I'm doing just fine, thanks. Today is day SIX. SIX sugar-free days.
It's entirely possible I might be a bit on EDGE. Just a little. I haven't made anyone cry—yet, though I've come close to crying myself.
But I've been making up for it by loading up on fruits and trying new veg. Tonight as I was perusing the grocery store after my exhausting 2.5 mile run, uphill both ways, I spied: "Melissa's Peeled and Steamed Ready to Eat Baby Beets."
(Good GOD am I lazy!)
AWESOMENESS! The perfect side to barbequed tofu.
I also loaded up on brussels sprouts for later.
Now don't go saying "yuk, beets." When was the last time you tried them? I bet it was in grade school, where they practically taught us how to hate vegetables by serving those slippery pickled beets that made you gag. Try some grown-up beets! They're surprisingly good! And...wait for it...they're also GOOD FOR YOU!
they are high in folic acid (great for pregnant women) [err, whatever], potassium, calcium and antioxidants (betacyanin, which is what gives beets their rich red color.)&mdash from Beet Nutrition
In other news, I missed out on running the Cherry Blossom 10 miler (held last weekend) that every single person I know ran because I managed to procrastinate just long enough (4 hours) until it was full. No problem, I thought, I'll run the GW Parkway 10 miler, or even the 5k, a race I've done twice, and love (can one love a race?) That's on April 27. And...that race is also full.
So THEN I found the Pike's Peek 10k (ALL DOWNHILL, and point-to-point!) also on April 27, which I manage to miss every year cuz I'm doing the GW Parkway thing. And Pike's Peek: Not Yet Full!
But THEN I found out that my lovely bell-ringing group is performing at church that very same day. At first I thought well...maybe I could run Pike's Peek, which starts at 8, and be at church ready to go by 10?? Well, someone could probably do that, but I'm pretty sure I'd crack under the pressure.
My bell-ringing group, under the lovely direction of D., was also supposed to play this coming Sunday, April 13, but that gig got postponed, so I started looking around for a nice little race for Sunday since I wasn't due at church 'til 11ish. It was like I got a hall pass!
So I found this: Stop the Silence 10k, a 2-loop 10k.
And just before I hit enter, I got an e-mail reminding me that this very Sunday was the ONE day every other month that I volunteer to usher at ... church.
Someone. Is. Trying. To. Tell. Me. Something.
My ass will be at church on Sunday—along with the rest of me.
But on Saturday, I'll be at Catholic University, at my first swim clinic.
(For you with reading via RSS: Awesome photo of authentic baby-beet package added. Just so you don't miss anything.)