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
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
– 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