Wednesday, December 31, 2008
That will have to wait for tomorrow since it's party time real soon! Hope everyone has a happy and safe New Year's eve. I will be happily enjoying my spirits as I ring in the new year tonight at a friend's par-tay. So, have a great night everyone and see you in 2009!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So what else is new....we are still bowling but not doing quite as well this quarter. We were in 31st place as of yesterday but did get a nice chunk of the points from last night's games so let's see if it's enough to get us back in the twenties. I've accepted that this quarter will not be too successful but we are going to rock the next quarter!
Oh, remember the "no sweets" comment from Sunday? Evidently my body has decided it wants to continue riding the junk food train until Jan 1 so I'm going along with it. Yay for cookies, chocolate and other yummy treats! (I am soooo going to pay for this).
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Okay, maybe just one more donut with my morning cappuccino. It's Sunday anyway. I'll just start tomorrow. hee! hee!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Now, I'm back to work through Wednesday and then I get a nice long weekend for Christmas. The goal for tonight-get some more Christmas shopping done. Yep, procrastination lives on.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
- it's one day closer to Friday, and
- annoying coworker (T) is going on vacation at noon tomorrow, which means
- i will have a peaceful work day for at least half the day, and
- i will just drink lots of caffeine and crank up my ipod to drown her out for the first half of the day; and
- The Office is on tonight; and
- i just finished a scrumptious glass of eggnog-did i mention it was scrum-diddly-umptious?- and
- the Christmas tree is lit,
- the candles are burning gingerbread cookie scents; and
- Tomorrow is Friday!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Besides that, my day was rather uneventful. Work is work-no major coworker drama or retarded phones calls. Just a peaceful Monday workday. The plans for the evening are a couple phone calls and a 3 mile run.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So what have I been up to? Well, I turned 31 this month. Wow, how the hell did that sneak up on me? Then, there was lots of bowling, work holiday party, Christmas party with friends, Jeff Dunham show and, of course, watching all my Christmas movies. I've been busy kiddies!
Due to all this, I have also slacked a bit in the exercise department but yesterday and today I did get in a couple 4 mile walks and some hula hooping. I'm going to take Wilson for a walk this evening so we can check out the neighborhood decorations. So pretty!
I still have lots of Christmas shopping to get done and Brian and I are trying to figure out our rendezvous plans for the holiday weekend since I won't be making it home for Christmas again this year. Oh well...I'll just bug the family some other time I guess!
Anyway...time to skedaddle and get the laundry done and some last minute household chores. I like to start my work week off with a tidy house, happy dog and clean laundry. Best get to work!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Some things have stayed the same. Work, of course. Blech-don't even want to discuss that topic. We are still bowling on Monday nights and I can say with total honestly that we went from pretty good to blech as well. We are currently in 21st place out of 34 teams, I think. Now, in a glass-is-half-full mantra, this is not so bad and we are not last but COME ON! This is the first time we have been so low and it must stop! I blame society.
One thing I have neglected is exercise. I've maintained my current weight quite well (minus those couple days around Thanksgiving-which were totally worth it) so at least there was no real gain but you know how your body feels when you have exercised in awhile? That mushy feeling? That's how I feel now. So, it's time to dust off the gym bag and get back out there. At least by tomorrow.
Well, I can hear the workday calling so it's time to get my mushy self ready for work. Happy Friday to everyone!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Today is "Let's eat until we are absolutely stuffed, watch some football and then continue grazing on the food throughout the afternoon until we burst day." And there should be plenty of food!
But to the important things...what am I thankful for this year.
1. Wonderful friends to spend the holiday with us
2. My loving family "up nort"
3. Brian and Wilson
4. Having a healthy body
5. Becoming an aunt
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and I hope you all get plenty of turkey goodness today.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
- Clean the house from top to bottom for company.
- Give Wilson a bath.
- Make sure we have everything food-wise for Thanksgiving.
- Pull out the Christmas decorations and start putting them up
- Find my sanity
That's my generalized list for now. Crap, now I have to get ready for work. Forgot to add that one to the list....
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Too much food?
It is pretty muggy outside....
Today I just felt a bit "off" from usual. I think having a Tuesday off through a wrench in my regular routine. I was tired and sluggish all through work and one of my coworkers was out so I had extra work to do. But, even with the extra workload, the day seemed to drag by. Work just stresses me out lately-I just got too much to freakin do!
It's gotten really muggy here the last couple days...I think we are seeing some remnants of the storm out in the Atlantic. I miss the cool, crisp temps already. I think that the muggy weather has something to do with my sluggishness, that and the fact that it's dark before 6pm now.
But, we can't be using all these things as excuses, right? Must persevere! Brian and I got Wilson out for a walk this evening and then we continued for another 20 minutes after we dropped him back off at home. I'm also going to hula hoop and I maaayyy go out for a run this evening. Tomorrow I'm stepping it up, though. Pool time and cardio. That's that.
Time to hula...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Brian and I did a little furniture browsing and found some stuff we really like. My plan is to turn our dining room area into a sitting room and I found an awesome chair w/ottoman to relax in. Okay, we found an entire set we want but we decided, with all the holidays coming up, to wait for some good sale opportunities so hopefully within the next couple months I'll have all my goodies.
Saturday I was all about Lifetime TV. I usually don't watch that many movies, especially when it's gorgeous outside, but the movies on Lifetime were awesome this weekend so I was glued to the TV for most of Saturday afternoon. Wilson was able to get his nap in then so he was a happy camper. Yesterday was laundry and reading day. I finished a book and Brian and I went out for dinner and stopped at the bookstore where I got 2 new books-The Valley of the Dolls and Anna Karina. Yeah!
I rocked the exercise front and managed 6 out of 7 days for exercise. The only thing I didn't do was swim so I'm going to be pushing that this week. Sometimes a girl just doesn't want to get her hair wet. I got up early and did a quick 30 minute run this morning and tonight is bowling so that's my weights for today (ha!).
Alright, work is calling so I'm off. Toodles
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Now, on to some good news. My goals are rockin this week. I got both my runs in and did my two days of cardio (starting all this from Sunday), even Wilson got two walks in. I'm going to try and get my swim sessions done this weekend and I will have finished a stellar workout week. Now I think I'm gonna get my stuff ready for tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
- Swim 2 times per week for 40 minutes
- Run 2 times per week if the leg stops giving me grief
- Cardio twice a week-whatever I want
- Get photos on discs and printed (so behind here)
- Walks with Wilson at least 3 times a week
I also want to start getting things ready for Christmas. I always leave shopping till the last minute so I'd like to take care of some of the easier things early on...we'll see if I actually do it :) It's been tough getting the motivation to do anything lately since work has been so stressful. They have done some shifting of responsibilities again and more work is being piled on my desk. I guess if you're somewhat competent, it backfires with added stress. Yeah me! At least it's job security.
So, that's the plan for this month. So far exercise has been okay. I ran Sunday evening, hula hooped on Monday and went power walking w/a coworker tonight. Tomorrow I am planning a gym outing after work for some cardio.
Alright, time to get some stuff done before bedtime. Nighty night.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I forgot the Garmin but, since it was dark out (when did that sneak up on us?) I just ran around my neighborhood for 3 miles. Those new shoes ROCK. No shin splints, leg cramps, notta. I am a running machine now...for 3 miles anyway.
Oohhh, let's not forget Halloween coming up here in two days. And guess who still hasn't gotten a costume? ME! I wasn't kidding when I said I was the queen of procrastination. So, the goal after work is to find myself a costume. Unless....I wonder if Jess will let me come to the party dressed as an enthusiastic party guest?
peace out kids
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Well, the air was actually crisp today. Totally scrumptious. We are talking apple picking weather..scrounging for pumpkins in a pumpkin patch weather...raking leaves kind of weather. It was glorious.
How I spent my day:
Work of course, then I came home, opened up the windows, made a big crockpot of homemade chicken soup and watched It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. What a lovely October day. Hope tomorrow brings more of the same.
Monday, October 27, 2008
The bad news of the evening was there was an armed robbery in the parking lot of the bowling alley. We also found out a car was broken into around the same time. Thankfully, no one was injured but this is still unsettling. There have been many times when I've run out to the car for something by myself. I guess I'll be thinking twice before doing that...or bring my numbchucks with me. I think I'm going to have to become a police officer now just so I can open up a can of whoop ass on these mo fo's. I hate crap like this.
Hope everyone had a great Monday. Nighty night!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
It's still too early to tell whether it will be a boy or girl but once I do, the gifts will be bought like crazy!
My mom seems to be recovering pretty well from her surgery. She is walking under her own steam now-no cane anymore-and is able to do a lot of little things on her own. Still a good deal of pain and she can't bend at all but she is in great spirits and she should be back to her old self in no time.
As for me, yesterday was a busy day of cleaning and reorganizing. I tackled the kitchen, cleaned the floors, cleaned the deck area and put away the floaty toys for the "winter", and tore apart the linen and spare room closets to clean and reorganize them. Today, I just have to do laundry and clean the bathrooms and then I will be satisfied. It's funny-sometimes the weekends I spend busy at home are just has fun as those with activities planned. I think it's the clean freak in me. I love the feeling of a clean and organized house. Even if it only lasts for a day or so.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Poor thing. All it wants is it's routine back: packed and placed in the dining room in the evening, dragged to the car in the morning, chillin in the car during work hours, and being dragged to the gym for a good workout. It just wants to feel useful again.
Maybe I'll be nice and take it for an outing tomorrow.
Friday, October 17, 2008
As for me, last night I finally made it out for a run and it was pretty good overall. It was one of those runs where half your body is on board and doing a great job. My lungs could have run forever and my mind was totally focused...I think that's one of the reasons I run when it's dark-less distractions, except for traffic headlights, that is. However, my body was less than thrilled with this whole running concept of mine and didn't hesitate to let me know. After about 1.5 miles, the shin splints started hurting, then my knees started aching (never happens) and lastly, my right hip began its decline. I made it 2.5 miles before I decided to pack it up and head for home.
Maybe it was just an off night. I think it was all that lunar interaction since the moon was freaking huge last night. At least I was home and showered in time for a new episode of The Office.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
My mom had major back surgery this past Thursday. She was supposed to get out of the hospital on Monday but there was too much pain and soreness for her to be leaving so soon so they have pushed it back to tomorrow. I just talked to her and she sounds like she is in pretty good spirits but I can tell the pain is still really strong.
So, since I can't be there for immediate support, I'm sending her a care package of little things I know she likes along with lots of positive thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery. I know she will be back to her regular, busy self real soon.
Now I hope Christmas comes real soon so I can get back home for a visit.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I wasn't a complete sloth, though. Wilson and I went for a morning stroll and enjoyed the fresh, humid air. I did the hula hoop for 30 minutes and went for a swim, then came home and cleaned the house, put up the Halloween decorations made some lunch.
It's been raining on and off all afternoon so I took this as a sign that I should do some movie watching. I chose a couple older ones today, A River Runs Through It and Presumes Innocent, which are two classics for me.
All in all, it's been a pretty good day. I would have liked it to be nice so I could have gone to the beach, but there's always another day for that. Now, I think I'll have an ice cold beverage and get ready for bowling tonight. I'm feeling a good game or two in my fingers.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
It went much better last night. I didn't stretch beforehand (for some reason, this seems to help) and I did a 5 minute warm up walk and then jumped into my running. Maybe it was the choice of songs or just wanting some redemption, but my legs were flowing to the beat of the music and I just kept going and going. I ran for about 40 minutes and then did another 5-7 minutes cool down. I was sweaty and tired at the end but it felt good.
Bring on the next 5K.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Deep breath....I'm better now. Sometimes a girl just has to vent about these things. So, let's focus on something more exciting. Exercise! Yay! I'm getting back on track here. I did the hula last night for 30 minutes and then went running. Unfortunately, since I took about 2 weeks off from running, I felt like a slug. You know those days where it feels like you can barely get one foot in front of the other? That was my night..just felt like I was trying to run underwater and the humidity certainly added to the underwater feeling. So, I am going to try the running again tomorrow. Tonight I am going to do one of my workout tapes, either The Firm or Tae Bo and take Wilson for a walk.
Question for the runners out there: What chance do I have of competing in a half marathon in January? Totally preposterous or doable? I'm at about 3 miles right now.
Enjoy the rest of hump day!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
* Synthroid Wars: Ha! I win...I guess. I finally got my prescription filled and am starting to feel more alert already. Yeah! The mail order pharmacy sent my prescription back with a letter stating that they had tried to contact my doctor's office and no one returned their phone calls or faxes so they had to send my stuff back. Lovely...I'm so not surprised here. So, I took that prescription to Walgreen's and they filled it right away. Perplexed, yes but I didn't care at that point. Then I picked up another prescription from my doc's office (the one I'd been badgering them about) so now I have an extra one when this one runs out. What a freaking pain in the arse!
* Monday night bowling: Yeah, we rock. We are currently in 7th place out of 34 teams. Pretty dang good since this is our first serious league. Brian even got bowler of the week last week and guess who got it for the women this week..yep, ME! My scores were 180, 140 and 146. Woo hoo!
* I'm getting my exercise mojo back so tonight it's the hula hoop (no beer, that was all for the pictures) and running. It's finally starting to cool down a bit..still in the mid to high 80s but much more doable for running. I'm really trying to get past the 3 mile mark. Just need a push-and temps in the 70s.
That about sums up my last couple days. Time for some dinner and play time with Wilson. I'm getting the sad why-don't-you-love-me-anymore face. Toodles~
Sunday, October 5, 2008
The rest of my day was spent with the laundry and straightening up the house. I read a little and took the little guy for a walk. Now it's time to get ready for the work week ahead and watch some Criminal Intent-I am so addicted.
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'm pretty excited to see them both. I haven't seen my mom since February and it's been since September 2007 since I saw my sister. It should be a great visit albeit a quick one since they leave Sunday morning but I will take whatever I can get.
In other news, my war with the Synthroid continues. I am going to get it all figured out before the end of the day tomorrow. I don't mind paying for it out-of-pocket at the pharmacy..just got to get the ole doc to give me another prescription. I've only been with this doc for about six months so we are still having trust issues with one another. What-freaking-eva!
Alright, time for me to get ready for bed since I really want to get up early for a morning run and I usually need to be in bed no later than 11pm to get up by 5am. Geez, I remember when I could sleep 2-3 hours a night and go all day without even yawning. What happened to my youth? Oh yeah, I partied it away.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
That's enough of my frustration on that subject..moving on. So, it's going to be a good workout day since today is the last day of Sept and I need to squeeze in at least one good workout this month. I'm thinking a really hard-core swim, sit ups and an evening run should do it. That sounds like a great way to end this month. My frustrations could use a good swim, too.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Could have been the lucky striped socks.
I think it was my meditative "woo-saw" moment (Bad Boys II movie) before every throw.
Whatever it was, I liked it.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
As for exercise, the best word to describe me lately has been slacker. I've managed to do some swimming in my pool (so not considered real exercising as pool is not big enough) and I did some hooping last night but nothing strenuous. Naughty girl! So, the gym bag is coming with me to work and then I will be heading to the pool right after work for a good swim and then a walk/run after.
Alright, time to make my lunch since Wilson doesn't seem willing to do it. Note to self: train dog to make my lunch.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I got a new ball and my scores suck ass now but I'm blaming it on the ball a.k.a. Rolling Thunder. Soon I will be awesome again. I'm just pacing myself. It's all still fun for me.
So, that's my Monday nights kiddies. Besides that, I did not get up early this morning for swimming. I was too tired and I have a pinched nerve/pulled muscle in my neck and shoulders and didn't want do too much. I will be running with my bud tomorrow and may sneak in a home workout too. Will keep you posted.
That's all for me tonight. Nighty night gators!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
With a new week approaching I feel the need to set some goals. Didn't set any for the month and I can see the effects of that so for this week I want to get two swim sessions in (45 minutes each), 2 days running and another exercise day for whatever-maybe a regular gym workout. I would like to swim tomorrow morning before work since I've got bowling league in the evening and I sooo need to kick that up a notch. Enough with the sucky scores people! Time to shake things up.
Alright, I'm off to do something productive...Wilson could use a walk.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Here's the hoop:
And here I am hoopin...oh yeah, that's my book and a Bud Light. I hoop in style.
Hula hoops rule
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Needless to say, I have not done a whole lot so far this week. No exercise..unless thinking about it counts...didn't think so. I haven't even hula hooped, I must be having an off week! All I've really done is read my book, Great Expectations, and watched movies.
Tomorrow I head back to the doctor for my thyroid and do some more blood work. It's been 6 months and I am seeing some signs that I'm struggling with it again so we shall see what the good ole doc has to say.
Time to hit the book again. Have a fantabulous evening kiddies!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The only negative thing in my perfect Saturday morning mojo is the pigeon problem with the neighbors. STOP FEEDING THEM! There are at least 100 of those dirty things on the roof and screen of their house. They are super loud and fly over our house every time they hear a noise. This wouldn't bother me if they didn't sometimes leave "presents" as they travel over. Let's just say I've had a few close calls on the patio..it's like dodging bullets out there!
I've slowly gotten back into my exercise mode after taking a week off. A week is all I can handle before I start really feeling like a lazy bum. So, I made it out for a long walk on Thursday and went swimming on Wednesday, whereby I pulled my calf muscle at the end of my session so well that I had to drag my leg through the water for a good 15 meters to the other side. Could have stopped but...I am a pool fiend so hell no. Then, when I was leaving, a guy asked me if I had been swimming. Um..yeah. What gave it away...the wet hair, flip flops, or the fact that I was too lazy to take off my suit so it's soaking through my gym clothes. So, I told him yes and he tells me what a great swimmer I am as he was watching me the whole time from the gym area (big windows from gym look down into the pool). I paste on the smile and thank him while I'm thinking...great, so you leave first and I'm going to look at this gym schedule real hard until it's burned into my memory. Note to boys...don't be telling girls you've never met how you watched them swim the entire time, especially when they are swimming for over an hour. I'd keep that part to myself.
So, on to my Saturday. I was planning on doing a run this morning but have yet to leave the house so I'm thinking I will push that to the evening. Of course I will be doing some hooping today, too. Now I think I'm ready for that first cup of coffee and the newspaper. Whoa....coffee and newspaper? Alright, when did I become an adult?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Now, on to Part 2. I hate working out with weights. Hate, hate, triple hate. It bores me to tears and I feel like I never get anywhere. That and I never seem to know what I should be doing beyond the weight machines. I guess since there is no time or distance limit, I become uninspired. Oh, and all the meat heads who are constantly flocking the area...awkward.
So, any suggestions here? Websites? Videos? Give up and remain fabulous and flabby? (I kinda like the last one but only cuz I'm feeling lazy right now).
***In other news, a congratulatory shout out to my friends Shannon and John on the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Rylee. Can't wait to meet her!
Alright, I'm off to straighten the house and squeeze in a workout. Happy hump day!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
So, that's what my evenings have entailed this week. I can say that I've been a lazy bum when it comes to exercise-none this week. I have high hopes for tomorrow, though.
Alright, time for another episode...later gators!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I chose the treadmill as we are usually not friends and I thought this would be a good opportunity to get to know one another again. You know what? We became fast friends..so much so that I didn't even visit with my BFF, the elliptical. I did four miles on the treadmill, switching it up between walks and runs and it felt purty darn good. Now that I'm back home, I'm going to squeeze in some sit ups and hula for 20 minutes and that should do it for today's activities.
After that, I'm off to the store to get ingredients to make fruit pizza for our potluck tomorrow at work. It's sports jersey day, yee haw!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So, to start this Wednesday off, I went for a 20 minute swim after work (would have been longer but I got my days wrong and the aqua class kicked me out at 6:05) and then came home, hopped in my jammies and had some soup for dinner. I've boiled a bunch of eggs, cleaned the kitchen and straightened up the rest of the house (kinda). I'm tuckered tonight so the rest of my evening is going to be all about relaxing. I'm thinking a bit of reading and maybe a movie then off to bed. Have a good night.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
So, I tried a black pair and khaki pair of slacks and...they fit! And were very comfortable! Yay for exercise and eating healthy (sometimes)! Makes me want to keep working hard and fitting into the rest of my old clothes. Soon I will be ready to tackle the shopping centers again.
Monday, August 25, 2008
So, I'm going to put my best running shoe forward this week and see if I can get in 5 workouts. After being inactive for 5 days, I'm starting to feel like jello so I'm thinking I will head to the gym tonight for some cardio and weights, maybe a little pool time too.
I did get my to-do list in order so I feel better about having everything written down and organized. Now, I just have to start tackling the list. I'm thinking 1-2 items a week for the easy ones and I will set up a scheduled plan for the tougher assignments. It feels like school all over again :)
Well, looks like it's time to get myself ready for work. Happy Monday everyone!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I've got my mom and sister coming in about 5 weeks and I wanted to get some stuff done before they get here, especially since my sis has never been down here since I moved here. I've been thinking about school, tests, current job, possible jobs (and their possible interviews), my swim around key west, running events I'm looking at signing up for, etc....the list goes on.
Okay, enough of that. Trop. Storm Fay turned out to be pretty mild here, which is great since I'm really not up for a big hurricane, ever. Too bad I had to suck it up and go to work though..many of my friends lucked out on that one!
I'm going to do some hoopin tonight and either swim or run, haven't decided which yet. The rain has stopped so I'll just have to contend with the wind but it might be nice to run and not be soaked with sweat for a change! That's about all the excitement going on here.
Have a great night, chicas.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I haven't done any exercise tonight..in fact, I just finished my pizza..yummy! I did get out for a run yesterday morning, though and actually pushed myself to run 4 miles. I'm so excited since I usually have to stop and walk for awhile but I focused and just kept staring at the pavement and jammin to my music. I also tried a different route, which I think helped out a lot. Think I'll try that again on my next run.
Peace out kiddies.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
So, our team, which was hovering in ninth place in the early season, came back with a vengeance and got....wait for it.....2nd Place! Yippee everyone!
In light of this, I would like to thank the following:
1. Our supporters and former teammates: Erin and Shannon-you stuck by us when even I wanted to leave the table in shame :)
2. Our teammates Amy and Meagan: your absent consistency kept us grounded.
3. Bud Light: The sponsor of bowling 2008 (even though it was served in Miller Light pitchers).
4. Striker's house balls. Without several choices of 10 pound balls, I would never have found a perfect match. Wait, I didn't. That's why I need my own ball.
5. Our Super Fan and Lucky Charm: Miller-he made it all possible.
6. And, of course, Brian for driving me there every week and making sure my drunk ass got home safely at night. You're swell!
My last scores were 140, 113 and 170. We rocked the house. Who says drunk girls who fall occasionally and do high kicks after strikes can't be serious bowlers?
Okay, you can stop laughing now.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Last night, I didn't feel like doing a DVD so I headed to the gym and swam for 45 minutes. I really pushed my strokes and only stopped twice to grab the pull buoy. In addition to my normal freestyle/backstroke/breaststroke routine, I also added lots of flip turns and 4 laps of the butterfly. Wow, that stroke is hard as hell but sure gets my heart rate moving!
Can't decide on my activity tonight but I should take little Wilson out for a walk..he gets too cooped up here in the house all day and it's not raining. Yeah again! Later
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
My buddy Adriana and I had made plans to start running together again yesterday...she has been out of the running lately due to grad school...but the weather down here has been just a wee bit rainy. Yesterday, it started raining around 2pm and continued until 5pm. Since it was still thundering out there, we decided to postpone our run for today.
So, who woke up this morning and did the rain dance? The day was beautiful this morning but turned into a rainy day around 11am and has stayed that way. We thought about running in the inclement weather until the heavy rain came down and then just decided to table it altogether. We both have obligations the rest of the week so I guess we will try to start again next Monday.
Not too much else on my end...I applied to a new job yesterday so am hoping to hear something from them down the road..they state it may take a couple months to hear back from them so I'm not anxiously awaiting the phone call..yet. Work continues to be stressful but my coworker is due to return from her 2 week vacation tomorrow so hopefully that relieves some of my workload. Although, we do have a pool going on whether she will show up tomorrow or not. The last time she was scheduled out for a week, she took another week off to "recover" from her trip. Ha! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
It's still raining out there so I think I will do some hoopin and maybe a dvd tonight, or read...so many choices.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
But I was all about the business of swimming so I hopped in, got those goggles situated and off I went. I swam for an hour with no breaks except to grab my pull buoy. I did leg and arm exercises, breaststroke and lots of freestyle. It was so nice to get a good swim in right away in the morning and now I have the rest of the day to chill in the pool at home...that and get the laundry done.
Enjoy your Sunday!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
The drinks were flowing that night so Friday was not a pleasant day for me. I was pretty miserable until about 2pm when I finally started getting my bearings again. Note to self: Less is more, especially with the spirits!
So, after a totally useless Friday, I have been determined to make more out of my Saturday. I did some computer work this morning, cleaned the deck and pool area, watered my plants and went for a run. Now, as you may have noticed from past posts, I do not run during daylight hours. Why? Cuz it's friggin hot out there! But, I think I deserved a bit of punishment for yesterday's sloth so I headed out for my run at 11am. Not quite peak sun hours but close enough. I headed down to the park about a half mile away and ran the park loop a couple times, then headed back home. It was about 2.5 miles total and I was a sweaty mess with a face the color of a beet. Oooh, so pretty! I'm proud that I forced myself through this run even though I wanted to give up after about 5 minutes since it felt like I was running in a hot steam sauna. Excessive sweating is good for the body, right?
And let me say, that pool was freaking awesome to jump in when I got back.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I want to start working on getting that 3 mile mark down good since the fall season is soon approaching and I know there are some 5Ks I want to enter. I can get through them now but it would be nice to get a decent time. Sometimes it's tough to push yourself when it's so hot but...suck it up dammit!
Anyway, running and the hula were my exercise for today. I didn't run last night but went swimming instead and did 2 miles in 45 minutes. Not too shabby! As for tomorrow, either I will have to get up early or just rely on bowling for my exercise. Sleeping in till 6am is looking pretty good right now.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Well, my ants aren't sugar ants. I put out Terro last night and the ignored it. The funny thing is they are nowhere to be found today. I feel an ambush coming on...will keep you posted.
I think the weather is making me feel icky. Every time there is a weather system down here I start to feel this way, especially like my eyes are holding up their very own bricks. It doesn't feel like a cold..could be denial.
I didn't get up early this morning so I am going to do my sit ups and go out for a run tonight. Haven't run in a few days so this should feel pretty good. I always feel like a speed demon when I have some time off.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I've been dragging since Friday..think I've got a bit of a cold but I'm doing my best to fight it, nothing an overdose of Vitamin C can't combat.
Work is super busy. One of my coworkers is gone for 2 weeks and since I am freaking awesome at my job, I get to do hers too. Now I have deadlines coming out of my ears. Bet that's contributing to my tiredness.
Did some retail therapy at Target tonight. Got some new picture frames and house accessories. I *heart* Target.
I will be getting back into my exercise routine tomorrow so there should actually be a post about that one of these days again.
Wilson is being a butthead tonight so I'd best give him some attention before I go to bed.
Oh, and I'm at war..with the ants. So far they are winning but I shall overcome!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
After my cleaning spree, I spent a few glorious hours in the pool with a good book. The pool is a perfect 84 degrees and I floated around with my Coke and book for a good three hours with breaks only to switch the laundry. It was lovely.
The rest of the weekend was pretty good, too. Friday night flew by, seeing as I came home, had a snack, said goodbye to Brian when he headed out for cards and took a nap-which lasted till about 9pm. Saturday I went to the beach early in the morning, ran some errands and spent the afternoon in the pool. Brian and I went to dinner at Olive Garden and rented some movies. Semi-Pro was about what I would have expected..had it's funny parts and 21 was pretty good, too.
Now it's time to whip up a Mexican feast of tacos (soft and hard-I'm very accommodating), chips/salsa and maybe a bud light lime. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I am hoopin 30 minutes a night and squeezing in at least 5 nights a week. Woo hoo! Love the hula! I usually watch some tv or read my book while I'm hooping, otherwise the time drags by. Since this hoop is heavily weighted, all I could do at first was stand still and focus on making it for my desired time limit. Now, I've worked up to walking around (okay, I'm chasing the dog, but I'm walking while I do it!) and I do 5 minute squats every 7-10 minutes to switch things up.
Yep, I am a hula hoopin machine.
If only I could make some money off this. Legally, of course.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
1. Digital camera. There's nothing better than taking and picture and being able to download it on your computer right away to share w/family and friends.
2. My blackberry phone. It does everything..it will even talk to me if I push the right buttons, although it never says anything profound.
3. Books. I will gladly spend a fortune in books just for the sheer joy of reading. It is my favorite hobby.
4. The hula hoop. I'm not getting bruised anymore since I'm hooping on my stomach instead of my hip area so the hoop and I are now BFFs. What can I say, it keeps me entertained and away from the fridge for a half hour.
5. Bowling pins. I just love knocking them down!!
6. Swimsuit/goggles. Whenever I'm stressed or need some down time, I can jump into my gear and swim my troubles away..and burn some much-needed calories.
7. The computer. Duh.
8. My iPod. If I had to listen to myself huffin' and puffin' while running I would've given up a long time ago. Thank you music.
9. Flip flops. Clearly one of the greatest inventions ever.
10. The scale. Something needs to keep me in line!
It's been a pretty quiet week. I have not been a good girl gym-wise so my goal is to hit the gym tomorrow morning and run tomorrow night and then get back on track after that. No more slacking! Have a great night.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Guess that will shut me up.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
For the evening, I am going to do some errands and get some stuff off my to do list. If there's still time, I'm going to try and squeeze in another 30-45 workout of some type. Sometimes we just need to stop the excuses and push ourselves to get the job done. It's tough at first, but the rewards are worth it in the long run.
Monday, July 21, 2008
In other news, Batman's The Dark Knight rocks! It is a long one but was worth my time anyway and Heath Ledger did an excellent job as The Joker. A must-see!
I've been a stubborn one when it comes to exercise. In the last 5 days I have exercised a whopping 20 minutes-not including pushing my floaty raft around the pool yesterday. Enough of that-5am swimming will commence tomorrow, no exceptions. Work has been really stressful since we have two of our big bosses down from New York hovering over us to see how productive we are and I had extra work due to a coworker being out today..at least the day flies by.
Well, time to finish the household chores so I can get to bed by 10ish. Happy Monday
Saturday, July 19, 2008
First off, the bowling stats. Can't forget these right? Game 1: 135, Game 2: 117, Game 3: 117. Not worthy of a trophy but not too shabby-at least a broke a 100 on them all. What really matters is that our team has won the last two games so we are slowly sneaking up on everyone. That's right..we are playing a sneak attack on everyone so WATCH OUT bowling rivals!
My dog has decided that he must not get enough tasty treats in the mornings because he has decided to start eating my kitchen rug. When the first side of tassels disappeared, I blamed it on the washer/dryer (even though there was no evidence in either) but I never once thought it was Wilson. Now, both sides are missing tassels and the rug is getting smaller. Are you kidding me? We've had this dog for 4 years and he's never eaten anything more than stuffing from his own toys. Guess that lost its flavor so he's moved on to better things. He's lucky he's so cute.
I have not swam in 2.5 weeks. I could blame it on the near daily rain showers or I could tell it like it is. I've been too lazy to get my butt to the pool.
I found a fellow hula hooper in my friend Erin's sister, Emily. She also gets lots of bruising from her hoop and we think it's just the weight factor of the hula hoop. I may have to wear some padding around the waistline to prevent permanent damage-right now I can only use the hoop 2-3 times/week because my waistline feels like raw hamburger for a few days in between. I will conquer!
It's Saturday. It's beautiful outside. My house is cleaned, the bills are paid, the dog is fed ( if he gets hungry there's always the rug) so it's time for some playtime. Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
So, how has this lovely stress affected me so far? Well, I was up at the butt crack of dawn (a.k.a. middle of the night) on Monday and today, although I slept in till 5am, I woke up with a million things on my mind. I've had about 5 gallons of coffee since Friday-it's my stress reliever (HA!)- and I've been a bit piggish with the food choices. Like eating McDonalds and Wendys out of business. Pizza and chicken wings at Anthony's last night (scrumptious) and I've already got that first cup of coffee taken care of today.
The good news is I did get out of bed and went running this morning, which stopped all the stress thinking for awhile and it felt good to get out there. Three other neighbors are out walking at this time so I don't feel all alone, either. I'm going to try to make some good food choices..they haven't all been bad. In fact, I eat really well throughout the day until I get home. Maybe I'm not getting enough calories during the day and that's why I want to eat the couch cushions once I get in the door. Something to ponder.
Well, enough from my front. Time to pack the lunch and get myself organized. Later gators
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
So, after a no-holds-barred weekend of crap food, I felt like a chunk munk yesterday at work. My favorite scale reports the same number (thank goodness!) so no gain but you know when you just feel like a pile of mush? That was me. I ate pretty good yesterday, lots of fruit and veggies and last night I went for a 2 mile run, did 30 minutes with the hula hoop ( I *heart* my hula hoop) and did my sit ups/crunches. Maybe getting back into the exercise mode is what got me up so early.
Today, I am hoping to make it through the work day without a nap, run some errands and head to the gym. Here's hoping for another terrific Tuesday!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Today, my most exciting thing was the grocery store. Note to Self: If you want to maintain your sanity, do not go the the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. You are just begging for trouble. Everyone else in the city limits was there to shop so it was nice and crowded. I had to use my pivot skills from basketball when getting my fruits/veggies and still managed to beat Brian while he hung out in the deli. Then tackle football took place in the aisles trying to get past people to the shelves. What a fiasco!
As for tonight, I think I'll give Wilson a bath, watch some Law & Order Criminal Intent and prepare meals for tomorrow. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
P.S. You may have noticed a lack of exercise these past few days. Yep, I've been boycotting it since Wednesday. No reason except I'm being a lazy bum. I think I'll use darts as my upper body workout and bowling as my low-impact cardio workout. Sounds good, right? Denial is so sweet.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Retail therapy was not in the cards so good, old-fashioned cleaning therapy was it. I swept the floors, vacuumed, cleaned the pool and pool deck, watered plants, washed dishes, did 4 loads of laundry and made lunch. I also managed to get in a couple hours pool/book time before the rains came down. I always feel so much better when the house is clean and pristine (well, clean anyway) so this melted any remaining resentment I have for work-at least till Monday rolls around again.
Tonight I think we are going to do some bowling. with an 80 and 85, I can obviously use the practice. Maybe I'll try it without the Bud Light and see how I do. Hmm...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Work sucked ass but I won't bore you with the details except to say that if someone in particular got laid at work then she wouldn't be such an intolerable bitch. The end.
On another note, I've been reading a book entitled Energy Addict and it's first chapter is entitled "Value Your Body." It's true when it states that we take better care of our $20,000 automobiles than we do our priceless bodies. Taking care of ourselves should be top priority. Without a healthy body, we cannot function properly in this world.
I'm trying to put more value into my body by regular exercise and more sleep. I will admit I am still a slacker on the food aspect but I am trying to do better. The beer, ladies, is here to stay. How about you? What do you do to value your body?
Okay, it's getting late and I need my sleep so time to skedaddle. Have a super friday everyone!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Q. Did I get up early this morning for my refreshing run or swim?
A. Uh, no.
Q. Did I get up on time, refreshed and ready for my day.
A. If you count missing the alarm completely and jumping out of bed when Brian's alarm went off then, yes.
Q. Did I leave the house fully prepared for my day?
A. I managed to pack a lunch (salad, chicken breast and fruit cup) but forgot all eating utinsils so I ate lunch with my paring knife. That's right, I live on the edge.
Q. Did work fly by as smoothly as yesterday?
A. HAHAHAHAHA....NOT! The phone rang off the hook and my employees made me want to climb the neighboring building and tower over the edge of the roof.
So, not quite the day I had planned but what can you do, right? I got home, had a nice bowl of soup, played with Wilson for a little while and went for a nice, long walk. Oh, and I did about 15 minutes of the hula hoop, too. Now I'm ready for a bubble bath and some reading. Have a great night everyone!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
* work did not suck. this can be rare so i must enjoy this moment and relish it for the rest of the night because i have yet to have a repeat of this this event.
* i went to the bookstore and bought 3 new books. My couple of my buds had read Jen Lancaster's Such a Pretty Fat so i decided to get it too..and her other two books. i am up to my ears in sarcasm-love it!
* i got my stimulus check from Uncle Sam.
* and i got my exercise out of the way first thing this morning.
not too shabby people. it's the little things in life that give me the biggest smiles. hope everyone had a terrific tuesday and you are ready for wacky wednesday tomorrow.
...is it obvious i've had too much caffeine today?
I have to be honest and say that I did not get in any exercise over the weekend..no swimming, running, not even vigorous splashing in the backyard pool. That's okay, though. It was nice to relax and just enjoy a holiday weekend for a change instead of always feeling like you are being rushed and pulled in several directions.
Yesterday, I got in a nice 3.5 mile walk and then ran a mile after work/dinner. I felt so refreshed that I bounced out of bed this morning (after three snooze hits on the alarm) and went out for another run this morning where I managed 2 miles running and .5 miles walking. Now I am ready for the day! Or a nap.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Last night was a better run. I was out there for about 35 minutes and did a half mile of walking and 2.5 miles running. It had been raining for a couple hours prior to my run so when I got out there it actually seemed cooler. There was a nice breeze and the air temps seemed to have gone down a bit. Obviously the humidity was still pretty high cuz when I got home I was drenched in sweat. All for a good cause.
I'm feeling pretty good this morning. No aches and pains, just a nice muscle tightness from working the muscles a little harder this week. The pool and I have a date this evening, weather permitting of course.
Happy hump day..later chicas
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
My motivation is my sister and mom are coming down here the first weekend of October and I want to show them how far I've come. I haven't seen my mom since February and will be 13 months since I've seen my sister, so I think showing them how much I've accomplished will be a great way to break in the weekend splendor. So, to increase my "wow" factor from now until then, I need some good goals for this month.
1. Swim 6 hours per week: 2 days per week at one hour each and two hours each on Sat/Sun.
2. Work on my running mileage. With the heat/humidity factor, I have put running on the back burner for awhile but I'm itching to get out there again and start increasing my mileage. I was out last night for a 20 minute run and, although I was drenched in sweat, it felt good to get out there again. I'd like to be running 3 miles consistently for this month.
3. Increase sit-ups. I usually do about 200 crunches at a time but sit-ups kick my ass. I'd like to see 25 sit-ups at one time by the end of this month.
4. Try one new exercise class this month.
5. Increase water intake. Right now, I would label myself dehydrated. I drink water here and there but rarely get the 64 oz/per day in at all. I think I'm going to add a Propel water in there two shake up the flavor and keep adding lemon to my water to get me to drink more.
I think that should keep me busy for the month. Hope everyone has a fantastic July and hits all of their goals, too. Later chicas
Sunday, June 29, 2008
So, since I'm in a good mood today, I've been thinking about the little things that make me smile. Sometimes you just have to appreciate the little things, they are what really make life special. Here's a few of mine:
1. That first cup of coffee in the morning when I get to work. Scrumptious.
2. Seeing Wilson's excitement to see me when I get home. He's such a sweet, little monster!
3. Law & Order Criminal Intent episodes on Sunday evenings. I am addicted to this show and love getting 3-4 episodes on my Sunday nights.
4. The new car smell. Can't be replicated with an air freshener.
5. Knowing my sister and mother are coming to visit in 3 months.
6. Activia yogart with almond slivers.
7. Cold Stone cake batter ice cream.
8. My iPod..what did I do without this?
9. Waterproof mascara
10. Monthly massages
Life is good.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
In other current CJ events:
Bowling was, um, how shall I put this...haphazard? My scores were: 80, 158 and 115. Yeah, um, not sure what was going on with me but I am totally placing the blame on Lane 11. We just were not connecting and it caused a serious rift between us the whole night.
I am so swamped at work I can't see my desk. It is completely covered with files galore. I think my heart rate goes up every time I look at it, too. At least I have a three day weekend next week so I can avoid it for one more day that week..hopefully I can find my desk before the weekend starts but I'm sure once I clear a spot, more will pile up. Well, all that works keeps me from office shenanigans so I guess it's a good thing.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'll admit that one of the reasons to lose weight is to look better. I am only 5'2" tall...there should not be that much weight on this short, little body!
But, it's not just the number on the scale and the reflection in the mirror. It's knowing what being overweight does to the body. The physical drain on the muscles, bones, ligaments, etc. having to carry around all that extra weight. Not to mention the extra work the heart and other organs have to exert to make up for the extra pounds that have been added on over the years. I have been exercising steadily for about 7 months now and I just feel better, inside and out. My cholesterol has gone down drastically; my lower back rarely hurts anymore; my joints don't ache like they did this time last year.
Yes, diet and exercise take up much more of my time than they used to but I feel that is time well spent. By making myself feel better, I have strengthened my friendships and have met new people because of my increased activity. I have always been the type of person who wants to better myself in all areas of my life. For awhile, exercise/diet took a backseat to school, new jobs, family...the list goes on. It's good to have this area back in the daily routine and it is great to be reaching my goals again.
Good luck to all fellow bloggers who are out there every day working hard to achieve their goals. Kick ass!
My exercise tonight was a miscellanous pile of stuff: hula hoop (15 minutes), jump rope (20 minutes-my calves hurt!), sit-ups/crunches, push-ups and I took Wilson for a 30 minute walk. Now I'm ready for some R&R. Got to rest up for bowling tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Another thing I've started to add to my exercise routines is jumping rope. Last weekend, I was in Target and decided to pick one up. I'm sure we all remember fondly jumping rope as kids. I also did a lot of jump rope moves in volleyball. So, with my all skill and expertise, this should be a breeze, right? Hahaha....not so much. I felt like I was jumping with a 20 pound sack on my back. Guess gravity got a little heavier over the years! So, I managed about 7 minutes before I called it quits. I will be happy to get 10 minutes down the road. It's another little exercise I'm adding on the off days I don't do the hula hoop. The best part of both these exercises is that Wilson is terrified of both and thinks I'm being attacked, so he gets close to help me and then chickens out, backs up and barks. What a fruit loop!
Well, I'm off to straighten up the house and find something productive to do. Reading sounds pretty productive to me. Toodles!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I am not being very cooperative with myself this month. The bottom line is that I know what I need to do to get that stupid scale to move down and I haven't been doing it. Too much pizza, chips and other crappy foods. I may have to put the kibosh on all of these wonderful treats and really focus on making some healthy eating choices, maybe even try a new recipe or two.
The goal for this week is to drop 2 pounds. Not unreasonable at all considering I haven't moved for awhile now. I'm going to work on eating small meals every four hours and get in 5 days of exercise. Hopefully this daily thunderstorm thing we have going on down here will subside and I can get some running in again.
Non-diet related news: it was a pretty quiet weekend. Lots of thunder, lightning and rain. So I did a lot of reading and watched some movies. We saw The Bucket List, There Will Be Blood and I watched The Other Boleyn Girl. They were all pretty good flicks but nothing spectacular.
Since it's raining again, I think I will do some reading and turn in early tonight. I would like to get up early and go to pool before work tomorrow as it usually clear skies in the a.m. Got to work with the weather!
Friday, June 20, 2008
I managed a run/walk interval training yesterday morning at the ass-crack of dawn. It went pretty well. I start out with 5 minutes walking, then running and slowly increase the running time to 10-15 minutes with 5 minute walking intervals in between until I run out of time and have to head home. The running seems to be getting better so I'm going to start phasing out some of the walking sets and work on my distance.
Bowling was last night and I am pleased to report there was plenty of Bud Light to go around. However, this did not improve my game into superstar status so I guess it's up to me to keep practicing or find a lucky shirt/hairpiece, etc. My scores were: 116, 114 and 138. Erin came out to cheer us on last night and brought some delicious caramel bars she made, so yummy.
I think I'm going to take tonight off on the exercise front and hit the pool tomorrow morning if it's not raining. The rain has been quite the deterrent this week when it comes to swimming since the pool is outdoors. If no swimming, then I will just hit the gym.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So, what am I doing with my fun-filled evening? Why, I'm enjoying a good book with a nice Bud Light. Couldn't help it, the drink literally jumped in my lap and demanded to be drunk. OK, maybe I'm exaggerating but that's what I'm telling myself. So, I'm off to continue my reading for an hour or so and then I'm off to bed. I did manage to get a good night's sleep last night..I think I finally tired myself out. Hoping the refreshing Bud Light will lead to another restful night.
Peace out homies!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I did manage to hit the pool last night for an hour's worth of laps. No counting...just worked on conditioning my strokes and making them more fluid so I can cut through those waves like a speedboat next year. I worked on the freestyle, backcrawl, breaststroke and butterfly. I'm feelin' it in the shoulders and quads today. I was planning on going for another swim session tonight but the weather is not being cooperative today. Summer is here and with it has come the rainy season. I hear the thunder as I type so I may have to resort to an indoor workout tonight.
That's all for today. My fingers hurt and I'm getting cranky. later chicas
Monday, June 16, 2008
I know I'm being a bit of a drama queen (I'm am a Sagittarius after all) because there was no weight gain, but no loss either. I want loss dammit! So, what am I going to blame. Let's see...
1. The big spaghetti dinner with garlic bread last night.
2. The 3 cups of cappuccino every day this past week.
3. Only exercising 3 days this past week.
4. Pitchers of beer on bowling night-it helps my game ;)
5. Beer on Friday night
6. Or just not making the best food choices for most of the week.
Gee, I guess I'm pretty lucky I didn't have a big gain from this, now that I see it in writing. So, I'm going try and flip this around this week so I get a nice loss on Monday. I am waaayyy too far away from my goal weight to be slacking off already.
Tonight I'm going to hit the pool for some laps since I haven't done any since last weekend. Bad girl! Oh, I did practice my flip turns in my own pool but that consists of flip-glide-hit other end of pool-repeat until dizzy.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Besides my pill drama, it has been a nice, relaxing weekend. I did a lot of house cleaning and laundry on Saturday and enjoyed the pool as much as I could without getting crispy. I made it out for a 5 mile walk/run interval training session this morning and the humidity seemed to be a bit better. I was only sweating small buckets when I got home instead of the big ones. Good times.
Now I think I finish some household chores, take Wilson for a walk and get a little reading in this evening. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
See, this behavior baffles me and this is not unusual for my lovely place of work. In my opinion, we all do not have to be friends and hang out on the weekends. There are going to be people you really don't care for at work and there is nothing wrong with that. I think it's ridiculous that this discussion (fight) even took place. We are not in junior high, we don't have to like each other, we just have to work together with some level of respect for one another. Good luck with that!
So that was my work day today. On a better note, my iPod finally went caput (w/Brian's help) and he was such a great fella that he bought me a new one. Yeah! It looks just like this one. Now I just need some new running shoes and I will have completed my motivational tools to increase my running time and distance (um, yeah..okay). I might try it out this evening if the rains subside. If it's still raining, I think I will just put in a workout tape and stay indoors for the night. I definitely have to get some type of workout in since BJ and I went out for dessert last night...I bet I consumed 1000 calories just in my half alone. That should only take about 20 hours of exercise to work off, right?
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Brian and I went to bed early Friday night so I was up at the ass-crack of dawn and out for a morning walk by 6:15am. Now that summer is here, Florida is a miserable, sweltering spot on the sun so it was nice to get out there before the sun had a chance to peak yet, although with no breeze whatsoever and humidity at about 1200%, it was still quite steamy out there. I did 3.5 miles walking and then picked up the pace and ran a mile before I was drenched with sweat and had to call it quits...with that part, that is. Once i got in the house, I grabbed my swim gear and hit the pool. The pool at my gym is a standard size (25 yards=1 length) and I got in 66 lengths (one mile).
Today has been more of the same. I got in a 3.5 mile walk again this morning but skipped the running portion. Then I headed to the pool and swam 110 lengths in 50 minutes. I am so excited because I really want to do the Key West swim next year and, if I can keep this pace up, I could get done with the race in about 6.5 hours (they allot 7 or 8 hours for completion). So, my plan is to keep building up my endurance by adding more and more laps until I crash. The majority of my laps consist of freestyle, although I do throw in the breaststroke, leg/arm drills and the backstroke to break up the monotony. I shall conquer this!
Besides the exercise, it has been a pretty quiet weekend. I've spent a lot of it lounging in the pool with a book, and with nearly two days in the sun, I am starting to see a sunburn forming-even though I am lathered an inch thick with sunblock. Blasted sun rays!
Hope everyone has had a great weekend. Enjoy the rest of your day!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Last night was the first night of bowling league and let's just say, I could use a little practice. I got a 95, 112 and 100. That's nothing to write home about! I think, once I get my own ball and some comfy shoes, my bowling skills will magically appear and I will be a dominant force to be reckoned with on the bowling alleys. Beware all future opponents!
I'm so glad it's Friday! This week seemed to go pretty fast but I feel like I didn't get much accomplished. The plan for today is to ignore my phone at work and get as much stuff done as I can and then hit the gym after work for a swim and maybe some cardio, then an evening of relaxation.
Have a great day everyone
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Hope Erin and Ryan get some sleep while they still can!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Since I have not ran for almost 2 months, I decided my best approach to getting back into this was to do baby steps. I'm trying to prevent the shin splints and, let's face it, when it comes to running I am out of shape again. Son of a monkey's butt! Feels like I had worked so hard before but that damn accident put a wrench in things so here I am at square one again. So, I did some interval training this morning. Walked for 5 min, ran for 2-3 minutes for a half mile and then increased my running to 5 minutes, then ended with 5-7 minute walks and 10 minute runs. Now for some quick stretching and then it's time to get ready for work.
I think I'm going to continue the interval training for at least a week until I build up my stamina again. It seriously felt like I'd never ran before. Once I get these kinks out-again-I will start to build up my running distance again.
And get some new shoes Crystal!