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4th Eve!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

July did not start off so hot. On the 1st and 2nd, all I did was sit on my duff. I barely got off the couch. Not quite sure why... maybe just a little funk.

But this morning I managed to get to the gym. I did about an hour of strength training/cycling... it felt good. I hate to make excuses for my lazy self, but it's been so darn hot that I don't even want to move!

I do have another triathlon coming up in about three weeks... I need to get on the ball with my training.

Tomorrow:
- morning swim
- lots of water!
- figure out some future fitness plans
- look at future races/events

  
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SOUTHGOINGZAX 7/5/2012 6:37PM

    Yeah...I hear you. I'm struggling with staying up too late, eating too many sweets, and not wanting to do much in the heat. Luckily, I don't want to eat much, either, so maybe it sort of balances out?

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CAMROLA 7/4/2012 11:53AM

    Make the most of today, and go one day at a time!

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CFMOSS 7/4/2012 9:22AM

    Here's to a good day.

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TIGGER622 7/4/2012 8:11AM

    atta girl!!!!

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EATNBOOGERS 7/3/2012 11:43PM

    I didn't realize you were doing tris--good for you!

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HOT

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Good thing about summer and hot weather - I don't want to eat as much.
Bad thing - when I *do* want to eat something, it's usually ice cream.

I was doing so well with the no-dairy thing, but then this heat came along. And I am a sucker for ice cream! There is a great ice cream place down the road from me, and their soft ice cream is delicious. I have been there more than a couple times in the last few weeks... oops.

I've been slacking on my Sparking... sometimes it happens.

Hubs and I are going to a picnic today at his cousin's house.

It's hot... off to drink some water.


  
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TIGGER622 7/2/2012 8:13PM

    I wonder what's worse... when its hot out I want cold beer!!! none for me today, i'm gonna be good!!! We can be better right? let's do this!!! HUGS!

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EATNBOOGERS 7/1/2012 1:17PM

    It's been hot here, but I'm lucky in that I don't really like ice cream. I make a lot of popsicles for the kids, with yogurt, bananas, and fruit. Stay cool!

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SEPPIESUSAN 7/1/2012 11:33AM

    Me too! Appetite goes down but cravings for ice cream (and I have an ice cream place down the street too!) go up.

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CFMOSS 7/1/2012 8:35AM

    ice cream - did you say ice cream - in a variety of flavors - yum....my weakness in this heat too.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 6/30/2012 10:07PM

    hmmm...biking there is an option~Good idea from Penny!

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LYNNANN43 6/30/2012 9:08PM

    Guess just go with... Moderation in all things. emoticon

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PATSYB7 6/30/2012 7:51PM

    I totally relate with your post! In the hot weather all I want to eat is cold things and ice cream is my #1 choice. I make sure I log it and put in some extra cardio due to all the carbs. I hope you enjoyed the picnic. :O) Have a great weekend!


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RUNNINGWILD 6/30/2012 11:56AM

    Is it close enough that you can walk or cycle to it? That way you burn off some of the calories and you may not feel like you're slacking on your Sparking as much. emoticon The only ice cream that I *really* enjoy, I have to drive 45 minutes to get to... maybe that's a good thing, eh?

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/30/2012 11:09AM

    Funny! I too don't eat as much but eat more ice cream in the heat...gotta watch that. Maybe some non dairy ice cream? Try to stay cool emoticon emoticon

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Sunday night

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I have a literal pain in the butt. I have been stretching and rolling all day! I think more rolling and some rest is just what I need.

I've been working hard to get this house ready to put on the market. I fixed the drywall in the bathroom (I always feel kind of bad-a$$ when I fix something myself), caulked everything, and primed it this evening. The piano is ready to be moved tomorrow - between 11 and 1 movers are coming to take my piano down to my dad's house. I'm a little sad - my grandmother left me her piano. It's a nice one, so I don't want to just get rid of it. I'm not sentimental about *things* usually, but this piano is an exception. Why, oh why, couldn't she have left me a violin?

Dinner is cooking - quinoa pasta with andouille sausage and peas. I had the exact same thing last night, but it's easy and it keeps me from getting takeout. I am also treating myself to some vino - I haven't had wine in WEEKS!

Tomorrow:
- water water water!
- swimming - I need an easy recovery day from today's 7 miles. I haven't done 7 miles in FOREVER. It felt really good, although I did tweak something in my bum.
- paint the bathroom!

  
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TIGGER622 6/25/2012 9:26PM

    WOW Looks like things are really moving along for you, you have been RIGHT ON IT girl!!!! YAY!!!! Keep it up!!! Hope that butt pain goes away !

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/25/2012 11:03AM

    Wow, busy lady... great job fixing the drywall yourself - I wouldn't even know where to begin! Good luck selling your place!

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DRAGONCHILDE 6/25/2012 12:38AM

    Sounds like you've been productive! Hope you're not too sore tomorrow (only sorta... I'm in pain today, so I figure someone else should suffer, too! LOL!)

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EATNBOOGERS 6/24/2012 8:31PM

    Having a piano is easier when you're in a place you know you're going to be for quite a while. I'm at that point... you'll get there!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/24/2012 8:09PM

    Dinner sounds way better than takeout! Hope your butt feels better soon :)

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Drywall

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I flexed my home improvement muscles today! We are trying to get this house on the market, and the last big thing I have to do is paint the upstairs bathroom. There is a little drywall damage above the shower, so I figured out how to take care of it. I'm proud of myself for taking care of this myself instead of calling someone else to fix it. It was really easy! And it will be ready to paint tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow's plan is to go for a long run at a local Rails to Trails. Nice and flat, easy gravel trail, and shaded. Yahoo!

Off to get ready for bed...

  
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LAURELSPARK 6/24/2012 7:43AM

    We must be in a parallel universe right now. We are having relatives in for a large party in
August and are getting the house ready. The shower is our next project. Later we will bike on our local R to T, the Katy Trail. Happy biking.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/24/2012 6:25AM

    emoticon
Good for you!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/24/2012 3:57AM

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EATNBOOGERS 6/23/2012 11:38PM

    Good for you!

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FLYSHOPGIRL 6/23/2012 10:12PM

    Ok I need to know...how'd ya fix it? I have a few holes in drywall from when I tore out my breakfast island (fine...there are three and they're smallish--made by nails) and I have no idea where to start!

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Hooray!

Friday, June 22, 2012

So the upside to my getting laid off is that I am really determined to move on with my career in education. While I was teaching, I got my masters in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I). About a month before I got laid off, I decided to go back to school to get my Supervisory Certificate in C&I. Little did I know, it would be a really good decision.

This summer I am managing to take four - yes, FOUR - classes toward my certificate. I just figured out that after this summer, I'll have only two more classes and then my internship and Praxis. HOLY MOLY. I am SO excited. So by this time next year, I will most likely have my Supervisory Certificate in C&I! Just called my mom to tell her that I could add another class this summer and instead of saying "great!" the first thing she says is "can you do all those classes? That's a lot of work." Which is totally typical of my mother. Sheesh. But anyway... *I'm* looking forward to all these classes because I'm really excited about getting this certificate.

Off to move some laundry and take a hot bath.

  
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COOPSM 6/24/2012 8:22PM

    Love that you are going for things Carrie and not letting this get you down!!! Keep pushing forward!!!

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BILLALEX70 6/23/2012 10:57AM

    One door closes...



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RUNNERRACHEL 6/23/2012 10:26AM

    emoticon work! You CAN do it!

Would you work as a coach? Administrator? Someone in the district office? It is good to move up in education. Those people seem like their jobs are more secure...then again, many of them (at least here) get transferred a lot...

emoticon on moving forward in your education and career!

Comment edited on: 6/23/2012 10:26:44 AM

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MUFFIY831 6/23/2012 8:23AM

    I love your attitude!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/23/2012 7:22AM

    Good for you! What a great way to take advantage of what life has thrown your way!

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GONE2014 6/22/2012 11:45PM

    Such a great attitude! You can do this for YOU!!

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LYNNANN43 6/22/2012 11:17PM

    Way to turn that frown emoticon Upside down! emoticon

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BUBBLEJ1 6/22/2012 11:09PM

    You can handle it :) Congrats on moving forward with your education :)

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EATNBOOGERS 6/22/2012 10:40PM

    Way to go? Supervisory = on the track to become a principal?

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DRAGONCHILDE 6/22/2012 10:27PM

    Good job! Layoffs suck, but they don't have to be negative. Good for you for moving forward with your education!

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HEALTHYASHLEY 6/22/2012 10:09PM

    That is a great way to spend the time you have! Way to go girl

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/22/2012 10:03PM

    Great idea, great timing, great attitude!

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EMGERBER 6/22/2012 9:56PM

    Way to go, keep moving forward.

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