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She did it again

I went out for 1 hour. Walked the first 30 minutes then did intervals on the return, run for 1 minute walk for 2. It was fabulous. I went a little further out today, in the same amount of time, and ran a little harder on the intervals. It felt great!! Yesterday I went 3.5 miles in 54 minutes. Today I went 3.6 miles in 53 minutes. Woo Hoo!!!

A couple of things I've learned/realized/decided/whatever:
- I've been running wrong lately. Just running for 1 minute I just run. But when I've been heading out for a run I've been holding myself back and therefore not running right. I realize this probably makes no sense, but it does to me. My stride has been screwy, that's the best way to put it.

-Tinman is out. I've contacted them and they may let me transfer registration to next year, but I'm not going to kill myself when I just don't feel up to it.

- So, marathon training begins. I am spending a couple of weeks building up my running and then it'…

The journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step

and I managed to finally make that step this morning. For the last few days the desire to get out there and run has been with me, but not actually great enough to make me do it :) Last night as I was dropping exhausted into bed I thought to myself that I don't like this feeling. This feeling of utter exhaustion and zero energy. Now I know that yesterday it was due to Wednesday night dinner, I was out waaaaaayyyyyy past my bedtime. But in the evenings I have no desire to do anything but lay on the couch and watch TV. Been there, done that and know where it leads. Not a path I want to go down again. So as I'm falling asleep last night I'm telling myself I will get up and run in the morning. Then this morning, about 10 minutes before the alarm went off, I woke up. I haven't done that in almost 2 weeks. So when the alarm did go off I immediately got up, no time for thinking!! I went about the normal morning routine, got the coffee made, got the birdies fed, go…

Family and Fun

Well, it's been a busy couple of days. I'm trying to get back into action (not having too much luck) and life is keeping me hopping.

First, the new girl started at work. She is great and I think will work out just fine, but training someone really takes time. She's at the point where she can't really do anything on her own and so I have to stop what I'm doing and tell her and then go back to what I'm doing, very disruptive. But she's doing fantastic and that's the important part. This is the first real, solid action in our moving out of here. This kind of drives it home, we are leaving Hawaii.

Secondly, Hubby's family is in Hawaii!!! Without going into gory detail, there was a little apprehension on my part on seeing them. There was some minor bad blood a few years back and it was kind of never resolved. I was really afraid it would rear it's ugly head. But it didn't and it turned out to be so wonderful to see them. We had a great ti…

It's getting better all the time.......

I think I had burned myself out. Other than tired, I have felt great. I have just wanted to feel great while in a prone position. I'm also thinking it might have been a little stress. There are some things going on that I'm letting get to me. Yesterday I worked on taking care of what I could and just letting the rest go. If I can't do anything about it why do I worry???

Last night when I came home I actually felt like running. I didn't because I got involved in other things but that was a huge improvement. I put my running shoes out in case I wanted to run this morning. When I woke up I thought about it but I just couldn't push myself out of bed. That's okay. Now that I'm thinking about it, action will soon follow. I'm sure in no time I'll be over this.

The real problem is that Tinman is in 11 days and I have absolutely no desire to do it. The thought of it just makes me want to crawl in bed and pull the covers over my head. I'm not…

Moving on....

So I'm still pretty tired but I'm moving on. I didn't workout this morning, but I probably will do some belly dancing tonight :) Or maybe some yoga. I did some belly dancing yesterday and I learned that my hips and low back are tight. To be good at belly dancing your hips have to be on ball bearings. Mine are on iron posts :) But it's fun and I'll do it again. Interesting, this morning I can feel it in my calves. I never would have thought of that but I guess all that raising up on the toes really works the calves. Cool.

Other than that I don't have much to say. I've got to get my butt to work, lots to do in a day. The new girl starts tomorrow and I'm very excited about that. It's one of the first steps in the leaving process.

I'm hoping I don't get completely exhausted today. I couldn't believe how tired I was yesterday and then last night I was wiped out by 8 pm. Hopefully today will be better. I wish you could get an ener…

Something a little different

So I've totally lost all motivation. I have none. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. You get the idea. When I got up this morning I kind of half thought maybe I would just go for a walk. Just move. I know if I can start moving I can get my mojo back, it's the starting that's the hardest part. But my walk never materialized. I just couldn't do it.

I woke up just bone tired. After showering I was ready for a nap. This happens every once in a while and I find the best way to handle it is to just go with. I laid down on the couch. I dozed in and out for probably 3 hours. I would get up to get water and still feel exhausted. So I just went with it. It was Sunday, nothing was going on, I just was a lazy bum all morning. But, something good did come out of this. Since I was laying on the couch I was watching TV. I stumbled across a show on FitTV about a woman who wanted to lose weight and become a runner. I ended up watching it and it started the mind work…