Well, hello again, world wide web. Long time no see.
For various unforeseen reasons, not excluding the notorious car accident/broken leg incident, or the case of the broken/fixed/lost camera, and other personal emotional journey’s, I decided to take some time off of blogging. “Some time” somehow turned into 5 months. Oops. Sorry I never said Goodbye, I know that was wrong. I promise I won’t leave you like that again.
Butttt, bygones be bygones, yes? Blogging makes me happy. So, while still rather camera-less most of the time (my lovely sister is kind enough to lend hers often), I’m back.
The second half of 2009 was, more or less, an emotional rollercoaster. I have kept up my healthy eating habits, and started running again in October, only THREE months after the accident. I really should have posted the night after they let me “run” for the first time on the treadmill at physical therapy. It was for 5 minutes, and absurdly s-l-o-w. But it was AMAZING. I wish I had documented that feeling.
Surprisingly, my weight dropped drastically during recovery (10ish pounds?). But as expected, it has creeped back up over the holiday season, to get me smack-dab where I was on the morning of July 7th. Not so bad, I’d say. But mehhh who care, right? It’s a number. A boring one, if you ask me.
And sooo that brings me to where I am in the year two thousand and TEN. I’m at a happy weight. I enjoy food (and *ahem* beverages) when I feel like it, but am a professional at self control most of the time. I ran my first half marathon last year, and feel like another one this spring is in order. I will be participating in the same one as last year, The More/Fitness Women’s Half on April 25th. I’ve also signed up for the lottery for the 2010 ING NYC Marathon. The chances of being picked for the lottery are SLIM, so I might be signing up for the Marine Corp Marathon that takes place in DC at the same time.
Regardless, I’ll be completing the 9+1 Rule for the NYC Marathon in 2010, which guarantees a spot in the following years marathon. I’ll have to run 9 NYRR official races, and volunteer at 1. The first will be the NYRR Gridiron Classic 4-miler on February 7th. This should make for a LOT of running this year 🙂 Gotta make up for all those miles I didn’t run in the 2nd half of ’09! I’m setting a (possibly unrealistic) goal of 1,000 miles in 2010!!! Eesh. I might regret this, but whatevs. I’m excited about it. And even if I come in short, at leat it’ll get my butt out there and running! And with a half and a full this year, that’ll kill almost 40 miles of it 🙂 So far I’ve run 12. A little behind, but not to worry. The length of my runs has direct correlation with the temperature outside, and right now its FREEZING.
So I think my blogging will focus a lot more around the running aspect of my life, as opposed to daily updates about the same oatmeal bowls I eat for breakfast everyday. Trust, I enjoy reading about all of YOUR oatmeal bowls (I read about approximately 11 bowls of oatmeal every morning…..while I’m eating oatmeal), but I got kindof bored sharing mine. But not to worry – PapayaFish still eats. Plenty. I will be sure to share any interesting/delicious meals with ya’ll.
On today’s Lunch Menu: Landmarc at the Time Warner Center. Not gonna lie, the Croque Monsieur is looking DELISH. Mmmmmmmm.
That’s all for now – I’ll be seein’ ya (more often than not!) Have a fabulous day!!!