It would seem my laptop has decided to stop working. :-( I'm pretty bummed about that. I kept trying to get it to work yesterday but I finally gave up. Tonight I'm on the ancient desktop. I don't think I've used this thing in about a year!
Today was the final weigh in for my gym's weight loss challenge. I came in 2nd place! YAY! That means I get 2 months free membership! Ok, so the competitive side in me (which is a pretty big side) is REALLY pissed at myself for not getting first. I TOTALLY could have gotten first if I had not eaten cake at my daughter's birthday. UGH, I need to learn to let things go. I'm really bad at that! I came in 2nd by ONE PERCENT body fat loss! Somehow if it were like 10% I wouldn't be so hard on myself, but I really could have lost that extra 1% if I had not screwed off so bad this weekend. Whatever - I got to have fun at my daughter's birthday AND got second place. Not too bad I guess when you look at it that way!
I'm coming to the end of my C25K program - I only have 2.5 weeks left - and let me tell you it is getting HARD! I was DREADING today's run! I was supposed to do it yesterday but I psyched myself out! It always seems the last 5 minutes are torture for me. What made it worse was that I was stuck on a treadmill with a TV that didn't have a remote OR closed captions! Today was 5 minutes brisk walking to warm up, and then 25 minutes straight running. The first 5 minutes were hard (after the warm up) but I kept telling myself to stop looking at the clock, just get lost in the music. The middle wasn't so bad - I guess I kind of got lost in my music (again, podrunner ROCKS!!!!) Then the last 5 minutes I kept catching myself staring at the clock. I have come to the conclusion that running is about 90% mental and 10% physical. Ok, so it may be a little more physical than that - but you get my drift. There is SO much mental exertion used on a run, at least for me.
I appear to be having problems with my blogger account - as in, I keep getting a message that I have logged in somewhere else. I'm going to have to cut this short and figure that one out.
Thanks for reading! Have a WONDERFUL night! -Monica