Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Getting nervous

This summer has sucked for training. It's been my fault but also illness has affected me and the weather has just been awful for training. Humidity and I do not mix.

The bad thing is that the marathon is less than 6 weeks away and I have not been running a lot. I have my PT test in 2 weeks. I have a half in 3. I need to get running.

I'm going to have to force myself up in the morning tomorrow. I don't like running at strange places like this, but I might just have to.

Is it bad to admit that I'm scared?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Here's hoping

Sunday I leave for a work trip for a week and a the south no less. And that means it's still going to be hot and probably humid. Sucky.

I don't normally like to pack running stuff because with my work clothes that add so much more to my luggage. And for a short trip it's not really worth it.

But I think I'm going to have to make it happen this time. I need to get out there running. And MS has given me a weight schedule to help me with my core work and pushups, which will help for work and for running.

So here's hoping that A) I can find room in my luggage for everything I need and B) I can get out running daily. I need it. For my health, my sanity and my job.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I thought I already wrote this...

I know I wrote the other day, but it must not have uploaded. Dammit...because now I can't remember.

I know this: it is HOT and HUMID. It sucks. I haven't worked out (officially) since Yoga on Thursday. Friday I slept in, Saturday I had to be at work early and was a mess when I got home, and yesterday MS and I had a mini-date night (he won lots of bonus points too).

So I was going to run this morning but I woke late and then my sister and niece decided to do the Sculpture Walk. I'm not sure how many steps we took or how many miles we went, but with the exception of lunch we were on our feet from 9 til 3. And it was fun, except my feet are killing me and my legs are a little sore.

Hopefully that will help. I'm going to have to figure out something for and humid and a chance of rain again. Uffda. This summer has sucked.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Yoga rocks

Today was Yoga X and, while I can't do most of the moves and felt pretty pathetic when, during one of the moves, I bent over and saw my belly flab shadow on the floor - ew, this day rocks.

The bad thing is that the disc is 92 minutes for me to get it done in time to shower and get to work on time I had to get up today at 4:20 to start by 4:30.

Boss2 did come up with another option today. We have workout time scheduled in the day - 30 minutes - that we can take either at the beginning of the day, with lunch, or at the end. Well, the rules are that workouts are supposed to start and end on base. He suggested I get my runs in during the morning (or P90X) like I normally do, but get to work by 6:45 (our start time). Then go to the gym and do some stretching and such, shower and be to work by 7:15. All is "groovy" and copecetic as long as I do a little bit at work and I come in sweaty. It might even help if I come in a little before 6:45.

I think he offered this up because the last few days I have been working out in the AM (and he wants to continue to encourage me to do that) but it makes me have to get up super early if I need to get everything done before I arrive. I just have to shower and dress at work.

This might be a good option. I need to trim my hair so it doesn't take so long to get ready in the morning, and I think I want to shower at the gym instead of in our normal locker room. This should work. Tomorrow will be the test.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another day

P90X is kicking my butt. I was supposed to do Ab Ripper this morning but it didn't quite back and legs hurt so bad I could barely sit down to do the Froggers or whatever Tony calls them. I need to get there though so I'm going to have to force it out on Thursday.

Coach Jeanne suggested we run 4 on Thursday afternoon. I'm going to hope for a nice weather day and probably attempt it. I need to get a run in one of these days or TC will hurt.

I am feeling a little stronger - I'm starting to get my arm muscles back. Tomorrow is Yoga! I can't wait!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Yesterday afternoon I did P90X Core. Uffda. I am out of shape! It was a little weird to be doing it without MS with me, but it was also kind of nice.

This morning I got up and after MS had left I went downstairs and did Cardio X. That hurt bad too. I forgot about how similar that one is to Core. There were a lot of the same exercises, but that's how Tony has the Lean program set up so I guess that's what we have to do. Funny though, my butt muscles hurt more than my core. I must have been doing it wrong.

Tomorrow is Shoulders & Arms. I was going to do that tonight, but I think it's better if I stick with the schedule. :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A new month, a new start

August 1 is going to be a new start for me. I'm starting SB again (different blog). I'm going to get back to my writing (two different blogs). And I'm going to start P90X again. That's this blog so I can get ready for TCM again on Oct 3. I have 2 months, which is such a short time but I'm hoping that P90X, plus dropping some pounds, will help me to do what I need to do and help me prep for TCM.

It's been a rough year. I did run the Brookings Half in May. Note to self: Don't run when congested. I was sick for the next two weeks. But I finished.

I'm also getting my medals inscribed with my times so I can have those on each one. I don't have them displayed very well right now, but my running scrapbook is coming together quite well.

Okay...I'm just rambling now, and I must to MS's so I can start my goal. Prayers are welcome! :)