Friday, March 07, 2014
Just gotta get through today, and then it's the weekend! This week has been rough. I made it through yesterday, and even went to my jazz dance class. I had missed a lot from the week before, but I got all caught up. Our dance is seriously intense, and I am sore all over today. Such a good full body workout! Unfortunately, I just didnt sleep well last night. I thought about taking a lavendar bubble bath last night, but I didnt want to go through the effort of drawing the bath - I think it might have helped me sleep better, though. Oh well. Hopefully I will sleep better tonight, knowing that I dont have to go to work tomorrow :)
Today I have two meetings, one in the morning, and one in the late afternoon. A few things to get caught up on during the day, but hopefully it will go by quickly. Planning to get in a run after work today since I havent run since Sunday! Then tonight, I plan to cook something for dinner, possibly bake cupcakes (not sure, but I havent done that in a while so it might be a nice treat!), and then relax and catch up on my DVR.
Weekend plans? Tomorrow I plan to do some workout dvds at home in the morning and then some quick grocery shopping. Otherwise, work on my grandma's quilt some more and try to relax. Sunday I plan to run 8 miles, do a little bit of cooking, some sewing, and relaxing. Yes, this weekend I want to relax, and not feel antsy!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! We are expecting 1-3 inches of snow tonight into tomorrow. So over the snow!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Ugh such a busy week. I've had busy weeks before, but I think the driving is taking a toll on me. I also havent had so many meetings in one week, in possibly forever! Fortunately, my meetings at the Academy are done for this week, and so far I only have one scheduled there next week. I did have a meeting this morning, and I still have two more tomorrow, so this crazy week is not over yet. But I think I am going to take this afternoon to really try and clean up my office a bit. The piles of papers all over my desk are starting to make me anxious. I need some clear space to breathe around here!
My headaches seem to be improving. So that is good at least. And by that I mean, today I dont have one. I had a pretty bad one yesterday and so I didnt workout. But I am not feeling bad about it. Just taking it one day at a time.
I told my friend I wont run the race in November with her. She did register for it before it sold out yesterday. I hope she will still run it even though I am not going. She didnt respond to my email about the race - but did email me about other things. She is probably mad, but hopefully she gets over it. I have to think about me, too.
I am a bit off today because I woke up this morning from a pretty upsetting nightmare. As some of you know becuase I've mentioned it a few times, when I was a teenager I was stalked by another boy I went to school with. It started out as harassment, and moved on to stalking and death threats. Not a wonderful time in my life. Anyway, that was almost 16 years ago. I dont think about it really ever, but last August, my job stress was causing me to start re-experiencing that trauma, which is one of the reasons I started going to therapy. Once I started managing my job stress, the nightmares went away and I havent been affected by that situation. But this morning I woke up from a really disturbing nightmare about the stalking situation. I still feel really shaken up about it, even though it was just a nightmare. I didnt really have anyone to tell, so I just figured I would write it down here. I dont know what caused the nightmare, except that this has been an exceptionally busy week, but I really havent thought about the stalking in a while, so I dont know. I slept well otherwise. Hopefully I will sleep well again tonight. I have dance class tonight, and I usually sleep well after dance class. Now that we are well into our dances for the recital, classes are much more intense and tiring!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I want to say that I feel like this week is going by fast, but I know that it is just because I've been really busy with work meetings! I even woke up this morning thinking that it was Tuesday. I dont think that's happened before - waking up thinking it was the day before - usually I wake up and think it is the next day. Hopefully this means the rest of the week will go by fast. I have another meeting this afternoon at the Air Force Academy, and then tomorrow I will be meeting-free before I have two very lengthy meetings on Friday! Unfortuantely, one of my meetings on Friday is towards the end of the day, which will mean I will be working late, and will miss the knitting class I am scheduled to go to. I am bummed. I have missed a bunch of crafting events lately - hopefully I will make it to art journal next Monday, at least.
I feel like I am in a bit of a predicament with a friend right now because of poor planning and my internal feelings of guilt. I have a friend who is stationed in Alaska, who got into running last year. Like in December she told me she wanted to run a Disney race with me, since I had told her I was running Princess this year, and she said she wanted to do the Wine & Dine half marathon. Initially I said that I would do it with her, and she said she also had a friend that wanted to do it so if I didnt do it it was ok, but she wanted me to, also. Anyway, I kind of forgot about it, set some goals for the year, had Wine & Dine on my list, but knew I wanted to run a marathon this year - like for real, and had planned to run Atlantic City, which I registered for yesterday!! And so I also realized that running W&D wasnt really feasible this year for me between running the full marathon (airline & hote costs - AC is expensive!), plus its around the time I will need to start applying for jobs so I'm hopeful to have job interviews, plus its close to the holidays and I want to spend the holidays with my family - all of the expenses add up, so planning another Disney trip isnt really a good idea. But I know my friend will be mad at me if I say no because her other friend bailed on her, and she will probably not do it alone. I have to just not feel guilty about it. *sigh*
In other news, though, my mom was so inspired at the Princess HM that he has decided she wants to run a half marathon in the future! My mom takes walks regularly, but Ive been trying for a while to convince her to start running, but she is embarassed to start and of course thinks people will look at her funny - the same fears we all have when we start exercising. But she seems like she really wants to do this, and talked to her doctor this morning. He said she can even start running now, if she does it slowly and doesnt try to do too much! So she texted me this morning and asked me to put together a plan for her to run a 5k, and she wants to run the 5k I signed up for the day before the marathon in AC! I am so excited for her, and I really hope she sticks with it because I think she will like it. :)
Had my dance classes last night. I honestly was not looking forward to them. I have been so blah recently, but I went and I am glad I did because I felt better after going. And I got in 2 hours of exercise last night! Planning to go to the gym after my meeting today to get in a run. Hopefully the treadmills wont all be taken... Then planning to do a bodyrock workout when I get home.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
So yesterday my meeting went well - one day down, 4 more crazy days to go! So busy this week. But I bought a new notebook to keep track of my to-do lists this past weekend, and I already feel much more organized using it. After this week of craziness, I do need to sit down and organize my office a bit, but that will have to wait for now.
When I got home last night I had the worst sinus headache, again. So I guess it cant really be the worst. But seriously, what gives? Why do I keep getting these bad sinus headaches? Is it allergies? I dont know. So I took some OTC medicine, and went to bed at like 7pm because my head hurt that badly. *sigh* Then I woke up at 2am and either my jaw or my ear was hurting - I dont know what it was, but I think my jaw, because it hurt to eat my gluten-free toast this morning. Guess I was grinding my teeth and didnt realize it, or clenching my jaw in my sleep. Blech.
Anyway, I am feeling better today - jaw still hurting, but headache gone. I think it might be the constant change in air pressure / temperatures here. Like Sunday it was 5 degrees and yesterday it was 55 degrees. I am so over this cold weather. It's March! It better leave like a lamb at the end of the month, right?!
Gearing up for my meeting this afternoon - this one is earlier in the day and likely to take longer, which means even less time in my office this morning. Luckily, I already got a bunch of stuff done - thank you new to-do list notebook!
Today, the Disney Wine & Dine registration opens. My friend Jen and I have been talking about registering for it, but then last night when I reminded her that it opens today, she didnt respond when I asked if she was going to register. So I havent registered yet. Even though I want to go back and run Disney again (like all of the time), I also remmebered that its in November, and if I run the race, I may not be able to take leave for Thanksgiving because two leaves in one month is kind of frowned upon. So for now I am holding off. But I did register for a different race!!
I registered to run the Atlantic City Marathon in October! Yes, the full! And barring any unforeseen injuries this year, I will be running it! I also registered to run the 5k warmup the day before. Why not?! I am so, so excited! (Plus, it was not nearly as expensive as Disney!) Now, I just have to stay strong - physically - between now and then. I have a few races between now and then, too. But I am really, really excited about this!
Tonight I have dance classes - tap and hip hop. I am hoping if I get home at a reasonable time from my meeting today, I can also get in a quick bodyrock workout, too since I didnt do one on Sunday after my long run, and yesterday was my rest day. I know I wont get the entire 30 days done in one month because of rest days and long runs, but I am trying to stay on track as much as possible.
Ok, I have to leave for my meeting in a 1/2 hour, so I am going to get a few things done and then leave.
Monday, March 03, 2014
I was going to dedicate a blog to recapping my February goals in more detail, but I've thought about it and decided that last week's blurb was enough for me. I only really like to recap for accountability and to be able to look back in the future.
Ok on to the weekend recap. Friday I left work a bit early and went to the gym and got in a 3 mile run. It wasnt the greatest run. I feel like after running at sea level, coming back here running was hard with the breathing in the altitude and all. But I at least got it done. I did indeed skipped out on my craft night on Friday. I was exhausted. I did a little bit of cleaning up around my house, some crocheting while watching tv, and then I was in bed around 8:30pm exhausted. Probably staying home was the better decision.
On Saturday I woke up, ate breakfast, and then after lounging for a bit, I did Day 1 of the 30 Day Bodyrock Challenge from January. It was only 12 minutes, but it definitely kicked my butt! Then I did a 25 minute yoga dvd which was also really good. And then I did my grocery shopping. I was able to get almost everything I need at the commissary, and since I went on Saturday rather than Sunday, it wasnt too crowded! I cooked two meals on Saturday: a sloppy joe recipe and a slow cooker balsamic chicken recipe. Both were yummy. I also did finally sandwich my grandma's quilt together - progress! And I caught up on my DVR a bit.
On Sunday I woke up, made gluten free chocolate chip waffles for breakfast - they were just ok - and then after lounging a bit, I went to the gym and ran 7 miles on the treadmill. It was also snowing. I had planned to run longer, but my legs felt like lead and I was still having difficulty with the altitude change. I hate when that happens. The 7 miles were 10x harder than my half marathon. So I decided stopping at 7 miles was a good idea. I still got in a run at least! Avg pace around 11:30/mile. I then ran a few errands and went home. I did about 2 hours of quilting work on my grandma's quilt and am about 1/4 of the way done with the quilting. I was still feeling very tired though. I did cook a hamburger casserole and added some shredded sharp cheddar - my attempt at adding hard cheeses back into my diet. It was yummy and no stomach problems. I used gluten-free pasta in the casserole. I also did some cross-stitching while watching tv. And I did all of my laundry this weekend.
Overall, the weekend was pretty relaxing. I cooked 3 meals. I worked on 3 different craft projects. I worked out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I did all of my laundry. I did a little bit of cleaning. I didnt spend any additional money except on food and a notebook for work. Sounds like a good weekend, to me!
I will admit that one of the things I am still getting used to, now that I am single again, is having a lot of extra time on the weekends to myself. When J and I were together, we always did things on the weekends together, even towards the end of our relationship, we would still get together in the evenings. So I would get my workouts in, and cook, and do my craft projects, and then around 6pm I would have something else to do. Now that I dont - on the one hand, it's nice to not feel rushed to get things done, but on the other hand, I also feel like I am trying to fill up the space. I know when I was previously single I would spend a lot of time watching tv shows on dvd and I wouldnt mind. I am having a hard time getting into the mindset now, though, that I can be lazy on the couch if I want to. Just a thought I wanted to get out of my head.
Work is going to be ridiculous this week. One of my cases just fell apart and is going in the opposite direction of how I thought it would and I am not sure how to handle it or if there is anything I can do. I have meetings scheduled at the Air Force Academy today, tomorrow, and Wednesday so far. I have a hearing in two weeks that we are getting ready to start doing pre-hearing interviews for. Just a crazy week here, I suppose.
Also, despite sleeping really well on Friday and Saturday, I could not sleep at all last night, so I am pretty exhausted right now. It's Monday.
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