Friday, December 28, 2012
A lot has been going on inside of the last 30+ days. Between losing my job (and trying to find a new one), unexpected other loss, having to commute to a job again....the stars are not in alignment. Further, I really do not know what I want to do regarding fitness. I wake each morning with my caloric range in my head, and I am making good choices based on what I know. I respect the range and I am grateful for that. I am not motivated to sign up for a specific race, and right now I feel like the race fees are out of control. I want to really have that passion for a particular race if I am going to invest in it. Right now, it just isn't there. The sprint races would cost a lot, and so I am not motivated to register for those either. Without something to strive for, I feel like I'm stuck in peanut butter. Do I go and do that same old thing and wait for something to catch my eye? I just don't know. I thought about swimming class...to get better with that for a while and then think on what is next. I know I need to do something.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
We all should really try to look at each day in a positive way. Some days are harder than others. For example...my day:
Woke up! - positive
Fed the kids - positive
Made all required lunches - positive
Got the kids off to school - positive
Recycle guy picked up all of our recycles - positive (i recycle a lot!)
Made all my scheduled meetings - positive
No calls from school - positive
Attended the PTA meeting - positive (maybe? lol)
Ran the dishwasher - positive
Ran the washer - positive
AAA towed my car for nothing - positive
Car is fixed - positive
Ten things I can be positive about today!
Things that did not go my way:
Badly burnt a delicious bagel
Car stalled in the intersection
Was not on site for tag up meeting
The list of positives is definitely a lot longer, eh?
Monday, October 01, 2012
I've been having fun finding the appropriate Beatles song for my blogs
Today was about slowing down. Not in many ways, really. Just in movement. It is something that, unless you want to get injured again, you have to do after a race. I've been injured, and don't want to be again. So I had to slow down today.
I still packed up lunches, put out recycles, hung laundry, walked the dog, etc. etc. All that 'to do' stuff that is just a part of what has to be done. But I did not do 'purposeful' exercise. Unless you count massage? Yeah baby! I went for a heated massage tonight. It was nice. Ended with Bio Freeze. Party time. Woo hoo!
I did have a chance to talk to the massage therapist about the scar from my skin surgery that has really bummed me for months. So I signed up to go at least once a month to work on that problem.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Man does 0400 come early in the morning! But given my forgetfulness of last evening, it was best to get up, get my bearings, gather my stuff, remember the stuff I forgot, and get on the road.
A stale cup of coffee is still a stale cup of coffee, no matter the hour
But a tasty pumpkin pie bagel does warm the soul and move the soul out the door
You do know you are ambitious when you take very seriously the notification that transition opens at 5am and spots are not guaranteed. Guess who was one of the first to stage?
Good thing I did because one of the valves on my inner tube bit the dust. And then the mad scramble to find a good soul that knew how to resolve that
Next up was waiting for the building to open so we could use the facilities and wait in line for our swim rotation. I was about near at the end of the line due to yesterday's shenanigans. That resulted in standing around for about an hour, but I met a lot of friendly faces and even answered some first timer questions
It was very exciting to observe the swimmers ahead of me, and when it was my turn, I quickly got into my rythym (I haven't blogged about it, but this was a far better experience than the open water swim earlier in the month). I zipped out into the chilly outdoors, and dried off as best I could. I still wrestled with the knee brace (again)
The bike leg was gorgeous. A few challenging hills. Rather lonely, unfortunately (except the friendly faces who told me where to turn). As I finished out, the running leg was last. I would like to know my pacing. I felt like a bit of a slug, and had a moment or two of various things. It gave me quite the complex to feel like the caboose. However, I saw my results about 30 minutes after and was glad to see I didn't finish last in my age group, or last overall. Now, I would take whatever I got, but I just didn't feel as down on myself. Plus, I was surprised to see my time on all 3 elements. I would like to see what my swim time was, as well as all other parts.
Today was definitely about carrying my weight. So I thought this Beatles song was appropriate :)
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Did you know that is also a Beatles song? I did not. You learn something new all the time!
Anywho...busy day here. Girls had gymnastics, youngest boy had baseball, a birthday party, and then let me pick up my race packet. I saunter up to the table and announce my name.
sigh. anxiety. digging for email history on my phone. race director (that I know) is on the phone having her people check.
yep. nothing. no history at all.
I sit and profess how I joined the Y *just for this race*
I said I registered to pay by a certain time and was only planning to pay that price (not that I wouldn't have paid the highest price but that is $20 more).
Race director had ONE last bib. Guess who's bib that is? Yep. Mine.
Sad? No. Grateful? Yes. And guess what? Race waves are by race number. Guess who won't have people on her feet for the pool swim? This girl (wipes brow).
So thank you, Maria R. 'That Means A Lot'
Feet don't fail me now!
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