Monday, June 01, 2009
Just wanted to :P to the Social Food Situations that come up.
I had one today and I totally caved to it -- I could have not partaken at all, but I did. I AM however, proud of how I partook in it and kept my portion sizes very small and did not overeat. WOOT.
But yeah one of my bosses' last day is tomorrow because he's being deployed AGAIN. (When I first started this job he was away and came back a few months after I started... I've worked here about 3 years.) So we planned a little going away thingie for him -- I volunteered to bring the FRUIT! :) But there was also lasagna, salad, hawaiian sweet rolls (a favorite of mine) and CAKE. But my piece of cake was nice and tiny thanks to the pre-cutting skills of the lady who brought it. YAY. :) I'm totally guessing on the lasagna -- I don't really understand how the tracker had it so I just went with some of both and I'm hoping it's close to accurate.
This morning was -- ROWING ON THE WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(aww there's no rowing emoticon! :( wahwah)
So we got to help put the launch into the water (the boat w/ the motor that the coach sits in), then move our actual boats out and down to the dock -- there is of course, a special way that this is done. Then we looked at the boats again briefly, our coach showed us how to get in. We put our oars in and then GOT IN THE BOATS. WOOOOHOOO!!!!!!
Most of our time spent in the water was kind of drifting, practicing "setting" the boat -- gaining balance in the water by the position of our oars while not rowing. We practiced a BIT of upper body only rowing. So I did actually get to set my oar in the water and push some water! hahaha :D But not very much.
This morning our post meetup email said that she'd be sending out another email soon with adjusted lineups -- I hope this means that some of us newbies were so ROCKIN she wants to put us together in a boat so we can get moving faster. And if that's true I hope I'm one of the rockin ones. HAHAHA.
Well -- I gotta look up some recipes and figure out what delicious meal will work for my remaining ranges tonight, and now here are the promised additional photos from the balloon race. :)
This balloon was the "hare" for the race -- it took off first. :)
The group that hosted this event is a private, not-for-profit organization that's mission statement is "to provide people with developmental disabilities the assistance and support necessary to enable them to live valued lives in the community."
This balloon was cool because of those quilted little poofy ships on the side. :) hehe
There were over 30 balloons participating in the race -- it was REALLY cool... and in the bottom of that last picture you can kinda see the biggest baddest balloon of them all.
So you may have noticed my bunny ears in that other picture -- that's because the ENERGIZER BUNNY balloon was there and their crew were handing out bunny ears, which I had to get of course. ;) hahaha.
(My DH loved taking that picture -- hahahaha)
You can see this was the last balloon to take off and by quite a bit, too. :) haha. But it was cool enough that it didn't matter.
I guess that's it for now. :)
OH!!!!! My brother got his mission call and he's going to the Colorado Denver North mission, which apparently includes part of Wyoming and Nebraska as well. In my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) the young men typically will serve a 2 year mission starting when they are 19. The ladies sometimes serve missions as well, although that is less typical, but if they leave they go when they are 21. WELL!!! My oldest little brother just returned from his mission - the Canada Calgary mission. My sister is currently in the Mongolia Ulaanbaatar mission (JUST sent her a package), and now my brother is going to Colorado. The funny thing is that my brother reports to the Missionary Training Center on 7/29 and my sister is returning on 8/17 -- they will JUST miss each other. aww. :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR MY SISTER TO COME HOME!!!!!
OH! AND THERE'S MORE I forgot to write about -- I did the JM No More Trouble Zones DVD today for the first time in AGES. I realllly need to get back on the ST ball. With the whole rowing thing going on I got thrown off and I didn't do any last week. :P (Except lifting boxes and stuff moving on Saturday.)
Monday - NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES.
Wed - Pilates
Fri - another JM video.
I definitely want to do the NMTZ video once a week at least -- it is a tough push and I think it really covers EVERYTHING. I also want to make sure I don't stop doing pilates, and get another full body workout in once a week.
So full plan after Rowing Camp will look like this:
Tue: Rowing+Tempo run
Wed: Easy Run+Pilates
Thu: Rowing+Speed work
Fri: Other JM Video
Sat: Easy Run
Sun: Long Run