Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Mish, Mash, Mush...

I would like to go on record and receive kudos, applause and possibly an award of some sort for NOT EATING the gorgeous-looking little chocolate desserts at our reception last night. Nor did I eat the lemon desserts (although I had my hand on the serving tongs *briefly* before I walked away). Normally I can resist the sweets at our receptions because since we usually provide the food, I know where they came from (usually Sam's Club mini frozen cheesecakes...good but not worth the calories). The reception last night was catered, and EVERYONE was raving about the desserts. Now, I could have easily fit them into my calorie allotment for the day (although dinner would have been pretty sparse), but I know me, and that sugar would have started me wanting more and more. So I didn't even start. Had my plate with fresh veggies (broccoli, cherry tomatoes, celery) and about half a tablespoon of dip, some cantaloupe, pineapple and berries (straw, rasp and black), and one tiny sliver of cheese. Oh it was hard to not go get some dessert!!! ::commence applause now::


I keep measuring cups stashed all over my kitchen - in the pantry with the cereal, nuts and dried fruit, in the messy drawer that no matter how hard I try to organize it, everything becomes a jumble, in the cupboard with my food scale...I've gotten into the habit of measuring out most of my food (exceptions would be veggies and fruit). Anyway, I reached into my pantry to get my Fiber One cereal and the 1/2 cup measuring cup (hmmm, is that redundant?) - I only found the full cup and was getting frustrated in my search (I wanted my cereal, darn it!), when I realized that I was looking at the 1/2 cup - it just looked big to me. Yeehaw - my eyes have finally adjusted to normal portion sizes! For the longest time, a measured cup of cereal looked small to me. Now, half a cup looks big! Just thought I'd share that with y'all.


My Nike+ site changed my color from yellow to orange recently - don't know what that means (well, that I've logged a certain number of miles on their site - how many, I can't remember and I'm too lazy busy to type in my password and check) - but this guy popped up and gave a really sarcastic little speech which I laughed at - so thanks for the encouragement, Nike!
Mama says they was magic shoes.

Speaking of running, I may need to replace my Forrest Gump shoes, as Linda calls them - the outer edges of my heels have been hurting while I've been running the last couple of weeks. It seems early to need a new pair - I've only had them since October - but I wonder if my weight is breaking them down sooner than, say, someone who weighs 120 pounds? Anyone have any experience with this? The shoes are Brooks Addictions, if that makes a difference.


I wasn't expecting to do another race until July, but there is a 5K tomorrow that starts at 8:00 am, so Jenny and I signed up to do it. Except that after we signed up, we found out registration is at 8:00 am; the race doesn't start until 9:00 am. Which makes getting to work at 10:00 am a tiny bit difficult, even in this small, no-traffic town. Oops. I was able to get a co-worker to agree to open up the building for me - luckily, he was planning on being in the area for Duck Jam. I'm really looking forward to running with Jenny - not expecting to break any PR's, as the course is supposed to be hilly, but it will be fun!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. love the mishmash woman. wishmash I had more to add in on any of it except the BIG VICTORY saying NAH to the chocolate (Id need to be running a wholewhole lot more to have anything to add about shoes :))

    and you ROCK for stepping up and running tomorrow, Shelley.

    Know Im with you in spirit and I will be running too.
    a little.


    yes?? :)

  2. Applause, applause, applause for not eating dessert! You go girl!

    I think that it's really early that you have to replace your shoes. Usually a pair can be good up to 1500 K / 940 miles so to me that seems soon. Couldn't you go back to the store and ask about it?

    Wow! You're really doing great on all the runs you're participating in these days. Have fun tomorrow.

  3. This post is just full of great stuff, all of which deserves applause. And feeling the need to applause and cheer is my reaction to reading your posts. You are always doing such good stuff.

    Seems a little soon on the shoes - I hope you can find a good solution and good luck on your race in the a.m.

  4. Running shoes last anywhere from 400-600 miles and yes, construction of the shoe and weight has a lot to do with how long.

    I think it's so cool that you are doing another 5K on the spur of the moment and before work too!

    You go girl!!

  5. I agree with Helen shoes last between 300-600 miles so you may need to replace them check your mileage and check your form to see if that is causing the pain.
    Good job on resisting the dessert last night!!!
    Have fun at your race tomorrow and a great weekend.

  6. You go girl on leaving the desserts alone!!! I haven't reached the spot where I am comfortable with the portion sizes. I try to measure everything. Thanks for blogging your journey.

  7. I got my Brooks last Oct. and replaced them in late Feb. and I run way less than you. Of course, I hated those shoes and couldn't wait to get new ones (Mizunos that I love!). But still, you've put a lot of miles on them and I think it's time for new ones.

  8. YAY on the self control with the delicious sounding desserts. I'm the same way, once I start, it is just the beginning of an avalanche of sweet food eating! It's a sweets fest!

    Good luck on your very soon upcoming 5K!

  9. Congratulations on resisting all of the pretty desserts. That's tough to do! Especially when everyone is telling you how great they are.

    Hope you have a great time at the race tomorrow! Can't wait to hear about it. Just know that I'm cheering you on from Houston. :)
    PS I want to hear all about the goodie bag. LOL

  10. : clap,clap,clap :

    Regarding the shoes, are you wearing them down evenly, or is one side more worn than the other? Might be something to look into. Changing shoes in 6 months is pretty standard.

  11. Passing on awesome desserts is huge!!
    Being able to to recognize true portions (measuring cups) is a great NSV :)
    Sadly i don't run but i take any excuse to buy new shoes.

  12. Yay for you resisting temptation AND for finally seeing real portion sizes. 1/2 cup still looks puny to me, especially when it's a serving of ice cream :-)

    I have a pair of Brooks Addictions and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They were great shoes for my plantar fasciitis. I made the mistake of buying a different Brooks shoes this time around, because I thought it offered even more support in the arch but I don't love them like I loved my Addictions. Brooks makes great shoes to begin with but the Addictions are awesome!

  13. Kudos for walking away from the desserts which are hard to resist especially when everyone else is indulging.

    And that's pretty cool that your eyes have adjusted...

  14. You are strong, like iron! And you are so right that some store bought stuff is so worth passing on so you were really strong to bypass the oohs, aahs. And since as I've gotten older, I've started to appreciate fruit desserts over chocolate (don't know why), then passing up the lemon thing deserves the Rocky dance at the top of the stairs!

  15. Wow a last minute 5K! You rock!

    Great job on choosing not eat the desserts last night. You have great will power.

    It is encouraging to follow your progress, you have come so far.

  16. Have fun with your 5k tomorrow!! I am working on the C25K program now...maybe someday I will be able to run one too!!

  17. Yeah on not eating the dessert!!!

    It reminded me of a saying that "one is too much and twenty is not enough?" That's how I am with chips, I can't get started!

    Have a great weekend!

    I'm planning on running 4 miles this weekend!!

  18. Good for you on sticking to the fresh fruit and veggies. I do not know about the shoes, I am still in my first pair and my sister gave them to me.

  19. Hi! I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now, but this is my first comment! I love, love, love reading your blog. You inspire me with every post! Your work outs wear me out and encourage me to work harder! Thanks!

  20. Haha, that magic shoes line made me laugh. I used to say that to myself while I was trying on shoes then crack up all alone like the world's biggest dork. It's always an adventure with me, kid.

    You kick ass, it's official.

  21. Do you hear me clapping! (()) I admire you for all the running you do, I can only hope one day I can do so much. You inspire me everytime I read your blog!

  22. My hands are clapping like crazy for you! But I'm with you ... as tempting as desserts are, just not worth the regret.

    To run a 5K with a day's notice? I'm in awe. To run a 5K at all? I'm still in awe.

  23. Wouza on the skipping little chocolate delights! But don't you love your frozen yogurt? I had some today and it is just sensational.

    And the shoes. I don't think you are wearing them down because you weigh more than 120! If I was there in person I would be shouting that at you! But you are running a lot, and I agree with the every six months replacement (even though I usually try to make them last longer.) Also, last time I bought some, I read about over-pronaters and stuff like that--hey, I know, buy Runner's magazine when they put out their shoe review. And just so you know, I LOVE my Saucony's. But there are a lot of different kinds, and I bought a pair online that I don't like as well. Buy in person.

    Yay for another race report!

  24. I forgot to comment on the measuring cups. I have 3 complete sets in my kitchen, and I LOVE having them. I have a fit if one of them is missing.

  25. I actually think you are supposed to get new shoes about every six months - not like the six years I had my old ones!

    Since my feet are small, I can usually get away with buying boys shoes - they are way cheaper!!

    Hope your race went well today!!

  26. it is not easy to walk away from a dessert table, you deserve all the applause in the world!

    great work Shelly, on everything and on the race front - you are a running machine, you go girl!

  27. I can't begin to imagine the willpower you had to have to have the tongs (and lemon goodies) so close to consumption only to bless and release back to the universe. You are a goddess of dessert resistance. Does that could for resistance training? I certainly think so. Congrats and thanks for the laughs! :) Hugs. Kirsten

  28. mishmash woman is my favorite! and yay you for not eating the dastardly treat!

  29. Giving you a standing ovation, babe :) *blogger!blogger!*

    How did the race go? And while I'm no runner, it is recommended that you replace your workout shoes every six months. I'm pretty sure I read nothing about size or weight. Considering October was six months ago, it sounds like the advice is pretty spot on. get to go shopping!


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