…Only because I had nothing better for a title. I’m tired and in dire need of chocolate…
Today’s workout was good. I swam 1000 yds and met a dude who proceeded to complain about how nobody knows pool etiquette around here. I nodded and agreed all the while having no real clue what the heck he was talking about. I mean, I know about circle swimming but that is the extend of it. He also noticed my Seafair Triathlon swim cap and told me about a local tri group that is starting up. There is a meeting on Thursday but I don’t know if I will go…maybe.
After I swam, (or is it swum? I know swum is a word but I have no idea how to use it properly…) I headed to the other gym (why can’t they put everything in ONE place?? So difficult, come on Army, work smarter not harder…) for spin class. Yep, put myself through torture again. We were climbing a hill, every 30 seconds or so turning the knob to the right, making it harder, and harder, and harder…She told us to do a turn and a half and I did, like a good little pupil. Then all of a sudden KErKLUNK! Doooope! I was stuck. My peddles were stuck. They wouldn’t budge. One up one down. I jumped on them, I pushed, I pulled, I grunted…I sat in the saddle and tried again. Nothing. They weren’t budging. I waved my arms and mouthed really big I’M STUCK! I CAN’T MOVE! HELP! The instructor got a chuckle out of it and told me to turn the knob the other way…it took almost 4 full turns until I could move my peddles. She said, “Someone is working too hard. I’ve never said that before.” Great. I’m a dork AND a noob. I went on to finish the class and sweat buckets. It was awesome.
My climbing block came to day. It is part of this bike trainer stuff and goes under the front wheel of my bike tire. Now that it is here I can start doing some rides in the hizzzouse! In front of Netflix or Hulu!! Whooot! I’m pretty pumped. I was helping LB with his homework tonight and thought how cool it would be to pull the bike up next to him and ride while he works. The next, and hopefully last, thing I need for the trainer is a speedometer. I’ve found couple on Amazon, just feeling like a tightwad now that I have bought all this stuff AND paid for the upcoming half in March! That’s right, I entered….I’m in!
And finally: 2.3. What does that mean? Well, down 2.3 more pounds from the last Friday. Granted I did that weight check with a sweat shirt and shoes on whereas today was in bike shorts (with the huge butt pad…) tech-t and flip flops. But still, either way that is 3.3 pounds down. Pretty good. How am I doing this you ask? LOTS and LOTS of pickles, bell peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, apples, oatmeal with apples, V8 juice, celery and peanut butter, salad, protein shakes, fruit, chicken breast, olives, coffee, and low LOW carbs. Ok and to be honest, two cupcakes. I cannot completely deprive myself. That is just ridiculous….but back to my opening sentence, I am still in dire need of chocolate.
What do you do to avoid cravings?
Like this chocolate craving at 9:51 PM? Not good….no no no. Chocolate this late goes straight to my spare tire. So I like to go brush my teeth. I am SO lazy that if I have already brushed my teeth, I will avoid anything that will make me have to do it again.