Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sometimes when I run, I am in my endurance mode. This means I can run slowly for hours and well, I do.
And, in other times, I am in my sprinter mode. This means my legs want to go FAST. It reminds me of a horse itching to sprint. Today I did that. I let my body go. For two laps, it felt great! Than, I found myself wheezing and a burning lungs. Okay, Savannah, you might have gone TOO fast. I continued to sprint/walk while wheezing. When I was younger I had bronchitis. Again, the wheezing will go away eventually!
I am now done running for at least 10 minutes and still wheezing. I do know that this may potentially be an exercise induced asthma attack but it will go away soon enough. Also, I did do errands for 20 minutes before hand. That means the lungs were in cold Wisconsin air and I wasn't even inside a building for 5 minutes before I started sprinting, haha.
But, I don't regret doing fartleks (sprint/walk) because I think I needed to feel FREE! The slow running was driving me NUTS and I was bored! I had fun today!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Before this weekend, I was considering in giving yoga a chance. I am not a huge fan. Than, this weekend and today happened. I found myself at the gym.. with no requirement than to move the body. I did a bit of this and that with a busy gym. 5:30 was approaching and decided to get rid of the stressfulness and go to yoga.
It was wonderful! It really did help me re-center myself, letting go of any stress I was holding onto. A hour later I am still relaxed. I wish they did yoga on other nights besides Mondays. It makes it hard to get there on time when class ends at 5 pm twenty minutes away.
It's ironic because I never liked yoga. I needed calorie burn. But now.. I exercise for my mental state than anything else. Perks of the maintenance stage? I think so! Now I don't have to have a HARD work out every time.
For those that left a comment on my last blog, THANK YOU! It is nice knowing you guys still listen to me even when I have a bad day!
Monday, November 21, 2011
I try to keep my blogs positive and upbeat but I am human. I have rough spots, too.
Okay... I was going to tell all about my weekend.. how I broke up with my friends with benefits, how I am having doubt about that, how this other guy who called me baby girl (I am NO one's baby girl!) cannot leave me alone, how one of my guy friends is treating me like crap, and I am not sure how I can consider him a friend anymore.
But, I just don't have the energy. Why do you ask?
Today, I checked my bank account to see if one of my debts took out their money yet. Oh yeah they did! TWICE! This made my account overdraft. PERFECT! Trying to be calm, I called the company. Of course, they put you on hold. When I do finally talk to them, they told me how they knew and they hope to get it back into a few days!
So, right now, my account in over drafted, I cannot go home because I only have a 1/4 tank of gas. And, this company doesn't seem to be too much in a hurry. Like, no big deal! No, it IS a big deal!
I called my parents and they weren't home. They are probably in town grocery shopping for Thanksgiving. So, once they get home, they will call me. I will have to ask them for money to cover my account. IF they borrow me the money, they will have to drive 20 minutes back into town. Hopefully, they can borrow me the money. Even so, hopefully, it can be applied to my account by Wednesday.
So, this was the cherry on top of this terrible weekend. I am skipping class to work on homework and just to reset myself. The bank did say they could adavit the company to basically give me MY money back to me. It would be a few days but it's comforting to know companies cannot just take my money.
Hope everyone's week started out better than mine!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Yesterday, I blogged about an exciting internship opportunity with the Y, I am employed with. Everyone was excited.. my boss, another supervisor, Tara, me... until I talked to my advisor about it. Apparently, I have to have all my coursework done, no ifs, ands, buts. No way around it.. I cannot swap the two semesters.
Mind you, this is the same advisor that doesn't think I should apply to Cooper Institute in Texas. Cooper is one of the founding fathers of Exercise Science but he doesn't think I should apply. Um, why not?! Shoot for the stars, land on the moon?
Man, I feel so disappointed..
On the positive side, Tara, the supervisor, said I could probably do it anyhow. Meaning, I will be a paid running coach so that's exciting. It also sounds like I can do the same type of internship in the Fall 2012 if the program works out.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
WOW! What a day!
Yesterday, I started looking for an internship and announced it to the world on Facebook. A supervisor from work is on my supervisor and she replied with "I know of a place and a staff that would love to have you. No pressure ;)"
Today before I even got to punch in, she suggested we talk private. We talked about an internship with the Y that I have working at for the last year.
Basically, I would help plan, and implement a running program for people wanting to running a 5K, half marathon or full marathon. I would be working with two personal trainers who are experienced runners which could be a great learning experience. In addition to that, I would help with Y events such as the Couch Potato Triathlon (April) and 5K Run/Walk (June) which is put on by the Y!
The drawback is that I am supposed to do my internship in Fall 2012 but tomorrow I am going to see if I can speak with my advisor about switching it to Spring 2012 than finishing my classes the following semester. I really want to do this.. even if my advisor doesn't let me, I am thinking the Y might pay me. Apparently, they have had me in mind from the get go!
This is a great opportunity which align with my personal and professional goals.
Besides being tackled with this at work, a co-worker brought me a mocha cappuccino and later on gave me new jeans!
Oh! Also, I am going to the movies with a friend and he is paying for ME!
And.. a different guy asked me for my number.
My head is still spinning with all this goodness..
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