Friday is my favorite day! I still have to work, but I get to work knowing that I don't have to work tomorrow! That makes me feel awesome.
I have woke up before 5am every 4 days this week, that is a record for me. I am still not a morning person lol maybe in the next few weeks I will be? lol I just don't know. I am going to sleep in a bit tomorrow but plan on getting up by 8 am to go for a run I need to log some miles I haven't ran this week. I mean I swam, and did boot camp but I haven't ran. I am planning on loggin 6.2 miles tomorrow morning. That would be a 10K and I think I am capable of that. We will see. Sunday I am planning on a bike ride of atleast 10 miles because I also haven't been on my bike. I have exercised a different way all week though. Boot camp has me doing exercises I always knew I needed to do but HATE to do. I can not stand a push up or a crunch. I mean my upper body is not strong at all, and abs? Do I even really have those under my fluff? I dunno, but it feels good. I can feel how doing these things can and will make me stronger. I just have to do them. I think when I am done with boot camp I am going to continue this kind of workout and make sure I keep it in the mix with the running/swimming/biking. I do know that my body may disagree with me on this one because my triceps are all but screaming at me "NOOOO!".
I think the exercise I am doing is making the stressors in my life more manageable. I mean I can tell that I feel relaxed after a work out. I mean my muscles are all "OUCH!" but the over all body feels relaxed, rejuvinated... like I can conquer the world today. I see so many benefits from early morning workouts. I haven't felt like much exercise in the afternoon this week, which is when I usually do all of my exercise, but I didn't have to feel bad about it because I worked out in the morning. I normally already forget about the mornining workouts (besides the sore muscles, haha), and feel like I am missing out on my work out... then I have to remind myself that I did an hour this morning! I cut myself a break then.
This weekend I am delcaring a work weekend. I have shelves in my bedroom that are full of stuff I haven't used or touched in probably a year, so I am going to get rid of everything I no longer need/use. I am going to go through my clothes/shoes and do the same thing. Our bedroom is split in half, his and hers. I hope to have the hers side of it in amazing shape (just like she is getting, hehe). I also need to clean the kitchen/living room deep down. Then!!!! I am going to tackle the backyard. I did the front yard two weeks ago. I feel much better pulling into the driveway. Thomas said he was going to tackle the carport which needs to be cleaned and organized. I am going to cut down weeds that have turned into baby trees in my mulch in the back yard (yes, that is how bad the back yard is out of hand). I probably going to be making a canoe into a flower bed (if Thomas is still on board with this), and throwing away all old, broken, weather worn items that are in back. I don't know what the weather holds this weekend, but this is my plan and I am hoping to get to stick to it. The evening hours I will probably chill out and be lazy. I have several running books I have purchased on my kindles several weeks ago that I haven't read and I really want to, so I may dive into some of those. I also have several articles I want to read that I have saved on the internet that I haven't made time to read. Soooo cleaning/organizing and reading... that is on my agenda. Besides the normal bill paying and grocery shopping things that have to be done.
Runner's World magazine is ticking me off.... I ordered a subscription in June, and it appears I will not be getting July they don't have me for my first issue until August....I was waiting and looking because I got an email when I ordered that said your first issue is on its way... and no friggin' magazine. I mean it has been 4 weeks since I ordered, why this is bothering me? I really have no idea.
I look back at the money I have spent on running and getting fit this year and I want to puke. lol I have a nice fancy watch, nice fancy clothes, I entered 10 races total and two of them were very expensive. I have paid for GOGA and Boot camp and now a magazines subscription. If I wasn't all spent out... I would buy these cool headphones I found that are water proof and wireless, I would sign up for another 5K that is in 2 weeks that I thought about doing but can't warrant spending money on that when I have to get school supplies for two kids. I would sign up for a the half marathon training group and the actual half marathon. I would pay for more boot camp.... but, I am all spent out. Good thing running and exercise is free! hehe. It really is and I may be at the bottom of my financial barrel for a few months while we recoop from our vacation but I can still exercise and train without it costing me anything! I love this, I can go on spendy frenzies or not and still be able to have fun enjoying the benefits of exercise. :)