Trouble With Toast

And now for something completely different! | July 15, 2008

I promise, the cooking and recipe-posting will resume once I find time to go to the grocery store.  Seriously, I had two bowls of cereal (one Cookie Crisp, one Cinnamon Toast Crunch) for dinner on Sunday night, and last night’s boxed spaghetti with Ragu wasn’t particularly exciting either.  Be patient, kittens.

In the meantime, I’ve posted another page to the site entitled “Half-Marathon Training Log.”  Yes, you read right–your fitness-challenged friend Betty is planning to run the Atlanta Half-Marathon on Thanksgiving Day.  But, because I am fitness challenged and in need of all the mental ass-whoopin’ I can get, tracking my progress in my old-fashioned journal (you actually write in it with an ink pen!) doesn’t seem to be getting the job done.  Enter le blog.

Blogging was very helpful for me while I was studying for the Maryland bar exam, so I think it will be helpful for me in this context as well.  Public shame is always a good motivator.  But, instead of beating you all over the head with my mileage after each food-related post, I decided to tally everything on a separate page.  Visit and read if you like, or ignore it and keep focusing on the grub.  Your call.

Oh, and just a note: the ONLY thing I’m tracking on that page is my running.  I do other exercise as a part of my training plan (cross, weights, and hopefully some yoga soon), but that’s all just gravy on top of building up my speed and endurance for the big run.  You know, just FYI.

Again, I’ll be back in the kitchen shortly–don’t you worry!



  1. Good luck with the race. As a survivor of a few marathons myself – never did qualify for Boston, though – let me know if you ever want some training tips.

    Comment by restaurantrefugee — July 15, 2008 @ 4:49 pm

  2. Thanks! I’ll definitely take you up on that. I’ve had a little trouble jump-starting my training, but I hope to turn that around soon. I’m not a naturally gifted runner (or athelete in general), but I’m optimistic that I can finish the race with my knees and my dignity still in tact. 🙂

    Comment by bettyjoan — July 17, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

  3. You are my hero! Good for you!

    Comment by freckledk — July 17, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

  4. Aw, thanks, sweetie–you can ply your hero with booze after the race to show your respect. Ha! 🙂

    Comment by bettyjoan — July 18, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

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