Adjusted Reality

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

Ok Fine.

So that was a little too mysterious.  Sorry.  Succintly put, there is just too much going on with work and life and the weather being beautiful and I just need to spend time living instead of talking about it.  Executing on plans instead of making tons of them.  Winging it.  Reveling in the moment.  And such.

This just means that instead of attempting to do 5 posts per week, I’m going to lower my expectations.  I would HIGHLY doubt I’ll not check in at least once a week.  Maybe even a few times a week.  I just definitely don’t have time to do 1k+ words every weekday.  So don’t worry, you’re not getting rid of me that easily.  You will just see a little less of my ugly mug, and I may not be able to make it to your blogs as often for now.  Deal?  Deal.

Down to business.  So, a short weekly update.

Last Week’s Workouts:

Monday: Hill repeats. 1 mile warmup, 400m @ 10 min miles uphill (2.0 to 4.5 on the treadmill), 400m recovery x7, then 1 mile cooldown. After that, some leg strength work. I hate hills but I need to get better at them.

Tuesday: 30 mins arc trainer, 45 mins arms + abs. Was just thinking “get through this as fast as possible so I can get home and play final fantasy, heh”.

Wednesday: All out-ish 5k in 26:15. I was mentally exhausted after a long day, so I’m pretty proud of this even if it wasn’t a PR. I’ll set the goal for next weekend as under 26. My heel was aching after this and hadn’t felt right all week, so I knew it was time for new shoes. Decided to hold off on more running until Monday.

Thursday: 30 mins of strength.  My heel was still thrashed so I stayed off it. Did my new resistance band circuit (6 arm and leg workouts) + some ab work x2.

Friday: 40 mins on the arc trainer.  Babying the hurty heel, did alright. Felt better today.

Sunday: Walked about 2 miles to and from the kite festival.  It counts, right?

This Week’s Workouts:

Monday: Gym circuits.  1 mile running, 4 arm exercises x3, 1 mile running, 4 ab exercises x3, 1 mile running, 4 leg exercises x3, stretch.  Breaking in the new shoes.

Tuesday: 45 mins arc trainer

Wednesday: 5k outside, resistance band workout (arms and legs)

Thursday: 30-45 mins arc trainer/DDR, abs

Saturday: 5k race

Yeah, it’s not my normal insanity but a) I’m working at least 10 hour days and b) I’m racing (a little unofficial one but still) a race this weekend.  So there.  If I don’t call it slacking you can’t either.

Food Consumption/Weight/Etc:

Last weekend was Zliten’s birthday.  We had steak and queso and chocobo cake and pretzels and cheese for breakfast… I’m thinking I didn’t go ridici-crazy, but it’s worth noting that there were things that did not go along with my normal eating plan, fo sho.  This week, it’s crunch week at work.  There has been junk food ALL OVER.  The people who order food know I am generally a healthy eater and ask me if what they’re ordering is ok or if I need anything special (it’s good to be boss), so like today, I had 2 slices of pizza and a GIGANTA-salad.  Considering I had a light lunch, and didn’t snack, it was perfect.

Now the baked cheetos and half slice of cake when I got home…not perfect.  We’ll have to work on that.  Generally I’ll be getting up and working out BEFORE work so it won’t be 9:30 and I come home again looking for noms, but, perhaps I should look into a late night snack option if it happens again.  Cuz I cannot come home from the gym after almost 1 1/2 hours and not ingest something.

Weight-wise?  Last week I was around 159-ish.  Not optimal, but not horrible.  I’m just having an issue getting really worked up about it, though I am finding I’m down 0n my appearance a bit internally lately.  Not good, but I understand I just don’t have the OOMPH to change it right now.  Soon.  But not now.

That’s about it.  Hopefully I can make it back to blather about more but for now – off to work and play and be outside when I can and dance and sing and be happy.  Enjoy your week!


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  1. MizFit

    yay for the once a week
    for living not blogging
    for shrugging off the albatross our blogs can sometimes become
    for agreeing to meet me in person some day and run (you did say that part—yes??)

    just yay 🙂

  2. Austin is so beautiful this time of year- I do not blame you. That being said, I was wondering where you had run off to. 🙂

    Catch the sun before it’s done!

    Alison 🙂

  3. that’s good workin’ it out, girl! I bet those glasses gave you strength. Or extra sexiness? Or both??

  4. I too feel that sometimes the daily blogging is hard. I will enjoy hearing from you when you are here!

  5. Totally understand the need to live! Yikes, blogging takes a lot.

    Good luck on the 5K!

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