Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Monday & Weigh In Update

Once again I'm (literally) running a day late! My Sunday long run happened on Memorial Day Monday instead. Monday morning I slept in for as long as I could, and when I finally ran out of excuses to avoid running, I got out of bed and set off for an 8 mile run that would take me past my usual pedestrian bridge turnaround and deep into uncharted neighborhoods. 
Since I wasn't rushed, I remembered to bring money for the hash browns, bacon, eggs & whatever else they have at this place that I've passed/smelled a million times but have never entered. Except they were closed today for the holiday. Womp womp. 

 This mental health hospital 2 cities over from where I live has always intrigued me because it looks like a setting for a Stephen King book. I'm always craning my neck to stare at it whenever I happen to drive by, as if I'd catch Nurse Ratched chasing someone through the yard or something. Well, on my run today, I was  actually right up close to the mental hospital, WHEN ALL OF  A SUDDEN nothing exciting happened. I really don't know what I was expecting... 

 Eight miles run and done, although at a super slow pace. I need to get some confidence back this week, hopefully doing some speed work will do the trick.
After my run, I took a jar over to the Mexican street fruit vendor near my house. These little fruit vendor carts are awesome. They chop up all kinds of yummy fruit for you into bite size pieces, sprinkle it all with lime juice and chile sauce and then charge pennies for it! Since I was planning on indulging myself later today I wanted to eat something light but filling for now. This was perfect!

After a quick shower, INDULGE is exactly what I did! My friend Val & I had plans to go to the Dodger game but first we stopped at a little place in LA near the stadium for a pre-game BBQ feast. We went to the Spring St Smokehouse. It was filled to capacity with people in (Dodger) Blue. I am so glad that I have saved my diet "cheat" days for times that are truly worth it. This was one of those times. 

Cornbread, mac n cheese, ribs, brisket, pulled pork....but I was pretty much hooked as soon as I saw this on the table:
 I never never never eat cheap white bread like this one. Like since I was a kid I haven't eaten this stuff. And you know what? It is absolutely DEVINE. 

The Dodger game was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Last' night's giveaway: a Tommy Lasorda Garden Gnome. Gaaah! 
 Tommy Lasorda as a gnome...that connection is so obvious, how did it take this long to think of it?

The Dodgers beat the Braves last night 6-2. Perfect end to a great weekend. 

WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE: my weekly weigh-in on Sunday was 167.8 so I'm down a pound from last week. I know it's good news but the secret saboteur in me isn't all that impressed since I felt my weight last week was artificially high because I had eaten that cronut. 
We'll see how it goes this week. If I lose again next week, then I'll be convinced my efforts are in fact being rewarded.

 I was out running errands and saw this powdered donut someone had littered in the parking lot by my car. For real, I actually SERIOUSLY thought for a minute about picking it up and eating it!!!! It looked perfectly fine, as though some had just set it there and left, except that it was TRASH on the GROUND! UGH...#fatgirlproblems 

Hope your week is off to a great start! 

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