Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Since Last We Met

I've heard nothing from creepy insurance people. Which is good because nothing is what they are going to get outta me.

Meanwhile...

I ran a crappy 10.5 miles on Saturday with Naomi, who is back from Dakar for a while, so the crappy run was offset by the awesome stories I was privy to. I ran six miles before Naomi and crew got there, and was ready to run another six, until I pooped out at 10 1/2. They meanwhile, went on to do six. I'm so bitter.

We all then went for to meet up with Susan and her S.O., David, and the inimitable Bex (photos to follow!) who came for brunch, but ended up with a bagel instead; on Sunday I went to brunch with folks from church despite a raging desire to sleep sleep sleep and despite the fact that I was in no mood (I know you are all riveted now); then ran a decent five miles before work on Monday (I can run! I can run!), completely forgetting that I was supposed to be downtown by 9 a.m. (I made it, barely); went to a bell-ringing class Monday night where I totally redeemed myself by ringing like I was a founding member of the Sex Pistols (in my head); Tuesday (today) was a rest day and did you know that Trader Joe's frozen Vegan Pad Thai has 600 calories????

Six hundred?? That is so wrong!;

and now here I sit writing.

Tomorrow is a not-nice track workout. Thursday is six miles. Saturday is a nice pasta dinner with Susie, David, Bex, and the Other Jen, because Sunday is ... this!

It's all good people!

19 comments:

Bex said...

Is 600 cals a lot for dinner? I think not. And it's tofu! Tofu is good for you. I, on the other hand, had cheese fondue and sausage for dinner tonight. And a champagne cocktail. Bad, bad Bex.

Laurie said...

600 is wrong. Health food is supposed to be low in calories. They are so deceiving sometimes!

Donald said...

Your bell ringing sounds like the Sex Pistols? I've gotta go to that church someday.

Just don't go all "Sid and Nancy" on us.

21st Century Mom said...

Pad Thai is magic - no calories involved. Besides - you need the fuel. So Pad Thai + 1/2 Marathon + all of those great people = Perfection. No worries

susie said...

We had beautiful bell ringing last Sunday, and I thought of you! Well, ours didn't sound like the Sex Pistols, but I'll bet yours didn't either.
We are counting down now...it's all gonna be good on Sunday (sore knees, blisters, and all)!

Elizabeth said...

Sorry to hear you had a crappy long run... you never really do know how they're going to turn out do you? It's always a gamble!

And what's up with the Pad Thai? I've always hated that some of the organic vegetarian stuff I buy has way more calories than the other crap on the grocery store shelves. It's just not right!

Haight said...

Bell ringing class? You get college credit for that?

Bob said...

I love Pad Thai so efff the calories is what I say. Good luck to all of your linked folks and of course you in the half. I am looking forward to the race report.

WADDLER26.2 said...

As for the 10.5, isn't it amazing that sometimes you feel like you just don't have it. But even better -the days when it all clicks and away you go!

The Other Jen said...

MORE COWBELL! Is cowbell an option in bell ringing class?

You're going to run me into the ground during the half marathon. You'll be wiping your feet on the back of my skull. Doesn't that prospect perk you up?

David said...

You better load up on those calories for the half ahead. It's taper week too. You can do all sorts of evil things and get away with it (unless that dastardly coach B of yours cracks the whip).

Running by.... said...

Sex pistols and bells? You crack me up.

No way that pad thai has 600 calories. It's gotta be a mistake. I mean, what's the point? Just eat a tub of ice cream instead.

Good luck on the 1/2

LBTEPA said...

you are so focused!! I'm looking forward to a triumphant race report (that I copy out for after my hm on Oct 8th)

Firefly's Running said...

600?! WTF! That's SO wrong!!

neese said...

sunday sunday SUNDAY!!! :) have a great race!!

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

Sounds like some good running with good company, very cool.

Major GL GL GL in the 1/2, how exciting, that is my dream some day!!!

brent said...

its THIS sunday already? huh? have a great race!!!!!!

Patti said...

I came across your blog post after doing a search for TJ's Vegan Pad Thai because I just realized they CHANGED the calories in it! A few months ago, it had 390; now it's got 600. I emailed TJ's to ask what's up. Not sure if they'll reply. But maybe that's why you were shocked.

Patti said...

I just got a reply from TJ's. Here's what they say:


Hello Patti,

The supplier that had made the Pad Thai for Trader Joe's was bought out
by another company that updated the recipe and the nutritional
information. The calories were correct before for the product and are
correct now for this product.


Thank you for your inquiry and thank you for shopping at Trader Joe's .

Kellye
Trader Joe's
Customer Relations