Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I hate when I can't think of a good title

I was cruising around Google's Blogger search yesterday and found a blog called 'Training for My First Half-Marathon.' He'll be one of my 18,000 best friends at the Country Music race in April. Heh.

I find it difficult to ferret out the personal blogs from the commercial ones when I do Blogger searches. I can't tell you how many times I've gone looking for inspiration among weight-loss bloggers, only to find an advertising pitch for some bogus miracle cure, or what I think of as a pseudo-blog – something to lure you in to find out you have to pay to get to the meat of the message.

So I end up going back to some of your archives, to read how you got started, what motivated you, how you conquered a particular obstacle or triumphed over a challenging situation. I'm not thinking of anyone in particular. I just know I couldn't have continued putting one foot in front of the other, following a food plan and working out regularly, without you.

Some who inspire me don't have blogs, but we do e-mail, regularly or occasionally, with reports and questions and struggles and victories.

My life would be so small without the internet. Thanks.

Okay, moving on ... last night's House? A little strange, if you ask me. I was glad for all the tight close-ups of that cute Hugh Laurie being all earnest and everything, but it seemed as if the writers had been challenged to create a script that didn't include an obscure disease-of-the-week. And they didn't quite know what to do with that. After two weeks' worth of commercials hyping the episode, I was disappointed. Sorry if this is a spoiler; I'm trying to be as non-specific as possible in case you haven't seen it yet.

Yesterday was one of my rest days, so I did an easy two-mile walk on the treadmill and a short weight-training session. Today is the weekly tempo run – five miles total, with the middle three run at a fairly good clip. I'll be on the treadmill, unfortunately, as January has decided to exit with snow and bitterly cold temperatures. Five miles on the treadmill ought to be good for most of a Rocky movie, though.

Isn't that sad … my life is so dull that I'm looking forward to watching a two-star movie while at the same time running nowhere.

Eighty-seven days until race day.


Adam said...

Its cold here too. 10 degrees this morning and its off to the treadmill for me.

keep it up!!! said...

I'm also a smaller, stronger person today and I've learned a little bit about my body along the way. The body adjusts its metabolism to each new level of fitness and does its best to maintain its current weight. The only thing that is helping me is to drink plenty of water and not eat anything 3 hours before bedtime with carbs earlier rather than later in the day. Also, I track my exercise efforts, not just how much I weigh. I've lost 4% body fat through weight lifting and cardio in the past few months and my weight is nearly the same with a lot more muscle. I'm definitely a 'tighter' 63 year old and the # of pounds isn't my only measure of success - I'm curling 15 lbs easily! You're doing a great job being fit! Keep on!

Isn't there anything better than having a good workout, then plopping in front of the TV for a good time knitting?

Dee said...

My blog is authentic!! :) Good for you for keeping up with your weight loss goals! You're brave to do a marathon - I did them when I was a teenager, but that seems so long ago!! (sounds like I'm ancient - but my body creaks when I think about running!!! LOL) Have a great day! I'm reading! D

PICAdrienne said...

Having the dedication to work out when the weather is not cooperating is not dull. Having the dedication to work out in a way that does not inspire you, and continue to do the work out is admirable.

Keep it up!

CactusFreek said...

Hi :o)
I don't know you, but you sound like you're in a bit of a lull right now :o(

I too have very little life outside of the internet. But because i can be myself online, i've found it's helped me be more confident in the real world. I'm really grateful for that :o)

I have a hard time searching for authentic weight loss blogs as well. I try to find blogs about REALLY big people who've lost weight. I'm talking 400+ pounds. Because i find their stories really inspirational! I gave up Google searching for the same reasons you stated. Now i just cruise around the links on other peoples weight loss blogs. That's how i found you :o)

And hey, Rocky was an awesome movie in it's day. "2 stars" is a bit of an under rating, c'mon now! lol

Chin up :o)