24 October 2009


This is my Garmin data from this morning's run. Notice the HR that I have indicated on the graph.232?!?!?! Really?!?!?!  And that was when I was standing still talking to a friend.  232?!?!?!?!?  Really?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Rain, rain go away.....

After a very good night's sleep I wake with the intentions of going for a run, washing the car, and getting some chores done only to find it raining. Raining pretty hard too. Hmm...What to do now? I could go online and look for spa filters though I'm not sure why I would do that.

I am trying to figure out why I'm so tired. I have a couple of theories. One is the heat. It's been brutally humid here and makes sleeping really uncomfortable. So last night I took a shower right before bed - usually I take one earlier in the night. Also, I'm wondering if I'm not getting enough sleep. So I got 9.5 hours last night. The thing is, I would need to go to bed at 8 pm to get that much sleep during the week. I don't think that is realistic. Also, I think my eating may have something to do with it. I think I've been inadvertently cutting my calories too low. I also think I'm not getting enough carbs in my diet. Those are just a couple fo thoughts. Hmm.... looks like it might be clearing a little. Maybe I'll get my run in after all.

23 October 2009

Wha happened????

This week went down the toilet!! For some reason I have been just exhausted all week long. I'm really not sure what's up but it ain't been me..... I have trouble waking up in the morning, getting out of bed is a huge chore, teaching all day just drains me completely, by the time I get home I can hardly move. I've brought my running stuff to work every day but by the end of the day my legs are exhausted and my feet are tired. Maybe I need some new Dansko shoes to make my feet feel better. I don't know but I don't like it. I wonder if I'm getting enough sleep, but I've been really good about going to bed on time every night so I don't think that's it. I do have this thing where when I get really, really tired I don't want to eat - it takes too much energy - and when I don't eat I get tired. So I've been trying to make it a point to eat regularly to prevent getting even more exhausted. Ugh!!! I don't know what's up, this is crazy. Could my two weeks off have screwed up my schedule that much?? If so I'm going to be in real trouble over Christmas!!!! Well, I'm going to kick it, whatever it is, this weekend. I'm going to get a little extra sleep, but not too much, eat really, really well, and get some exercise in. I'm going to run one day and bike the other. I have got to shake this extreme tiredness.....

19 October 2009

Monday, monday

Yesterday I ended up doing intervals on the elliptical for 30 minutes.  I usually read while I ellip but yesterday I tried to watch those videos, no sound, and ended up turning on the TV.  There was a fascinating show on about JFK and I got really into it.  As a result I ended up working much harder and getting more miles on the ellip then I normally do.  After 30 minutes I was drenched with sweat and completely wiped out.  Hmmm......could reading cause me to go too slow??  Just a thought. 

Today I went running after work.  Woo Hoo!!!  That's really huge for me.  I am just not an evening worker outer. Generally if I don't get it done in the morning it ain't happening.  But there was a time when I did evening workouts all the time so I'm trying to switch.  I have too much to do in the mornings to try and fit an hour run in also.  The key, for me, is to have it set in my mind that I'm going to work out after work.  It can not be an option, it has to be set in stone.   So that's what I'm working on this week. 

Tonight I'm all alone and I don't know what I'm going to have for dinner.  Probably a nice stir-fry with some whole wheat pasta.   I love that and could eat it every day.  Okay, now I need to shower, I smell from my run.

18 October 2009


So my little fall on Thursday sidelined me for a few days but enough is enough.  I'm working out this morning, I'm just trying to decide what I'm doing.  I missed a run on Friday so I could run but that would shift my running schedule from Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday.  That's a problem in that I have class late on Wednesday night and getting up early to run on Thursdays is tough.  Hmmm......  I could go for a bike ride, that's always fun but it really looks like it's going to rain and rain hard. Hmmmmm.......... I have a couple of videos for chemistry that I want to view, I could do the elliptical and watch them at the same time, that would kill two birds with one stone.  Hmmm...... Decisions, decisions, decisions.........

I've decided I'm going for it, 7 months, 5 marathons, 11 months to prepare.  I'm going to do it.  I have to lose some weight and stick to a training program but I'm halfway there.  Let the fun begin.  Oh yeah, to BQ I need to do 4:05........Can it happen??

Monsoon season has arrived

and we got our first rain yesterday. Actually, it's still raining a little this morning. It wasn't a lot of rain, but it was rain....