Friday, June 04, 2010
At least I'm *pretty* sure that's how you say "Friday, I adore you." I was feeling non-English for a minute.
Today I woke up feeling much better. Yahoo!
I wrote all my food in my diary, and how I felt when I ate it. I had four (yes, 4, bleh) cookies at lunch today. I think I was just so excited to have my appetite back that I went a little crazy. All I ate yesterday was a bowl of soup and a few crackers, so I don't think the cookies put me *too* much over for the week. I drank a ton of water today - it was SOOOO hot and humid in school today. We don't have a/c, and the music room was like a sauna. Like an actual sauna. The kids were antsy, I was antsy... boy was I glad to go home today. Next week is supposed to be a little more tolerable.
My hair is growing out nicely - I can put it up in a little nub, put in some clips, and it's good to go. Perfect for the heat.
I'm thinking about tomorrow already. Honey and I are going to get some strawberries (either picking our own or going to the farmers' market) in the morning. I'm going to make it to the gym at some point for a TM run and some strength training, most likely upper body. I will keep hydrating myself like crazy - this humidity is crazy.
Rest of tonight - maybe a tepid bath, a little TV, and my regular bed time of 9-9:30. I love love love getting up early. I plan on continuing this schedule when school is out for the summer; it's just too nice. I'll be able to get to the gym early - get it out of the way.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I really hate being sick. Having to lie on the couch, not doing anything, does not work for me. It makes me feel lazy - I don't like feeling lazy.
This morning around 3am I woke up feeling pretty horrible. Woke up again at 5:00, my usual time, still feeling bad. Took a shower, thinking I'd feel better, but I didn't. When I went downstairs I slept on the couch for 45 minutes before I had to leave for work. I should have been smart enough to call for a sub, but we had a bridal shower for someone at work and we're at the end of the year!
Went into school feeling absolutely awful. Everyone kept asking me if I was ok, so I obviously looked like hell. I felt so bad that I almost started crying. Bleh. I went to the nurse and she sent me home. Thank goodness. I took some Motrin and spent the morning in bed. Came downstairs and spent the afternoon and evening on the couch. My stomach is still hurting (although not as much) and I think I'm still running a fever. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get over this for tomorrow. It's a bummer to be sick at the end of the year.
If I don't get to the gym tomorrow morning for my challenge, I guess I can't be too upset. Maybe I'll try to get there tomorrow evening after I pick up my CSA veggies.
Bleh. Tomorrow is a new day.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
School is winding down and I can finally start thinking about how I'm going to take care of myself this summer. My goals are only weekly right now - it's hard for me to keep track of anything longer. So this week I will:
Get to the gym three days before school (Day 1 - done!)
Enjoy sweets that are NOT baked goods or candy.
Write everything I eat in my food diary. I am trying an experiment (thanks PinkC!) where I'm writing down what I eat, when I eat it, and how I feel when I eat it (did I enjoy it? Was I really hungry?). I think this will help me curb the random cereal eatings that I've been doing lately.
Today's household stuff:
clean the upstairs bathroom
clean up closet room
Stick to the lunch I packed
salad with grilled chicken for dinner
pear for dessert
Lots and lots of water
Monday, May 31, 2010
This morning I ran in the Tortoise and Hare 5K in a very nice little town. The race started at 9:00. I left my house at 7:15, and it was already hot. Like really hot. By the time I got to the park, it was REALLY hot. It must have been in the mid-80s when the race started. And it was humid. I think if I would have gotten on the scale after the race, I would have been very happy - I probably sweated away 5 pounds.
The course was full of "rolling hills" which was apparently code for "hills that, even though they are not that steep, are really long." My time for the first mile was 10:32; I wasn't too hopeful for getting a PR for the race. I knew the heat would make me slow. My time for the race was around 33:??. I didn't look at the clock that closely. I knew it was in the 33:00 range, though.
I'm actually kind of surprised at my time - I haven't been out that often the last two weeks; the week after my 1st 5K of the season had NO running in it, and last week I only ran twice. My next 5K is on June 12, so I need to learn from this lesson and get some more runs in between now and then.
I saw my penguin running buddy there, and he asked when I was coming back to run with the running club. I think my knee is finally ok to run the 4ish miles they do, and I'm comfortable with having to walk if I have to. I think I'll go on Thursday. Yahoo!
Spent a lot of time on the couch after my race today. I had a horrible headache - I have a feeling that I was really dehydrated after the race.
Good things for today:
I drank a ton of water.
Packed my lunch for tomorrow.
Did a bunch of laundry.
Worked on some June goals.
Found a good notebook to use as a food diary, which is part of my goals for June.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I bought eggs from the farm on Friday. Today when I cooked my egg, I saw the vibrant yolk. I never knew that eggs had a smell, but I smelled the egg when it cooked (it was a good smell). The yolk tasted amazing. It was unlike anything I ever ate. Today I savored an egg. I don't think I ever savored an egg before.
Today I will:
Drink a ton of water to flush out all the restaurant eating I did yesterday while away from home.
Take paper to be recycled.
Pick some strawberries if the orchard is open.
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