7/10/2013 C25K Training

I am leading a C25K group at my work - I was hoping to get a few members and ended up with 53 people who signed up and who look to me for support and direction.  Some of those 53 members I have not heard from at all and are training on their own (at least I assume they are training) and others are showing up weekly for the training sessions.  It makes me feel good to know I am helping others realize they can do something they never thougth they could do.   They just need to believe they can do it!

It’s been fun - we have 8 more weeks before race day.  I have a friend who asked me to do a Color Me Rad race with her in October so I have another C25K training going on too.  I told her I would help her too if she wanted it.  This will be good - a 5K in September and a 5K in October.  I need to find a few more races to sign up for to keep me motivated.  I want to run the whole thing - NO WALKING.  Amazing how hard it has been lately to do anything.  It’s been so hot and humid and my heart just has not been in it. 

My sons baseball consumed so much of my time since May I am looking forward to this being his last week of baseball.  He will play another weekend tournament this month but this week day shit will end!  Well Baseball will end but Football will start in August.  I find I still run during football practice - something about sitting there for a 2 hour practice.  I run for the first hour then I sit and read or watch practice.  Looking forward to Football starting - I know I am crazy!

7/8/2013 Holy Double Shit

Been almost a month - I thought last post was bad!  Don’t have time to comment now but I will post again.  I promise.  I know I have made empty promises before.  I will be posting again today and will give an update on me and my trials and tribulations and struggles with running and the f’n scale. 

Never fear - I will be back to bitch and complain some more.

6/21/13 A Week? Really?

Holy shit its been over a week since my last post.  I have been working out and doing the baseball thing so nothing really has changed.  I have done 3 training runs with my C25K group and they have gone very well.  I took a class on Good Form Running and hated to see my fatself on the video but was interested in seeing my foot placement and form….both of which was not terrible but I have somethings to work on. 

I borrowed a metronome and am curious to see if I can get 180 steps a minute to shorten my stride and keep my big ass feet under my big ass body when I run.  Mid foot running is hard when you are not used to it.  Habits are very hard to break.  Tomorrow mornings run will be with the metronome and I will see if I need to buy one.  The trainer who did the good form running class said she loves hers and still uses it.  The insane beeping might make me run faster to get it over with.  I have gotten used to running with no music during these last few training runs.

Baseball season is almost done - just a couple more weeks left and then we have a short break and football seaon starts up.  The boy is taking a class to help with speed and agility - I wanna take the class.  He said it was like a last chance workout from the Biggest Loser.  He got to play with the big heavy ropes and slippery skate thing and 1/2 balance balls - he said it was AWESOME.  Perfect for pre-conditioning for Football.  He will have football camp the middle of July too and this class - busy busy busy.

I am gaining weight taking this pill - not sure why since my work outs have increased - pisses me off.  About to say fuck it and stop taking them and just be who I am but I want it to work so bad.  I will keep going one more month. 

Hubby tore his shoulder up in a tragic wiffle ball incident during the parent vs kids game last Saturday - no work for him since but thank goodness no surgery.  He is already feeling better and has much more mobility in it.  Maybe the surgeon is right and he will only be off work for 2-3 weeks.  Thats life……He does kinda look sexy with his arm in a sling - nothing sexier then an injured man - except an injured man with a paycheck AND a tool belt.

I will start posting again - I promise.  Virus thing on 3fatchicks threw me a bit.  They seem to be having lots of probelms lately.  I missed posting and then got busy but I am back!

Have a great weekend!

6/13/2013 Day 1 Training COMPLETE

Day one training of the Spartan C25K is complete and it was FUN.  I do have to admit after the first training run I kinda looked/felt like this……

The second run went a little better - I did get to go a little slower and it did rain on us a little which was nice to help cool us down.  But I imagine I still looked like the above picture after the second run.  4 miles done last night and it felt really good.  I have not run in a long time.  Tonight is spin class and I am excited about that.  I had to miss last week because of baseball.  Looking forward to getting my ass kicked!

Day two of running training is tomorrow - no baseball this weekend so I will get another day of running training in on Saturday or Sunday. 

Have a great day - get out and do something….anything! 

6/12/13 Day 1 of C25K Training

It’s official - today is Day 1 of the C25K training that I am responsible for providing the tools and information to 53 people to complete a 5K in September.  I would say about 5 of those 53 people are runners - one of which is a marathon runner, one is a tri-girl and one likes to run 13 miles every morning before work.  Crazy that I am the trainer/leader of this group.  The vast majority fall into the walker….wish to be a runner group which is right up my alley.  I feel comfortable with those people.  I don’t however feel comfortable with the people who run a 6 minute mile and can do a 5k in 15 minutes - again - CRAZY!

The few runners have offered to help me with the more advanced people in the group and I can hang back with the walkers who dream of one day running a 5K.  I too dream of running a whole 5K again one day.  It has been a long time since I ran 3.1 miles straight through and am looking forward to the training.  My goal for this training - finish the 5K in September in 30 minutes or less.  I want to break free of the 40+ minute time that I have always been at.  I am going to follow the C25K plan and see what that does for me.  No walking breaks during the race.  It has been years since I did that.  I know it can be done.  I did my first 10K that way. 

I am exteremly nervous/anxious to have all these people looking to me for motivation.  I think I will do a fine job but still - nervous and anxious.  Weather is not looking too good for our training runs today.  Due to work end times I am having two training runs today - I should be good and tired.  The plan calls for 60 second jog followed by 90 second walk - repeat for 20 minutes.  It has you jogging for 8 minutes total.  I can do that TWICE - thats only 16 minutes of jogging over the course of two hours.  I can do that no problem - right?  RIGHT?  ANYONE….ANYONE…..RIGHT?  OMG WTF HAVE I DONE?  I have not worked out in like two weeks……I am FREAKING OUT……..

6/6/2013 Not enough time in the day

Someone changed the time in a day - I just know it.  Someone is messin with me and it’s not funny.  Before I know it the time is after 9:00 pm and it’s time for bed and I have not worked out yet.  Last night was suppose to be my nothing planned day so I could work out.  Oh no…can’t have that.  I found out in the morning that I had to make “underwear cookies” for the boys Social Studies class for today.  WTF are underwear cookies you ask……Well they are suppose to resemble what your kids (and mine on occassion - I am adult enough to admit it) underwear look like when they roll them down and leave them on the floor all rolled up tight in a figure 8 shape…..hence the name “underwear cookie”.  I have to admit when they cook up they do kinda resemble what I have seen on my bathroom floor before. 

How to Make Polish Crullers - Chrusciki

So I worked all day got home and hubby had dinner cooking - boy’s turkey with noodles and my mom’s fresh greens for a salad - very yummy dinner.  We got the dishes done and then started in on the cookies.  After cookies were done we had to run into to the baseball field and do a money check on the concession stand so by the time I got home it was after 9:00 AGAIN!  AGAIN NO WORK OUT. 

Tonight I work all day and get home change and we have to leave by 5:00 for a baseball game that is 45 minutes away.  My only hope to get a work out in today is a rain out - don’t really want that because it’s a pain in the ass to reschedule baseball games.

I miss my spin class already……This should be the last one I have to miss.  No more Thursday games unless we have to reschedule any.

6/4/13 Follow Up - New Meds & Misc info

I have my follow up appointment for that Qysmia that I started taking full time after my race.  I started taking it again on Monday, May 13th and am down 14 pounds since then.  I have been really watching what I eat but not following any diet plan.  I still have cookies and ice cream on occassion and hot dogs at the ball games but I limit my portions and so far it seems to be working.  I did not want to start a diet and the pill at the same time and wonder if it was the pill or the diet that was working.  I think the pill is helping me with the portion size and snacking.  I don’t seem to have the same urges I used to have before - no side of beef at dinner - just front quarter.  I think I am reverting back to 20 years ago when……

It seems to be making a difference.  I only hope it continues.  I am the first patient my doctor has on it - she said she has one other male on it but as of two weeks ago she had not heard from him and did not know if he was taking it or not.  I am excited to go in and report to her.  I guess I will need to cough up the money for another months worth.

TOPIC CHANGE - Went to my son’s baseball game last night = it was a home game and the team that traveled came from about 35 minutes away.  They got there and warmed up - nothing different then normal.  When they took the field and their pitcher threw his warm up pitches I thought “wow - that looks funny……funny set and form”.  Turns out the kid only had one hand.  He would take his glove off and hook it over his forearm and get set and do his wind up and throw and put his glove on all in one motion.  It was pretty awesome to watch.  We did not mercy this team.  He pitched very well and pitched for several innings then moved to CATCHER - yes you read right - they moved him to catcher.  He is a one handed pitcher and catcher and the kid can hit the ball too.  It was inspirational to watch.  We ended up winning 7-3 but it was still a good game. 

ANOTHER TOPIC CHANGE - Missed work out last night due to baseball game, missing work out today due to doctors appointment then the boy’s last choir concert.  Tomorrow I am very excited to report I have NOTHING on the calendar and will for sure get a work out in.  Not sure what that work out will be but one will be done.  I will be missing spin class on Thursday (sad day since I love spin) due to an away game unless we get rain.  I will bring my gym clothes just in case the call it. Weather man is calling for rain on Thursday.

Down 14 of these little fuckers……

 

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.

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