Friday, April 9, 2010

Birthday recap of sorts

**I wrote this yesterday but am having computer issues so am publishing today with a few changes.**

I really had to push myself to get off of the computer yesterday morning and get on the treadmill to run. I was so tired from not getting enough sleep. The night before, however I was reading Run Like A Mother and it was so inspiring! I was going to push myself to get a morning run in.   I have to be up to get Jupiter off to school and I have an hour or more to run before the other spawn wake up. I could do this Wed-Friday. I think it has to be a new goal so I will be more likely to do it.  Its so easy to loose track of my goals in the wee hours of the morning when a marathon or 50k in the fall seem so trivial and far away.

I know that I am a better person in general when I run regularly. In particular if I run in the morning I have a fantastic day regardless of hardships that may come my way. I am able to "duck it" and let it all roll off my back.
I know this but as I sit and wrestle with myself to get going I get more and more depressed. Today is a new day! It was my birthday and I was not going to go back to bed and regret it later.
I read some blogs and played on facebook and listened to great music while drinking great coffee. I did procrastinate however today it paid off. I got a phone call from Evelyn Horton. She is working very hard to get an ABA program going for Jupiter(my 8 year old non verbal son with autism). She called to update me on progress getting him into a remedial program that will hopefully give him 20 hours a week of intensive treatment under her supervision. This would be so wonderful for us!
Right now all the other programs are floundering and Jupiter is winning all but one power struggle and the one that works, follows very closely the philosophies that Evelyn uses in teaching the kids in her program.

So yesterday I had a great morning! I was up before the kids and received 2 packages in the mail from Giveaways that I have won. I ran in my new Old Navy running skort and bra and was pleased with them both.
 I think for a long run I might need some body glide for my inner thighs in one small spot but other than that I felt covered and cute at the same time!  The bra is a great color and quite comfy. If the girls were any bigger it would not be the bra to run in. Yoga and everything else  for sure but there was a bit too much bounce.  Its fine for me now since after weaning Archimedes a few weeks ago I have shrunk a bit which is a good thing for running and a nice change but I don't reccomend for anyone bigger than a B cup for running.
Its seamless and has adjustable straps and was $10. at Old Navy so a great deal for me!

I seem to be getting faster and can hang longer! I did 4.25 miles on the treadmill and plan to go again this evening and maybe get some P90X in too. Resting is the hardest thing to do!  I took yesterday and the day before off because I thought I was getting sick. I feel great today and did the right thing resting the last 2 days.
I think the Plyometrics and leg work is doing the trick! Now I need to do some hills. I love running hills!  I feel like my form is spot on. Downhill....not so much but its fun!

I was saying earlier that I am reading Run Like a Mother and there was a chapter written about giving all you have in a race.  I always hold back just a little. This year I want to run a race where at the finish I feel like I have hit empty in the tank. Running on fumes.  I am scared to puke or pass out or die in front of a bunch of people but how proud I will  be when I wake up!

Oh Em Gee! Chocolate Mint GU is the frakkin best thing ever! I love the wonderful energy and the flavor is so not what I expected from an energy gel product!
I am loving my nuun too! I love that I can drink it and not worry about interfering with other products or counting calories. The kids like the flavor too so it will be something to keep on hand in case anyone gets sick and needs to stay hydrated.   Check out my nuun giveaway here!

My dear one is home! Yay! No more single parenting for me!  I am heading out to dust off the jogging stroller and maybe go for a run with Milo.


misszippy said...

So glad your husband is home! That will make a big difference in your energy levels I would guess. And it sounds like your progress with the programs for Jupiter is good too. A great start to the weekend!

Julie said...

Hi Angie,
I love your new picture:) You are gorgeous lady!! I agree chocolate mint gu is heavenly!! Nice work this week Angie:) Keep pluggin away!

Ewa said...

I know what you mean about not running and feeling down. For me nothing else will do and if I don't run then I go for food. Not good.
I also don't like being a single parent even for a few days.
I will have to check Run Like a Mother out.

The Boring Runner said...

Wow, you LIKE the mint choco gu huh? I could not eat it for the life of me!

Glad the hubs is home. :)

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