Sunday, November 27, 2011

...and it begins

Phew.
What a week last week was.
Not a good week. Lots of "stuff" that threw me for a loop

some personal stuff, some scary stuff (that ended up just fine)
some financial stress (of course, 'tis the season)
I ate some much on Thanksgiving, I swear I had a pie hangover for two days!

Then my desktop PC got infected with a virus (thanks hubbs) and it caused some damage so there many, many hours have been spent trying to save it. I have THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of pictures in that PC and backing up info has been a chore. (lucky for me I have a laptop too!)


All this stress has manifested itself directly onto my face and I look like a teenager with all the break outs that have attacked my otherwise clear complexion. Of course, hubby wants to be sure to make fun of me any chance he gets...

But the week is over and I am moving forward with a positive attitude and a plan.
My nutrition is back on track
I have been drinking waaaay too much coffee and not enough water. Certainly an equation that needs to change. I have been having way too many "treats"-
Back to basics for this kid.
Planning out my meals and sticking to it!

The weather was unusually nice yesterday. I got out for a run with my training buddy, Marc. We changed up our usual route and started in Pine Point; once we got a look at the low tide and the beach we took our run onto the sand. It was glorious, awesome and so nice. Just miles and miles of sand to run on-it made me really happy. I even found a sand dollar to bring home to Lola

Training with Coach starts early tomorrow morning and I am ready for a new set of challenges
Funny,
I had a dream last night that my first planned workout with Coach was going to be a Zone 1 run for 20 minutes and I was losing my mind!! 20 minutes!! WHAAAAT???
After reviewing my first workouts, no more of THOSE fears.
I am really looking forward to working with her and love what she has planned so far.

Speaking of COACH she is doing IM Cozumel as we speak and just finished the swim in
58:22
awesome. She's is amazing-

My friend Erika and the Ironcowboy are also in Cozumel today so I"ll be stalking following them too!!

Did you do Black Friday??



You know, I'm hosting a Fashletics gift card giveaway and that would be a perfect gift for that active someone in your life!!
There are so many awesome giveaways going on right now too, make sure check out my listings under the Giveaway tab at the top of the page!!

11 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Tell the hubby to stay off the porno sites to avoid the viruses :)

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Ugh for computer problems. I have a giveaway that ends today too for BTB sunglasses if you are interested :)

Caratunk Girl said...

Sounds like a stressful few days! I hope all is well for you and your fam.

And your computer!

GO SONJA! I am so stoked she is your coach, I think you are going to LOVE her!! XOXO

Jason said...

Bob stole my line......

I've had the same issue for the past two weeks with food and just always eating. After Thanksgiving I made a bet with myself to lose 1.5 lbs per day until Thursday in time for Vegas.

This morning I was down 4.5 lbs so I was 1 day ahead of my goal.

And I too have gone to tons of water and away from everything else. It also, as you know, helps with curbing your appetite as well.

Ironman By Thirty said...

It is never fun cleaning up viruses. I had a side business in college helping people clean up their infected computers - what a miserable way to make a few extra dollars.

Good luck starting up your training plan!

Jill said...

Hey girl...
Can you email me your mailing address for the Annual Blog Gift Exchange? I couldn't find your email on your blog or your comment on my blog. THANKS!!
runlikeagirljp@gmail.com

Good luck with the coach, I think you'll really enjoy it :).

Jen said...

Oh wow, viruses suck - I am so sorry you're dealing with that!! ugh.

By the way, loved reading the banana bomb post - I kinda thought Jennifer was boring too growing up! AND I liked your thankful post too :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I had a computer crash and lost everything once

I need to get back on track, I done very little this week

Christina @ The Athletarian said...

So sad to hear you had your share of troubles this weekend! I'm happy they are all taken care of though. I love setting new goals after having an "off-track" weekend. That is exactly what I have done and it feels so good! Planning new workouts and exciting meals is so much fun! Hope you're rocking out your Fashletics top during your workouts ;)

Finallyfit2011 said...

I have NEVER done a Black Friday in my life! Nor to have any plans to in the future he he :) I'm so w/ you Jen, back on track on the diet after this weekend! Ugh! Are pitas & hummus considered a good breakfast? Hmmm :)

Colleen said...

Sounds like a rough patch... hope things are working themselves out and you are back in happy land!

Sonja did amazing...