Sunday, August 12, 2012
I can't seem to get moving today. I was up last last night...correction, I was up late every night for the last two weeks watching the Olympics. Last night was no different. The only reason I dragged myself out of bed this morning was in hopes of catching the men's marathon....which I missed. I also missed the women's marathon last week which upset me because I forgot all about it. I have a terrible memory which really pisses me off sometimes.
I started off with a good breakfast and then got sleepy...I managed to stay awake for a few hours and was wide awake while I ate my snack. Ten minutes later, I was ready to fall over again and could feel everything in my body screaming at me to lay down...my back has been sore for a couple of days and my legs still feel a bit wobbly from the 5k walk we did a few days ago.
Needless to say, I was out for the count the second I gave in and stretched out on the couch and tried to console myself with the gymnastics instead of the marathon that I REALLY wanted to see.
I woke up a while later...2 hours? 3? I really don't know. I know when I got up I felt all fuzzy headed and pissed off that I slept the day away. I got no housework done and had not eaten anywhere near what I should have, no lunch, no afternoon snack, and it was time to start cooking supper already...oh yea, and I had about 8 oz of water all day...MAYBE 8 ounces, if I was lucky. I ate a few crackers and some tomatillo salsa and got to drinking some water.
I feel a little better physically since I started downing the water and dinner was good. Problem is that I just don't want to do anything. I want to sit here and watch the closing ceremonies at 7:30, go to bed and try to be prepared for my busy Monday at work tomorrow.
I'm not going to do that though...with switching my jogging schedule at the last minute last week, I only ended up with two days instead of three. I am not going to miss out on any days this week. I am repeating week 2 of my c25k again because I didn't actually finish it last week and I don't think I will be able to progress to week 3. Going from a 90 second jog time to a 3 minute jog time is a bit intimidating. So, same as being stuck on week 1 for a month, I will stay on week 2 until I think I can move forward.
I still don't want to get up and go, I have about 15 minutes left for getting my butt in gear and getting out the door if I expect to be back and showered for the night in time to watching the closing ceremonies.
I really apologize for my lack of participation in the forums and on y'alls blogs and sparkpages this weekend, I hate being so worn out and fuzzy headed and falling behind.
I promise that I am still thinking of you and celebrating your successes...even if I have been quiet about it.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Just listen to what my beau found.....I have no idea how he came across this or why he was looking for it.....
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Any change up in my routine always leaves me feeling out of sorts.
Since the gym closes early on Fridays my beau and I decided to switch up jogging days.
Which ended up with me missing a jogging day this week because we decided it on Friday!
I am switching c25k days to Sunday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Gym days will be on the off days.
We got a letter in the mail from the gym....they are having the pool resurfaced and it will be out of order for pretty much all of September. Work begins on Sept 3, will take a week to drain and resurface it, a week to let it set up, fill it and balance the chemicals, and a week to get the temp stabilized....although, while the temp is coming up, anyone that wants to swim in it is welcome.
Who the heck wants to swim in cold water!? Not me, thats for sure!
During that time I will stick with the gym and beau and I might check out some of the classes they offer. We used to do the yoga class on Monday nights, but I don't think that is going to be possible for him with how bad his neck and shoulder have gotten. He makes sure to wear a sling now any time we exercise whether its walking, jogging, or even in the pool.
Even though tonight would have been a jogging night, I really needed a break from this week! We did do an hour in the pool but I concentrated on my upper body. I did try to walk some laps but my legs were not having any of that. They let me know that after about 3 laps, so I just headed back to the deep end. I am not sure if the overall soreness is coming from walking 5k yesterday or just worn out from going 90 to nothin' all week!
I am hoping that the change up will do some good and have taken it easy since I got home this afternoon and do not plan on heading out for my walk/jog until tomorrow evening.
I am hoping like crazy to be able to catch the men's marathon tomorrow, I was quite miffed that I missed the women's last week. I also hope that I can catch the closing ceremonies as well.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The sale of the company that I work for is almost final.
We should be switching over to the new owner on the 20th. Of course they left all the paperwork and information to the last second. Still have no idea what software we will be using, no idea what day payday is on, and no idea about benefits...all that information should be coming to us on Tuesday. Right now, I will just be happy that I still have a job after the 20th. All of us employees are supposed to automatically have a position, because they aren't taking over as much as they are expanding to our area and we should still have the same customer base and all that. It would just be a tiny bit less stress if I knew what the heck my new duties will be! Argh!
Today was nonstop going through employee personnel folders digging out information I need to give to our new HR person on Tuesday...it was more like searching for information. There is so much of it that is in our main office and trying to get them to email me anything is like pulling teeth lately. I can't totally blame them for the hard feelings though, most of them will be losing their jobs shortly. Then again, I take my work seriously and I would not block someone else from their job because of sour grapes. I only got a tiny bit of my normal job done, luckily Fridays aren't usually busy for me and I had the leeway to work on the folders....I only got about halfway through them in about 6 straight hours of working on them. I even skipped going to lunch and just ate at my desk.
I came home exhausted. Its been a long week and I have been exercising my fanny off (literally I hope!) every day.
I felt like I was trying to talk myself out of even getting off the couch, I told my beau that I didn't have the energy for the gym/pool tonight, but I knew I would be mad at myself if I didn't get any exercising done, and he reminded me that they close early on Fridays.
I had totally forgotten!
After dinner, I was feeling ok and since there was a breeze out, I brought up walking a 5k. Its my off day from jogging and I was going to wait a month or so to walk it and seemed a shame to waste a good breezy evening!
I mummified my lower body with all sorts of elastic...Ace bandages on my left knee and ankle sleeves on both sides. About a half mile into it, I actually stopped and got rid of both ankle sleeves....BIG improvement! Was able to pick up my pace to about a 20 minute mile.
3/4 of a mile and like clockwork, I started with the spitting, lol, I must be the unprettiest jogger/walker EVER! I know its coming from my asthma, but there isn't much I can do about it.
I am not even a good spitter, I can't even just spit and move along, noooo, its gotta run down my chin, haha!
At least my nose doesn't start running unless I actually jog! I am going to have to start bringing a rag with me.
About a mile and a half we hit the little hills that I blogged about previously, I will take the hills in place of running in circles around my block here.
.We live in an apartment...each building has 4 apartments in it and there are probably 50 or so buildings in the neighborhood here...which makes for a lot of trash cans....and a lot of trash....in South Louisiana...in the humidity....in August. NOT exactly pleasant because most everyone leaves the cans by the road instead of pulling them back to the sides of the buildings. Some days I wish I still smoked so I couldn't smell anything!
We started going to the next block over, which is actually a very nice neighborhood with some gorgeous little houses and lots of magnolia and other flowering trees...smells WAY better, haha! Down side is that there are a few little hills over there. Thats alright though, they will be good for me!
2 miles in and I am getting excited....I am getting close! I noticed that singing a bit out loud with my playlist helps with my breathing, it helps slow it down....so sorry to all the people who may have overheard me!
I also learned that at about each mile mark, my lower back was tight, quick fix was to stop for about 3 seconds and touch my toes, letting my back relax, and it would pop all the way from the bottom up to about my shoulder blades.
We hit 3 miles just around the corner from home and my beau pointed the other way with a questioning look...he was asking if we needed a trip around the block to make the distance. I just smiled and told him nope, that just finishing the walk home would get it...and it did!
We ended up with 3.13 miles, with a total time of 1 hour and 3 minutes. Average pace of 20'24 per mile!
Only way to go from here is up!
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend till you break
Cause its all you can take
On your knees, you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you Stand.
I was listening to music on the pc today, deciding what else to put on my phone....
Stand ~ by Rascal Flatts
This makes me think about all of us here, taking a stand.
I couldn't do this without you all.
Thank you for helping me to stand.
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