Friday, October 22, 2010
Leo's mom is in the hospital so late night last night.
Really tired and not motivated today.
I adhere strictly to diet and exercise and I'm gaining weight again.
I am discouraged.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
My day went from excellent to suck back to pretty good yesterday. Why do I let people get to me sometimes? Oy, anyway, I wrote it all down and got it out of my system and I was good to go by the time the husby got home.
By the way, I made the slow cooker pineapple chicken teriyaki recipe from spark recipes. Holy YUM, Batman! I added some garlic powder and cayenne pepper for some kick and it was a dish delish!
I ran yesterday and decided to cut it short because my hammy was stiff... not really sore per se, but just stiff. It made me feel like I wasn't getting full extension in my right leg... AND a dog chased me. Seriously people. Leash. Fence. Something. Anyway.
I also found out that there was a shooting just up the road from where I run yesterday about an hour after I got done working out. YIKES! Apparently, the shooter turned himself in though. I am a little tentative about going back today.
My walking friend was back today after not out walking for several days. I don't even know his name, we just talk while we're working out. I said "I was worried about you, I haven't seen you in a while". I didn't want to sound like a creeper or anything, but he is an older gentleman and actually was worried that something had happened to him. He said that he had 6 soccer games to referee in the last few days so he hadn't been out to the cemetary. I'm glad that's all it was.
I have a run (couch to 5k week 7 day 2) and a swim programmed for today. I need to get back to my two-a-days. Husby says he's coming with me to the pool tonight. I am very happy that he chooses to join me for some of my workouts.
I'm tired this morning even though I slept really well last night, but still in my chipper lovin' life mood as always.
Have a great Wednesday!
PS Added a couple of pics from our wedding day. Hope you enjoy. :)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
So my right hamstring is giving me a little bit of a fit. I guess I need to stretch more. Friends, help me on this one... what do you think? I don't want to push too hard... Maybe a little stretch after running?
I have a run and bike programmed for today. I need to get back to my two-a-days. I really really need to change the oil in my truck this evening though. I also need to hit the grocery store. The bike may get sacrificed for life getting in the way once again.
I have no excuses Wednesday and Thursday nights though (swim and bike). Friday night is homecoming and I'm marching in the alumni band for WVU... always a good time and during pregame at the football game Saturday.
I am really pleased with the progress I'm making with my run times. I keep all that stuff on dailymile.com. I love that site. It tells me how many doughnuts I burn! (among other things) :) Nothing like putting exercise in perspective.
Have a great Tuesday everyone. You can do it!
Monday, October 18, 2010
My run was exactly that. Slow and easy yesterday. I did a trail run and with all the leaves down, it was hard to see the surface, so I had to slow down.
About 4 minutes into my run, I saw my good pal, Paula. She and I used to work together (we both got laid off on the same day) and we would walk together at lunch or go to the fitness room. We chatted for a little bit. She sounds and looks like she's doing great.
There were 2 big hills to tackle on Middle Ridge Trail then a nice long downhill to the intersection of Middle Ridge and Railroad Grade. I swung a right onto Railroad Grade and had a gradual climb and some rolling terrain. I made it to the end of Railroad Grade in a field just outside of the cabin area. I hung a left and up some more hills to the pavement and cabin area. Took another left (starting to sound like a nascar race, eh?) onto the pavement of the cabin area road to the 4 way intersection near the lodge. Turned left (you're surprised by this, right??) and had a strong downhill run to the finish.
I ran 13min/mile. It was such a beautiful day that I stopped and took pictures along the way. I'm sure that if I were running on flat pavement, my time would have been more in line with the rest of my runs, but I remind myself that Sunday is a long, slow day no matter what.
When I got home, I spent about an hour in the garden pulling plants and preparing it for winter. My sunflowers were like trying to dig trees up out of the ground. I had a ton of peppers and carrots left and a few green beans.
I have a 2.5 mile run programmed for today and hopefully a weight training session tonight before or after fire dept training. I really need to work my upper body since I haven't been getting in the amount of swimming I would like.
Have a great day!
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