Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I went to a great training and met some nice and interesting people - good!
I made a few plans for this weekend, including a Chinese New Year party and helping out with a friend's biathlon planning - wonderful, excited!
Got New York magazine in the mail (awesome crossword!) - yay, looking forward to working on that when I am done sparking!
Episode 5 of The Biggest Loser was posted on Hulu - Woohoo! Watching it as I spark.
Took a run and did my stretching! Just need to update my running log. Yay, good job Patti! Felt really good.
Josh took Niitty kitty and Levon to live with him today.
So many good things, but my little heart is breaking. I know they will be safe and happy and probably get more attention (as will Bizzy and Rupert now that it is just them with me - they are both sleeping on my bed right now, looking so sweet)... but... I just miss them so much.
Monday, February 08, 2010
I ended up taking a half day off from my internship today to go home and nap. I am not a nap person, but it felt so good and the headache that I had had for 4 hours cleared right up. My throat also felt better (I have been losing my voice/sore throat/coughing on and off for a few days, blah!!).
Anyway, my plans for tomorrow:
-Get a good night's sleep! Wake up refreshed!
-15-30 minutes of strength training in the AM
-8:15-5pm - heading to Montpelier,VT for some training with my field supervisor
-Run!!!! Oh boy do I want to run. Then stretch.
-Josh will then be picking up a few odds and ends and also taking Niitty and Levon... oh my. I'll be fine, and they'll be fine, but I just love them so much, you know??? Levon has been so adorably loving these last two days, like he knows... I'm going to take a few pictures with them before they leave, just to document the moment. So I should recharge my camera too!!!
-Grocery run (didn't end up doing a comprehensive grocery trip on Sunday - only spent $9 to cover Sunday through tomorrow afternoon, not bad!!).
-Quick round of emails/business
-Then spark it up in the PM y'all!
Sunday, February 07, 2010
So check it out!
As some of you may recall, for much of my running life I had been posting my running goals for each month on my sparkpage. Since I need to build up my conditioning after taking some time away (as you all well know!) I decided to be less prescriptive this month and instead just keep a log of what I do, when I do it, and how I feel. It is the bottom-most thing if you click the 'Read more about POKIEFUZZBUCKET' expansion button thingy.
And I ran today, so I have an entry there already!
Yesterday STAYFOCUSEDASH, my sister Hillary and I stopped at a running store called Fleet Feet out near Essex Junction, VT. It was great - I ended up deciding that when I get back from Bali (and after I know the rest of my expenses are in order) I plan on treating myself to some nice new running gear. Including shoes, because it will be that time. And some new sports bras, because goodness knows what I have now is inadequate!
It will feel good to line up at the start of my/our next race and have some nifty looking gear on. I have just been wearing t-shirts and tights/sweats, and while they do the job, I definitely do not feel that I am the pinnacle of coolness (or hotness, for that matter!) at those moments!
Anyway, I have a bit of time to slack before work at 3pm, so I am going to cook up some veggies and whole wheat pasta so that I have a nice filling dinner to bring with me. Along with an apple and water of course!
Friday, February 05, 2010
I have literally given all I've got this week. I didn't exercise as much as I would have liked, but hopefully these next few weeks will feel a bit more manageable now that all of this moving stuff is out of the way!
I also will try to get on top of my reading for school this weekend/early next week. I think that if I get my reading done between Sunday and Monday, I will be able to better utilize my free time on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday AM to exercise (or at least give myself a little bit of me-time!). I miss my me-time. As you can probably tell, I have been giving alot of myself to others lately - in my personal life, at work, at my internship. Not that I haven't been taking care of myself, but I think I have let my priorities slip a little bit.
I am a priority - my health and happiness are priorities, consarnit!
Anyway, tomorrow will be a me-time extravaganza! I will sleep in, then my sister (and hopefully dear sparkfriend STAYFOCUSEDASH) will join me for some winter hiking (not enough snow for snowshoeing - shoot! I was looking forward to trying it!). I can't wait to get outside! I always look forward to eating at home too, since so many of my meals are eaten elsewhere these days. (This is an aside, but I feel like I've done a pretty good job with packing my meals! I feel more successful in that arena, though there is still room to learn and grow).
Okay, I hope all of you have wonderful weekends!
Thursday, February 04, 2010
I have been meaning to post about my plans and goals for February since, oh, February 1st, so I am finally here and ready to do so!
Methinks this will be a rambling post, let me forewarn you all.
So, I never really got back into running after my break. I want to - my motivation and mojo are there - but there is something missing. When I have time, I don't have energy. Things have just been so busy (and it isn't like I am not treating myself well otherwise - I am still exercising (mostly walking), and eating healthfully for the most part - and darn, I even lost weight!) and I am feeling abit overwhelmed, so when I do get home I just want to hibernate in my room while watching, oh, let's say, Season 3 of The Wire OR Season 3 of Big Love.
And I have done just that for the past two nights.
Am I being hard on myself? I was moving stuff - my stuff, josh's stuff, my new roommates' stuff - on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Maybe it is a bit much to think I should be jumping out of my socks full of energy today.
Anyway, what does this translate into for February?
I would like to get back to running over these next 3 weeks before I head out to Bali for the following 3 weeks. Nothing too fast or too furious - I just want to run for the sake of running, to enjoy it, to be outside, to hear the snow crunch under my feet.
Yes, oh my goodness, I can't believe I'm leaving for Bali 3 weeks from today! That is something else I need to do this month - make a plan for staying healthy while I am out of the country and share that with you all. There are a couple of things I definitely won't be missing while I am gone, but I will miss you all!
Ah, what else in February? Keep up the strength training. I am counting my moving as strength training this week, but then the following two weeks I want to get in at least 2 sessions per week.
Let's see, other news... Josh changed his mind and wants to take 2 of the cats to live with him. It's his right - we adopted them together - but my heart is breaking a bit. I also feel kind of upset because I had at one point offered to plan this with him but he did not want to take any of our babies at the time - so I had been adjusting these past few months to the reality that I would be the crazy cat lady with 4 cats. So it surprised me as well. I would cry if I wasn't so tired... or at work...
Anyway... anyway anyway anyway. I'll be okay, it's just life after all!
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