Tri-Me

New shoes to break in, and the last sunny day before an expected 3 days of rain, mean the boy and I need to get out for a walk.

This is it; mark the calendar.  It’s not the earliest I’ve done it, or the latest, but it needed to be done.

I did it for the baby.  I can always put on another layer.

October 20, 7 am - I turned on the heat.

The baby and I went out to finish up the grocery shopping after my walk.  At the seafood counter I bought some haddock, and some of the store’s freshly made fish cakes.  When the clerk asked if there was anything else, I asked to get a calorie count on the fish cakes.  (70 calories each.)  Sounds so simple! I have no idea why it’s so difficult - along the lines of asking for special changes / accomodations at a restaurant.  But I did it.

Autumn weather arrives

50 degrees and breezy, partly cloudy/ peek-a-boo sun.  Lovely day for a walk!  Zoey and I got in a 4.75 mile loop - almost unheard of on a Sunday!

Lovely evening walk after putting the baby to bed.  Hubby was watching the video monitor; I had a reflective vest, a headlamp, and the dog with the most white (River).  60 degrees at 8 pm in mid-October!

Quilt show

Hubby & grandson & I attended a quilt show today! (17 yr old DS declined to join us.)

We had a lovely time, I managed to pick up a few things (some fabric & a few magazines).  We had lunch out, and still stayed on plan!

Here are a few of my favorite quilts from the show.

The Knitting Runner runs (and knits!) again!

Found several articles on knitting and running. 

http://blog.lionbrand.com/2014/10/11/two-knitting-runners-david-babcock-interviews-friend-and-fellow-knitting-runner-susie-hewer/

http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/qa-with-the-marathon-running-knitter?page=single

Apparently he will be running the Kansas City Half this weekend, as well as the New York City marathon in a couple of weeks.  Doesn’t say if he’ll be knitting as he runs the KC half, but I did find information that he will be knitting during the NYCM!

It’s all in my head…

I’ve noticed a few eating patterns lately…  The first is that I’ve realized several times that I’m full, or I’ve had enough, only to finish what I was eating anyway.  Call it the “clean plate club”, or an aversion to “wasting” food (there was a time when there frequently was not enough food, but that was long ago).  Regardless, that’s why I have chickens, dogs, and other animals that will clean up leftovers.  (The bunnies and goats like banana peels, bunnies like cucumber peels, chickens love lettuce cores, squash innards & seeds.)  I’m still stuck with those thought patterns.

On the other hand, there have been several times when I’ve realized I’m full, or I’ve had enough! That in itself is a big step forward! I’ve noticed I eat a lot  more slowly when I’m sharing with the baby, I’m sure that helps. (He wants whatever we’re having and if he can have it, I share.  He only has four teeth top and bottom yet, though.)

I plan to pay more attention to this in the future.

One other mind game - convincing myself that I’m not really starving between meals, just because I’m trying to stay within calories.  (My current plan involves MyFitnessPal and planning meals so that I don’t overeat.  So far so good.)  I mean, really, I am SO not starving.  Temporarily hungry, perhaps, if even that.

Today’s plans include getting some new sneakers.  Exciting stuff, that.  I am exceedingly hard to fit, and incredibly picky about it.  I have at times returned multiple pairs of sneakers after I get home, try them on again, and hate the way they fit (even though they were seemingly fine in the store.)  I am the “Princess and the Pea” of shoes.  HATE shopping for shoes!  My old ones have begun to rip, though, leaving me no choice.

Signed up for 2 races today

There’s a group nearby who put on fantastic family-friendly races - Millennium Running.  Their events are always a good time, and they even allow (encourage!) walkers and people with strollers.  (They start at the back of the pack, and that’s fine with me.)

Today I signed hubby and I up for the Trick or Trot 3K (did that one last year - they shut down traffic over a bridge for us!) and the Thanksgiving day 5K.  Hubby said if it’s too cold for the boy to accompany us in the stroller, he’ll stay home with him.  What a wonderful guy I married! (We celebrated our 20th anniversary this year!)  Not likely to be running either of these yet, but I will enjoy myself nevertheless.