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ris
post Apr 23 2006, 11:00 AM
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Ok, this weather sucks. It's been raining non-stop since yesterday, and it's supposed to rain straight-through to Tuesday. And it's not even soft, warm, spring rain. It's cold, yucky, bundle-yer-ass-up rain.

At least the rain has given me an excuse to sleep in and rest a little. My muscles need a break. (But I'll still go to yoga tonight.)

I'm kinda proud of my restraint: last night I got together at a Japanese restaurant with a bunch of old friends from high school. The pitchers of Kirin beer (which I love) kept coming, and I had NONE of it. I had a couple of miniscule cups of sake. I barely even got buzzed. I just enjoyed the taste with the food. They were all trashed by the end of the meal and ready to move on to one of my favorite bars. I hugged everyone goodbye and went home. I was in bed by 1 am, and today I have no regrets.

You're right, Pixie, Pop/soda is totally toxic. And just tastes gross too.

Amilita, I'm right there with you. I've cut back to one cup in the morning, and if I'm working, I have one small cup at the beginning of my shift which starts at 5pm. And I'm sorry to hear that your gym's re-opening has been postponed again. That SUCKS.

So, speaking of migraines and such, that's why I don't get a period, RisaLa. I used to take the pill in the normal way (with the 1 week of placebos) and I would only spot for a day, but I would get wicked migraines. My doc said it would be fine for me to take the active pills continuously to avoid this. I do just that, and I'm a much happier person. Some people argue that the pill causes weight-gain, but that's *usually* just water weight. For people like me, not being on the pill means severe PMS in which I'm so depressed and irrational that I can totally justify eating half a bucket of fried chicken, a pint of mashed potatoes, and a root beer float in one sitting, thus causing real weight-gain vs. a little pill-induced water retention that I can just sweat out. Plus, without the pill, I'm cranky/tired/sluggish and wind up skipping any kind of physical activity. Oh, and before the pill, I got really bad pimples, which I used to hide under layers of makeup, which meant that I hated going places like the gym where I'd have to show my makeup-free, pimply complexion to the world. And that concludes my mini-essay on why the pill rocks my world and why I still take it even though I no longer sleep with men.

RisaLa, what kind of allergy meds are you taking? Have you tried any of the sprays like Nasonex? I start taking that before the leaves bud on the trees and I'm good to go all spring. I do the saline spray and then that each morning and I can run outside without allergy/asthma crap getting in the way.

Catlady, yoga's a great primer for cardio. You'll probably start to feel so good that you'll want to do cardio soon. I had such an amazing yoga class on Friday that yesterday, despite my tendency to feel less motivated on rainy/cold/grey days, I had my best run ever. I really feel that it's connected.

Zora, that's great! I totally hear you on that weird, simulaneous energetic/tired feeling after running.

My co-worker ran nearly 18 miles the other day... and then CAME TO WORK that evening. He's 42. He only started running in his 30s. I want to be him when I grow up.

And maybe I will. Yesterday, I registered for a marathon this fall. Training sessions start in 3 weeks. Have I lost my mind?
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ris
post Apr 30 2006, 07:57 PM
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Warning: this post may be disjointed and/or incoherent. I'm killing time as I wait for my dinner to be delivered. I started to fall asleep but was jolted awake with severe hunger pangs.

Ok, so I've had a productive weekend after beating myself up on Friday for not running. I went out dancing that night. I allowed myself to sleep in on Saturday, but then went for a 3-mile run, and then over to my best friend's place where I helped her pack up her apartment 'til midnight. This morning I rode my bike to yoga. Had a great class, then a great (and rather large, but healthy) lunch, and rode around the park and home. Ran some local errands, and then threw on my running clothes and went to Central Park. On the train, I was thinking that I was pretty tired and should just run the route for next week's 5K. It was my first time running in Central Park. I didn't know how bad the hills would be or how I would deal with them. I even gave myself permission to walk part of it if I felt fatigued. Well, I am proud to say that I did not walk any of it, in fact, I ran/jogged the full fucking loop--6 MILES! That's twice as much as I had set out to do today! That's also THE FURTHEST I'VE EVER RUN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! I felt great afterwards. I was full of energy and even thought about going out for a drink tonight to celebrate. Well, I got home and crashed. Big time. I don't even have the energy to cook or go out and pick something up. So, take-out's on the way. In the meantime, I'm finishing off a liter of Smart Water.

Ok, just ate my food. Feeling much better.

Wow, Yummy, you were a track star! I was never even on the track team. My goal time is 30 minutes. I'm not that fast yet. Well, I can be faster if I'm running a short distance, e.g. I can run a 9 min mile if I'm only running a mile... oh, and if it's flat! ;) I don't really expect to get to be that fast. I'm a rather short girl. (But then again, I know a Bustie shorter than me who's a pretty fast runner.)

Crinoline, good for you and your mom! This is such a great time of year to do this! Like Syb said, yoga's amazing for you, but I don't know how it is for significant weight-loss. But it may get her strong and limber enough to do other types of exercise. Do you think that cycling would be bad for her ankle? If not, the stationary bike might be a good idea--also the eliptical. What about some of those aquacise-type classes? Those are supposed to be nice and easy on the joints.

Good for you, Anna K. I studied ballet for 10 years. I was even a dance major my first year of college. I've tried a few times over the past decade to go back to class, but each time just breaks my heart. Have you been attending any performances?

I'm happy that everyone's doing so well!

Ok, I'm gonna pass out now.
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ris   Becoming healthy (or, "When did my bottom get so big?")   Apr 23 2006, 11:00 AM
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