Free at last, free at last. I'm running on my own terms now!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
190 and Holding (on to Food!)
After Friday's cholesterol test I'll admit it, I had this really gross (delicious) sausage sandwich at my BFF's house (this is different from my BLF, BFF is Best Friend Forever and he is neither beautiful, nor a lady, I mean like the sewer rat, he is beautiful in his own way, but...) and I hadn't had anything like that in two years so I had another one. Then on Saturday I had a hot dog and pop corn. And I think I had some ice cream on Friday night.And well, for the first time since I've been checking this year I didn't lose any weight. I didn't gain any either. But, I learnt (real Southern word, Google it) two things:
I have to crank up the calorie burning activity to accelerate weight loss.
And, it's a fair cop!
Can't really expect to lose weight by not exercising and eating sausage sandwiches and ice cream now can we?
"You know what I call the guy who's DFL? A finisher!" Overhead at the back of the pack at Western States in 2009. It meant a lot more to me at the end than it did at mile 3 when I heard it.
"Hey were you DFL at Western States? So was I!" Some dude named Steve that I met at Umstead. He was DFL in 2006, I was DFL in 09.
Becky talking about the need for training partners, "It takes a village to run a 100-miler." June's reply, "Yeah, a village Idiot!" Priceless June Bug, priceless!
“We are not in a hurry anymore.” Roger to his crew as he entered Camp 10 Bear for the first time in the Vermont 100, Ouch! Darn evil doctors!
"Road Marathons Suck!" Words of wisdom from Professor ACG. Listen to him, he knows of what he speaks!
"It's slippery." From the dude lying on his back at the Alafia Trail 1/2, regarding the trail condition of the muddy downhill I was about to run. Thanks, now could you roll to the side.
"There is no Try, either Do or Do Not Do." Yoda. Ok, little man, that sounds like you have a Do-Do philosophy. There is no try may work for keeping the Dark Force at bay and saving an empire, but oh-great-wrinkled-one, we're talking about running 100 Miles. Now drop and give me 20, Mr. Jed-Eye!
To me, From an aid station volunteer at Ancient Oaks 100-mile trail run, "The difference is, You could do what I'm doing, I could never do what you are doing!"
Time to Pimp the Bracelets
USATF MUT of the Year
2006: MUT=Mountain Ultra Trailrunner (never a pure bred, always a MUT!)