Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I am part of the half marathon team on here. I love it! They are really friendly and welcoming to new runners participating in half marathons.
Today on one of the threads, Nancy suggested the book, Runners Anatomy. I checked it out online and seemed like a book I wanted to read. As a poor college student, I got my tush to the public library. Only to find out they didn't have it. I think I am going to order it when I get more money.
Anywho, while I was there I picked up two other running books that should be fast reads along with talking about injuries and nutrition. When I checked out, the nice librarian was like, "So, you are a runner." My response was, "Um, sure, I guess."
Am I a runner? What does it take to be a runner? I run three times a week. Now I am reading running books. And, even, training for a HM. Sure, I am!
As a side update, if I am MIA, I am still here.. just kinda busy. Here's my next few days... and beyond.
Today - Supper with an old friend and work until 10 pm
Tomorrow - Work from 2-10
Friday - Sunday - Babysitting two kids, ages 5 and 7 (I think)
Monday - First day of classes again
Once classes start, I am going to be going full-time, working for Residence Life from 3-7 pm on Mondays, working for the YMCA from 3-10 on Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays, and when I am not doing all that.. I will be studying and exercising my butt off!
No big deal.. I don't need a social life, hehe! Anywho, if it seems I have disappeared, I kind of will be.. but I love you all the same!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Some people restart their spark page. Honestly, I have no idea how they can erase all their work and never see it again.
I love looking at my page. When I am having a bad day, when nothing makes me smile, it does. It is wonderful to see how far I have come. I realize one day I probably won't be on here... so I am making a scrapbook with pictures, race bibs and my blogs. Sometime tangible to hang onto.
Anywho.. tonight I was updating my introduction to my sparkpage. I decided long time ago, I need something new, fresh. In fact, I have been thinking of changing my background photo, too. I had it all written, saved a few times over the course of re-writing it. I looked at it.. and than that is when I realized that my race history is gone from the first 5K I did.
I think I will take a moment to pout.
Than, as I start to try to rewrite it, I realized all my times are gone too. Can I cry now?
I think I will.
So, I guess I could try to remember all my races or consider them history. I do have a few race bibs and photos but not all of them.
Any suggestions? Advice? Condolence?
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the EXACT reason you could write them down on a hard copy of piece of paper.
Whether I try to remember my past races or not, I think it will have to wait until tomorrow. I am too sad to think about it tonight.
EDIT: 01/17/11 @ 10:59
So, I was pretty bummed about the racing dates and times and I was telling my BF. He is just SO sweet. He is really good with computers and is going to college for Network Specialist. So, proud of him! Anywho, he asked if it was on the computer. Basically, he was going to go into the computer and find it for me. How awesome would that had been.. if that was the case.. but it wasn't. I told him how much I really appreciated it. Than, he's like... "*hugs* I'd do d*mn near anything for you." I found this really sweet and just about melted my heart which I HAD to share!
As for the dates/times, they are history but I have my races for 2011 all set up again. Hopefully I don't erase them!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sorry, but I need to vent to someone about this.
In the first few weeks, I noticed.. let's call it "catty". Not sure if that is the right word though. Basically two of the people that have worked there for a while was trying to get one of the guys fired. Okay, fine IF he's not doing the closing tasks. I found out this week that SAME girl asked the guy she was trying to get fired to work for her!!! Pretty low, if you ask me!
Anyhow, after I have gotten everything done at work, I sometimes sit in the office. I have asked for what else I can do. My boss started to give me some projects but I get SO bored so easily. I cannot put things away because we have been busy so people are using the weights and all. *sigh* Anyhow, I feel like these two girls brought it up to her. Mind you, just this past Friday I worked because the guy that works Fridays (and only Fridays!!!) got sick. Keep in mind, I saw him the night before at like 9 pm so I am not sure if I am buying into it but okay, sure, I will help you out... I will work.. on three hours of sleep! That's the problem.. I will bend over backwards for my job and usually I don't get it in return.
Okay.. deep breath.
Today, we got an email saying we shouldn't be in the office for periods of time. Yes, I know we shouldn't. I have everything done. What do they want me to do? Stare at people working out? Sometimes people just do not want to chit chat when they run. They want to be left alone!
I am really wondering if this job is going to help me in the field. I also am concerned about balancing this job with my class load.
Okay, I think I am done. Thanks for listening!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
When I started this journey, I felt fat. Whether if I was or not was not the point. The point is I felt that way and felt unhappy. So, I did something about it.
In the last few weeks, I have felt fat. But, why? I have no idea. If I have no idea, how am I supposed to change it? So, I have been trying to figure it out.
Maybe it's because I am in work out pants, sweats, or wind pats. You see they are part of my work uniform and since I have worked for the last five days, I haven't worn anything else. I had to go grocery shopping today before work and I chose to wear jeans. I haven't put on jeans all day. It was like it was reconfirming that I did lose weight. While grocery shopping, I picked up a new pair of work pants and a workout tank (the kind that sucks right to you).
The pants were size 8-10. Does this mean I can officiallly say I am a 10? I gotta say I feel like I have a flatter tummy, and nice butt in them. At the store, I tried on the tank. It fit but I am still quishy. I guess that is when I had my realization.
I want to my solid muscle.
I want to be a solid muscle runner.
I want to be a slim, solid muscle runner.
I want to be a slim, solid muscle runner with a flat tummy.
I guess I have been thinking alot about reaching the weight 160. In the last few weeks, I believe the question was asked: What does 160 mean to me?
You know what I could not answer that. Now, I kind of can. In my mind, it meant I am solid, slim, and athletic. Even if I get down to 160 I can still be quishy. It is time. Time to take my strength training seriously. Like I did in the beginning of my journey.
Besides that, my BF has been kinda in a roundabout way been asking... when I will be happy? I will be happy when I am not squishy but seriously sculpted and toned!
Here is the plan, basically.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Strength Train (with free weights)
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday - Run
Saturday - Rest
Mind you, it looks like I am not doing much cardio but what's hidden is that I have Step Aerobics MWF and Badminton TH for my semester classes. I will definitely get the cardio in. Not worried about that.
So, I am on a mission... sculpting a stronger, toner body!
Friday, January 14, 2011
I have been working at the YMCA for a little for a month now. Overall, I enjoy it. Except when I am bored out of my mind because a new member didn't show up orientation.
Or like today. When the guy that works ONLY Fridays calls in [which I saw last night so I am not sure if I am buying into he's really sick] and my boss asks me if I can. Well, um... I don't want to work.. but I guess I can. I really need the money.
So much for my day off.
So much for resting.
So much for my first run with the Bridge to 10K.
So much saying good-bye to Nick before he leaves for the weekend.
On a more positive note, I do enjoy working there. I like showing people how to use the machines. It really makes me feel smart and like reconfirms how far I have come. I know, weird, right?!
In the last few years, I have volunteered/worked at a variety of places. I learned real quick that the work environment is important to me. I remember I volunteered at a place with a negative energy. I hated it and dreaded going.
Well, that is definitely not the YMCA. It has such a positive energy. When I am there it actually helps to motivate me. In fact, I see everyone running on treadmills while I am there.. that it energizes me to want to run which is awesome for my Half Marathon training.
One of my members apparently adores me. She told me I was awesome than bragged to my boss that I am awesome! Woot! She was telling me this yesterday and my boss told her that I interview great! Double Woot! I always thought so. I know I just need to get my foot in the door and I usually can get the job... but man, it sure is nice to have that reconfirmed especially when I will be looking for a career in the next year or so!
Anyhow, I think I will be a bit tired after working today so time to change plans. The run is SO on for tomorrow before I work at 1 pm or Sunday at the VERY least!
Have a wonderful Friday!!!
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