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FINALLY... a twofer!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I finally made it to my evening workout session last night. I have one programmed everyday (except saturdays and sundays), but this is the first one I've done in forever... and it FELT GOOD.

I ran 3.53 miles at lunch yesterday and swam 1400m last night at the base. I need to just keep driving on my way home from work directly to the base and not go home. As soon as I get home, I become unmotivated and start snacking.

Weird thing happened while we were swimming. Two guys came in and had a conversation with Leo. I got done with my swim and asked him what it was about. He said they asked us to leave before 7PM because they were doing a baptism in the pool. In a swimming pool?? Really? I thought that was strange. Sure enough, a band was coming in as we were leaving.

Speaking of not getting my twofer in, I have a dinner party to go to tonight, so no twofer for me. I am going to run 3 miles at lunch today though and try my hardest to stay on track tonight.

Husby made dinner after we got back from the pool. It was chili. It was wonderful. It gave me time to start the laundry, get my running stuff together for today, charge my ipod, download my podcast, etc etc etc. He even did the dishes after dinner as well. Man, I love that guy. :)

Ok, I gotta get to work. Tax parcels don't correct themselves.

Love and hugs my fellow Sparkpeople!

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MCKATIE2 11/21/2010 10:16AM

    I cannot get myself to swim in the winter... it's a mind thing I know... Very inspiring post , thank you...

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APPLEADAY2010 11/18/2010 8:24AM

    Afternoon/Morning you sound so happy today :-) Big hugs and well done for getting your swin in. It is great that feeling afterwards isn't it! Your husby sounds great too. I often get my partner to do stuff like that as it does take a while when you come home from your workout to organise yourself and for the following day. Hope you enjoy your run at lunch and your dinner party. xx emoticon

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Muscle Soreness...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So, yesterday was my "easy" day... so why am I so sore today? Is it from running farther on Monday? In all actuality, I didn't really go THAT much farther, but with running timed intervals, I can't break out the walking portions. I don't know.

I didn't make it to the gym last night. I ended up working late. I had a stand file that needed topology edited and I said I would have it done by the end of the day. Well, I'm a girl of her word, so I stayed almost an hour late to get it done. Unfortunately, that would have been my hour at the gym. Hmpf.

I did eat healthy yesterday with only one slight moment of weakness... The nutella called my name from the cabinet. I had half a dinner roll with maybe a tablespoon. I figure with the 400 calories I crushed running yesterday, I should be okay. I'm still paranoid with not weighing myself everyday. I really need to get over that obsession. I'm sure once I go back to my house Friday, that will be the first thing I do. Its sad.

Today is a decision day for me. Do I continue with G28k week 1 or do I skip to week 2? I think overall I will get faster if I follow the prescription, which is what I'm leaning towards. I, once again, forgot to download the podcast for this week. I'm hoping my iPod will survive today, since I haven't charged it in over a week as well. I am amazed how much that little battery lasts.

We are going to the pool tonight... come hell or high water. No pun intended. Ok, maybe a little pun.

Have a great hump day!

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APPLEADAY2010 11/17/2010 8:59AM

    Hey hun xx Harsh you didn't get to go the gym last night but you did the right thing by staying in work unless it would have played on your mind. It is so hard to juggle everything - I find that when I am feeling really good about how I am doing in work then my gym, diet or studies are suffereing or vice versa with the studies - it is difficult to find balance but I think you do so well with everything you do and I know you will feel better for your swim tonight :-)

PS - whats a hump day?? emoticon

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Not the kind you eat either... *sigh*

That's right, folks, another shout of defiance from my body that it does not want to run every day. A corn appeared on the outside of my fourth toe. OUCH. Any tips to expedite its eviction from my lower extremities?

In other news, its warm this morning... mid-40s, but its raining on and off. That's why I leave a hat at work. It is a "rest" day for me, which in Janette's interpretation of "rest" is a slower paced run with some hills thrown in.

I did my first day of gateway to 8k yesterday. I ran just shy of 3.5 miles. Even with the 8 minutes of walking prescribed in the program, I still averaged 10:28 miles. I was very pleased with that. Life got in the way of the pool last night. I am determined to either bike or lift tonight and swim tomorrow night. Mini-goals for the week.

I know nothing is going to happen Thursday night as we have a dinner party to attend. I will still run at lunch as usual, though, so all is not lost. I do have to go buy a new pair of dress shoes. My husband's puppy hasn't quite learned that my shoes aren't toys and my husband won't crate her while we are out, so if I have a short lapse, I get to drop more $$$ on shoes. *grumbles* The tally is up to 3 pairs of crocs, a pair of leather flip flops and a pair of black pumps.

I need to stay on track food wise today. This weekend and last night I was a slacker and I don't really want to fight the scale all week. Actually, I'm just not going to weigh myself until Friday. I need to quit with the obsessive weighing anyway.

Our cow will be ready tomorrow... 1200 pounds of grain fed, hormone free goodness to feed us for the next year... when I say us, I mean me, husby, mom, dad, his mom, and my granny. I don't think we could eat 1200 pounds by ourselves... maybe. :)

Enough babble Janette, get to work!

Have a great Tuesday!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/16/2010 2:26PM

    It is wonderful that you are able to do so much exercise !
I hope your foot gets better, soon !
Keep enjoying Life, with your family !

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VEACHXCL 11/16/2010 8:28AM

    Don't you just hate that thing called life sometimes? It gets in the way of us doing what we want to! Sounds like you are focused on the goals congrats! Hope your foot gets to feeling better. Have a great day at work!!! emoticon

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I'm beat...

Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm so tired today. It was all I could do to stay awake through dinner last night. 0545 came way too early this morning and I didn't want to get out of bed and leave my husby.

I start gateway to 8k today. I am debating if I should start from the beginning or skip a couple of weeks since I can run 3 miles no sweat... well, there's sweat, but not, well, anyway.... LOL

I consulted my coworker and I think I am going to try week 1 today and if it seems too easy, do week 2 on Wednesday.

I ate absolute garbage yesterday, but it was sooooo good. The baby shower was great. It was good to see everyone again.

Have a great Monday!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/15/2010 12:57PM

    I'm glad that you enjoyed attending your friend's Baby Shower !
It must have been nice to visit with friends at this happy occasion !
The "goodies" served at the Shower served to add to your glycogen
stores, I believe. It was good for your soul, to re-connect with your
friends. I hope all goes well with your forthcoming run, whichever one you choose to do !
The best thing is,that you are going to be running a good distance : so good
for your health! All the best with it !

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Mixed up day

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Getting ready to go for my long run this morning, got toned for a cardiac arrest. I know, I know, its my day off. Well, paramedics in a rural county don't really get days off. My dad and I went. Not a good ending.

I am leaving for my best friend's house soon. Her baby shower is today. Its about 3 hours one way. I can't wait to see her.

I don't think I will have time to get my run in. I'm a little bummed.

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APPLEADAY2010 11/15/2010 5:47AM

    Hiya, hope you had fun seeing your freind. You work so hard with everything you do. I hope you have a happy monday xx

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