Showing posts from December 16, 2012

We're all still here

Damn Mayans!!! Got us all excited and worked up for nothing. Oh well, moving on.

I've been having some small groin pain on my right side and it's bugging me. I don't know what it's from or how to fix it. It's not bad enough to stop me from working out, but it's there. I'm wondering if it's from running on the treadmill. I didn't run yesterday but plan on running today.

Yesterday turned out to be an interesting day. I got up early to go to the post office and pick up a package and ended up not showering or getting dressed until 1pm. I spent the entire morning working on school stuff. It was good. I got a lot done. But it was weird for me. Once I showered and dressed though I got moving. Did a whole bunch of stuff around the house before Crossfit.

Speaking of Crossfit. I'm weird. I know that and completely accept it. One of the things I like about Crossfit - a lot - is the way it is structured. We start with a warm up, then we do some stren…

Yesterday was too busy

I like to be busy. One of the things I hate about breaks is that after about 2 weeks I run out of things to do and I start to get bored. So I like to be busy or at least have things to do. But yesterday was a little too much.

Yesterday I needed to go to school and finish my grading. Do a little work on my classroom - though there is lots more to do. Find a dress for the winterball last night. Get ready and go to the winterball. Hmmm... when I list it out like that it doesn't seem so bad, but it was.

I dropped Hubby at work and headed over to school. I was there for about 3 hours finishing up things I needed to do and doing some straightening up in my classroom. Then I headed over to Ross's. I looked around for awhile and found a nice dress. Then I needed shoes and accessories to go with it. I looked around Ross's for a while and didn't find anything I liked so it was off to Payless shoes. I found a great pair of shoes there that were on sale. Bonus. Why are all s…

Food, fat, and calories

Something I have said for years, without any scientific data to back me up, is that your body does not hold on to what it gets regularly. This first occurred to me with water. If you don't drink enough water, your body starts to retain water and you get that bloated feeling. That's not the only reason you get that bloated feeling, but it's one of them. I can always tell when I'm not drinking enough water because of that puffy feeling. I can also tell when I'm drinking enough and it's not there. It's almost like your body can tell if you're drinking enough water. If you aren't it holds onto it because it doesn't know when it will get more. Hmmmmmmm.....

Then a few years ago I noticed a friend who would end every run with salt all over her. You could see it on her arms and legs. I also knew for a fact that this friend put salt on everything. Every. Thing. At the same time I noticed that friends who stayed away from salt did not have that after …


Yesterday I got on the treadmill and I ran for the first time in forever. I've been doing some running at Crossfit but that is always part of a workout. On Saturday we had to run 800m, then 400m, then 200m. But that is different because it's in the midst of other things like push presses and pull-ups and that running is ugly.

Yesterday though, I got on and ran just to run. I had decided to do 2 miles (no time of any kind), in any way that I could. I warmed up for 5 minutes then started running. My though was I would run until I was tired then walk for a bit, then run again, etc. Well I ran for 5 minutes straight. Wow!!! I then did some walking/running for a while and when I hit 1.25 miles I ran the rest of the way. It felt really good. And apparently doing Crossfit has helped my running since my legs/cardiovascular are much stronger then they were.

Now I'm going to try something that I've never considered before. Running every day. I've always played it careful…

Now for something different

Every break I usually have "BIG PLANS" Of course, up until last break those plans generally involved writing my thesis. But that has been removed from the equation. Other plans generally include working out and losing weight and blah, blah, blah. This break I'm going to try something a little bit different.

Over the past few weeks I've discovered the joy of cooking. I've also developed a hankering for getting back into photography. So this break is going to focus on things that bring me pleasure. I find pleasure in cooking so I will be doing that. I find pleasure in getting things organized, so I will be doing that. I find pleasure in Crossfit, so I will be doing that. I find pleasure in running, so I will be doing that. I've purchased an online photography class and am looking forward to that. Things like that. Instead of making huge plans; workout 2x a day, cook every night, etc.; I'm going to focus on enjoying myself. I would like to start doing som…