Posted by Amy | Posted in Food, Having It All, Mind Games, Running | Posted on 24-08-2010
Dinner was done. I was at 1400+ calories for the day. My mom proposes Frozen Yogurt. Now, I’ve got a soft spot for Red Mango. It is the best stuff on this earth. Seriously.
The problem? FroYo is like 200 calories. I want to stay below 1500 calories AND burn more than 1000 calories a day. Hmmmm what to do?
Are you ready to rumble!
In this corner, we have Fat Girl, Champion of Manipulation. Five Time Pity Party World Cup Winner.
In that corner, it’s Fit Girl, a new comer to the scene rapidly making a name for herself.
Ding. Ding. Ding.
Fat Girl comes out swinging hard!
I’m quitting smoking, I DESERVE Frozen Yogurt.
Fit Girl ducks and rolls, runs circles around Fat Girl.
You don’t deserve things, you EARN them. Have you earned a FroYo?
Oh, that was harsh, the crowd gasps. Fat Girl felt that one for sure. Fat Girl staggers and recovers, winds up with a classic -
I’ve been good all day, one treat won’t kill me.
Look at the fancy foot work on Fit Girl! That blow doesn’t even come close to landing.
You can have FroYo, IF you burn the calories RIGHT NOW to compensate. Go for a run.
Oooooo That HAD to hurt Bob. Fat Girl is a bit of a mess. Wait a minute, yes, I think the Ref is gonna call it… YES! TKO! Fit Girl Wins!!
And the crowd goes wild.
So yeah, I went out and ran over a mile. I mean I RAN. I pounded out that run. IN THE RAIN. I actually ran in the rain. I have never felt like an athlete before. Right then. I was an athlete. That last half a block, rain stinging my face, in that instant, something small changed. I can’t describe it yet, but beating all the excuses and lies I tell myself and running to earn that FroYo, shifted something. And I suspect I will never be the same.
Oh yeah, and the Red Mango was delicious. Key Lime with Mochi.
And to catch up on runs posted to DailyMile… This is what I ran yesterday. It should be one run but stupid Niki+ decided to END rather than PAUSE when I stopped to tie my shoe.
On 8/23/10 I ran 2.75miles in 32:25 mins at a pace of 11’46” burning 392 calories.
On 8/23/10 I ran 1.11miles in 13:19 mins at a pace of 11’57″” burning 158 calories.