Friday, March 26, 2010

Beach Bound

Yes, I realize that I didn’t blog yesterday. That was a tiny oversight on my part. I’ve just been very busy the past few days but here I am blogging...so you can all rest easy. Yesterday, I ran the fastest mile that I have ever run. 16 minutes and 22 seconds. LOL. I realize that isn’t Olympic speed or anything but it certainly kicked my behind. When I started this running thing a few weeks ago, I think my first mile was about 20 minutes, then I got it down to 18 and now I’m at 16:22. What’s even better is that when I got done with the first mile, I didn’t immediately hop off, I went ahead and walked another mile...it was a much slower one but I still got in the 2 miles. I think I will slow down on trying to break my own record because I honestly think I tried a little too hard yesterday. I was really tired and sore after. I was pumped though from the day before and I thought maybe I could get it below 16 minutes there for a minute so I really pushed myself. I am still really excited about getting my heart rate up and seeing what I’m capable of because I have always just assumed that I can’t do things...I’ve had this mindset my whole life...any time I meet resistance (soreness, rejection, etc.), I just give up. It’s so refreshing to come to the conclusion that you can do things that you or someone else didn’t think that you could. I guess I just went on a tangent but the point is...it’s nice to be succeeding and also not worrying about falling...at least not metaphorically. There were a couple of time yesterday where I came very near to falling literally. My short legs have a hard time keeping up with that belt sometimes. I feel like there will be a blog in the future about the first fall...it’s only a matter of time...I’m the most clumsy person I know. Anyway, I know my limits. I know that if you push too hard, too fast that you have a better chance of giving up. As of March 18th, I have been exercising on a daily basis for a year. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, I am up working out and I have been doing that regularly now for a year. It is certainly a habit that is now engrained into my daily routine so I am confident that even if I slow down next week...it’s not like I’m going to abruptly stop working out...I will just have to change things up a bit. It’s all about creating variety.

I weighed this morning at my apartment for the first time in awhile since I won’t be able to weigh in at Weight Watchers until next Saturday. Good news...I’m only up 2 pounds or so. This is good because while I won’t do great this weekend...I will have the whole week to do well so when I weigh, hopefully I won’t be up more than a couple. I am then going to proceed to work my behind off...I am ready to speed up the weight loss pace again. I’m motivated!

Anyway, that was pretty much it. I wanted Moe’s really bad last night but didn’t have it. I think my addiction has gone to a whole other level. I am always craving it and once I decide I want it, I need it immediately so I was kind of freaking out yesterday because I won’t be able to have it until Monday. I think I’ve calmed myself down though...LOL...I know I’m crazy.

Trivia was pretty terrible yesterday. It was only Nichole and I and wow...we sucked something awful. The only answer I was extremely confident in was to the last question which was in regards to Girl Scout Cookies and which ones sold the best. Yeah...I knew the crap out of that question which made me feel just great...and also made me want Girl Scout Cookies...oh well...it just wasn’t our night.

Ok-I’m off to the beach this afternoon for the weekend. I am going to Gulf Shores with Jordan to see Ingrid Michaelson in concert and I’m pretty excited. I plan on relaxing and eating good beach food and having fun with Jordan and enjoying Ingrid. Love her! Please hope/pray for us to have a safe/fun trip!




Talk to y'all on Monday!!! Have a stupendous weekend!

“There's a boy next to me and he never will be anything but a boy at the bar.
And I think he's the tops, he's where everything stops.
How I love to love him from afar.

When he walks right pass me then I finally see on this bar stool I can't stay.
So I'm taking my frown to a far distant town
On an island in the blue bay.

Far away far away, I want to go far away.
To a new life on a new shore line.
Where the water is blue and the people are new.
To another island, in another life.

I want to go far away.
Away away, I want to go far away, away, away
I want to go far away, far away.

Where the water is blue and the people are new.
To another life, to another life.
To another shore line
In another life.” Far Away-Ingrid Michaelson

1 comment:

  1. Some of this blog was way deep. Falling/doing things you thought or others thought you couldn't. Good stuff.

    I'll be keeping my fingers crossed you don't call...physically or metaphorically.

    Also, I'm super excited about going to the beach with you this weekend!!!

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