Thursday, January 26, 2012

three things thursday

1. The weather man is fired.  At 6am this morning, my little phone weather bot told me it was "feels like 31º" outside, so I dressed appropriately.  I opened the front door and immediately took off my ear warmers and gloves and stuffed them in the mailbox.  A mile from home, I turned around and came back and did a Superman-phone-booth-quick-change into shorts and a tee-shirt.  31º, my ass.  The rest of my run was just about as disjointed - I didn't want to head out on the trail for the time I had left, so I did the out part of my usual 4-mile out-and-back, and then took a long "back," and then some idiot on a bicycle started chasing me so I went straight at a stoplight where I would usually turn and ended up doing circles around my house just to finish out the time.  Today gets a gold star.  Good thing I'd already scheduled a dentist appointment for after work today.


2. We've been doing a "clean out the pantry" meal week here in an attempt to spend as little money as possible for the rest of the month (that new crank isn't going to buy itself).  Whenever we do this, our meals get a little strange, but last night wins.  Cauliflower mash (that I put too much milk in so it was nice and watery and weird), brussels sprouts and grilled cheese with turkey bacon.  Yes, I am occasionally eating meat again and I REFUSE TO BE ASHAMED.  And yes, our dinner spread did make for a very noisy evening in the intestinal region.  Tonight I think that delicata squash that I bought over the weekend is going on a pizza and then we've got a few days of cleaning out the whole-wheat pasta stash.  We've had to hit the grocery store for ice cream a couple of produce items here and there but otherwise have spent very little on food all week. 
3. Speaking of my enormous crank, the universe did me a solid (I hate it when people say that) and I've got one on order that I hope gets here by this weekend so I can check that off my incredibly-needy-bike list.  I've also decided that I'm going to spend the money (I'm cringing here) to actually do one of those computer-electrode-video-bike-fits that I've read about, now that I've had a few months to start getting used to my sick fast.  I've found a few shops in and around DC that do this but I'd love recommendations from local folks about any good experiences you've had with fit anywhere.  I've been really reluctant to do this because I'm a frugal miser that likes to sit at home counting my dollar bills over and over, but based on my injury-ridden past and the few niggles that I have going on right now that I just can't shake, I think it's absolutely worth it to get a real fit done.  Sigh.   


Happy Thursday, everyone!  

18 comments:

  1. oh my, what an....interesting dinner. Although mine has been popcorn for the past two nights so i guess people in glass houses...

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  2. Same thing happened to me this morning on my run. I was big pile of over dressed sweat by the time I made it into work.

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  3. We have clean out the pantry weeks all the time! But then the tall girl comes home with like 8 things from the store. I don't think she gets it.

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  4. Wait what do you mean a bike chased you?
    This mild weather is amazing.

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  5. I thought those were grits.

    I have cupboards full of nothing to eat. Grr.

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  6. That looks like a milkshake, but I bet it sure doesn't taste like a milkshake. :)

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  7. My weather phone app is a piece of crap. However much I hate weather.com's app (it loves to crash!), its at least slightly more accurate.

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  8. definitely don't wanna cheapout on the fit for sure, no advice for you there though. Can't wait to see your new crank!!
    :)

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  9. When were you not eating meat?

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  10. Someone on a bicycle chased you? Sounds creepy.

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  11. Ohh you crack me up.. "noisy evening in the intestinal region" I was never the kid that laughed when someone talked about this stuff but as an adult it cracks me up! don't ask..

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  12. I did "Pantrypalooza" awhile back and was able to make it a full month without going to the grocery story. Win!

    I'm also about to bite the bullet and get a proper bike fit. This Ironman business is no joke. Good luck!

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  13. Cauliflower success! Loud intestines aren't always a bad thing...at least you have three dogs you can blame things on ;)

    As long as the weatherman is fired, can we go ahead and declare it Spring, then?? WHOOP.

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  14. FWIW, I REALLY believe that injury prevention is always cheaper than injury rehab.

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  15. Can't help you on the bike fit, but I've BTDT with weirdo following/chasing on a bike. Freaked me the hell out.

    We're working on cleaning out the freezer 'cause I'm getting a whole lot of beef next week. And the beer fridge will get a good cleaning this weekend, ahem.

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  16. Go with Wunderground.Com. Best weather site there is.

    Wait... chased by a guy on a bike? And that is all you are going to give us? What did he want? You should have turned around and punched him.

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  17. 1) How is it Thursday already?
    2) All things cauliflower are awesome, even when it looks like gruel.
    3) If you are hurting for any coconut to spice up your dinner dishes, I have plenty of extra in my pantry
    4) You won't regret the bike fit - awesome investment, especially with an IM in your near future!! I got my first bike fit literally days before my first Ironman. I didn't tell the guy fitting me that that was the case, just crossed my fingers and hoped he did it right (and he did, race day was great). I used Contes (now known as FreshBikes).

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  18. Since going on my frugal grocer $50/week 'diet' I am doing the same pantry cleaning. Why does somebody have 15 boxes of whole wheat pasta? WTF was I spending money on for no reason? Our pantry is already looking cleaner and that makes me smile.

    If you had some flour you could have made cauliflower pizza crust.....next time!

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