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Post-event let down

Sunday, June 09, 2013

You know when you work so hard for an event, planning, details etc and then it's over and you feel sort of lost and maybe a little blue?

That's how I feel today.

But I'm reminding myself exactly what it is - I worked really hard last week on getting prepped for daughter's graduation, now it's over and it's time to refocus.

I finally figured out what I need to refocus on this morning. There are a lot of options, not the smallest of which could be my partner's graduation party this Saturday for earning her Associate's Degree...but what I really need to focus on is..

me.

I've gotten in the habit of putting myself last again. You know, that's okay occasionally - but it's become "the norm" the last couple of months. Time to shift some focus back on my health, my art, my happiness.

Being an adult is so full of responsibility...and unfortunately, I have a little problem with being too responsible. If others can't do it all, I pick up their slack. The problem is - that becomes "normal". Suddenly, I'm not only responsible for myself, I'm responsible for others stuff too - I see this in myself at work especially but also at home. When you do too much for others, there is no time to do for yourself.

This requires some gentle but firm reshuffling of responsibility. Yes, I'm talking to myself here, LOL.

So today is back to refocusing on my own life and health, my happiness, my self.

  
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 6/9/2013 12:17PM

    Congrats on the graduation events! Those are big milestones in their lives and yours too. Hope you get more focused on yourself again - it's hard to do. Take care and have a great week.

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Check that off...

Friday, June 07, 2013

Third child successfully graduated from high school, check! One more...just one more...whew.

Tonight is her graduation party and Saturday....back to real life and getting 10K a day in!

All my kids in one spot yesterday was really nice!

  
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ANGELCITYGAL 6/9/2013 12:07PM

    emoticon What a beautiful photo and I can only imagine what a wonderful feeling. emoticon

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TERRYT55 6/7/2013 5:00PM

    Congrats! I love the picture you posted......

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 6/7/2013 3:38PM

    loved the photo - have a great weekend!!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 6/7/2013 11:34AM

    Awesome! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 6/7/2013 8:14AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Gone sideways...

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Was doing well with my 10K a day until I had to start prepping a zillion cupcakes and a birthday cake for today's graduation, tomorrow's party, etc.

Hours in the kitchen and felt wiped...but didn't add up to much in terms of steps.

Oh well. Sometimes ya just can't do it all. Back on it Saturday. :)

  


Monday Check In

Monday, June 03, 2013

Yesterday's 5K was great - My goal was to do it in an hour and that's exactly what it was, 60 min on the dot! Pretty freakin' jazzed! The last half mile I had to pour it on, I was almost running - but I did it! Overall, I think it was the easiest one I've done - except for the hills. I generally walk on only flat ground on purpose because of my knees. Doc said with my weight and the lack of cartilage left in my knees, I shouldn't be doing hills if I can avoid them. So I do. Yesterday's 5K included one sort of long slow hill and a smaller one. I got about half way up the big one this year before I started getting winded - that's probably a lot better than I've done before.

However, there is a lot of room for improvement. I walked on my own with my ipod and I didn't have to talk and I probably couldn't have during the majority of it. So lots of room there to build stamina and lung capacity. The hill was the worst by far, but I'm glad I didn't have someone with me who wanted to chat because it would have been hard, LOL.

This week - High school graduation for my daughter. Oldest daughter coming for that and it also falls on HER birthday. Next week my partner's graduation from the community college for her associates degree. Oh you know, and work full time. ugh.

Lot's of emotions roiling around over my daughter's drinking and the things she said about my parenting "failures" when I saw her last month. Feeling anxiety over her coming this week, sadness....hard stuff. On top of everything else this week, feeling overwhelmed.

Good think I feel stress relief by walking, eh?

  
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ANGELCITYGAL 6/5/2013 9:18PM

    emoticon on your 5K! What great results, and great self-talk about your next goals!

Wishing you well with the other challenges.

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AEGISHOT 6/3/2013 3:55PM

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GUILDWARSGIRL 6/3/2013 9:21AM

  Best of luck to you! Hopefully things with the daughter will run smoothly and you can keep on walkin' up that hill till it gets easy!
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5K today

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Today is my first event of the year, a 5K charity walk for breast cancer. I've done it several years - but I think this year is the most I've trained for it. I walked 20 miles last week and was half a mile short of 25 this week.

Last week, 10K a day 3x, this week 4 x. Go me. That's a personal best! This week I'm aiming for 5x.

Time continues to be a problem. Too much going on...and getting that much walking in a day takes...time.

No weight change. Interesting really from an analytical point of view, but frankly, I'm working on concentrating on the 10K I signed up for over Labor Day weekend. I want to be able to do it. I want to finish that walk strong - not feeling half dead. Even if I don't lose a single pound training over the summer, if I can finish that race feeling good, that's a big win.

  
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PENNYLANE15 6/7/2013 9:22AM

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 6/2/2013 1:41PM

    hope it all went well today and that the weather as kind to you! emoticon

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