Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I had a tough time getting my butt out of bed this morning, but I finally made it out to the neighborhood to get in 5K. I was feeling so ready to zone out and get it done, I had the music going and I ran up and down the same street 3+ times to get most of the mileage of today's run. HAHAHA. I usually can't take that, but today I was just not feeling any change in terrain.
I was listening to the DJ Wick-it mix of BigBoi's latest album with the Black Keys latest - please be forwarned if you go look it up, the lyrics are not angelic (*AHEM*). hahaha.
Last night I did my PT exercises and DH massaged out my calves, so I was really ready for the run this morning on that level, and I honestly got enough sleep, I dunno why it was just one of those mornings.
But I started sluggish, and things picked up as I went. By the time I was feeling good the workout was over. HAHAHA.
Weighed this morning - 181.5 ! New lowest weight in recent history!!! I hope this isn't too much of a low fluctuation because that is very exciting to see a number getting so near to the 170's. The pants I'm wearing today feel pretty loose as well, though, so corroboration! HAHA.
I went grocery shopping last night and stocked up on some good foods. Soooo happy to have some fresh fruit, meats, veggies in the house again. Although, last night we ate tuna sandwiches. I didn't feel like cooking something else after batch cooking my chicken for the lunches this week - but still, we're in good shape.
My trombone needs some work on the slide, so I'm taking it into the shop today to get an estimate for the repair on my lunch break. I hope it's not too expensive because I REALLY want to get it fixed. So wish me luck on that front!! If it's too much, I'll have to wait on the repair and let my "Fix Dana's Trombone" fund grow a bit.
I DID take pictures of my new hoop, but they are still on my memory card at home, but I will post at some time. :) OH and re: PT stuff, I've been continuing to take 2 Naproxen Sodium morning and night, but as of a couple days ago I lowered it to one. Last time I dropped it altogether I had pains surfacing right away, so far so good on the reduced dosage so I'll keep it there for a while and hopefully soon only need to use it "as needed".
Monday, July 11, 2011
So I had some deficiencies last week:
Spiritual, and physical. Nutritionally I was doing ok! :)
I had two kind of splurges this weekend, but both were within calories somehow so I'm ok with that!
I haven't weighed since last week cause a houseguest unexpectedly blocked my path to the bathroom where my scale is so......... hopefully I can do that again tomorrow morning.
I didn't get to hoop jam yesterday cause no hoopers showed up!!! Apparently the weather was intimidating them away. I did get to hoop today at lunch, though. I also re-taped my hoop so it is now pink zebra, yellow, and blue. :) I love it. I think other people don't get the color combo, but it's my favorite. hahaha.
I think this will be a great week! I will MAKE it a great week! :)
The retirment community gig went well - it was so cute, 80th birthday party! LOVED IT! I need to take my trombone in to get an estimate on fixing the slide, though - I think I will do that tomorrow during my lunch break.
Going shopping after work to get my food in order. Today I ate some cereal before I left the house, and mostly today I've eaten marathon bars. Some leftover slaw, and a bag of sunchips.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Had a GREAT day yesterday, but it was definitely packed.
In the morning was a run w/ my friend Yvonne from work - we took on a request from Rockstar Challenge head Magda and put on blue to run for SMA awareness:
There's a link about the disease as well, take a look.
Anyway - the run went well! I had to leave my friend a bit right at the end just because I felt as though if I slowed down I might stop, and she said to go ahead if I needed to - she really wasn't far behind me, but my calf was starting to feel a bit tight and "faster" - meaning upper end of easy pace range - felt better at that time. Also gave me a chance to really stretch everything out while she was on her way in.
Then when I got home, I stretched even more - did some yoga poses, did my PT exercises, all that good stuff. My hands are getting somewhat better, but they're not all the way there. Still some pain if I use them to lean on (downward dog for example).
Got cleaned up and DH and I headed to the Happy Tummy - my lunch was actually very healthy - baked falafel sandwich (the falafel was barely baked, it was more like a chickpea spread, but it was delicious -so I was happy enough), pita chips w/ "mexigreek dip" which is like black beans and chickpeas and red onions and spinach all mashed together w/ seasonings - split the dip and chips w/ hubby, even though there wasn't a ton of them.
Then there was the Rasberry Habanero Brownie - AMAZING. She basically makes the most amazing brownie cake ever (in a mini pie tin thingie?) and has her homemade habanero preserves exploding from the middle and over the top. I was thoroughly amazed and impressed and was having a total foodgasm over it. HAHAHA I tracked it as two brownies, because that's about what size it was.
We hang out w/ some peeps we like down there, my DH buys a table from a metalworks artist we LOVE: www.dropmetal.com/
I shared about that guy when I got my belt & buckle I think, anyway he made this cool table, there are no photos of it right now, and DH fell in love. We were talking what he might be able to sell it for (they were talking a certain amount), and my DH was like - well I think it's worth (what they said), but I could only afford XX - and he was like - I would TOTALLY let you have it for XX - we'll hook you up. :) So being friends with artists has benefits! Hahaha. But our deal arrangement is secret, of course - still, they sell stuff on Etsy.
Anyway - talked to the girl he shares a studio with and this other chick there about hooping and they are both going to the Hoop Jam in the park today, so now we are, too. YAY! :) I kinda want a new hoop for it, maybe I'll just re-tape my ghetto hoop w/ some cuter tape. Maybe not.
So then we come home and chill out for a while, and then it's off to play my gig at the retirement community - very classy place, it was a resident (and the drummer's mom) 's 80th Birthday Party and SO FUN to play for! :) And I got paid for it, which is a big bonus.
Came home, didn't do much, and then fell asleep. Good day.
So I was planning to count yesterday as a splurge day, but I tried to track everything anyway since my splurge wasn't extensive, and I actually (estimatedly) came within calories! by 3! haha. :D To simplify, I'm rounding up by 3 for my deficit math:
2000+952(run)-1900 = 1052
Weekly Deficit: 2887, Daily Average: 481.16
So, close to 500! However, today I'm not going to be very active, although I will be hooping in the park later... but I'm not expecting a large deficit today. Definitely not one to get me to 3500 calories for the week, but still - I'm very happy with what I have done so far! :)
Saturday, July 09, 2011
2000+156 (hooping) - 1963 = 193
Weekly: 1835, Daily average: 367
Friday, July 08, 2011
After the wedding last night - food was limited and not too bad, so I did well on the food front, attempted to track it all so I have an estimate for yesterday's intake - this morning I was at 183. Soooo - ok! haha :D
Maybe I can actually try to get 180 or below for my July Rockstar challenge! We shall see.
Yesterday's deficit tracking:
2000+520 (run) - 1781 = 739
Weekly Deficit: 1642, Daily Average: 410.5 - closer to that 500 number! :)
I have not done my PT exercises, yesterday the wedding lasted sooooooo long. I was standing around for a lot of it. I would've maybe even done them in a side room but people were in and out of there, too and I was (obviously) in a dress and everything... it was not happening. HAHA. No ST yet this week... I plan to get in some yoga stretches tonight, and at the bare minimum PT exercises + core work. I need my core to be strong to help my other stuff. I re-read an article in RW about injuries and on the PF section this Dr said when they meet someone that's been struggling for years with PF pain, usually they have a weak core.
I think this could be said to apply, I have been neglecting most ST for quite some time now, including corework - and that is primary to running!!! Lots of runners don't do much if any ST, but most at least make time for core because that has such a big impact and they are muscles that aren't naturally strengthened through running necessarily - like your leg muscles. ANYWAY.
Prayer has been happening, food tracking, lots of good things - I don't want to only focus where I'm MISSING my goals, but there are some lacking areas that I still need to work on - but hey, that's why they're GOALS!!!!!!!!!! Not a list of things I already do everyday! :D hahaha. Right?
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