Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Oh, glorious day. Today was a half day with the kids. I love the end of the year. I'm ready for the school stress to be over.
But there was good stuff today! This morning we got an e-mail saying that today was the day that our administrators would be around handing out furloughs. Well, nobody came to visit me today. Phew. But we were also told that if they didn't make it around to everyone today, they'd come tomorrow. So at least I was ok for today.
Drank lots of water, got some errands done, and had a good dinner with my honey.
Not much else!
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.
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