100 Reasons I Run, #81


  • Because every run is an opportunity to learn something.  
Whether it be something about yourself (mind and body) or the environment you're running through, each time you lace up your sneakers (or wiggle your toes into your wonky Vibram FiveFingers) and hit the road you open yourself up to a world of possibilities.  Count your blessings, not the miles.

Chew On This

Wiser words were never written:

Here We Go Again - Same Old Industry Dogma, Same Old Terrible Mistake: Happy Holidays!  Really?

It's a long read, but well worth it.  Go over to Scott's blog, read his post and feel free to chime in on the comments over there!

Gobble, Gobble

First order of business - an apology for the lack of new posts lately.  Not that it's an excuse, but I have been very busy learning all sorts of new and exciting things!  The most important thing that I've learned thus far is just how much I don't know.  Yet :)

Second order of business - can somebody please tell me how it can be Thanksgiving already?

My eyes are on the forecast for Thursday...I'd really like to run the 5M Turkey Trot this year (I missed it last year) but I have to confess that I don't care to run it in the rain.  Yes, I'm getting wussy in my old age.  I admit it.  There is also the matter of that ornery alarm clock....particularly if DH and I head out Wednesday night for amateur hour (also known as the biggest bar night of the year).  So, plenty to deliberate...

Perhaps the most important item up for consideration this week is dessert.  Thanksgiving dessert.  My contribution to the celebration, to be precise.  I don't like to do anything half-assed, so if I'm making dessert then it's got to be GOOD.  Because I will most assuredly be eating it.  Gotta make it worth my while :)

Any suggestions?

Sweet Soapbox

OK kids, fess up!  I want to hear about your Halloween, the annual celebration of sugar :)  

In the past, I've purchased little baggies of pretzels to hand out, figuring that what was leftover would be less destructive than those delectable chocolate treats.  This year, however, I opted to go for the good stuff!  One bag of assorted Reese's candies (Cups, Pieces, Sticks and Fast Breaks) and then a bag of the tiny mini sized Snickers, Milky Ways, Twix and 3 Muskateers.  

Now, normally we don't get a whole lot of kids coming to our door, so I assumed that we'd retain the bulk of the candies (to be doled out over the course of the next few months).  To my surprise, we wound up giving away most of it!  By the end of the evening, we were carefully choosing what we'd part with, and what we simply had to hold on to :)

Chances are that DH will soon finish it off before I reach for the chocolate again.  He's good like that ;)

But I had a piece or two last night, and I'm perfectly content with those few nibbles.  Because what's Halloween without a little sugar rush?

And on that note - what's up with all the people trying to kill that sugar buzz?  I'm all for health and wellness, but there are some things you just don't mess with!  Chocolate at Halloween, Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving and anything barbecued or smoked at a summer outdoor gathering.  

Lighten up, people.  Let your kids collect massive bags of glorious candy.  Let them enjoy one evening of gluttony and then put the candies away in the closet and enjoy them, in normal human moderation, for a few more weeks.

Just remember to brush your teeth :)