I don’t normally post on Friday but since I do what I want, I figured, what the hell. After Wednesday’s test run my leg was fairly normal on Thursday and the PT told me I should keep up with the ever other day working out that I’ve been doing. She wasn’t ticked I ran a mile but let me know that I should keep it to a mile only for a bit. I agree with her on that but I don’t know if I can continue this every other day crap.
I may have mentioned this before but I have a pair of jeans that I call the “barometers.” These are jeans I bought right before my first marathon in 2009. Yes, they are that old. However, they are GREAT jeans and considering they were about $150, I’d say I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of them. (Citizens of Humanity brand, if you must know.)
Anyway, when I bought them they were pretty tight. We all know that when buying denim it’s safe to purchase them nice and snug because denim tends to stretch, especially if you wear it a few
thousand times before washing. So these jeans have been my “barometer” so to speak on weight gain. Mind you, I don’t think I’m fat, nor did I think I was fat when I bought them. Actually I was pumped when I bought them because I had lost about 30 pounds the year before so I was still on the, “Look at this size!” high when buying clothes.
It was only after marathon number three that these barometers starting getting looser and I’d pay close attention to them every time I wore them. They haven’t ever been as tight as they were when I first got them, however, since I’ve been very side lined with this Hampton of mine I decided to give them the test today. Unfortunately, they are tight. My poor thunder thighs are definitely getting the squeeze. Fortunately, they are still wearable. But it doesn’t help me from being pissed about the fact that when I work out I tend to have a much easier time eating better. I mentioned this on twitter and a few twerps agreed with me. It’s frustrating. I know I can be an “emotional” eater and trust me, when I can’t run, I’m emotional.
On the plus side, I’m coming out of this injury so I’m hopeful that the barometers won’t get much tighter or the button may fly off and kill someone. I’m also trying to be better at watching what I eat during this cardio hiatus. And to top that all off, I’m trying to laugh more. I hear it’s the best medicine.
Have a great long weekend peeps. I’ll be eating celery and riding my bike. Remember to have a DD on hand for those Memorial Day beverages.
If you want to laugh today too, check out these posts. They had me snorting:
Steve in A Speedo discusses the earworm that is Call me maybe.
Katie makes Team Amazing Day shirts that have puppies shitting rainbows.
I hear celery is GREAT bike nutrition, that'll totes keep you fueled 🙂
I gave up on barometer pants a while ago. Last year I donated a TON of clothes, including a skirt I LITERALLY could not pull up over my thighs. *sigh*
Fridays are my favorite day to post cause I'm usually just posting something for fun!
I have some pants I do the same with! Have no worries your sidelined days won't last for ever and I know you are still keeping fit!
I can no longer button my 'barometer' 🙁
Thinking that celery in the fridge is looking mighty tasty…
I don't think jeans from 2009 are old. I am still wearing jeans from 1989 and I love them, high waist, crazy pockets, acid wash and all. My jeans from 2009 are my "new" jeans.
I have a pair of "baramoeters" too! I bought them from True Religion when they were at their height of popularity – but these are just the normal jean style, no crazy threading or studs or crap for me. I wore them once? And I'm still aiming to get back into them!
I love SUAR. She's a trip!
I have several pairs of pants like that, and I think I'm about ready to try them on again. Good luck!
I have a pair of jeans like that too! My mom did the same thing when I was little where she used a pair of jeans to measure if she should be watching her portion sizes again lol!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Celery sounds good, as long you're coating it in peanut butter. Of course that might not help with the jeans situation . . .
This is why I only wear sweat pants.
Mmm, celery. Enjoy your weekend!
$10 says the waist is just perfect for my left thigh. You know that sitcom with Nell Carter as the house keeper? Yep, that.
Beth, if you want to feel better about your thighs, come on over and try on a pair of my jeans. 🙂 Love ya, girl. And you look awesome!
That was me. I am know. Dammit.
Shit. Known. I am known. Ugggh.
I right there with you. Slowly adding weight as my achilles heals. Hopefully the pool openning will help me.
You paid $150 for jeans?!??!
i have a lot of clothing (mostly pants) that are like this. i have some items of clothing (cough yes more than one piece) that i bought that was a little snug b/c i'd "lose the weight to fit into it".
let's just say that one of those items is still sitting in the closet after 4 years of not being worn. the other is about 1.5 years. hahaha. clearly i am "losing the weight".
so when i come visit you we are going to listen to carly rae on repeat. so call me maybeeeee
I don't usually comment on blogs 10 days after they are posted but I DO WHAT I WANT!
hahahaha that made me laugh. 🙂