Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Elusive Runner's High


Lately, I've been slacking off in my running. I haven't run outside in like FOREVER and if I do run, it's on the treadmill. Well today, I finally said F**K IT! I'm going to get my lazy butt outside and just RUN! It's been cool all day and no rain for once, so it was a perfect day for running. I went out around 6:30 pm, still light out but slightly overcast, and there were still a lot of people out taking advantage of the nice weather. I ended up running 4 MILES! That's a lot for me, yo! LOL. And it felt great! I didn't go all out. I just wanted to run for the sake of running so I was a little bit slow, but I ran the entire way! What's even more amazing is that I also did LBWO earlier today! So far so good!

I also discovered the pleasure of running on a track. OMG! It's like running on air! I passed by the public high school during my run and the track & field was open. I saw a couple with their baby go in for their walk so I followed and did one lap. I probably should have done more laps, but I didn't want anybody coming up to me and telling me to vacate the property. I think it was open because a truck was still there packing up some band equipment. The school usually keeps the track & field locked up so the public can't use it. I wish they would keep it open for the public sometimes. It's for a public school and I pay school taxes (2 of them, in fact!) and I don't have kids!


Celebrity Duets didn't do anything for me. I had every intention of watching it, but it didn't hold my attention. I ended up chanel surfing. When I have it on, I had it in the background while I did other things. I can't wait for Dancing With the Stars to come back! And also The Biggest Loser!

Speaking of TV, I just heard Keifer Sutherland won the Best Actor Emmy for 24! I don't normally care for these award shows, but I'm pretty excited that Keifer won coz I'm a big 24 fan! *SIGH* I have to wait until January for the next season.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


I wrote before how I've become a clothes whore after losing weight and that I've been shopping like crazy recently to replenish my wardrobe. And also how I've been more confident in wearing clothes that don't cover me as much. Well now, I just realized that I am subconciously transforming into a girly-girl. Don't get me wrong, I've always been feminine. But my practical side has always been my dominant trait.

Recently I noticed that my increasing confidence has extended to wanting to take care of myself more. For example, I'm paying more attention to make-up. Not only that but I've started going to the nail salon on a regular basis betting manicures and pedicures! I've never been a nail person! I would paint my nails once in a while, and if I did I've always done it on my own. Since I got used to keeping my nails short from years of playing piano, I saw no need for frequent manicures & pedicures. And it's not like I conciously made a decision to make it a regular habit. It just happened!

Now, my latest interest - jewelries! I was at the mall this weekend and I found myself drawn to the colorful gemstones. I have a few jewelries that my mom gave me and never really wore them except on special ocassions. All of a sudden, I want some pieces to just wear for everyday. What's up with that?!? Luckily, my thriftiness kept me going for fine jewelries, LOL!


This week is going well so far! I'm getting my workouts done. Eating is pretty good. Work is still busy, but not as crazy. So I'm very happy.

Okay, please don't tell me I'm the not the only one, but I'm actually looking forward to watching "Celebrity Duet" tonight. It's like "Dancing with the Stars", but singing. I guess this should give me my temporary fix until DWTS is back.

Friday, August 25, 2006

No Show

I had a wierd experience at the gym today. At spinning class, we were all set up and ready to go, and the instructor didn't show up! We waited and waited. Well, I wasn't going to waste my time! So I started doing my own thing. Thankfully, since we were all experienced spinners (LOL!) the gym manager let us work out on our own. They put on some pumping music and we were on our way! It was kind of amusing looking around and everybody were doing their own thing. I made sure I covered all bases - jumps, sprints, running, seated and standing climbs, etc. I also did my ab workout after spinning class.

Needless to say, my legs are so sore! Ouch Ouch Ouch!!! Between yesterday's run & LBWO and today's spinning class, my legs are paying the price today. I'll be stretching more tonight to hopefully alleviate the soreness.

My abs are also sore. I decided to add planks every ab workout. I was inspired by the plank challenge in the myblends forum, LOL.

This weekend, I'll be home for a change. Besides working out, I'm planning on catching up on housework & cooking my meals for next week. I'm actually looking forward to a boring weekend!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Super stressed!!!

Stress at work just increased to a new high today. I have a major deadline this Friday. I am basically done. All I had to do is convert these word documents into pdf files. And wouldn't you know, I accidentally deleted some of the word documents! Fortunately, all but one have the pdf version saved. Unfortunately, if I need to change anything I have to do it in the word format. I don't know what happened! I must have hit "cut" instead of "copy" when I was dropping files into another folder. Also, these files are in our shared network drive. If you delete files from network drive, it doesn't go to the recycle just disappear. You have to go through computer support to get these files restored. I put in a high priority request to our computer support today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and praying that they resolve this issue hopefully by tomorrow. It's not the end of the world if these files don't get restored. I will just have to re-create these files which will be A LOT of nail-biting work as it is crunch time.

To top it all off, I have to make some last minute MAJOR changes on another project that I thought I was done! I was supposed to start working on another project today that desperately needs immediate attention, but that got derailed. I just hope I can hold onto my sanity when this is all said and done!

On another note, my workouts are going well. Don't know how it's going to hold because of work.

Hope everybody's having a better day than me!

Thursday, August 17, 2006


I don't know what's going on. I'm in a blogging funk. Nothing much going on. Still super busy at work. The good news I've been kicking ass with workouts this week. 4 straight days at the gym so far! The only thing is that I am having problem getting to the gym first thing in the morning. I ran on the treadmill for the tracker 5K challenge this Monday and I didn't break the record :(. But it's not too bad. I still got 29:29 which is only 5 seconds more than my PB of 29:24. The tracker challenge ended this Tuesday and I improved my time by 4:01 so it's all good. I do have to start running more to train for the 5K race in October.

I forgot to mention that I got a new iPOD Nano 2 weekends ago! I'm loving it! I was hesitant at first because of the price and I still had the iPOD Mini. But, I so wanted the Nano so bad, so I got it. Inspite of the cost it is so worth it! I gave my Mini to my brother. It's pink so he'll have to buy a jacket for it, LOL. I saw some hard cases at Five Below for $5 (of course) so that's not a problem. Eventually he will have to get the battery replaced since it's not holding charge as well as it did. I looked on the internet and to get the battery replaced costs about $50. But hey, begars can't be chosers! It's free so what more chan he ask for? It's still better than shelling out $250.

This weekend, I'm going to my parents again. My brother is having is housewarming party on Saturday around noon. Then, I'm skipping out early to go to my friend's daughter's first birthday. This friend is one of my good friends from college, so my other college friends are going to be there. I'm so excited since I haven't seen them in a while! God help me though, 2 parties in one day!!!

Hope everybody is doing well! I've been reading/commenting on your blogs but not as much as I used to. I had the blogs set up through Mozilla/Newsfox but just haven't had the time to check. I'll try next week.

Friday, August 11, 2006

I've been remiss...

I haven't had time to update my blog because I've been busy on the "other" site. You all know what I'm talking about. ;)

Anyways, things haven't been good with fitness. I've only worked out once this week. I'm pumped but I've been soooooo busy at work. I had 2 deadlines to meet today, which I'm happy to say I did. Unfortunately, I had no time to go to the gym. By the time I get home, I'm just too tired that I can barely do housework. The good news is I've been eating clean.

Next week is much better at work so I should be back to form. I'm going to see some friends from college next weekend so it's motivation for me to hit my workouts extra hard. At least, that's the plan.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 03, 2006


It is so freakin' hot around here! We could all use a break from this heat. We're supposed to get a cold front tonight with 40% chance of thunderstorm. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I don't know what's going on, but Thursdays seem to be my downfall. I start out the week strong, then by Thursday I just don't want to do anything! Then by Friday my motivation's back. What's up with that? Regardless, workouts are going fairly well. I was planning to run today, but I didn't get up early enough. I woke up early enough, but I couldn't make myself get up from bed. Like I said, Thursdays are my downfall. I was able to do UBWO this afternoon, so it wasn't a total waste.

Nothing else going on, except that I'm annoyed with the toilet in my master bathroom. The flushing mechanism is not sealing correctly so water is constantly flowing into the toilet tank. Last month, my water bill was over twice the normal! Thank goodness water is cheap. My dad is supposed to fix it, but I have to wait until he has the time. In the meantime, I have the water supply to the toilet shut down and I'm using the other bathroom down the hall. Not a big deal, but so inconvenient.

I've been hanging out more and more at the new blends forum. I'm loving it! Thanks Jess for setting it up!

Hope everybody's staying cool!