Sunday, June 19, 2005

Hiatus interruptus

Long time readers of this blog will wonder if I fell off a cliff, or got hit by a bus because I haven't updated in forever. So my apologies for this long hiatus, and forewarning of the next one. I've been training for a bicycle ride in July that starts in Atlanta and ends 16 days later in Portland, Maine. I'm part of an organized tour of 35 otherwise rational people who think that pedalling an average of 106 miles a day over the various mountain ranges that run from Georgia to Maine sounds like a good way to spend their summer vacation.

When this trip starts in July, I'll be gone for three weeks and probably won't have internet access. If I get good photos of Carolina BBQ huts and Maine lobster shacks, I'll post, don't you worry.

So I've lost 20 pounds since I started training in earnest this March. The first 10 pounds melted off quickly during phase one of the South Beach diet. Lost it really quickly, but felt physically horrible during this two week, zero carbs phase. The following 10 pounds took 3 months and entailed a lot of hours on the bike. The remaining flab will be a bitch to get rid of, but I think two weeks of all day aerobic effort will help accomplish that goal. That is, if I don't blow out my lungs climbing some mountain in North Carolina.

I intend for this food blog to describe deliciousness in its many forms and to learn from your comments what's striking a chord out there in internet land. I don't think you care to hear about my fitness goals and the exercise / eating habits that are getting me there. Maybe I'm wrong, and this fascinates you. Probably not. Let me know either way.

With a few notable exceptions like my trip to Northern California two weeks ago which included a lunch at Chez Panisse, the past few months have felt somewhat barren of exciting food adventures, but that's because I've chosen that particular view. As a marketing flack I can spin even the most mundane eating experience into positive press, but in truth, I've been lazy and haven't felt like writing. Again, my apologies, and thanks for checking in. I will write as my head and heart get back in line and will update as I'm able.


Blogger Diamond Dog said...

Glad to know what is going on. Good luck on your ride! Why ecercise when you can eat though? ;)

I enjoy your reviews

6/22/2005 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous hbgrrl said...

Glad to hear that you're doing so well.

Your reviews have been missed.

Good luck on your bike ride. Can't wait to hear about it.

6/27/2005 06:08:00 PM  
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6/28/2005 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually interested in hearing excerpts from a fellow gourmand's fitness and eating notebook...can be inspirational, since we're all trying to manage health and weight while experiencing gastronomic frontiers!

7/03/2005 09:04:00 AM  

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