Saturday, December 07, 2013
Okay....So I know I still haven't wrote up my Turkey Trot yet...I'll get to that...I still need to find my camera cable to transfer over the pictures.....so I will give you a recap of today....
Today started out with last night....I have never been in so intense pain while sleeping from a work out...my squatting muscles would like burn in the middle of the night as I slept in my little curled up ball...it was bad...
So I woke up around 8:30...it was nice to sleep in but I felt like I missed a good chunk of my day...I guess thats what an hour extra of sleep does to you....
I took an extra long hot shower because I knew what I was going to be doing today...
We left around 11:30 and did our pre-outing picture....
And off we went to the city for our first ever Polar Plunge...
We get there, register, get our sweatshirts and find the bathroom line (way too long, so we held it)...Went back to the car (we're antisocial) and changed into our plunge clothes...and went back and stood in a longer bathroom line....
We then went into the heated tent which was too loud and full of drunk people....(we decided that there should be a drunk plunge and a family plunge, because it wasn't that much fun being stuck next to highly highly intoxicated people.....)
Anyways, it was finally plunge time....and after lots and lots of "this is stupid" and "why are we doing this," we made our way down the beach....the path was tight, so the line kept bottlenecking and it was a long cold wait for the plunge....It probably took ten or so minutes just to make it to the beach...IT WAS COLD....
...I should preface this that there is approximately 3 inches of snow on the ground at my house since last night...it was lake effect snowing the whole way in...it stopped right before we got there...and it was only 25ish degrees outside......
Anyways, the path finally cleared...people were running into the lake....crazy crazy...we speed walked in....there was a layer of leaves...so if you stepped on them, you had to step down half a foot....by the time we hit the water, I was already frozen, frozen, frozen...So the lake...wasn't actually that cold....we planned on going waist height....but changed it to hip height when we got there...my sister wouldn't go past thigh height, so thats where we ended up being in the water...(Like I said, the water was warmer than the air, so it actually felt decently nice, and I think I could've went in the water a tad bit more...but oh well, there is always next year!)
We stopped for a picture...
I waded in a little deeper for my own pictures....
Yes, I know...the hair is out of place...but it was the last thing I was worried about...
So as we were about to switch, a guy yells out, I want to be in a picture....So, insert random drunk guy...yes, I'm laughing hysterically because I'm freezing and there is a drunk guy touching me....
We then switched and I took a few pictures of my sister....drunk guy left before any more pictures.....
We then tried our darnedest to get out of the water....as soon as we hit the ground though, anything that was wet went to instant cold....we walked up the beach, managed to get around a few drunks, and literally ran back to the car (thanking god that we were half marathon runners and could manage to run!) It was so weird, I wasn't actually that cold in the water, but running back, my legs and feet were numb and burning...It was quite painful...I was quite thankful I landed on my feet the right way, because if I hadn't, I think you could've seriously hurt yourself, not being able to feel it.....
Anyways..I got back to the car, got my wet clothes off between the two doors and changed quick in the car....my sister had to make some calls, so she didn't run all the way back with me...by the time she made it back, there were people coming, so I had to stand outside and hold a towel to block the view from people.....
It was cold!
I was surprised that when I got in the car I was so cold....but I think I was more surprised how fast I got warm....We had the heat on, stopped for a hot cocoa, and I was wearing my new sweatshirt, but for being as cold as I usually am, I warmed up so quick....My legs have felt cold to the touch for most of the day, but I haven't been cold...my luck thats the first sign of hypothermia (just kidding!)
Anyways, when we got home...we took a picture in our cute new hoodies, and wore them proudly the rest of the day!
So as my sister and I were talking about doing it again next year, we both agreed we would.....Yes, it was a bucket list item and something I wouldn't ever really think about doing again...but it was fun...it was a good cause...and it is adventurous....and I'm learning I like adventurous...(If only there weren't so many drunk people, I don't drink but yes I know alcohol can make things more fun, but there comes a point when being with drunk people isn't fun)
Oh well, that'll be next years question to ponder....right now, it stands tha I would totally do it again...
Friday, December 06, 2013
Last night was a late one...so it was an early tired morning....went to work in the high school today...I'm not a fan of subbing there. I love love love elementary school, I love/like middle school because they appreciate my sarcasm, and it tolerate high school because of their attitudes...thankfully I'm usually only in the high school for two teachers, so I know the kids enough and how to deal with them specifically...
Anyways, it just amazes me how much they think I'm oblivious to things...yes, I overlook a lot more than a teacher would, but I figure you really need to pick your battles with them, and fighting over a quick text when they do their work, or giving them extra time at the end of the period works..anyways, the one group of boys like to play music on the computer when they're done, which is fine, I usually read my book since they're all working on extra homework or talking....it cracks me up because they think I will throw a fit when I hear them swear...and they have all the qualities of a little kid, they look at me as soon as I do it....and yet, I sit there and try not to crack up as they want my response......but anyways, the other group was talking about some things that I'm not going to mention but trying to cover it up so wouldn't know what they are talking about....it makes me laugh...it's like they don't realize that I'm only 7 years older than them...I was in high school too...but whatever....
A decent day...somehow a sprite and a Mountain Dew made it in my diet...whoops, but I went to a wicked hard strength training class tonight...wicked, like horrible, oh my god hard class.....
Thank goodness I am jumping into Lake Erie tomorrow...it will my first well deserved ice bath....and yes, I will complain as soon as all my muscles start to hurt....
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Alright my fellow Sparkies!
Well my dears, I should begin by saying I am not one that believes in "Bucklet Lists."....That being said, I have one...just a list of things that I have always wanted to do....No, I won't be crushed if I didn't get to them all (but I could if I tried).....Anyways, one of my list items is to complete the WNY Polar Plunge....This is where some crazy people brave the cold, snow, and wind, and jump into the frigid lake Erie, to raise money for Special Olympics.....And Guess who is doing that come Saturday? Why yes, this crazy sparker is jumping into a freezing lake....can we say hello hypothermia and pneumonia?
Anyways, I don't expect anyone to...but I feel obligated to ask....Would anyone care to donate? The money goes towards special olympics. so its a great charity....anyways...here is my link in case you have a teensy bit of extra money that you would like to donate....
Back to the actual purpose of the post though...
Yesterday while I was at the gym, I received my running club jacket. Let me begin by saying that it has no aesthetics whatsoever and it has absolutely no flattering qualities to my body. Yes, I will get a picture of it soon to show you and you will agree. I tried on the medium and ended up taking that one. It is too snug in the belly and hip area to the point that the last snap will pop open instead of staying shut. I know I should¡¦ve taken the large, but I want something that I can wear now and in the future.
I always used to buy clothes that were just too big because I was afraid of what I looked like. I¡¦m getting sick of bulky clothes¡K.I want cute and fitting º
Anyways, I¡¦m again in the process of reorganizing my closet and I¡¦m trying to make sure I will wear everything that is left in it. I have such a hard time getting rid of clothes. I keep jackets that don¡¦t fit me at all because of the memories I guess. I know the bigger clothes don¡¦t look good on me anymore, I mean, that is why they make clothes in my size, but I just can¡¦t bring myself to get rid of them. And I have sweaters that I haven¡¦t¡¦ worn in years except for once or twice that I think I need to keep. I think a lot of it is in my head though. If I get rid of the clothes that someone else got for me, its like I¡¦m getting rid of that person and the memories of it. Or like I¡¦m telling them that I don¡¦t appreciate it. I just can¡¦t deal with that.
Therefore, I hoard my clothes¡K(and I probably always will)
But that is my goal¡K.To eventually only have clothes that fit me and to actually not have that many clothes¡K.I hate not being able to wear all my cute shirts because I have so many of them! (That or I will buy them because they¡¦re so cute but not wear them because I either don¡¦t like them once I got them home or they are just too cute that I refuse to wear them because I don¡¦t want to get them dirty¡K¡KI think I need help.
Ah, someday right? Here is to hoping!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Okay...so Black Friday while millions were shopping in the am, I was exercising....my first body combat class in 4 months.....the instructor, yea, it was just me and her...told me I was a natural at it, and if I got better shoes (hello Christmas present) that I could come back pain free.....
Yesterday, I had every intention of coming to body combat, until I went to RSVP on Facebook, and saw people that I don't like at all were going....now I usually don't let that big me, but I just wasn't in the mood to deal with people at all, especially not them....so I stayed home....
I'm off to core and zumba tonight......see, right back at it!
So back to the post....I need to refocus....I'm letting little things derail me and I'm not getting back on track until the next thing derails me and then I'm farther from my goal.......
My dietician and I talked about this, and when I was losing weight, I had a routine, exercised almost daily, and tracked...I used tracking wrong, but my goal is to start doing all that again...it can't hurt, right? But I was also using spark a lot more.....lately I've been logging on for the points....yea, I now, sorry....I eat a few blogs, bit it just depresses me more than it's worth.....so my goal is to start tonight with a new attitude and to get back into the swing of things.....I just started year two on Spark and I'm ready to make it the best!
Now I must getr ready for the gym.....
And for those of you who read my last post, I think I settled on the body media...it's Christmas and something I want,,,and if it's that much more accurate than a FitBit, it'll be worth it...
Have a great night my spark friends...
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