Thursday, February 2, 2012

three things thursday

1. Like everyone else in DC, I've been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.  If I could find a part of the country where it was 55-75º and sunny/partly cloudy year-round, I would move there.  Ideas?  In the meantime, I'll be really happy to keep wearing shorts and a teeshirt in January and hope that if we do have a ridiculously hot summer because of the mild winter, it at least has the decency to wait until after June 24th to get really bad.
2. For a long time, I couldn't eat leftovers.  Once a hot dinner got cold, I couldn't stomach it again.  I'm not sure why, it had something to do with the smell.  There were a few things that I could deal with if I plugged my nose while reheating - pizza, chili - but in general, ugh.  One of my pet peeves is seeing food go to waste, but fortunately I live with the poet, who will eat just about anything as long as it's food.  However, as I'm getting deeper into training, I'm starting to get better about it, if only because it's so much easier to cook a dinner that serves six and then eat it for lunch the next two days (I say this while eating Tuesday night leftovers for lunch).  However, I think this needs to cross over into the day that I work downtown, because it's the only time I ever eat lunch out somewhere, and while I almost always get the same mediterranean chicken salad (lettuce chicken hummus tomato cucumber eggplant feta with some pita bread on the side), it inevitably leaves me feeling heavy and bloated and disgusting for the rest of the day and into the next.  I'm not sure why, as it's not tremendously calorie heavy and IS heavy on the veggies, but after 3-4 weeks of having it for lunch and then having a crappy evening workout and an even crappier long run the next morning, I think it needs to go.  


3. Without trying to be deliberately and obnoxiously obtuse, some things have happened in my home life recently that have the poet and I butting up against a few somewhat-big life decisions.  NOTHING IS WRONG, but we need to decide on a direction to head in, and it's (of course) stressing me out, and I think the reason that I haven't been sleeping well the past few weeks.  I've always had a hard time making big decisions, and this is no different.  And no matter what we decide, nothing will happen immediately, which makes it even more difficult.  So, I'm sorry to be one of those incredibly annoying people who allude to something without explaining it in full because that would really piss me off to read it on someone's blog, but it's weighing heavy on my mind and making me crabby and I just wanted to get it out there.  Sometimes big decisions are easy - run directly at the thing that equals the most joy - but sometimes there is joy in both directions and that's when it gets hard.


Happy Thursday, friends.  

25 comments:

  1. San Diego, dude. I'm in if you are.

    Also, I'm blaming my blah run last night on the salad you made me eat. You said it first.

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  2. well joy in both directions can't be a bad thing. just keep sleeping on it and it'll come to you.

    i am also not so great with leftovers. never have been. i am working on it too b/c you are so right. it's much easier to cook a lot and then have it later so you don't waste it OR the time you spent preparing it.

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  3. The answer to your big decision is "yes". There problem solved. I hope you sleep better tonight.

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  4. That place is called San Francisco. It has rained I think twice this "rainy season."

    Also, if there's joy in both directions, then it sounds like the best kind of impossible decision. Good luck!

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  5. I'm right there with you on #3 it sounds like you are describing the exact same thing :-) I know you aren't a mind reader but... the part that makes it harder for us is that we can't talk about it in person we have a "big talk" coming up in the 5 days he's here before going over seas... Ahhhh decisions, decisions...

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  6. KEEP USING BIRTH CONTROL. You're welcome.

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  7. I'm nervous that all of this mild, nice weather right now means that summer is going to arrive in early April.

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  8. As I've said on a few blogs already that f'n gerbel saw his shadow which means 6 more weeks of winter but if it means that those 6 weeks are what we are getting now I'm in. Lead that right into spring and we will be golden for a few months.

    The downside is that I'm extremely worried about IMTX like you of IMCdA and the heat being unbearable that day. Oh well, we can't control mother nature.

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  9. friendly advice to remember from yours truly which often helps me during times like this... just.breathe. xo

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  10. Somewhere in CA would be the perfect place to live weather wise. But with all this warm weather we are getting now I'm so scared the summer is going to suck!

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  11. I'm with Kimra -- MOVE TO THE SF BAY AREA! I need a training partner... :-)

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  12. Oh but your badass quotient will plummet if you move to a place with a pansy climate!
    All the best making the big decision.

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  13. Narrow it down to two options, then just do the one your friend(s) will do with you. It works!

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  14. LOL, the leftovers sound like my house! I guess I'm the garbage disposal and will eat anything in the fridge. I've even gone as far as looking on the 'How long stuff last' website to eat things..........

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  15. Leftovers rock. glad to see you are working on it :)
    Can I came stay with you for a week or so? It's freaking freezing here...after my swim the other day, my damp hair literally froze walking from the door of the Y to the car.

    I suggest a Magic 8 Ball for help with your decision. It won't really help you with the actual decision but it might make you laugh :)

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  16. Just remember that sometimes you don't have full control over the big decisions. (Yeah- I wouldn't take advice from a total stranger about such things either!)

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  17. 1. When you find that place, I want to move there too.

    2. I'd never survive without leftovers. I ate leftover chili and soup from Saturday night right up until dinner last night.

    3. Good luck with the decision. I hate the kind of decision where more than one option would be good. Thankfully, I married someone who weighs pros and cons, makes a decision, and moves on, never looking back. Lets me just go along for the ride sometimes.

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  18. I think california is your best bet with the weather.
    I hope everything works out for whatever you are mulling about. I can tell you I had a lot of sleepless nights when we were deciding to move and then after we decided. Big decisions suck like that.

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    1. I hate big decisions so I feel for you! Analysis to paralysis, I say!

      This weather. Wow do I love it. But I also know it's probably not ok that my bulbs are ready to bloom and the spring peepers are back. Um, climate change anyone?

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  19. I love this: Sometimes big decisions are easy - run directly at the thing that equals the most joy - but sometimes there is joy in both directions and that's when it gets hard.

    I couldn't agree with you more! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. #3, I'm sure there's an app that will make the decision for you!

    But seriously, hope the decision making process is getting easier. As for the weather, blah! I need a good blizzard at least once a winter, c'Mon! But I am a New Englander at heart.

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  21. San Diego. Leftovers are sometimes better than originals. As for your decision, I think you told me about it last time I saw you. If it is what I think, that time in my life was sooo stressful and it was extremely hard to sleep. Hope things get finalized soon!

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