Saturday, January 19, 2013

Working out again, yay!

Worked out twice this week! Not just little Skimble workouts, though I did one of those yesterday, but actual, challenging, >40min workouts.  I found a workout buddy to help me break the ice at the lunchtime workouts at work.

Wednesday I joined in on a P90X workout--excepting the pull-ups; they couldn't find the indoor pull-up bar, and I wasn't about to grab a 25deg metal bar!--but I did lots of push-ups and the rest of the exercises...for the first half. Then I hopped on the treadmill and ran for 20+ minutes.

Thursday I walked on the treadmill first for 20-25 min: speed 3.5, target HR 145. Then I did 2-handed swings with the 20kg(!) KB they have there; I did 3 sets of 10 and finished up with 1 2-handed clean. That sucker's heavy!  Then I did a lot of stretching; I tried some crunches, but apparently all those push-ups made my abs sore as well as the usual soreness.

My upper shoulders/lower neck muscles are sore now from those heavy KB swings.  Week after next, when another new workout buddy gets back from vacation, I'm going to start swimming on Mondays and Wednesdays. Maybe I actually can be ready for that Splash N Dash at the end of March. :-S

OK, to publically state my goals, or at least potential events, for this year (I haven't signed up for anything yet):
30 March     Splash & Dash (run, swim, run)
20 April       10K at the ABQ 1/2
27 April       Rio Grande Tri
1 June          Tour de Cure ("It's a ride, not a race")
25 Aug?       Live. Love. Tri.  No 2013 info posted yet
7 Sep            The Color Run
7 Oct            Shadows Trail Run
Nov?            Turkey Trot?
7 Dec            Kringle 12K/6K
21 Dec          Farocito Trail of Lights run


Friday, January 11, 2013

Can it be summer yet?

I am definitely in a winter slump. My MapMyRun workout calendar is blank except for a 1.9mi walk (with just a little running) on the 1st. I *have* been riding my bike to work and I have been doing little Skimble workouts (8-12min each). I just haven't bothered to put them into MapMyRun. I also haven't been using MyFitnessPal to log my foods, and there's definitely been an increase in the amount of junk food lately, most recently chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.  MmmMmmMmm!

I've been back at work for two weeks now, and I'm in a slump there too. It doesn't help that I stay up too late; I still haven't gotten back ("back") onto a decent work sleep schedule. And my hip still hurts. For a while, my other hip wasn't bothering me nearly as much; I could even sleep on that side, which I hadn't been able to do for most of several years.  Now they both hurt. No, I still haven't made a dr's appointment, though I came closer today. I don't actually expect the dr. to do anything besides refer me for physical therapy. Hopefully I can get a referral to a good sports medicine place. I've found a number of local races that I'd like to do, but first I really need to make sure that I won't injure myself doing it. That would suck. 

I'd like to do the ABQ 10K again and be able to do the event in August (if they do it again this year; the website's not up yet). That one means I need to start swimming again. I'm not really looking forward to that. I just sent myself an email to let another gal at work know that I'd like to join her for her workouts. It's so much easier to make and keep commitments when they involve another person. She works out at 11, right when I get hungry for lunch, but I'm sure, with that extra motivation, I can work around it. If I go to bed early enough, I can better work on eating a decent breakfast.

I have so many things that I need and want to do that I just can't figure out when to do it all. Then I sit down in my gray-blue cubicle at work, log on to my computer, and forget what I was going to do next. Seriously, my brain just goes numb. Today I took my work out to the conference table where I wouldn't have a wall right in front of my face. Half the people were out of the office, so it wasn't too noisy there for once. I actually got some work done. ;-)

I'm also tired already of being cold. It's funny, it didn't take me long to figure out how to dress to ride my bike to work, but when I was thinking about walking this morning, I nearly overdressed. High winds on cold days complicate things too. I can usually tolerate the cold when it's sunny and not windy. Lately there's been more wind and less sun.

Time to start going to bed.