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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
been thinking more about which Marathon I want to run.
I'd been dead set on Atlanta being my top choice but I finally found some more detailed information about the race and found out the course shuts down in 5 hours.
I am NOT confident that I will be able to finish the course in under 5 hours -- in order to do so I'd need to maintain less than a 11.5min mile average pace... for my 8K I was at 11min miles, but could I really maintain a pace like that for 26.2??!?!? And I dunno if I could bear the thought of the course being shut down on me for my first ever Marathon...
So... yeah. In order to get the cheapest registration fee I'd need to register by 8/31 to pay $60.00 to race. So I have a little time to figure this out, but I'm thinking maybe not...
PLUS there's the headphones consideration. NOT ALLOWED.
Then we have the two others that I was considering -- Memphis and Hunstville.
Seriously, Memphis wins - HANDS DOWN - all things considered.
Both Memphis and Huntsville have a 6hrish time limit -- although technically the Memphis finish line doesn't close down until 7.5hrs after the start, the course support does. (Which BTW, has aid stations at EVERY MILE w/ portolets, water, poweraide and clocks...)
But Memphis allows headphones, Hunstville does not... plus Memphis just looks more fun and cooler.
I think I'm gonna start talking to the hubby about doing the Memphis Marathon.
ALSO -- a rower is possibly doing that one, too! He was wearing a NYC Marathon shirt so I asked him and he said he ran it like... 4-5 years ago, and has been meaning to do another marathon but keeps not doing it but was looking at doing Memphis this year. WORD. Which is what got me thinking about looking at it again.
Memphis is also at a better time I think .. 12/5 - which is NOT Thanksgiving (in case family wants to spend time NOT watching me run a marathon on the holiday) and not 12/10 or whenever Hunstville is, which is closer to some crunch time for DH at the end of his semester...
It is only $70 for the earliest registration price (so not THAT much more than the $50 for Hunstville or $60 for Atlanta)... it just is in a town where I know NO ONE so I have no options for free room and board. :) HAHAHAHAHA. So it will definitely cost more, period. Plus it's the farthest drive so more gas $$$ as well.
It also does offer a half (which Atlanta does, Hunstville doesn't) if I needed to change goals...
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