I have a lovely dilemma.
I am going to Europe at the end of May and I have to, along with my partner in crime, figure out where to stay in London, where to stay in the French riviera. There are lots of choices and I don’t know what the right one is. Life is tough making such decisions.
Made a tasty dinner
of salmon, fingerling potatoes, rainbow chard and brown rice, all purchased from my friends at the farmer’s market. Gotta love when you can buy local. Tastes good, healthy. Cooking made my tonight better than my today.
was a down day. Rained a lot. I had the blues for most of the day. I couldn’t quite feel good about the world….
Nice run in new pants
I went for a run Thursday night in my new running pants. It was my first run in 6 days, and also my first run since celebrating my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY as a runner. The pants were my 1 yr gift to myself. Report: Run was so great. The weather was nice after many days of rain and it was light outside! Thanks to daylight savings time, I can now actually go running after work without my trusty...
was yesterday. I didn’t want to go. It’s been that kind of week. But, of course I went :) I thought I was pacing myself the first mile, although I did notice I was having some difficulty breathing. I chalked that up to the week’s stress and not getting enough sleep. But when I arrived at the first mile marker and looked at my watch, it said 7:10. To my knowledge, the fastest...
actually hardly working today. That’s okay because I deserve it. Got to keep hydrating for tomorrow’s 5k. Yesterday’s quote: “I want to start calling some of my own shots!” My struggle to keep perspective this week has been an uphill battle. But the weekend’s here and I swear I see the crest of the hill just ahead!
I was so pissed again tonight when I went for my speed workout. Pissed as in pissed off, angry, ready to SCREAM! I’ve been so stressed out at work and feel that I’m getting close to the tipping point of how many hours I can work and how long I can give a shit about the work I’m doing. My job has been a real problem for a while, but my heightened desire to bite off the heads of...
rage Rage RAGE
is what I felt. I wanted to scream. I did scream. I was just so angry and irritable. And then I ran Ran RAN. Now I feel good and I can’t quite remember what I was so upset about. No bunnies tonight, but it was beautiful. The frogs were out in force.
Another long day at the office
Too long. Why do I get hooked into the place where no matter how much time I spend, the work never gets done? Operation get-me-out-of-here needs to begin soon now. Until then At least, I have Nurse Jackie to make me forget about my troubles. She has so many more than I do. Tomorrow I shall leave work early enough to enjoy the bunnies and RUN.
Today I ran 6 miles, 57:52, 9:39 pace. Pretty much every minute of it was hard. It was colder than I’m used to and my joints hurt. I never really felt like I warmed up. But, when it’s over, it’s always worth it. It’s turned out to be a beautiful day. I’m now admiring it from the couch.
Made it through
another run this a.m. Went 3.5 miles with a sprint the last 1/2 mile. It felt gooooood. I love the feeling I get after going for a run and taking a shower. I feel warm and wonderful! New goal for the next month: cut out refined sugars and carbs. I’m trying to keep it simple (and doable). So, no snack food in a bag (no chips or pretzels regardless of if I get them at the health food store),...
run this morning. So far, I’m doing well on my 4 days/week working out. It makes me feel so good!! Heading off to the farmer’s market for some beeeeautiful veggies. I love living in northern CA where the produce is fresh and gorgeous. During my night runs, I wear a light on my head so I can see my way on the paved trails. When I see cats, dogs and my favorite bunnies, I always...
one-twenty-five: I have to be my number one advocate. I have to believe in myself, my worth, for anything to even begin to change. So true… Words to live by.
Speed (or so I like to think)
Last night I did my first speed workout for this 8-week training session. It’s truly amazing that going just a little bit faster (and I really mean a little) kicks my butt! I did 3 x 800 m (half-mile) repeats with times 4:28/4:21/4:21. No bunnies to speak of, but I saw more than enough cute dogs to make up for it. Uh, perhaps that explains the lack of bunnies. I’m excited for...
Started my official 5k speed training class today. I like running with other people (even if I don’t talk to them) because if I see someone in front of me, I’m much more motivated to keep moving. Ran 3 miles, 10:11 pace. I was happy.
bendoeslife: If you’re ever in a funk, just download Empire State of Mind, put on some headphones and just walk out of the house. Run, walk, jog, or rollerblade, and listen to Jay-Z and everything will be all right. My god, what a tune. It’s foolproof inspiration. Crank it during your next 5K and you will, undoubtedly, run a PR. Love it, love it, love it also. The song and video are...
after work, I did it. I finally went for a run. I’ve been such a slug lately. Working long hours, intending to work out but never feeling like it. Tonight was hard, but it was also glorious to run. Although it was cold out for northern California, while running it felt balmy. I saw a couple of bunny rabbits hopping along (it is the year of the rabbit after all) and heard frogs. Is it...
Got out there today
though that’s about all I can say. Barely ran at all. It turned into a walk. I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m not sure why, but once I went from sitting on my ass all day to becoming a (beginning) runner, walking somehow became less than. Screw that! Walking’s still way better than sitting on the couch. So far, blogging = what I was doing when I could have been having a...
I worry a lot. I have a lot of things I want to do, but all the mental chatter (worrying about/analyzing/finding the problems) takes up so much space that my dreams often never leave my mindspace. I want to quiet my mind. This is one of the reasons I want to develop a meditation practice. Meditation is a way to train one’s mind. My mind needs training.
The reason I started this blog
I decided to create a blog because: I was spending a lot of time reading other people’s blogs. I have a habit of being more passive than I’d like to be. I watch, listen, consume, follow, respond when I’d like to more often create, make, do, act. I’d say my number one motivation for creating this blog is just that: to create, to take hold of the reins and start to make my...
the first day of the rest of my life. How will I use this time?