Monday, September 14, 2009
I ate a little nutso today. I never felt overstuffed... but maybe I should have.
HAHAHA. Let's just say there was some chocolate and ice cream involved.
It wasn't horrible, but it really was more food than I should have had. I fell into the habit of grazing while at home by myself.
Until a couple hours ago when I left the house to come to work, I said to myself that it was because I was home alone bored, but when I got to thinking about it I realized that it's REALLY due to some major stress I'm experiencing trying to get together a fundraiser for my rowing club on top of all the other stuff I'm doing.
I AM MAJORLY BUSY.
I feel like I'm letting down my hubby w/ the housekeeping and cooking not up to what I usually do, and then I looked at my inbox today and had like fivethousand spark blog subscription emails and felt really overwhelmed. The stress makes me feel so apathetic. I just want to lay on the couch and mope. HAHAHA.
On a positive note -- my weight was down a bit this morning. Hopefully my eating today didn't demolish that. (Honestly I don't think it will, I think I will be just fine after getting back on track the rest of the week.)
But to help lighten my load a bit, to destress and set myself up for success a bit more I basically unsubscribed from blogs. I had been reading everyone's I was subscribed to and commenting on most, but I think it will help me to just check in on folks when I can instead of letting the emails sit there like a weight on my shoulders.
It's REALLY FREAKING WEIRD how hard we can be on ourselves for little things. I feel so obligated to be supportive of all my sparkfriends to the utmost degree -- really because I care about you all in a way that's a little strange considering we're internetonly for the most part... but I really care about seeing you succeed and because I've been there and done it, I want to lend as much support from my experience as possible. I feel a sense of responsibility for being a good friend.
But I need to be really honest with myself about what underlying issues are causing me to freak out. NO it's not replying to every blog as much as it is about other things, but that's one thing I feel like I can reduce to help simplify. The fundraising thing is sUPER stressful, but it's also really important to me to help support the rowing club and based on how I feel like I've had to drag the club through the process of getting this going I really don't know if it would happen without me pushing it along. It's also going to directly benefit ME by helping to offset the costs of competing in the regatta(s) I want to do. So while this is a major stressor right now, I do not want to eliminate it.
Instead the plan is to simplify where I can in life, and to be honest about the stress this thing is causing me and delegate responsibility for it as SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Right now we're still trying to negotiate our location for the event and until we have that nailed down, the other things can't really start happening... that SHOULD get completed tomorrow and once that's out of the way I think I will feel very relieved.
Wish me luck!!!!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Yesterday was a huge day.
Maybe not smart....
But I worked in the morning, ran afterward (at 11-1 roughly) came home for a few hrs and then went to the football game.
The game was REALLY fun, my run... GOT DONE... so I was proud of that...
I ate well the morning of and hydrated well, but ... it was tough. I was in the heat of the day (although for AL it wasn't too bad, although it was Sunny), AND I didn't really get enough sleep the night before either. I think I ran a bit too hard toward the end out of being anxious for it to be over. Looking forward to today and tomorrow being resting from running days.
BUT!!! I DID complete Week 4 of Marathon training!!! :D WOOHOO!!! So I'm 1/4 of the way through.
Next week my long run goes back up again.
Anyway -- I have a few pictures I can share from the game and whatnot but those will come later cause I gotta run! :)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
So, see the title, I got to row today - woohoo!
It was really nice to get out on the water and I liked the boat I was with... but all of a sudden 7 seat is a little more boring! I have gotten accustomed to being able to see everyone and work harder to follow and whatnot. HAHAHA :D I guess there are pros and cons to the different boat positions. ANYWAY... did that.
Ran my 4 miles ... oops... it was actually only 3. HAHAHAHAHA Someone told me that this one route was 4 miles, and I knew that it PLUS some other part was over 4, but I figured I'd just give it a go and map it even though I thought it'd be short...yeah... that other part apparently adds 1.15 miles... my sense of distance isn't THAT off, I knew it'd be short, but I didn't expect it to be THAT much shorter. BUT -- I ran the overage yesterday and my run on Saturday will be that 8.5 mile route instead of 8, so eh. Close enough for me. I was a bit over on Tuesday as well.
Then I got GROCERIES!! WOOHOO!!! So nice to have a stocked house again. *phwew*
And then I was going to nap but.... I saw that ANTM premiere was on TiVo. So instead of watching something short and showering and napping... I watched that ....which was TWO HOURS LONG. (much shorter because of fast forwarding commercials and some of Tyra's rhapsodizing in a fake french accent...) But yeah. I stayed up.
No ST. But I did carry two boats today in rowing, so that should count for something.
I'm pooped! But tomorrow is my full off day so YAY for that.
Looking forward to hopefully playing some BEATLES ROCK BAND tomorrow night. My sweet hubby bought it yesterday! :D It's for US but it really kinda feels more like it's for ME because he doesn't even really like the Beatles (blasphemy, I know).
P.S. - I got dressed up a little cute today. Someone said I look like a ballerina (my hair's in a bun? That's alI I got on that one. hahaha)
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
So I just did my first ever lunch break run thing and it totally worked.
I actually forgot to set my alarm this morning and would have had to rush like CRAZY to get my run in and everything else this morning so I decided it was a good time to try it.
I took 2 hrs for lunch today (on a day I get to work 2 hrs early... so I took 1 hr beforehand to futz around and then clocked in so I could take a 2hr lunch). ANYWAY. Clocked out, changed, sunblocked, ate a little bowl of oatmeal and headed out w/ my water bottle! For just 4 miles I just make sure to take water usually. Anyway... the route next to my work is just a little over 4 so it's perfect for today. Got back, did some cleaning up in the bathroom (not as good as a shower, but good enough), then really ate lunch. I even had a few minutes just sitting and reading at the end of my lunch break, so the timing was really pretty perfect. :) I will have to do this again!
Yeah it was a little warm, but that will get better as the year goes on.
BONUS - I might get to sub for someone rowing tomorrow!!! It's between be and some other dude... we apparently replied within a minute of each other... not sure why she didn't just say, hey so and so replied a minute sooner... instead she sent it to BOTH of us saying - hey! You both replied so fast, who wants it?? uhhh we both do.... So I have to wait and see, but I hope it's me!!!!!!! I'd LOVE to get to row again sooner than MAYBE Sunday or Tuesday.
We desperately need groceries. So I think I HAVE to do that tomorrow no matter what! haha... oh well. :)
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Sorry I'm a little bitter about waking up at 5AM to go rowing and one of the people in my boat didn't show.
He sent an email the night before saying that his car was broken and asking for a ride -- well one of the other rowers responded that he could... called him, emailed, TEXTED... no reply.
So we all just had to turn around and go home (from that boat). :( I haven't rowed since LAST Tuesday!! ugh. There weren't enough volunteers to row on Sunday (granted it was a long weekend so ok...)
Anyway so I went home, went back to bed... I was up for 1.5 hoursish and then back to sleep for about 3 hours... and then up to run. And it was hotter than I've gotten used to since I've been running at smart times of the day, and it was garbage day, and I didn't eat or drink anything before my run (yeah not smart, I know). So it was sluggish and irritating. Actually the speed didn't turn out too bad -- just over 12 min miles if I remember correctly, and that includes a 5 min walking warmup and two walking water breaks -- but it FELT not so great.
When I got home I had a new Runner's World in the mailbox - WOOHOO! And it had a little post run stretching routine so I did that. Cooked some food. Watched an episode of CSI:NY and ate. And got ready and left.
I just felt all out of sorts after the weird start to my morning.
One of our new favorite bands is playing in town tonight at 11PM -- My run tomorrow isn't too long, and I got more sleep this morning than I anticipated so I'm still considering whether I want to go or not. I LOVE seeing them play but I'm just wondering if that isn't a really horrible idea... hahahaha. :)
OH FOOTBALL - YAY BYU, YAY Alabama, *CRYCRYCRY* FSU... sad. I had a bad feeling about that game... actually FSU played fairly well and I was really impressed with the QB, but dang. We lost. :(
OH and P.S. -- Most of my long weekend was spent in a Mad Men Season One Marathon. :) We didn't finish it yet, but boy was that fun. I just want to dress up in all the clothes!!!
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