Thursday, January 10, 2013
Work dragged so much yesterday - I consumed way too much candy in the afternoon out of boredom :( At one point I caught up reading all 76 blog posts I was behind on through my google reader. *sigh* But then some work came in that got me really excited, except that the civilian personnel office is clearly trying to do something that will get them in a lot of trouble. Honestly, I dont understand how these people dont understand the regulations that apply to them. So I was excited to get to work this morning and look into it further (I love research) but I know once I meet with them, they will not be happy with me because I will once again tell them they are doing something wrong :( I love labor and employment law - I just wish my clients knew how to do their jobs correctly so they dont set themselves up for lawsuits they will lose...
After work yesterday I headed to the gym and got in 30 minutes on the elliptical. 30 minutes seemed a bit daunting because the elliptical is kind of boring to me. It surprisingly went quick, but I was disappointed that the calorie burn wasnt as high as I was expecting. I didnt have my HRM on so I was only using the machine's calculation - I think next time I will wear my HRM. Not a huge deal. I still had a significant calorie burn for the day and despite my candy-eating in the afternoon, I was well within my calorie range set by MFP and fitbit. :) The woman on the elliptical next to me had her ipad on her machine and was watching either a movie or tv show. It never dawned on me to do that! I wouldnt do it while running on the treadmill, but for the elliptical or bike it could be a good way to make the time pass! I will have to remember that for next time :)
After the gym I headed home for some Buffy time. I also made a taco bake for dinner. I used to make these all of the time, and yesterday it dawned on me that I hadnt made one in over a year! No wonder I've been eating taco bell. I love tacos and mexican flavored food - I forgot about making taco bakes, that are clearly much healthier, with my homemade taco seasoning which cuts down significantly on sodium. Yum! I brought leftovers for lunch today. I was pretty exhausted by the evening and was falling asleep on my couch around 8pm so I decided to go to bed early and not stay up reading for an hour. When my alarm went off this morning I was still feeling pretty tired - I think my body is adjusting to working out regularly again.
Today is our monthly wing run, so this afternoon we will close early and everyone will run either 2.5 or 3.5 miles. I plan to take the 2.5 mile run. It's pretty cold out (I think my car said 18 degrees this morning) so hopefully it will warm up by 3pm. Depending on how I feel afterwards, I will try to get in an additional short workout when I get home.
I saw on one of the scrolling marquees this morning that they are bringing back the Lazy Man Triathlon next month! I am excited! I was short by about 5 miles total last year because I went out of town at the end of February and couldnt fit in the swimming, but this year I am determined to do it! Of course, I dont have a gym with a pool anymore - the base that is closer to me does have a pool - but it costs $2 for lap swim for active duty. I cant believe they charge for swimming! But it is good cross-training, and I do want to start swimming again... In fact, my tentative half marathon training plan I am putting together has swimming listed in it!