ;-)

Erin Leigh said...

I am sure Pat doesn't mind, lol!

Good job getting them in!!!

Nat said...

You know as I got on the scale, I thought to myself that the reason it's not going down is because I eat too much. LOL.

Good on you getting the runs in. I find anything over 2 or 3 miles during the week is hellish. Alas... I only got my 7-miler in... now I'm sick.

J~Mom said...

Great job out there!! Can I come on a midweek run sometime? *grin*

Steve Stenzel said...

Have a good weekend run!!!

Shosh said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I am adding you to my faves :-)

Yummm pizza, it's good and you're entitled to it.

Good news on getting two runs in during the week. I go in the morning to make sure I get em in.

Have a good run tomorrow.

Bev said...

Like running, pizza is like crack as well. I often wonder if I forced myself to eat pizza until it made me violently sick, if I would no longer love it so much. Probably not, I would get over it.

Great week of training and enjoy tomorrow's run.

Running Knitter said...

Hope you have a great run tomorrow! :)

cindy said...

Way to go with the midweek runs - I am always very happy to get my 2 in, too! I hear ya with the pizza. It's just too good :b

Good luck with the 6 this weekend!!

Groover said...

Hey Pokey, I just found your blog through Lisa over at Chasing Bunnies (http://lisa-tri-ing.blogspot.com/). Nice post and I just wanted to let you know that I'm fighting the same battle at the moment. I'm trying to get rid of 4 kg of winter fat. And I like pizza, too. Sigh. I thought it would just drop off as soon as I get back on the bike but it turns out to be more persistent.

AKA Alice said...

"...and the Eighth Deadly Sin is...PIZZA" (Bank of Bad Habits - Jimmy Buffett).

I'm with ya on the difficulty of workin' in the mid-week runs...good for you! Runnin' at night. That's some serious dedication!

Pat said...

I don't mind a bit. I get way too much guy time on Thursday nite softball.

and I think all the other guys on the canal are jealous of me anyway.

pat

Jeff said...

Yeah, I knew Pat wouldn't be too sad. Glad the TWC is alive and well.

BTW, tried to find you a "pizza diet" since there one of every other kind of diet. No dice. Just adice to eat 2 slices instead of 3. Go figure.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Another woman.....

Yep, Pat's got it rough :D

Nitmos said...

Man, you are very, very shadow cocky.