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Oh, motivation...


Sunday, February 10, 2013

...where did you go? I have little to no motivation to do anything today. I grabbed cereal for breakfast because I was too zombie-fied to make anything decent. I felt so sleepy I didn't even feel like brewing up some coffee. Managed to get in a full 30 minute program pushing myself to hold it at 12 mph on the bike but, felt like I could fall off and fall back asleep. Changed the sheets, cleaned the rabbit cage, vacuumed, washed the dishes, made sandwiches for lunch. All this while yawning every few minutes. I went to sleep at an okay time last night but slept in about an hour this morning. More sleep should be a good thing but, I feel like butt. I could probably blame this case of the lazies on account of it being about 1 week pre-TOM (assuming the Clomid didn't work).

I had a neighbor ask me to let her know when I decide to start walking again this year because she'd love to join everyday weather permitting. As thrilled as I am at the idea of having a buddy to walk with she recently had back surgery, has stints in her arteries, is about 75 lbs overweight, smokes and is in general very out of shape. So, I'm weighing out the pro's and con's. I do want to help another person whom without company may never have the motivation. So it's have a daily walking buddy using my fitness time moving at a very slow pace or go alone and run . I hate to think of it so selfishly but, by the end of fall last year I was up to running a half-mile without a break. I was aiming for increasing that. I have to give this some major thought. While I need a female friend, the closer spring gets the less time I have to myself. Running or jogging is my me time all alone in my head with some good tunes...it's like therapy. Without me time I start having those unbalanced housewife thoughts...the kind where Pistol Annie's "Housewife's Prayer" makes you laugh because you feel about like that or like you may need medicated to keep from going insane.

Well, if I sit still much longer I'll fall asleep. Guess I'll go check the mail and hope I don't blow away. All my clothes are so baggy anymore I might take flight.

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WINDSONG26 2/10/2013 10:19PM

    Good luck on whatever you decide and I hope that you sleep super well tonight!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/10/2013 3:24PM

    I know just what you mean about your neighbour. she wants a buddy to get her going and keep her accountable, and you need to press on with your own progress.

Here is something DH & I do, that I learned when living with a marathon runner.

Five of us would set out together: my ex partner, me his two kids, and the dog. Two of them were doing marathon training - running a big distance; younger son was run/walking, I was walking. It went like this: out of the car and into the park, we'd set off together, then off they would all go except me.

I would walk. They would run. At some point I would catch up with younger son, we would walk together. After half the time we were going to be out, we would turn around. In a little while the runners might catch us up on the return trip. Sometimes younger son would run off with them. Often the dog would stay with me.

If I cut my walk short, and I was back first, I would be sure to do a full range of stretches, and be in the car having my travel mug tea when they got back.

DH & I do this now, he & I head off together, then hit our own pace, then join up again. (We do the same thing in the pool, too.)

The trick? Commit to the same amount of time, start off together for your warm up, head off at your own pace when you want to, then halfway through the time, each of you turn around. You'll get to spend a few minutes together, the rest of the time going at your own pace, listening to your own music, having your me time. You can help motivate her, she doesn't drag you down.

Win win!

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LILAWEN 2/10/2013 2:34PM

  Sounds like my Sunday! Good for your for getting on the bike and getting it done anyway.
About your neighbor -- it's really kind of you to think about helping her. Maybe you could walk with her on your "rest" days a couple of days a week? It's good for your body to recover from your harder workouts, and it sounds like you might like to build up a friendship with her.
Whatever you do, good luck and keep doing what you're doing. ;)

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PJ2222 2/10/2013 2:22PM

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