Monday, August 16, 2010

Still Trekkin'....

Geesh.......I didn't know that you guys would be so enthused about my giveaway*sarcasm* haha. That's okay, that just gives the others a better shot at winning. If you would like, enter between now and Friday at 12:00PM and I will pick the winner with my one blogiversary! Thank you!

Now, I must mention that my computer, sadly, has decided that crapping out was the best thing for it to do. I wanted to blog everyday about how my runs for this second half have gone, but unfortunately, I will have to post a lot less than originally planned for the next week or so. I am still here and living healthy.

Now, my runs last week were so so....
Monday: planned & actual 3 miles
Tuesday: planned 5 x 400 at 5k pace....actual NADA. Lazy bones over here!
Wednesday: planned & actual 3 mile and strength
Thursday: planned & actual Rest.
Friday: planned 3 mile.....actual nothing.
Saturday: planned & actual 5 miles.

Saturdays run sucked bad! I was not mentally in it. My body felt great, but my head was blah, whiny and full! At the half way turn around point, my hydration pack busted! Ummmmm.....*LOTS OF PROFANITY*. Oh well, I dumped the water out and resumed running. I ran it in 54:50. Which isn't awful, but I was disappointed. This week, I have a new attitude. I am determined. I am going to murder Saturday's 6 mile run at the butt crack of dawn!

Speaking of computers and hydration packs breaking, here is a list of things that have broken in the past week:
*Computer-I think this is more a charger issue than the whole computer. So, there is 70 dollars that I have to spend.
*Hydration Pack-Still can't figure out why. It was the 3rd time I have used it.
*Garmin Forerunner 310XT-Yep, I purchased it in January and it has crapped out too. Luckily, Garmin is sending me a charging clip, which should hopefully fix the problem. It is VERY frustrating though.
*My cellphone. I don't know what is worse, the fact that it freezes or shuts off without me knowing. Either way, it is annoying.

I am sure Love thinks I am trying to sabotage all of these things so I can get brand new ones. Ha ha. Honestly though, my computer is 1 year old, hydration pack is 2 months old, garmin is 8 months old and my cellphone is 1 year old. I am pretty sure it is just bad luck. All will be fixed soon.

I just picked up 3 extra shifts a week at my part time job. So, now I will be working full time...part time...training for a half marathon...cleaning my house(I am the only person who does because I am picky about the way it is done)...taking care of 2 dogs...and trying to get some time with my Love. I haven't been this busy in a while and I love it. I am more motivated when I feel non stop, but I get wiped out and too stressed. This time I plan to find a way around the stressing....which will be running. Woohoo!

I went through some emotional eating and although I only gained 2 pounds(which were gone the next week), I wanted to deal with the emotions...not eat them. So, I am confronting some underlying issues with family stuff and am on a healthy path away from my food demons. Trying to listen to my bodies hungry cues and munchy cues.

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I don't feel so focused on the number. I am starting to weigh in just to see how my eating is going. Not necessarily to lose weight, because I know that I am getting smaller. I am officially wearing 4's now. I feel great, I look beautiful and I am happy.

I have been trying to stop by and see you all, but like I said, all of my electronics are crapping out. So, I will get there it just might take some time.

How are you doing? What are you struggling with in terms of weight loss right now?

4 comments:

Mark said...

I see you hit your exercise target for Thursday. I am the same. I almost always take a day off when I say I will :p

Bad luck with all your gadgets and gizmos giving up. I have learned that most things with a plug, are just a really expensive headache.

Linda Ann said...

I am sorry to hear about your computer freaking out on you, hopefully...it just needs a battery pack like you mentioned.

Great run times!! Keep up the great work and congrats on the weight maintenance :)

Continuous Changes said...

Thanks for the comments :)

Haha...Mark, I am good at those rest days ALWAYS!

Yes, plugs=headaches. However, that is what technology has done to us.

Melissa said...

I had to buy a new battery pack for my computer too.. it was $70 bucks, but I guess that's better than having to buy a new computer?

I'm doing ok with my weight. I've given the scale a rest for now.

Sounds like you are super busy. Remember to take some time out for yourself. :)