Saturday, May 18, 2013

So Far, So Good

It is very easy to fall out of the routine of getting up early, so when the clock started going off at 5 am, I was not happy.  Kelly and I had decided to start swimming in the mornings; and let me tell you, if she wasn't there waiting for me at the natatorium, I am certain that I would not have gotten out of bed.  

The first few mornings were the worst, and I told Kelly that I really didn't like her anymore.  Her response?  She didn't like me either.  Once that was established, we jumped on in.  There's nothing to make a morning person like me (sarcasm here) happier than cold water.  I'm pretty sure there may have been an expletive or two uttered, and I can't even blame anyone else for it since the natatorium is basically empty in the mornings.


Now as much as I'm complaining, I do have good things to say.  After the first 25 yards, it's not so bad.  After 5 minutes, I start feeling great.  After 25 minutes, it's time to get out of the pool so I can be ready for work on time; and I'm wishing I had another 30 minutes to swim.  And yet, the next morning, I am fighting once again to get out of bed.

There has also been some Zumba and running.  The Road Runners are starting to meet up again on Saturdays before the official training seasons begins.  We've ran a couple of 4 mile loops, and they've been good.  I've been trying to get a couple of runs in during the week as well, and although most of the time those runs are uneventful, I did have some excitement there.

This was a snake on the jogging trail behind the house
It's a snake!!  I can't tell you how freaked out I was.  It was huge!  And it had fangs!  And I'm pretty sure it was breathing fire!!

Ok, so maybe it was just a rat snake, but maybe it wasn't.  I have no idea.  All I know is that it was a snake, and I am not a fan!  I would have much rather had encountered a heron or a turtle.  But this monster probably ate both of those!

Most of the time, the trail is actually a very pretty place, but I think I'll think twice about running on it at dusk.



I've been monitoring carbs, and it seems to be effective.  So far, in 11 days, I'm down 4.5 pounds.  I guess it's about balance, but I'm scared that my body doesn't know how to let go of carbs because that's really the only thing different that I've been doing.  And I love potatoes.  I do.   And now I have to think of them as an enemy.  As poison.  At least that's how I feel right now.  And it makes me sad.  

So I won't focus on it too much.  I'll count my numbers, and swim my laps, and run my miles.  Even though at 5 am I won't be happy about it.

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