Wednesday, August 31, 2011
08.31.2011 / 0010
Body: Finally able to run! A short one, but still a run. I am feeling much more flexible and much less sore today. So I am thankful for that! On another front, it's been 43 days since my last period. I have an appointment with my doctor Friday morning. So naturally that means I will start Friday morning. Hahaha.
Mind: A little stressed that I have not been able to workout with my normal quantity or intensity but I keep reminding myself it would have done no good to work out with this pain and was better overall for me to take a short break from it all.
I am also looking forward to my brother, sister in law, and sister coming in town this weekend. We have a ride tentatively planned. I think it's an excellent idea to ride the route of the duathlon and check that out, though I am not expecting that to be a challenge for me as far as route difficulty, but riding in a group will be a new experience. Here's hoping my good bike will be back from the shop. If not, I have a back up, but it's not as light or fun. :)
Soul: A calm state right now. Being mindful of being mindful in as many aspects of life as possible.
Monday, August 29, 2011
08.29.2011 / 0008
Body: OMG. I don't think my legs have EVER EVER hurt this much. I'm not talking about the somewhat pleasant (to me) DOMS that you can stand up and walk off, the kind of pain that tells you you had a good workout and/or worked out new muscles. This is almost serious, impossible to walk kind of pain. I did that Bob Harper DVD and he has you do 47,002 squats. I know. I counted them. So I couldn't run this morning and of course couldn't do that DVD again like I had planned. I feel pretty lucky to be upright at this point. Hoping I'll feel better tomorrow.
Mind: Pretty good. A little anxiety at times but I'm getting through it. It's hardest to control when I wake up at night in a panic over things I can't control. Or when the power in my house went out this morning and I almost panicked that the dogs would be alone all day with no A/C.
Soul: Working on being mindful of others.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
08.28.2011 / 0007
Body: Went on my first "official" run today. My SIL linked me to an app she uses to get back on track with running. It's basically a couch-to-5k program but as a running newbie, I found it very helpful. Ran about 2.25 miles today and did Bob Harper's Body Rev Cardio Conditioning DVD which was great as well.
Mind: Remembering my dad today due to a friend of mine going through a very hard time. I struggle with a lot of guilt over our relationship and that can be tough, but I'm trying to work through it. I have to believe that he knows how I felt about him.
Soul: So there are two very unbalanced little cocker spaniels that live next door to me. Mostly they drive me crazy with their verrrry high pitched anxious barking anytime my dogs are out or when I am leaving for work in the morning. They are able to get out of their yard and are so of course frequently in mine, which drives Milo batty and turns him into a barking machine. So I have not had any positive feelings toward these dogs, which would have been more accurately directed at their owners, but as is often the case, the misbehaving dogs bear the brunt of bad feelings even though it is certainly not their fault they are not being cared for responsibly.
As I was returning from my run this morning, I saw one loose on my driveway. I yelled at her (a little chocolate brown thing with a pink polka dot collar) but she just looked at me. So I ran at her hoping she would skedaddle, but instead she starts that high pitched barking and cringing as if I am going to hit her. All of my annoyance immediately dissipated at that. The poor little thing. She sat there cringing and barking and I was shushing her and telling her to calm down. When she got quiet I knelt down and she walked over to me. I pet her for a few minutes, and the whole time her little hindquarters were shaking. This poor girl. I wanted to snatch her up and take her. I doubt she sees much affection in her little life. I just pet her for a while and set her on her way. She helped to remind me that I have to also take a look at myself and how I react to the plight of others. She's not to blame for being a scared, wild, reactive little thing. She just has not been provided for as she needs. So many of us haven't.
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