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.

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