Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

We had snow less than two weeks ago and today they are expecting a record high of 92! Tomorrow is supposed to be just as beautiful. I think this may lead to a triathlon for me today....swim, bike, margarita!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1.The lunges I have been doing while at the copy machine has had two results. The first is that I am sore as heck. The second is that I avoid the copier as much as possible. :)

2.There is a small triathlon April 3 that I hope to do. I am strangely nervous even though it is a pretty short one: 300 meter pool swim, 10 mile bike, and 3 mile run. I am not sure what I am worried about exactly. I am used to being the last of the pack so really I cannot go anywhere but up. Maybe that should be my new mantra. “You can’t really get any slower so anything is an improvement".
I have been doing triathlons for a little over a year and my goal has always just been to finish and survive but this year I would really like to start to see more of an improvement speed wise. It just time to start expecting more from myself than just finishing.

3.I started taking these vitamins again and my hair and nails are growing like crazy and my skin is really clear. I can’t remember what brand they but they come in a box with individual bags that have 6 vitamins in them. I am sure it is overkill and I probably don’t need half of them….but I really like the results!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Unconventional Love

Proof once again that love knows no bounds. I wake up all of the time to these two cuddled up and usually it is the cats' purring that wakes me up. They are a sweet, slightly mismatched couple.

Back and Better!

I ran last night for the first time in weeks. I went on a one minute walk/one minute run plan and did this for 30 minutes. It was not a hard workout by any means, but for my first one back, it was a great one. When I got home, I was energized and excited which was a nice feeling. Now I can’t wait to get back out there tonight which I think is the measure of a really great workout.

After nearly 3 weeks off with the cold from hell, I am now 95% human and only 5% snot factory. It is amazing how the over-production of mucus can make you feel so incredible awful. I can say that the turning of the tides began with the time change. I love it staying light until later even though it is a tiny bit harder to get up in the mornings. It is totally worth it.

With crazy schedules, it is sometimes hard to get workouts in. I have found though, that you can grab small opportunities everywhere. My favorite time to work in a few exercises is at the copier. While I am waiting, I can usually get quite a few sets of lunges or calf raises. It may only be 3 or 4 minutes, but if I do it every time I go to the copier, that really adds up. Again, just little things, but those little things add up and I can see and feel a difference already. The downside to doing these at work is that if you get caught, people might think you are a little nuts. Luckily for me, my co-workers already think that so no harm there!

Do you have odd places you get a fast workout in? What kind of exercises do you squeeze in when you only have a few minutes?

Friday, March 5, 2010

So Lately....

I have not:
-Done my Wednesday Weigh Ins as promised
-Really done much of anything except lay on the couch for the last 4 days

I have:
-Temporarily been chewed up and spit out by wedding planning
-Had a cold/sinus infection from hell
-Run my first fever that I can remember having in years
-Watched more movies this week than the whole rest of year
-Ridden my bike once this week
-Lost at least three pounds due to the fact I have no sense of taste. This is probably been the easiest way to diet I have ever found.

I will be returning to real life and regular posting soon. Assuming of course my head does not actually explode the next time I sneeze. It could be iffy.