Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14

Nutrition: Yesterday I didn't have the proper salad ingredients, so I roasted what I had: cauliflower, peas, peppers. Unlike a salad, that ain't no meal; so I turned it into a side for second breakfast, which was fantastic, of course. 

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 915p-5a, 79% quality. Felt much better; SC shows a lot of awake time but it must've been me boy Oscar, because I was out like a light.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling a little better every day. Ankle & shoulder both improving, not significantly though. Logged sets of chins post-class & post-run. Run was solid, felt pretty easy to keep a fast-ish pace. Would love to feel this good all the time! Wore compression socks post-run. Am feeling a SLIGHT touch of low-left-back ache, but not concerned.

Fun & Play: Fun class. Fun Boston talk throughout the day. Fab email from Dustin regarding the great reporting I created for NSS. Delightful meeting with Mike & Brett on the walk to run concept. It's gonna happen, and I get to lead it, and we'll create more runners, hooray!

Sunday, April 13

Nutrition: Too much coffee and too much food. So, a great day!

Sleep: 9 hours in bed, 10p-7a, 76% quality. Up at 415a for bathroom, nearly h/s/g but would've fallen right back...but I had to also let Hank out within 5 minutes of going back to bed. Oscar also dashes out, but I left him out there. Fell back after that, made it all the way to 7a! Better than 76%, but SC doesn't like my deep deep sleep. Well, I sure do!

Healthy Movement: Ankle about the same. Left shoulder about the same. Dustin said I'm not allowed to play with my toys today. I can look at them or clean them, but that's it. MAN. So I did a few sets of chins and only used this basement toy instead: 

Fun & Play: Bill paying, which included a lesson to Hop about the state of our financials, which is damn awesome for kids our age. Lunch with the parents, belly stuffed with tasty, tasty meats. Many chores knocked out. Massive excitement that Mike is "in" on the walk-to-run plan. Pure & utter laziness.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12

Nutrition: Easy peasy. Toast and coffee before the run, then three normal meals. Added an eve snack since calories were coming in low. I like!

Acne: 99% sure it's the banana chips, with their added sugar. Sadness, because they are god damn delicious. At least I still have bacon.

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 930p-545a, 90% quality. Up to let Hank out at 330a, water/macaroon/bathroom for me while I was up. Took a while to fall back, and alarm woke me for the run. Got up fairly rested. 

Healthy Movement: 6 easy miles in the AM. There was walking in the second half for Heidi, but I could've nailed the whole thing. Happy feeling! After that, sheer proper lazying.

Fun & Play: Great fun run including chatting with Heidi about the walk to run, trails, & our doggy pooches. Breakfast with two of my besties. Lunch out with my "big sis" followed by hours of chitchat. Dad's bookwork. Supper out with the hubs. Snuggling with the Hank.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11

Nutrition: Craving fats again. NOM NOM NOM. 

Sleep: 9 hours in bed, 845p-545a, 93% quality. Woke h/s/g at 3a, but able to fall back, not soundly though.

Healthy Movement: Good lazy day. 

Fun & Play: Friday mode. Afternoon at NSS, though sadly empty. 

Thursday, April 10

Nutrition: Doing fine. Ate supper in my car, and cold roast pork + yam is still delish!

Acne: Starting to get bad again in past couple days; thinking the blame could fall on the banana chips I've been vacuuming up lately (added sugar) and since they're now gone, will be interesting to see if it changes.

Sleep: 9 hours in bed, 915p-615a, 85% quality. Awake at 2a to a whining Hank, got up and let him out after a bit (plus bathroom, water, snack for me), then took ages to fall back thanks to the cats. Gah. Luckily I was able to sleep in, that was NOICE!

Healthy Movement: Ankle still whiny, all else is pretty good, except left shoulder. It does seem better without the swings; the pain is not as sharp, but it IS still there. I'm thinking that if it's still there after Boston (assuming that makes 2 weeks without swings) then I'll go visit my old pal James. Session was easy-peasy other than the pull-ups being significantly more difficult for unknown reasons. And being told over and over in so many ways that I need to not fuck around between now and Boston, specifically including no tires. When I asked, exasperated, what COULD I do with any of my toys in Sunday, Dustin said "Look at them. Or clean them." Argh! Even if he's right, and is course he is, I hate being so damn constrained. Hate it.

Fun & Play: Article recognition at work, at NSS, and in community ed class; feeling famous. Feeling like a runner again is pretty amazing! Plotting breakfast AND lunch dates for Saturday with some of my besties. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9

Nutrition: Slept too late for proper breakfast, dang. But at least I had time for coffee, because there is simply no time for no coffee!

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 915p-515a, 85% quality. Up at 4a to let Hank (& Lexi) out, back up 10-15 minutes later to let them in, debated staying up but was pretty tired. Figured I'd just doze for a while, at 430a I nearly got up, but I actually fell back asleep. Which meant the alarm woke me and I was not pleased. Blargh.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling good. Ankle a little upset during the run but came & went, and didn't really get worse. Compression socks afterward. Chatted with Monica about her wanting to do the 50k this fall, before she turns 40...and I might have told her I could be talked into doing it with her! Mostly because then we would train together, and that would be delightful! After work, went for a quick walk and did yoga with Holea. It was the bestest.

Fun & Play: Our Boston article is out and it quotes the crap out of me! I feel like a celebrity all over again. Plotting walk to run stuff both at TS and out in the community, and am so excited I could bounce all day. Plotting a Saturday run with a group of women, an hour later than the early birds and thus much better, AND may be able to follow it up with a breakfast date or two at Trav's.

Natural Environment: Lexi and I played fetch, Hank played chase Lexi, and I confirmed there is no snow left in our yard. SO HAPPY. Approximately two hours outside today, in sunny incredible perfect spring weather, and simply couldn't be more thrilled.

Temperance: My first thought at the Boston picture was: "Hey, I look good." GOLD STAR for my usually-insanely-overly-critical brain!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8

Nutrition: Now that I have no long runs for two weeks, there is a little voice in my head that keeps suggesting going low-cal for a while to drop some o' those unwanted ell bees. However, there is a louder, smarter, Dustin-toned voice that smartly tells her to shut the fuck up. Dieting is a stress that neither brain nor body need at this point in time. Go ahead & be dumb in two weeks, but be smart now.

Acne: Despite the giant influx of carbs both Friday & Saturday, 350-ish grams, approximately double my usual intake, my face has not freaked out like I expected it to do. A few little blemishes, but not the massive awful cysts I anticipated. Nice! A pleasant surprise, doesn't help me pinpoint what IS the cause.

Sleep: 8.75 hours in bed, 915p-6a, 85% quality. In late due to sick hubs (so I had to let Hank out but he was a wandering jerk), wide awake at 230a to a whining Hank, yet so thoroughly tired I couldn't get up (Hop took his turn), and woke to Hank tromping in/out at about 545a. No idea what Hank's problem was, but that 230a thing better not be a new trend! Felt more rested than the night would indicate, but definitely not the quality I want/need. 

Healthy Movement: Didn't even think about my ankle until I started typing this post. Yeah! It's still there, but feeling much improved. Had a fabulous session, except when I got into trouble with Dustin over my tire flips. I was totally not expecting that, because man, what I WANTED to be doing was so much more than that, I felt like I was being extremely conservative to limit myself to the tire! Argh. Very frustrated that I can do so little compared to others. 

Left side of neck/upper back tightened up a little after session, blaming the FG hang testing, despite being very tentative & light. Delicate. Fucking. Flower.

Fun & Play: Put in a price alert on NZ flights in December. Super expensive ($2500) but hey, doesn't hurt to track. Enthusiastic chatting with Brett on the possibilities around starting a community walk-to-run coaching program. Eep! Time with my Emmers at a KITC event. 

Natural Environment: I can't tell you how much it means to me, being able to spend time outside again. I can play fetch in the yard, I can plot trail outings (starting in two weeks), the dog park visits will soon resume, all of it warms my soul. I am a child of the earth, and winter takes all of that bliss away from me. Thank bejesus for Spring.