Sunday, November 29, 2009

On A Diet

Last night I decided to start a diet. I set a goal of 20 lbs to start. I'm going to accomplish this goal by doing the following:

*Eating less (duh)
*Riding my bike every day (weather allowing)
*Getting my running mileage up (Currently 12 miles a week, need to get to 20+)

The running is the most important point on the list. I am running a 10K on the 19th and I'm in no way ready. I figure I'll walk what I can't run. Possibly Bay is running this with me. Which means I will watch the back of her until she disappears from view, then I'll run into her walking about a mile down the road. She's faster, but I can run farther. I'll take my victories wherever I find them.

I got the biking in, plus some yoga, but no run yet today. I've been at my computer longer hours lately - either writing or researching - and that means I've got a really stiff back. Have you ever tried to run with a stiff back? Very awkward. Very uncomfortable. I need more yoga.

When I got out my bike today, my neighbor said, "Sharp bike." I thought he was teasing me, because so many of the men that I know are smartasses, but apparently he was actually complimenting me. He went on to compliment the color. I've got to get better at accepting compliments.

And on a totally unrelated note.......I smell interesting right now. I wrote a piece about the top 5 men's fragrances that I've reviewed this year and I'm wearing all 5. My favorite changes, but it would probably be a toss-up between Gucci Pour Homme (no that is not "poor homie" but I read it that way and it never fails to make me laugh) and Kenzo Power which actually smells a bit like sweat. I'm such a hippie, well a hippie who appreciates pricey Japanese men's fragrance.
Okay, time to feed Max and then get that run in.


These Nine Acres said...

Smelling like 5 men's fragrances all at once would give me a headache! Good luck on the diet goals! I need to get back to walking. *sigh*

Tina said...

sigh. I need to get back on my bike.You're motivating me to get it out of the garage.

Askew To You said...

The 5 fragrances all sort of melded together - I think it's because I like certain notes were similar in each. (Bergamot, Cardamom, Tobacco - all nice).

Did that sentence make even a little sense? I think I need some coffee. I'm trying to go with tea today and it's just not the same.

Tina, get that bike out! It's so much fun - the closest we humans get to flight, if you are going downhill. ;D

Askew To You said...

Okay, I just remembered that hang-gliding and para-sailing are ACTUALLY flying, or gliding anyway.

See how much I need that coffee. I give up..... let me at it.