Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Curse you, Lay's Sour Cream & Onion potato chips...

Curse you.

Curse you and your delicious, addicting crispiness that delicately melts in my mouth and eventually clutches with a death grip to my thighs.

Curse you and your irresistible pick up line: "No one can eat just one." 

Because you're right...

and you know it.

Just like I know it.

The groaning scale in my bathroom knows it.

The discarded jeans I can no longer fit into know it.

You're so dangerous, I should have left you sitting there on the grocery store shelf when I first laid eyes on you and just walked away.

I knew better, because you didn't need me, and I definitely didn't need you.

And yet, you lured me in.  I didn't even put up a fight.

I'd just hoped we could have a normal relationship like other people do, but obviously, we can't...we can't, because I just can't control myself around you.

I wish I could say 'it's not you, it's me' and really mean it, but we both know that's not true.  It definitely is you.

You're such a fake.  So you're made out of potatoes - that doesn't make you a vegetable.  You can pretend all you want, but that sickening feeling I'm left with in the pit of my stomach when we've been's obvious you're no good for me.  You're not good for anyone.

I think it's best if we just part ways forever.  Don't come looking for me because I don't want to see your festive green bag around here ever again.

You got that?


Sunday, January 16, 2011

My first ever Half Marathon!

Today I ran the PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona half marathon.

I didn't tell many people about it beforehand because I was afraid I might chicken out at the last minute and my training got sidetracked just a little (okay...A LOT).  

Plus, I was a little worried I might end the race in a medical tent.

But, here's the proof that I actually finished and didn't die in the process.

And if anyone deserved a medal, it was my husband for coordinating the transportation, helping me locate the proper gear, and hauling two kids on and off the metro in downtown Phoenix and Tempe for hours to be there at the start and finish line!

Thanks, Sweetie!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Another year has come and gone.  Doesn't '2011' just look and sound strange?

So, it's time for yet another year-end running post. 

In 2010, I managed to once again run 50 miles each month of the year, for total of:

614.91 miles!

And, when added to last year's 628.31 miles,
that means in the past two years
I've clocked a grand total of

1233.22 miles!

Yay me.

(Not bad for someone who was too chicken to try out for the track team, am I right?)