Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Katie Boyle, I Was Wrong About Hummus

Remember back in college when I told you that I was pretty sure hummus was the nastiest food item in the world, and you loved it? Well, upon further inspection, it turns out that the stuff is actually edible, and perhaps even good.

I tried it on a pita. I hear that people use it for carrots in place of dip. That's my next plan.

Monday, April 16, 2007

____ IRS

I filed my own taxes today, for the first time ever. That was just a wee bit of stress. And what do I have to show for it? $262.36 less than I started with. Ugh.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Astonishing Assertation in April

It sounds crazy, but for the month of April, I have decided to eat no deep fried foods. This includes all mozzarella sticks, egg rolls, French fries, Popeye's Chicken, potato and tortilla chips. It also includes anything that I suspect might be fried, even if I'm not quite sure.

A friend is in on this with me, and so far he's had to spit a french fry into a napkin due to forgetfulness. I've resisted all temptation, and believe me - there have been plenty in the past week and a half.

I do so love a good challenge, though I'm hard pressed to create a sticker chart for this one.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Goal Setting Time

It's been a little over a month since the toe breaking night o' fun, and I've had enough of this wimping out on physical activity business. I'm ready to hit the streets and the trails again, and do some serious running and hiking!

I realize, however, that this will require just a little bit of training and care. I haven't run since my birthday, and my toe may or may not be quite up for the challenge. My plan is to start on the treadmill a little at a time, mostly at a fast walking pace, jogging for just a few minutes more each day. I'll practice some good hills to get ready for hiking, too.

I have two main goals in mind:
1. Enjoy a 2 mile morning run by the time of the Spring Retreat (April 20-22)
2. Complete a 30 mile plan for the month of May

And if I break any more bones, I'm running anyway.

Happy Birthday, Eric Benjamin!

We here at Chaos think you've made a good showing with your first 25 years of life. Keep living life to the fullest, buddy.