Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In the middle of October I did the Rock N Roll mini marathon. It turned out to be sort of a big mistake. I had no idea that the morning of I had caught a nasty cold. The weather was freezing, I knew I wasn't feeling a 100% but I figured that was just my nervous trying to get the best of me. It never got above 32 for the day, and yet I was walking around in a tank-top and I was a bit warm. Looking back now, I realize I was running a fever. By that evening I was curled up in bed with an even higher fever and I felt horrible. I spent the next week in bed just sick as could be. I ate whatever made my throat feel better. It wasn't healthy and I still don't think I made a wrong choice.
However, I can see how I started to slip back a bit. I got sick Oct 20th. I spent a week in bed and another week still suffering from coughs and runny noses. The gym, yeah right I could barely tie my own shoes without hacking up a lung. Again puddings, ice cream, warm 7 up all those things I was beating came in because it helped my throat feel better.
I ended up with on top of the cold a lung infection which I am still getting over. It's been a rough couple weeks. I haven't been working out at all, even though my doctor said that I could begin to get back in the swing of things but to listen to my body. I've been eating like crap, and I think soda is trying to make me drink it again.
I need to get back into the swing of things, thus why I am back here to try and get my butt back in gear. I know what I need to do I just need to do it.
Monday, October 14, 2013
I've been struggling for almost two weeks with sore calves. So I've been taking it easy, picking different workouts, wearing flats, stretching, foam rolling all that stuff. It's helped big time, my right calf finally feels normal again.
There use to be a time though I would have just ignored it and kept going, I didn't care about my injuries. Now I find myself caring cause I have plans and I don't want to be injured for them. I don't want to miss out because I'm injured.
I think I used to use those injuries as my excuses, my cover for not really wanting to go out and be apart of life. It was easier to sit out on the side lines. They hide the real reasons I felt I had to sit out for.
Not anymore, now I nurse an injury, try to make it better in a safe way. I don't want to miss anything so I work hard to prevent injuries as well. So maybe I have taken the last two weeks a little easier than normal but my injuries are doing better and I am looking forward to my race this week.
Yes I signed up for another race, it's four miles. After October I doubt I'll want to run much outside so I figured I'll get it in now. It will be fun, and while I've been taking it easy I still plan on giving it my all. It will so be worth it.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Today was Race Day. Just a 5k but still pretty fun. My little cousin had a school race so we all went down to help support it. I have to admit I wasn't feeling it this morning. I didn't sleep well last night, my lady time hit, I had to take friends to the airport at 5 this morning. I was exhausted.
But I went I figured what the heck right. Worst that happens is I walk it, and well that's okay. Sometimes it happens. I rocked that first mile though, I did it in about 12:30. That's pretty good for me. My little cousin couldn't keep up, which I have to say was kind of thrilling. Heck he didn't catch up to me until the 2 mile mark. That was only cause I had the great experience of what I'm calling the cramp to end all of them. That's where as a girl you have a lady cramp mixed with a side cramp. I almost cried it hurt so bad.
From that point on, I almost beat him, I would get close and he'd sprint off. That being said it was his best 5k ever, and he actually got to beat me fair and square. Sometimes I've pulled back to let him win, this time he beat me fair and square.
I didn't think I did so hot this race, but I was okay with that. I've sort of burned out on races this year, this is my 11th one of the year and I still have one at the end of the month if the weather holds out. So for the year 12 races, that's pretty awesome I think.
I figured out today that I've really made some great changes, after my first race two years ago, I didn't mind eating junk afterwards. Today, they had a BBQ after the race instead of fruit and that stuff. I took two bites of a hot dog and almost threw up. My body couldn't handle it. I did manage to find like a fruit bar thing, that was really good. My body all day wanted healthy things not junk, I couldn't even stand the smell of soda. Guess when I wasn't looking my body got on track with me.
So maybe you saw that picture at the top, if not take a look. Yep we're holding finishing medals. I got third for females in my age group. Also there were more then three women in my age group, I looked. There was ten but it still counts in my books. My mom and aunt took second and third in their age groups. We were actually leaving when they called our names out, I'm pretty sure we looked completely shocked. But now I can say at least once I finished in the top three for women in my age group. Happy dance!!!
What did you do this weekend that made you do a happy dance?
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Last night I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried a new class. My gym has something called Alpha training. I think it's kind of expensive so I've never tried it. Well last night they had a free try it out night.
I signed up a while ago before my rut. I went anyway despite trying to figure out how to not do it. Okay I have done boot camps before. I love them, I think they can give you a bit of a jump start or help you out of a rut. This is boot camp on crack.
The instructor I found to be a bit of meat head and a pompous you know what. Yes there were people in there who have done the class before, apparently there is even a competition. But there was a whole group like me, trying out something new and maybe we aren't in the best shape of our adult lives. He was all if you throw up just get back to it, we don't have time for people to throw up. Then I found out from another instructor who was a lot nicer, that Alpha training is just Cross fit on crack.
At that point myself and a few other people were clearly nervous. I've heard great things about Cross Fit, but I've also heard some bad things. I thought okay it's one class, just over an hour, I can do this.
I paired up with another woman about the same fitness level as me, or so I thought. Turns out I'm pretty much the She Hulk compared to her, but that's okay, because once I was the same way. I was actually having fun, until the mean instructor came over to tell me I was doing this lifted, weighted row thing wrong. I shouldn't have listened to him at all, I know the proper way to lift and it wasn't the way he was doing it. I did it anyway because he kept saying his way was easier and blah, blah, blah.
Well this morning my lower back is killing me because his way used the back to lift and not the knees. I know better, and I'll be fine, but if I take that class ever again it won't be with that guy. He also didn't believe in a water break. I took one anyway, because I was dying. We did inside the gym and outside the gym workouts and my asthma isn't to happy about it today, I didn't know we were doing that otherwise I would have pretreated differently.
So I tried something new, it didn't quiet work out, but it wasn't horrible. I stuck with my plan, I gave it my all, I never once put myself down. Oh and I had weight in last night, I had crept up three pounds at my last weight in a week ago, those three pounds are gone and I am down 1% in body fat. It's the little victories. Do I mind that I lost the three pounds all over again, not really cause it just proves that I could do it, the body fat is a good thing. So me over all happy today.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
This week we are supposed to put up a blog about the goals we would like to reach. I think I have a few, some are fitness some are just in general.
First my goal is to be ten pounds lighter, but with this my goal is to figure out my eating again. I keep loosing body fat, but my weight keeps in the same set of numbers. It's sort of driving me crazy.
Second, motivation, but more then that just knock the excuses out. There are days I don't want to work out, tough luck I just need to do it. I have to stop giving myself outs.
Third, finish my two 5k's this month and not sign up for anymore races for the rest of the year. Why? I've burned myself out a bit on races and I think taking the winter off from racing will get me excited about it for spring. I will keep training though, I will keep running, even if it's on the treadmill which I hate.
Fourth, stop letting people get into my head. I have come some a long way since I first started this. I don't know why I'm suddenly letting people get inside my head and tell me I can't do it.
Fifth, get out of my own head. I am a rock star, if I won't let other people talk to me so meanly, then I need to cut it out myself. So what I'm having a bit of a set back right now, I'm still trying. Two years ago a set back would have sent me on a spiral, and probably made me twenty pounds heavier. I'm awesome, so no more mean talk about myself.
Sixth, try out a new fitness video. I've been in a rut so it's time to switch it up.
These are just some of them, I'm sure I have more but it's a start. So my goals, ten pounds lighter, eat better, no more races after this month, no more stupid people, no more putting myself down and try a new video. I can do all of these. What are yours?
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