Friday, July 29, 2011
It's been some interesting days.
Yesterday after I got home from work, a supervisor calls and tells me that Trace Adkins might stop in and work out. This was oh-so-exciting. Than, my co-worker decided he would work for me. I asked him before Trace Adkins was stopping by. I than decided I'd go to the concert. Than, this morning I saw I couldn't afford to. I was pretty bummed about it.
Than, I checked Facebook. Note to self. Do not go on Facebook in a bumming mood. I than saw my High School crush/best friend was engaged. I am over him. I realized long time ago it was a good thing we didn't have a relationship - we had different paths. It hurt to see he was engaged when I was single as ever. *sigh* I struggle with being single when I see everyone else getting engaged, having new careers, and starting families.
I tried to ignore it and which turned into a . I was being crabby about that, too. I talked to a friend about it and she was ever so kind to listen to me. So, I am okay now.
On the up side, I think I might be meeting ABSOLUTZER0 and LISAINMS in January. They are doing a half marathon in Jackson, MS and I am strongly thinking of joining them! It should be fine as long as I can manage to get the funds, which I really think I should be able to! I was researching the city and it is definitely not my cup of tea... but it will be fun to meet two amazing and even try some southern food!
In other news, I have officially lost 100#! I have try to think of somewhere to reward myself. I don't want to go out to eat, drink or buy new clothes. Why? Because I already have been doing that. I want to do something "special". More and more, I think I am going to get a tattoo so I can be reminded every single day how hard I have worked. Now, I just gotta have the money! Also, at the end of August, I am seeing Reba with my sister, Nicole, and going to the Renaissance Festival with my other sister, Jessica. That is kinda my mini-vacation before classes start again!
Oh! I almost forgot! I am most likely ending my counseling. I have ended it twice before but this time, I think is the final time. There is like nothing else to work on. Besides, it is time to learn how to manage without counseling. Once I graduate in a year, I need to be able to manage it on my own.
So, that is what is up with me for the last few days!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Okay, lately, I have gone blog crazy. Posting, posting, posting. And, than there was a vlog.
But, I am pretty excited so I gotta tell you...
I ran 6.81 miles. For some, this might not be a big deal considering I ran 13.1 miles in the beginning of June. But, since that half marathon I haven't real felt like running. In fact, I haven't been running over 3 or 4 miles. This week, before today, my longest run was 4.35 miles.
Today, I decided to skip church, and sleep in. After I got up, I wasn't "feeling" like running but did it anyhow. As long as I started, I knew it was going to be a good run. I told myself it was okay to go slow. So, I did. I usually take walking breaks but I think I took like two which was abnormal. I usually take like one for every ten minutes but no today.
I planned on giving Gu another chance... to see if it truly works for me. I think I did. I noticed it took 15 minutes before it "kicks" in... just a small note to myself. So, even if I feel great, I need to take it at 45 minutes instead of over 60 minutes like I did today.
Anyhow, today's run just reaffirmed. I am ready. I am ready to train for the Whistlestop Half Marathon that happens in mid-October. After my half marathon in June, I discovered it was the training that was the hardest part... to keep the commitment. It probably helps to know that a few of my friends from college are running. Than, recently, I found Robert, ON2VICTORY, is running it! That did it! I just had to run it! So, in the next month, I hope to sign up and maybe even find some money to stay a hotel there. I wouldn't necessary have to but it would make life easier.
So, it's official. I am back in training!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Here is a fun video of my progress. I will probably do another, a better one, in the next few days.
It seems to be taking forever... I might not be sharing afterall!
Or better yet... just go to YouTube...
First time I posted a vlog and first time I posted on YouTube! WooHoo!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Today I went for a random run...
I think it went rather well consider it is 79` out and during the majority of the run I was looking for shade! I did 4.35 in a hour which considering the conditions, how much I walked, and strength trained my legs yesterday, I am okay with that. The pace ended up being a little under 14. Not terrible, but not great. But, again look at the conditions.
Towards the end of the run, I decided to try out this Gu stuff. I had chocolate. My professor had said the chocolate flavor tastes like chocolate frosting. Sign me up! I kept putting it off for trying the Gu because everyone are saying the texture was nasty. For me, it wasn't that bad. I should have done it earlier, not 5-10 minutes before the end of my run. Maybe next time!
Now, off to eat breakfast and get cracking on my homework!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today, I got to be the boss.
My boss is on vacation so I was scheduled to work from 7 am - 3 pm. I planned ahead and packed some work out clothes.
I cannot lie. I typically have fun at work but today was especially fun.
I interviewed the CEO for the local YMCA I currently work at for class. That was a rush. I learned that he wants to open another local full service YMCA in the next 5 years. We also talked about where I want to go in the future and I really sold myself. I explained among other things that I want to stay at the Y. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Than, as soon as I got done, I punched out, and jumped on the arc trainer for 45 minutes. I chit chatted with a member/friend who went wedding dress shopping recently. As I was on the arc trainer, I made a decision.
To try out a group exercise class called hard core.
I am not very good at doing things for the first time alone but I figured it should be good for strength training. I went. It was fun.
Wait, did I just say FUN?!
Yes, I did.
I felt totally comfortable. In the past, I haven't tried them at work because when I went to ones on campus, I felt I needed to be in sync with the instructor. I totally wasn't today but it wasn't a big deal because like five others were not either. Also, I felt like it was gonna be hard core, totally intense, but it wasn't bad at all!
Ironically, a member and co-worker kept seeing how I was doing. The member would see I would take a small break so he would too. It was like I was being a leader just because I worked at the Y and I was in the group exercise class. It was kinda fun. In addition to that, my co-worker was so excited to see me. That was fun too! The member and I made small chit chat afterwards and he even helped me put away my props.
At this rate, I might have to become a Y junkie! Now if I only didn't live 20 minutes away so it would be a bit more convenient when school is in session.
To answer my Sparkfriends, BAILEYS7OF9 & 1CRAZYDOG, question... the weather is alright. It poured here and now the humidity has been lifted! The lake effects probably helped a bit! It started raining during work. I was super concerned about my new mac laptop as it was sitting next to the open window in my room... and I couldn't do a single thing about it! It was perfectly okay... not even a drop. I felt so lucky!
Oh, my day wasn't that lucky. I checked my bank account and well, I am REALLY poor but really that is not a huge surprise so I am taking it in stride.
Time to go write up the interview summaries for class!
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