Sunday, July 08, 2007

Hmmm, for some reason, I can't title my post. Weird. That's okay, because I have no idea what I would title it. How about...

No motivation.

Headache from Hell.

I'm sick of school.

I am soooo screwed.

Any of the above titles would work just fine today.

The alarm clock was set for 5 am, but I didn't roll out of bed until 6 am. I made it to the park for my 7 miler by 6:30 am, stretched and got going. Naturally, it was humid as heck, but the temp was a nice, low 76 so it wasn't too bad. I made it around the loop, but not at record-breaking speeds:

Mile 1 - 11:04
Mile 2 - 10:56
Mile 3 - 10:38

Then, I decided I was going home. Seriously. I was done. I didn't even reason with myself like I normally do. I just untied my shoe so I could get my key, and hopped in my car to head home. Then, I decided that I was being silly. I needed to get in at least a few more miles. I thought about how I didn't get to run last Sunday because of the rain. Next, I thought about how badly I had eaten the previous day while at the beach. Grrrrr. I exited the freeway and headed to a different running path figuring that a change in scenery might do me some good. Sure enough. I promised myself that I would run for 35 more minutes, just to be sure I'd at least gotten in another 3 miles. (I forgot to charge my Garmin last night.) So yeah, it wasn't a great run and it wasn't 7 miles, but it was a run. I seriously need to re-evaluate what I am doing. I need to buy a bike, start a dance class or join a gym. Running isn't as fun to me as it used to be, so I think I need to vary my routine and not just run. The problem? Fitting it into my schedule! Squeezing it in between work, school, the kiddo and the hubby's work schedule is hard. I'm really going to have to think about that. Oh and I am sick of school and I did have the headache from hell. :-)

Now, onto the next topic...I am so screwed! I spilled a 1/4 glass of diet cherry limeade on my book bag, which was holding my laptop at the time. The laptop does not work at all! I am letting it dry out and hoping for the best. If anyone has experience in this area, please let me know. Luckily, I saved all my files on a zip drive, otherwise I would have been in even more of a panic. The only big problem right this minute is that I only have MS Office on the laptop, not on our desktop. I have to do some correlations and regression analysis in Excel for class on Saturday. Worst case scenario - I stay at work late to do it. Doh!

On a happier note, I had a great 3-miler on Friday. After the monsoon-type rains stopped and it was safe to drive, I headed from work to the park. The park was so desolate, it was almost creepy! I was worried about how the quad would feel, but it felt great and I felt like I could run another loop if I had time to. :-)

Saturday, the little family headed to the beach where we had loads of fun with our friends. The kiddo loved the water and didn't want to get out. Yep, she's just like her parents! Today, we skipped playgroup to try the "mommy & me" swim classes at the Y. We both had a great time. Seeing all those folks swimming laps made me really want to get back into the pool! Finally, we headed over to check out David Adickes' Beatles statues. They are awesome! If you get a chance, head over and check them out! There are also busts of all the presidents there.

Here are some pics from the weekend...

My beach baby...

Hanging out with Daddy..I know you're lovin' that booty, ummm I mean booties (on his feet) :-)

The Beatles! Check out me and the kiddo, the statues are huge! I can almost hear "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"


Some of the Presidents...I read that these will be placed somewhere along 288 in Pearland.


Marcy said...

I've been having the same prob with not being able to type out a title. Darn Blogger!

I'm sorry running has been a total PITA. I think you're definitely on the right track though, a new class or "something" different and hopefully it will be more fun.

Cute pics!!! OMG those statutes are HUGE!!! Pretty cool too!

Jamoosh said...

Perhaps a re-evaluation of running goals and either scaling back or a break will do you well. And it's never a bad thing to try something else.

bunnygirl said...

No advice on the laptop, but with Blogger, try going to Preview before posting. I'm finding that the cursor automatically jumps into the Title field when I do that, and I can enter it.

CollegeGirl said...

Hi there! I just found your blog and think it's pretty interesting!

RunnerGirl said...

Love the beatles pic!!!!!

I cannot even log into blogger to post right now because I ony have my work computer, and no cookies are allowed. GRRRR.

Blogger sucks. /Rant

J~Mom said...

I hope you find your motivation back's tiring trying to fit it all in sometimes. I know it sounds dumb but how about some new music to listen to?

Love the pictures!!

scott keeps running said...

some pretty cool statues and very cool pic of JL. looks like beach time was fun.

elf said...

Did you get your laptop fixed? If not, drop me a line--I live with a computer geek who might be able to help. My email address is on the HARRA website.


txrunnergirl said...

J mom - great idea. some new tunes to run to would be nice.

Erin - I'll be dropping you a line soon!