Tuesday, September 26, 2006

See y'all later!

I'm off to my first vacation of the year! No Europe this year, but I'll be going to the City of Sin!

This vacation couldn't come at a better time. I sooo need a break from work. Although this is a vacation, I know we'll be doing a lot of walking. I'll also try to run on the strip at least once. And I'll try to limit on the buffet. ;)

The only thing is I'm going to miss The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars. :(

Maybe it's time to invest on a TIVO.

Bye all! I'll try to post some pictures when I get back.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Still around....

Yeah, I'm still here. Just super busy at work, which translates to super tired when I get home.

Anyhoo, my workouts are going great for the most part. Hit or miss, but mostly hit. :) Shin splint is almost gone. I've kept on running, but still taking it easy while it heals. Seems to work for me.

Today, I finally got on the scale. I haven't been on a scale in MONTHS! I figured since I still fit in size 2's and sometimes 0's, I'm still doing okay. After my workout today, I was stretching in this small room where they have a digital scale and I got curious. So I hopped on there and wouldn't you know! I can now officially say that I am no longer eligible to donate blood. 108 lbs!!! I've been hovering at 110 lbs for so long and it was at that weight when I last checked. Now, I'm only 5'1 so I'm in the appropriate weight range. And I am still eating 5-6 meals a day, and sometimes more when I get an extra run in for the day. Think of cookie1135 from tracker. She's 5'1 like me and her final weight was 100 lbs. So yes, I'm still okay.

Speaking of cookie, where has she been lately? I haven't seen her post in a while.

Oh, and I'm so psyched! Biggest Loser starts tonight! I can't wait!

Monday, September 11, 2006

5 Years Later...

Does it ever get easier? This morning on my way to work, I was listening to my normal country station. Since it's the anniversary of 9/11, they were playing country songs with patriotic themes and also taking calls and reading emails recalling where you were on 9/11. Well, the host started reading an email from this guy who worked at the WTC North Tower. His workplace was on the 78th floor. That morning, he just happened to come in earlier than usual, so him and a couple of his co-workers decided to head down to the cafeteria on the 40-something floor to have breakfast. They were there when the first plane struck his tower. He was recalling how he was coming down the stairs and encountering so many people also trying to get down and how people were helping each other. There was a guy on a wheelchair that they volunteered to help down the stairs, but he decided to stay behind so he doesn't clog up the stairs. He was also recalling the firemen going upstairs while everybody was going down. Let me just say, that by the end of the email, I was bawling my eyes out! Sheesh!

Anyways, on to lighter topic....

Last week completely sucked! Notice my lack of update? Well I was super duper busy at work! It was just stressful time. It was aggravated by the fact that my director, who is basically in charge of my group, announced that she was leaving the group to move up to a higher position within the company. Can't say I blame her, but I'm sad for us! She's probably THE BEST boss I have ever had! She's super nice, fair (a rare trait in Corporate America especially at her level), and just on the ball with things. When you encounter a difficult situation, which we often do, she seems to have the answer on the tip of her fingertips. She's been in our group for quite a while, and basically built it up to well-respective group that we are now. She's a big reason why I LOVE my current job, in spite of the stress. We're all still in shock with the announcement, and I know that some people are worried because we won't have her to run to. We all basically have to step up to the plate. Like my job needs more challenge right now!

Anyways, I let stress at work get to me, which in turn affected my normal routine. Needless to say, I only worked out 3X last week.

Oh yeah, and did I mention that I have shin splints AGAIN? Ugh!!!! The week before I was on a roll. I ran 5 days straight (one being light running w/ my mom) which probably didn't help. Also, on the 5th day, I ran faster than expected. I ran at this park which has a flat trail. I had "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera playing in my iPOD, and I'm usually just passing the 2-miles marker by the end of the song. Well, on this day and not doing it on purpose, I have already passed the 2.5 miles by the end of the song! And this was first thing in the morning on an empty stomach! WTF! It felt awesome, but I think I may have gone too fast too soon which caused the shin splints. I'm taking it easy for now. This Saturday, instead of running outside, I ran on the treadmill at moderate pace. I didn't run yesterday or today to give it a rest. I'm planning on running outside tomorrow afternoon, which hopefully will not be too bad.

And I'm happy to say that I'm off to a great start this week. Got my cardio done first thing this morning - 40 minutes on the eliptical (20 minutes HIIT, 20 minutes MISS) and ab bootcamp.

On to more lighter topic....

DTWS...I can't wait!!!! Tomorrow night! And not only do we get to watch the stars dance and compete, we get to see and hear our very own Bevy sing! I'm very excited!

And, The Biggest Loser starts September 20!!!! Yay!