My three-day weekend seemed to fly by, and somehow now it's Tuesday, and I've been very very busy, which is very very good.
Friday saw me making a nice investment in a few new clothes.. of the size 16 variety! W00T! I did some shopping, updating my clothes and picking up a few pair of shoes. Who knew I liked shoes this much?! Anyway, I've found that it's not just those particular big-box size 16s that fit, but pretty much each pair I tried on fit. That's a loverly feeling, truly.
Saturday was chores at home day, with a run in the morning and a walk with the puppies thrown in. Otherwise, it was nicely lazy, which I fully believe everyone needs now and again.
Sunday I did a bit of cooking, making chickpea stew and vegetarian chili. We liked both dishes very much, and it left me in good position for my lunches for work this Very Short Week! Another walk with the girls, albeit slow, was a nice use of the sunny day.
I'm finding myself, the last couple of nights, struggling with evening snacking. I've got an evening snack planned for each day, but it doesn't seem to satisfy. I don't know if it's just my body on a too-frequent eating schedule/habit deciding it needs something because it's been 2-3 hours or if it's just boredom. The scale has reflected most of my positive efforts, and I'm fluctuating a lb here and there. Now, it's TOM, and I'm prepared for the uptick.
Oh. And then there's Thanksgiving. Yes. Bill had decided over the weekend that since we won't be having any family over (mine is back in W.Va., and his will be otherwise occupied) he'd prefer to simply grill a nice steak and have a simple dinner instead of a small feast. That's fine by me - less work, prep, clean-up and calories!
Of course, the rain in Portland is now coming down in biblical proportions today, and he has decided he will not want to grill steaks outside on Thursday in the rain. Uh... well. Ok then. He's gone on the hunt for a small fresh turkey this morning. We have acorn squash on hand, plenty of veggies and yummy fixins to make a nice dinner, albeit greatly reduced. Again, that's fine, I won't have to worry about over-indulging as much.
We won't be turkey trotting that morning, but I will be out for a run, and then a walk later on with the puppies.
Ah, running. I've decided to go back to basics. I was so burnt out by the time I ran the Girlfriends I just completely quit for what felt like a really long time - in reality it was only 2-3 weeks, but it felt longer. I'm using DJ Steve's Podrunner C25K podcasts to bring myself back up to speed. It makes sense to me - a set time, a good pace, an opportunity to work on running consistently to hopefully improve my overall pace, endurance, and efforts using the Galloway r/w/r method. I don't see it as a step back from where I was before, as a runner, but as a nice break to keep myself in the game without beating up my body too much. I'll start back with Half training in earnest again in January. Until them, I'm happy with my podcasts.
I think that's the latest and greatest. No real interesting or exciting news... just me, living a healthy happy life.. as best I can.
I wish my Spark family and friends a great Thanksgiving.