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{May 25, 2013}   05.27.2013 – RAD

Today I completed the Color Me Rad 5k in Tampa, Florida.  Not only does this mark my first 5k of the year; it also marks my first 5k of the summer.  With all these races coming up, it;s time to get serious about my commitment to fitness.  When I say commitment, I don’t mean shoving myself in the living room to do a workout DVD that I dread doing.  I mean committing to do something active every day…something that I love.

Starting next week I will be able to go to yoga at least three times a week.  I skipped last week due to a cookout with some friends, so I will be able to use my last two trips this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Then, I am paying for the 30-Day pass on Friday once I get paid.  I think that yoga will give me a new appreciation for my body due to the fact that I am more able than I seem.  I need to get back to running hills, but my therapy appointments have taken my inertia away once I’m done talking about everything I have dealt with in a week.  I need to push myself to run right after my appointment and meet up with them once they start, or just find someplace that will give me energy during the hour of waiting for running club to start.

I just want to get back to the way I was.  I know I write a post complaining about the person I used to be at least once a week these days and the only one to blame for that is myself, I just wish I could find the strength to look past the trials and just say “fuck it” and reach my goals.  Part of me doesn’t even want to do it anymore.  I keep wanting to fast forward to the part of my life where it all makes sense, but I’m starting to doubt if that part ever comes.

Later Days,

-Jenni.

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{May 22, 2013}   05.22.2013 – Nine Days

Nine more days of school!  Yay!!

I am definitely ready to get my two-month break started.  It’s not REALLY a break because I will be volunteering the majority of the summer for a summer Preschool program, but it still will be a break from my actual job and an exploration into what I really want to do with my life.  I am still waiting on my Professional Education Test results, so I am just waiting for that.  I am less and less nervous about it, so I am okay with not knowing my results just yet.  I am hoping that the results come before my PreK test so that I can have a full answer by the time I take that test on whether I can start majorly searching for jobs or not.

In terms of workouts, I am learning to accept my ability to do any form of activity.  Yesterday, I had a run planned, but I ended up doing soccer drills ith Luke for the afternoon because I was on his side of town instead of mine.  I enjoyed myself, and I got in a decent workout.  Today I have soccer planned and my yoga class.  It’s hard to get me to not go to yoga.  I cannot wait until I can spring for the unlimited pass next month.

Hope you all are having a great week!  I’ll update more on food choices later.  It’s a learning process and I am definitely adding more fruits and veggies.  It’s just difficult to go about it without weighing myself every day and counting calories like it’s going out of style.

Later Days,

-Jenni.



{February 12, 2013}   02.12.2013 – Tuesdays at the Gym

I know… I’m a horrible person for not updating this weekend!

This will be my first Tuesday at the gym rather than running, and I am really looking forward to it.  I have an extensive workout planned, and I am hoping to get it all accomplished.  I do pretty well with sticking to my gym plans.  I did change my long distance ride to Sunday because they are playing Premium Rush at the Cardio Cinema.  I’ll be riding a bike while watching a movie about a guy riding a bike…ironic, eh? 

Wednesday will be the short workout that I was hoping for, with soccer planned for later that afternoon.  I am hoping that this will keep my speed skills sharpened while I am taking a break from track.  It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing. 

Also, expect a small review of Diary by Chuck Palahniuk later on in the week.  I just finished the book this morning and I am thoroughly looking forward to moving on to Survivor. 

I’ll do an eating update on Friday.  I’m hoping to stay healthy this week in order to prepare for this weekend’s adventures in Orlando.  I am hoping to find some foods that aren’t fried.  Something tells me that might be difficult to do at a Chinese Buffet…at least I know there will be crab legs.

So… updates to look forward to:

Wednesday – Book Review

Thursday – Week at the gym recap

Friday – Healthy eating recap.

 

Later Days,

-Jenni.



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