Monday, October 20, 2008
At some point this week, I must have completely lost my mind. How else would you explain my agreeing to do an 11 km run between two long walks?
This morning I met up with the walking half of my Half Marathon clinic and did a brisk 7 km walk. THEN I went back to the Running Room and met up with some of my buds to train for the "Last Chance Half Marathon" for a nice 11 km run. And THEN, I met up with some SparkPeople and walked another 11 kms. It was a fabulous day. I burned 1471 calories. Hopefully, it'll pay off in tomorrow's weigh-in.
It was definitely a good day, though. I love getting to spend time with my friends. I have to work harder at making it happen.
Tonight, I used every ounce of willpower I own not to call my ex's wife and give her a piece of my mind. We're ALL supposed to go camping this weekend with the JFWs and they don't want me to go. It'll be "awkward". Whatever. Regardless, the boys and my step-daughter have been looking forward to it. So have I. Tonight, the boys come home and tell me that my SD can go but can't participate in any of the activities.... she's not insured. So I call the head warden. Apparently, it's the ex's DW that pointed that out to the head warden. How insanely manipulative do you have to be and how much do you have to hate someone to hurt my children to get to me? ANYWAY, between the head warden and I, we found a way for my step-daughter to go AND participate. The ex's DW if going to have a conniption. Serves her right. The witch.
Oh and the point of this story: my emotional trigger is anger. When all of this happened, I didn't reach for the junk. I had a healthy snack. And posted to my blog. YAY ME!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I hate when they're almost bang on.. it creeps me out.
"Your current dilemma sets your need for stability against your desire for change. Unfortunately, if you try to force a resolution to this irresolvable conflict, you'll only make yourself more frustrated. Although you might be eager for something new today, it's important for you to also appreciate what you already have in your life. " By Rick Levine
I know that I love my job as a personal trainer but not having a stable (salaried) income makes my nerves shaky.
Yesterday's funk is lifting... I already feeling a little better. Thanks everyone for your words and support. It really helps knowing you're here.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I woke up this morning feeling really "icky" despite having a REALLY good night's sleep. I went to work anyway and had a productive hour with one of my clients. After that I went to the chiropractor. Usually, the combination of those two events would be helpful to my mood but I just can't shake this off. To make matters worse, I still have to put on a happy face for the HHES Run Club this afternoon AND another three hours at work. What I'd really like to do is go to bed and sleep until this mood lifts. Bleah.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Last Friday, I loaded my running buddy, Howard, and my two sons in the minivan and headed to Kelowna for the weekend. After several pit stops and seven hours of driving, we arrived at the Travelodge (conveniently located across the street from the OIM start/finish line) to find out that I did not have the room that they promised me. Yep, the jacuzzi suite had been given to someone else. Fear not, it all worked out in the end, but for about 10 minutes, I felt a little more than a little nauseous. After I'd unpacked, we all went over to the package pickup tent and grabbed our chips, bibs and schwag.
Saturday morning we got up a little early and went for a 3k run. Colin, and HIS new running buddy, John Stanton, lead the group and finished way before Logan and I crossed the line. Later that day, he ran again in the 1.6 km kids race. He finished in four minutes and thirty seconds!! He was so happy with himself. I was so proud of him.
On Sunday, the real fun began. Up at 6:00 and eating breakfast by 6:30, we then went over to watch the other racers start their distances. At 8:00, we started our own. I ran a really good race. Everyone in my clinic did. It was amazing! Almost everybody got a new PB, including me. I'm still astounded.
The other goods about this weekend:
I got to meet another Spark friend. Trish was an amazing part of this weekend. She and I met and hung out and then she braved lunch @ BP with my kids and some of my clinic participants. She also took us to the top of Knoxx mountain. I don't think I've ever seen a view like I saw from the look offs up there. Absolutely fabulous. On top of all that, she watched my sons on Sunday and made sure they were at the finish line for me. AND she brought me flowers! You cannot beat that.
I seemed to have a bit of a bad luck streak: the room reservation mishap was followed up with an issue with my heater/smoke detector. Next, when I called White Spot they told me that there wasn't a reservation. ACK. (no worries, I fixed it ASAP and the dinner went off w/o a hitch) I got a BIG speeding ticket when I was going through Banff, hit horrible weather AND construction and was an hour late getting the boys home. LOL, can I have my good karma back??
Anyway, it's really late and I should get some sleep. I'll be back later to talk about this more. For now, let's just say the goods outweighed the bads and the weekend was unforgettable.
Monday, October 06, 2008
I had a serious carbfest yesterday and so, today, I am also up one pound from last week. I'm PMSing, too and that doesn't help. It's no excuse for inhaling a scone, a chocolate croissant AND a cinnamon roll though.
Official weigh-in is: 122.5
I can't say that I'm a very happy camper right now.
Challenges for the FOURTH week:
Nutritional - stay within calories 5/7 days. Drink at least 2L of water per day.
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days
Strength - 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 crunches, 3 planks (3 days)
Stretch - remember to stretch after every workout
Blog - at least twice to keep yourself accountable
I am now less than a week away from running the Okanagan Half. This is the one that I set my personal best at last year. I'm anxious to see if I can meet it or maybe even beat it..... I have to scale back the anxiety somehow tho' because it's giving me a serious headache.
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