Thursday, May 10, 2012

Altogether new...

Well, this week is a week of new beginnings.

First category: fitness.
I started my 10K training program this week using the Bridge to 10K (B210K) app.  I had a near-death experience running in 94 degree heat in the sunshine (duh...) and resolved to haul my lazy bones out of bed in the morning and run before it gets hot.  I will attempt this tomorrow morning.  My running buddy has be roped in to a 10K on Father's Day, so I need to get crackalackin' to be ready in time.

Finally, I started CrossFit.  The folks over at CrossFit Fresno got me off to a great start and were very encouraging.  The workout of the day (WOD) kicked my butt.  They showed me some basics and helped me correct my form, then gave me my very first "Foundations" WOD.  It was rowing 500 meters, then sets of air squats and pushups, followed by another 500m row.  There were 10 sets of each exercise, decreasing the reps each I did 10 squats/10 pushups, 9 squats/9 pushups, and so on.  My arms and legs are noodles.  Soggy, wet, overcooked, wobbly noodles.  In addition to my sports bra I wear a compression tank to hold the goodies in place, and I couldn't even get it off to shower when I got home because my arms were so noodly.  Holy moly.  I go back Monday.  I'm hooked.  And I won't look like an idiot when I do Warrior Dash.

Second category: nutrition.
I started another round of Whole30 on Monday.  I had a weekend of chocolate cake-eating and highly regretted it.  It took until just yesterday to get my guts straightened out again.

Third category:  work.  
I'm taking an interim position as manager of the floor that I used to work on.  This is inspiring and scary and nerve-wracking and awesome all wrapped up in one ball of insanity.  I've been on orientation with the current manager this whole week (tomorrow is her last day), and I *think* I'm ready.  I just want to do right by the floor, the staff, the patients.

All of the above makes me so tired...must sleep...pillow is calling.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

5K race? Check!

Well, I get to check something off of my New Year's Resolution list today...I ran my first 5K!  And afterward I felt great and still had energy.  As Susan, my quasi-coach, coworker, and friend says..."We finished in the upright position, without vomiting, and wanting to do it again!"  I was nervous about finishing without taking a walk break, I'll admit it.  But I did it!  I'll tell you what, having cheerleaders every mile was nice, and coming down the final leg to the finish line with people cheering for you and clapping is an awesome feeling!  

Before the race...

 After the race!  A little more red in the face, but otherwise no worse for the wear!
It was also a pleasure to have been able to do some fundraising for such a wonderful group.  It was a solemn thought...after the race and festivities they released balloons with messages attached to the little ones that we've lost.  There were a lot of balloons.  To think that every person there had been touched by the loss of a baby...solemn indeed.

The boys did great in their races, too!  They got little medals and I'm hanging their bibs on the wall in their room.  As for's on my Board of Inspiration on the wall beside my desk.  :)  Oh, and I'm off Whole30 for the weekend, starting back on Monday.