Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I want one of these

and one of these.

The Bob is somewhat bigger and will be great for jogging with, trips to the park, and outdoorsy things, but I do think we'll need a smaller one. There was a floor model of the Quinny on clearance at BRU recently, and its so plush. It just FEELS like it would be comfy. I wish I could try it out for me! Its not the smallest one out there (not even the smallest Quinny) but it seems so versatile. And nice.

I don't think I can convince Princess Charming to get two pricey strollers though, especially since my cousin gave us her small one (more than an umbrella but less than a big one...she called it her "girl shopping stroller" (she has boy/girl twins)).

PS. We're not expecting. I'm just nuts.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

getting back on track

I like this title.
I'll use it again in two weeks.

Two weeks until the semester is over.
And I run out of excuses to half train and totally not work towards losing that 15-30 lbs (depending on what my "goal" is) I've put on.

For now though, I am working on my paper watching the Biggest Loser with an oatmeal scotchie. Or three. Shh.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

by the way...

I got word Sunday night I passed my exam.

1 paper and 1 stat exam to go to dissertation status.

Guess its time to ask people to be on my committee?

Monday, April 19, 2010

spoiled rotten

In honor of our dog - he's not a puppy anymore I guess - who woke me up by taking my spot on the bed today. I was wedged so tight between him and my wife I couldn't roll over. He has a bed in the bedroom too. Brat.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

lacking motivation

When I trained for both of my marathons, I was awesome. I stuck to my plan. I ran 4 days a week, without fail. I didn't skip long runs. For a long while, I've had trouble replicating this motivation.

I was doing really well this time though. I've already done two ten milers (well, one was a nine miler with HIIT on the end) and am still two Sundays out from the race. Today is supposed to be 10-12.

I cannot get myself outside. I am just so. freaking. tired.
I did play 80 minutes yesterday, but am not abnormally banged up (though there is a small bruise on my shin that I am sure would be annoying to run with). I slept 9.5 hours. I've eaten. Hydrated.

But I am tired.

I talked about this with Princess Charming, and I am starting to think it is just emotional. I'm so worn out from classes, from work, from rugby, from listing the freaking house...I just lack the emotional energy to be really involved/obsessed/dedicated to training.

I might try to get 4 or 5 in tonight, but I might just scrap it. I'm doing a 10 next weekend and it'll have to do. I'm not looking to PR, just finish strong for being a little undertrained (long runs aside, I'm not doing that well here...I've been averaging around 17 miles per week, well under the 25 I'd planned).

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

its real

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Though I do like the lack of clutter.
But how I feel about it might not matter anyway given how there's two pretty much identical houses for sale within 2 blocks (well, I'm sure they were identical 50 yrs ago and are more or less so now). Our market is pretty stable too, so I can't imagine what its like in areas with a lot of foreclosures and such.