Thursday, October 15, 2009

Competition

Had a dentist appointment. My dentist came in before the hygenist got started, grabbed the blood pressure monitor off my wrist and read the results, then sat down and checked his own BP and heart rate. He sat down, very relaxed, closed his eyes while the monitor inflated and beeped.
Read the results and declared that i was the winner on BP, but his HR was lower.
But i found consolation in that i had just had a cup of coffee before going to his office.


Since restarting my running routine i came down with a very bad cold,
thought i might have the flu.
But i've kept running anyway, mostly on the treadmill since the weather is
so crummy and i don't want this virus to re-attack.

So yesterday, after my short run Kath and i went to Mr. Benny's Steakhouse
for dinner. Benny and his family are terrific hosts and have the best steaks around.
What a great meal! We shared a filet (medium well) and 1 1/4 lbs of Alaskan King Crab legs, and a bottle of pinot noir, yum!

i'm making an effort to not hurt myself with this running thing. Started out with just a mile and a quarter, building a little every other day. Did 2 1/2 yesterday.
The treadmill is boring though, so i kept interested by adjusting the speed, at first up one notch every ten seconds, then every 30, then decided to slow back down during the final half mile, but thought that that was wimpy...
and finishing kinda fast.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Run Away! Run Away!


i decided to run every day for 100 days

don't know why, other than i'm fat and lazy and need to shape up

plus i'm going to have another go at BQ next spring and marathon training will begin for me in about 100 days




Monday, October 5, 2009

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1893

i love the fall.
it's such a refreshing season, cool air along with warm sun.
The sky seems so clear at night.

Spring is supposed to be the season of renewal but for me, just finishing up a big project,
and so much looking forward to forging my blob of a body into something else,
this season feels like a beginning.

Let's see, was there a theme this weekend?

We watched Riley perform at the LWE High School football game friday night.

Spent saturday with a friend at the Notre Dame football game.


video

Sunday with my family and the Bears game.

Marinated and grilled steak, peppers, onions on rolls brushed with garlic oil and toasted, yum!
Blew off the morning bike ride for tea and farmers market with Kathleen.

Drove Kiefer to school, received a hug, i love that young man...

Watched a full moon rise from the horizon as i drove back home, and saw a
spectacular sunset each time i glanced in the mirror

Enjoyed fruit and cheese, Honey Crisp apples and Stilton, with Kath,
which we bought earlier in the day at the farmers market.

Slept, content, with the window cracked to allow that wonderful fall air in
extra blanket and my sweetie keeping me warm.