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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Speedy post!

Sorry I've been negligent in my posting. Life's getting all crazy and such. I should be back to my normal schedule now that my oldest is back in school. She's in a year-round charter right now and they had a 2 week fall break, plus Columbus Day, which threw everything for a loop as far as my school schedule went. The first Monday was wrangled OK as my kids were visiting my parents, but the other two involved some variation of childcare fail. Next semester I'm taking Tuesday/Thursday classes instead of Monday/Wednesday ones in an effort to hopefully avoid some of the Monday-holiday issues we've had this semester.

My unfill has definitely helped in the pain department, but oddly enough, now I think my band is too loose. I guess this thing really does have some serious fine-tuning needs. On my next appointment, I'll be having Dr. Ganta put back in .25cc, as my portions are still kind of out of whack. I get stuck every once in while, but if I chew and take my time, I can now usually down a couple of cups of food at a sitting again. hrm. :

The scale moved the right direction again last week, and I think it will again this week, though I've been trying to stay off the scale. There's definitely a pattern to my weight loss (and gains), it seems. I should graph it at some point. :)

Today was Week 2, Day 1 of C25K for me. I completely kicked its ass today for some reason. Maybe because I wasn't actually at the "couch" setting, physically, to start, but I'm finding it not too hard to do 3-4 minute runs broken up with 60-90 second walks. I think whenever I officially get to the 4th or 5th week, I'm going to try to start doing it on a trail near my house instead of at the gym, at least once or twice a week. Hopefully by then it will be cooler here, and the terrain running will be better training for the Warrior Dash than treadmill running.

I should be working on my Chem lab right now, but I left my syllabus at home, so I have no idea which lab to start working on. So, it's email, FB, and blog catchup time for a few minutes, woohoo! :D

Hope everyone is doing great!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wherein I bite off more than I can chew....

Or at least, I'm thinking real hard about it.

My spouse and a couple of other (male) friends are doing this upcoming race at the end of November.

The Warrior Dash is a 6K race full of obstacles, mud, fire, and chaos!

On one hand, it sounds right up my alley.

On the other, I am no longer the 24-year-old Burner chick that ran through magnesium-fueled bonfires and went 4-wheeling through the Hualapai Playa.

Now, I'm a 37-year-old, kind of flabby, overtired mother of two. ;)

It *would* be good impetus to really get crackin' at the gym, both on my running endurance and on my upper body weight training. I definitely would need to work on both, as I'd like to not end up walking more than running. And I need some more upper body strength if I anticipate being able to haul myself over the climbing wall and over the rusted junker cars.

The idea is really intimidating, especially as I don't think I could get any of my female friends to do it with me. The only one I know who would be all over it is due to give birth right around then, so it's definitely not going to be happening for her. *laugh*

But it's also really inspiring. I've been thinking of trying to C25K anyways to do maybe the Thanksgiving Bun Run or somesuch, but this sounds WAY more interesting than your typical 5K. heheh

I'm a little put off by the fact that in all the videos I've watched so far, there has been a real variety in the shapes, ages, and sizes of the male participants. But the women all seem to be in their mid-20s and fit. Now, probably that just reflects the typical predelictions of the videographers, but it would be nice to see some other women participating that don't reflect that demographic.

Hrmmmmm...... I should decide sort of soon, and then see which of my girl friends I can browbeat into accompanying me if I do register. ;)


Cons : No beer for this banded girl, I'd have to wear contact lenses, I might be doing this by myself

Pros : Good incentive to train, It would probably be a lot of fun, I would get a Really Awesome Furry Horned HAT