Archive for May, 2013

5/31/13 Rest Day

Today has always been my day of rest - I really enjoy Friday’s.  I look forward to them knowing I don’t have to worry about packing a gym bag, getting a work out in, taking a 2nd shower…..I can just relax and enjoy what ever the day brings.  Of course today is work, concession stand help for another team and graduation open house so really no relaxing. 

Last night during the boy’s baseball game (which only got 3 innings in due to weather - OMG weather is driving me nuts!) coach tells all the 12 year old boys to use the restroom before the game.  My boy got to sit out the first 2 innings and was first up to bat and went out on deck while the other pitcher warms up and he turns to his Dad who is the ass coach and says “I have to go to the bathroom” - of course all the parents started laughing.  Dan told him to hit a home run so he could go faster.  Well he ended up on base and had to wait for others to bring him around and home.  He crossed home plate and ran to the bathoom.  He was gone a long time!  Poor boy comes from the rest room all dishelved and water all over the front of his shirt.  I guess he really had to go!

5/30/2013 Being Organized Makes a Difference

Having a clean house and being some what organized makes a huge difference in my attitude at home.  I can’t believe what I can accomplish when my house is clean.  I worked yesterday, went to the gym and got 2 miles on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the spin bike done, went home made dinner, did the dishes, watched a little TV, did laundry and sorted some clothes for Goodwill and went to bed feeling like I accomplished something.  What I should have done was plant those plants I bought on Monday…….they will survive.

The treadmill run was ok - I was so tired the last 1/2 day of work.  All I did was yawn for about 3 hours

I figured I would not be doing anything when I got to the gym but as soon as I left the building I got some energy.  Sometimes I think this place sucks the life right out of me…..of course sometimes I think my home life does the same thing.  The grass is always greener on the other side.  What we make of what we got is up to us.  I gotta get busy and make some changes that are needed in some areas of my life. 

Today is spin class followed by the rush to an away baseball game if the weather does not put a damper on it.  It’s beautiful now.  Oh how I wish I was home working in the flower beds (or in my pj’s drinking coffee watching tv).  I have decided that I will go directly from spin class to the baseball game - sweet smell of spin coming from my pores.  I have a feeling I will be sitting alone hopefully with no bugs around me cuz they can’t stand the smell either.

So the DD girls do sweat a lot - and it can be very hard to get that sport bra off after a work out.  Anyone else have that issue?  I know no one can comment - I sure wish 2fatchicks would fix their commenting abilities.  Oh well. 

I can’t wait for the new session of Gym classes to start next week.  I am anxious to start the Weight Circuit class on Tuesdays - I need someone telling me what to do for strength. 

Have a great day!

5/29/13 Gym Bag PACKED!

I packed my gym bag this morning so I am going to the gym.  All this rain we have been getting is making me so tired all I want to do is go home and sleep.  I went home last night and the boy’s game got rained out so I thought about getting on the treadmill but thats all the farther it went……a thought.  I ended up dozing on the couch and forced myself up to take care of the errands I needed to do for the concession stand for the games this week.

I felt better once I got up - got my running done and spent some time outside and watched a little tv and got some laundry done last night.  Still felt very guilty for not working out. 

I have no one to blame but myself for sitting on the couch watching tv last night instead of working out.  I won a free night last night with the rain and the cancelled ball game.  It was my choice to not work out.  Today’s choice is to work out and be happy with myself that I spent that 45-60 minutes on the treadmill running and sweating.  Tomorrows choice is spin class and then rush off to baseball game all sweaty and pretty. 

I need to stop starting over again and again and again!

Today I packed the gym bag.

5/28/13 Weekend Success & Failure

My weekend was both a success and failure all at the same time.  I was able to stay focused and get my house cleaned the way I wanted it done.  I got my running done for the concession stand and I got one flower bed weeded and flower purchased before the rain started yesterday.  Planting will have to wait for another day that is not wet and cold.  Failure comes with regards to my work out and eating right.  I failed on both accounts for the full weekend and may I remind you it was a long weekend.  I have not worked out since Thursday and I ate like a pig all weeeknd.  I refused to get on the scales this morning - maybe tomorrow. 

It’s raining now and weather man says rain all day so now I am not so sure if the boy will have his baseball game tonight or not.  I guess we can go to his honors/awards ceremony then.  Am I a terrible parent for allowing him to choose?  A piece of paper to tell me he is AWESOME or playing some baseball?  I let him decide and he picked baseball.  I guess if it’s raining and there is no baseball then we will go to the awards ceremony. 

I enjoyed my weekened and wish every weekend during the summer was a 3 day weekend but I guess if I had that then I would start to wish I had 4 day weekends then 5 day weekends and so on.  We are never really satisfied are we?  Like the little girl in the AT&T commercial says we want more we want more

 

The new schedule for the gym starts on June 3rd - I am looking forward to trying a new weight/circuit class on Tuesdays and a Strength and Stability class on Saturday’s.  I also signed up for the Good Form Running class they are offering (only for two days for an hour).  I think I need the classes to keep me honest in my work outs and I think I need the classes to get me started on the strength part of it.  I will give it a month and see what happens.  Two of the three classes I will be taking are free (part of my membership) and the third class (spin) is well worth the extra money.  The good form running is a one time deal - that cost me too but not much.   I need to get into a routine again.  Baseball season is messin me up big time.

5/24/13 Friday before Holiday……

Today should be long and boring…….Hope they let us go home early.

Yesterday’s spin class was AWESOME!  Instructor does theme’s to our music - she really puts a lot of thought into it.  Last night was TV theme songs.  OMG blast from the past.  Gilligans Island, Dallas, ER, Magnum PI, St Else Where, The Jeffersons, Cheers, Moonlighting…….at times it was hard to focus on the spinning because we were trying to guess the TV show.  It was a distraction but it was a work out for both the mind and body.  We laughed a lot!  Ever notice how once the class is established we can not alter our seating…..EVER…..it will throw off the earths rotation?

 

I have no plans for this weekend except clean my pig hole of a house.  Baseball season is killing my ambition to clean.  I just cleaned the kitty litter box last night - it was over flowing and I would not have blamed kitty if she had decided to shit in my bed or my shoes.  It would have been my fault.  Someone gave me a helpful hint…..think I will try it this weekend while doing the massive cleaning - I will let you know how it works out.

Everyone have a great Memorial Day - remember our veterns who gave their lives so we could have the freedoms we have today. 

5/23/13 AWESOME 2 Miler

First run done - It felt so good I wanted to keep going and going and going but I told myself I was going to get on and run 1 mile straight through and then one mile doing the C25K run/walk and I did (kinda).  The mile done I started the C25K run/walk and OMG it was so boring I changed to sprints.  One minute run one minute walk and finish up my 2 miles.  AWESOME……I felt so so…how shall I say it…..ALIVE.  I know it sounds stupid but fellow runners will understand.  I felt kinda like this……

I signed up for a Good Form Running class that my gym is offering in June (two evenings for an hour) - everyone needs a refresher.  I took a 6 week class at the YMCA not too long ago and love it.  I wish I could take that class again.  We all have bad habits and we do good for a while then they come back.

Never hurts to be told your form sucks and to fix it before you hurt yourself - or we all want to know if we look stupid.  Ever see those runners out there that just look like they are in pain or they are doing it so wrong you want to stop and say something to them…..well I know thats me sometimes.  We all revert back to bad form when we are tired or lazy.  So Good Form Running class signed up!

I also signed up the boy for a 7th-12th grader youth training class for this summer.  Works on form and technique to prevent injuries.  Strength and speed work too - I am excited and wish I could take it.  He is nervous since he won’t know anyone there.  Had to hire out GRANDMA’s Taxi Service - boy are they expensive - to get him to and from since of course its in the mornings. 

I am looking forward to my spin class tonight.  Spinning to nowhere is my favorite thing to do - besides running to nowhere.  I love my instructor - I know she reads my blog - this one is for you!  :-)

 

5/22/2013 OMG I am SOOOOO Tired!

Run did not happen last night - got home from work and hubby needed a ride into town to drop off his truck to get some work done on the brakes and figured we might as well go watch the varsity baseball game.  I did not have a chance to change so I was in jeans - OMG I was so HOTTTTTT

I even rolled up my pant legs on my jeans and embarrassed the boy.  After watching the varsity play for a while I headed over to the U14 field to set up the concession stand for that game.  Ended up working the stand and just let me tell you jeans were a HUGE MISTAKE. I knew when I got there I had thought about running home to change into shorts - should have done it.  I made it through the game and clean up and home by 9:15. 

Went to bed about 10:00 was rudely awaken at 11:30 by my dumb ass dog barking outside my bedroom window.  Had to hollar at hubby who was still up watching more baseball to let the F’n dog in.  I was awaken again around 1:30 by the dumb ass dog getting into the trash in the kitchen.  Holy hell what was his issue last night.  I caught him in the act and you would have thought I beat him - never touched him just flipped on the light and I swear he almost piddled on the floor.

This is what I envisioned him thinking last night - except it was with the trash….

Next thing that happened last night was 4:00 am wake up call by the boy who mistakely set his alarm.  The alarm music was so loud from his room I was trying to shut my alarm off in my room through my closed door.  I realized was it was his and he shut it off and I rolled over….guess what happened 9 minutes later - yep he hit the snooze not the off button.  So needless to say when my alarm went off at 5:00 am I ignored it and was late to work this morning.

I am grumpy and very unhappy today.  I pray my day will improve - even just a little will help.  I brought my gym clothes and plan to go work out - running on the treadmill is the plan…course that was the plan last night too.  Wish me luck to stick to the plan today.

5/21/13 Feeling GREAT

I am feeling great on this new medicine - well not really “feeling” any different but am down 10 lbs since last Monday.  I can feel it in my clothes and in my mind.  I am still taking the trial (lower) dose and tomorrow will be the first day on the full dose.  I am a little nervous and wishin I could continue on the lower dose until it stops working and then move up but since thats not how it works I will proceed as directed.

Work out Sunday was great.  I was not able to do anything yesterday since the boy had a baseball game last night.  They were able to get it it in - had a storm come through 45 mintues before the game but the sun came out at game time.  Little extra work to get the field prepped AGAIN but we got the game in.  They won 12-2.  

I want to run tonight and will do my best to get a short 1/2 hour run in before I go to town again tonight for yet another baseball game.  This time it’s nephews game.  Games almost every night this week - bring on the baseball.

The plan for today is to work all day run home and hop on the treadmill and bust out 30 minutes - jump in the shower and rinse off and head to the ball field.  I am going to start the Couch to 5K day one today to test the waters before my group of followers (38 so far) start training in June.  Day one is 5 minute warm up, 60 second jog/90 second walk for 20 minutes end with 5 minute cool down.  This is what I think I might do if I have time.  1 mile run then the 60 second jog/90 second walk for 20 minutes.  I should have time if I hussle out of here after work and don’t waste any time.

5/17/2013 I Think I am CRAZY

I am still sore and recoverying and was talking with a guy from work this morning about his couch to 5K training and OMG I started to wish I could run tonight.  Now I know I am not ready to start running yet so I guess I am not THAT CRAZY.  I will wait my week like I told myself I would and I will start out with some spinning first to get back going.  Who in their right mind cries for the last 5 miles of their run and a couple of days later is ready to start back up - oh I know……ME A RUNNER!

I don’t know maybe its the weight loss this week, the fact I finished what I started, I finished even though I could have gave up or the fact I am just plain CRAZY but I am ready to get back to working out and running.  I can’t wait until next week so I can start lifting weights, spinning and running. 

Life is good! 

5/16/2013 Unsure of recovery time

Is a week too long…too short?  I am going stir crazy not working but also kind of enjoying it.  I have been busy with baseball concession stand every night so I probably would not have been able to do much working out anyway.  After this week I will have met with all the teams and handed out money bags, keys and instructions for the concession stand and I can not have to go to every home game for every team in our program.  ugggg it has been tiring.  Watching kids I don’t know play.  I do know I enjoy watching the older kids play now…..watching U10 kids when they don’t know what to do drives me NUTS.  They will learn.

Just to refresh everyone my plans after my big race…….NO MORE BIG RACES for a while.  Focus will be on running a 5K the whole way and having a time under 30 minutes then I will move to a 10K running all the way with time around 60 minutes.  If I can accomplish those two things and loose about 50 pounds (or any substantial weight) before the end of the year I will sign up for the Riverbank 25K for 2014 and start training for that in January doing a run/walk.  I don’t think I would ever go that distance running the entire way.  Too hard on my old body but 3-6 miles I think is do able - did it a couple years ago I think I can do it again. 

I am going to finish out the week doing nothing (well not “nothing”…I am “recoverying”) and will start workingout again on Sunday.  Head to the gym and hop on the spin bike and log some miles there.  I looked at the gyms new summer schedule and think I have an idea of three classes I want to take - they fit into my schedule pretty good once baseball is done.  During baseball season I will miss some classes but two of the classes do not cost anything they are free with my membership.  The spin class I will only miss one or two - that one I have to pay for.

In Summary - I have two things I am going to focus on:

5K distance and speed

Diet/healthy food and loosing weight

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