Wednesday, November 21, 2007

T-Day Eve

Here I am, on the eve of impending disaster...

My biggest worry- I've already gained SO much weight, I can hardly wear my work pants. Never mind what I'm going to squeeze my fat ass into tomorrow to go and pig out on turkey and all the trimmings! No, my biggest worry is that Friday is sweatshirt day at work- we all just got sweatshirts to celebrate excellent performance during the previous fiscal year. This means that all of us 'managers' get to wear JEANS on Friday! Normally I would love the opportunity to wear something different for a change. But, I'm looking in my closet and realizing that I have NO jeans that currently fit me. The ones that hung off of me a few months ago- I now must suck it all in and squeeze my lardo gut into them (making the jeans look like a sausage casing). This is depressing.

So, I'm not going to deprive myself of one of the great loves of my life tomorrow (pecan pie), since Thanksgiving is the only day of the year I get homemade pecan pie. But, starting Friday, I am back at this thing. Come hell or high water, I am going to STOP being such a fatass! I feel miserable and nothing in my closet fits anymore!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Herrin Turkey Trot

I ran the 15K again this year, even though I threatened to run the 5K. The 15K course at this Turkey Trot = three times around the 5K course. I'm glad I did! Even though I am about 15 lbs fatter this year than I was last year, I managed to finish a little faster. AND, I won my age group. There were 3 places given, so at least I know I didn't win by default.

This race was a good thing for me. I was running this race thinking about how much better I feel when I'm not carrying around so much extra weight. I was thinking about how well I was doing, even though I haven't been training at all. It's frustrating that I do that to myslef.
OK, so this time I didn't have much choice- go to work at 6am, get home at 6pm, take Chris to wrestling at 6pm, get home at 8pm... doesn't exactly leave loads of time for training, or cooking, or cleaning, or much of anything!

So, I've decided to give myself a break until work calms down. This week will be a little easier, with the extra day off (Thanksgiving).

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stress and Work

Wow, it's been a while since I've been here!

I ran the Tunnel Hill race. Given the minimal training I've been doing, I was happy with my time. The weather was perfect, it was a gorgeous day, and I just felt good. My "official" time wound up being 1:34:18. Not too shabby, I suppose.

Ever since then, I've been working 12 hour days, plus Chris started wrestling, which practices 2 evenings a week. This is making for a rough time trying to get any training done. The worst part is that the overtime is on the front end- been coming to work between 4-6am. Doesn't make for an easy time getting up to run before work! I've ran a couple of days in the evenings (on the dreadmill, UGH!). But, I certainly don't feel ready to race a 15K this Saturday. Gonna do it anyhow. I know I can run it, I just hate going out there when I know I could be so much better.

So, I'm going to add a couple more races into my schedule that are locked in. Hopefully things will get easier once we get over the initial hump in the new launch that has been taking up ALL of my time.
Oh, which also means that my regular work is piling up and suffering. This will be fun to make up just in time for the holidays!

The good news is... I'm no longer in the vacation pool with Maintenance!!! As of this week, I can take any days off I want, and I don't have to check with the Maintenance Managers! Woohoo!

Hopefully, I'll be around here more. I miss regular running... So does my fat arse!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sabotage, as usual...

Why do I act so shocked that I have once again sabotaged myself?

I do it all the time!

I have a 10 MILE RACE in less than 2 days, and I haven't ran a step in one full week.
And, I absolutely can not suck in this race. This is gonna be interesting...

I keep telling myself it's just the daylight savings time. It's D-A-R-K at 5am when I would usually run. I'm used to running in the dark, but I think my body is telling me that daylight savings time is supposed to be over and I shouldn't be getting up that early. Good excuse, huh?

Well, it would be a good excuse if everybody else in the free world wasn't able to continue on with their normal schedule. It was completely obvious when one of the managers at work ran before work even when he had the flu and should have been home sick. Either he's crazy, or I'm a complete lazy ass. Or both.

Ah, well, after this weekend, I'll have no more excuses!