Today I successfully avoided eating any “processed carbs.” This was no easy feat, as my roommate left a huge amazing loaf of artisan wheat bread out and then left for two weeks. It was up to me to slice it and put it in the freezer, and when I went to slice it, it didn’t slice perfectly, and there were lots of random chunks that would have been so easy to just munch away on. But I threw them out! Whoo hoo 🙂 Also, even though it was freaking cold out today, I threw my running gear on and ran to the bank and then from there did my normal loop along the Hudson and in Riverside Park – probably did about 4 miles, but we’ll never know because I forgot to charge my Garmin and it died halfway through. Still, day 1 of habit changing challenge = complete! 20 days to go.
Flights to Buffalo just came down and are ridiculously inexpensive – $158 roundtrip. That’s cheaper than taking a Greyhound bus there! I’m thinking about doing the Niagara Falls marathon this weekend, especially since I won’t be free to do another marathon until November 16, which is almost a month away. It won’t count for a state (I’m using the 2009 NYC Marathon as my New York), but I could count it for Ontario, which would give me two provinces done in case I want to “collect them all” in Canada too. Hotel would be free thanks to points, and I don’t think I need a car, so that’s pretty inexpensive overall for a marathon trip. And I’d get to meet Marci! Now, I know what her (biased) opinion will be, but what does everyone else think – should I do it? I miss marathoning!