Monday, June 22, 2009
UGh, I just feel so DRAINED today already -- and I haven't even been at work for ONE HOUR of my shift yet. :P
This weekend was good -- not so good on the eating again, but yesterday was not too bad... just one more serving of "Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti Granola" than I should have had... which is actually a calorie difference of about 300cal... :P But otherwise a decent day.
I made a new recipe that I get to enjoy leftovers of for lunch today so that's fun.
Saturday was realllly nice to be with my family. We ate at Boston Market which does have some nutrition information available so I did pretty well there -- ate SOME of the skin of my chicken but left most of it alone. :)
Had no time to run when I came back before it got dark and I missed my hubby so I decided to go without.
But I DID get in a 5.25 mile run on Sunday and kept the pace RIGHT where I wanted it to end up average -- just under 13min miles. I was trying hard to remember to take it fairly easy since I did not have my HRM to remind me with numbers.
Gotta call Polar today actually because I received a baffling email regarding my service, charging me for a battery replacement and shipping and not even MENTIONING replacing any buttons so...?!?
Today was the first day of that Walking Study. The probe was ok, the walking was good... the beverage I was drinking was... awful. Super bitter and sour. At first I was like whatever... and while I was walking I was thirsty and drinking it but as I went along it just ... ugh. My throat was kinda burning actually. I hope I get a bettertasting one tomorrow. :P
Also we used the hydration belts that have a big bottle in the back and I ... did not really like it that much. It was functional and I liked the bottle itself, but I don't think I'll be going for that style when I finally get my own. :)
Um.... not much else to say really. I'm just ready to get this week over with. Once the study is done, that'll help me get more sleep and do my other workouts better. I'm gonna have to cut WAY down on the running this week. Not sure yet exactly what that will equate to, but I still want to get in a long run this weekend. No distance expectations for the rest of the week, or number of workouts really -- it's gonna be tough because I'm doing the walking study every morning from 7-10AM roughly, tomorrow morning I'll be rowing BEFORE the walking study... and Saturday I work and then have the SparkRally. This week is sooooo packed. BUT! DEFINITELY STRENGTH TRAINING!!! Tomorrow upper and lower, Wednesday PILATES - I haven't done this in a while and I miss it! Saturday full body ST??? Yeah. Cause I have to be at work on Friday at 11AM and I'll be walking till 10 -- head to AqC to use their shower and then into work...
Maybe I can do some body weight exercises with Sparkers at the Rally?
Yeah I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed. I know I can handle all of this, it's just gonna be a rough week and I'm not super looking forward to it as a whole. There will be some fun things: a concert Friday night, SparkRally and Dinner at a friend's Saturday night... but yeah.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Got up not super early (although my alarm went off at 5AM! UGH, forgot to change it last night), and went to the AgC to meet SARAHISKIDA to do an erging session. WOOT. Then I did upper body only ST. My lower body muscles were like - PLEASE NO MORE, and my core was feeling similarly -- plus I was short on time, so I just hit the muscles that were least hit by rowing -- CHEST, shoulders, biceps... and skedaddled.
I got to make use of the AqC locker room for the first time -- with my own little combination lock! :D It's so cute - it's red. hahaa. Anyway. I didn't bring my robe!!!!! I always have a robe. So I wrapped myself in my towel. Why have I not been doing this for ages??? I guess I had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that I fit in my towels now. Anyway -- I was all worried for like 2 seconds until I got the towel on and I was like - OH. (I'm definitely not a walk around the lockerroom naked type of person -- sorry to the nudie lovers out there, I don't like to see everyone's bits and pieces, nor do I want them to see mine.) hahahaha.
I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening at home. I've planned to make pasta w/ meat sauce and asparagus and then it's to bed semi-early so I can get up at 5AM again and go see my family! :D YAY! Tonight I will pack some almonds+dried cherries little containers and rinse an apple or two, make sure my water is ready as well. WOOT.
Then Sunday is church and later that evening I'll be cooking for Healthy Meal Night and we're gonna watch Sweeney Todd on bluray. I'm sooooooo excited. :D I LOVED it in theaters. :D
Fun note about today -- aside from the towel incident, I have another reason to be appreciating my NOW slim figure as opposed to my BEFORE -- I have a Ouchless Hair band (the thick kind) around my wrist and it actually fits loosely (without squeezing my arm) for a couple of inches down my arm as well!!!! I remember I could not put one around my wrist without it leaving an impression before -- I always thought girls that could do this were definite skinnie minnies. :) hehe.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
So... my hubby just called and asked me how serious I was about doing the Memphis Marathon and I was like, WAY WAY WAY serious. :)
He's making our hotel reservations and everything!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
I'm so happy now.
The pressure is on (in a good way) AND now I have a specific goal and dream to look forward to. :) I can think about Elvis Impersonators while doing my long runs. ;)
I AM NOW REGISTERED: St. Jude Memphis Marathon 12/5/2009 HERE I COME!!! :D
P.S. -- I found out we're staying within a mile of the start and finish area!!! :D AND for Friday AND Saturday nights. :) He is the sweetiest!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
OH MY GOSH.
That area of my gum was still feeling really really tender and honestly, kinda hard, but when I tried to get at it earlier I couldn't feel anything except PAIN, so I figured it was just cut up from earlier but...
I JUST GOT ANOTHER PIECE OUT. Since this MORNING. OWIE.
The good thing is it feels like almost normal now so I am confident there is no more. :P ugh that is SO GROSS.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
So.... I think I'm probably exceeding my calorie burn for the week... I'm underestimating my rowing in the tracker I think, and I'm pretty sure mapmyrun underestimates compared to what my HRM says... and I'm already within 1000 calories of my goal with tomorrow erging and ST, and two runs planned for the weekend...
I bet this is why I've been hungry -- I'm still trying to stay within range, but I'm feeling less weird about being at the top of it almost every single day. (Some dinner stuff not tracked in tracker FYI.)
I got in a 3.23 mile run today, and my average pace was pretty good considering the heat, the massive hill, and that I was trying to take it pretty easy - JUST over 12min miles. It felt tough to relax in the heat, and just keep going, but I'm pleased with the result.
Rowing was pretty good today, too.
Tomorrow morning I'm meeting SARAHISKIDA to erg and then I'll do some full body ST on my own. Then Saturday it's DRIVE TO ATLANTA!!! :D YAY for family time! I keep forgetting that's only the day after tomorrow.
I'm gonna really be looking forward to 4th of July weekend. We don't have anything planned, but I do know I'll be off Fri-Sun and I will not feel bad at all if we do NOTHING. This weekend and next weekend are so packed I'll be looking forward to the down time.
Next weekend is SHOW YOUR SPARK weekend and I'm hosting an Alabama Spark Meetup in Birmingham -- after I WORK that morning. :P *phwew*
Also this morning I hard boiled some eggs. One exploded so I tried to eat it... but it was kind of a disaster. I think I got about half of the white. HAHAHA. I bit into it and a piece of the shell was in/on it and it went into my gum between me two front teeth. UGGGGGHHHH it hurt so bad.
Also I banged my knee on our desk this morning.
And someone from the skulling camp ran their rigger into my back when they walked by.
Ow ow ow I'm so banged up!!! This is in addition to blisters on my rear (that are finally healing THANK HEAVENS) from rowing, a scrape/bruise on my forearm from one of the boats also...
One fun thing -- all my freckles are totally ROCKING in full force!!!! I should try to take a picture of them because I love them. :) The back of my neck is going NUTSO. I have a tan line on my legs from my running capri thingies :P I've never seen any part of my legs get darker EVER BEFORE IN LIFE. So that's kinda fun.
I put a big in DH's ear regarding Memphis and we're considering it.
OH. And DH had to go into a pet store today for his co-worker to post a flyer for a dog she found and is trying to rehome annnnd -- he fell in love with a puppy. I came to see him and he is SOOOOOOO adorable. They are saying he's a shepherd, weimeraner, and... I can't remember... mix. He is mostly light brown with darker brown on part of his tail and ears and light brown eyes and a light brown nose -- such cute coloring. His ears kinda stick up, and his paws are still SO HUGE for his body -- he's kinda tiny. DH was holding him like a baby. He was a total cuddlebug. Just cuddles and licks. Apparently he was only born in like... February... so he's like... 4 months?
We will have to think about it hard because he is super puppy and that was the problem with the other dog we got after Roscoe.... ?? But we'll see.
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