Wednesday, August 26, 2009
So today I was running and at the beginning of my second out and back for this particular part of my route I saw this doggie kinda looking at me and shyly following a bit. I didn't stop and looked back and couldn't see her anymore.
I said if she's still there on my way back I'll stop (I'd almost be at the end of my run anyway) and I prayed that if the dog needed my help, to help me see her on my way back.
Well I get back there and there she is! SOOOOooooOOoo shy. I had to kind of play a slow patient game to get her to come close enough for me to pet her. And then I had no leash or treats or anything! But it was so adorable once I pet her she seemed to be like, OK! We're friends now! Let's play!
She looks like a beagle mix, too, so my heart was right out to her immediately!
Anyway -- I get her to follow me home and get some treats and talk to DH about it right outside our door and he is obviously torn between wanting to take her in and take her to the shelter. (The heart says - oh she's so pretty and sweet and cute and the head says we have no time or money to take care of a doggie!)
I really do think she may be someone's lost dog (or possibly recently abandoned). She seemed slightly underweight, but not too bad off, and she had a fur indent where a collar used to be. So I HOPE that by taking her to the shelter her owners can find her if she is lost.
So anyway as you can probably tell by that last sentence, we decided to be smart about it and take her to the shelter. I drove her over quickly while DH was getting ready for us to leave for school/work -- I left our place to go to the shelter a little over 30min before we'd have to leave again!!!!!!!
Luckily it's not TOO far away. Dropped her off, rushed back home, 5 min shower, throw a ton of food in a bag, and get going! I hadn't eaten anything yet today! EEK! Starving! So I ate as soon as I got to work (don't clock in for an hour still even now, yay for being dropped off at work super early...).
ANYWAY. I intended to do some ST today, did a few pushups in this office hahaha will do some more and maybe some ab work before clocking in instead of the trombone/Japanese practice today. PHWEW.
Slept as long as possible last night, BTW. Started nodding off around 11:30-11:45 last night and got up at like... 8:15. Still feel kinda tired though -- I know you can't instantly recover from little sleep in one night, though.
Food has been on track so far this week, so WOOT for that.
Tonight we're going to a concert after I get off of work -- The Enemy Lovers! :D I'm excited for that. Glad I brought so much food (just threw a bunch of components in a bag instead of a prepared lunch) so I have extras to eat something before I leave work cause we're going straight to the concert.
Tomorrow: 4 mile run (Today was supposed to be 3, it's about a 3.25 route... but I did use the end of it to attract the doggie along with me. hahaha)
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I am beat.
I slept very poorly last night... got to bed a little after midnight, woke up at 2ish by the hubby coming to bed, woke again before 4, woke again like every 15 min until 5AM. ROWING TIME!
So I rowed. We ended up waiting 20min for one of our rowers who overslept. But I think we made up for it on the row! We went out working on some drills and whatnot but on the way back we traded 6's and 8's, and then all 8's the rest of the way back! *PHWEW* My owie was bandaged so I don't think it got any worse, it just hurt a bit when there was pressure on it. It's ugly and pink, but I re-ointmented and bandaged this morning both before and after rowing. I'm hoping the rowing break between now and the next time I row (hopefully Friday afternoon!) will help.
Then I ran a little over 4 miles. It was kind of a hard run today mentally and physically. Not so much in the sense that I was running hard -- I was trying hard to take it easy... but I just felt weary... and now that I look back it was likely due to lack of sleep! YEESH! (I ate some pretzel sticks on the way to rowing and sharkies in between rowing and running.)
Between the two activities I burned a little over 1000 cal today... and I didn't start my HRM for a while into the rowing (which is all good cause we were doing drills and whatnot to begin with for a while anyway I guess...).
THEN I went grocery shopping. Took way too long in the store, but I definitely got everything I needed and wanted. We are SET for the week (and in some items for more than a week, ya know...) Since I'm not in love with the Sharkies for on the run fueling (stick in my teeth like mad! They're a little TOO soft), I saw some Clif Kids Fruit Twist thingie... and thought why not! It looks like it'll be a shi-shi pull and peel twizzler. Only ya know, made with FRUIT and whatnot. I'll try em out on my run this weekend -- DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN EIGHT MILES.
Last weekend was less stressful because I've run that far before, but here on out my long runs will mark NEW TERRITORY in length of runs. :) Exciting! It also means I need to look up some routes...
Anyway back to shopping... so then I got home and cooked up some chicken breasts and hard boiled some eggs... and I NEEDED FUEL. After everything was put up I got some PB and pretzel sticks and ate that while watching TV and running back into the kitchen to check on my food stuffs.
I was so beat.
DH and I watched the rest of the show I was watching (CSI: NY) and then an episode of "Save My Bath" (A bathroom remodeling show on HGTV), and then I finally showered. HAHAHA. Got ready, made my lunch, ate some cereal, and well here I am at work.
Ugh. I was hoping I would be able to get a nap in this morning but... I grocery shopped too long and then sat w/ hubby in front of the TV instead.
Tonight I will SLEEP. Oh and then run tomorrow AM.
P.S. - OHHHHHH I just realized why today my protein is so high and carbs so low on remaining -- I adjusted my calorie burn yesterday and it readjusted my intake back to Spark Ratios. I think I'm gonna keep aiming for high protein but leave the ranges as they are in Sparks. I expect my body will be wanting more and more carbs as I run longer and longer and that was my plan before anyway so here I go!
Monday, August 24, 2009
No fruit except some old applesauce.
Some frozen veggies.
Out of milk... out of cottage cheese....out of tuna and salmon (my go to afternoon snack for protein!)...
Ok really out of everything except for like... rice... some canned goods....and meat that's in the freezer. So we have some good staples for dinners.
I just finished making a grocery list and I'm not needing to pick up much of anything for dinners, it's lunch and breakfast and snacks that need some help. :)
Today was an OFF day for running and rowing, which is good, cause I slept in almost as long as possible before getting ready to go.
I spent my early time at work getting through Spark Blog Notifications, Practicing Trombone, and studying Japanese. Felt GOOD to be doing the trombone and Japanese practice! :) It's been so long with the Japanese, I realllly got refreshed today!
OH and by the way -- I have a practice mute for my trombone -- the Yamaha Silent Brass system. The mute muffles all sound coming out of the bell, so you can kinda hear it in the same room, but not through a closed door. The mute has a pickup in it that attaches to a little box which has a headphone jack so you can actually hear yourself play and it sounds ALMOST kinda normal. ;) hahaha. I think the battery in my system is dying... but even without the listening option it still mutes the sound. So I am able to practice pretty much anywhere I want without disturbing people. (Hotel rooms, apartment, etc.)
Also rowing was awesome yesterday but there is a little spot on my hand that did not blister, just decided to GIVE UP the skin... I dunno what's up but it's like a little hole. :P So that's all antibiotic ointmented and bandaided. Hopefully it will be fine for tomorrow morning's row.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Oh I love rowing! :D
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