Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A little lox and a lot of Shahs

For some reason, it's become impossible for me to join my LARC group in Santa Monica for a run. I thought at first it was because my drive was kinda far, but really, I am starting to think that it's just not a priority for me since we aren't training for the marathon. I really really do miss the Santa Monica scenery tho'. 

Instead I went to the gym and braced myself for an hour of boredom on the treadmill. Before I left I downloaded some podcasts I hadn't listened to yet:
Listening to old Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! episodes is really hard because the latest news trivia is no longer what's current. You really have to think about what was happening in the world X number of weeks ago. Exercising body and mind.

I was doing my best to zone out on the podcast but I kept thinking this guy on the treadmill in front of me looked kinda familiar
And yeah, duh, it was my handsome nephew Dave. I'm hardly ever in this gym because running on the treadmill is a last resort type thing for me, but Dave is a total gym rat. He's getting ready to enlist in the Marines (so proud!). 

I kinda had to blow him off until I was finished with my run tho. My treadmill's pause button did not work, I couldn't stop it to even say a quick hello. Actually none of the buttons on that dang mill worked so I had to do some math to figure out my pace for the 5 miles I ran. This is why the gym isn't my first choice for a run. 
5 miles at 11:40 pace. I wish I could hit these paces when I'm out running by myself.

In other news, today was my 4th weigh in. Hooray. My sister had invited a few of us out for Indian food Friday after work. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but since I had to weigh in Saturday morning, I really didn't want to indulge in food that I couldn't semi-accurately calculate the calorie count.

3 different curries, tandoori chicken, naan. We also had samosas and pakora (not pictured). Indian food is my favorite

 I'm wondering if Saturday really is an ideal time for a weigh in. The result, even after the Indian food the night before, wasn't terrible.  I lost a whole entire pound this week! YAY!
This scale is really getting on my nerves though and I've made up my mind to replace it this week. If I step off and back on, it gives me a different number each time! I'll probably have to "start over" again with a brand new starting weight on the new scale. For that reason, i'm only half-heartedly satisfied with this number. 

After the gym, I went in search of bagel lox. Found one at a place called Bonjour Bagel near the gym and it was delicious! 
 Went home, showered, stretched/foam rolled and then ate my bagel in my slippers and PJ's while catching up with the Shahs of Sunset (Team GiGi!).
Can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday. 

1 comment:

  1. I like listening to old Wait Waits because it helps me remember recent news stories...news circulates so quickly that it's kind of nice to be reminded about what was big news not that long ago!