Tired Monday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tired Monday
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 6:44am

I keep waking up in the middle of the night.  :(. I was told my my nutritionist that soy is a Poland form of estrogen and that could be contributing  (helping or not) to hormonal imbalances.  Since I startecleanness cleanse, I had TToM (after no TTOM for 6 months) and I have been having more uninterrupted sleep.  It may just be coincidence in timing.  Oh well.  Two Moore weeks of my cleanse, so I am going to really try to stick with it...no more cheating (I ate a serving of seafood at my work function, using the excuse that I was eating what my customers ate, and I have had a glass of wine a couple of times at night.). I will see how good I can be for the last two weeks.  :)

Possible yoga tonight, after work.  I should really add in more cardio.  Wile in downward dog, I saw tlegs the skin on my legs has thinned, and what I saw was yucky.  Perhaps it's tpant to stop wearing shorts?  Karla, how did your run feel?  Jean, how are you feeling about your kids?  GR, what fun activities did you partake in?  Steph, aside from Starbucks with your pooch, what did you do this weekend?  Make it a great day, everyone!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 8:55am

OMG what a weekend! The drive was not fun (got stuck on the interstate in Nashville for 2 hours) but overall the race experience was priceless. It was so darn fun!!!

I had read several reviews about the Warrior Dash and I am glad I did. We knew to set out early because of the crowds. Our original plan was to get to the site a few hours early to meander and have some fun and it was a good thing we started out so early. It took us over an hour to get into the parking lot once we got near the race. There were adequate bathroom facilities and we didn't have to wait too long to use the toilet the whole day. Bag check in was very smooth and organized but as we were standing in line to check bags, we started hearing stories from people who had just finished the course and it sounded crazy. Everyone was talking about how hard the course was but how fun the obstacles were. We were getting more excited the more stories we heard. We were scheduled for the 12:00 pm wave but around 11 we headed over the start gate to check it out and when we realized they weren't checking anything, we went ahead and jumped in. It took more than 5 minutes of waiting in line just to get past the start gate. The whole run was crazy fun. The course itself seemed like an obstacle between the hills, the tree roots and rocks, and the narrow paths. There were so many people on the course that it was hard to navigate around anyone but most everyone was just out to have fun so it didn't really matter. I can't think of a time I have ever been on such steep hills. At one point, a man was helping push people up the steepest one. Those that made it past the first mile, pretty much finished the race. I only saw one person being taken out on a stretcher but did see a few others get injured. On one of the mud mounds, a woman slid down it on her rear end and ripped her pants on a rock. I felt so bad for her because her butt was showing but after the next obstacle she was covered with mud so it helped hide things. There was a lot of barbed wire and a couple of the obstacles were actually scary but for the most part, it was all just great fun. There were lines at the more challenging obstacles but the comraderie of people cheering for and helping each other was just incredible. 

Of course my weekend ended on a bad note when I got home and noticed a funny smell in my house. I thought my husband had been cooking something so I turned on my wax burner and started a load of laundry. About 30 minutes after my clothes hit the dryer, I went to check on them and noticed they were still sopping wet. I did some investigation and found a nightmare. My dryer vent was under water because we had record rainfall over the weekend and our sump pump quit working. There is at least 2 feet of water under my house and my sons are out while I type looking for a pump so we can get this water out before it starts coming up through the floors. lol It is always something isn't it?

My ankles are sore from running in the woods so I am not sure what I'll do for exercise today. 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 11:01am

FSN, can you not have protein on this cleanse?  

Karla, I'm so glad you had fun.  If anyone needs a fun break, it's you.  Sounds like a great time although I'm sorry to hear about the water under your house.  And yes, it's always something. 

It was a nice weekend.  DH and OP went to a bike parade while I stayed home, worked, met with the new renter again and just generally relaxed.  That night, we went to a "Best of Phoenix" event that was fun but not nearly as good as last year.  Yesterday, we did a whole big fat bunch of nothing.  

I started feeling a little icky this weekend (finished my antibiotics this past weekend) so I think I may have a minor sinus infection.... again.  What else is new?  Tongue Out  I'm going to try to get through it without drugs though since they have wreaked serious havoc on my lady parts and stomach.  I did 40 minutes on the elliptical this morning (just steady state - moderate workout) and have writing to do today.  I've got one client this afternoon.  

Opinions...  I'm only seeing one client right now and that's the way I'd like to keep it.  The other client I have renewed early summer and as been putting me off since then.  This is fine because it's more time and energy to devote to writing.  The truth is I don't want to train her anymore.  Training her requires getting up early, driving in rush hour and frankly, she's not consistant at all. My paperwork states that there are no training refunds.  It also states that she has a year to use to purchased sessions.  We have discussed this and she is aware of it. Part of me wants to wash my hands of it and send her a refund so I can be done with it.  I know my husband will encourage me to wait it out which means that I'll have to train her if she contacts me before June.  Thoughts? 

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 11:42am

What is the purpose of the cleanse, fsn?  What happens when you finish it? Are you eating much soy? I think it's the isoflavones that mimic estrogen?  I've thought about cutting back on animal products, more as a humane thing but I find i eat a lot more processed foods, eg fake bacon and all, when I do.  

I've had some great breakthroughs in silks and parkour over the weekend. I tried the other gym for silks and the instructor had us do this, which was fairly easy for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1D1ALik3Wg

And, this, which was hard in that the last part requires flexibility and I'm not. Anything I can brute forc works for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1AL5IlMjqw

I did an underbar at parkour, which requres jumping up, leaning back and grabbing an overhead bar. Everyone else got it easily but I struggled. Another student pulled me aside, gave me pointers. When I finally got it, everyone cheered for me.  I love the crowd there because it's so supportive.  Maybe in their head, they're thinking, "Why is that old lady in the class???" but they're supportive out.  In case I haven't video'd you all out, this is it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDOomDvCXmY

We also flew off the bar and did an 180 turn; then we did a reverse underbar where you reach behind you to pull yourself through. It's ego-brusing to be the worst in the class!

I had a deep tissue massage on Saturday morning and should have taken a break over the weekend but I far overdid and am paying for it today w/sore quads. I'm tempted to do silks tonight but should probably be smart and do zumba.  I'll decide once the storms blow over. I could probably just use today as a rest day.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 11:44am

Congrats on the race! Aren't obstacles so much fun? I've been thinking lately how hard I've worked out in the gym for close to 30 years and all this playing I'm doing these days uses it so it's not just strong for the sake of strong.  Plans for another? Sorry about the sump pump!  I've heard that happen to a few people. They need an app to tell us when it's not working!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 11:48am

If it's a significant amount of money and makes a difference in your life, I'd put the ball in her court. Tell her she has until next summer to use her sessions and when she wants to train, contact you. Be strict w/ cancellations.  If you don't need the money at all, I just read a good article on finances and when to spend money. One of them was for free time.  I believe in that.  Convenience and free time are priceless.  You are transitioning to another career so it seems like a good time to slowly cut back on clients and free up your time, mental and physically.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 2:33pm

Gym, I don't know how you function with so many sinus infections. My nose get stuffy and I'm done. 

Hmmm, as far as the client, can you contact her to find out what her intentions are? I think I would offer her a refund rather than to wait around until June for her to decide if she wants to use you. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 2:40pm

Jean, the obstacles were totally fun. I am definitely doing another. There is one coming to my area in Sep 2014 and several of us are planning to do it. At the race this weekend my sister and I were asked to be on a tough mudder team for a June race but I am not so sure I want to do one of those. Have you done one? 

The group at my gym is doing a regular 5K Oct 19 and I have signed up to run it with them. lol I can't believe I am doing this. I never thought I would do races again but here I am signing up.  

Photo

 I survived a Warrior Dash

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: gymrat76
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 2:52pm
I think I would have had to "quit life" if I didn't figure out how to cope. There comes a point where you just get tired of resting and want to do things again. That's where I'm at. Thanks for your thoughts on my client. I'll think on that. Btw, in your photos you posted on here and on FB, you look like one bada$$ chick! Go you!
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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 4:14pm

I love thos pictures. Your arms are so toned and muscular!  I said after the Diva Dash that it was so much fun, especially the obstacles (I was ready to hop into another wave) and it reminded me of American Ninja Warrior when they ask the contestants what it was like and they'd keep repeating, "It was so much fun!"  Honestly, I'd be fine if they took out the running and just did the obstacles. What I liked w/ running was it finished on a steep uphill (it was the top of the burlap bag slide) and I loved sprinting up it.  Glad you're doing another race, even if it doesn't have obstacles!






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 10-07-2013 - 6:12pm

Karla, that is so wonderful about the race, not the drive.  Yuck on the drive.  You look like a young super model in those pictures!  And you look more like a young mother than a young grandmother!  :O. I am so amazed at your positive attitude when so many  conflicts arise!  Water under your house?!  Ugh!  Still, you maintain such a positive attitude.

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