1 Out of 3???


So I’d like to say I’ve remained strong in my Lenten resolve.  But I’d be lying.  I had a glass of wine last night.  And coffee this morning.  The good news is I’m totally groovy (so far) on the junky/processed foods part.  So…hopefully I’m still okay with 1 out of 3.  Though I do feel pretty guilty….I’m assuming that’s the Catholic in me.

For breakfast today I had some coffee, and then some of the Red Thai Curry rice I made on Monday.  Lunch was some whole grain pasta and mixed veggies, tossed with some flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Yum.

Pre run snack was Ezekiel toast with sunflower butter.  I miss that.  I haven’t had dinner yet, but I have some tofu pressed, and may do a quick stir fry.  Haven’t decided yet.


I give up.  5am is inhuman, and I can’t be at the gym that early.  I tried – I even made it the majority of 7 weeks.  But ugh.  It never got easier.  Mornings are hectic enough!  So…it’s back to making plans to hit the gym in the evenings for weight training.  In an effort to assist, D is taking over dinner responsibilities a few days a week to make life easier for me.

I love how my new Nike+ GPS Sportwatch flashes little hints at me on the face of the watch like “Hey you, we running today or what?”.  I decided to respond with a Hell Yes, and took off around 645pm.

I was worried about the weather all day.  I had a bug in me to run, but it had stormed pretty badly.  By 3, it was just a barely there drizzle, so I thought I’d be able to run in that no problem.  Happily, at about 630, it was muggy, but not raining, and still had some light, which is one of my favorite parts of exiting winter months…the longer daylight hours!

The wait was worth it.  After a few downer runs the last two, it was nice to have one where I felt strong.  I did a 3 minute warm up, and then just ran for about 25 minutes out, then turned around and head home.  I was a bit faster on the way home


I’m feeling decidedly feisty today.  I got a really good nights sleep last night (once I fell asleep anyway…which took 3 hrs…good thing I tried to go to bed really early), which was awesome, and it turned me into a highly productive machine today.  I bet coffee helped.  I also got some pretty hard and aggressive deadlines handed down to me from on-high on Monday and Tuesday, so it’s time to cut through the red tape and get things done.  I love that.  Cut the BS, make some hard decisions, and let the fun begin.

Yesterday, something pretty cool happened for my husband.  After waiting 21 years, he finally received the ashes and personal effects of his father.  It was a pretty emotional (but happy) evening for D as he went through the few things he received.

In honor of my slip back into wine drinking, my friend S sent me this song.  While I do not like country music AT ALL, the lyrics are totally hilarious (and nicely printed on the screen).  Have a listen and a giggle…

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “1 Out of 3???

    1. I really wish I could have stuck with the 5am thing and make it a habit. I’ve never been a morning person, so I guess it was doomed. And thanks..felt good (the run AND the wine!)

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