A word of advice- Don't drink sparkling water before a run.
I had this baby around 4'o'clock in the afternoon, because i was thirsty, and sick of water, and craving a soda (which we don't have because of the health initiative.)
Little did i know, this was one of the dumbest things i have ever done. (and if you read my blog, you know i do a LOT of dumb things!). Sadly, i am not one of those people who can belch on command, so all that carbonation sat in my belly like a rock. It was like running while pregnant with bubbles. All that air was pushing on my diaphragm and just annoying me in general. I ended up running four miles, and saying screw this, i am going to take lame pictures of myself instead.
So at least the night wasn't a total waste.
And in other news, IT'S FAT TUESDAY!! Do you have any plans? Traditions? Going to eat some King's Cake?? Last year for Mardi Gras, i went to St. Louis to party is up with my friends Maya and my wolfpack, Ashley and Stacy. FYI - St. Louis has the biggest Mardi Gras festival outside of New Orleans. The parade was awesome, and i got a ton of beads, (and no, you don't really need to show any boobies for beads, its a family friendly affair (with booze.) (and it was 30 degrees last year anyway!!)
This year, my big Fat Tuesday plans include a sandwich i made for lunch, as well as a run after work. (MAN, i know how to party!!) Maybe if i get really crazy, i will get some frozen yogurt after my run. And sit around eating it while wearing Mardi Gras beads.
Correct me if i'm wrong (because i usually am) but i think fat tuesday is the last day before lent starts. Catholics use lent as a time of fasting and reflection, and usually give up something to reflect on sacrifices. Thats about all i can remember - i was actually raised in an athiest/wiccan household, so outside of solstices and equinoxes, holidays other than my birthday confuse me. As an outsider, i like the idea of lent. Sometimes i think we take for granted how much we have. Like a cabinet full of discounted candy. I am debating giving up candy for lent, but man, i will be so cranky for the next six weeks. Here i go again with my lofty unattainable goals. But i don't have to deal with that nonsense until tomorrow. Today, I FEAST!