January 3, 2008 at 7:14 am
Well, hello there! I can see there are a lot of new people hanging around these parts. Let me dig out some folding chairs and make room for you. Will everyone please scoot down a little so we can fit more people on the couch? Thank you.
I am PastaQueen a.k.a. Jennette Fulda and I’ve lost almost 200 pounds in the past three years, blogging about it along the way because typing burns calories. You can learn more about me here, read some of my best entries here, and check out my rotating progress photos here (no comments about my poor posture please). If you like what you read and have a credit card, you can pre-order my book, Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir which will be in fine bookstores in May (and also some not so fine ones). If you are just starting out on a weight-loss journey, you might want to browse the products that I’ve found helpful. If you have any questions, shoot me a line. I am a real live girl, not a weight-loss commercial, and I will probably write you back (though not necessarily in a timely fashion).
Now, back to blogging as usual, though there is nothing usual about the weather.
(Image shamelessly stolen from Mymsie)
It was so cold yesterday that my nostril hairs crystallized before I locked my door. Temperature: 4 degrees. Wind chill: -12 degrees! And okay, I’m not like Amy in Maine who had to crawl on hands and knees up an icy hill into her house the other day. I only had to walk up one flight of stairs lightly covered in snow. But for Indianapolis this is cold!
More importantly, it recently occurred to me that I might have to run outside in this cold! My training program for this May’s Indianapolis Half-Marathon starts at the end of January and it will not be taking place in a room full of treadmills. Somebody spiked my water with some crazy juice when I signed up for this one, eh? What was I thinking? It’s all cold and snowy and I already gave them my credit card number. In fact, I also signed up for the training series, meaning I’m running a 5K on February 9th. I’d totally forgotten about that!
But, I will not freak out. I will go to Target and buy some appropriate winter running gear. I will also buy a dozen cans of Aqua Net and spray as many CFCs into the air as possible to speed up global warming in the hopes of a warm February. No, I won’t do that. I don’t think Aqua Net uses CFCs anymore and Al Gore would hate me for it anyway. I used to always laugh from my car at the crazy people who ran in the winter snow. I guess now I’m checking myself into this particular insane asylum. I’ve heard once you start running your body stays warm enough that the cold is quite tolerable. Please, please, please be true. I don’t want to get on Al Gore’s bad side.