Thursday, March 25, 2010
My schedule is usually very hectic, and even when not, I make it so. Today, though, I just did some light grocery shopping and circuit training and prep for this next week and made the Spark People recipe for Eggplant Parmesean (made with panko bread crumbs). It's now just turning nine and I'm getting ready to hit the hay. I may read for a little, but I WILL get a good nights sleep. Got to be up early for W6D2 tomorrow and since we are back to winter here, I'll have to get my run in on the dreadmill. Then work is from 1:30-10:30 . It's going to be a long day, but at least if there is anything I can do about it, I will be rested.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Okay, here's the deal. I'm not sleeping well. Besides the fact that I have a cat who doesn't like to let me fall asleep when I finally do drag my butt into bed, and two dogs that like to go out by 6am, I am waking up several times in the middle of the night with hot flashes that cause me to have to remove every sheet or blanket I have on....then, 3-5 minutes later, I'm cold and have to rearrange and get covered back up. This goes on throughout the night so I never really get any good quality peaceful sleep. Something's going have to give.
Today I was soooo tired that after letting out the dogs and caring for the cats and feeding them all, I went back to bed until the plumber came at around 8:45. I ate breakfast then and drank a bunch of water so that I would be hydrated for my run, but I was so tired the thought went through my mind to lay back down. I didn't, and I knew I would feel better after my run, which I do, but I'm still tired and I have to work this evening until 11:00pm. I know I'll be a total grouch by then.
ANYBODY have some good advice for minimizing the hot flashes, short of HRT?!?!?!
The good news is that I did my W6D1 today and it went good...believe it or not. I logged my path and times when I got home, and the walk/run intervals came out to be my best times yet. I was right at 11min. miles. Even my warm up and cool down distance and times were better....go figure. Maybe I should run tired all the time .
I guess it's time for some lunch, make dinner to take to work and get in some strength training/intervals...I'm really trying to gain some extra ground so that next week doesn't put to too far behind. I'll only have one month to prepare for the 5K after Easter and I want to be the best that I can be for that. Still trying to set a goal for the race and a reward. IDEAS?!?!?
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I's 11:25 and I'm just now lose to done catching up. Gonna get this blog off and get to bed. Plumber is coming at 8:00am tomorrow and I want to get my run in early so I can do some extra ST. I feel like I've been neglecting it when I'm over scheduled and I need to stay on top of my game this week.
Next week is just crazy, stupid busy. I've tried to plan as best as I can, but facing facts.....somethings are going to have to suffer, so, such is life. It is only one week and it is Easter week. There are priorities and Easter takes it for me. I'm pretty sure eating with in my limits will be okay....maybe Easter day could be an issue. Water is no problem. Fitness may suffer a bit. There just won't be time everyday, so I'll try to double up on the days I don't work and make up for the lost time week after next.
It's the best I can do and that's good enough for me. For now night all - need rest to run tomorrow. YEAH!!!!!!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Forty-five degress with an eighteen mile per hour wind and the most beuatiful blue skies I have ever seen.....nearly perfect conditions for a successful D3W5 - C25K run. I DID IT!! ! I want to go back out there! I started out slow and paced myself. Stayed at about a 12 to 12.5 min mile and it wasn't too bad. Running into the wind was a little tough and I don't think I ever had the wind to my back, and the last three minutes were the longest three minutes I've ever run. But that's okay I DID IT!
I got tired of listening to the C25K trng, early in the run an switched over to my other MP3-I'm soooo glad I brought it along. I just listed to one song after another until I decided to plug back into the trng MP3 and by that time there was only 3 minutes left. It was the longest three minutes of the run.
Now I don't want to have to go back to listening to that trng stuff - not that I don't like the chance to walk, but that music just does not motivate me. I already came home and mapped out a new course. It is 2.98 miles from the starting point - just far enough from the house to allow for a warm up (although I ususally do that at home with my stretching so I don't start out in the cold) - then the 2.98 course I have marked out, to work up to running the 5K,takes me right back to the house where I can start my cool down around the block and some more stretching. It works out grear for me to start my cool down near the house where I can leave a water bottle to start re-hydrating during my cool down.
I have to admit, I was pretty nervous......read and read everyone entries on the C25K team postings re:D3W5 until I was psyched up and now I'm going to make my post. I think (and don't tell anyone - they wouldn't believe you anyway), I LOVE running, don't even mind the sweating.
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