paleo, politics, poker

Have you heard of the Paleo diet?It’s basically a grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free diet where you pretend like you are a caveman/hunter-gatherer, and eat a million pounds of meats and vegetables.

Anthony and I thought we would try it for a night. He got me a Paleo cookbook for my birthday because we’re sort of dorky like that. Anyways — on the menu? Meatballs and cauliflower “rice.”

The recipe made a lot of food, so we had plenty of leftovers. The first night we ate it, I was hungry approximately 15 minutes after my last bite.

So last night, we loaded up our plates and ate a mountain of meat and veggies. This resulted in a stomach ache that lasted until 7 am this morning.

Paleo and I don’t seem to get along. I’ll have to try it a few more times, but I just don’t think it’s right to cut out a ton of delicious foods and eat SO MUCH meat. It’s kind of crazy in my opinion, but some people swear by it. I guess it just depends what your body is like and what activities you’re into. I know CrossFit people love it. I think runners just need a good old bagel sometimes, though.

In other news, I won 1 out of 15 hands of poker. Lady GaGa would be proud of me. Look at Anthony cleaning up the chips!All this meat, beer, and gambling (wow, that sounds so manly) is only enjoyed with a good sweat sesh. Anthony showed me a little CrossFit action with this doozy:

warm up: 30 jumping jacks, 30 sit-ups, 30 mountain climbers (x3)

strength: 12 dumbbell thrusters (x4)

the crazy part: 10 minutes of pullups, pushups, supermans, and ball throwing.

It was all pretty fun, but slamming a ball to the earth as hard as possible was by far my favorite. I guess I have a lot of hidden anger pent up inside. And yes I do have legs, they are just perfectly coordinated with the color of the floor.I was pretty sore today but had to run an errand in Virginia. And I decided to literally run it because taking public transport would be about 4x more time than just jogging there. Anthony kept me company. Our mission was to recover my bike helmet that I left at a bar last week during happy hour…oops.

Mission accomplished!

And now let’s talk about yogurt. 1. We had brunch with Melanie yesterday at Matchbox where I went for the tried and true yog bowl. Love it.

And now, I’m meeting up with Miriam for more yogurt, of the frozen variety. Nom nom nom.

And lastly, not to get political…but I do live in Washington DC and am surrounded by fibbing politicians of all political parties. But really, Paul Ryan? Did you have to underestimate your marathon time by roughly ONE FULL HOUR?

I mean, no big deal, right? Just that a 2:50 marathon would be a 6:30 minute mile, and a 4 hour marathon would be a 9:09 minute mile.

Oh well. I still love my city and its lying politicians. Especially when our government gives us the day off work! Hoorah.



  1. FRD

    Oh well so his memory is not the best on his marathon time from 20 years ago, but I bet there are all kinds of records available about his birth and he knows how to recognize troops and when/how to salute. They all seem to have a few warts don’t they ? The diet sounds pretty weird for sure, even to a meat lover.

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