Happy Daytona 500 Day Bleeps!
Bah...rain delays make me so sad. And mad. Sad and Mad! I had planned on going to the gym after the race today. We are now 2 hours after the delay of the start of the race. I am neither at the gym nor resisting temptation. In a case of "Oh I don't buy this at home so I should indulge myself here" moment, I made myself a reuben for lunch. I did not use butter and grill it, but I still had it. And a cookie...but not just any cookie...a berger cookie. One of those cake cookies with chocolate frosting.
That cookie has been haunting me since I got down to my dad's yesterday. So let's go back to yesterday. I got up early and went to the gym for weights with gym buddy Mike. I told him up front that I was out of gas and wasn't sure how much I had in me. I also knew that I had a long day ahead of me. This might sound like an excuse, but I'm in tune with my body. I know exhaustion vs. just a little tired. My body is exhausted.
We put in our cardio for a warm up and headed over for more back weights. I told him that my arms hurt for 6 days so we are cutting back on the amount of weights until I'm more comfortable. So we did. It was still tough, but just knocking them down by 10-20 weights was enough to make me happy. After we worked our abs I took 10 minutes on the mat to just stretch my muscles...ahhh.
After the gym I ran home to shower and pack up. My dad wanted me to stop and pick up some hoagies for him on my way. I of course said yes and then had a moment of terror hit me. My car is going to smell like an italian hoagie for 3 hours. How the heck am I going to survive this drive? I quickly made a plan. First, I would put them in a sealable bag in the trunk. Second, I would stop at Subway for a sandwich before I pick them up.
The plans were good in theory. I got my subway and was happy. Sadly, the sealable bag I brought was not big enough. And there was a long wait when I got inside to pick them up. All I could smell was lunch meat, sweet peppers, cheese, oregano...Even though I had just eaten, my mouth was watering.
I made it down without stopping to eat them. Go me! But, I did stop for a potty break at Dunkin Donuts and got a mint hot chocolate. I know, it's close to Starbucks, but I didn't give up hot chocolate and it was cold and windy yesterday. Perfect hot chocolate weather.
As soon as I got to Dad's he busted open one of the ginormous hoagies and we all had some. OMG...it was about an inch thick of lunch meat...HEAVEN! I kept my portion small, but dear lord that was good.
Shortly after we were invited over to some friends for dinner. BBQ. Um yes please! So I had salad, a bbq sandwhich (on whole wheat rolls as Ms. Cheryl would like to point out) and a random side of thai drunken noodles (but it had veggies in it so I counted it as half-acceptable...sorry, but my morning workout got me HUNGRY).
The Syracuse game was on at 9pm. It was not looking good. If I was tired when I started the gym in the morning and I did not have any Starbucks, how in the heck was I going to stay awake for the game? So I tried to take a small siesta, but I didn't get very far. And then Ms. Cheryl made me very happy. They had peanut butter oreos....Um....HEAVEN! I had two. Then it was time to go home for the game.
I watched for 15 minutes before I started to pass out. I was so stinking tired. I started to come back to life every once in a while. It wasn't the game that got me, it was the thought of those berger cookies in the kitchen. I am not going to lie. I would love to say that it was my sheer willpower that kept me from eating them, but the reality is that I could not get up if you paid me. I finally woke up with 4 minutes left in the game. Gah...another ab crunching game...they won, but it was too close.
So here I sit waiting for the race to start and I feel like I'm losing my mind. I have not eaten so this much in forever. What the heck? Is it because I'm not keeping myself busy? Is it because I am out of my routing? Is it because I didn't workout? Is it because I'm not eating enough for my workouts and my body is trying to catch up? Is it habit from watching tv? I don't know. All I know is that my dad offered and made some buffalo chicken meatballs (with a blue cheese filling) and I had 8.
Come on Mother Nature...help me out! Clear up the rain so I can focus please! Luckily, I took tomorrow morning off with a Weather contingent full day off. HaHa. I have the morning off, but if the race is rained out I am taking the whole day so that I can watch it. I am THAT dedicated to Tony Stewart...CALL ME!
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