Sunday, May 17, 2009
I don't really have anything specific to write about, so here goes.
Today was my first 5K. Wahoo! My time was somewhere around 31:00, not totally sure, because I forgot to look at the giant time clock when I crossed the finish line. I was just so excited to finish that I forgot to look. My personal goal was to do better than 35:00, so I did manage to do that.
My dermatologist noticed I lost weight. The doctor that doesn't even weigh me! She asked me what my secret was, and I told her "running and no cheese." I guess that really *is* my secret. On another note, I am getting two moles removed in June. My grandfather had skin cancer, so I am very careful about getting moles removed and wearing lots of sunscreen.
I had to do a Microsoft Access project today for my class. I am lucky I still have a computer. There were plenty of times where I wanted to throw mine off the back deck.
It is late; I can't believe I'm still awake. I am SO tired. Off to bed.
Friday, May 15, 2009
This morning I have a bunch of stuff that I'm thinking about, so here goes.
Today I have an appointment with the dermatologist. I have been blessed with the good teeth from my father's side of the family, but unfortunately I have also been "blessed" with the bad skin. It's under control now and I'm happy with my skin, but high school was horrible. Having acne is a far worse problem than you'd ever imagine if you've never had to deal with it. Sure, a zit here and there is part of life but having it all the time SUCKS. I tear up when I watch Proactive commercials because I know what it's like for those people.
Tonight I am going to visit my brother and my dog; my mom is in Egypt, so I have to make sure that my brother is watering the plants and that my dog is doing ok. He is an old, blind dog and he is my baby. I am so excited to visit him.
My brother and I are going to see the new Star Trek on IMAX tonight. I don't even *like* Star Trek but I've heard really good things about the movie. I figured I might as well see it on IMAX if I'm going to be right near one anyway.
I'm going to try to get a little run in this afternoon/evening around town. There are no bears around my mom's house, so I can run in the evening without worrying about a bear coming to get me. Around my house, not so much. A bear could pop out at any time. And even though I know black bears are kind of scared of people anyway, there's something about a 200+ pound animal that is just a little frightening.
I discovered a HUGE eating trigger for me - procrastination. I wrote a paper last night after procrastinating with almonds, Wasa crackers, raisins, turkey breast, etc. Nothing really horrible for me, but just too much of it. I need to learn to just do my work and get it over with.
Off to brush my teeth and get on the road. Happy Friday!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have a bruise on the top of my foot. I'm not sure how it got there, but it's there. And it hurts a little bit.
Usually I am very stubborn and the earlier, less body-aware version of me would ignore it and hope it went away. But I decided to follow RICE for my foot. And by god, it is working! It feels much much better.
This afternoon is a swimming day. I need to rest my foot.
Have a Sparky Tuesday!
Saturday, May 09, 2009
My first 5K is on May 17th. I am SO excited. This morning we did a trial run through the course. I kept pace with one of the trainers; she is going to be my pacer at the race. She doesn't have any clients that are running, so she told me that she would run with me. Yay!
I finished today in 25:50. Huh. It *is* a fast course, I suppose!
I think the top of my foot is bruised a little bit. This week I'm going to try icing it and also I'll look for some sort of compression band. RICE.
Not weighing myself every week has been good for me. It's helping me focus on getting my 5K time down and also getting the miles in. I even saw a little shadow on my tummy today, like an indentation, and that made me really happy. So if I see that shadow, I guess it doesn't matter whether it is at a certain weight number or not. I'll check in on the scale in about a week or so, just to see where I am, but I'm not going to obsess over it. Feels so liberating!
Today is going to be a wonderful day!
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