Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I know it's going to be a good day. I can just feel it!
It started out with a good night's sleep. Despite the crazy heat and humidity, I slept really well. I think it's because I was a crazy gardening fool yesterday! And I got plenty of water. And then, I woke up with my alarm and was ready ready ready. I put on my running gear, had a little applesauce, and then went out for a run at 6:00. I did a new route today - 4.5 miles and LOTS of hills. LOTS and LOTS of hills. Came home, was a sweaty mess, and took a cold shower.
And there's something about starting the day with a cup of tea. Usually I drink coffee, but the last few days I've been drinking tea. Pre-run was a cup of green/black tea, and a cup of green tea with breakfast. Talk about setting up for a good day! AND I don't really have to do my hair. It's going to be so hot that I'm just going to put it up and stick a headband on top. Done!
- lots and lots of water!
- yoga & weights after school (I can finally get back into yoga since Girls on the Run is done for the season)
Have a super day!
Monday, May 28, 2012
I am beat. I swam this morning, and this afternoon I spent a long time working out in the garden. I pulled a bunch of weeds, re-planted a bush, and gave an out-of-control plant a haircut. I think in the midst of everything I took off a bit more than I should have (oops) but, like a bad haircut, it will grow out. I did pretty well with the eating today - didn't really feel like eating too much because it was so hot and humid.
I found a great new EASY dinner - falafel balls. They go in the microwave for about a minute, and they're ready! I had them with some yogurt-cucumber sauce and tortilla chips. YUM. My avocados weren't ripe enough for guac today, so maybe tomorrow night will be guac night.
SOOOO much water today. I didn't have a choice! This afternoon I had to sit down a few times as I worked outside - I almost passed out. I guess that's what happens when you decide to work in the garden at the hottest part of the day on the ridiculously hot and humid day. Sigh...
I'm going to bed early tonight. I'd like to get out for a run tomorrow morning before school. I'm really enjoying my new running route! It's very peaceful and I run past sheep. There's just a little part where I need to really keep an eye out for traffic, but only for a few minutes.
Tomorrow is my last full day of school! Hurrah!!! Four half days after that, but only one more full day. I am SOOOO excited.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I know people who complain about Facebook and how it's a waste of time. Well, sometimes I guess it is, but more often than not, I get inspired by Facebook. I love seeing people post their athletic endeavors - 85 miles on the bike (go Bobby and Jopa!), first 5K signups... it's all a good thing. In fact, it makes me want to get off my duff and get moving.
Today was a good day - I did some good work on job applications and getting materials together. I still am not sure about my position for next year, and rather than being a lump and waiting for something to happen to me, I am getting my ducks in a row and getting my stuff out there. I am applying for curriculum jobs. It feels good to be doing this. It feels good to be a little bit more in control of my situation. I have options! (well, theoretically.)
So tomorrow's plan:
- get up early for a run. It's going to be hot and humid again, but an early morning run should be fine.
- get in the pool tomorrow afternoon. I haven't been swimming in a while (oops) so I guess I need to get going on that. Triathlon in 8 days!!!!
Off to sip some water and head to bed. I am sleepy!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer. ~Author Unknown
My hubby and I had a talk about luck the other night. While I believe that everything happens for a reason (although sometimes we don't know that reason until *after* the thing happens) he just thinks "well, you worked hard, so there you go." Or something close to that.
Because of the uncertainty of my job for the fall, I've had to really make an effort not to get totally bogged down by the stress. It's been hard. I am a little anal-retentive and have trouble with this. I love some spontaneity, but not necessarily when it involves my mortgage payments and my health insurance. Reading quotes has helped me during this time, and it's also helped me see myself more clearly. I've learned that I'm actually very positive. I haven't felt *too* badly about this situation. I've been thinking about what I could do if I don't have a job next fall. There's a lot!
The one thing, though, that is really bothering me is my lack of discipline as far as taking care of myself. My attitude is good, but I'm having trouble in other areas of my life. Working out, not snacking, getting enough sleep...
- drink enough water (step one to feeling better)
- limit snacking. or, snack consciously.
That's it. baby steps.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
That's my mantra for today. After I spent a long time last evening talking to Brad, I thought that this would be perfect for today. One of the things I really admire about my husband is that he can see past "today" and look at the big picture. I wish I could be more like him in that way. I get so focused on NOW that I don't always see opportunity. So this morning, after I did my journal writing (one of the things I can control), I decided that today I'd focus on controlling what I can control.
So what can I control?
- what I eat. No more letting "stress" be the reason why my good eating habits go out the window.
- tracking my food. Again, "stress" shouldn't be controlling this.
- cleaning up after myself. I make a million excuses why the housework isn't done, but really, none of them are valid.
- taking care of my hurting leg. My groin muscle is really hurting. I can't control the healing (well, kind of?) but I can control how I take care of it. RICE, taking it easy...
- my attitude!
OK off to take on the day!
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