Thursday, April 14, 2011
I've been waiting for this trophy for a long time - 40,000 sparkpoints reached today. :) WOOHOO!
It's finally the gorgeous SILVER trophy. Of course, now I have more to reach for - the gold and then whatever those montage trophies are at the top.
Running was sooooooo great yesterday for me - my poor C25K'ers are some getting injured or having a hard time keeping up with the program (I don't think they're doing 3 workouts a week all of them so I dunno if I should keep moving forward with what workout I'm leading), but some are doing well so I don't want to lag behind either - it's a dilemma, but I'm trying to do my best to enjourage those with pain not to push to hard and to rest and recover any injuries before starting to run again, and to pick back up slowly.
Tonight I've got hooping, zumba, and then Gospel Band Group thingie. New choreo tonight for a couple of songs maybe - I might just do one of them, not sure yet - I might want to save the other new one for a rainy day. :) I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday I started out great on track, Tuesday also -but then my group went out to lunch to a Chinese Food Buffet.
I got some good stuff - sushi, and I made my order at the grill a plate FULL of veggies, and some meat, spicy sauce, and voila - delicious and super filling. I did also do one chinese donut, and 3 of those little sesame balls w/ red bean paste inside. and some fruit. But overall for a Chinese Food Buffet experience, I think I picked the best most top quality food and a tiny bit of splurge w/ the dessert type foods.
Then I was super full and didn't eat anything until later in the evening when I finally got hungry, my MIL had leftover lemon meringue pie and I had that and a scoop of ice cream for dinner. At least I didn't eat that AND regular food for additional calories - but it wasn't top quality choices.
Today will be on point! I have groceries.
Life is stressful right now - there are construction type things going on at home in the room we live in - so all our stuff is moved other places except the clothes hanging in my closet, and there is no bed in the rooms where our things are now. I'm sleeping on a bed in a random room and DH was taking a couch. Also personal family drama stress that does not need to be described in detail, but it's wearing on me. I can't wait for things to be a bit more normal.
I did have a good weekend for the most part - I DID go aquajog on Saturday morning and then go to Holley's yoga - SO AWESOME AS PER USUAL. That makes for the best day.
Monday night was C25K again and most people didn't go because of a threatening storm - but me and one of my running buddies from the group, Kim, went and it was GREAT! :) Awesome pre-storm weather, very few actual raindrops, and Kim is pretty naturally speedy so we got to go a little faster at times than we usually go with the entire group.
Yesterday's hula hoop and zumba were cancelled to go home and help out with the construction concerns and all that, but hula hoop will happen today at lunch and then running again after work. :)
OH and I just realized I haven't blogged since the run Friday night -
10 min straight running.
YAY! :D I'm continuing to wear the strassburg sock, roll out my foot when needed, stretch every time, etc. - but hopefully I'm in re-injury prevention mode now.
Friday, April 08, 2011
Soooo happy I will get to run tonight - it's gonna probably just be me and my friend Ashley hoofin it - I am pretty stoked. I hope it feels as good as Wednesday did - I'm really looking forward to working up the time on these runs.
Tonight after my run, I will probably go pick up more hoop-making supplies. I've got 4 pre-orders so I am ready to start makin' em up!
Then tomorrow I will head to the gym in the morning to get in a good aquajog and then do yoga. Yoga is at 10:15, so I need to get to the gym around 9 I think. Then it will be hoop-making time!
Next week if the walk/run sessions are still going good, I'll either tack on some just running afterward, or trade out aquajogging on Saturday with some running and begin building that Saturday run. Not sure how I want to do things yet.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
So everyone loved the hoop+Zumba party from Tuesday so well that we're doing it again tonight. :) AND I get to teach my new choreo for Shakira's Rabiosa ft. Pitbull - look it up, great song. The Spanish version featuring Cata is great if Pitbull gets on your nerves. HAHA. Anyway - I'm excited for that. I'm not gonna lie, I looked at every Zumba video for this song online and grabbed what I liked from all of them and put it together with a little of my own input. Not that most Zumba routines have anything that is a 100% original creation, since we're all building with basic Zumba steps, but still. It didn't come all from my head. haha.
I AM working on coming up with a routine for Hips Don't Lie, though - I've got some preliminary stuff in my head and I think it will be AWESOME.
Sooo RUNNING - last night was AWESOME. Heel and achilles felt perfect! Nothing even during the walking intervals - which I was feeling a bit last week, if not anything I was worrying about it was there. If all goes well through next week - introducing 3min run intervals - I'm going to begin to add a little more solid running on my own to start building on. We'll see. Maybe after week 4. Or 5. I'm just going with it and taking it easy. I've got over 1.5 years to train for the REALLY BIG FREE MARATHON IN VEGAS, so I think I'll be able to achieve that. And like I said before, if not, I can downscale to the half.
ALSO MY SISTER REGISTERED!!!! :) I am so excited! That is truly the big scoop of ice cream and whipped topping on the slice of cake that will be uniting with some of my closest SparkFriends - and truly, some of my closest friends that have never physically met each other period. :) You know who you are! It is going to be fantstic! And to re-connect with a few that I got to spend only brief moments with in person when I was in San Diego or the bunny that came to visit. :) hehe. I am so excited I can't believe it's so far away now. Definitely gives me a big focus point for all of my fitness and running energies - to be fit and healthy for that event!
I stepped on the scale for the first time today after ... right after I was sick. I've not been tracking, just trying to eat mindfully and well, or to not eat too bad when scrounging remnants of groceries... and I'm in about the same place. A bit higher than last checked, but I also did NOT get enough sleep last night. I can tell especially because I'm extra hungry today! Trying to drink a lot of water and just get past it.
Last night something funny happened at band rehearsal - THE LIGHTS WENT OUT! It was PITCH BLACK. We were playing along in the middle of a song and then total blindness. Everyone stopped playing and I said, "I dunno what comes next, guys!" HAHA. It was funny. A couple of people had stand lights that we used to pack everything up and go. Then I walk outside and it's pitch black there as well. It was just so strange and funny - but I got to get home just a tad bit earlier than usual for Wednesday nights.
Tonight is Gospel Music Group, looking forward to that.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
It's sweeping my workplace - I will probably be making more hoops again this weekend. :) It's very fun, so I definitely do not mind.
Last night and today's hoop classes were great - great turnout! And super fun. I got suuuch a great workout and had a blast at the same time and I think my class members did as well. (I did get some direct positive feedback from at least a few of the class members!) And I have a couple new songs to work with on Thursday which I am excited about. It's so great to be able to get a workout and have fun at the same time! :)
Tonight I can't wait to go running... I will have band after that, which is fun as well. Running is just something else. It's like... cleansing. I love it. I've missed it. I can't wait for next week's workout which takes us up to some intervals at 3 min at a time. :) Today is just 90 seconds on 2 min off.
I'm also soooo happy to have some real food in the house again. This morning I tried a new breakfast inspired by something in Clean Eating magazine - they had a breakfast banana split - Banana, Cottage Cheese, preserves/jam, peanuts -BAM! I used Greek Yogurt instead of Cottage Cheese, is Rasberry Habanero Jam we got from the Happy Tummy - so good. :)
Also tonight at 2AM - I am registering for the REALLY BIG FREE MARATHON - to take place November 2012. Plenty of time to train back up to a marathon between now and then, AND if I don't feel ready, they said I can switch to the half. WOOT! It's a unique concept - $50 deposit, you get it back for crossing the start timing mat at the race, you get mailed a check. OR if you cancel at least 3 months in advance. So lots of contingency plans there - switch to half or cancel if things go completely sideways. I'm excited because many SparkFriends will be there!
Go google it if you're interested. :)
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