Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A little of this... a little of that...

Feeling Better
Looking back on my post yesterday, I realized how stressed and tired I was. Talk about a crabby patty. Geeez! When I finally pulled myself off the couch to get ready for bed shortly after 8pm, my whole body was just sore. I knew I was going to sleep like a baby. And I did. It's amazing what sleep can do for me.... especially 9 hours. Supposedly I had a bit more color in my face today...

On the House Front
I was finally able to get a copy of my 2005 taxes and W-2's. I seriously don't know where mine went (I am afriad they got tossed in the move a year ago). With that note, I have everything checked off the list of things I need to get to my mortgage councelor prior to closing, except for another pay stub. That will have to wait until next friday.

I have to clarify... my comment about a student of mine biting. He didn't bite me, it was another student. He has never bit a student before. This happened at recess for god-knows-what-reason. I am hoping it was just a fluke and it will never happen again.

I am glad to hear I am not the only one missing summer already.... mostly the warmer temps for me. The temps have not only been cool the past couple of weeks, but gloomy as well. It rained today and we are in a flood advisory, again. I am afraid that ND is going to get screwed and miss out on fall... winter will be here before we know it. Hopefully the snow can wait until after my move.

Afternoon workout
I was reminded today why I absolutely despise working-out between the hours of 4 and 6. PM, that is. So freakin' busy that I wasn't able to get a treadmill for more than 30 minutes. That totally killed my idea of doing a longer run. However, I improvised. I lifted first, focusing on the lower body, doing an extra rep on all machines. Feel the burn. THen, I got on the treadmill, for my allotted 30 stinkin' minutes. I wanted to work on some speed, so I had an idea. First 10 minutes, run atleast 5.5 miles/hour; second 10 minutes a little faster, and then the third 10 minutes, slower again. Here's what it looked like when you break it down.
10:00 - .86 miles
10:00 - .97 miles (kept going until I reached 1 mile = 10:11)
10:00 - .92 miles
TOTAL = 2.78 miles
I had fun with this run. Next time I try this, I think I will try to push myself a little harder during that second 10 minute session. I was so freakin' hot and sweatin' like crazy afterwards.

Today's Song: Nelly - Hot in Here

UPDATE: When I woke this morning (Thursday) at 4:45, my throat was swolen. Yep. I think I am sick. I couldn't pull myself out of bed to head to the pool. Just the thought of trying to swim with such head congestion was enough to keep me in bed.

*** And the new header... is a picture of the UND Campus, from the UND Homecoming Race I did last September. Unfortunately I won't be able to do it this year as I will be moving into my house that weekend!***


TriJenPB said...

Glad to hear the sleep kicked you out of the funk! BTW congrats on the house, that's awesome. And yes I hate going to the gym when its that packed! Thats a good time to do a brick workout if hit spin class prior to the run :)

Anonymous said...

Love the new pic. Glad you are feeling better. And, nice song for the day.

Mendy said...

I've been meaning to tell you earlier. Congratulations on the house situation!!!! Woo hoo. I bet you're excited, and probably a little nervous too.

Those are the WORST times to workout, aren't they.

Unknown said...

had an experience going to the pool yesterday evening that reminds me of your experience at the gym in the afternoon. too freakin' busy!

IronGambit said...

YOU might be missing the weather, but I am not! There is a hurricane heading right for us! :)

Erin Leigh said...

Sleep is amazing huh? I hate the busy time at the gym. You burn more calories lifting before cardio so try to look at it like that ;)

Lesley Looper said...

Just picked up on the fact that you're buying a home--congratulations! :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't have the start of a cold. Those little ones in your class must be spreading some super germs.

Glad to hear you were able to get the papers you needed for the mortgage.

Wes said...

Coolio. I always like your pics :-)

Jess said...

Uh-oh about the swollen throat! Hope you feel better soon!

Marcy said...

Diggin the new look!!

Oh yeah, I want summer back already *sigh* It's getting cold up in this joint.

Borsch said...

Isn't sleep amazing!

Great workouts!

I hope you feel better!

Unknown said...

I love the new look of your blog.

Yuck, I'm sorry to hear you are sick. Get better really soon.

Liz said...

Love the really makes me miss change in the weather here in HI...I think that it is starting to get to me!

hope yu feel better soon! Can't wait to see pictures of your house! That has to be so exciting!

Joe said...

> I couldn't pull myself out
> of bed to head to the pool.
> Just the thought of trying
> to swim with such head
> congestion was enough to
> keep me in bed.

Good call. I always make matters worse when I swim with a cold. Running with a cold is usually not so bad.

Holly said...

I can't believe how many of my students are sick! I've been avoiding them at all costs. J/K. :) Like the new header picture!

Nancy said...

Love the new pic!! Moving into a new house is a good reason to miss...