Thursday, November 17, 2005


It was 8 degrees when I woke up this morning. The good news is that the winds were calm. I really don’t mind this weather – in December, January or February. November 17th is a little early. Oh well, winter is like base building, you just gotta zone out and grind it out. I ran an easy 8 miles this morning without my watch. People have already started hibernating. In the fall I’d see 10 people a day on the trails, now I see 2 people a day.

How come the more I think about nutrition, the worse I eat? I’m not talking about meals, those are still generally nutritious. It’s all the sweets I’ve been craving lately. I wonder if it’s just from increasing my mileage. Heck, my mileage isn’t even that high right now. What happens if I keep increasing? I’ll need to walk around with a sugar-water I.V.

Just want to give Evan one last “have a great race” before he heads to Philly. I was a little worried that it’d be 8 degrees for the marathon, but the forecast is calling for lows in the mid-30s and highs in the mid-50s. That sounds perfect to me as long as the wind cooperates.

This isn’t running related, but if you like cool photos, check out Dave’s blog. Special thanks to Will not Bill for pointing me in Dave’s direction.


Chad said...

What's wrong with a bean burrito?

My problem is the gal down the hall always has a bowl full of chocolates. And it's the good stuff, Dove chocolates. Right now she has dark, milk and caramel in the bowl.

Thomas said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean. My wife is a vegetarian health freak, and as a result my meals are always very nutritious and healthy. But when I'm running I just cannot go past the cupboard without checking if there might be any sweet in there. I try to alleviate guilt with the "they're carbs too" line.

Papa Tweet said...

I don't have much of a problem refusing sweets, but a bean burrito, now your talkin'. You don't appear to have a weight issue by the looks of your pic. If the candy isn't effecting your runs than I say enjoy a piece or two. Emphasis on the one or two. Moderation is the key here. Just one or two bean burritos for breakfast for me. Ahhh, moderation. Can't wait for lunch. Just one or two pizzas for me please. Ahhhh. I don't know why I weighed 265 years ago?

D said...

If you would have watched the special that 60 minutes? or one of those news shows did on bacteria in candy jars, you may never indulge again. It was quite gross.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the good luck message. Once more into the breach and all that.


Chad said...

Iron Benny, it's not so much about having a "weight issue" as it is about eating "right" in order to boost performance.

DGC, I missed that show, but that stuff doesn't bother me. I figure if it hasn't bothered me for 36 years, why should I worry now.

Susan, ah Taco Bell - that explains it.