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Monday, May 21, 2012

Ugh... I pulled a groin muscle within the last few days and it's really hurting tonight. I iced it and I'm resting it, but it really hurts. I'm a little miserable about it... I made an appointment with my chiro/sports doc for tomorrow evening. Bleh.

And I think I might be getting a little cold or something. I am SO tired and I'm cold. I feel very off... I think I'm going to bed.

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    CArrie-hope it heals soon and chiro helps. Sleep will do a body good-for muscles and potential colds! Feel better ~~~

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CFMOSS 5/22/2012 7:27AM

    Hugs and chicken soup to you.

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SEPPIESUSAN 5/21/2012 8:51PM

    Thanks for the warning, but I write plenty of downer blogs myself, and misery loves company... so sorry you're in pain. :(

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CASSIOEPIA 5/21/2012 8:50PM

    Hope you get a good night's rest, and wake up feeling a bit better.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/21/2012 8:40PM

    Have a good rest and hopefully tomorrow will be better.

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Carrie - 2, Pizza - 1

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I have a very bad habit of overestimating the amount of calories burned in a 5K. Yes, I am pushing myself, but no, I am not burning 1000 calories in 30 minutes.

This afternoon was the Girls on the Run banquet. "Banquet," I should write - pizza and cake. Well, now that I type that, it *is* kind of a dream meal for me. But anyway... Brad and I don't get pizza at home; he's always cooking (yum!) when he's home, and there are always leftovers in the fridge when he's not. Take-out is *maybe* once every two months for us. So pizza was a treat today. Two slices -YUM. At the end of the banquet, one of the girls took half a pizza and gave me the other half. I thought this was a great idea until I got home. Brad loves to cook for me, and before I left this afternoon he commented on the good job I was doing as far as eating and working out. Dammit.

So I came home, promptly took the pizza out of the car, and threw it in the trash. Not the trash in the house, the trash in the garage. I didn't even unlock the door. And while I was a little sad (yes, I actually was sad about pizza) I thought about how good I'd feel when I ate my salad and taco for dinner. Besides, I got myself a little ice cream sweet for later - Tahitian vanilla bean gelato and fresh strawberries. Yum!

I am not above enjoying a beer, however. It's a good night for a beer. Kind of humid, no breeze... a good night for the back deck.

Rest of the night:
- fold some laundry
- pack tomorrow's lunch
- relax! I've been really busy this weekend.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/21/2012 7:13PM

    Good for you!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/21/2012 11:27AM

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    YAY!!! I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! that is incredible....I would hope that I'd do the same(if I were alone with no kids to share pizza with). Hope that beer tasted good-sure sounds good. :)

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CASSIOEPIA 5/21/2012 7:30AM

    I am in awe! Pizza is a favorite of mine too that we rarely get. Atta girl.

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RUNNINGWILD 5/21/2012 3:11AM

    I did that to two partially eaten cans of Pringles. Non-scale victory!!!
I'm proud of you.

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BOBBYD31 5/20/2012 7:56PM

    oh carrie, pizza is the best, i could never toss it! you are a strong woman

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Runnin' Dirty

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Today was a busy day! I dug up a bunch of stuff in the garden, bought 400 pounds of topsoil, made some hats for my kindergarteners, did some laundry, went to the marathon expo, and stuck to my eating plan! I picked up a couple picture frames for my girls from Girls on the Run - I got some super cute pictures of them at their 5K. Tomorrow afternoon is the banquet, so I'll give them little bags tomorrow.

I'm running in a 5K tomorrow... I didn't register yet, but I'll go early. I've been busy setting up my 5K playlist! I am very excited - I found an iTunes gift card so I bought some new tunes. I love running to filthy, nasty music. Here's what I'll run to tomorrow:

Ready, Steady, Go - Oakenfold
On to the Next One - Jay-Z (w/ Swizz Beatz)
Vanity - Christina Aguilera
See You Again - Miley Cyrus (I just bought this tonight!)
Outta Your Mind - Lil Jon and LMFAO
London Bridge - Fergie
7 Things - Miley Cyrus
Nothin' - N.O.R.E.
Miserlou - Dick Dale

The plan is to be done before the song list is. It clocks in at 34 minutes. The last time I ran this 5K I was at 30:27, so I'm crossing my fingers for a better time tomorrow.

I went to TJ Maxx today and found a pair of Brooks running shorts for $15. Yahoo! Love me some TJ Maxx.

Off to take a hot bath and then bed... gotta get my legs ready for tomorrow!

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    How'd the race go???? did I see it on the daily thread???? OOHH!!! new running clothes!!! I have more running shorts than 'other' shorts...probably b/c I have only one pair of 'other' shorts since ...I'm too small for all of last summer's clothes!!

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GIANNA345 5/20/2012 10:52PM

    I hope you enjoyed it and did well.

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COOPSM 5/20/2012 6:50PM

    Carrie----how was the race?? I am sure you beat that filthy, nasty playlist!! I am rue you enjoyed the banquet too....

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/20/2012 1:43PM

    Have a great time! emoticon that's a great find for running shorts!

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CFMOSS 5/20/2012 7:20AM

    Have a great run and a good time (that is on the clock as well as fun)!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/20/2012 12:55AM

    I'll have to check these out. Enjoy your race tomorrow (today)!

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BILLALEX70 5/19/2012 10:54PM

    Great playlist. Love N.O.R.E.

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LYNNANN43 5/19/2012 10:06PM

    You ROCK that 5K tomorrow, Carrie!!! emoticon

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Well, I did it. I made it to the gym tonight. And it was wonderful.

Tomorrow is going to be the endless day - morning coffee meeting and then a school board meeting in the evening. It's going to be a big one - the preliminary budget is getting voted on. I guess I'll see where I stand as far a job for next year.

You know, for one glorious hour tonight at the gym, I didn't think about my job situation. Everything just left my brain. The music pushed me and it was wonderful.

I didn't pack my lunch for tomorrow. I'll sweet-talk my honey into doing it... he's the best.

Off to bed!

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TIGGER622 5/16/2012 4:53PM

    Oooooooh fingers crossed for good news today!!!!! love you girl!

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MUFFIY831 5/16/2012 9:19AM

    My fingers are crossed for you. Good job letting the gym melt the stress away for at least an hour.

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/16/2012 1:19AM

    emoticon that you were able to enjoy your workout and let all the stress go.
Let us know how the school board meeting goes.

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NIELSENSLADY 5/15/2012 10:10PM

    Dang! I hope you hear good news!

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DRAGONCHILDE 5/15/2012 10:02PM

    That's what I love about the gym. You just... don't think about stuff. It's wonderful!

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Routine = a Calmer Me.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sometimes it takes a little non-routine to make me appreciate why I like to have a routine.

This weekend I went down to my mom's house for Mother's Day. We had a fantastic weekend - I got in some good biking and running, and we had a good time going out to dinner and making lunch yesterday. Whenever I go to my mom's house, we rarely eat at home. This is kind of a treat for me, since the hubs and I hardly EVER go out to eat. I can't tell you the last time we went out.

But the point is that it took me a long time to decide that I wasn't going to track my food at my mom's house. So this was a weekend where I didn't track my food. While it was kind of nice not to track, when I got home last night it kind of all hit me. I felt out of control. I can't even begin to think about how much I ate. But I'm pretty sure that if I tried, I'd be seriously underestimating the calories I consumed.

So today I feel re-energized to track my food. It took the weekend of going back to my pre-Spark days to realize just how far I've come and just how important tracking my food is for my success. And you know what? I think I actually kind of *like* tracking my food. I like seeing those numbers and looking at patterns in my eating. I like knowing that I had enough protein to support my weight training and that my snack didn't totally negate all the biking I did.

It's a new week.

- make some phone calls I need to make
- pay my tuition bill (gulp)
- go to the gym this evening (change into gym gear IMMEDIATELY after I get home from school)
- pack tomorrow's lunch

Tonight I'm having enchiladas for dinner. Yum!

And today is National Chicken Dance Day - enjoy!

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NIELSENSLADY 5/15/2012 1:28AM

    I feel the same way as you when it comes to routines. I hate them when I have them but when I don't I miss them. LOL!

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TIGGER622 5/14/2012 10:12PM

    national chicken dance day huh??? dance chicken dance!!!! you are awesome, i need to get back into where i enjoyed logging, i am trying! you are my inspiration girl! MUAH!

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COOPSM 5/14/2012 6:36PM

    I am with you Carrie on the tracking..have not been doing it with the RESET and can't wait to get back to it!!!

have an amazing week!!!

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ETTEZEUS 5/14/2012 3:26PM

    Oh I hear ya! My mom has been here since the 2nd and tracking has gone out the window! She goes home Wednesday and I can NOT wait to get back to my routine. I love her but 2 weeks at a time is too much (not just her, for anyone!)

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BILLALEX70 5/14/2012 3:17PM

    I feel your pain of paying bills...I hate them.

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CASSIOEPIA 5/14/2012 2:39PM

    Loved the insights here - great job Carrie!

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RUNNERRACHEL 5/14/2012 11:22AM

    I really like tracking my food, too. Sounds like you had a nice weekend but are happy to be back to your normal routine. Have a great workout tonight!

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BUSYGRANNY5 5/14/2012 8:02AM

    Sounds like a great week-end! Thanks for letting us know today is National Chicken Dance Day!!! :) Have a great week!

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