Wednesday, February 01, 2012

February already!!

*now that I look back, January FLEW by...some days though it actually seemed to drag by.
*i've been rather disenchanted w/work lately.
*on Monday, I really wanted to quit one of the after-school programs I work.
*some days I want to quit the whole entire job...especially on paydays. :(
*I need some sort of change...seriously.
*25 days to that (stupid) Princess 1/2 marathon I (stupidly) signed up for. 
*I weigh 5-6lbs more this year than I did when I ran it 2 years ago. not good.
*I am also working 5 days/week now & worked only 3 days/week when I ran it 2 yrs ago.
*that means I had a whole lot more time for training.
*that also means that I am grossly undertrained this time.
*I also DO NOT have a good friend running/walking with me this time. that stinks.
*I know the goal should really be just to finish.
*I am competitive by nature.
*that means I want to beat my 2010 time, even if by 10 seconds.
*the chances of that are slim and none.
*my longest training run for this race has been 4.86miles (lame!)
*in 2010, my longest training run was 7 miles. crap! I'm doomed.
*I also stupidly signed up for a 1/2 marathon here on 4.1.12
*when these two races are done...I don't think there will be any more in my future.
*i despise running these days.
*i ONLY run because it burns SO many calories in such a short time.
*time is something I have very little of.
*sadly, even w/running I am hardly losing any weight. wth?
*it's so hard to get to the gym if I'm going to run.
*it's SO easy to get there if I'm going to a yoga class.
*what a revelation!


Fidgeting Gidget said...

Trying to lose weight sucks. There's no way around the suckiness of it, I'm afraid. I give you major props for running a half marathon. It's on my bucket list, but I don't see myself doing it any time soon. I hope you do beat your time, and I think that the awesome surroundings that you'll be running in will be a great motivation. :)

Also, just wanted to pass on a tidbit - the only way I've been able to lose weight in the past couple years is by counting calories. I use I just started a week ago (again) and I am already down almost three pounds. It really helps me to write down what I'm eating and to get my brain in the mode that I'm always aware of the amount of calories that is in something (for example, a grande nonfat chai from Sbux is 210 calories.....and it's totally worth it EVERY TIME.) Hugs, girly. :) You can do it.

Señorita Andalucíana said...

I'm with you. Time flew this past month and guess what I'm glad! January was less than stellar for me. As for the weight, well lets say that the progress made has been derailed but I hope to get back on track soon.

If you find the secret to being motivated 24/5 let me in on it. :)

Have a good week!

lindsay said...

Nothing wrong with un-running. Do the exercise you enjoy! Time is something we're all short of. At least it seems that way. Set priorities, say no to some things, and make time for you!!