For breakfast I had five strips of bacon (cooked on my new George Foreman Grille), a tangerine, a blueberry muffin, and a cup of coffee. If that's not a breakfast to conquer the new year, then I don't know what is. Speaking of bacon, I've flirted with various degrees of vegetarianism in the past and going fully veghead has been a long term goal of mine. Whenever I go to fisheries meetings some jerk almost always snasks me, "do you like eating fish?" Of course, I like eating fish! Fish is delicious. But I know the status of the oceans...
That and Bill Clinton's a vegan now. And so are a lot of hot actresses...
Oh man, running was hard today. I went on a 4 mile run last night (so I guess it was actually 608 in 2011 last year...) and I hurt this morning. Oh yeah, I drank a bottle of Veuve Clicquot last night, too.
I haven't been running regularly since September and man am I out of shape. Unless you consider round a shape. I am amazing adept at putting on weight fast. I dropped to about 200 lbs last March, but went back up to about 205 around the time that I spent a month in Micronesia (I wonder what was going on there? BBQ and Bud Lite, that's what.) I kept steady at 205 for most of the year up until the wedding and then I slammed on 10 pounds like nobody's business.
When I stepped on the scale today it tipped 214 lbs. That makes me 6 lbs. lighter than I was at the start of last year, but 2 lbs. heavier than when I started the Fat Guy Contest in 2009. So my goal for the end of January is to be back at 200 lbs. Which means I'll be in a bad mood most of the month.
Apologies in advance.
In the meantime, today's run of 5.3 miles took 58:20 to complete. This is the course that I ran the most last year; it goes around a golf course and some of the streets in my neighborhood. I managed to run without stopping, even though dry heaves threatened to erupt a few times. And my feet really hurt by the end of the run. I'm going to wear my cushioned shoes tomorrow.
And the first time I run after a long break I always have visions of running marathons and getting all buff. Today was no difference, hence my likely unrealistic goal of dropping 14 lbs. in 31 days.