Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hi there!

thanks to all for de-lurking. I appreciate y'all making yourselves heard and seen! And I have at least 8 official readers! I love it -- twice what I thought!! hee. Life is good, no?

anyhoo, not much battery time left here, but I did want to pop in and plug my new favorite place to eat in Manhattan. It is a place that makes me not miss my Tex-uhs home so much ('cause you can really get to hankerin' for Texas eats when you're gone four days a week!!). Seriously, this place is called Hill Country down in Chelsea, and it is a central Texas-style barbecue place that ships in Texas products like Kreutz's sausage (a little dab'll do ya, but once you have it you'll never forget it), Blue Bell ice cream and Big Red soda.* Definitely not a day in which I met my 1150 calorie deficit goal, but by virtue of having soup for lunch, skipping the peach cobbler and BlueBell dessert and walking from 26th back up to the apartment, I was able to still burn slightly more calories than I took in. But I don't eat like this when I'm home (honest!) -- in fact, I don't get this food unless we take a road trip down to Lockhart when we head toward Austin or San Antonio. And it was a special occasion, as I met a couple of my good friends from the project down there to catch up. We work within the same project office, but we rarely have a chance to talk during the workday -- the best we can do is exchange exasperated glances as we scurry from one meeting to another.

So anyhoo, there you go. I did get my walk in this morning to the office, then another 1.75 miles or so coming back home for my exercise. Tomorrow morning is a 3-4 miler (maybe outside), and then I've got a running date for the reservoir Thursday morning. Then I'm home and I shoudl be able to squeeze in a couple of miles Friday after my conference call before I get the boys from school. I'm still on track for Austin, with a long run of 6 miles this past Sunday, then a 7-miler this weekend.

That's all I have for now. It's getting to be late, and tomorrow is threatening to be a long day, so I best turn in for the night. Later, folks!

*Actual conversation overhead daily in Texas:
"Do y'all want a Coke?"
"What kind?"
"Dr. Pepper." "I'll take a Big Red." "Sprite, please."

1 comment:

batgrl said...

OMG, first I hear over game chat tonight about a friend eating ice cream and now you mention Blue Bell! I am now craaaaving Homemade Vanilla with Hershey's chocolate syrup drizzled all over it.
Hmmm. I wonder if I could pretend that it would be good for me? I mean, it's calcium, right?!