Of Peacocks and Pigs

I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since I posted. These days sure do go by fast!

Couch to 5K is going well. I start week 3 this week, and I’m actually looking forward to it. I counted up my C25K weeks against my weeks till the 5k, and I’ll be short a week on C25k. That is, I’ll be finishing week 8 when it’s race time, so I’m not sure if I should skip forward a week or just keep the same schedule and hope for the best come race day. I figure if I can make it to week 8, I’ll be okay and I can walk some of the 5k if I need to. I’m not really worried about it (yet).

Saturday was a crazy day full of exercise – I had to take my car into the shop to get a really embarrassing squeak looked at (U joints) so I had the repair guy drop me off at the gym while they looked at my car. I had my big peacock purse with me (it’s a beautiful bag and the colors and patterns remind me of a peacock), and I didn’t feel comfortable leaving it in the car while a man I barely knew drove away with my car AND my purse, so I took it with me. However, when I got to the gym I didn’t know what to do with my purse. I originally wanted to run outside because it was a gorgeous day out (although a bit windy), but I didn’t want to stash my purse in a bush or something, because, well hello it was outside and who hides their purse in a bush while they run? So I opted to run on the indoor track, but again…the purse issue. So I asked the girl at the desk if I could just leave my purse behind the desk for a half hour – nope, not allowed to do that, so I asked about renting a locker. I could get a locker but it had to have a lock, which of course I didn’t have, because who carries a lock with them (um, I do NOW, but Saturday I didn’t)? So I had to purchase a combination lock for $6 in addition to paying $2 for the privilege of walking on their track (because I’m not a member). So eight bucks later, I’m finally running sans purse and jacket and hat and sunglasses, and now I have a big ole combo lock in my purse in case I ever run into a situation where I need to lock something up in a hurry.

I did my W2D3 run and as soon as I finished that, the repair shop called and said they knew what the problem was, but it would take about an hour and a half to fix it. So here I am, stuck at a gym I don’t belong to, with all this time to kill and no transportation. I didn’t feel right calling the repair shop to come and get me, and I’m too proud to ask a stranger for a ride, so I decided to suck it up and hoof it back to the shop. I figured that by the time I got there, they would be close to being finished. Now, my town is not a pedestrian sort of town, so you don’t see a lot of people walking through town except for the occasional preteen or homeless person – you certainly don’t see sporty chic mom types with their big ole peacock purses walking along the side walk. To say I felt self conscious is an understatement, but luckily my best friend called me so I talked to her while I walked (she lives in Montana) and before I knew it, I was at the repair shop. And the funny thing is, it only took me a half hour to walk all through the main street in town – I swore it was like 4 miles, the hubs thinks it’s more like 1 mile. Anyway, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and I killed the remaining time at Walgreen’s which is right next door to the repair shop. So for an hour and a half on Saturday morning, I jogged and walked. FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF!! And I got some great bamboo spoons and spatulas from Walgreen’s. So all in all it was a very productive morning!

I have decided that I’m a nibbler, and this is killing my weight loss efforts. I cooked a ham and every time I walked into the kitchen for the rest of the weekend, I had to nibble on a piece of ham. So today I am bloated and feel like Porky Pig (oh, ha-ha!! Ham…and Porky Pig!! Hahahahahahaha!!!). I guess I’ll be guzzling water all day to get rid of the extra salt – I hope it works. Any other nibblers out there? How do you keep the nibbling in check??

It's getting all loony up in here.

Okay, well you guys have a good Monday!! 🙂

8 thoughts on “Of Peacocks and Pigs

  1. I like combining exercise with useful chores. I have gotten quite a bit of exercise in with my car repairs. Nibbling on ham would be a hard one for me. But actually, if I cook a ham, as soon as the meal is over practically, I cut the pieces of ham off and put them in 1-4 ounce ziplocks and freeze them. There’s something about ham that makes you want to nibble (hello–sweet/salt combo)

    For other nibbling problems, I must admit I consume vast amounts of Eclipse gum. Its not right, but its better than the alternative. Some days are better than others. But I must admit to almost panicking if I leave my house without my Eclipse gum.

  2. I am a big time snacker. I’m just getting better about realizing that I am or am not hungry. That doesn’t always protect every Snickerdoodle in the house…
    As far as the running. I would figure the distance and divy it up between your remaining weeks. Seriously though, with the distance you’re going, I think you could keep where you’re at and you would be fine. If you were doing an Ultra or something then I would suggest amping it up. Awesome for you though!
    I prefer Dentyne Peppermint myself–it doesn’t take on that silicone texture.

    1. Oh, and lately I’ve been going old school with the Wrigley’s Winter Mint! And the occasional Juicy Fruit…brings back memories of when I was a wee lass back in the 70’s!! 🙂

  3. Im a nibbler and to my husbands dismay am raising a nibbler.

    FOR US IT IS WORKING ONLY BECAUSE WE GRAZE ALL DAY AND END UP WITH NO BIG MEALS (oooh yes I did shout that—by accident…I hit the caps key but I think Ill leave it :))

    right now we do family breakfasts and not dinners but I think when we switch to fam.dinners we may need to nibble less…

  4. Do you nibble because you are hungry? I found that when I tried to stop nibbling, I became really hungry. So maybe just stop and ask yourself if you really need the food. If that doesn’t help, I LOVE the gum trick. I put in a brand new piece right before I start cooking, then I don’t want to ruin the nice, clean flavor by eating something. 🙂

  5. Your whole paragraph about the lock was cracking me up. Oh and I did a big shout out (ok, stealing but whatever) to you in my blog today.

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