on this weeks work-outs…nothing has gone as planned and my knee has started hurting again so back to the doc i go :( it’s not like i haven’t done anything at all i mean did have a great swim practice on monday and then had a kinda shitty rainy run practice last night (this is where the knee pain comes in) i am going to try to get to the pool tonight and swim…but all that i had planned just didn’t work out for me, i’ve been super tired so i haven’t gotten up in the am to do a morning workout at all…and last night was the worst i totally had an anxiety attack at like 2am about my fucking bike…really, really who has a panic attack about a bike - that is just crazy talk!! well apparently i did - so we have a bike practice on saturday and i just know we are going to do a hilly route, which is fine, but the more i have ridden my new tri bike i have realized it sucks for the hilly course we have here in my rainy ass city - can you sense the negativity today - geez, so not like me usually i am pretty positive…i think it is the lack of yoga this week….so anywho i am now debating either a) sucking it up and just dealing with my bike, b) getting a 2nd bike or c) getting rid or my current bike and getting a new bike…i’m leaning towards option b even though i really can’t afford it and i have no where to put another bike. ok, i am going to go out with tomorrow is another day and i can make today still a good day - i mean it is only 10:30am right now…..now i just need to convince myself that last part and all will be good…
It was pouring during run practice tonight and my feet are still freezing and have lost all color - it probably doesn’t help that I went out with the team for food afterward and sat there in my wet shoes for two hours - but I had a yummy salad :)
Ok night everyone - going to bed so I can get my ass up for yoga tomorrow morning!
i just hope they don’t rain on my parade - ok my run practice - not a parade…actually i find it more fun than a parade, but i am weird. i think i am going to make granola bars this weekend - i like to make something new each weekend, usually it is some sort of large dinner type thing that i can freeze, but i’ve got a lot of stuff in the freezer right now and need to actually start eating it. so granola bars it is.
yes, i am referring to my addiction to the biggest loser - really it isn’t natural..i was so sad that i fell asleep last night and didn’t get to finish watching them run their marathon - i was cheering ada on until i fell asleep, but i did find out that she ran a great marathon (better than i could do) and i find her an inspiration!
so i listened to robindoesrunning as she is definitely smarter than i am and i just relaxed yesterday and didn’t work out and went to bed early and slept and i feel so much better right now - i woke up and didn’t feel like i wanted to curl back up in bed and go back to sleep :) it is pouring rain out right now and there was actually some thunder when i woke up too, which is just weird for the PNW - i have run practice tonight and am hopeing that the rain at least lightens up a bit.
Edit: ok now the sky is blue and it is windy out - can’t see the Olympic mtns so there could be another storm rolling in - fingers crossed it misses run practice tonight.
does anyone else see this as just well…kinda wrong? i mean i know i want to loose some weight and get fit and strong, but honestly i still want to look like me - just a slightly smaller, healthier version of me…
Have read through some of your blog and am incredibly happy that your my 300th follower :-)
Thank you so much for following me on my journey!
All the best, Cary :-)
awww thanks that is so sweet - i’m glad i choose such a worthy person to be their 300th follower…ok, really it was total luck and i would of followed you even if i was just 299th :) but i kinda feel special being the 300th - yippee!!
That's exactly how I felt before I got sick last week. lots of water, rest and vitamins, and healthy soups and foods for you. Take it easy. Your body will thank you for it later. love you!
totally going to listen to you - cause well this is way more rational and smarter than “sweat it out” which is what i usually try and then get sick anyway and i have way to much stuff to do to get sick - i’m eating soup as we speak (err, type) and just refilled my water bottle :)
I have no idea what is going on but i have been utterly exhausted the last two mornings…I haven’t managed to get up with my alarm on either monday or today so i didn’t get my morning workouts in at all - i mean i did swim last night and am going to throw the bike on the trainer tonight, but no running and there was no yoga :( and this makes me sad, i did so well last week…ok, i need to not beat myself up over this and just get my butt back on track - i just wish i wasn’t so f’n tired right now - yesterday i said well i got up early on sunday and went boarding all day and i did fall on my right hip (yeah that still hurts some) so i was ok with no running on monday morning since i knew i would be in the pool at night, but really no yoga this morning, why, why - why no yoga it would of make me feel sooo much better right now i just know it….grrr!!
i can’t wait tomorrow is the first day of going up to the mountain for some snowboarding with me…i only went 2x last season as well it was kinda shitty all season, until april when i was in hawaii for my tri, and i was training for lavaman and was all freaked out about getting hurt…but this year i am throwing caution to the wind as we are supposed to have an awesome winter with epic snowfall, apparently it is a la nina winter and we are supposed to be very cold and wet all winter - which sucks for the lowlands (we get rain and some snow that the city is not equipped to handle - it really is chaos) but the mountains they get SNOW!!! and they can handle it ;) alas i will not get to sleep in tomorrow either and need to get up way earlier to pick up my boarding buddy to go to the mountain, so before 6am i will be on the road and ready to hope on my board for what i am sure will be an awesome day in the snow…i how ever will be foregoing my sunday workout for this as i know there is no way i am going to do anything when i get back - it would be awesome for sure to make it to yoga, but i doubt the time is going to work out…but i think that snowboarding should count as a workout at least i am getting a good leg workout all day ;)
so it is 6am on a saturday and i am up and making myself breakfast to head out to run practice in about an hour and i have to take attendance at practice today so that should be interesting since i so don’t know everyone’s names yet :/ oh, well - i guess i will figure it out today.
i also wanted to share one of my inspirations with you all on this early still dark outside saturday…i have this friend who is a film maker and also has done some really awesome endurance tests. my friend jason a couple of years ago decided he wanted to make a documentary on china, but he decided he didn’t want to just fly there and drive around the country - what he did was bike from Beijing to Shanghai with 3 friends and a translator/guide…a 1000 mile bike ride with all of their gear and no support vehicle, the movie, Man Zou, is pretty good if you are interested in checking it out :) Not only did my friend do the bike ride, but he also has summited mt. rainier which to me is simply awesome - he is an inspiration to me not only because he has done this, but because he is just a normal person, not some super athlete that ran track and played football in high school or college - just your normal everyday guy who decided one day he was going to do something and did it and everytime something gets a little hard for me or i feel like giving up, i think well shit if he did all that i can get my ass out of bed and go for a run :)
the nausea is going away!!! yippee! i decided to take today off from working out and just chill a bit and let the nausea really go away and i slept like 10hours last night which i think helped. since i have run practice tomorrow i think it is a good idea to take it easy today and use it as my rest day so i feel good going into the weekend.
so i’ve been having a lot of nausea the last couple of weeks and this week it has gotten worse to the point that i came home from work early - to head off any questions/comments…no, i am not pregnant - anywho, i did yoga this am and seriously almost puked like 5 times, i did make it through the class, but i had to keep stopping so as not to puke on the yoga mat, cause that would of just been yucky…today, though i finally decided to go to my doctor - now i see a naturopath for mostly everything, i just try to avoid synthetic chemicals as much as possible, i just feel like there has to be a better way than taking a pill for whatever is going on. so i went to my doc and she is great, she said she thinks it has something to do with my gallbladder and gave me a tincture and other herbal stuff to take to make me feel better…she also said that my super weird craving for spicy food while nauseous made sense for what she thought was going on…i took a some of the tincture as prescribed already and i gotta say it helped some of my nausea go away :) so hopefully it will fix the problem…
so now i am home and i am going to just chill out for the night and try a bit of a run tomorrow morning :) i’m going to make something for dinner - what i have no idea and watch Top Gun since it is on VH1 right now and you can’t go wrong with Goose and Maverick :)
wishing all my fitblrs out there a very merry festive season. here’s my christmas present to you all, the santa shuffle. consider it a fun run/walk, everyone is welcome regardless of running experience. simply run or walk the 5 or 10 km distance on 23rd december, hit the pavement or the…
so i have been going back in forth about the whole setting goals thing and i am still on the fence about it. i am one of those people that tends to beat myself up if i don’t actually fulfill my goals and i also have a tendency to set loft goals - which isn’t always a bad thing…so i think that the way i am going to do them is like this.
1. Workout 5 days a week and get my butt to yoga 3x a week - although just yoga doesn’t count as a workout day**
2. watch what i put in my mouth and think about it before it crosses my lips - like am i really hungry and do i really want to eat that
3. be good to myself and don’t beat myself up if i slip up one day or over sleep and miss yoga (it tends to happen) - tomorrow is another day
4. i’d like to put a “loose x amount of lbs” on here, but i have been on a plateau for so long that really even 1lb would be cool - but i’m not gonna hate myself it that doesn’t happen either
**edit: ok, the reason is said yoga didn’t count as a workout day is because i am trying really hard to shave 30mintues off my tri time from last year and between needing to run 3x a week bike 2x a week and swim 2x a week if i allowed myself to do yoga 3x a week as my workout the math wouldn’t add up - which it totally doesn’t anyway since i need at least one day off - which i think is still ok to do yoga on. oh, and i totally can’t do bikram i feel like i am going to pass out and tend to just lay there - i do a vinyasa (baptiste) which is in a heated room to only about 85F-87F :)
um and am i just an idiot or can you not reply to a reply from one of your posts…cause that is annoying and i would like to be able to do that…regardless thanks for the reply nourritureetfleurs i think that i did need to explain myself more :)
so run practice was kinda eh today - we did intervals around the track which is fine and i actually like doing but i kept feeling nauseaus when i was doing the fast lap so that sucked - oh well i kept going and didn’t puke so that is good i guess…i don’t feel like i was able to really push myself though and that bummed me out - but there is always tomorrow!!
but right now, right now it is about the MSU vs Duke game - there are 9.1 seconds left and it is a 5 point game and duke is at the foul like so now it is not a 5 point game anymore…regardless of what happens MSU is doing awesome and i am a proud Spartan and think Izzo is the best!!! ok fine it was 84-79 with Duke winning :( still a very proud Spartan!!! GO STATE you boys are a fantastic team!
Hey, it's me, Big Bro. How come I can't seem to find a place to leave a comment?
I have lost over 80 lbs three separate times in my life. It is tough, but i am at 218 now, down from 297
oops sorry - i think i fixed that now :) i know it is tough and admire you so much for being able to do it more than once in your life and not giving up when you gained it back…any advice on loosing it you wanna share with your lil sis? i will happily take it!
first i want to say how inspiring all of you doing the 30DS are - i love reading your posts :) i am thinking of getting the dvd - right now the living room is way too small to workout in, i can barely fit my bike in there when i put it on the trainer :/ but you all inspire me and even though i am not participating in the 30DS with you all it does make me get my butt in gear on the non team in training practice days….so thank you all and keep up the good work — you are all AWESOME!!
second i need some advice - i am on a plateau and have been on one for a while now…i fluctuate between 190-192lbs and just can’t seem to move past it - i lost 30lbs and now i just seem to be stuck :( and it is really bumming me out - which is the main reason i don’t do WIW…i know that even though i seem to stay at the same weight i have lost fat and put on muscle, but really the rest of the fat just doesn’t seem to want to move…i just need some advice i think or suggestions - i used to count calories when i started loosing weight and i did stop, but i haven’t changed how i eat - actually may even eat better now than i did then…i’m just frustrated with living on a plateau for so long. anyone got any ideas, suggestions, advice, anything??
so apparently i was really tired last night and when my alarm went off at 5:40am i got up turned it off and crawled back into bed…none of this i actually remember doing though - when i finally got up it was 8:30am :/ so i missed yoga and therefore will not be able to complete the workout schedule that lives in my head (and also lives a few posts ago) - but i will press on none-the-less as i have run practice tonight…although i am trying to go snowboarding on sunday so that will kill sunday’s workout, but snowboarding is a good leg workout :)
i decided to carry on the swimmy-swim subject and apparently i am 12 - “bikey-bike” really, who say’s that - apparently i do…anywho…i did 40 minutes on my trainer tonight, i had a big plan to do it while watching the biggest looser - i figured it would motivate me, just watching their workout make me tired, but apparently it got bumped back to 9pm and that was just too late for me to work out. however, i figured this out right before jeopardy and decided jeopardy could get me through most of the biking - it did and i totally did really well too…my guy thinks i should take the test and try to be on the show, but i don’t know if my wealth of knowledge of useless facts is really good enough to actually be on jeopardy….maybe one day! after jeopardy was the grinch who stole christmas and that got me through the rest :) oh and i finished week 2 day 1 of the 100 push-ups app - that and i learned the sweat and the iphone don’t mix that well…i was using it as a stop watch for my bike intervals and i dripped some (ok a lot) of sweat on it and it started doing weird things and one drop of sweat even stopped the timer…who knew sweat could do that?!!??!
i do want to thank my followers, because when i didn’t have any i found it really easy to slack off on my workouts. now though, i feel like if i slack off i have all of you to be accountable to and it isn’t like it is one of my friends or even the guy…it is this group of people who are doing the same thing as i am and for some reason i feel more accountable to you than i do to my closest friends….so thank you all very much!!! :)
I'm 5'10" 1/2, basically 5'11".
I feel like I have really long arms, even though I'm tall. And sleeves being too long bugs the crap out of me!
That's why I loooove when stores have tall sections, you could always shop in the tall and get it hemmed so it's not too long....
yeah - i have freaky long arms, well not that you would notice if you looked at me, but my forearm is almost as long as my shin bone is, i think that is freaky - but i also think it helps me swim fast so i am ok with it :)
figured it’d type a post :) it is pouring rain right now and super cloudy and dreary…but i got up and did yoga this am - it totally helped that i had to pick up a friend on the way as she was coming with me cause after a swim practice my arms did not want to do any yoga poses…but feeling better and i am all stretched out and sitting tall in my chair (well on my yoga ball) at work and just waiting for my database to rebuilt itself…it apparently has 5 steps to do and is not even a quarter of the way through step one and it has now been an hour…maybe i will file or something, clean the desk off - geez i have not idea…good thing the email on the phone is still working at least i can check it and reply to some stuff :)
on another note i totally just realized today that lessthan260 reblogged one of my posts and then erudylovesyou reblogged it from there…apparently i was in a cave or something cause i totally missed that all happened like a week ago - anywho it totally floored me…that someone would like a post of mine that much to reblog it - it was a total warm fuzzy on this rainy yucky day - so thank you to those who reblogged and those who :)
oh November goals - well they went ok…i got my butt in gear for the fundraising and am now up to $821 (only $3178 left to go) - i lost two pounds, not the four i was shooting for but whatever it is still two pounds and that is pretty good. i haven’t run more than 4ish miles but i’ve been having ankle pain so that kinda hindered the 6 miles…all in all not that bad especially since i pretty much forgot what i had written after i posted it - i’ll ponder some december goals and do that later today or tonight :) but i think the main one is to just actually do the workout plan that i have in my head for an entire week - which is, as follows:
Monday - run in am, swim practice in pm
Tuesday - yoga in am, bike in pm
Wednesday - yoga in am, run practice in pm
Thursday - yoga in am, swim in pm
Friday - run in am
Saturday - bike or run practice in am
Sunday - bike or run in am, yoga in pm
Now if i can only get that schedule accomplished for one week i will be happy - it hasn’t happened yet, but right now i am off to a good start to getting it done…
Had a great swim practice tonight swam 1650 yards so almost a mile :) I felt awesome and as usual got faster the longer we swam - yeah, it’s weird I know…we didn’t do too many long laps maxes out at 100yards before a rest interval. I can’t wait until we start doing the longer intervals of like 500 or 600 yards that is when I really do awesome - I love the pool it is the one place I feel like I can rock it!! Tomorrow morning yoga - so time for bed :)
just signed up for the Seattle Rock & Roll half marathon - i will complete it without tears…unless they are tears of joy, but not tears of pain allowed this time! oh and i will run the whole thing too no walking either :)
now i need to re-read the 7th harry potter book, i just don’t remember all the stuff in it and just saw the movie and it is annoying me…just need to find time - ok fine i know i have the time, but i have to say i enjoy the few mind numbing hours a week that i watch tv - i like the not having to think too much…not that i would have to think all that much re-reading the deathly hallows - ok fine you convinced me i will re-read it soon
Be lazy today - well not really too lazy, I’m just not going to work out today. I did take the dog for a walk, got a much needed haircut, went grocery shopping, and am now going to make a yummy veggies soup and prepare some lasagna and if I can’t find someone to hang with the dog the bf and I are going to see Harry potter later - so not lazy, just a day off from working out and I am totally ok with it!! Tomorrow I’ll run in the am and then swim practice at night :)
Yoga! Yes I said yoga - I got up and did the 8am yoga class with my favorite yoga teacher. I don’t get to do her class much since saturday morning is usually bike practice, so anytime I get a chance to take het class I really try to. She completely and totally kicked my butt and it feels so good right now!!! I am planning on doing some swimming later too :)
Oh and Go State - kick some Nittany Lion butt!!!!
Update: ok well I missed swimming, as I was finally finishing up my donation request letters which took forever, but they are done :)
So I kind of like airports, yeah I’m weird. I like that there are so many different people, from different walks of life and for a brief few hours on a flight they are all heading towards the same goal - it is kind of interesting and fun.
It’s a lot like this community - we are from so many different walks of life different places, ages, you name it, but we are all heading to the same destination to be healthy and happy. Ok I’m kind of bored at the airport and some times when I get bored I have profound thoughts ;)
On a side note why does all airport food suck - really nothing healthy can be found. I am sitting here watching a 10year old drink a soda larger than his head and all i smell is french fries which is kinda making me nauseous :/ good thing i brought some walnuts and dried cherries - oh and a here’s a tip, bring an empty water bottle with you to the airport and you can ask any coffee or food place and they will fill it up for you for free - it’s good for you and the environment ;). Oh we’re boarding now yippee heading back home!