A Month of Thursdays
30 Days of Blog - Day 9 (Day of Fasting)
30 Days of Blog - Day 7 (And May Your Evening Run be Filled with Honeysuckle and Chocolate Chip Cookies)
I ran 7.19 miles last night and aside from the nasty car emission stench and even worse summer BBQ smells I got to run through areas with the sweet scent of honeysuckle and even sweeter aroma of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. How fabulous is that?!
So, Day 7, geez.. I'm going to have more patience at work and not want to stab anyone with a hypodermic, you know, when it's not actually necessary.
30 Days of Blog
30 Days of Blog - Day 6 (Maybe if I take up Smoking, I can Quit Eating Chocolate)
I've been going about this 30 Days of Blog thing all wrong. Thirty days in a row I vow to post for the month of June AND for the month of June I vow to run 5x a week. Here are those days, by the way:
June 1st, 4th, 5th (which I missed because of a storm. Damnit Kansas! I have to make this shit up, now), 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, (the next week is the week leading up to my first 5k on the 22nd, these days are undetermined yet, but I'm planning tentatively on an easy 3.1mi on both the 18th and 20th), 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, and 27th.
So my point is, that since I've vowed (effing crazily) to do these things, why not make the Month of June my turnaround spot? What do I mean? you ask. I mean that I'm sure I can come up with 30 things I'd like to change, right?
Shut up. That was a loaded question. Asshole.
But seriously. Why not?
I've gained weight again. No, not the same weight I gained before, because I totally lost that shit. No, this is NEW weight and it's stemming directly from my new-found (old established) addiction. Chocolate. I can't tell you the last day, in fact, that I haven't had chocolate. Yeah. It's been that long. Don't judge me. Or my fat ass.
I hereby vow to/would like to change in the Month of June:
1) I'm gonna blog EVERY GODDAMN DAY this month.
2) I'm gonna run 5x a week for the ENTIRE MONTH.
3) I will ride my bike more.
4) (Jesus! These are hard when you're perfect!!) Um. Ok. I will do lunges every day down the hallway at work to clock out. (Don't laugh. We do this all the time.)
5) I will always be myself. No matter how creepy I am.
And today, I vow to give up chocolate (without taking up smoking). Is life worth living??
See you tomorrow!
30 Days of Blog - Day 5 (Sometimes I Forget how Truly Creepy I Can Be)
30 Days of Blog - Day 4 (So I've Got a Problem..)
30 Days of Blog June 4th's post.
Here's the problem: I no longer write incognito. This is good in many ways, yes. But bad in others. I am no longer free to rant about my job or my coworkers (I really do love you guys, by the way, should you ever read this. Seriously. Most of you, anyway.) I can't bitch about my relationship (no, I'm not having any problems in my relationship, but if I were!) I can't complain about my friends, my family, nothing, really. This means I can't entirely be myself. So. I'm converting my former running blog to a super secret and ultimately private blog. Don't worry,
THIS is still my blog, and THIS is still where I'll spend most of my time.
Tonight's the next run in my June 5x/week. Yay!
30 Days of Blog - Day 3
30 Days of Blog June 3rd's post.
Back to work this evening, weekends never last long enough. Tomorrow's my second run day of my 5x/week June run schedule. I hope my legs don't hurt worse than they do already from last night's bike ride.
Anyway. I am hereby abstaining from chocolate - forget these frivolous "moderation" concepts. Abstention works better for me. I'll keep you posted on that too. Night, folks.
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30 Days of Blog - Day 2
(Backdated 43 minutes due to internet being down.)
30 Days of Blog June 2nd's post.
So tonight I went bike riding with That Texas Guy, for the first time in 15 years (no joke). 10.66mi in 1:33:11. I
That is all.
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30 Days of Blog
"And say what?!? ...
You haven't updated your blog about your awesome new shoes, new friend and new plans for races?!?" -Quoth my New Friend
She's right, you know. *sigh. So here's what I say:
I got AWESOME NEW SHOES! I did. Let me find a picture so you can wholly enjoy the awesomeness of my new kicks. Here.
Brooks, you make a bad ass shoe.
My New Friend, we shall call her "Kabrielle". She may be my long lost, slightly more refined, twin. She's my vegetarian/vegan (like me), health conscious (like me, before I bounced off the bandwagon), weight losing (I AM, goddamnit), yoga loving (why yes, I am quite flexible), race running (twelve 5ks in twelve months - yeah, we will), new friend who has introduced me to my new shoes, PB2, Bettern' Peanut Butter, new veggie restaurants, and tutus. Which leads me to the next thing she felt I was amiss in blogging - New plans for races.
Indeed. Mind you, I haven't yet run a race. But we're scheduled to.. In less than a month in fact, and you'll note the ticker in my sidebar. Twenty-nine days. That means I have 29 days from today to practice up and figure out how I'm going to keep up with her in my spectacular tutu and rockin' new shoes. Not to mention catch up because she's already ahead of me in her year's twelve. Yes, I'll be wearing a tutu. Go ahead and laugh it up while you're sitting on your ass on the couch awaiting my spiel of how awesome the experience was.
And while we're on the topic, I recently ran 11 miles. Yes, you read that right. MapMyRun says: 11.04mi, 2:08:46 time, 11:40min/mi.
In other news, That Texas Guy and I are heading to Pikes Peak, Colorado for the International Hill Climb next month. You'll hear all about that business, too.
And eventually, you're going to be privy to my present work crap, but I've yet to be able to articulate it like a rational human being, so that'll have to wait a bit. Stay tuned.
Stop the Bandwagon, I Wanna get Back ON!
I didn't fall off the bandwagon exactly. More accurately, I leapt off of it headfirst in an agonizingly ungraceful manner and I'm pretty sure it ran me over. I have tread marks in the form of pounds on my body. Almost ten of them, to be precise. Bastards. I haven't been running as frequently as I should (and would like to) since the two week hiatus that the weather forced me into, and lets just face it - I really like food a lot.
So I'm posting this here in hopes of remaining accountable.
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