TMI Friday

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Registered: 04-07-2008
TMI Friday
Fri, 08-01-2014 - 8:45am

Ugg. My mind is blown from information overload about marathon training. I need to step away and just relax. I've never been on a diet in my life so all the recommended nutrition plans are stressing me out. I'm overthinking this aren't I? I just need extra carbs each week-right? 

I am also up to my eyebrows in homeschool curriculum. This is my favorite part of homeschooling so I am loving looking through catalogs and browsing websites. I pretty much already know what I am ordering but I love to look anyways in case something new has come along. In another week or two I will have fresh textbooks and school supplies all over my living room. lol

No running or lifting for me today. I'm taking a total rest day. Tomorrow I meet with marathon coach and then Sunday my long run will be 14-15 miles. I keep telling myself I just need to relax. This is all for fun and I'm trying to get too serious about it. 

I am 11.5 miles from hitting my goal of running 1000 miles in a year. I should hit it Sunday if things go according to my plans. 

What's everyone else up to?

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Registered: 09-25-2003
In reply to: karla1842
Fri, 08-01-2014 - 10:06am

WOW...a thousand miles?!  I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  I have been on two hours of conference calls.  I did two hours of yoga late last night.  I have high tea with a customer today, and I am contemplating another yoga class tonight.  The weight is slowly coming on, and I need to do something about it.

I have so much training to do for work, I need to de-clutter my bathroom products, and I have a vague desire to finish my one-block-wonder quilt.  I talked to my my mom's lawyer yesterday (at her request,) and his admin is recommending that we begin the conversation of her signing over all responsibilities to me.  :P  That is not going to go over well, but it is an eventual reality.  :(  Life goes forward.


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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: karla1842
Fri, 08-01-2014 - 12:37pm

Karla, you're doing great with your mileage! Do you think the marathon coach will give you advice on nutrition? I want to say that you might be overthinking it....if the coach doesn't deal with nutrition then maybe just choose one plan from a trustworthy source and go with it. Too many options can just be confusing. I think as you go you will be able to figure it out if you listen to your body. One thing my dh says about carbo loading is to have the high carb meal 2 nights before the event (Thursday dinner for a Saturday event or very long run) and a regular meal the night before....he eats carbs at every meal anyway. Jean, would you agree with that?

FSN, sounds like another busy weekend for you. Please give us a report about the tea. I've thought about doing it and always choke at the price. Yay for business expenses...I wonder if dh would like to have a business meeting at a tea room? lol.

I was thinking about going on the bike this morning instead of going to the pool....I'm lollygagging here on the computer while outside gets hotter so it will probably be the pool.

Nothing fun planned for the weekend. Relatives will be in town for Sea World/Legoland and asked to stay here Sat night, so we'll move ds from guest room to the library. I take dh to the airport at 5:30am Sunday (when sane people should still be asleep), he'll be gone for a week.

Hope everybody has some fun this weekend.

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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: karla1842
Fri, 08-01-2014 - 2:04pm

Karla, you haven't met with your coach yet?  It's easy to overload your brain on stuff.  Wait and see what your coach says.  

FSN, that's sad about your mom but better to get it taken care of now.  Mom stuff is so hard.  Mine just freaked out on me the other day and hung up on me.  *sigh*  I feel like things are getting worse the older we both get.  

I posted yesterday too and it also disappeared.  

Had a lovely dinner with OP last night.  Staying at his place for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary since we'll be apart.  I had the pleasure of reading in bed for an hour this morning.  It was lovely.  I'm trying to work and have a chill day/weekend.  I'm going to another concert with my besties on Sunday night.  Social, social, social!