For some reason as soon as I got home from our travels, I stopped running. I am not sure why. I just didn’t feel like it. Perhaps it is the anxiety that I wrote about on August 9th, 2012 or perhaps it is something else.
All during my vacation I ran every 2nd day as a minimum, and I felt pretty good about that. My diet was pretty good but there were significantly more carbohydrates than I usually eat, more diet root beer and definitely more desserts. But I didn’t weigh myself for the time I was away. I didn’t really want to know because I assumed it just creeping up every day.
So I kept running, but reaching for second desserts. So, with trepidation I stepped on our scale when I got home:
2 pounds? That’s nothing – it’s like a good pee!
Hmmm. Running does work. Running kept me in check. Tomorrow I will begin running again before I completely fall out of the habit of it. Then I can keep eating the world’s most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches ever made with 4-year-old Wisconsin cheddar (thanks Emile!)
Complete 180 degree for you here. I would like to talk about things I don’t “get”. For example, on Star Trek, I thought the Away Team was actually “A-weigh team” and wondered why they named it such. Perhaps a naval term. Or the word “puny”. I read it and thought it to be pronounced “pun-y” (like rhyming with money), and thought it meant thin and colt like (like wiry) based on the context. I didn’t know “puny” (pronounced p-u-nee spoken out loud) was the same word. It was only a couple of years ago I learned this. I wondered where AC/DC (the band) got their name, I thought it was a strange random group of letters.
August 10th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: On vacation, I was asked if I wanted to “sup”. Huh? Oh, paddleboarding. That’s a weird name. . . Hmmm. Okay, if that’s what it is called by the cool kids. 3 weeks later (today) it came to me out of the blue. Stand-Up Paddleboarding! Aha!