Hump Day

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Hump Day
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Wed, 04-16-2014 - 11:01am

Ha! That's all I can think of for a title today. It's the middle of the week and I am still feeling energetic so I guess that is a good thing. I couldn't get my mind of the suicide yesterday and we got up this morning and found that it had gone national. It was all over buzzfeed because the girl had left a suicide message on Youtube and it nearly went viral before they could get it taken down. The comments were so horrifying that I am praying my friend didn't get to see them. I banned my daughter from the internet yesterday so she couldn't see the video because it was very very unnerving. 

I'm going jogging with my older daughter here in a little while. She is attempting to go two miles today. I plan to go further and may do 6. I'm lifting weights tonight so I will have a double shot on exercise today. 

I hope everyone is having a good hump day! :-)

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: karla1842
Wed, 04-16-2014 - 11:45am

Karla, I'm glad you're still feeling energetic in spite of things. In the realms of suicides, I think it's very easy to get depressed.  

With each passing day, I'm starting to feel more human again.  Did some work this morning and heading out this afternoon to get my allergy shots and go grocery shopping.  I'm preparing for my weekend alone.  Woo-hoo!  Cool

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Wed, 04-16-2014 - 7:35pm

Once again, I'm back!  Karla, so sorry to hear about your friend's daughter.  It's so stressful being a teen and I can't imagine what she was going through and what her parents are going through right now.  GR, glad to hear you're getting better. Did they figure out what the nausea/vomitting was about?

My daughter and I had a great time in NYC. I finally feel like I have an idea where things are there and how to navigate it better. I can't tell you how much we ate but it was almost a food tour!  So back to the grind, or as I was thinking today, my regular life is pretty awesome, too.  I took the dog for a few walks (it's gotten cold here), went to parkour, tried a new Mexican place that makes its own tortillas for lunch w/ a friend then picked up my new night guard from the dentist.  It cost me $500 and as I left, they warned me that pets love it so be careful. Gee, thanks.  






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Registered: 05-08-2006
In reply to: karla1842
Wed, 04-16-2014 - 8:32pm
Jean, we don't want to hear that 'the dog ate' your homework! Glad NYC was fun. Was this a college tour or just girls getaway? Karla, thinking of you and the girls in your life. We haven't heard much about your younger daughter's acting lately. Is she in any spring productions? GR, enjoy your alone time...we color eggs every year - my nephews are at the 'too cool' age, but they always end up participating...although last year, they begged my sister in law not to hide them! I don't know how doing nothing takes so much time, but it does. Very few things got crossed of my list this week...but there is always tomorrow. I went to foam rolling today, them lifted for legs, ran 1 mile in 14 minutes. I need to work on running more, walking less but I definitely have 'breath' issues that cause me to walk. I think I should set the speed lower, but I like the heart pounding feeling of higher speeds...but I want to work on this in the next few weeks. I start at 4.8 and run 100 -200 steps (100 steps is about a tenth of a mile for me). Then I walk .05 miles...them I go up in .2 increments until I get to level 6, alternating walking and running. I don't know if I should try to run longer at lower speeds or start at a higher level...I think both would decrease the time it takes me to run a mile...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 8:02am

Good to hear you didn't get much crossed off you list!  That means you're enjoying retirement!  On the running,I'd just do what you're doing which is listening to your body.  If you wanted to go longer, then slow it down but if not, keep it up!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Thu, 04-17-2014 - 1:47pm

SJ, great job on the running. I've always been told that if you want to get faster with distance runs than you should go longer and slower. It seems to be working for me and is more relaxing than do speed work in my opinion. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING