Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Quickly, I thought I'd hit the highlights of my weekend...
Saturday, after work, I headed home for the next couple days. It was good to see everyone.
Sunday, we chilled which meant I was seriously bored. I am used to always needing to do something so it was odd to be sitting and chatting. My sisters and I went for a walk/run. That was interesting. My sister is being to run but her knees are hurting her days after she runs. Any advice I could pass onto her on how to fix it?
That night we went to fireworks! It was rather fun!
Monday, Nicole, Eddie, Trevor, and I left at 6:15 am for the 5K!
Here we are waiting pre-race!
Later on, we met up with Heidi. They walked it while I ran it.
I was aiming for under 30 minutes but got 33:45. It was not bad considering the hill at the end. I was bumming at it than I looked at my race goals. One of them is to beat last year's 5K time of 38:00. That race 5K is in a month - I think I got it!
We than had amazing blueberry pancakes with strawberry and cool whipped topping! After that we headed to a nearby town for the fun parade! That was fun!
Than, we headed back to my parents...
By this time, I was pooped! I was tired from the running, the driving, my sunburn. My sister wanted to go to fireworks but all I wanted to do was so we just chilled in the lake.
Today, I drove back, did laundry, and went to work. At work, a guy asked me to supper. Honestly, that was really nice. I am 25 and I figure he was 35. I know, I know. Age is just a number but we are in different places in our lives, I feel. Anyhow, it was really nice. And, people wonder why I love my job! Ha!
I think that about sums everything up... time for me to get to bed. I got class tomorrow. It is the last week of class for two of my summer classes! Than, I can focus on the online class until the end of July. Where is August? I can't wait when all I gotta think about is work and reading on the beach, tehehe!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Confession! I think I may be addicted to sugar! I just want more and more and more! Today, I demolished a bag of these.
I think the problem might be my running. Let me explain. Your body's main fuel is carbohydrates. Carbohydrates is broken down into glucose and is stored in our muscles as glycogen. The amount we need is arguable. But, the fact is, we do need it. I think I may have not been fueling my body as I should have and now it is craving sugar than it is going out of style.
Besides my new found sugar addiction, I have been thinking of taking July as the month to focus on my running. That's the ONLY goal I have in July. The goal can be broken down into two parts... strength training and perfecting my shorter distance.
Moving on from that, I am doing a race with my sister on the 4th! She is walking the 5K while I am running the 10K! I am so darn proud of her! It is her first race!!!
It is a small local race and I am super afraid I am gonna be last. Last year the last person was 1:05. I run longer distances between 12:00 and 14:00 pace. So, if I run this race at a 13:00 pace, I will finish in 1:12. What if they forget I am out there?! And, that has happened to me! Everyone went in for awards and I was still running/walking the 5K. It was humiliating. Anyhow, I was thinking about switching but kinda on the fence about it.
If I did the 5K, I could see what my 5K time is at officially. There are two upcoming races that I want to be under 30:00. Also, I could take photos of her and root her on at the finish line! On the other hand, if I did the 10K, I could show my sister it isn't about placing, but rather just completing it.
Well, I better go get some homework done for Exercise Physiology before the sugar has me bouncing off the walls!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
I figured it has been a while since I blogged... I haven't dropped off the end of the earth - just busy. Taking three summer classes and working part time will do that to ya.
So, here's a bit update with what's going with me.
Yesterday, I decided to go for a 7 mile run. I think it wiped me out. I am so tired. And, I didn't even run the full 7 miles. I ran the first 3 miles and walked the rest. Than, I went shopping. I was tuckered out by 10 pm!
The shopping was nice. It was really nice to have some girl time. At one of the stores, I was looking for some capris. I love Hydraulic jeans and they only had 7/8 size pants. The sales clerk looked me up and down.. and thought I could fit. How nice. I tried them on and I actually could button them. I had a muffin top issue so I didn't get them. But, still. It was nice to be considered "small".
Anyhow, I woke up today with a headache pounding on one side - not my ideal way of waking up. I went to the Y and worked out. Lately, I have been starting my workouts with a 5-10 minutes of rowing. I like it! Today, after rowing, I did 40 minutes on the arc trainer and 15 minutes on the wave machine which does the motion of inline skating.
I was going to do homework but I am just so tired.. I already took a nap and am on my second movie. Motivation is not on the forefront today! I do wonder if the cravings of sugar are related to my 7 mile run. Oh, wait. I am sure they are. In the last couple days, I haven't been eating as many carbs as I should be. If there is anything I learned from Exercise Physiology is my body needs carbs for exercise. When it doesn't get them, I crave sugar! I really need to have a balanced diet.
Hope all is well for everyone in Sparkland!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Okay, I have a bit of a problem.
I am unfocused on homework, lonely and sad.
Fine this happens to everyone.
Oh, I am sure.. but in the last week, I have been eating crap food like crazy. I couldn't figure out why.
Was I stressed? Maybe.
Maybe I was picking up on my friend's stress? Maybe.
Today it clicked when I was on my NINTH oreo cookie for the day. I am lonely for sincere, female company. It is great that I have all of you. And, it's great that I have close guy friends.
But, it's not the same.
I don't know why but I simply cannot be friends with girls. Well, I can but the friendships leave me unsatisfied. Honestly.
I used to be real close to my sisters and that was great.. but not really anymore. The one I was closest to got married and it hasn't been the same. Besides now I live three hours away and she has two children. Not the same.
Anyhow, I just needed to tell someone.
In happier news, my sister did Week 1 of the Couch to 5K! So proud of her! I guess she officially brought a stopwatch! During the 4th, I am giving her my old Ipod cuz she doesn't have one so she can use the program where it tells you to walk/run.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I have been on Sparkpeople for three years. In that time, I have told my family about the site but could tell they weren't ready for it. I didn't want to push. It was simple. They weren't ready for a lifestyle. I respected that. One thing I do know is you gotta be ready to put the work in it. I just did my thang.
Than, I lost a big chunk of weight. Does 95# sound familiar?
My one sister asked me to send her the link. I did, but she wasn't sure if she wanted all the emails. Okay, that is understandable. I am not even sure if I want the emails, lol.
Than, I ran my half marathon. I invited my family and made it known that it would mean alot to me if they were there. I told them a couple months before the day. It was a big deal to me.. it was my first half marathon. That doesn't exactly happen everyday. Anyhow, my sisters and their families were there. In fact, that was my favorite memory of that day. Seeing them cheer me on. It was awesome.
At the moment, I didn't know I was sparking my sisters. Now I do.
I invited them to do the 5K on the 4th of July. This is when I learned that they wanted to wait until they can run a 5K! My one sister is going to start moving and walk the 5K. Than, later on, she is going to run a 5K in September. How cool is that?!
It is great to know I inspire you all... really it is... I never thought I'd inspire anyone. At the beginning of my journey, I was on an ugly path, which I didn't even know. Now, I just do my thang. And, by doing so, I inspired my sisters to lead a healthy lifestyle, which I know they can do.
So.. if your family is slow to join you on your journey, give them time and be a great example that living a healthy lifestyle can be done. One day they may surprise you and follow your footsteps!
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