Saturday, June 16, 2012
Grandma's Marathon was today.
[Not sure why it won't sure upright as it is before I upload it.]
Months ago, I registered for the full marathon and after a couple months I started to experiencing signs from my body to rethink it. It wasn't until a month ago that I decided it was best to not run the marathon. After making that decision, I planned on volunteering. This week, I decided against that. In the end, I went to the the expo with my friend, Stephanie (who recently joined Sparkpeople). Here is her page: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=R
I still want to do Grandma's Marathon but thinking I should work my way up to it. Next year, the half marathon (as long as I get into the lottery) will be in my future. The following year, if I feel better about training and have more time, maybe I will give it another whirl.
I know people are wondering how I participated with Grandma's Marathon this year so there you go. Tonight I am not feeling so happy due to some guy relationship stuff. So, I am going to leave it to be a short and sweet blog. But, i f you are wondering what is next for me. I am starting to look at the Ragnar Relay races. Anyone else?
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
My scale confuses me. Somedays I don't know if I can even trust it. Like today.
When I weigh in, I have to have certain specifics for it to be considered a "weigh in".
- Sufficient water and sleep
- Bowel movement (I know, too much information, sorry!)*
- Taken my shower*
- Dried my hair
Without these "requirements", it is a rough estimate of what I weigh. In the last week, I have been roughing it. All week I have been around 159/160. I just am so relieved I am back under 160 that I wasn't really trying to lose weight. Well, today I met most of these requirements, especially the mandatory ones (the ones that are starred) so I thought I would weigh in. I was nervous. I ate half a pizza and Cold Stone Ice Cream yesterday.
Today, I weighed 155.
I want to trust it but really am not sure. In the past, I know after having a strict diet and exercise routine, than eating something fatty, like pizza, I tend to drop weight like a drop of a hat, like this.
For now, I am going to take it.
Moving onto other updates....
Today my new boss/Run For Life supervisor called me and told me that the CEO of the Y I work at has requested to speak with both of us for about 5 minutes next time I am in! She just got my boss's position so I know her's is open and our Marketing Director has recently left quickly. I really hope this is a good thing... *crossed fingers*
Friday, June 08, 2012
Thank you everyone for your kind and thoughtful words to my last blog. It really helped. He was trying to be helpful but still, it was unwanted advice. In the future, I will be trying to avoid that member at the Y.
I have been trying to carve some time out to respond to everyone's comment but in the mean time, I have had some fun updates. Let's dive right in!
It has been a couple weeks since my phone interview with the internship in SC. With that said, I was assuming I did not get it and was waiting to get the official rejection. This week, the day I stepped on a bee, I got the email. It's actually a relief to have an official answer. While waiting, I have applied to the Mayo Clinic, Apple Wellness and North Dakota State University.
In addition to that, I have been offered the internship at the Y. I really want to take it for many reasons. It could give me experience in grant writing, recruiting and supervising staff. I cannot see this opportunity provided to many interns.
Also, I have found since working a the Y, I have become part of the town's community. I love going somewhere and running into people I know. And, these are people that know ME, not my parents or grandparents.
There is another reason I want to stay. A boy. Hee, hee! I recently contacted a boy that I thought was interested in me that used to live just down the hall from me. And, now we have been texting ever since. I really like him!
Another update is that I am officially done with one of my summer classes. I was taking lifeguarding for the last two weeks from 8:30-12:00 everyday. It really sucked the time out of my day! Now I can focus on my other classes!
Now for my last update is that I have decided to volunteer at Grandma's Marathon even through I am not running it! I am actually super excited to give back some support and encouragement while seeing the other side of the race! My friend and I are actually going to go to the expo on Thursday after supper. So, I will get to learn the ropes somewhat before I run the race which I hope to run next year... just the half marathon though.
I think that is all I have for now. Time to jump in the shower and get to step aerobics I am teaching, one of like four group exercise classes I am teaching!
Have a great weekend!
Saturday, June 02, 2012
Sometimes us girls need to wear something underneathe to make US feel good about US. Some of my undergarments, especially the ones I wear during the TOM, make me feel not good about my appearance. So, today I went to mall as I had to do a few other things today. I stopped at Aerie. That may be my new favorite store. The staff were very nice, made me feel comfortable and not silly that I might not know my size. I have gotten looks before when I need help with sizing. Yes, I have lost alot of weight and yes, I do not know what I should be wearing and yes, that was why I was hoping you could help me. Anyways, besides the amazing staff (did you know they even have certain areas of the store that they cannot be?), all the garments I found were cotton. What's the big deal? Well, it means if I move suddenly, my undies will NOT be rolling underneath my roll. Now, if you ever have had a roll, now or before, you know exactly what I am talking about! So, now I am sitting in my new garments feeling sexy with no one to impress but ME.
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