Friday, June 25, 2010

Feeling uncommunicative

That's probably the worse thing for a blogger. I do have thoughts. But they are jumbled. So I've been putting off posting. I just realized I hadn't posted anything here in two weeks though!

Part of it is my job. I don't talk about my job (or my marriage) much on the blog because I am well aware that this is a public place and that things "get around." I have no problem talking about me, but my job involves other people -- people who may not be too happy to hear what I think about them and then I still have to work with them!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm in!

Not with the "in" crowd, but the Vineman Full AquaBike! Yeah, baby!!

That didn't take long and now I don't have to sweet talk someone into doing the run part of the Full Relay instead.

I'm so stoked. And a little scared. Which is good because that's part of why I do these things -- to push me out of my comfort zone.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Eating with Awareness and Enjoyment

I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to eat with distraction and divided attention, not awareness and enjoyment!

This is in spite of being told by every weight loss program I've tried and numerous articles about how important it is to pay attention to your food, to present it well, to enjoy every bite. But I'm always busy and trying to do too many things and eating doesn't seem that important. So I do it at the computer or I rush through dinner so I can get back to the computer or my workout or whatever it is that seems more important than paying attention to my food.

So, in an effort to get my butt in gear, I'm going over Karen Koenig's tips for "Eating with Awareness and Enjoyment".

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Getting my mojo back

I've kind of been in a funk lately. I was pretty excited after Wildflower because I was happy with my performance. I figured all I had to do was take it easy for a month and my calf would heal up and I'd be golden for Barb's Race.

Except, it's a month later and my calf is still acting up. Now, it's much, much better than it had been. I can't feel the bad spot any more and I only have discomfort when I push myself too hard (like all the walking I did at FanimeCon) and my muscles aren't nearly as tight as they were before.

But I still can't run and my experience with the elliptical was frustrating as well -- I think I hurt myself more on that than I did running but with no symptoms at the time to tell me when to stop. Ugh.