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I don't wannnnnnaaaaaaa!

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's Monday morning. First off, I don't wanna do Monday.

I had yesterday off from running. I don't wanna go run this morning.

No surprises there. I am surprised at how hard my body is fighting to convince me to not go running.

Yesterday I woke up on the couch with a couple more "bites" on my leg. We are not sure where these are coming from, or if they are even bites or not. I've had them happen a few times now. Always in a different spot. This morning - 6 more bumps. These ones are clustered on my neck/shoulder towards my back so I can't even see them. They itch like crazy! The ones from yesterday on my leg are still hurting too. At least the two on my ribcage from last week are clearing up finally. I'm starting to think we have something living in this couch that loves to eat me. Hubby does not have any of these though. No idea what's going on.

Sorry. My mind wandered away with me. Told you my body is fighting this run today.

It's overcast out today, so it won't be too hot. It has also bought me some extra time this morning. I don't have to get up and get out as soon as possible because of the sun and heat.

This morning I realized that although I've been training for just 2 weeks, I have finished week 3 of my training program. Looks like I haven't realized it, but I'm pushing myself pretty hard.

Instead of being proud of that, knowing I'm working hard and succeeding, the thought popped into my head. I can take time off. I'm ahead of the game.

Who am I trying to kid? If it's this hard to keep on track taking one day off, it will be so much worse taking two.

I guess I'm just in a really bad mood this morning. A run will help fix that
I know I need to do this. It's the path I've chosen to follow right now. I have a race coming up. I am no where near ready for this race.

This morning is an "easier" run. Run6min, walk3min and repeat 6 times. So for short periods/distances I push. Then I rest/recouperate.

maybe I should get on the scale first. See just how my hard work is starting to pay off. I'm not loosing a lot, or fast, but I am loosing. That scale will NOT say 237 anymore. That much I do know.

Time to go. I think I've finally tapped into my inner strength this morning. There is a tiny part of me that wants to go upstairs and get dressed for a run now. It's very tiny, but I'm sure if I focus on it it will grow. Or I'll be outside running before I can talk myself out of it again. lol

Have a great day

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Just make sure not to push too hard though. I did and injured myself. If you are ahead of the plan, don't stop, but maybe do a few more easier days.

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RITEEBEE 7/16/2013 3:23PM

    I hope you had a good run. I fight with myself a lot too, especially at 5:30 am!! haha As long as the run wins more than the not running wins I'm happy!

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CHERIJ16 7/16/2013 10:30AM

    I keep reminding myself of that advertisement that says a body at rest will stay at rest while a body in motion stays in motion. There is a lot to that in my case anyway. Once I sit too long I lose all my drive and energy.
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JLDACQ 7/16/2013 10:01AM

    Lots of good comments to help you with the Don't Wanna's. :-D And here's a suggestion for the bites you're getting: Spray the couch with Febreze. I've had that problem, and when it comes back, I fluff up all the pillows on the couch, and spray it all down every other day for a week. Bugs die off pretty quick that way. :-D I only usually do it once a summer, but some years I've had to do it in spring and fall. And ever since the house has a wood pellet stove instead of a regular wood stove, the bugs in the furniture have almost stopped completely. Oh... and I don't let my pets get on the couch.

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THEWWWAY 7/15/2013 2:55PM

    Sometimes just getting on here can get me motivated to exercise

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SADIEMAE32 7/15/2013 10:31AM

    Great job listening to that tiny spark!! It will just keep growing until it becomes habit emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTME29 7/15/2013 10:30AM

    Getting started is always the hardest part. Once you get out there, it gets easier.

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DSCH1207 7/15/2013 10:21AM

    Don't psych yourself out! You were BORN to succeed! Hope you enjoyed that run, I always do no matter how much I don't "wanna" get started. You JUST gotta!!!
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JLEMUS1 7/15/2013 9:57AM

    I have days that start like that, but we have the inner strength to kick butt and get up and get going!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 7/15/2013 9:40AM

    That tiny part is just a little spark - it is what keeps us going.

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3016DEBRA 7/15/2013 9:38AM

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BASHELBY56 7/15/2013 9:29AM

    BlueRose, reading your blogs is like looking into my own psyche! I'm glad you were able to motivate, but I have to say that reading how someone else sometimes has to fight herself to get motivated makes me feel better, like I'm not the only one. You do push yourself hard, which is why your ahead of your schedule, but maybe that's because you truly are stronger and more fit than you realized! As for your bumps I read where you make a paste from baking soda and water and put them on your bite marks will help with the itching. Also, for the itching and pain, I read you can put some of that toothache medication on your bites and it will stop the pain and itching like now. I don't know where you run but you might be picking up chigger bites....

hat are chiggers and how do they bite?

Chiggers are tiny bugs that are known for delivering bites that itch intensely. See more pictures of arachnids.
Photo courtesy Hansell F. Cross, Georgia State University,
If you have ever been out in the woods or an open field in spring, summer or fall, you may have gotten chiggers around your waistband or on your ankles. They leave red, itchy bumps on your skin.

Chiggers are the larvae of mites belonging to the suborder prostigmata, commonly called harvest mites or scrub mites. Like ticks and spiders, mites go through three biological stages in their life cycle: They begin as eggs, hatch as larvae, develop into nymphs and finally become adults. Nymph and adult harvest mites feed mostly on plant life and don't bother people or other mammals, but in the larval stage, many of the species in the prostigmata suborder are parasitic. After a parasitic chigger hatches, it finds a good position on tall grass or other vegetation so it can spring onto a passing animal. When it finds an animal, it attaches to the animal to gather the protein it needs to grow into the nymph stage. ­ ­

Chiggers do not burrow under your skin, as many people believe, nor do they feed on animal blood. They actually feed on the fluids in skin cells. To get the fluids, they attach themselves to a skin pore or hair follicle and inject a digestive enzyme that ruptures the cells. The enzyme also hardens the surrounding skin tissue, forming a sort of straw for sucking the skin cell fluids. The whole process irritates the skin, causing an itchy red bump that continues to cause discomfort for several days. Chiggers are only about 1/50th of an inch (0.5 mm) in diameter and so are too small to be seen with the naked eye. This invisibility is the reason so many people believe chiggers burrow under the skin.

You might encounter chiggers in any number of environments, but they are especially concentrated in damp areas with a lot of vegetation. They are attracted to concealed, moist conditions on hosts, too, so they tend to attach to skin under tight clothing, such as socks and underwear, or in concealed areas of the body, such as the groin and the armpits. One way to decrease the chance of chigger bites is to wear loose clothing when you're in the woods or other infested areas. You should also take a shower as soon as you get home from an outdoor expedition, to remove any chiggers before they attach to your skin.

In North America, chiggers don't spread any diseases to humans, but chigger bites can get infected. You should keep the irritated area clean and refrain as much as possible from scratching. In other parts of the world, chiggers may pose a more serious threat. In some areas of Asia­, for example, certain chigger species carry the disease scrub typhus. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, check an insect and spider field guide to find out what sort of chiggers are in your area.

One commonly known remedy for chigger bites is to apply nail polish to reduce itchiness. This does not kill the chigger or treat the bite in any way. It simply seals the area off from the air, which keeps the sore from itching so badly. If you want to apply something to relieve itching, it's much better to use a salve or cream that contains antihistamines (Caladryl or hydrocortisone salves are the most common). Like nail polish, these treatments will seal the bite from the surrounding air, but they will also help to prevent infection. If the welts continue to irritate you for more than a couple of weeks, they might be infected and you should see a doctor.

Hopefully this may help! Take care and keep on " Keepin On"!! emoticon emoticon

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JAZZEJR 7/15/2013 8:47AM

    Hooray for the tiny part!! Next time you feel those negative thoughts coming, shut them down with, "Thank you! Another opportunity to run! I can't wait!"
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KATRINAKAT23 7/15/2013 8:43AM

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