Showing posts from January 10, 2010

Want to vs should

I was thinking about the last time I was in really good shape. At that time I was running, swimming, biking, doing running races and triathlons. I felt really good physically but I was unhappy in most other aspects of my life. Now, when I think I really want to get back into racing and triathlons, I have a hard time keeping up a consistent workout schedule. Why??? I realized last night why. I'm really happy in other areas of my life and would rather be doing that stuff then working out. I would rather be working on what I have to do at school then get up and go running. I would rather spend some time looking for articles to try and focus my thesis rather then ride my bike. I would rather walk my dogs then run. So for me, and I think for others from the blogs I read, working out and training is a way to focus on something positive when other areas of your life are shit. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing. There are times in everyone's life when certain areas of …

Loooong Weekend.....

After a few days off I quickly forget how exhausting teaching is. It is definitely a physical activity. After a two day seminar yesterday was my first day back teaching and I was exhausted last night. It just doesn't seem that hard yet starting up again after a break is brutal. Today was better but only because I did not get up and run this morning. I did yesterday but this morning I just couldn't do it. I did come home a take a little nap today too :) But now I have a long weekend and time to get rest and activity in. I have some things to do but nothing major or critical. It should be a fairly relaxing weekend. I want to clean my car and my house, power wash the bird cages, and look for the best weight loss diet pills - hey hope springs eternal...... Tonight though I rest. I'm going to veg in front of the TV for a while.

Freaking cold!!

It has been unbelievably cold here.  When I left this morning it was 62 F!!!!  I drove down the road a little ways and the mist on the polo field was so thick you couldn't see anything.  There it was 59 F!!!!  That is freaking cold!!!!  It was so cold I could not get out of bed to run. I could barely get out of bed to get ready for work. 

I did have a small epiphany today.  I was starting to beat myself up because I didn't run and I realized that I'm pretty happy where I am.  I would like to run more and I would definitely like to lose 20 lbs but overall I'm cool with things the way they are. I'm thinking it's time to stop searching for fat burners for women and just focus on feeling good. Which I do. I need to workout everyday and I need to watch what I eat, but I think it's time to just accept myself and stop stressing.

I will get up tomorrow morning and run. I have no choice!!!

Hardcore is alive and well

And living in my house.  I went back to work yesterday, it was an in-service day for the teachers.  I got up and went for a run at 5 am.   Today I had a seminar and I got up and went for a walk at 5 am.  Very cool.  Being back to work my eating has fallen back into line and I'm feeling pretty darn good.  I will keep it up for the rest of the week.. I can sleep on the weekends.....

I have more to say but I'm not in the mood right now.

The return of hardcore

After I wrote my post yesterday I got ready and headed out on a run. I ran the same intervals; 4 min run/90 sec walk; that I've been doing all week but I went further in the same amount of time. It was tough on the lungs but I think that was due to the vog we are having right now. I felt pretty good after, came home and washed my car. Then we headed over to school so I could do some things to my classroom. After that it was off to lunch. Overall a pretty good day.

We have a habit of going out to lunch on Saturdays, and I have noticed something. Unless you go to a restaurant that serves a specific type of cuisine, like Japanese or Italian, all the food is the same. There may be some slight variations but overall it is exactly the same. We went to a new place yesterday, The Varsity, and based on the food we could have been at The Shack, Kailua Pub, or Ruby Tuesday's. I understand it, if you have something that works - and obviously this type of food does - then go wit…