Thursday, September 24, 2009
I definitely used to be a very lazy person.
Procrastinate EVERYTHING except for what seems immediately fun and easy. Which obviously led to lost of sitting on the couch, watching TV and eating eating eating.
Now my opinion on FUN has evolved to include a LOT MORE THINGS, and what is easy isn't always the most appealing thing anymore. Sometimes things become appealing because of the fact that they AREN'T easy... (marathon anyone???)
Since I've changed a bit, I've also become of the opinion that anyone can stand something difficult for a short period of time... Let me clarify I guess. Like Jillian Michael's Making the Cut program -- 30days... it's grueling, but hey. It's only 30 days. Do it, rock it, and you can move on to something else. When I was working massive amounts of overtime at my job one month/two... it was tough, but it was doable and necessary and it wasn't forever.
Right now I'm in one of those situations. My plate became overly full, but I couldn't see anything I could/wanted to remove from it, so now I'm burning the candle at both ends... but!!!!!!! After this weekend, it's over. *phwew*
SO! :D Right now I just count down the days.
This morning I was debating whether to shove my run off to another day... but ultimately decided I would feel a lot better if I just gritted my teeth and got it done. BOY HOWDY! Rowing this morning was tough, but good. The run was... slow (purposefully slow) and hard, and wearymaking, but toward the end I just started thinking how happy I was to have this done today so I could move on with a nice REST day tomorrow prior to crazy row-a-thon day. I think I'm gonna get up and do my running before the row-a-thon, too... I WANTED to row all 4 hours, but it's not going to be super grueling in any case, and there are plenty of volunteers so I can rotate out of the rowing portion at any time. So... again, get it done early and check it off the list! :)
I WAS NEVER A GET IT DONE EARLY AND CHECK IT OFF KIND OF GIRL!!!
See above? About procrastinating? Now, that isn't to say I still don't procrastinate SOME things... but there are things that are NOT FUN these days, and I DO THEM right away, or soon, or early...
Anyway now I'm hungry.
As of today I'm already over my calorie burn estimate for the week -- that is not counting any ST, and no running or rowing this weekend.... so.... yeah. Yesterday I was feeling it and I purposefully ate a little over my calories. Right now I'm just eating when I'm hungry and eating good stuff -- the worst thing I've eaten are Kashi Crunch Bars probably, and the candy corn I took for my running sugar today cause I forgot I ran out of running fuel! I'm still tracking up till dinnertime so I have an idea where I am and don't lose my feeling for how much I'm eating and when... sometime soon I'll adjust my ranges in sparks but for right now I'm just going to go with the flow.
So. Snack time.
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.
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