Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Oh me oh my, I've been a baaaad blogger. I thought "Oh hey, it's only been a week, whatever" and then I looked at the calendar and realized that OH DEAR it's been nearly TWO weeks.

Here's what I have to say today:

1. I ran for 45 minutes IN A ROW yesterday. It was only a few months ago that I would shoot to run a mile and then walk a mile and then one day I decided to see if I could push through and just keep running and OMG I COULD! I remember someone saying that once you get past the first 20 minutes it's easy to just run on auto-pilot and I remember thinking that PSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH I CAN'T RUN FOR 20 MINUTES!!!

Except now I can and HE WAS RIGHT! 20 minutes turned into 40 minutes in the blink of an eye and then I figured well shoot, let's just go around the block again just so I can hit 45 and POOF! I was at 45.

2. I've also been going to kickboxing classes taught by a former Power Ranger (for reals) and he's this tiny little thing who flies through the air like a gnat in track pants. There's this move we had to do that involved squatting so your thighs were parallel to the ground (I challenge you to do this,'s crazy hard) and then SWISH SWASH, doing a 180 turn and landing in a squat again.

When they started doing this insane maneuver I took the opportunity to get some water and "dab" the sweat that was pouring off my face but then I figured OH WHAT THE HELL and gave it a shot and I CAN DO THAT TOO! Not for the 60 seconds of insanity that Le Petit Power Ranger would have preferred, but HOT DAMN.

I got home and showed my parents and can report the following:

A. My dad thinks he can do it too. But only once.

B. My mom, who I'm sure thinks that my "running" is really code for "walking briskly," was shocked at my moves.

I've been thinking lately that my ability to push through pain + my newfound ability to kick my own ass = Maybe there's an athlete under there somewhere??

3. My nephew continues to be wonderful.

4. I went out for dinner with a couple of lady friends and we ordered the big, giant mondo combination meat & cheese carving board and it was LARGE:

We did some significant damage and then each ate about two bites of our entrees before we reached maximum capacity:

I'm hungry right now though so I'm looking at that after shot and wishing I had that leftover cheese and meat to shove in my face. Poor cheese. I hope it doens't think we didn't love it.

5. This is what I look like when I'm waiting for prospective renters to come look at my apartment and decide that in the absence of chairs, ohhhh, draping myself over the bar will be comfortable:

My hair looks like an eskimo hat and my face looks OLD and HAGGARD so hey, why not share it with the internet?

Also, I would note that being folded over the counter is a difficult position to un-do. My dismount was not comfortable.

6. I don't know why they sell these:

7. And now that I've burned your eyes with those last two images, I'll leave you with the cutest dress ever that, I'm sad to report, bags out like crazy after sitting on a bar stool for a few hours:


Sarah said...

That little guy is just so cute, you are such a lucky aunt! also way to go on running for 45 minutes, I wish I could do that!

GiGi said...

You rock running for 45 minutes - I'm not sure if I could run for 15 - in fact, I know I can't.

I am inspired to figure out where campbell is to go get that cheeseplate!

Stephanie said...

i dont know you but i think you are entertaining and beautiful. you need to stop calling yourself fat. i look forward to your blogs they are awesome.

Elizabeth said...

@Regina: If you ever find yourself in the south bay and looking for a dinner date you let me know because that carving board of meats and cheeses was delicious. The restaurant itself is an organic, slow food type place so you have plenty of time to get drunk on too many bottles of wine.

@Stephanie: Awwwl, thanks. I know my self-image is skewed. It's something I'm working on.

Leslie said...

you were sly with the camera pics of our grub, I don't even remeber you taking those =p. I don't think I would go for the ginormous "everything and the kitchen sink" tray again unless there were more people but it was def fun to do once =)

Elizabeth said...

@LB - I think that if we had one more person it would have been less reDONKulous, but I'd for sure get it again. Maybe instead of a meal though.