Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm so excited I'm so excited!

Woo! I am so happy to get back into all of this, I feel a thousand times better. Yesterday I went straight from the gym to work and then back home to work again so I didn't get the chance to update. I'm operating on 2 hours of sleep here, I'm exhausted! And really sore. But in a good kind of way. For some reason the training log doesn't show what I did for strength training but I did the stability ball thing in my little corner of the gym. I wanted to die but it was good that I stuck it out and didn't give up. I did crunches, reverse crunches? , roll ins, push ups, & dips. 3 sets of 15, non stop alternating muscle groups. I'm out of shape. sldjfosidjfosdfh
I'm going to Colorado this weekend to spend time with two of my favoritest people in the whole world and we're going to be skiing and snow shoeing and doing all sorts of crazy things those people in Colorado do. I can't wait. In other news, I am officially in the 120 range! 127 this morning! What! Haven't seen that since high school? Before high school? I've been subscribing to the Eat to Live philosophy again and I feel really good. Being able to be active again also helps me feel good. I felt like such a blob the past 4 months. Overall I'm doing well. Since I didn't sleep last night I'm taking a rest day. Its okay, I'll make up for it this weekend :) Although I know Jocelyn & Lyds will leave me in the dust, that is ok!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Self, Get yourself out of bed!

When the alarm went off I wanted to hit snooze but I pulled a Jocelyn and said "Self, get yourself out of bed! If Jocelyn can wake up at 5am to do a run, you can wake up at 6:45am and do a run!"
So I did and it was great and now I have to shower before I catch the train. k tnx bye

Monday, February 16, 2009

happy president's day on a stationary bike

So this morning I had plans to catch the early train and get my XTraining on at my NYC gym but much to my dismay all of the trains were running on a holiday schedule. GRRR! I planned on catching the 7:47am train but that doesn't exist on a holiday schedule. There was only a 7:31am and an 8:31am train. I literally just missed the 7:31am train & had to wait for the 8:31am. Gosh I LOVE THE TRAIN.
So I was late to work and had to stay late to make up time & decided to go to the gym on my way back home..
It was fine, I did the bike for 45 min & just above my left knee was bothering me a bit not sure why but I'll see how it feels tomorrow when I run. I also felt really odd on the stationary bike, it was one of those ones where you lean back into the seat. I hate those bikes! I feel so lazy sitting back like that. I feel like my upper body has nothing to do. I felt so awkward!
I must have been looking cute in my awkwardness though. A nice lookin fella walked past, met eyes with me.. then later came over, smiled, said something I couldn't understand, & walked away. LOL. I just smiled and nodded.. I have no clue what he said. I'm an idiot sometimes. But I was in no condition to carry on a conversation! When I'm in the zone, I'm in the zone.
Tommorow I'll run & maybe do some core later in the evening.

P.S. My runner's world log tells me I burned 500 something calories on that ride. THAT IS NOT TRUE. I think it gauges that based on riding outside.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Just what the doctor ordered!

First run since November 4th :) Felt goooood & I took it easy. No pain! stretched well before & after. I've also lost about 10lbs on the break up diet! Its great! I felt so much lighter running this time around. The other morning I was actually at 128. I hope I can continue to drop the lbs because the lighter I am, the less stress on my joints. And you know how much my joints love me.


I did some cupcake deliveries today & it was great, I'm baking up some new stuff tonight to put up on my site before I go on my date tonight ;-). I've got some delicious flavors coming up.. so excited :) today is a good day.



Just came back from follow up with doctor and it looks like all this rest I've been doing has paid off! He did all the normal twisting and prodding and I felt no pain! Very different than the last time I was in there :) So he said to begin running again only doing 1-1.5 miles and increase .5 miles every 4-5 days. Because of the layout of where I live its easy for me to run 3 miles and not even think about it so I'll really just have to run down my street and run back to do a mile. That seems silly to be but you know what's even sillier?! Being a dumb butt and not listening to the doctor and then ending up not being able to run for another 4 months. I don't want that to happen again. He said I had some fluid in the hip joint and some inflammation combined with a bad soft tissue injury. But it looks like I am all better!

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you beautiful ladies out there! And to me!

Running is my boyfriend now.