Monday, June 15, 2009
Wow, it is so exciting that so many people showed up to yesterday's run. And with so many people at such varying levels I never felt isolated at any time. Well, my husband stays with me instead of running on his own, which is a true sweetie, but it was nice to be able to leave one group and catch up with another. We got to visit with almost everyone that way.
But on a high-note, I jogged my entire first mile!! I haven't done that since elementary school!!! WOOHOO! And my shins cooperated! I don't know why they decided last night was okay and not any other night, but I'll take it! I iced them when I got home and they barely hurt at all today. I didn't even notice that they hurt at all until Ivoriann asked - I ran my hands down my shins and there is barely ANY pain. I'm so stoked. Hopefully I can continue on at this pace so I can actually JOG my first 5K in July.
Last night was a night of firsts for many, I'm so proud of everyone that came and did their best!!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
My shins hurt so much this evening. I'm such a glutton for punishment. I walked through Wal-Mart last night for grocery shopping. No problems there. Well, I want to exercise darn it!
So we went out and played a little soccer and I refuse to just stand there...I gotta chase the stinkin' ball. I knew from the start that it was not going to feel good, but OMG they hurt so much now! So I sit here with ice packs, hoping they'll help. I just want these stupid shins to stop hurting so I can exercise the way I want. As an adult, I'm not using to not getting what I want and this sucks.
WAAAAA! Get me some cheese! I need it to go with my WHINE!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Oh, thank God it's Friday! Shortened holiday weeks seem to go by so slowly. Oh, in case you didn't see it, I did post some pictures from the Memorial Day weekend on my Facebook account. I made them public so you don't have to have an account to see them.
A couple of these are also at the bottom of this blog. I didn't take near as many pictures as I ususally do. I wanted to get pictures of everyone at lunch and of us kayaking but I've been in a bit of a funk so it's not as easy for me to pull the ol' camera out - instead it sat on the table.
I do plan on taking some pictures on Sunday's run though and will post them as well.
Well, I'm 3 days late and am expecting ol' Aunt Flo any day now. Otherwise described as in some of my old posts. I wish it would just start and put me out of my misery!!
Weekend plans include driving to Orlando on Saturday to see my very pregnant friend (which is very difficult for me) and maybe some hiking at Wekiva with my hunny. I love hiking out there, we've seen some gorgeous deer out there. Sunday, is the beach in the AM with an old friend and running (more like WALKING) in the evening with homework squeezed in there somewhere. If I'm really smart, I'll get it done today at work since it's so freaking slow.
Anyway, hope everyone has a great weekend.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wow, I have been feeling so much better the last few days. Maybe I just needed some time off work, but I believe that it has to do with the help of some good friends.
I had a great Memorial Day weekend; I spent the majority of it with my Spark friends including Suezette, Stephanie and Craig...and of course my wonderful husband.
Most fun day of all was the busy day yesterday. We started out on a nature tour - led by my hubby - in search of a "wild" alligator. Jason is a natural leader when it comes to wildlife; he has so much knowledge to share and is really good at doing it without making anyone feel inferior.
After that, we had a great lunch at Mulligan's in Vero Beach.
Oh my goodness, the food was SO good and I ate way too much. Good thing we had a kayaking trip planned in order to work it off.
We got to the launch and headed off on our first trip out and we had the BEST view of several dolphins. We were within 20 feet of two at one time. It was fantastic.
Some storm clouds threatened so we decided to head to shore to give the storm the opportunity to decide what it was going to do. It was funny because we waited on shore only for it to settle down, and as soon as someone put their kayak back in the water it threatened us again! It had to have been Suezette calling the storm gods, because every time she set foot in one, it thundered. After about a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes of waiting around, we decided to set out again. Of COURSE that was when Mother Nature said, "I told you" and finally dropped the rain on us while we were out. We got pretty wet but it was still so much fun. There was a beautiful marina right there and we got close to some pretty huge boats.
After we got the rental kayaks back to the company (he was waiting at the park for us to give him the go-ahead) and our kayak strapped back on my car we headed off to Suezette's house. I think the initial plan was to just pack up and head home because it was after 6 by the time we got to her house but she invited us in for coffee (YES!!) and we all sat around talking until well after 9:00. It was truly a great day. I only wish I had taken more pictures!!
All this AND I walked/ran a 5K on Saturday (followed by lunch with my Spark friends, Lisa and John, Charlene, Stephanie and Craig, Suezette, and Nicole with her 2 sons Antony and Michael) and walked 2 1/2 miles on Sunday after getting the rest of my homework finished up.
I'm not sure if exercise will happen tonight, I have two meetings at two separate school campuses in Orlando but I'm on a roll!
Thanks for stopping by, catch you soon!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Well, I've been in an odd "mood", shall I call it, the last few weeks. It must be hormonal. Let me see if I can define it without being all over the place. Be forewarned, it's a little intense so stop here if you don't want to hear it!
With the exception of the last couple of days, I've been keeping on top of the threads but haven't posted much. I seem to have snapped out of it the last couple of days though. The reason I don't typically post is because I feel like I'm either coming off as a know-it-all or a little self-centered or something and because I get to feeling that way, I back off the threads. It's not anything that anyone else says; it's just how I make myself feel. And sometimes I get so caught up in ME that I forget to listen to others so sometimes I just have to force myself to stay quiet and listen - which typically isn't a problem when I'm in a live group setting but it feels differently when it's being typed rather than spoken. On the boards, I usually feel like people are interested in what I have to say, but that's hardly ever the case in person unless I'm in a very small group. It must be a self esteem issue - because I know I have plenty of those.
And I don't have one of those personalities that attract people. I think used to; I used to be so friendly and everyone thought I was "sweet" and that I smiled a lot (although I think I've always tended toward the quiet/shy side). But I believe I had too many years with my ex - which compounded the feeling of unworthiness or like I wasn't wanted so I've become more withdrawn than I used to be. Now I don't know how to engage in interesting small talk and I get very tired of asking about the weather.
I do feel very left out of the running group. I want so much to be a part of that team but I feel like I'm always so busy (or tired!) that I don't have the time to dedicate to improve my running times (and I am VERY competitive). As if I could really run after that last disaster - why did my shins hurt so badly?? This is another deterrent for running even though I want to so badly. When the rain passes, I'm going to go out and try again.
Sorry for the intense post; just had this feeling that I needed to get this out there. I'm very critical of myself and would like to overcome it but am not sure how to. When I was losing weight and starting school I felt very good about myself but that didn't last even though I know I'm doing well in school. That's another topic I don't really discuss much for two reasons - it's hard to feel like it's a "real" school because I don't go to campus like the younger students (darn it all, I feel so old!) and I don't want to feel like I'm bragging over my GPA (would it really be that good if I was going to school on a campus?).
And then there's the whole pregnancy thing - something that is seemingly so simple to so many people is so hard for me to do. And I feel selfish for feeling so bad about this because I do have one child; even though she's nearly grown! But I have always wanted two children and I would so love to start this journey again. I just don't believe it is going to happen.
Anyway, I'm done whining. I'm such an emotional wreck these days - it HAS to be hormonal! It's hard to believe what an impact our hormones can have on our thought processes. Come to think of it, I've been kind of all over the place since I went off the birth control pills.
Hopin' everyone else is having a good day.
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