Friday, February 3, 2012

Five for Friday

1. McDonald's Oatmeal

I don't eat McDonald's food on any sort of a regular basis and breakfast even less. McD's breakfast is usually associated with coming/going to a running event.  But  Thursday morning I had to have blood drawn for routine blood work, and I had to fast. And not drink coffee.
So I planned to hit McD's for coffee, breakfast and free wifi after my bloodwork.

  I thought I would try the oatmeal.

It was okay. It was very sweet-I'm assuming they dumped the brown sugar into it.

I watched them rip open packets, add water, and serve it to me. I was somewhat amused. I don't know what I was expecting; that they would grab a fresh apple and dice it up and add it to the oatmeal.

It was 7 WW points for the oatmeal; an Egg McMuffin sandwich is also 7 points.  I can't say the oatmeal was any more filling that the sandwich.

My homemade oatmeal is steel cut oats for 4 WW points. I usually add whatever fresh fruit I have available-diced apple, banana, blueberries.  I would rather have the steel cut oats and fruit at home than the McD's version.

2. Aches and Pains

The real: on my run Saturday, I slipped and hyper-arched my back backwards. That hurt. I had done this also, at URINEO.  I shook it off, but knew it would hurt later.  I was not wrong. It twinged pretty badly on Monday and Tuesday at work, despite taking ibuprofen.  This Thursday, it does seem to have resolved itself.

The imaginary: it's getting close to my run next week. In fact, six days out.  The little twinges have started.
The bottoms of my feet hurt on Tuesday, despite wearing my very comfortable Merrell clogs at work. WTF the bottoms of my feet never hurt.

3. Rest Rest Rest  I will be focusing on quality sleep for the next six days.  This won't be hard to do.  I work all weekend, and that gives me almost built in running limitations.  It won't be hard to go to bed.

4. Eat Eat Eat-this next six days will also be about eating quality food.  Did I mention I'm running a 100 mile event next Friday?  The anxiety is starting to kick in.

5.  Arts and Crafts

Opening our wedding album in November, the pictures promptly fell out of the pages.  This old wedding album was not "acid free" or that expensive. Over the next month, Dennis scanned and recorded our pics digitally.  (Note: when we were married, digital was not around. Yes, cars were around in this era.)  
So I decided I wanted to put our pics in a nice "wedding scrapbook".

I have no idea of how to scrapbook.  I looked in a few stores, then blindly bought a "wedding scrapbook kit" off Amazon.  It arrived on Thursday.  Now I have another project to try and figure out. So, I am jumping into the scrapbooking world.

I may finish this in the next year or so.

1 comment:

  1. Night before DD10K and I am struggling to remember what I have forgotten for the race.
    And then I see you post about running a 100 on next Friday.
    Wow that is soon.
    Let me get the 10K over with tomorrow and a day to recover and then I am sure that I will have TWOT on my brain.
    Every 2.3 seconds.
    What can I say, I am a guy.

    Guess Who?


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