Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Follies

I meant to start the day off with a run at the gym, but when my loving husband awoke me bright and early, I asked (or maybe demanded) that he turn the lights back off because I wanted more sleep. He reminded me that he was waking me up at the time I requested the night before, and I reminded him (or demanded) that I wanted more sleep. Turn the lights off. Now. I have a bit of a scratchy throat, stuffy head, head-ache and just didn't feel like getting up early today.

When I finally did get up, I went to dutifully step on the scale to see where I was with my weight challenge to self. Today's weight is significant because this is the goal date. But alas, I couldn't find the scale. What is up with that?!?! Where could a scale disappear to??

I also intended to take the scoot out for some practice riding this morning after I got home from the DMV with my shiny new license plate. Got geared up, rolled the scoot outside, and realized that the wind was quite gusty. Too gusty, in my mind, for this beginner rider. So I rolled it back inside the garage and parked it again.

At this point, I'm 0 for 3 on my goals for the day.

So what exactly *did* I do with my day? I spent some time thinking about what my short term fitness plans are. I want to run 6 easy tomorrow or Sunday. Based on how that goes, I may target a 10-miler in 4 weeks; if not, I'll probably do the 5K instead. I also have my eyes on a local half-mary in April. Where does triathlon fit into my plans for this year? I'm still not sure if/how. That doesn't mean I've given it up, just that my priorities have shifted.

I also came up with what I thought was a very ingenious method to safely store my insurance card vehicle registration info under the seat of my scoot using a plastic sleeve and some sticky-tape velcro. Sure, it's not pattent worthy, but I was quite pleased with my solution.

Oh yeah...and guess what?! When my daughter came home from school, she told me that she's hidden the scale from me. Apparently, while she knows that I think I have weight to lose, she thinks I look fine just like I am. Don't know if I should hug her or ground her.

Edit: My dog refused to be a vegetarian. He may, however, be a venison-arian. He's now eating a sweet potato and venison diet. Tough life, huh? It doesn't seem to have any negative digestive issues, but I'm yet not sure yet if it is helping with his allergies/ear infections.

24 comments:

  1. What an excellent daughter, you have done a magnificent job with her :)

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  2. What a great daughter. And she's obviously got a good head on her shoulders- not obsessed with the scale but how you look! I'm sure you do look great. Good luck with the running plans.

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  3. kid has great head on her shoulder...
    props to you

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  4. That is so neat what your daughter did :) I think you should have her read all these nice comments about her.

    I'm signed up for that 10-miler in 4 weeks. Jeff is signed up for his first 10K that day! They usually don't have a 10K with the Shamrock Shuffle, but this year they do. It's not on the main advertisement for the race, but is on Active.com.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. WOW! Lovin your duaghter! I say hug her, but make her give the scale back.
    I was going to update that Koz is not lovin' the veggie wet food either, we are goin back on bambi too!
    Take Care!

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  6. You have a wonderful daughter!

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  7. Awwhhhh what a great daughter! After reading the first paragraph I was going to suggest the trunk of the car. I always used to store our scale in the trunk of my husband's car so I would stop weighing myself so obsessively LOL

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  8. It's okay to have an 0-3 rating, just as long as you bounce back from it..

    Yeah, I thik heavy winds and scooters is not a good mix..

    I'm like you this year, I do have more run races schedule this year than triathlons.

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  9. Hug her! You've done a good job if she knows that there's more to being healthy than a number on a scale!

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  10. Pretty soon, the weather is going to warm up. Our body is going to start adjusting, and we are going to kick some bootay :-)

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  11. Everyone is commenting on your daughter but I also like the husband story. That sounds very familiar. I often debate whether to wake up my hubby at the time he requested or let him sleep longer if I know he went to bed really late, especially these days. But I've found that given the option, he'll always want to sleep in more, of course!

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  12. Make sure to hug your daughter! She is probably right! :)

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  13. My that daughter of yours has a sensible head on young shoulders! Good luck with the scooter - I'll have to look back at your blog - there must be a picture of it in there I'm sure!

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  14. I HATE days like that! When nothing seems to go right. Hopefully the rest of your weekend was better.

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  15. What a nice daughter. You should hug her and then tell her to give you your scale back :)

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  16. I am with daughter! I threw mine away (to keep it away from teenage daughter when she was in ballet) and have NO idea what I weigh...but I haven't had to buy different sized clothes for the last 20 years, so I guess my body has found it's proper weight.
    Hope you get back into the swing of things in by spring! And yeah for hubbies that attempt our wake-up requests! I don't think I would get to half my workouts if it wasn't for him turning on the lights and getting me up!

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  17. Hid the scale...huh? You should probably hug her...then ground her. ;-)

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  18. That was so sweet of your daughter. You are raising one smart cookie! :>)

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  19. Your daughter is cute. Action instead of words.

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  20. I agree, she rocks! Very smart thing to say.

    My dog eats a catfish and sweet potato food, it has helped her allergies!!

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