Hi

So, hey there.

How are you? Good? Yes? Excellent.

Me? You know, hanging in there. Surviving the move, hoping for no rain on Saturday when we move the big furniture. Trying not to stress, trying not to stress eat, trying to breathe through it all.

So, here’s the thing. I know that this blog was/is supposed to be about my doing 12 races in 12 months but I’ve come to the realization that the 12 races thing is not going to happen this year. Partially due to the crazy bad winter this year (I think it is like officially the 5th worst winter in Iowa history or some such nonsense) but also due to my failure to make training time a real priority. I’m just not going to be able to do 12 races before September.

But, that said, there is nothing that says I can’t try again. New plan: 12 races in 12 months, starting in August (my birthday month). That gives me 3 months to get a base of training plus we should be well and settled from our move by then.

First race: Pointe to LaPointe 2 mile open water swim.

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Quick follow-up from last week: I did, in fact, make it a whole week with no fast food. I didn’t lose any weight, but I think my wallet was the better for it. I almost made it the whole week with no candy but I found a Reisen in my purse and those things are crack to me and I popped it in my mouth as soon as my fingers could pry it from the wrapper. Still, only one piece of candy for the whole week is way good for me.

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2 thoughts on “Hi

  1. Gayle says:

    Race or no race, I love reading your blog. Most days it inspires me to see the value in little things we take advantage of and of course it is also my daily dose of laughter to tears. One week with no candy…that deserves a big reward…a magazine purchase maybe.

  2. Gretchen says:

    Wow, a whole week with only one little piece of candy is great. I’m making progress in figuring out when & where I’m likely to grab sweets (can I get groceries delivered???) but I think I’m having an “extinction burst” where the more you try to *not* do something the worse you get. Hopefully temporary!

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