Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today's confessional..... I've been slacking this week so far, no exercise what so ever. Just been in a mood, not really feeling to swift either, but that's not an excuse. Just kinda lost my workout mojo.
Well.... NO MORE, I made a deal with by SP buddy that Monday starts a new workout plan for both of us. We will both do a workout before we go to work in the mornings. When we get to work, we will email each other with what we did. I am really hoping this will be able to get me out of bed. I don't want to disappoint myself and I certainly don't want to disappoint my buddy. I'm counting on her and I know she is counting on me. We are each other's workout buddies from across the miles - I'm in Virginia and she's in Iowa. WOW, that's quite a distance, but....... we are doing this together.
Here's to accountability, workouts, and SP friends. We will do our best.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I ran the Dolphin Dash 5K on Saturday morning. It's a charity race held every year at my daughter's high school - nice fact to know that the school has raised over $30,000 in the past 8 years with this race, so it's always great to help out the school with their charity work.
Sis and I (pre-race)
Sis giving me a pre-race pep talk. Everything seemed to be going wrong - we had to wear crappy shoes because we didn't want to ruin our good running shoes in the mud, I lost the ear cover to my ear phones, so bare metal in the ear was definitely not good, I turned on my ipod and it had a low battery alert so I started to panic to think I wouldn't have my JLO and 80's running music with me, but thank heavens the battery held up. And I was feeling the pressure of really trying to beat my personal time goal. So the bossy sister stepped in and smacked me outta my hysteric panic (she didn't really slap me, but I bet she really wanted to, lol)
I finished 2 minutes slower than I wanted to, so I beat myself up about that for a while, but when they started announcing the racing results, I got really happy. I finished faster than most of the people half my age, so even though I didn’t make my time, I still did pretty good for an ole gal.
And here's the icing on my cake for the day
There were two teenage boys that were running in front of me, then I’d pass them, then they’d pass me, and the whole time they talking amongst themselves (I could hear them talking in hushed voices) saying “lets pass her, we can’t let an old lady beat us”. I was a little miffed about that, but at mile three they were a little ways behind me, so I turned around and said... “you’re not intimated by a little ole lady are ya” and I kicked it into overdrive. YEP, I beat those dudes, lol. That made my day. NEVER underestimate the old ladies - ha ha ha - and who you calling old?????
Spent the rest of the weekend painting my kitchen, ugghhhh, I’d rather get a butt whipping than paint, but it was long overdue. I chose citrus yellow, and dang it’s bright, but adds some light into the kitchen, it’s a HAPPY color.
Running training is taking a break until the Fall, only gonna run now 3 times a week, it’s getting too hot to run, so I need to get into something new, something exciting, something extreme, something to burn lots of calories, something to shake things up a bit. Hmmmmm, any suggestions??????
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Last nights run wasn't too bad, but wasn't as good as I wanted it to be either. It was my last run before the race on Saturday, still dragging because of that pulled thigh muscle. So under advice from my SP buddies, I took it slower than usual, then had a nice long stretch follwed-up with some ice. Hopefully, it will be ok for a good race on Saturday, but either way I'm running my hardest. A Jedi's strength flows within him. I'm back to being the Jedi Master of my own destiny. There is no try, it's do or do not.
So excited that today is my Friday, woo hoo, a three day weekend. Starting my weekend off with dinner out with the DH and my grandson's baseball game tonight. It's a late game so I prob won't be home til 10:30ish, that's kinda late for us old ppl, it's way past my bedtime, but hoping for some great baseball action to keep things lively.
Tomorrow I will be an official beach bum. Then tomorrow evening it's a free country concert, air show and fireworks show, woo hoo for free- we are triple dating with some friends, it's been a while since DH and I have been out with other couples - will be nice for a change. I have to be vigilant though, lots of junk food vendors there. To quote the great Jedi Knight Obiwan "we must use caution".
Definitely gonna use the old Jedi mind trick to keep me away from a hot dog or a funnel cake. Not too worried though, the force is strong with me. (OK, enough of my corny Jedi stuff)
Saturday is the 5K race and that leaves the rest of Saturday to goof off or paint the kitchen - will probably chose goofing off over painting anyday, lol. Hoping to take the motorcycle out for a spin.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. May the Force be with you.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Our baby kitty finally has a name.... Harley Sunshine
This pic is just too cute for words.
I had hubby take a pic of me in my new summer outfit, this is the first time I've ever worn a white skirt, I was too self conscious to wear one when I was larger, it shows too many of the bumps and giggles. So happy to be wearing age appropriate, flattering clothes. The top came from the jrs. department. I just thought this outfit felt and looked springy. My teenager calls is my "mom outfit" - I don't think it's too momish, do you?
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
No, Nope, No Thanks.
Last night Sis and I went to the school to run our race route that we will be doing this Saturday. It's a 5K and we did this particular race last year, so we are familiar with the route, but we wanted to check our time, etc. When we got there the gate was closed to where we wanted to run. Soooo.....
The track was open, and we only did four laps around (1 mile) and I was "over it" already. We did manage to do some great speed work, but I came to the realization that running on a track is definitely not for me - no, nope, not a chance.
Running track is like a hamster on a wheel, running fast in a circle to get to nowhere. I feel this way about the treadmill too, can't stand it. Running, and running, and running only to be running in circles.
I much prefer the scenic runs through the neighborhoods and we have some nice running trails along the major roads in our area, and we like those. But as for me being a track runner, I'll pass. I certainly have a new appreciation for those that do run track. To each, his own.
The bad part of the night: I think I pulled a muscle in my inner thigh, ouch and of course, it's right before the big race this weekend. Just my luck, perfect timing (HEAVY SARCASM). It's sabotage I tell you. I am going to ice it today and do some stretching. Anyone out there experienced inner thigh pain? Advice please and thanks.
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