Monday, September 15, 2008
So.... this weekend was kinda lazy.
WELL! Not really lazy -- I was really busy most of it, but when I wasn't busy I was laying around -- and the activites weren't all that ACTIVE. :D Movie watching and whatnot. I had to get up and come to work on Saturday morning.
Was going to go to the farmer's market but had a bank card issue and couldn't withdraw any money! WAH! Then after work I went to the library and picked up Fight Club which I had on hold, and some cookbooks -- Mostly Moroccan and Mediterranean and one Korean one. :D MMMMMM I'm excited about cooking this week.
Then to the bank to resolve issues, then home, then to the matinee, then home, then eating and watching another movie.
Watched Burn After Reading -- WHICH WAS AWESOME. Brad Pitt was HILARIOUS. Never seen him act like that before... :) And Appleseed Ex Machina which is an anime and it was REALLY AWESOME also in it's own way.
Then church, the flute playing and whatnot went really well. And I got my trombone back! YAY!!! Then grocery shopping...
and we got a ROOMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D Had to dip into savings but ... our current vacuum cleaner is HORRIBLE. Barely does anything. And if we're being honest -- DH is the vacuum-er of the house and he has no time, so we figured it'd be most realistic to get the robot instead of a supernice person-operated machine that might still not ever get used...
It is so CUTE. I was soooo entertained watching it go around vacuuming... which makes me feel so odd. :) But it's true.
Finally at about 8PM I decided I really needed to get up off my butt and DO SOMETHING. So I tried a CRUNCH Cardo Sculpting workout on the netflix instant viewer box...
and it sucked. I think I'm spoiled by how awesome Jillian Michael's is. HAHAHA I felt like I was doing some wack 90's crap. Then there were TWO segments that were difficult to perform ... and the rest of it was way too easy and seemingly ineffective. I highly recommend AGAINST it. :)
One of the difficult moves was very similar to the tricep dips video I made -- only without the cool cross punches and instead of dipping with the leg up, it was bring your leg up, move it down three counts, then up, repeat repeat repeat... boo.
This morning I went for a run. I ate beforehand, it was nice and cool outside, overcast and breezy. :) 3.23 miles in 35 min. Not too shabby for me.
I have realized that taking Monday off and then doing MTC Tuesday and Thursday was really not working for my running 3x a week -- I ended up running only once last week. So I decided I was going to kick off my week running and get one in right away. Hopefully this will work better.
P.S. -- Still maintaining. :)
P.P.S. -- I just checked my HRM order and it should arrive between this Thursday and next Wednesday! WHEE!!! :)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
You have to know how to listen to your body and how NOT to push too hard.
Hopefully my HRM will help with this when I finally get it, but today I definitely went beyond my limits.
It's so tough because there's this side of me that is ultra competitive with myself and is so tenacious it REFUSES to give up.... and then there's the voice of reason when I'm pushing to far that the competitive side likes to drown out.
I was *THISCLOSE* to fainting today... a few times... after my run.
I know what I did wrong -- didn't drink enough before, waited till it was too hot, and pushed myself too hard given the circumstances.... I just wanted it SO BAD that I would not allow myself to stop and walk at any time. My muscles/joints/breathing -- all that felt fine... but I should have been able to feel the way the heat was affecting me more. I started feeling a bit nauseous toward the end, but actually kicked it into a higher gear back up the street to my house. When I got inside I walked back and forth for quite a while to cool down until I felt better. Took a sip of water. Bent over and stretched my hamstrings (also getting some blood to my head I guess). Then I was taking a shower and had to literally speed from the shower to the bed to sit down, each step my vision getting darker until I sat down and put my head between my knees and everything came back to me. *SIGH*. That was the worst of it, but after that point while I was finishing getting dressed I had to sit down several times, until I was able to really sit and sip water slowly and eat something and get to feeling better.
I HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE. My VERY first day running. I should know better. At least this time I recognized that almost fainting feeling and didn't actually faint -- but I am not working out for the purpose of passing out/hurting myself/whatever. The purpose of this is to be healthy and fit. All of the additional goals are just to add motivation in the mix, but how fast I run, how far I run, how many massive hills I run -- all of that does NOT really matter if I am pushing myself to the detriment of my well-being.
So anyway. I feel slightly drained, but I've been fine the rest of the day. Yes, I am sore. I will have to think about whether I want to go for MTC Day 9 routine tomorrow or if I think I need a recovery day after that. I guess we'll see how I feel tomorrow morning.
Work has been good today, very productive. Other than the very end and the after-effects, my run actually went pretty well. I was feeling so proud of myself for accomplishing the run I did until I really started feeling sick. *DOH* Oh well -- I'm chalking it up to experience.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Community band rehearsal went really well. I'm not first chair... the guy I auditioned for is first chair???? WTH? But anyway. It's all good, because at first I was so mad. I was looking through our music and we're playing Porgy and Bess and there's a HUGE trombone solo in "It Ain't Necessarily So" which is full of growling, fluttertongueing, glissandos... basically all the good fun stuff. :) OH and witha plunger mute!!! And I was like BOO! I HATE YOU. But then he was like, that solo is ALL YOU. So I was like, SWEET! So I did get what I wanted anyway. They all said I did really good so I'm happy about that.
My lips were sooooo on the edge of giving out by the end of rehearsal. I'm looking forward to getting them back in shape. Also a friend at church is going to look at my slide to see if he can fix it. It's not BROKEN just a little sluggish in one spot. Also I need a new cork for my water key (AKA SPIT VALVE). So anyway, that's awesome. I jibber jabbered way too long to him after the rehearsal because I was so excited to be talking to someone who knows about music... afterward I'm feeling so embarrassed. HAHAHAHA. Oh well.
And the pizza -- I definitely picked a deluxe pizza for each of my slices. *DOH* but I did only have two, and one little tiny PB nobake cookie (from the store, nonetheless?? I didn't know they sold those in stores?). And afterward, I looked up the calorie count on Domino's website and if I went over (because I really have no clue on that cookie) it wasn't by much. So yay on that.
This morning I got up and did the next workout in the MTC book -- I think it's Day 8 -- and... I forgot my lunch AGAIN. We'll see what I can find in the vending machines today but it's bound to be not as good as last time. Oh well. :( I'm not going to waste the time and gas to go all the way home -- worst case scenario I'm eating a bag of popcorn. I'll deal with it.
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