1. When it comes to chocolate, I lack all willpower.
I got so mad at Eric Saturday because he bought a huge bag of white/dark chocolate drizzled boy scout kettle corn. I yelled at him he better take it to work on Monday and then couldn't even finish the sentence because I knew we'd eat the entire bag by then and told him so. Then I thought to myself "well it's ok I won't eat it because I'm pro-love and don't agree with the boyscouts exclusion of gay members so I won't even touch this". Apparently my principles don't stand a chance against my taste buds because I busted into it like an hour later. Although I do feel strongly I wouldn't have bought it (haven't had a Chic-Fil-A milkshake in years despite living across the street from one!) but once the money is spent, there's no going back.
I also ate these. I first had a bag last week when I was sick but didn't bother to take a picture because I hadn't sat upright in days and knew I wouldn't blog. I bought the last bag Wegmans had, and I haven't seen it sold anywhere else. This is life changing candy.
|I may quit my job to search for more of these full time.|
Lastly - did you know frozen Baby Ruths are really good? My workplace is doing this "random act of kindness" thing where you fill out a sheet with all your favorite stuff and everyone picks out of a hat and gets their person stuff to cheer them up throughout the year. My person likes Baby Ruths, which I figured were safe, since I didn't even know what was in them. I bought a pack of the mini ones to have on hand to give her and froze them. Let's just say she won't be enjoying any of that particular pack.
2. New Year's Resolutions
Generally I'm failing miserably at these by around mid-January, like the rest of the country. But this year I actually thought I was doing pretty decently.
|After making our resolution paper plates, we use the rest of the pack|
to distribute paper plate awards.
I'm nailing #1, recently accomplished #3, and #4 doesn't count because I'm fairly sure I wrote it under the influence (I mean, just read it, like I would ever say that). Still, it's October and I haven't cried at work yet (at least in front of anyone, which totally counts), so that is progress.
However, just when I was patting myself on the back, it came to my attention that I'd dropped the ball on #5.
Running has not been great this week, but what can you do? I'm finally getting to the good parts in season 2 of Buffy, so yesterday I ran 8.1 miles (9:30 pace) on the treadmill solely so I could watch. I really wanted to just do that all week, but I suffer from intense fear that too much treadmill training will lead to my certain death in my 50 mile race, because about 47 of those miles are on trails. This morning, I ran 7 miles outside (no Garmin) while listening to Divergent. I read it previously, but I wanted to brush up in preparation for the third book in the series, which comes out this month!
I had been thinking I wanted to start doing some two-a-days to prepare for Stone Mill. I've woken up in the 4 o'clock hour every day this week (that's my way of forcing myself to do it again tomorrow, otherwise I'll be a liar on the interwebz). Even waking up before 5am only leaves me time for 7-9 miles, and I really don't want to make 3am wakeups a regular thing in my life. Two-a-days are really the only way to get more miles in.
I hadn't thought of it beyond the vague "yeah, I should do that". But I got home from work relatively early today with the intention of using that time productively: grad work and the four loads of clean laundry covering our couch. I think we can all agree it was the perfect time to blow all that crap off and run 5 miles on the treadmill! The universe agreed, because the Buffy episode ended the second I hit five miles. It was like 85 degrees in our apartment, but before the run I told myself it would be just like the sauna rooms on our cruise, just a tad less relaxing. I think this proves just how good I've gotten at self-delusion.
Please share your new year's resolutions and grade yourself on them. Hopefully I'm doing better than somebody. If you don't make them, share your favorite candy!