Sunday, January 30, 2011

Running into a Blizzard (long, but with pics*)

I sucked at water today...I think I had 8 oz. Pathetic.

My calories came in at 1852, outside of my

My mile...came in at 21:43...17 seconds of my first timed mile. I burned 101 calories. I sweated* all the water I should have drank today, so it might have been nice to replace it. I am not sure if the better time was from 17 seconds of extra effort or the fact that I was not running in Shape-ups (which honestly was a really bad idea). I purchased a new pair of actual running shoes.

These ladies and I are going to become REALLY, REALLY good friends!
I have to admit there was a huge difference in my stability on the treadmill and while a mile still isn't easy for me, it wasn't as hard as it was just Friday.

***Plus they have the pink swoosh, which makes them extry cute!

Today....I have been preparing for THE STORM OF THE CENTURY mwahahahahahahaha! Don't believe me...see for yourself:!
With all the drama, I was thankful that I did all my grocery shopping yesterday. YESSS! I did however decide last minute that I would go to one of the few Wal-Marts that still sell fabric and do a little last minute sewing. However...I go to a little podunk town Wal-Mart and it is total and utter chaos. It was nearing people punching people proportions and of course, I have my kids with me....Let's say it together..."IDIOT!" I overheard the following conversation:
Woman walking briskly with cart and husband in tow grabs last can of Frito Lay Bean Dip.
Husband says: What are you going to do with that bean dip?
Wife says: Shut up...It's the last can!

I wonder if they will actually eat it or revel in their victory!

This was the scene in line...every register open, everyone 6-7 carts deep for as far as the eye could see!

Autumn is 6 and waaaay too big to be riding in a cart, but it was way too dangerous for her to be allowed to roam through the cattle mentality of people in Wal-Mart before a storm. (As you can see, she felt like a celebrity being wheeled around)
Erica was happy to be on her way out the door. She said people were crazy! What is it with people and you don't have food in your house unless it's gonna be sooo treacherous out that you can't get from 1 place to another? The shelves were barren. A friend of mine sent her husband to the store for low calorie microwave meals and he came back with the wrong ones. She said she should give him the benefit of the doubt, it's about to storm and the store was crazy...maybe they were out of the one's she wanted. I told her in no uncertain terms that we all know that the stores were bare, but the diet food was FULLY STOCKED...LOL!
131 days to Komen
Tomorrow: Weigh in...improve my mile time...probably have cabin fever by the time the kids get up!


  1. I think I have a little bit of PTSD from Wal-mart yesterday! And I actually fussed at grown women in the science center today. What is wrong with people??

  2. Love the new running shoes :-) so glad you have a plan for your snowday, it is an old trigger for many to just eat like the lady in the store!

  3. Agh! I've not even thought about going to the store, lol. I hope we don't get hit as bad as they say we're going to. Stay safe if we do!!!

    Love those shoes and great job on the mile!