It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything of substance. Oh sure, I left you a couple of quickies
but it’s been rather scattered. So, I’m going to do a bit of catching up.
I do have to share my HTC experience, so I’ll save that blog for after this.
The two week visit with my mom and Kristan went relatively well. 10 days may be the better option for future visits. There wasn’t anything bad or negative during this visit, but Mom is what I consider high maintenance and wears me out, throwing us out of our normal schedule and habits.
The three of us at Seaside last Friday. It had been stinkin’ hot in Portland the whole time, so we hoped for a warm day on the coast. LOL No such luck for us.
Confession – I weighed this morning and have gained 5 lbs over two weeks – entirely plausible and legit.
I was mostly prepared for this, but it’s still disappointing to see. Not surprising in the least, but a bummer. I’m still quite out of whack, schedule- and routine-wise, so I’ve been even more slug-like this week. My sleep is way off, which leaves me feeling drained at the end of the day. I haven’t bothered doing anything fitness-wise all week, since Sunday’s Pints to Pasta.
Ah, Pints to Pasta.
That’s me, crossing the Finish line (yes, I know the blow-up thingy says Start, it says Finish on the other side) and my mom and Kristan waiting for me on the left there. That was pretty darned awesome, having them at the Finish, truly. Afterward, I gave Kristan a great big hug and got all weepy – what is it with me and weepy 10Ks???
Here are a few more of my pics from the race, if you’re interested.
I finished in 85 min. – 2 minutes slower than my best 10K time. I was alright with that, considering I’d run 6 miles the day before. I had 12 miles on the schedule for my Half training for the weekend, but learned my lesson about over doing it when it comes to mileage. So, I split the 12 in half, and did one each day. I’ve been a bit sore since then, which makes sense since I blew off my maintenance runs during the week.
I’ve also let my time at the gym for ST and Zumba slide off my to-do list. And the PDX90 program.
PDX90 had a VERY rough start, so I lost my enthusiasm for it pretty quickly. It’s offered at odd times, or rather.. times that don’t work perfectly for me.
9 a.m. – I’m at work.
5 p.m. – I get home at 4:30, and barely have time to change and get to the gym for this session
6 p.m. – this would work, mostly, except for the days that I run (or the days I’m supposed to run) and/or do Zumba (which yea, I just said it’s been nearly 3 week since I’ve done this)
I have reverted to type and opted for D) none of the above. If I can’t make a decision about something, I just don’t do anything at all. No, let’s not actually try the 5:00 time, or the 6:00 time to see how it works. Let’s not try running to the gym, doing PDX90, then running home after to see if I can handle it.
No, let’s do nothing at all.
And THAT is the result!
I’m not giving up entirely, though. I’m back on a more reasonable menu once again. Lots of freggies, better protein, less fat. I’m angling toward getting better sleep. I think I was actually asleep by 10 last night, which is a HUGE improvement. Small steps, right? Little bits and pieces of getting myself back together and back on track.
Let’s see.. what else.
Oh yea! I love this part.
Over the Hood to Coast weekend, I chatted with GayeMC, the SparkPortland leader, and asked her if it was rude of me to ask/offer to become a leader for the city team. I love Spark, and I love Portland, so I really wanted to do more to combine the two and see what we can do in Portland as a team. So now I’m co-leading with Gaye, and hopefully we will be able to pull together a SparkPortland meet-up after the Portland Marathon on October 9, after several of us participate in the 10K walk that morning.
I’m sure there’s more, but along with trying to eat better, move better, and sleep better, I need to work on thinking/processing better. My mind is still mostly scrambled (hence jumping from topic to topic) but that should be rectified soon.
Plan of action through Sunday ---
Run this evening
No really, Run
Get your *ss out there and RUN
Please run? This evening, and Saturday morning
Plan and implement a nutritious and delicious menu
Grocery for said menu Saturday
Also Saturday, pick up packet for Race for the Cure
Weigh in and measure Sunday morning – and dutifully log it, ticker and tracker and all! I need a starting point
Sunday, meet up with Gaye and Joelle at Race for the Cure (and hopefully others of you??)
Meet family at Famous Dave’s BBQ joint Sunday evening to celebrate step-almost-son-in-law’s Bday and NOT overeat
There. I can do those things between now and then. I can. I will.
That’s me, being determined.