What have I been up to? Hmmm
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I haven't had much time to blog or be on spark. It just seems there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things that need to be done!
This morning I opted to go into my office late so I can get my laundry folded, put away and clean my bed room because MY bedroom is the LAST thing that gets done which means it doesn't get done. lol!
My day is like this. I get up at 5:15, get my LiveFit work out in, come home, get kids up and ready, me ready, drop kids off, work, take care of the horse/ride, pick up kids, make dinner, clean house, do laundry, TRY to find time to run, go to bed... I am wore out and I feel like I need to borrow time from other things to get caught up.
Marathon training is not working for me this go round. I can't seem to find the time, or motivation to get going! Last week I ran twice, both my 30 minute maintenance runs. I was too tired to shoot for a long run Saturday morning and after I got up I had to go ride a prospect horse for a friend. That was fun! I really don't have a fear of new horses so I am often asked to go try one out. This one is an 18hr old thoroughbred who has arthritis in his hind knee. I really had no issue with this one but he surprised me. I throw the saddle on, start to cinch up the girth and that horse came alive!! He bucked and reared and ran backwards, reared some more and then took off. I let him calm down then cinched the girth and there we went again. I finally got him calm and cinched and mounted up. He rides great! Nice slow trot and an amazingly smooth lope. I didn't ride too long because of his knee but it was enough for my friend to know this wasn't the horse for her.
Sunday was a hard day for me personally and emotionally. It seems as if my running and racing has left my husband feeling neglected. I feel terrible about this! I just wish he had voiced his opinion 2.5 years ago instead of growing resentment. I reduced my fall race schedule to just 4 races. Two fulls and two halfs. They are all local except for one which is a family trip for the Marine Corps Marathon. That made him happy, which makes me happy!
This week has gone pretty well, except for my running. I completed day 52 of the LiveFit and feel great! I just wish I could see better results already. I was down 5lbs and got back into 1 pair of size 6's and my 8's were getting loose to the point I could pull them off without unbuttoning them but this week I am back up to 160 and my clothes feel tight. I am trying to hydrate properly but that is always such a challenge for me.
This plan suggests that I be at my goal weight by September. I am starting to think that isn't going to happen. I am wondering of I will ever reach my goal weight at all! I know, I know...stay positive. I am working on that too :)
Anyway, I have to take the ginger back to the ortho for a recheck of his elbow fracture.
Happy HUMP day!