Plans In Flux

My life was different when I decided last December that I was going to sign up to run tomorrow’s Twisted Ankle half marathon. My plan was to relaunch my running, lose weight in the process, and camp out in Sloppy Floyd State Park with friends on the weekend which clashed with another plan I had which was to attend the Spring edition of LEAF with ITP-Readers Lisa and Randy. The bicycle wreck of February 27th ruined the training for the run and the weight loss that was to accompany it, but I held fast that I was going to go up to Summerville, camp with friends, and make the best of an unfortunate situation.

Then people started bailing on the run and it appeared that I’d be camping alone (something I’ve gotten used to doing).

And now the weather forecast for Summerville looks pretty shitty, better than had been predicted just yesterday, but pretty shitty nonetheless. According to the “weather experts” there is a 40% chance of thunderstorms for today and tomorrow — not exactly great camping weather.

Had I not made a commitment to give my race number away I’d probably scrap my plans to go up to Summerville, GA this weekend. Seriously, why pay $4/gallon for gas to drive all the way to Summerville from Atlanta to not run in the race or camp, both of which I’ve paid for already, while it rains? However, I believe that I need to personally be there in order to claim my number and then give it away. As of this writing I plan to drive up tomorrow morning, do the number transfer, and then figure out what to do next.

Too Much Tasty
Yesterday wound up being a double-shot of great Asian food. For lunch I went to the food court of the Super H Mart on Peachtree Industrial just ITP (think of that gawdawful-looking BrandsMart and you’ll know the location). I ate a steaming bowl of Korean soup with beef and was quite satiated by lunch’s end, so much so that I had no problem waiting until 8pm to eat dinner.

I met with ITP-Reader Barb, her husband Allan, and long-time friend Little Easy at Tasty China for dinner. The four of us ordered dishes and shared the good. Captain Glutton (that’d be me) was the only one who didn’t take home any leftovers. It wasn’t that my double-cooked pork, Sichuan-style was better than anyone else’s order, it’s just that I kept shoveling it into my piehole. I’m feeling the affects of my gluttony this morning, which should make my morning physical therapy appointment rather interesting.

ITP Flickr Pic
Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a photo of Tasty China’s delicious food? Yeah, I should have thought to taken some last night…

And Another Reason I’ll Most Likely Stay ITP Today
I was supposed to spend the night at home last night taking care of chores such as bill paying. You may rightly assume that I never got around to doing much after returning home late from Tasty China. My plan is to return home from physical therapy, shower, and do all of those things that I was supposed to do last night. After all, if I don’t care of my chores who will?

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – bummed, for more reasons than just the weekend blowing up
Current Music – listening to the “The Steve Winwood Cover Story” Coverville podcast
Website Of The Day – Even with my lack of photography I enjoy finding out about sites like Tip Squirrel which provide Photoshop tips and tutorials.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – after eating far too much food yesterday I’m in no condition to step onto a scale

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

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

Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 12

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

May Goals
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically The Laws Of Simplicity

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 one half-marathon
– 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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6 Responses to Plans In Flux

  1. Just to let everyone know, I’m not bitter about how this weekend as turned out just disappointed.

    Off to physical therapy I go…

  2. Martha says:

    Hey, you don’t need to drive up just for the number, no one has every asked for ID or such at these things…we should be able to get it with no problem or Jerry can just run.

    Well we are off to Ocoee for some zip lining and who knows what else. They just called to say we could show up early because of the potential for rain this afternoon, we may stop in Blue Ridge or someplace for lunch on the way back!

    Have a great weekend if I don’t see you all!

  3. Barb says:

    I actually think Paulie’s portion was smaller than mine or Allan’s, and well, that Shan City chicken of Little Easy’s, well, it was too damn spicy for me to really help eat.

  4. Back from physical therapy…

    Okay Martha. I’ll play it by ear. I’ll call you if I make it up there.

  5. Steve says:

    Initial reports from the proceedure this morning are fine. Good drugs allowed me to miss it entirely. I will say that drinking the 4 liters of “stuff” last night was the hardest part of the process.

    I have a friend who has 6 great seats for Buffett at Lakewood on May 24, Section 102, row V. going for face value. If there are any Parrot Heads in the ITP readership 😉 who may be able to spread the word, it would be much appreciated. Thanks Barb.


  6. Barb says:

    Steve – face value is about $150 a ticket if I remember hearing correctly. I’ll keep my ears open, but most of us have seen Jimmy for much cheaper over the years, it is impossible for me to justify that much money to go hear Margaritaville. 😉 Parking lot tailgate is still plenty of fun, we’ve done that a few times, just gone home when everyone went into the concert.

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