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Mish Mash

Giada
Before today’s post, I just have to get this off of my chest. It annoys me when people on cooking shows take a bite of the food they just prepared and look as though they’re having a foodgasm. Annoying. I mean, YOU made the food, doesn’t it stand to reason that you’d like it? Duh.

And a second rant, I can’t stand Giada De Laurentis. In this Food Network commercial, her two favorite foods are two of her recipes. That smacks of pompousness.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming: I finished my run for today, and it was lovely. Well, ok, maybe not lovely, but it was better than yesterday, except I went slightly further up yet another hill. I was determined that I wasn’t going to walk up the hill that’s at the very end of my run (hereafter known as Heinous Hill), and I didn’t. I kept telling myself, “You’re a runner darn it, a hill is not going to beat you“! It’s about 1/3 of a mile, 90 feet up. If you wonder how I know that, check out mapmyrun.com, and add the elevation (bottom left). Very cool.

It’s only slightly ironic that I thought that, since when I was in labor with the Look Alike, I kept telling myself, “A contraction is not going to beat me”. I’ll be honest though, About half way up I kept repeating “Jesus, Jesus”. Not in a blaspheming way, of course. In a “holy crap, I’m not sure I’ll make this” thing. I’d LOVE to know what the people who live on Heinous Hill thought.

So I have survived day two. Tomorrow I don’t run, that’s for Saturday. Which is good, because tomorrow is my 6-week port-partum visit. Bring on the scale, people!

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Work stress equals…

The Job Which Must Not Be Named is in transition, it seems, and it’s ugly. I’m fairly freaking out about not having that income as of, well, like tomorrow. Just to put it in perspective, that’s 40% of our monthly income. Don’t get me wrong, we’ll be ok, but it’s a huge blow.

So what do I do about it? Well, yesterday I decided to train for a half marathon. Did you know they do one at Disney World in January? They do!! I found a 26 week training schedule that seems totally doable, so I’m going to start planning to do the half and if I think I can push myself further, do a full marathon.

I’m so not a runner, but I need to get into shape and I don’t work out without a goal, so it seems like a good solution. Plus, I plan to run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since baby Ethan died of leukemia, it just seems right.

So if you’re interested, here’s the schedule I plan to follow (except I’m going to job instead of walk this week, I know I can walk 20 min without a problem):

1 Walk 20 min. Rest Walk 20 min. Walk 20 min. Rest Walk 20 min. Rest 80 min.
2 Run/Walk 20 min. Rest Run/Walk 20 min. Run/Walk 20 min. Rest Run/Walk 20 min. Rest 80 min.
3 Run/Walk 25 min. Rest Run/Walk 25 min. Run/Walk 25 min. Rest Run/Walk 25 min. Rest 100 min.
4 Run/Walk 30 min. Rest Run/Walk 30 min. Run/Walk 30 min. Rest Run/Walk 30 min. Rest 120 min.
5 Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Rest 140 min.
6 Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Rest 140 min.
7 Run 20 min. Rest Run 20 min. Run 20 min. Rest Run 20 min. Rest 80 min.
8 Run 25 min. Rest Run 25 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 25 min. Rest 100 min.
9 Run 25 min. Rest Run 30 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 40 min. Rest 120 min.
10 Run 25 min. Rest Run 20 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 30 min. Rest 100 min.
11 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 5 Rest 15
12 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 6 Rest 16
13 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 7 Rest 17
14 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
15 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 10 Rest 21
16 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 11 Rest 24
17 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 12 Rest 26
18 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 14 Rest 28
19 4 Rest 7 4 Rest 16 Rest 31
20 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 16 Rest 34
21 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 17 Rest 35
22 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 18 Rest 36
23 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 20 Rest 38
24 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 9 Rest 27
25 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
26 3 Rest 3 Walk 2 Rest 26.2 Rest 34.2

So please pray for me (seriously, this seems like a huge undertaking for me)!

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