So my son woke up yesterday morning and told me he wanted to eat meatloaf for supper. Yes, meat in the shape of a loaf. Blechhh! Now... meatloaf isn’t one of the 3 meals I currently make around here (yes, I’m in a rut and I need a printable meal menu like Small Town Runner) In fact, I’ve NEVER made it! Ranks right up there with hotdish in my mind:) Anyway, I asked him what on earth possessed him to desire meat that looks like bread but tastes like…..hmmmm….well NOT like bread! ! Apparently, he had it at a friend’s house and it’s “oh SOOO good mom!!” He went on and on about it like it was something served in a 5 star restaurant (my kids are sheltered) So, because I LOVE my children, off I went to the store to buy ingredients for a supper that makes me gag when I even say it. The consensus: meatloaf is the filet mignon of children who live in the sticks…….Honestly, my kids thought this was like the best thing they had ever eaten! They DEVOURED it while I sat there eating my own food which did not remind me of ALPO…... I can see it already, the little profiles they make in school for parent teacher conferences….. My name is Max. My favorite food is meatloaf. My mom’s favorite food is wine and cheese(Reese actually put this on her’s last year) My favorite toys are guns. I like to shoot animals and hang them from my swingset……… I’m failing as a mother……
Moving on! The windchill is -38 today and dropping to -40 tomorrow. I will be on the treadmill until probably the weekend. This will be interesting. I don’t really like the treadmill as it is, much less running on it for 6 consecutive days…….I’m going to have to do some treadmill hopping to change things up! I have 2 treadmills at home. One nice new one and one that desperately needs to be retired (it bounces like a trampoline and makes me have to take 18 potty breaks in a 5 mile run. FYI and TMI-I can’t jump on trampolines, I’ve had 3 kids) Anyway, I am ready to trash that one but I have this obsession about treadmills lying to me so I like to switch it up. By lying I mean I’m always in a panic that the pace is off and although it says I’m going sub 7 I might ACTUALLY be going at 9 minute pace. My husband is a math mind. He has calibrated and recalibrated both treadmills at home (practically on a weekly basis) just to calm my neurosis about this. Even after this, many of my treadmill miles are run at the gym so I can alternate through their treadmills and people watch!!
I went to the gym for a slow easy run yesterday. This is new for me this time around. My easy runs are MUCH slower than I was doing them in my Boston training. My tempo is quite a bit faster though so I’ll have to see how this pans out for me. Live and Learn! Anyway, before I left, I started a new playlist and somehow I synced my Ipod to it and ended up erasing everything else. There were TWO songs on it. The entire slow run with TWO songs on repeat. …. I suppose I could have turned it off but there is just absolutely no way I could run on the treadmill without music. I run marathons without it but can’t even make it 2 miles on the TM without trash POUNDING in my ears.
This is the current playlist I’m taking with me today:
Coming Home –Diddy
Hummingbird Heartbeat-Katie Perry
Who’s that chick –David Guetta feat. Rihanna
Fly –Nikki Minaj and Rihanna
What the Hell – Avril Lavigne
Nessun Dorma-3 tenors
I just wanna run –The Downtown Fiction
Liv tonight-Nelly and Keri Hilson
Hold it Against me-Britney Spears
Break it 0ff-Sean Paul and Rihanna
Don’t you Wanna Stay-Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Songs I'm retiring FOREVER- Like a G6
As you can see, a little of everything!! I grab the clean edits where I can but I usually get my share of sex, drugs and booze in my runs! I think this is OK because I don't have a very strong desire to get trashed or hop in the sack when I’m done running so it must not be rubbing off!! Joe wants me to move my runs back to the morning....
More random revelations!!!!!! I like the word ANYWAY. I’m obviously obsessed with exclamation points like I’m screaming at you when I’m writing and I’m also obsessed with using “………” all the time ……… Anyway......!!!
And one more random....
Libby ate the whole ham in her ballet flats! (In her defense, she was on meds that made her tummy all swollen but it's not as funny when you mention that)