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A little glitch in the system....

Thursday night I was soooooo tired. I mean bone weary, exhausted, felt like I could hardly move. I went to bed early and could not get up Friday morning. On the schedule was a 1 hour run but I just did not have it in me. Last night same thing, complete and total exhaustion. Needless to say I slept in this morning. This happens every once in a while and I haven't paid enough attention to it to figure out the cause. Is it how much I work out? Is it my diet? Is it my cycle? Is it the full moon? I don't know but I do know I can't fight it and just need to rest. If it goes as usual, I should be tired again today and wake up tomorrow roaring to go. Let's hope so anyway.

It seems one of our birds got out last night. We have no idea how but she's gone. I'm bummed. Also, tomorrow Hubby is quitting his job. Lots going on around here. I cover these things in my other blogs if you're interested.

I would like to get this computer room cleaned up today. I…

Have I mentioned recently that I rock??

Swimming I mean. I really am getting good at swimming. It's interesting. I'm working on form, doing TI and lots of drills, and it's really paying off. While I'm still not the speediest thing in the water I definitely have more than one speed now. I have a slow, warm-up/cool-down speed, I have a moderate speed that I can maintain for quite a while, and I have a fast that really leaves me breathing hard and tired. I love it. I get in the pool now and not only enjoy my workout, but really get a workout. I'm not just swimming, I'm pushing myself hard. It feels good.
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Well, my rant the other day was a tad too early. Today was apparently bring your annoying child to the Y day. Everyone brought kids. It wasn't too bad early on as they didn't start getting there until 7 or so, but trying to shower was a nightmare. People put stuff all over the counter so there was no ro…

Running away

This morning was my first long morning run in a long, long time. Marathon training has begun and it starts with time, not mileage. Specifically 1 hour, 3 times a week. That's the magic numbers. I think we do this for a month, then we start to crank up the Sunday runs and slowly bring up the weekday runs.

I hit the snooze one too many times this morning and didn't get up in time to get the full hour in. I decided I'd go out, see how I felt and run as long as I felt like. The first 1/2 hour was agony, not sure why, it's usually not this bad, but once I passed the 1/2 hour mark I could have run forever. The legs felt awesome, the breathing was good, HR was fantastic it was an awesome run. But at 50 minutes I realized I had to go home, it was getting late. I did find a nice 10 minute loop right around my neighborhood and that's nice.
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Hubby and I need a vacation. There is no doubt a…

A rant!!!!!

I get so completely frustrated with people being inconsiderate. Some people do it blatantly because they just don't give a rat's as* about other people, and some people don't even realize they are being inconsiderate and that almost pisses me off more.

I swim at the Y. It's an older Y, one of the oldest on the island I believe, and the women's locker room is not great. There are 4 showers, they are 2 together, if that makes sense. The one shower is combined with the handicap shower. The handicap shower has a fold down bench and a removable shower head. Everyone likes the shower next to the handicap one because it's basically a single shower, you can get some privacy. I like that shower because I put the bench for the handicap shower down and put all my shower stuff on it. Outside the showers, between the 2 sets, are hooks on the wall for your towels and whatever. Across from the shower is an 8' counter top with a large mirror behind it for getting r…

I just can't do it.....

I got up on time this morning. I had plenty of time to work out, but I just couldn't make myself do it. My legs are a little sore from yesterday's run (running uphill a little faster then you're used to will do that :) and I just couldn't get moving. So today will be my rest day. When I come home tonight I want to do some yoga. I got a new DVD to review and yoga sounds really good right about now.

So last night I was putting my food together for today, see - I had every intention of working out this morning, when I got to thinking about my weight - AGAIN!!! I eat almost the same breakfast everyday, Kashi cereal (currently Autumn Harvest - delicious!!), banana, and milk with protein powder in it. It a good filling breakfast that keeps me going until lunch time. Last night I measured everything out and calculated the calories, it's about 600 calories. Now that's good because I've worked out and haven't eaten all night. Then my lunch is generall…

Running

So this morning marathon training began. Actually, it began last week but I missed it. So for me it started today. This is the marathon training group run by the guy who started the Honolulu Marathon. Little known fact, the Honolulu Marathon Training Group actually owns the name, Honolulu Marathon, the marathon itself just borrows it. Interesting, huh???

Anyway, we met at Kapiolani Park and headed out up over Diamond Head, and it happened just like it happened last year. Running up Diamond Head I got nauseous I don't know what causes that but it's very annoying. I'm not sure if it's the heat, it's hot there. It might be the incline, it's kind of steep. It could be that I'm trying to do it too fast, though the legs and the lungs feel okay. I'm wondering if it's my eating. I ate about 6am and we didn't run until 7:30. Maybe I was hungry?? Or did I eat too much?? Did I need water? I don't know what it is. This bothered me last year …