Along San Juan Road at South Mountain
*Mindy McCready: I'm Still Here
*Beth Hart: Bang Bang Boom Boom
*Matchbox Twenty: North
*Shelea: Love Fell On Me
*Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes: Baby Caught The Bus
*Matt Dusk: My Funny Valentine
I'm feeling fabulous this morning. Easy explanation for the added energy --- I went to bed and fell asleep at 5:45pm yesterday. I slept through the night. I didn't run yesterday but did attend a Boot Camp class at Underground Fitness and got my ass kicked. From the get go of this workout, I felt so blah. My body was dragging and I had a hard time keeping up. As soon as I returned home, I chilled a bottle of wine, took a shower, enjoyed a nice glass of wine while making dinner & enjoyed a nice meal. After the cleaning the kitchen, I was ready for bed.
My Life as of lately has been rather quiet...just the way I like it. I just completed another round of Spring Cleaning here at home, online & my personal life. With the weight loss, I have been hanging on clothes that I hope will never fit again so out they went. So many things in this house that are put away and unseen and will never see the day of light. Those things were thrown away or donated to a local thrift store that supports various causes. It feels incredible to have downsized a bit here at home.
As for online, I did make a few changes. I deleted my DailyMile account. I love sharing with other runners about training but I found that I didn't really have the added time to sit and keep up with others. I love my Nike+ account. It's really the only site I need as far as training. Most of the people I cared about on Dailymile, I made shure that I connected as friends via email or Facebook before I deleted account. As for Facebook and Twitter, it was time for a huge spring clean as well. I cut my Facebook and Twitter lists in half. I remember during the blossom & booming early days of social media -- it was quite fun to entertain and take part in the moment's chatter, topics and conversations. I assume for many it still is...but I'm at a point where I want to connect with those I draw inspiration, close friends, running/fitness friends & mentors, fellow Catholics and Moderate Conservatives, business associates and businesses I respect, and those that help and encourage me to be a better version of myself.
I've written before that I actually spend less time on my laptop while not at work. Don't get me wrong - I love Facebook and Twitter but hate that with such large lists, I miss the important posts from those I care about and I'm not down with that. My online presence goes through spurts. One day I am ready to engage and the next I simply want to be at peace within my own realm. I want to find the rhythm and balance on a day to day basis. Less distractions has helped a great deal with my running and tennis. I seem to concentrate more on things that matter to me. Bravo to those that can balance a full social media presence online as well as their life away from the computer. For now, I'm enjoying Life at this speed.
As for my running, it's been going well. Sunday's run was a bit of a mess. I was looking forward to Sunday's long run with Bere but her little girl was sick for most of the early morning so she had to cancel. I was debating whether I wanted to run by myself or not. I wanted to run the scheduled 9 miles but didn't actually want to get out of bed and do it. So I kicked myself in the ass and just headed out for a run. I drove to South Mountain and took on the San Juan Road route. This is a tough road for me. One is basically running up to slight inclines of hills. It was cold and windy. By the time I reached the half way point, the wind kicked up and the temperature dropped. I so wanted to quit but then I'd look a Biblical figure and just be wandering and walking about in the desert! So I made my way back and was in complete relief that I did this run all by myself.
As for my weight, I'm still holding at 175 pounds. For once, all of my clothes in my closet fit or are far too big. Two suits I bought last Fall will have to be sent out for alternations. I've lost quite a few inches in my chest area. This may be the Summer that I get to show off a Size 4 figure! In the meantime, I'll continue to do my own thing at my own pace & leisure and enjoy Life.
Current Music: Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes' Love Letter
Current Mood: Chilled & Cool