I Didn’t Feel 206 Pounds

Until I attempted what turned out to be one of my worst “runs” since restarting my training last month. I had a shin splint on my left leg, and my right knee gave me troubles. This, all on top of a cardio system which refuses to improve. I cut what was scheduled to be a 4.5 mile run down to a 2.75 mile walk/run. I was secretly hoping that my run this morning would improve the bad mood I woke up with thanks to other issues I’ve been having. Instead it only piled on the disappointment. Some day I hope my body clicks and I can run again. If my performance remains as poor as it’s been this month I will “run” Twisted Ankle, but it will probably be the last race/run for which I sign up.

I Feel As If I Let The Weekend Slip Away
When three afternoon naps are the major accomplishment of a three-day weekend you know that you’ve not been über productive. I suppose that I could add finally watching Toy Story 3, which I’ve held from Netflix for well over three months, as an accomplishment.

It’s Your Business, But It’s My Money
With the day off from work I decided that I’d have lunch out somewhere I don’t normally get to eat. After much deliberation I decided that I’d eat on the cheap and use the expiring Scoutmob deal at DBA Barbecue at the north end of Virginia-Highland (truth be told it’s at Amsterdam and Highland). Wasn’t I ever disappointed to drive “all the way up there” only to find out that they were not accepting Scoutmob, or any other deals, because it was a holiday. Seriously? (To give some credit to DBA Barbecue the “fine print” on the Scoutmob offer clearly states that it’s not valid on holidays or for events, and I failed to read the “fine print” prior to driving up there.) So, I did the only thing I could to show my disapproval — I went somewhere else.

With the thought of smoked chicken wings dancing in my head I drove back toward home and stopped for lunch at Fox Bros BBQ even though I knew that I’d be paying full price there. It was the principle which mattered. I had a wonderful lunch of six smoked wings, a part of a Lopez (tater tots covered in cheese and brisket chili), and a Yeungling. Needless to say, but dinner last night was small.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nope. I think I’ve lost it. I need to find inspiration.

And Just Like That It’s Laundry Night Again
I probably should have done laundry yesterday, but I was trying to be productive and do some iPhone development. By the time that I realized that every other night this week is already booked I made the decision this morning to skip going to The Church concert at Variety Playhouse (have fun ITP-Reader Terri) and do laundry at the lavanderia instead. Now I need to decide what I’d like to eat for dinner.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated on many levels
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – If you like beer (well, I love beer) and you like watching video podcasts about breweries then I highly suggest that you check out The Brewery Show. The Brewery Show almost makes me want to hop into the Jackmobile and go on a brewery tour up in the Northeast.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 206 pounds

Foot Mileage – 37.25 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (5)

Vegetarian Days – 4*
Carnivorous Days – 17

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

February Goals
Not to get sick for the entire month FAIL
– Not get fired from my job
– Run no fewer than 75 miles
– Lose two pounds
– Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book

2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than two half-marathons
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to I Didn’t Feel 206 Pounds

  1. Steve says:

    “hop” into the jackmobile for a brewery tour… such a comedian!

    Ah, young jedi, do not go over to the dark side. Running is your path to fitness and weight loss. Happiness awaits at its end.

    – Yoda pipes

  2. Barb says:

    Speaking of breweries – we went to the St. Arnold’s brewery while in Houston. They have tasting (& tours) on Saturday from I think 11-3. It cost $7 for 4 tokens & a souvenir 8 oz tasting glass. But – you could trade that in for a pint glass (or even bigger for a few more $$) & they pretty much fill it up. It was the craziest tasting I’d ever been to, there were literally hundreds of people, big long picnic tables filled with people (& food they brought from home), plus lots of people with their camping chairs & more food & snacks all over the place. We felt so unprepared.
    Beer was okay – I don’t think any of the ITP readers went to Austin for Inter-Am back in 2001 – but they had the beer fropm St Arnolds 7 there was this one called Lawnmower that most everyone thought was awful. So, we tried it – we still thought it was awful, but many in that huge crowd liked it.

    how’s that for going off on a tangent…….

  3. Huh, I wasn’t even trying to be clever there. πŸ˜‰

    I’m just discouraged that my running hasn’t seen a lick of improvement (I know, it’s only been a month) and that my body keeps introducing hurdles. Today was the first time I recall having shin splints since I tried running up the hills of Roswell Road when I first moved to Atlanta in 1995.

  4. Barb, you’ve reminded me that I want to take a trip back over to Athens to attend another Terrapin “tour.” I’ve been eying some Saturday night concerts (including one on Wheels of Fire Saturday) which may do the trick to get me back over that way.

  5. Barb says:

    and Paulie – bike more if you body doesn’t like running…… that is what my back tells me to do. πŸ˜‰
    You’d skip Wheels of Fire & a possible stop at the day spa for a brewery tour & concert? What’s up with that?

  6. I plan to ride more, but I need to run in order to be able to complete Twisted Ankle.

    It’d be a very special concert, one which perhaps would have “special guests” because it is in Athens. The same concert is in Roswell Thursday night, but it’s already sold out. I’m just considering my options at this time.

  7. Martha says:

    Not to tell you something you don’t already know but dropping some weight will help. (and I’m saying this to myself as well, I think I need to start my food journal going again). Don’t give up, doesn’t matter how far or how fast you go, just as long as you are still going. Come to yoga tomorrow night, it really will help, you’ve got nothing to lose but an hour of your time.

    I only left the house once yesterday for a quick trip to Kroger. I did manage to clean the pond (I think I only lost one fish over the winter), plant some of the hops I got from WUS and clean up the house a bit.

    I watched Toy Story 3 the last time we were in Cincinnati, it was cute. I watched Despicable Me, last week…after having it sitting on my desk for two over two weeks, which by my normal Netflix standard isn’t too bad.

    When is Wheels of Fire, I know I could look it up…

  8. Wheels of Fire is April 2nd.

    I am trying to lose weight, which is why I signed up for Twisted Ankle and have been trying to train. This morning’s walk/run was out-and-out discouraging.

    I know that I don’t eat as well as I could, but I eat a lot better (less?) than I have in the recent past.

    I thought Toy Story 3 was cute, though I nearly never got to watch it. If I hadn’t figured out how to stop the “coming attractions” after the third one started playing I was going to rip the DVD from the player and send it back to Netflix immediately. I hate all things Disney because of their business practices.

  9. Martha says:

    Paulie, are you still an Amazon Prime customer? I just saw that we now get free streaming of videos from Amazon. Even better news, The Human Centipede is one of many movies available, blech…

  10. I am still an Amazon Prime customer! I caught wind of this but have not had the time to go to Amazon and check out the details. Thanks for letting me know. πŸ™‚

  11. Barb says:

    if you ever have to be in Buckhead – Gypsy Stag has the Living Social deal today. They have very good pizza, and Allan is across the street at the firehouse plenty of the time.

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