Friday, February 26, 2010

My Uterus Hates Me

Because I made it run today.  I have pretty much been sedentary since doing Nutcracker in December.  It was a gloriously clear 37 degree day, and I figured I would hate myself if I didn't take advantage of it.  Besides it only helped my procrastination of getting the personal taxes ready for the accountant.  So I packed Indie up in the BOB and off we went:

For those of you who don't know about the BOB I am not talking about my father.  Although he is pretty great too, the BOB is the bomb.  This is the BOB:

For as big as the rig is, it fits through narrow aisles and racks stuffed full of clothes (very important) and it even turns on a dime, so it is easy to manuver when you actually use it for running on a trail or just running into Target.  Which is where I usually do most of my running until today.  It was the only stroller Calla was willing to sit in past 1 yr, it can hold multiple shopping bags as long as you have a toddler to balance the other end.  The cup holder will even hold a large Coke or Starbucks depending on the time of day.  Oh yeah and water bottles too.

Anyway, I know I should have walked the 3 miles around the lake to start off with, but when a skinny lady with her dog went running past me like it was nothing, well then the "Anything you can do I can do better" anthem chimed in my head and away we went.  Ok well it was obvious that she didn't give birth through the giant smiley face I am now left with 6 weeks ago. Seeing as her and the dog pretty much kicked my butt as soon as we hit the first upward slope.  It would have better if the dog was a hyperactive drooling lab that needed to run like a madman.  No folks, the dog was a shitzu.  So basically I got out run by a swiffer duster on 4 legs this morning.  It was very humbling to say the least.  Did it inspire me to want to get better, so I can breeze by the skinny lady with the shitzu's next time. 

Heck no!!!!

It made me want a burrito.  A Big City Burrito.  A stand in line for 10 minutes with lots of college kids, 1 lb potato burrito.  I know this sounds odd, and one might think, "you just exercised why ruin it with a burrito that could feed a small country and has the days worth of caloric intake rolled into it."  I love exercising to American Public Radio's The Splendid Table Podcast.  You know the one that comes on NPR before A Prairie Home Companion on Sundays.  1 hr of nothing but food talk.  Today she talked about burritos.  It is the same reason why I like watching the food network on the elipitical while at the gym.  Sick I know.  I am looking at on the bright side.  At least I exercised so I can eat the burrito.  Maybe I'll even do some sit ups so I can have a sweet tea or one of those Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Eggs afterwards.  I realize this gets me nowhere, but it does make me feel slightly better in the long run.  Don't you just love how I can justify it all and make it sound like it is ok?  I can pretty much justify anything.  It is something both Dave and I have in common.  It is also the reason why I have chickens and he has a nice tv to watch.

So now I am off to stand in line with a 6 wk old baby in a front pack and a bunch of grungy college kids to get my burrito in Fort Collins.  It is Friday, so I am expecting to wait for awhile.  I should have picked one up in Windsor while I was there, but I don't like the burritos there. They charge extra for cheese.  Who charges for cheese on a burrito?????  Shouldn't that be included?  That is like Taco Bell charging extra for a taco shell.  You can't eat a burrito without cheese.  For the love..........

Make sure you check back in after the weekend to see pictures of a small early Bday party we are having for Calla while family is in town.  In the meantime Birdie says Bye Bye.  (ooh ooh gotta go watch that movie now!)

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