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And things continue to not happen

Like activity. Yesterday.... It was an off day from running and I was going to do a DVD but got sidetracked first thing in the morning by something and before I knew it I was starving and needed to eat and then I couldn't workout for like an hour or so and then I was into something else and before I knew it it was time for lunch and hot as all get out and there was no working out at all yesterday. Whew....can you tell I feel bad about that?? But guess what, life happens and I just have to move on and try to do a little better today then I did yesterday.

In other news, I have only 2 weeks of vacation left. That is sad. I can not believe the summer has gone by that quickly. Unfortunately I've gotten into many bad habits over the past 5 weeks. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Spending way too much time in front of the computer. So over the next 2 weeks I need to start changing those habits and I'm starting today. I'm going to start going to bed a little earlier…

Let's discuss what's not happening

I am in week 2 of my 5k training plan. This morning, and Tuesday, I ran 7/1 intervals 4 times each. What is not happening with my running? Well, to start my knee is not hurting. I can run for 7 minutes straight and zero knee pain. Also, my ankle is not hurting. Although I am not a doctor and I've never had it diagnosed, I do believe I have arthritis in my right ankle from spraining it so much. When I first started running it hurt pretty badly, but now? Nothing. I'm not bagging out on my runs. I have it on the schedule and I generally do it. Once in awhile I will skip a day but I always make it up the following day. I also am not cutting the runs short. I am doing the full amount of minutes for the stated number of reps. It's all good. Unfortunately, I also don't think I'm dropping any weight either. I feel better and my stomach doesn't feel so huge, but I don't think I've dropped any pounds. I thought that running was supposed to be a natu…

Running, boobs, and other nonsense.....

Today's run was not as good as Sunday's. I ended up running 2.1 miles in 32 minutes. Not great at all. I did 7/1 intervals, 4 times. A total running time of 28 minutes with 4 minutes of walking. Total time out: 45 minutes and covered almost 3 miles. On the up side, I felt pretty darn good. The legs were feeling it at the end and I probably could not have run much further, but up until that point I felt pretty darn awesome.

Yesterday we took the dogs for a morning walk. It was nice, they love their walks so much it's great to see. I came home and around an hour or so later felt like doing something so I put in Zumba. I did about 30 minutes of the 50 minute program and really was bored to tears. Really. Bored!! So I stopped and put in Turbo Jam. I like Turbo Jam and am going to go back to it. I ended up doing the 20 minute express workout. Fun!!!!I spent the rest of the day working on planning my lessons for school which starts in like 3 weeks!!!

After I'…

The best laid plans

After having an awesome run yesterday morning, I went ate some breakfast and took a shower. By then it was rainy and getting cold - odd, I know. I sat down on the couch to read for a few minutes and the next thing I know I've fallen asleep. I slept for about 1 hour then Hubby came home. I then proceeded to lie on the couch reading my book until 2 pm. I then got up, but only because I finished my book, and was hungry. Since we had nothing in the house to eat we went grocery shopping. I spent the rest of the day just doing nonsense stuff. We didn't even walk the dogs last night because the fireworks had already started. Ugh!!! At this rate I'm going to need to find the best diet pill or I will be 400 lbs when school starts. Today I'm making a sincere effort to be more active. No lying on the couch for 4 hours.....

This is what I'm talking about.....

I just got back from my run. On the schedule was 6/1 intervals x 5. Whew!! This was going to be tough. As I was walking for my warm-up I was trying to decide what route to take. I got to the corner where the decision had to be made which way to go, and I still hadn't decided. As I was thinking I found myself heading in the direction of the hard run. Oh!! Okay!!! Apparently I had made the decision I just didn't know it. So I started running. The hard part about this route is that it is mostly uphill. Seriously. You do not go down near as much as you go up. Seriously, I am not exaggerating. Anyway I headed up that way. The first 6 minutes went by pretty fast. I thought "I will be able to do this." The next interval went by pretty fast too. Hmmm...I'm on to something here. The next interval, which was on a semi-flat surface, I decided to kick it up a notch. I worked on turning over my feet faster. That one seemed to take longer but I felt really good…

Insanity:

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. That's what I've been doing. I've been doing the same things, getting the same results and not understanding why. I've been doing things I'm not happy with and not understanding why I feel frustrated and stifled. So today, being Independence Day, is the day I break free from all that nonsense.

First off I'm stopping all the Entrecards and Adgitze stuff on all my blogs. I don't care about traffic. I don't care about commenters. So why do I have this stuff? It's become more of a negative than a positive so it's time to move on. I find myself censoring too much of what I want to write because I'm afraid of what people will think. So no more. This blog is for me and I will write complete nonsense if I want to. I will write post after post about tm-t88iv if that's what I want to do. So freedom to write my heart is again on tap.

Second, I have got to shake up my d…