Well I hope none of you quit your jobs because we came up with absolutely zilch,nothing,notta! We didn’t even get a free ticket. The good news is that no one won the $50,000,000 so it’s up again next week along with 32 draws for a $1,000,000. So I’m thinking I’ll waste another $50 this week and buy more tickets. I’ll give my original 6 contestants and 2 others the same option of sending in 7 numbers from 1 to 49. If you are one of the 6 and just want to replay the same numbers you can simply comment with “Let it Ride”. If you want to change numbers let me know the new numbers. For anyone who didn’t get in for last night’s draw the first 2 to leave me a comment with your numbers will get in on this week’s draw. The deal is you provide the numbers and I provide the money and we split the winnings 50/50.
I’ll post pics of our losing tickets tomorrow as they’re out in the car and I’m too lazy to go get them right now 🙂
So something that’s been missing from a lot of my posts lately is my exercise and weight loss. Somehow my running is ingrained in me and I don’t miss them. The biking and swimming have not been happening the last 2 weeks! Tuesday I usually run a 10k at least but 5k in my left arch again acted up. So I cut the run short and walked the last 3.5k home. Thursday if felt a bit better but not 100% so probably against better judgement I went out for my hill run anyways. I did cut my planned 10 miles down to 4 before heading out though. It went pretty well as I ran at probably 80% for a good test. My arch afterwards wasn’t painful or feeling any worse. I haven’t done anything since and it’s feeling about 98% so I’m going to try to do my planned 12 miles tomorrow. I’ll let you know what happens.
The weight loss is going surprisingly well the last few weeks even though my exercise is down a lot. Going really well considering I haven’t been as strict with my calorie intake the last few days. What I started using as a quick recovery aid has crept big time into my regular diet. What would that be? Chocolate milk! According to various sports authorities a good recovery drink will have a 3:1 carb to protein ratio and chocolate milk has that almost exactly. So in my laziness I started having this after my long runs on Sundays. Then after all my runs it seemed. Now though it’s worked into a meal or two during the day when I’m away from home and didn’t bring something to eat. Obviously it’s not a terrible thing to be having but it’s one of those old habits and tendencies I am always watching for and trying to avoid. So I’m going to try to return the chocolate milk back to its original intended use of a recovery drink. So no more unless I exercise!
Now for my daily Big Stridea contest update: With 8 days to go I’m in 6th just 130 votes behind. That may seem like a lot but that works out to finding just 17 new people to vote each day till the end of voting August 9th! Today I printed off a bunch of flyers to hand to people I come across today and tomorrow and tomorrow I’m going to send out an e-mail to all my contacts giving them the low down and asking them to make an effort to vote this week to put me over the top.
Tomorrow’s post will be my monthly challenges review and weekly weigh in. Good Night!