Thursday, September 11, 2014
Well it is a gray day today. I hope it clears up. I want to be outside tonight walking with my youngest. She has decided that she wants to run cross country in 7th grade. She just started 6th. One thing that frustrated me when my son ran was his constant battle with shin splints. I know it was mostly his fault since he didnít run much in the off season. And then went from no running to running 3-5 miles a day. So, I have decided that since I needed the exercise, we would start walking some and work our way up to 3-4 miles a few times a week, then gradually start adding some jogging in so that when she starts running next summer, she has a base and will hopefully avoid the problems my son had. So we are about at the point we are ready to add the jogging. I think tonight will be our last walking only session. Assuming the weather holds.
In other big news, my son graduated from high school in the early summer. So, I have one starting her last year of college, one in his first, and one in 6th grade. I think that was part of the depression. Realizing that I am to the point where I will only see one of the kids on a regular basis. The older 2 are basically at the point where they donít want to see dad all that often. So, this is a struggle I know all parents go through. So, I need to just get used to it.
Starting to feel the need to dive again soon. I did take a trip with the kids to Mexico and my son and I got to dive in the ocean which is always nice and then we dove in the Cenoteís one day. That was some of the coolest diving I have done. Our guide was excellent and it was just a really cool experience. But now that the weather is starting to turn up here, I am feeling the urge to dive more to get as much in as I can. Need a trip for midwinter like last year to get a fix in again.
Ah well back to the grind of work.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Let me first say sorry to all my friends here for pulling a disappearing act. I can explain it other than to say I pretty much was skirting the edges of depression for awhile. I think I have pulled myself out even though I did a lot of damage to myself along the way. For the last month or so, I have been fiddling with coming back. I have gotten back on track fitness wise the last month, but have been putting this off.
So, sorry for just up and leaving. That was never my intent. I just found it hard to live in my own mind let alone talk to people about it. I know that probably sounds weird, but it is the best I can explain it. With everything I had accomplished I am still not sure where it came from. But I think I have put it back away.
Anyway, again sorry. I will be around and I am starting to track food and fitness again.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Oh what a week it has been. I did so well last week and then the bottom pretty much fell right out from under me just when I had convinced myself that I was over it. It has been a week of eating bad and not exercising and not even really caring. I was having my own pretty nasty pity party. Till last night anyway. When I pretty much decided that I canít let what happened rule my life. Sadly it was touch and go for awhile there.
So now I am paying for it somewhat. I am really not feeling good at all today. Upset stomach and just feeling like crap. So, I am still not going to exercise today just going to get my eating back in line and start back tomorrow I hope.
Last night it was like a fog lifted. I started feeling somewhat normal again and woke up more clear in the head than I have been in almost 2 weeks. Not sure what changed, but I guess I finally decided enough was enough of feeling sorry for myself. So, back at it and hopefully feeling better this weekend.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Finally Friday. It isnít so much a TGIF day as it is, just glad for the week to be over. It has been a roller coaster of a week that will end on a high note. I am getting in an 80 minute or so walk tonight after work. I took the bus in and walking home. Something I plan to do more often this summer, in addition to bussing and biking home. Then I will get cleaned up, wait for my son to get home with my car, then we will be off to Dave and Busterís with a friend so our kids can play and we can gripe about the relationships we both just ended badly. Lol
Then tomorrow is the gun show with my son. Maybe my youngest. She wants to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. Thank you Hunger Games. Actually in talking with some people there is evidently a lot of scholarship money out there for girls who can shoot. So, I am starting to look into it for her. Not that the scholarships were the sole reason, I just know not a whole lot about shooting a bow and arrow and so canít teach much. I know in a lot of those sports technique is everything, and donít want to teach bad habits that she would then have to unlearn.
Then I think Sunday is sort of a relaxing day. Going to get some fish and bring them in to work for my aquarium here.
I was on the facebook page of an online and local bike shop. They had a picture of some cyclists and it said, ďwhen in doubt, pedal it outĒ I loved that so much. Nothing beats the feeling of being out on my bike and just letting the mind go. It is about the only time I can truly say my mind is at rest, or can just tune out the world. Other than the cars anyway.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Well last night was a close call. Got off work and went to grab a bite to eat before the gym and read. Read my book and enjoyed a black bean burrito, then lost all interest in the gym. I just wanted to go home and curl up in bed, or go out and have a few drinks. But I went home.
And finally convinced myself that the gym was the better option. And so, I went to the gym and crushed 60 minutes on the bike. One part of the recumbent bike I love is the ability to pick a heart rate and let the bike adjust the tension to keep your heart rate there. This also allows you to see how you progress with the graphics with the light bars. I remember when I first started and even not long ago, to keep it at my target heart rate it would bounce up to 3 bars across the screen but wouldnít stay there long before it dropped to 2 bars. Last night it made it up to 5 bars before I finally reached the target and the finally level off at 3 bars. Just curious, I switched over to manual mode at 45 minutes and figured out I had been consistently pedaling on level 14. Actually then I bumped it to 15 for the last 15 minutes and the heart rate didnít go up much. So I figure that I was probably bouncing between 14 and 15 most of the ride. The darn bike only goes to level 25. I realize that is pretty far off, and I have pedaled at level 25 for short bursts, but dang, it felt good to see how I was doing.
So, it felt good to push through last night and complete it. I could have skipped since I have been working out for like 9 days straight at this point. But it wasnít a complete rest day. It should have been easier than it was in the end, but I needed the work, more mentally than physically. I needed to work off some of the frustration.
So it is shaping up to actually be a spring weekend for us. Going to hit 50 tomorrow they say, so I am going to really get some work in and walk home from work. It is nice since it is only 5.4 miles. Last fall I did it in 80 minutes. Letís see where I am now. I am so ready for spring and warmer temps. I think the world is ready for spring and warmer temps. My desire got even worse last night as I watch the Redís spring training game. I canít wait for opening day and the coming summer.
Lost another pound today. The weight is starting to come off easily again. Which is always nice. I think I am firmly back in the zone concerning the healthy eating and exercising. It is nice to be planted back there.
Finally planning to go to a gun show this weekend. I donít plan to buy anything but it will be interesting to see what is out there. A good knife for camping may be in order though since I broke one on each of my last 2 camping trips. Sort of odd since I hadnít broken on in quite awhile.
Well, have a great day everyone. Mine is full of sun and hopefully some thawing.
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