1. I love visiting my parents. It’s the one time each year when I can really take a break. My mom does all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. (Yes, I know I’m super lucky.) But, I find that I take a little too much of a break. I lounge with a book. I lounge with my computer. I don’t tend to run as much (and my achilles is holding me back too.) Their house is a ranch style, so I don’t have to run up and down the stairs a million and one times a day… I haven’t really gained weight, but I’m feeling heavy and out of shape.
2. Most of this week I’ve been eating REALLY well. Every meal has involved at least three vegetables and some meals I eat so many vegetables I don’t even get around to eating any meat or starches. Seriously. One night I had cucumber salad, Ukrainian coleslaw (which is nothing like the creamy stuff we eat here), tomato and feta salad, and corn on the cob. Yesterday? I ate a cream puff the size of my head and had two beers. Not exactly a healthy eating day.
3. Speaking of not healthy eating, we went to the State Fair. Now, I’m a big believer in “everything in moderation”, but seriously? Deep Fried Butter. WTH? (I’m still kicking myself for not taking a picture.) Aren’t deep fried oreos and turkey legs the size of my calf enough over the top? And we wonder why America has an obesity problem. The sad part was that most of the people we saw eating that kind of stuff didn’t look like it was a once a year kind of indulgence. Even sadder were the obese kids with them.
It’s time for me to get my act together and get really running and training again or pretty soon this blog will need to become a weight loss blog.
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