Week 4-9. January 15-February 28, 2015 Not so Fabulous

It is already the first week in March and I have come to the realization that I am not being fabulous at all. Every Monday I say “this week is the week that I start practicing what I set out to do at the beginning of the year” and by the time Sunday rolls around I realize I did nothing. Well almost nothing.

I have definitely accomplished some stuff so far but I am not sticking to my resolution of incorporating the morning and evening routines. There is still paper everywhere, emails are not getting cleaned out, supplements are not going down, and I am not planning my day the night before. I am picking up my shoes every night though. That is definitely an accomplishment. I also have one to do list. Only problem is I never look at it. So that is working out just fine (well maybe not so fine). This is driving me crazy. Why can I not just get motivated?

I am thinking part of the problem is working from home. I was talking to a friend recently about working from home and the pros and cons of it. Like a pro is working in pajamas and a con is getting distracted. He asked me to detail my day and so I proceeded to tell him that I go to my office and go trough some emails.   I then decide I am hungry so I go to the fridge to get something to eat and realize I need to wipe down the counter, which requires me to go to laundry room to get a sponge. So then I think oh I should put a load of laundry in then before you know it I am dusting and sweeping and moping the house. After all that is done I go back to the office read through some emails and realize I never got anything to eat which starts the process all over again. He just laughed and told me that my HDAD had kicked in. I explained that that never happened when I worked in the office and immediately started laughing because it was not true. I told him that at my last job if I ever went into the supply room I had this overwhelming urge to organize the mess, which I did. He responded by just looking at me with a smirk on his face. Maybe there is some truth to that so I need to get a handle on this because I can not afford to rent office space right now and frankly never want to get to the point where I need office space. I need to be able to productive at home.

Another thing is I am not being is a better triathlete. I haven’t even ridden my bike on the road since the last cyclist was killed several weeks ago. I haven’t been to the pool because it’s either too early or too cold. The only thing I have been doing is running which I will say I have gotten better.   Two weeks ago I ran my fastest 10k to date and took about 15 minutes off of my half marathon. This past weekend I ran my fastest 5k and even got first in my age group and 70th overall. Now I just need to do that with the swim and bike.

So the only thing I am being fabulous at is the fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I have gotten past 50% of my $15,000.00, which is awesome. I have $506.00 worth of checks to submit and I know of at least 1 person who will donate $500 in April. I also have several penny jars and I know my friends will continue to donate until race day.

I realize Rome was not built in 1 day and neither can I implement everything I want in 1 day but I was hoping for a miracle. Oh well got to keep trucking on right?

What I have learned is that if I am passionate about something I get it done. When I am not I get distracted. It is clear now why I do not clean up the papers or do my accounting I hate those things. Need a more consistent cleaning lady and a bookkeeper. On it.

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Day 127-129. May 9-11, 2013 Massage, family, friends, work, training

Here I find myself behind on my blogging.  I am starting to get busier, helping out a few friends with some administrative work,  and am having problems getting to the computer.  I think I may try blogging every other day for awhile to see if that helps.

May 9, 2013.

Today was all about meeting up with my cousin Denise, getting a massage and meeting up with some friends in Ft. Lauderdale.  It was a perfect afternoon.  My cousin is a massage therapist among other things and whenever I can I like to get together with her and catch up and then get a massage.  On this trip I finally got to see her new place.  Its really nice and as it turns out like 5 minutes from my friends so it worked out great.

Denise had a lot to catch up on but the most fun was to hear about her trip to india.  We talked for about an hour and then it was massage time.  I have been a little stressed so she had some work to do.  It was great.

I then took off to my friend Carley and Dave’s place.  From there we took of to Las Olas for dinner.  Carley was already there getting her hair done.  She ran into some other friends and  they were going to join us for dinner.  It ended up not working out because they had their dog and the restaurant outside sitting was full.  So we talked for a bit.  They invited me to spend a few weeks in Newport this summer.  May take them up on it since Steve will be up there.

We then proceeded to dinner.  Dave has had a hard week so we ordered wine first.  Polished off 2 bottles with dinner.  Then we went back to their house and kept the wine flowing.  Up until 2am solving all the world’s problems.  So much fun.

What I learned today is I need to get massages more often.  I shouldn’t wait until i am all mangled.

May 10, 2013.

Today was about getting home and getting some work done.  I tried but couldn’t because the office was changing internet and phone so I could not log on.  I had no idea this was happening.  So i took the rest of the day to relax and clean up a bit.

What I learned today is that it’s great to have technology keep you from working.

May 11, 2013.

Today was about getting serious about my half ironman training.  It is time.  I am all recovered from my severe sinus infection and eye injury.  After all that I have been struggling to get going again.  So today I was determined.  I had a 2 hour and 15 minute ride.  Its a base building workout so I needed to stay in zone 2-3 for my heart rate.  On the way out there was a big head wind.  It was hard to maintain those zones so we went very slow.  Average 12 mph.  I wanted to go faster but I kept in my zones.  On the way back it was fun.  The wind was behind us so we were able to go a bit faster.

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Our bikes at Homestead Marina-Turn around point

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My biking buddy

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All done

What I learned today is that it doesn’t take much to get your heart rate up in a head wind.  I also learned that you can maintain your heart rate by dropping gears.  I had never noticed that before.  Probably since I never rode with my heart rate monitor.  The other thing I was working on today is to concentrate on pulling up as I pedal.  I have never really paid attention to that so today I wanted to practice.  It was interesting to see how my heart rate dropped when I was doing that as well.  This year I will make sure I follow the heart rate zones and see how I improve from last year.  I can’t wait.