Monday, July 17, 2006

Struggling...Due to too Much Social Life...

To stay awake today. It was a rough weekend and not enough sleep. What I really, really need is a day to just sleep in, go to bed early the night before, do nothing all day…when can I get one of those?? I almost miss some of the days of winter when I was sitting around doing nothing as now my social calendar just is driving me insane and I keep promising things because people are making me feel guilty for not being there to do this or that and I just know it’s going to cause my running to suffer. I already had to give up sleep so I could run at 4 am on Friday…and I think I’m going to be doing that again this week and it just throws off my whole plan. I need to learn to say no and deal with others disappointments I guess but come on, this is my BQ I'm training for. It just sucks that so many things come up that I want to do in the summer. And having some new friends in the picture that make it more of a struggle to work things around them as well...

This weekend I was up again too late on Friday because I had friends wanting me to come out on Friday night when I was done with work. I just wanted to go home and sleep but instead I went out, had one beer and then didn’t get home and into bed till 3 am due to weird circumstances. I mean I was having fun, BUT I do like to keep to certain things and it just was a lot. So Saturday I got up, had to drive a friend home, then went to the farmer’s market and spent more time there than planned because I was multi-tasking by calling a friend at the same time and that made it hard to make my purchases…then I went to the fitness center and got a workout in, strength training and then even with the lack of sleep and long run the day before I still managed a semi-decent treadmill (only because it was just easy cause I was there) run of 6 miles at an 8:23 pace. I had missed my tempo run last week due to circumstances and looking at my schedule today am trying to figure out how I’m working this week now too!! Ughh!! Last night just ended up way later than planned, all because of discussions that came up too late in the night that just couldn't be left alone, it was fun, but not I'm just tired and couldn't get up and workout this AM and I work tonight so no workout today, which is probably good anyway since I didn't take yesterday off like I normally would (ran 4 very hot, sweaty miles, but didn't get my yoga in because of late starts from other things). I had been at a friends' out of town, we ate breakfast (I would've just gone home, but she wanted to go out and I couldn't say no) and then I was talking to mom and dad, by the time I was done with them, I barely had time to get a run in then call other friends and figure out what was going on. Things had all started because I had been requested to come up and grill ribs at a friend's place…2 hours later food was ready (and I was hearing crap about the time frame, but come on, a big Weber charcoal grill is only so big and can only hold so much food at one time and I was cooking a huge rack of ribs, potatoes, 12 ears of corn and 8 burgers…) and we ate lots…brownies and cupcakes for dessert…way too much, no wonder the scale hated me this morning. But this week I’m getting back on track with my eating too and finally getting serious about taking off that last 2.5 that has turned into about 7.5 again that I need to lose to meet goal weight. I just need to force out all the distractions!!

2 comments:

Running Rabbit said...

When you figure out how to force out distractions, would ya' let me know too?

Firefly's Running said...

Girlie, you need to take a day off and REST. You are going to either get sick or complete bog out. And also learn the word, "no". Take care of yourself. You only have one body. But chuck the scale - like I told RR.

But wasn't the weather tonight AWESOME - and NO a/c! COOL!