Wednesday, 14 November 2012

I Am Not The Sharpest Knife In The Drawer

I was at a grocery store yesterday, had dashed in to find the single item I needed to finish making supper. Coming out, a man paused in front of me, smiled and said coyly, "I know what you're doing New Year's Eve." Clutching my bag of bean sprouts, I smiled back and laughed in confusion. Psychic? Or just crazy? How much can a person tell from a bag of bean sprouts? He pointed at me and said, "I do it every year." My eyes widened as I continued to smile. Riiiiight. Then he said, "There's no better way to start a new year, is there?" And that's when I realized I was wearing last year's Resolution Run jacket.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Excesses and Excuses

I'm sure you noticed that HBBC was a bust for me. I lost my momentum completely. I was self-indulgent and lazy during the holiday season and now I'm paying for it with fitness setbacks and weight gain. I feel awful. And I'm old enough to know better! Well, I'm starting fresh today, and I'm putting myself back on the to-do list. I will make better choices about what I eat, I will drink more water, I will take a multi-vitamin daily, and I will start exercising regularly again. If I forget or backslide, don't let me get away with it; give me hell!

Off to a good start: I'm trying a hot yoga class with my running partner this evening. I hope to try a spin class soon too!

Friday, 13 January 2012

The Runningest Town in Canada

In November, I asked, "Is Orleans the runningest town in Canada? Seems like you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a runner from 6am to 9pm." Today I learned that Orleans runners aren't deterred by snowstorms and weather warnings either. This morning, as I was nervously fishtailing my way down the street, wipers bat-bat-batting fat wet snowflakes and icy raindrops off my windshield, I had to drive around a runner slogging his way up the road in ankle-deep slush the consistency of a 7-Eleven Slurpee. I hope he got home safely!