12 June 2010

Google is pissing me off

Google won't let me do more then 2 searches in a row, after that I get the message that my IP is doing automatic searches and that violates Google's term of service. That really pisses me off because sometimes I'm not exactly sure what I'm looking for. I will do a search and see what results I get, then do another search with better words. That can go on sometimes for 4 or 5 searches until I find exactly what I'm looking for. So when I do two or 3 searches and then get that message from Google it just really pisses me off. Fuck You Google!!!!!! I'm leaning more and more towards having Bing as my default search engine......

And if that's not bad enough, whenever I go to access Blogger I have to sign in. What?? I'm signed into G-mail, they are both run by the same company and I use the same password for both, why do I have to sign in separately for Blogger? And why won't it remember me when I tell it to??? Seriously, I'm getting so pissed off with Google. And their calendar - forget about it....I've been trying to use it and it sucks... Ugh!!! They may think they are god but they really have clay feet.

In other news.....I've been running but not yesterday. Thursday night we went out with our Realtor and Loan Officer and ended up staying out pretty late and drinking a little too much. Yeah, so yesterdays run was a no-go. But I'm running today as soon as it stops raining.

My back is really bothering me. Whenever I switch from standing a lot to sitting a lot, or vice versa, my back goes through trauma. My body really prefers to be standing and moving but that is just not always possible. I'm going to try my break every 20 minutes again. I really have a lot of computer work to do but I can break it up. I did this for my sat prep years ago. Work, break, work, break,etc..... It's a method that works well.

Okay, I'm done for the moment. I have to get out of this chair....

09 June 2010

A new plan

Yesterday's plan didn't work out so well. I would get working then my 20-minute alarm would go off and I'd be right in the middle of something I wanted to finish, then the next thing you know I've been sitting there for an hour. So I have to come up with a contingency plan because I will be doing a lot of computer work this summer and I need to move.

I am really pleased with the way my running is going. I am not holding myself to any particular pace, I'm just running the way it feels good. In the past I've always, always focused on the numbers; how far, how fast, go faster, go farther, etc. This time no. I'm back to the very basic basics. I am running just to run. I do want to run the North Shore Marathon in May, 2011 but I'll worry about time and distance later. Now I just want to run. So I'm running. I'm also following a really good program so I'm going to stick it out for the 3 weeks and then take it from there.

I have to get going. Today everything is due at school and I'm not quite done so I have to get my butt over there and finish up. I don't think it will take more than 2-3 hours so I should be home for lunch. Okay, off to the showers....

08 June 2010

Today I have a plan

and I'm very excited about it.

I have some paperwork stuff that I need to finish up for school. Everything has to be in by tomorrow so I really need to get it done today. I'm estimating it will take me about 3-4 hours of work to complete. So here's the plan. I'm going for a run now. I'll come back shower and eat breakfast. I'll sit down to work on my project. I'm setting a timer for 20 minutes so that every 20 minutes I'll get up and move and do something different. After 5 minutes I'll return to my project. By 1 or 2 I should be completely done with my project. I'm excited that I have a plan to finish this. If this works as well as I think it will, I will use this same strategy for writing my thesis starting tomorrow....oh yeah....looking forward to that.

07 June 2010

My return to running and triathlons

6-19-10
Back up to 3/1 x 5 today. Those 3 minutes seem to be getting shorter :) I like that. Last week when I was running for 2 minutes I would look at my watch with 25 seconds left almost every interval. Today, running for 3 minutes, I hardly looked at my watch at all while running. Legs felt pretty good too.

6-18-10
Another rest day and day #14 of my running program. 2 weeks down and 1 week to go. Wow, I can't believe it. I'm feeling really good about a lot of things. The fact that I'm running again. The fact that I'm following a program and sticking with it. And the fact that I'm starting to feel like an athlete again.

6-17-10
Today I did 2/1 x 8. These were pretty easy. I like that :)

6-16-10
Today was 3/1 x 5. Not too tough.

6-15-10
Today was a rest day.

6-14-10
Today was 2/1 x 6. This felt absolutely easy. I love it, I can feel my legs getting stronger.

6-13-10
Today was 3/1 x 4 then 1/1 x 4. Legs were absolutely dead from yesterday but I did it and I feel awesome.

6-12-10
Today was back to running and I'm very proud of myself for getting back on the horse so to speak. Today was 2/1 x 6. Easy day. In the afternoon I took the dogs on their long walks. I was out for 2 hours with them.

6-11-10
An unscheduled rest day today. We went out with Lori and Hai Cha last night and I ended up drinking way too many beers and a margarita. Needless to say this morning I felt like crap. There is no running today.

6-10-10
Today was a rest day. I ended up getting involved in my projects pretty early so I didn't do anything today. :(

6-9-10
Another run today. Same as yesterday; 2/1 x 5 then 1/1 x 5. Felt strong in the beginning but by the last 2 intervals I was really feeling my legs. My thighs specifically. They are getting stronger - yeah!!!!

6-8-10
Today we upped it slightly. I did 2 min run/1 min walk x 5 then 1 min run/1 min walk x 5. Felt pretty good. I got new shoes yesterday and that has made all the difference in the world.

6-7-10
Today was a running rest day so I did my interval training on the elliptical with strength moves in between the intervals. It was absolutely brutal but I made it all the way. Yea me!!!!


6-6-10
Ran again today. I'm following a program that will have me running 30 minutes in 3 weeks. It's slow and I need that to get back into the routine and habit of running. Today was 1 min run/1 min walk x 10 with 5 minutes warm-up and cool-down. It was a little painful today. The shoes are worn and the knee bothered me a little. Time to buy new shoes.


6-5-10
Okay, I'm back. I have decided that I want to run. I want to do the North Shore Marathon in May 2011 and running is what I really like doing. So I'm back.....

Starting slow. Today I did 1 min run/2 min walk x 10 with a 5 minute warm-up and cool-down. It was tough because I am heavy but I did it and felt like a rock star.

06 June 2010

The healthy way

I'm going to spend the next 7 weeks getting healthy. I'm going to work out 3 times a day, I'm going to eat right. I'm going to get back into the shape I used to be in. My revelation the other day about trying to run away from something has really turned my attitude around. I remember when I first started this journey. I was going into a marine science program and I knew I would be competing with much younger people. I wanted to be in the best shape possible so I could hold my own with them. See, I was running toward something. But in the recent past all I could say is, I want to lose..., I hate my...., I can't stand...., I need to change..... I was dwelling on the negative and trying to run away from something. That apparently never works. So I'm running toward my life. I have an absolutely fabulous job and I want the energy to do it and enjoy it as much as possible. That's why I work out and eat right.

Yesterday I started running again - ugh!! But there is a new marathon on the north shore that I want to do next May so running it is. I did that in the morning. Around 2 pm I got my bike out and went for a short ride - really short, I am very out of bike shape.... Then before bed I did some stretching. I am so tight, that is one thing I have definitely got to work on. In between those things I got some work done so all is good.

I got a timer on my computer and I set it for 20 minutes. That way I sit down to work and when it goes off I get up and move around for a few minutes. That way I don't find myself sitting in one position for 2 hours and sore as heck when I get up. I'm putting together the things I want to do next year in class and I'm rapidly discovering that I may need some document management software, there are a lot of papers that go along with teaching....

Okay, I'm off for my morning run - yes, two mornings in a row. This summer I'm breaking all the rules :)

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