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Starting to feel obsessed.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Well, the walk was uneventful and while the legs were sore from the pounding last night, they feel much better today. It is nice to now know I can do it and may just add that to my fitness routine going forward. I was a little worried about a dark cloud hanging over the whole way home, but no rain came of it and it kept the sun off. Not that the sun really bothers me much. I don’t mind the heat.

Exercise like that, especially right after work can be so mind clearing. I know some people like the morning workouts since they get charged up to start the day. Even though I am working hard, it is relaxing to me. I did 5.41 miles in 1:25. So I averaged just under 16 min per mile. I think considering almost 1 whole mile was spent walking up hill, that is a pretty darn good average time. My goal is always to average 15min miles. So, if I am in that ballpark I am happy.

Well, this time next week I will be on my way to Sarasota and getting ready for some scuba diving. I am looking sooo forward to this trip. I didn’t really take a vacation last year and while I did a few camping trips with friends, those can get hectic when you get home later in the day on a Sunday and need to clean up for work. It will be nice to eat some good for me food on the beach and to have a few not so good for me beers looking out over the water. Shoot, then I get back the day before my birthday. That will be pretty sweet.

So, the conundrum on Fridays. The guys like happy hour. And I have been neglecting, mainly so I can get to the gym. Since I did the walk home yesterday, I decided, I will walk home again tomorrow then head to happy hour. Plus getting the workout in before hand will keep me focused while I am at happy hour. Then I will spend the weekend on the recumbent to get off the legs for a few days and them recover from the pounding. Actually I had the same issue next Wednesday before vacation. I have been thinking about the 16 hour drive and I will be doing most of it. My son can drive some, but it is a big responsibility and driving like that can get boring for long stretches so I was kicking around leaving Wednesday. So, I am gonna let him take the car to his mom’s on Tuesday and then I will walk home Wednesday and we will leave and get 5 or so hours down and I will get a workout in and still be done in time that we would be getting a room after about 5 hours of driving. Then only have 11 or so on Thursday.

Not sure how much sense that last paragraph made, but I know what I meant. Lol

I am beginning to think I am obsessed with this trying to fit in a workout. I keep telling myself it isn’t obsession, it is just making the time that I need to do what is right for me. I know my friends think I am kind of screwy about it all, but at least right now, it is what I have to do to lose the weight and get healthier. Still sometimes it feels like an obsession. But at least it is a healthy one.
I am sooo ready for a weekend. Wish I was leaving tonight!

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    I think we need that mental focus or it will be too easy for us to go back to our old ways. That's so exciting about your trip. You guys are going to have such a great time! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    1784 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean - it's that feeling you get when you workout that gives you that feel good feel - lol. emoticon Have a great trip!!!

    1784 days ago
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