Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Still crazy busy, and short on sleep, but things are getting done and I'm feeling positive.
Now that the approval is there, and things are starting to come together, I'm getting a little excited about the fundraiser. There are still a few concerns I have - the biggest one being the weather. The river has flooded recently and I'm just praying for little to no rain for the rest of the week, so that things can be normal and we can row.
As of right now, we're supposed to be able to get on the water tomorrow, so that is a good sign.
Flyers have been made and some are hung up already, I have more door prizes even than before, I mean we're gonna have a lot... it's going to be great.
I have enough volunteers to row and everything, so we should be covered the day of as far as actually getting things done. Now I just have to hope everyone is really out there getting donations and that the day of we are able to get enough money to really have this thing be successful. I mean we can have a nice day in the park and row for 4 hours, that part is looking ok, but making money is the point so I hope it does that well.
Aside from that, I've been eating within calories this week... exercise has been there.
Yesterday and today I did a bit of erging at the Aquatic Center prior to my runs. Boy, that erging is TOUGH. I didn't do very much on Tuesday, but my run was also much longer at 7.55miles. That is definitely the longest run I've ever done midweek!
It was FANTASTIC, too.
Honestly my long run on Saturday was kind of the pits. So it was really reassuring to have such an excellent longer run -- and I really and truly experienced the "runner's high" yesterday. :) It was GREAT. This morning's run was a bit tougher through parts of it, but ended strong. I think the erging was so tough this morning, and then the sleep getting shorter... but then my music started rocking and I knew I had someone who was running/walking behind me and I didn't want them to catch up to me so that helped. Right when I was getting to the last stretch of my run, I saw them catch up to me on the opposite side of the road and then start walking. I wonder if their goal was to catch up? They might have been alternating running and walking behind me the whole time, though, but I prefer to think I was their bunny. That would be cool.
Then I went home and had a smoothie and then did some strength training while watching Biggest Loser.
I cried! When the brown team dude was talking to his family and he mentioned his daughter saying to him, "I want a big belly like you!" and then she started to put on weight... *sniffle* One of the big reasons I wanted to lose weight was to set a healthy example for my children and also to learn about HOW to BE healthy so that I could bring them up healthy. It just got to me! First time I've been able to watch BL America for quite some time because there were lots of TiVo conflicts last season... annnywayyyyy. That show is insane, but it IS inspiring.
So like I mentioned, tomorrow morning we're supposed to be able to get on the water to row! YAY! :D So that's today.... tomorrow is supposed to be 6 miles, and then Saturday is supposed to be 2 mile warmup jog, run a 5K race, and then 1 mile cooldown. There is no 5K in town and I'm not travelling and paying money just cause my plan says for me to run a 5K this week. I'm just gonna do a VIRTUAL 5K. woot. :) Run fast and kill it on my own.
Can't wait till this week is over and things can get back to somewhat normal!
Oh and I'm officially the Club's Fundraising Coordinator now which means I get a vote on the board. :) They asked and I figured why not, I'm already doing it and at least that will give me some power. We will (hopefully) be moving at the end of this year, and I may not even have to plan another fundraiser, but I can still be more involved in the club and have some input. And if something DOES come up to have another fundraiser, well at least I'll be able to have some power behind my suggestions as well.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Today is good stuff.
Door Prizes: Got some!
Work is almost over - hooray.
Tomorrow I'm gonna go erg and then run. woooot.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So -- I've had a good day.
This morning the stress was massive -- but I talked to the Park Ops guy again, got my questions answered, and it's full speed ahead!!! The paperwork for this step is now in the Pres of the club's hands, so it's all on him. Which is kind of bugging me because I thought he was going to get it in today, but he's waiting on some more feedback from the rest of the Officers and it should still happen tomorrow, but at this point if it gets screwed up IT'S ON HIM. MWAHAHA.
And I get to concentrate on recruiting worker bee rowers to do all the rest of the stuff that needs to happen - which is more fun anyway.
OH and getting money raised. I've also tried to convince the club to set up a paypal account and add a Donate button to our website, but honestly making change happen with them is a little difficult... so we'll see. If it happens I'll share the link and maybe the SparkWorld will be able to help us race, too! :D hehe.
It was my boss's birthday today and while I am a pro at turning down work food, I could not turn down the amazing cupcakes one of my co-workers made. I wish I had remembered that my camera was in my purse so I could take a picture.
Let me describe - BIG chocolate cupcake, chocolate frosting, chocolate graham crackers crushed into fine crumbs and dusted on top of the frosting to make it look like dirt, a gummy worm and some candy bones/skull on top, and a Milano cookie w/ RIP piped on it sticking halfway into the cake, tombstone style.
I was so impressed!!!
It was worth the deviation from my regularly scheduled plan. I did not eat my planned snack or part of my lunch, still had a great filling healthy lunch... AFTER the best lunchtime run ever.
When I started out it was sunny and breezy... and it got more cloudy and more breezy into straight up WINDY as I went along!!! I think at first I was running away from where the storm was brewing, and then when I turned around I was running towards it, but it was moving so I wasn't fast enough to catch it. (YaY no rain on me!) But I did hear some thunder and see some lightening on the way back!
It was so magical at times. I was definitely grinning. The wind was crazy!!! Leaves were falling out of the trees - first time I've seen that this year!!! They were blowing across at a like... 45 degree angle to the ground in a floaty beautiful way, like a massive cloud of magic dust or something. I felt like I was in a fairy tale! :) My ponytail was being blown around by the wind, which was fun cause I was like - HEY!! I have HAIR that can be BLOWN IN THE WIND now! At one point near the end, the wind was coming straight behind me and I was literally feeling pushed forward. It was truly excellent. I also saw a few other runners, and passed in the opposite direction this one silver fox TWICE. He smiled and waved both times and looked like he was enjoying the weather, too. There were these two runners that I had seen last time I did a lunchtime run and I never looked the one in the face until this time and he looked way different than I thought he did out of my peripheral vision which was kinda weird. HAHA.
OK. So that's it for now. Great run. Rowing (I HOPE if enough people show up, grr) and running tomorrow morning. Tonight I have a couple friends coming over to watch SYTYCD with us which is exciting.
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