May 27, 2011

The Week In Rant: Holiday Weekend Edition

Ahhhhhh... do you hear that sound?

It is the sound of being just an hour away from a holiday weekend.

Let's see. This week, I managed to:
1. Run a 5K
2. Survive the rapture (rescheduled now for October 21)
3. Gain 2.5 lbs (seriously... how do you gain that much in a week???)
4. Have a sleepless night thanks to my child waking up like every 2 hours for stupid reasons

RUNNING A 5K. AGAIN?
On Sunday, I ran my first 5K (you can read all about my experience here). I have had many people ask me this week if I will ever do one again. The answer is: YES. I will likely pick another one to train for sometime this fall. I've had several offers from friends and colleagues to run with me, so I'm excited that I won't have to go it alone this time around. It is still true though: I'm not the biggest fan of running, but I am a big fan of accomplishment. Here's my deal- in the middle of my run, I hate it- the cramping, the breathing that I'm trying to learn to control, the bugs getting in my face; but, after I'm done I totally feel awesome. I also like that it is doing awesome things for my legs and my ass. This will be the first summer in YEARS that I have the confidence to wear shorts. In public. So, I plan to continue on with the Couch to 5K training (I'll be starting week 6 tomorrow night). One thing that I have stopped doing is trying to run every day. I am happy to limit it to every other day and do other activities on my off nights. I downloaded the Nike Training Club app to my iPhone and I am so far loving it! I thought it was going to be easier than what it was, but I was truly challenged (and still sore from my WEDNESDAY night workout mind you). I love that I can do it without equipment, be challenged and still be able to watch all my TV shows at the same time as getting a good workout. I still have visions of trying to take a Group Fitness class one night during the week, but I have a feeling until my kid is 18 that it is a pipe dream.

THE RAPTURE
I wasn't raptured. Does that mean I'm going to hell? Eh. Whatever. If anything, I followed some seriously hilarious Tweets about the rapture and it was a silly yet simple reminder to live my life to the fullest every single day. This was my favorite pre-rapture twitpic:


WEIGH IN WEDNESDAY. YIKES.
I gained 2.5 lbs this week. After all the running, all the working out, all the point counting... I GAINED?? It's weeks like this that are frustrating to me in my journey. How can I works so hard and seemingly be going backwards? I'm really trying to buckle down this week and despite that it is a long holiday weekend, I will track everything I eat. At the very least, I will at least be back on the path of being mindful of what I eat. Oh, and yes, I did track that delicious Potbelly sub today. Thank god for weekly point allowances.

ROUGH NIGHT
For the first time in a long time the kiddo had a rough night. It all began when I woke up to hear him crying- I checked the video monitor and he was in push up position hanging off of his big boy bed. I went in there and he cried "I'm stuck mommy." I helped him back into bed where he promptly fell asleep and in my zombie state went back to bed. No idea on what time this was at. A couple hours later, we hear more cries. Lost Nuky (does anyone know how to actually spell Nuky? Nukie? Nukkie?). An hour later, crying again. Turns out he leaked his diaper from head to toe and his bed was soaked. Poor kiddo. I can't even remember a night that we had to get up that many times. I am definitely untrained and was unable to fall back to sleep as quickly as I remember being able to when he was a baby. Fortunately, the last two nights have been peaceful. Let's hope it stays that way.

Well, I thank you for helping me get through about an hour of a Friday before a holiday weekend. Is it 4pm yet? Hope you all have a wonderful weekend of family and fun.

God Bless America.

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