Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So my stomach appears to be back with me now instead of in misery. :) hahahaha!
This morning's row was... soooo dull. It was all beginning basic drills, not much actual rowing, stationary drills.. .yeah. I burned the lowest amount of calories EVERRRRRRR. We had a couple of rowers subbing that are less experienced and it was a bummer because I think that's the reason our session was so *BORING*. I'm eager to see if I will get to row competitively and maybe get assigned in a boat with dedicated people who rock. :) That would be EXCELLENT.
Anyway... I burned more calories carrying the boat around and oars up and down the hill thank goodness, and it also meant I was not wiped out for my run -- which was AMAZING.
The humidity has been SO LOW recently it's been stellar! And the weather was a bit cooler and the sky was gorgeous! :) I hope it stays like this for a while because it was truly perfect weather. It really affected my Heart Rate as well -- at one point I was running and had a HR of 135!!!!!!!!!!! Granted, it was a slight downslope, but good grief usually I'll be at LEAST in the 140s if not the 150s even down hill. On the way back I started feeling really kicking for some reason and ran harder, but it was a good run overall. Light and easy on the way out -- super relaxed and awesome -- and pumped and rockin on the way back. 4.14 miles, including my 5 min walking warmup I averaged a little over 12 min miles I think?
So apparently Tuesday is my GET STUFF DONE day. I again went grocery shopping, came home, hard boiled some eggs, cooked some chicken breasts, prepped them in single serving size bags... all that good stuff. I'm feeling really happy having the place stocked again. :)
We're having a bit of a dilemma again at the moment regarding doggie situation -- that dog that I mentioned before a WHILE ago -- my hubby's friend was going to school and he came over and we met him and he seemed perfect for us yaddayadda, but we decided not to ... a couple reasons, one being that our apt complex bans against ONE of the breeds he is MIXED with (which is ludicrous). ANYWAY.
We are so dissatisfied w/ our complex -- yesterday my hubby filled a garbage bag with trash from within a 100yd radius of our apartment... it had been sitting there from the weekend allll day on Monday... I can understand them not picking up on the weekend, but come on -- when you know there's that big of an issue in the complex with things getting trashed on the weekend, you can at least be out there first thing on Monday making it nice. As my DH put it -- he felt ashamed to be living there with it looking like a dump. He's kinda OCD when it comes to germs and whatnot so you KNOW it's bad if he actually picked it up himself.
Anyway -- knowing that they really don't care about the appearance of the place, that they don't enforce their breed restrictions to other tenants (based on our own observations and a comment made by one of the maintenance workers) I seriously do not really care. AND another apartment in a complex near ours was broken into for the SECOND TIME. BLAHBLAHBLAH - AKA = we hate it and can't wait to leave but until then... maybe we might get this dog?
We're still thinking it over...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Went rowing. It was ok -- had to row in a different spot in the boat today and while that was OKAY, I honestly wasn't a huge fan of my rowing partner's stroke style so it made it difficult to follow. We did pressure pieces which was kinda fun. It was ok. :) Good workout, good to be on the water, but not my favorite rowing session ever.
Umm... now to shower and hang out with the sweetface hubby!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
First of all -- sad sad, the doggy was dead from Parvo. :( DH was thinking they put him down, but the lady was like, "yeah it was today. or I guess last night cause we found it this morning..." *ugh* DH was soooo bummed. I never met the doggy so I'm less affected but it's still kind of sad.
I neglected to include my calorie deficit stuff so!
Previously this week: 467
Last night: (1767+308) - 1835 = 240
So far this week: 707
Today I've got a burn total (RMR+cals burned) of 2331, so even if I eat up to my max (2010) I'll have a deficit of 321. Gonna just aim to stay below my max today -- should be easy because I'm actually going to end up lower after Breakfast+Lunch+Snacks than usual, will just make dinner planning easier.
ALSO -- apparently I got featured somewhere today??? Not sure where or how cause I didn't see it myself but I got some nice comments. :) Thanks!
ETA: According to DOGSNRODENTS I was showing up as the featured article on the Healthy Lifestyle Home -- I went 3 times before it showed me, so I guess I'm in rotation with an article about shin splints and some other thing, but it's still cool! :D
ETA: Total deficit for 7/16 = 368 (2331 - 1963), So far this week = 1075
Thursday, July 16, 2009
SO.... hereby confirming it is very difficult to take a video of yourself while running... but I still thought they were kinda neat so here ya go! :)
I woke up very slowly this morning -- starting around 7:30, not outta bed till like... 8:30... eventually leaving to go run at almost 10. I almost didn't go today in favor of running tomorrow but I figured I'm also rowing tomorrow and I don't have to get up early tomorrow AT ALL if I run today since my hubby doesn't work on Fridays it'll be even nicer. :) So off to run I went!
Surprisingly -- it was NOT THAT HOT!!! It was kinda overcast and I was like SWEET.
Then the sun came out. And it was blazing.
During the sunny time, here's one of the favorite parts of my neighborhood run:
Then it hid again... and then it started raining. HAHAHAHA :D
Here's post run:
Still -- VERY happy I headed out this morning. Running in the rain is fun, even if I was clutching my camera under my shirt ;) AND I got my run in ON SCHEDULE which will make this weekend easier I think. WOOT.
Now just to go get ready for work, pack my lunch, and meet my hubby over at the animal shelter to look at a doggie he met and liked.
OH and SYTYCD - Travis's number was A-mazing. I love Mr. Mraz so that was no surprise, but the choreography AND the dancing = superb. I also loved Janette and Ade rockin it out, Brandon and Melissa were good, the other two were more kinda MEH, so we'll see what happens... I think thus far Ade is my favorite male dancer and Janette is my favorite female dancer. Janeane is amazing but I just... I dunno. She's not my favorite. Love all the ladies, but Janette is just my favorite.
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