Yesterday I did one of those great runs where you just head out the door and let your sneakers take you where they are going to take you. I mapped out my trail when I got back and found it was the perfect length. 5.3 miles.
I got home at around 6 PM today with plans to tackle this new route before making some phone calls and sending some emails and then going to bed early. Then it started raining. Run canceled.
Nevermind, I'll just send the emails. I opened up my bag and tried to untangle my computer cord from my headphones. I say tried, because there was no do. Exhaustion: #winning.
Deflated, I chose sleep.
Now it is 10 PM, I'm awake, and I really want to eat a cheeseburger. You may recall that one goal of 2011 in 2011 is to give up red meat. Yeah right. Not that I'm going out and biting the flesh off cows, but can you really eat Pho without slices of beef? And who in their right mind would turn down meatloaf? So there. And now I want to eat a cheeseburger. One of Wild Bill's bacon cheeseburgers would be perfect. Or maybe the jalapeno burger with bleu cheese and bacon.
Writing about it makes it easier to resist.
And that plan of going vegetarian by July? We'll see. And the plan to only drink 12 adult beverages this year? Let's just say I've already used up my quota through 2026, not that I'm counting.
Still, I'm running. I'm at 221.5 miles for the year. That's about a hundred miles behind my overall goal, but at least I'm running. Also, I figured into my plan that by the end of the year I'd be back into college shape (too optimistic?), so if it gets down to the wire and I have to run 12 miles each day it will be more a matter of fitting it into my schedule rather than physically being able to run 12 miles per day.
I'm on the way there, too. On Sunday I went for a run on the W&OD Trail. I ran west for 45 minutes, turned around, and slogged east for 55.
I'm also seeing some results on the scale. For three days in a row I've tipped below 200 lbs. I haven't been this far south of obesity in three years. I'm about halfway to what I weighed in college (the first time I went) and I have to admit I feel really great.
Alright, I'm going to go get that cheeseburger now.