Sunday, November 18, 2012

Where did all the Twinkies go!!!

I didn't even realize I liked Twinkies until they were gone. Unless, of course, I want to buy a box for twenty dollars or more on ebay... I have been to the grocery store, Target, UDF, Speedway and other random stores since Hostess Brands took a nose dive. I never had intentions of looking for hostess items but I found myself looking at the Twinkie shelves longingly, wishing I could have just one more. Gone...

When I eat, I eat understanding that everything I put into my body will impact my next work out, sometimes favorably and sometimes less so. There is a reason I prefer running on Saturdays. If I run on Saturday morning, that officially leaves Saturday night to eat less favorably and drink some beer all knowing that my body may suffer on Sunday. Take today for example, because of last night my desire to get to the gym for a swim, well, failed me. I had the best night last night; Started with dinner at the local casino, followed by a little slot action, a crappy jukebox, a stop at the waffle house and very little sleep. I ate a few desserts, a waffle (which was ordered based on smell), drank too many beers and quite frankly, although I was very chipper this morning (my friends will attest to this) I simply couldn't get myself to snap into action. Let me be clear. I have to regrets! Last night was unexpected and tons of fun. As a matter of fact I already started planning a karaoke night and an encore.

BUT, the truth is after a many hour nap I woke up knowing I destroyed my workout potential with all of my activities last night and instantly I wanted a Twinkie!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I have written about five blog posts over the last day and a half but nothing is coming out quite right. Quite frankly this is how I feel:

Columbus Zoo: He got me!

I know, kinda dramatic. I simply feel overwhelmed. I'm getting back into the swing of running, although being on the road for the past ten days has made my progress come to a screeching halt. Ran some, not enough. Walked at least three miles a day, not enough...

I acknowledge that this was a long (but positive) week, I worked too much, stayed up too late every night, woke up early every morning, traveled (and if you know me, you know that flying is extremely stressful for me), got to my car in the airport parking lot to a flat tire that was literally stuck on my car. I didn't know how to deal with a tire that was stuck. I was stumped. Who do you call at 10:30 on a Friday night to give you tips? Luckily I remembered my friend has a mechanical husband. I texted her and her husband called and walked me through three potential options, one of which worked. A task that typically takes me about ten minutes (changing a tire) took me well over an hour.

By the time I saw my car I was simply done, spent, tired and didn't want to fight with my car. I literally got in my car once this was all over and I burst into tears...

Once I composed myself I came to one conclusion:

I need to run!!!