Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gravy Pooch

Guys make it so hard to get in shape/stay in shape. I need no encouragement when it comes to putting down a Chipotle burrito or a superstar with cheese. At the holidays, my idea of helping clear the table is to sit after everyone has left and keep eating until every serving dish is empty. After holidays with the fam, I usually need to do a gravy detox to wean myself off of the 3 gravy meals a day habit I pick up courtesy of my loving family. It nearly killed me yesterday to order the boring BBQ chicken sandwich at Carls (380 calories, 7 grams of fat) when the BF (not to be confused with the bestie...I don't think she would torture me like this) orders a double bacon western cheeseburger (962 calories, 52 grams of fat). How is it that men just don't store fat like women do? I had burger envy like whoa. At least he shared some of his fries. Way to be a pal....

So, per doctor's orders, I am on low impact cross training until next Monday, when I am allowed to run a whopping 2 miles. This. Is. Killing. Me. I have no idea how runners do even crazier things like water running. So boring. This morning I did 30 on the elliptical and 15 doing arm/back weights. I will say, I am very happy that I don't have to use the Superfeet insoles. They just felt weird.

Also, no more Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks. They really need to stop putting crack in them. And no more impulse buys at the supermarket. How the hell do I come home with Bolani and Afghani spread, crab and brie mac and cheese, and a dark porter stout. No one runs enough to justify that dinner.


  1. Jeff likes this {thumbs up}. Well my burger didn't have cheese so it was less than 962 calories and 52 grams of fat. So there.

  2. Aw, no worries girl! It definitely didn't affect the rest of my run. I just ran and enjoyed the gorgeous day. But I do rely on it SO MUCH to pace me for long runs, speed work, and tempo runs. It really is addicting!! And especially now that I don't have a running group any more...Let it tempt you. :) They are not all bad!

  3. I am very tempted... especially since I don't have a running buddy. It has been tough coming off this marathon. Much harder than I expected!

    Thanks for the input on the Garmin!