My mind is racing (unfortunately, no calorie burn in that)
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
I just have a lot on my mind today. I tried to blog earlier but couldn't pull anything coherent together and just gave up. I'll try again, except this time there's a warning: nothing coherent here!
Thanks for ALL the great comments on my 5K blog! I was so touched by your kind words and encouragement. I love Sparkpeople; a success for one is a success for ALL. We rock!
I got emotional when I read the comment from Rooster72, below:
"Maybe there were only 2 entries in your category - but you beat all the 50-59 year old women who
- used to run, and have given it away
- run. but did not have the confidence to enter a 5k
- sat at home on the couch, never thinking of getting off it for their health"
Well, I used to be one of those women on the couch. When I first met my husband 23 years ago I was not active at all and controlled my weight with cigarettes and skipping meals. He was always an athlete through school and coached high school sports for 15 years, so he was very active.
Until he married me! I remember he tried to get me out of the house for walks in the early days and I'd go about a half mile and that was it. I told him "I never sweat." He STILL teases me about that because now I sweat like a longshoreman! I asked him today why he seemed to give up sports once we got married and he said it was because I wasn't into it. He paused and then said he loves how ATHLETIC I AM NOW!
WHAT? Did I hear that right? Did he said I was ATHLETIC??????
It's a pretty big compliment, not sure it's accurate, but I'll take it! I don't feel athletic because it's all HARD. It never stops being HARD. But I do keep getting out there, so that's something. We signed up to run another 5K in two weeks. This one will be much bigger than last week's so I don't think I'll come in first!!
I hit my lowest weight of the year for the second time today. I weighed 152.5 on May 6, the day after the Indy Half Marathon and I weigh that today. I'm really motivated to keep going this time BUT the fitness center is cancelling group fitness classes for 11 days! They are refinishing the floors in that room. This is a big blow because I'm basically lazy and have an external locus of control. FITNESS NAZI, I NEED YOU! But I'm on my own for the next 11 days. There still will be bike classes, and I can run and walk, and apparently all that crap I walk past each day are weight machines that I can learn to use...so I just have to make it work!
On the personal front, a few bumps. My daughter went to the obstetrician today and he couldn't find a heartbeat for her 3-month old fetus. She was told that is not uncommon but the first appt. for an ultrasound isn't for another WEEK. Needless to say she is upset, concerned, and basically freaking out. It doesn't seem right to me, that he would tell her that and then not be able to get her in to check for 8 days!
My father is trying to sell a tractor without success so I helped him put an ad on Craigslist. Of course my sister and I both warned him about taking cash only, no checks, don't deal with anyone far away, etc. etc. Dad was all happy when he called yesterday to say he sold it to a man who lives 600 miles away. And the man wanted to transfer the money directly from his bank into my dad's bank account. And my dad gave the man his bank account number and routing number. And there's tons and tons of money in that account. I totally freaked out but Dad doesn't see anything wrong because the guy was "clean cut." I couldn't calm down and got my sister and brother involved and I think today my dad at least was going to move his money into another account until the transaction was complete. Of course I want him to close the account completely and open another one, but he thinks I'm totally overreacting.
Parents! It's tough raising them in the internet age!
So that's what's going on in my universe. Hope your day went well!