I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Monday, December 15, 2008
Enough whining. It is actually very pretty outside. Sunny, crisp and snow everywhere. Just out of nowhere, despite the warnings, which I didn't believe much. I spent all day yesterday staying home, knitting sweater, looking out the window and thinking about home (the one that is back in Russia:)). Stephen was super-thrilled to wake up to white covering, played with it on our balcony, and then his dad pisked him up and they played a bit in his backyard.
My day off from running was well deserved, as I reached 51 miles for the week with Saturday Gorge run. I had a really good week in terms of running, with two doubles, and my road runs had improved dramatically (but trail pace is still something to be desired). On saturday Gail, Sid and I met at Bridal Veil trailhead and took on a hike/jog for 11 mile loop. It was a Wonderland...
My best-est friend:) We talked non-stop, the whole 3 hrs. It was so wonderful!
Snow coming down very heavy.
I am doing pretty good with my food diary, with now 3 people on board, keeping daily intake just under 1300 cal - it is amazing how much packed in varuois foods I didn't even think about! So I am laying heavily onto veggies and staying away from meats and simple carbs, as well as punishing myself with push ups with any unhelathy choice I make throughout a day. At least I am getting evry proficient with push ups!
My food will go up and the exercise will go down as of this Friday, but I have to make peace with it. I can't wait to go home and visit my sister and my mom and dad!