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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.

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COOPSM 6/4/2010 5:18PM

    Hope you are feeling better!!!

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FRANKLYN22 6/3/2010 9:45PM

    Get lots of rest and feel better! emoticon

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KAYAKID 6/3/2010 8:55PM

    Carrie, I hope your feeling better! nothing wrong though with a rest day or two! don't worry about the gym - it wil still be there next week!!!


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GSDMIKE 6/3/2010 8:31PM

    Feel better. The gym will still be there when you are back on your feet.

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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 fitness:
morning swim
evening run

Today's household stuff:
clean the upstairs bathroom
clean up closet room

Today's nutrition:
Stick to the lunch I packed
salad with grilled chicken for dinner
pear for dessert
Lots and lots of water

Happy June!


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FITGIRL15 6/3/2010 12:07PM

    "Enjoy sweets that are NOT baked goods or candy."
I am trying this too... but my favorite sweet things are baked goods and candy! D'oh!!!

Actually, lately I've found Yams (Sweet potatoes? I dunno, the orange tuber looking things) are sooo yummy, when you bake 'em, mash 'em and add cinnamon and butter! OH BABY! This tastes like Pumpkin Pie to me!!!
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COOPSM 6/3/2010 8:24AM

    Carrie---if you figure out away to leave the cereal alone..please share!!! I have one bowl and it leads to 2, sometimes 3...and I am not even hungry...its like its in the cupboard calling me....I really shouldn't buy it at all..but do like it for dinner sometimes when hubby is working....never eat it for bfast...

Have a great week!!!

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ROGUE_1 6/2/2010 12:55AM

    Happy June to YOU! You're rockin' as usual, I see - awesome, you're such an inspiration!!! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!

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JOPAPGH 6/1/2010 8:54AM

    Sounds like a great plan, especially the what I eat and why I eat it.

Have a great June and enjoy the great outdoors!

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GSDMIKE 6/1/2010 8:46AM

    I don't really set monthly goals either. I guess I recap progress on longer term goals in monthly increments, but that's not really the same. Speaking of which, I need to recap May!

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PARKERB2 6/1/2010 7:30AM

    Sounds like you are on the right track with the healthy eating and exercise. Maybe the kids can exercise with you this summer while they are out of school. Good luck. emoticon

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The hottest 5K ever.

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.

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ROGUE_1 6/2/2010 7:53PM

    Great job! Wish it could've been cooler in temps for you though!

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GSDMIKE 5/31/2010 8:07PM

    I drank about 32 oz of water before my race this morning, and another 32 oz plus a small bottle of G2 they handed out at the race within 20-30 minutes of crossing the finish line. It was brutal. I was still actively sweating for about 15 minutes afterwards, even while sitting in an air-conditioned van.

Congrats on the race result, and good luck with the running club. One of these days I'm going to have to try that.

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MANDORA3 5/31/2010 5:56PM

    I am with you on the heat! I ran a 5K this morning and it was hot and muggy! Great job!!!

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MIAMIA7 5/31/2010 5:49PM

    Great job Carrie! I ran in the humidity and heat today and I always seem to have a headache the rest of the day. I did stop on the way back home and buy a gatorade. I knew I sweat a ton so I figured water wasn't enough. I actually didn't have that bad of a headache today. Hmmm, perhaps the gatorade helped? Way to run it in the heat and hills. How come those long slow rolling hills seem worse than just a short straight up hill?

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GIGI1222 5/31/2010 5:48PM

    Darn heat!!!! We have completely bypassed spring and headed straight to August where I am .

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ETTEZEUS 5/31/2010 4:50PM

    The heat will put you on the couch every time! Believe me, I know....LOL
Good time on the race though. They are tough enough in the heat but add hills and it gets tougher.

Hope you are recovering well!

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GONE2014 5/31/2010 4:28PM

    Hey, you did it! emoticon

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KAYAKID 5/31/2010 3:45PM

    Carrie great job on your 5k. its all about the learning that goes from running the races. You did awesome. its tough running in the heat! you earned a stint on the couch!Lol

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My first real egg!

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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BIKERCHICK74 5/30/2010 8:53PM

    Oh ...YUM!! Have you ever had fresh milk??? from a cow?? for real??? YUMMMUYYY!!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 5/30/2010 8:43PM

    YYYYUUUUUMMMM emoticon

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COOPSM 5/30/2010 5:50PM

    Fresh eggs are the best!!!!

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    Makes you wonder what they do to the chickens that lay the store bought eggs to make them so different.

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ONECOOKIETWO 5/30/2010 1:14PM

    What a lovely experience! Not only mindful eating, but mindful food! Have fun picking fresh strawberries!

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MAIA2011 5/30/2010 9:36AM

    Fresh food is a beautiful thing! I, too, will be flushing out restaurant eating, pupusas, and cake from a family get-together.


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KOEHNA 5/30/2010 9:04AM

    sounds like some really good food I have never heard an egg described before. send some strawberries this

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Reflections about May

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's the last Saturday of the month, so I think I'll do some reflecting.

Fitness: I didn't burn a ton of calories, but I was pretty consistent. There was one week in there where the fitness minutes were lacking... I made an effort to get outside a lot, though. I started a new challenge running through the end of the school year where I'm going to make it to the gym at least 3 times before school. This week was 4 times - I know I can do this for two more weeks. Strength training and yoga did not play a big part of fitness this month - going to add more in June.

Nutrition: I did a 10-day No Baked Goods/No Candy Challenge. I think this challenge helped in my weight loss this month. Three pounds! I didn't deny myself sweets, just chose to eat sweets I knew I wouldn't eat a million of. Today is the start of another 10-day streak.

Sleep: I am pretty good about keeping a regular sleep schedule. There were a few late nights in there, but not many. I am enjoying my early to bed, early to rise schedule.

Went running this morning with my running buddy. It was a great day - a little overcast, so not too hot. We did about 40 minutes. Tomorrow is a rest day in preparation for my 5K on Monday.
Going to visit my mom today. I wasn't going to take the time to drive down, but if I didn't, I'd just sit around here and mope because honey is working and I'm sitting here. None of that.

Today I will:
Drink a whole lot of water (I think I'm fighting off a cold)
Not go too crazy with the shopping
Enjoy the company of my family.

Hooray for the long weekend!


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WALIDGAZALA 5/29/2010 8:44AM

    That was magnificent
to track all the month; it is the first time I read such beautifully aranged state

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