Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It's Raining Fog!

That was the verdict from the National Weather Service this morning. "Frozen Fog Advisory." After I stalled long enough, I got over a little falling precipitation, in whatever weird form it was in, and hit the road.
I haven't been taking enough time to stretch properly and after three days on the treadmill last week, I was feelin' it. I was feeling much better today after I got going.
Tuesdays are my nice run to the gym while I listen to the NPR quiz show, "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell
Me." I can often imagine what one might think as I blurt out the answers while running through the streets of downtown. Or as I burst in to laughter. Oh well, can't be any worse than when I just can't contain myself and start singing along to the music.
I warmed up and was nearly to the gym when I found myself in Riverside Park and the view was just awesome. I had to stop and take the best shot I could with my phone.
The frozen fog made the park and the river look so beautiful. There were a few other lonely running shoe footprints out on the path too. It feels good to know that some other crazies are out there too.
Besides being sore, training is going just fine this week. The temps are warming and the sun is supposed to come out. That makes such a difference in my attitude towards training. Plus I can only handle so many miles on a the treadmill, I have my limit.
While the miles are creeping up slowly, I think it's time for me to focus more on my diet. I know I've put on a little bit of weight since last year, Christmas helped. I'm frustrated about it yet, I haven't done much about it. I keep hearing Dr. Phil's voice over and over in my head,
"You gotta get real about fat, or you're going to get real fat."
I realize me mentioning anything about weight can seem like a slap in the face to some who really are struggling with a serious weight issue. Thats not my goal. As runners, I think we all get it. We know when we're not at our optimal weight, even if it's just 2-5 pounds, it bothers us. And that's where I'm at. Calling the elephant out and introducing him. I need to lose some
weight, or I want to. Mostly I want to regain control over my eating and not be owned by the midnight munchies who are responsible for slowing down my race times and making my favorite jeans fit just a little less comfortably.
What's my plan? I don't know yet, but I hoping putting it out there into the cyber world, where I think a few people are reading about it, might keep me in check. (Oh and if you're out there, would you tell me? I'm lonely)
I want to be healthy for Boston and I know I can get there, just have to get my mind around it.

Speaking of food, I meant to take a picture of my favorite meal. My reason for running on some days is simply to taste the wonderfulness of Coconut Curry. The
meal that I would gladly count calories all week just to enjoy after a long run. I meant to take a picture but I was too excited and forgot until it was gone.
Here's my happy plate though.
What a ramble! Anywho, here's what I've been up to since Friday.
Saturday: 12 miles on the treadmill
Sunday: 3 miles outside
Monday: 10 at 5AM
Tuesday: 5 to the gym, lift weights, 2.5 home


  1. Hi Lacy--I am out there in cyber world and reading your blog, which I ran into a few months ago looking for some race results. I'm April Gochenour and must confess I got quite a kick out of being called your "competitor" in the Jingle Bell Run--well actually it was cool to be called a competitor. For that matter, I am always one place behind you in my recent races. I feel you on the holiday pounds which have been wreaking havoc on me and if I weren't such a sweet tooth it would be easier to stay in control. Good luck on your road to Boston!

  2. the trees were beautiful with the frozen fog...i don't remember ever seeing that before....do you watch biggest loser? that can be some inspiration for you on your diet, although i seriously don't see how you would need to lose anything..

  3. I resemble that remark about how it can make a runner nuts to be up a handful of pounds from foodzilla eating and snacking. I write a lot of it off as no big deal until the realization comes that scaling back just a bit won't be a killer, and will take off those extra pounds.

    I love Wait Wait too....I'd like to have Carl Castle on my answering machine some day!

  4. wasn't that morning just incredible! i'm glad you got a picture, i wanted to so badly but didn't have the chance. also you are adorable. and i totally understand on the weight thing, i FINALLY, after two months of hard work and eating dedication got back down to my fightin' weight. totally relate.

    and you must tell me where this coconut curry is you raved about! also, we finally tried tsunami....oh goodness, you are right. it is tasty!