Friday, April 16, 2010

Sleep Deprived

Even though this day has dragged, I'm glad the weekend is here!  I hope you have some fun plans.  This evening, I'm heading down to Colorado Springs to check out some Firemen.  Never fear though, its for Charity!  It's my civic duty actually.

Tomorrow I have a 14 mile run with the Group.  I'm looking forward to being on a crusher-fine trail.  And then in the afternoon, I'm spending a lot of time and money getting my hair done.  Sunday should bring a nice hike and some free time...hopefully with the bachelor. 

Time with the bachelor is the reason for my sleep deprivation.  And I wouldn't have it any other way!  It has impacted my running, so I'm hoping to become a little more disciplined because I'm not as happy when I miss a run.  This week, I did 5 miles of speed work on Tuesday and then 6 miles on Thursday.  So I missed my Monday and Wednesday runs.  This is no good!  But the Thursday run was really great.  The weather was perfect, the birds were chatty from beginning to end, and I was about 2 minutes faster than I was last Thursday.  But let's not even discuss any further progress on P90X.  Does it count that my new dumbbell weights arrived?

On the upside, the time with bachelor has been fantastic.  And this past week, my eating is well balanced in quality and quantity.  Finally.  On Monday, I joined Weight Watchers, mainly out of frustration.  And then a small group of us from the running group made a 4 week challenge.  We each contributed $20 and the person who loses the highest percentage of body fat will win the pot!  These two things were just what I needed.  I'm back to logging my food - and this really helps center me.  I've been keeping my calories around 1600/day and this seems manageable to me.  So all in all, my lack of sleep has been tempered with good eats.  Sorry, no pictures.  I'll try to get back on the blogging and picture wagon this weekend!

I'm hoping next week is a week to rejuvenate. 

And since I'm going to Savannah, how can I not rest and relax?  On Thursday, at the very early hour of 1:30am, I'll be on my way to the land of humidity, beautiful flowers, a great historic district, beach, and Paula Deen food.  What else does a girl need?  Well, the bachelor as a traveling companion...a girl can dream, right?

More about my admiration about Paula Deen later.  She won me over when I saw her wrap a ham in pastry dough and then glazed it with an orange sauce.  And I don't even eat ham!

Laura

1 comment:

  1. Hope you had a great 14 today! I just stumbled across your blog and can't wait to keep following your journey!

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