Monday, February 26, 2007

Mahvellous Monday

I set my alarm this morning so that I could be sure to have time to do all that I like to do in the morning and also maybe get to work on time. I do not like waking to the sound of an alarm, but I need to get some discipline in my mornings. I normally get up whenever I wake up, make some coffee, sit down and read and pray for about a half hour, spend about an hour checking my e-mail, reading blogs, and posting on my blog, then most days I get out and run, and THEN, I get back home and start getting ready for work.

I bought a book about training for a marathon yesterday. I am going to take a step back in my mileage. I am also going to start running 4 days a week instead of 5. But I am going to be more disciplined about my runs, meaning I am not going to head out and run as long as I feel like running. I am going to head out with a plan and stick to it. So this morning, as soon as it is a little bit light out, I will run 3 miles.

Last night, I was watching the "red carpet" pre-awards show thing when Mr. Former Sweetie-Man called. We watched the show together and talked on the phone. We do this rather frequently. Anyway, I was so delighted as rail thin, after rail thin, after rail thin woman appeared on the red carpet, and he kept saying "she is too skinny," "she is too skinny," "she is nothing but skin and bones," etc.

With my half-marathon training in full swing, I will not be losing any more weight for a while. I need to accept this. I really had hoped to get down another size before summer, but that aint happenin'. I need to be OK with that. You cannot believe how hungry you can get when you are running 20 + miles a week.

I better get to it!

"Faith is more than our greatest gift; its sharing with others is our greatest responsibility. May we of AA continually seek the wisdom and the willingness by which we may well fulfill that immense trust which the Giver of all perfect gifts has placed in our hands." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 13


dAAve said...

You sound great this morning. Thanks for that.

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

You cannot believe how hungry you can get when you are running 20 + miles a week.

I believe.

Scott W said...

I love your quote du jour!

lushgurl said...

I so admire your disipline to everything in life, thanks for the inspiration...but I'm still not gonna run (except maybe from the bottle!)

Christine said...

you are so disciplined
I'd love to follow your example, can't seem to get there with the exercise yet

Gwen said...

John put his name in the lottery for the NYC marathon. Miss you and hope to get on some new schedule with my blogging.


Pam said...

Now THAT's the kind of lovey dovey talk I like to hear from a Man!

lash505 said...

Awesome I need to buy you a buffalo burger for extra energy.

Sober Chick said...

Energy out = energy in. Your muscles are screaming for fuel. It is the way of a runner. :)