I’m kind of feeling like running is taking over my life. I’m not really surprised. After all, I remember when I made my training plan, I commented to Beer Geek that I was going to spend February just running. But, gah! All I’ve been doing is running. And eating. (And I have the weight gain to prove it.)
It’s “Love your veggies” month at WIAW, so here’s what I’ve been eating (and I’m sure you really care. Or not.)
I’ve been all about comfort food lately. I made a super yummy beef and sweet potato chili that I ate pretty much constantly for three days. (Beer Geek says it’s not chili because chili should not have sweet potato. Whatever. It still tasted good.) I also tossed a chicken in the crockpot (easiest recipe ever – rinse chicken, stick a chunk of onion, some celery, and some garlic inside chicken, dust with smoked paprika, cook in crockpot all day on low. So good, so easy.) I’ve been starting my days with either sweet potato and sausage or oatmeal. And I don’t expect that to change any time soon since I have given up my beloved peanut butter and jelly. (Still not sure how I feel about that…) I may also be eating more bananas than your average monkey. See? All comfort, all the time. I guess it’s a good thing I consider veggies an integral part of comfort food! (Thanks, Jenn, for making me pay attention to what I’m eating.)
Since I’ve been doing nothing but eating and running, my house is getting a little, umm, overrun. While my house is not teeny tiny, it is not big and it is seriously lacking in storage space. It was built in 1939 and the closets were designed for having maybe four outfits to wear. I used to think that the answer was in organizing things. I have over the door shoe racks, cloth bins for organizing all my running clothes, under the bed storage containers, you name it, I’ve tried it. But eventually, you reach a point where organizing isn’t the answer. After living here for almost 16 years + adding two kids (and all their assorted stuff), we now have a one in, one out policy.
Except when all the Christmas gifts came in, I didn’t respond with sending stuff out. And I swear my shoes are multiplying. And Jones’ room is being taken over by 3-D art projects. And who knew a gecko needed so much stuff? And let’s not even talk about Shoo – his room looks like the Lego store threw up in it.
I think when I’m done with all this running, it’s time to get hard core. That bridesmaid dress from 13 years ago? Gone. Those suits from back when librarians had to dress like lawyers? Out of here. The 5000 different random cords from electronics we no longer own? Hitting the trash, one cord at a time. And all those running shoes and clothes that don’t quite work for me? Yep, those are going to have to go too.
Apparently I’m not one of those people who can run a bazillion miles and keep all the balls in the air at the same time. Huh. Learn something new every day.