Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This morning I went for an "easy" run, and noticed the flowers along the way. The lilacs are blooming like crazy, and their scent is heavenly. The white daisies are starting to bloom in the ditch near the abondoned rail track. The trees are finally looking fully leaf'd out. What a gloriously beautiful place we live in.
And I had two miles planned for today, but the really great news is that I felt at the end of it that I wished it were longer. I felt like running *more* again! I haven't felt that way in weeks, so this is pretty special this morning.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
So it's not just blogging that I'm ignoring. I am not posting much, not entering my fitness stuff much, for sure not entering my nutrition information. I did a whole month of Spark Boot Camp, not missing one day (NOT ONE DAY). Lots of cardio, lots of strength training, and a little bit of scale going up. So depressing. I can't think of anything I'm doing differently than last spring, when at this time I weighed in at 155.
I have even been considering taking a spark holiday and just not worrying about it, but I know that's what got me into the first mess.
We renovated our main bathroom this week. Gave hubby something to do while it was raining! It looks so fresh and clean now. We still are missing the vanity, as we have to order a new one. He made the first one, and now wants to replace it. We haven't settled on a design yet, so no mirror. But the rest of the room looks awesome.
My garden is also looking great for this time of year. I think if the rain stays away, I'll hill my potatoes later today.
Tried phoning dad this morning for Father's Day, but he was already out the door (at 7:30 am) and over working on the golf course cutting the tee boxes. Always volunteering somewhere. What a guy! And a great role model.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
You can tell when I'm feeling great about my program, cause I blog almost daily. When I'm not, it is a week or more between blog posts. Well, I've had a rough week mentally. I have been having pains in the top of both feet after runs for the past couple of weeks, so I decided after Monday's run to take a full week off. So then by Wednesday night, my shoulder was aching. Got up at 2:30 am and took some Tylenol before getting back to sleep. It ached all day on Thursday, so again I took Tylenol before going to bed. I have figured out that when I don't run for a few days, my shoulder starts to ache (this is the frozen shoulder that plagued me most of last year). So on Friday morning, I decided to go just for a little run. Two miles at an extremely "easy" pace. My shoulder felt a little bit better, and I slept without drugs last night. I am soooo not a pill pusher. I really hate it when I have to give in, but my family knows I'm in real pain when I start taking something for it.
I also had a great thing happen this week physically. When I left the house for my bike ride on Tuesday, there was no wind. I got going down the highway, and it felt really good, so I kept going farther than I've ever gone before. As I was slowing down to turn back, I looked over and noticed the bend in the weeds in the ditch. "On no", the wind had picked up and was pushing me along. No wonder it felt so easy. Now I had to turn around and go into that wind for that extra distance that I had gone. This has happened to me once before, and it was murder going home. I was kind of expecting the same, but it really wasn't that bad. I have gotten so much stronger - it amazes me sometimes.
Today we are going to a wedding. Hubby has said he will take the time off the tractor to come with us, so it should be a fun day. Hopefully he can leave his work behind and relax for a bit. Won't be a late night, as I'm sure he will want to be going again by 6 am tomorrow morning. We are almost finished seeding, so I can understand his wanting to get it done.
The scale finally moved downwards this morning. I'm happy about that. Can you tell? I'm blogging again!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I received another blog entry this morning, wishing me renewed energy, so I thought I had better update this with a new week! The great news is that my energy has returned, along with my "want to", and I have ran Monday and Wednesday, biked Tuesday, and just finished up a yoga session. My resting heart rate was up to 63 this morning, so thought I'd better take it easy today.
Work has been busy, and I am loving it! I would much rather be working and focused than trying to think of things to do.
The weather here has been cool. Hubby tilled my garden on the weekend, and I still haven't even made a footprint in it. That is so very strange. I'm usually out there following behind him, putting in my onions and peas!!
The boys and I are heading into the city on Saturday. They are both attending a football camp, I'm the chauffeur for them and two others. I will be taking my swimming stuff along, and catch a lane swim while I'm in there. It will be a full day, so I will have lots of time.
Take care fellow Sparklers! I love this site.
Friday, May 02, 2008
So last week I was still "flying high" and riding on the energy of completing my first half. I should have taken the week off, but felt so good, I just kept going like I never did the race at all. Lane swimming on Saturday was fun, and I think I'll do it again, but since then, I haven't had any energy to do much of anything. Went for a two mile run on Tuesday, but haven't been motivated to do much more than walking back and forth to work. I know I'm just catching up this week to what I should have done last week. It's just odd for me to feel this *drained*. Thankfully, I know that it's just another step in the process. Now it's off to get some extra rest. I'll see how I feel in the morning and whether or not I run.
Either way, I'll live with the decision!
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