Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Quote Day

Disappointment to a noble soul
is what cold water means to burning metal;
it strengthens, tempers, intensifies,
but never destroys it.
~ Eliza Tabor

I was pretty wrecked yesterday, thinking about those two pounds gained after a good, solid week of consistent exercise and healthful eating. The average person would have lost something. I guess that means I'm above average, right? Heh.

My tempo run was supposed to have been a mile warm-up, four miles at an 11:24 pace and a mile cooldown. I couldn't get revved up and I couldn't run continuously after the first mile and three-quarters, so my pace was a dismal 13+. But I did it! It wasn't extraordinarily hot, but it was quite humid and as I've said previously, the damp, close air affects my stamina more than the temperature.

I did another load of laundry while I was running, dust-mopped the floors while that load was in the dryer and then folded and put everything away. After which, I took a nap, something I rarely do. I slept for about 45 minutes and woke up with this strange desire to clean the refrigerator. And not just a lick and a promise, either. This was a deep-cleaning session with much scrubbing and tossing. I almost don't want to fill it back up again.

But I will. Mr. Shrinking Knitter and I are doing a major shopping trip today and will spend the rest of the weekend watching college football. We started last night, but Saturday is the big day; we've looked forward to this since the end of the season.

Rah! Rah! Sis-boom-bah!

Do cheerleaders even say that any more? Heh.


Lori said...

I'm sorry you're so down. You were really very busy doing things and I'm impressed with the refrigerator cleaning.

I don't know what to tell you about the weight loss. It seems you SHOULD have lost weight and I don't know why you didn't. Just don't beat yourself up over it. Have fun on Saturday -- now what team are you rooting for again? ;-)

Laura N said...

Wow, productive day! Would you do my fridge next? =)

I am so glad it's football season. We are NFL watchers--GO COLTS! Enjoy your weekend.

PastaQueen said...

I think one of my goals will be to someday run as much as Debbi does. I ran three miles yesterday and it pretty much wore me out.

Anne M. said...

Sometimes having a solid week of good exercise and eating just doesn't show up on the scale for a week or two. You know that but you just forgot because you wanted to see progress. And because you're normal.

Except for your exceptional energy. Feel free to go on tour and show us all how to be so clean and tidy. Maybe if I could run ... nah, walking is hard enough. My fridge will have to wait to match yours!

ws said...

love the quote. so, so true.

the damp air conspires against all of us...enjoy college fball today, I trust you are a Mountaineer fan.

ws said...

thank you for your comment on my post today (as I bury my response on an old post like my passive aggressive nature dictates). I definitely think I'm lucky. I'm not sure what I believe in when it comes to religion/spirituality, but I know something is out there, because otherwise I wouldn't still be here.

One of my closest friends (actually the BF's younger bro) has the life I would have had if I didn't decide to stop. It is awful to watch and the random phone calls at 3am asking for help always worry me, but if he doesn't want to stop no one will convince him to do it.

Alcohol has been and is still sometimes my nemesis - if I start drinking angry, I finish angry and frequently on the verge of doing really stupid things. running and waking up at 4:30am keeps me pretty sober these days though. I'm just tired of making excuses for why I don't want to drink - I guess when people don't get it, they just don't get it.

thanks again.