Friday, May 21, 2010
Virtual Journey Update: just over a mile today, so 75 miles to Eureka.
Today was one of those dragged-out, I don't feel like moving days. I am learning that, when I feel like that, my body needs rest. I really do pay attention, this is not an old style cop out.
Uncharacteristically, I did not bring lunch today. I knew I was planning to go to Costco at lunch with a friend, which would include lunch. But, even so, I normally bring something just in case. Did not today. She was a few hours late getting to work because there was an accident on the bridge. She was not in the accident, but she was behind it. So she cancelled lunch. I had no money, so I couldn't go to the cafe and I hate to drive off campus at lunch hour. Fortunately, I had a kashi bar at my desk, but that small meal may have contributed to the energy drain.
I am castigating myself for not being prepared. I am wondering where my energy and drive to exercise has gone.
Tomorrow will be better! It has to be!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Virtual journey update: 2.5 miles means I'm only 76 miles from Eureka. I did not walk a lot, but I got something over 7000 steps. I was a little bit sore from yesterday's 14K steps, but not as sore as I would have been a few weeks ago!
I aced my midterm, which was not a foregone conclusion. The teacher is a sitting judge and the test was mostly definitions. Usually not a problem except that he grades very tightly which means I had to have a very precise definition. When I turned it in, I thought there were 2 definitions he might fault, which could have been a 20% hit, but no points were withheld!
I put in some overtime on my continuing project, but this was boxing up stuff in one office and moving the boxes into another office. My supervising attorney and her boss were effusive in their thanks. I rewarded myself by buying two books about the US Supreme Court - a splurge, but given the great week I'm having, felt great! I will have to curb that - bought the dress yesterday and the books today....
I need to get more exercise in and part of that is motivation.......I need to do more ST, more cardio....
Thanks, everyone, for the comments, the kudos, it all helps!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I got in 8458 steps today, short of my 10K. Little aches with my weaker leg and a big ache in my hand. I know the hand does not impact walking, but the pain is such that I choose not! I suspect it's arthritis or some other inflamation. It's the kind of pain that makes you hold the afflicted part and try not to cry! WAH!
I really hate being a whiner!
I forgot to put in my virtual journey last night, so...over the past two days, I have shortened the distance between Eureka and me to 83 miles!
My interest in this daily journey is flagging just a bit and I am guarding against drifting away....At the same time, today, I had to wear a larger size pair of slacks and I loved the fact that they are not tight any more! I need more clothes, but I want to lose a little more before I go shopping, not out of vanity but practicality.
I am shopping for a new dress for my party. Possibly a sun dress and a shirt in matching Hawaiian print. (Shirt to cover my arms and make the sun dress presentable for work). Thinking....Shopping on line...
Monday, May 17, 2010
Who needs a weather report when the body tells you?! I knew the rain was coming without having to consult an expert! My left index finger hurts as if all the arthritis in the world is in the joints! I felt very stiff all day.
But, really, I am not complaining. I still got in over 10K steps. Avoiding stairs really helps me stay active. At one point today, I had no choice but to go down the stairs and, whew, did that annoy my left knee. The left leg is still very sore from last week's elliptical work, such as it was.
I ate within range today, ending up on the low end of the calories. At this rate, I may be able to balance out the 3 days last week where I was at the top or over!
Today is Syttende Mai, Norwegian Independence Day! I am part Norwegian and I could not help but think of Dad all day. He would have been wearing his US/Norway flags pin and would have made sure we all knew what today is.
Other than that, today was blah.
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