Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Race Was Run

My daughter called me on Grandma's cell phone this afternoon -- they were on a shopping expedition while I was doing my 5K and post-race flower and herb buying at the local nursery.

"Did you win the race?" Mabel asked me.

"No, I didn't win, but I finished, and that's what I planned to do, so I'm happy," I replied.

Honestly, the 5K was a piece of cake for me, and I probably took it a little too leisurely. Last year I finished somewhere around 47 minutes; this year was 56! My friend JH and I chatted and gossiped the whole time, so clearly I wasn't exerting a ton of effort. She has me convinced to do the 10K walk next year, and I do think I'm up for the challenge.

Didn't do a whole lot the rest of the day. Bought the above mentioned herbs (rosemary and lime thyme) and two hanging baskets for the front porch. Then I got home, picked up BBQ chicken halves from the Block Party, delivered half of them and a power washer to my Dad. Came home, ate half of my chicken, then spent the afternoon trying to figure out my new cell phone and the memory card to take pictures. We're now heading to the mall to get Hubby shorts and to exchange his Father's Day gift -- I got the wrong kind of saw.

My eating's been kind of sloppy -- not staying very vigilant, eating sort of mindlessly. But the good news is that I'm not wracked with guilt about it, not worrying about gaining weight, etc. I know I'm heavily distracted with the trip coming up and the race, etc., it's PMS time and I'm craving all kinds of things right now. Food is part of the mix, but it's not the primary focus, which sounds suspiciously normal to me.

Gotta' run, Hubby's waiting at the door. Will check in with you one more time tomorrow before we leave.

1 comment:

BigAssBelle said...

i think that is suspiciously normal. and it feels weird to us because it is normal and normal is NOT what we've done for years and years. i am excited to hear of your progress, struggles and all.