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Day 572: Summer Commences

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on June 30, 2011

Today is the first day of summer vacation for the kids and so I am enjoying the quiet before the storm Well not really as I actually have a pretty quiet summer lined up with the kids.  Today is the last day for one of my families which is sad.  We will have some fun together today as a group before they move onward.  My goal for the day is not to cry when they leave at the end of the day.

Last night I ran 3k at 9.30 at night. I didn’t have any desire to do it and really had to bully myself mentally to do it.  I am glad I did as I need to stay on track with the training if I ever want to increase my time. I wore my new super comfy shoes and learned that new super comfy shoes can make your feet ache after about 2km.  Hopefully they just need breaking in which wont take long!

Tonight we leave for our camping trip for the weekend which will be nice as we have a site right on the water.

Day 571: Shoes

Posted in Re Inventing Me,Uncategorized by pishposh71 on June 29, 2011

When I first embarked on this journey I was advised to get a good pair of shoes. Not Wal-Mart shoes but good runners from a respectable store whose sole function was shoes. I listened fast and my feet has been going numb in the shoes I owned when I went for my walks.
The Running room outfitted me nicely and I was on my merry way. The start of a better me.
This past weekend I went back again to get some body glide for my beautiful thighs. I have it on good authority that chaffing is not an experience I will want to do (although I already have: wore a skirt to Wonderland in 2007 which was stupid)
As I walked up to the cash I was asked if I have any issues with my left leg. WTF?????? and to answer the question HELL YEAH!! Whats not wrong with my left leg? be it the varicose veins (that’s shitty DNA) or bad knee caps and lets not forget the weird leg cramps.
The reasoning behind it all is apparently that my shoes are worn out. I never would have thought it, I mean they feel really comfortable compared to my other footwear but one step into these new babies and I was in love! These shoes feel fantastic, they literally hug the arch of my foot like a glove. I am hoping that they make me faster too although I have my doubts.  Again The Running Room outdid themselves with taking the time to find what the best shoe for me could be.  Looking at my legs and feet when I walked and jogged to find the most suitable fit.  You would pay the same price for these shoes at any number of sports shops and so having that trained person is just an added bonus that makes you feel confident in the final choice.

So now I am all set and optimistic that maybe the pains I have experienced may be behind me. Tonight I will break them in properly with a 5K loop for my last test run before I hit the city on Saturday with Ben, Jed and Pa of the Do Life Movement. Looking forward to it!

Day 570: Holding back the tears

Posted in My Life thoughts by pishposh71 on June 28, 2011

Last night was my sons grade 8 graduation and as is the case with this generation they went all out.  It seems like just yesterday that they all lined up with their cardboard hats to get their SK diplomas and here we are again, another rite of passage.

I don’t see all the kids very often anymore, I’m the mom so I try not to bother them much.  Last night was so nice though, I felt pride for each and every one of those kids who I have known for the last ten years of life.

Day 569: New thoughts

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on June 27, 2011

I usually sit content in the truck. I make a good passenger I think.  I’m the good one who doesn’t complain and whine so I get to sit up front like a grown up (oh wait, I am a grown up)  I will occasionally fiddle with the radio or plug in my phone to listen to tunes but that’s about it.

Now I find that rather than just sitting there looking out the window and observing the usual things I point out to my husband like the house that needs a new roof, or the cool RV and such I have moved onto new things.

Never did I imagine a time would come that I would reach for my phone to take a photo for this blog while saying to my husband, “shat! I never noticed this hill before” cue camera, CLICK

Now I don’t imagine I will take this on anytime soon, mostly because the traffic is heavy along here and I am not really comfortable with such a display as of yet. Also secretly I fear dying.

So there you have it. I never thought the day would come that I would be consciously aware of hills.

Day 568: Caffine is addictive ?? :) (duh)

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on June 26, 2011

You may remember not so long ago that I had decided to try coffee.  I have been drinking tea since the beginning of time and it is a morning necessity to my life at all cost.  That said coffee was something that had never crossed my lips (well once at a friends house I had asked for a tea and got a coffee and drank it to be polite) as I love my tea.

I looked on with fascination at my friends the addicts.  I wondered about those crazed fools lined up a city block long at the local Timmies waiting for their cup of java.  I laughed at the fact that you can locate a Tim Hortons within a block or so of eachother.

I’m not laughing anymore.

Day 567: The one where I complain

Posted in My Life thoughts by pishposh71 on June 25, 2011

I don’t really know why we hold any stock in what the weatherman says anymore. The last 2 days it has said its going to storm and we have had light rain and sunshine. I felt sort of bad as the kids wanted into the pool and not everyone had their gear. I always feel bad for the ones stuck on the sideline.

I spent a lot of time on the sidelines growing up. My mom treated me like a little adult and I never really feel like I had any fun as a kid.  I guess that’s why I just let my kids be kids. Before I know it they will be grown up and can deal with the nonsense of life then.  I guess that’s not everyone’s cup of tea and I am fine with that. I just want my kids to run and play, to ride bikes, to swim, to play without a care in the world, that’s what I want for my kids and its the philosophy behind my parenting.

That said, we are off to celebrate a first birthday today, can’t believe a year has passed already. It flies by so fast when they are little.  On Monday we will see our oldest son graduate grade 8, gone are the days of Thomas the tank engine and cuddles on the couch. Now its can I get a ride here, can I have a few bucks for this or that. Amazing how it flies by.


Day 566: Second 5K Attempt

Posted in Re Inventing Me,Uncategorized by pishposh71 on June 24, 2011

So I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I am actually moving my body 5Km without the assistance of an SUV. I mean if you had told me I would even bike 5K I would have laughed at you, yet along do it on my feet!
Last night I headed out on my second attempt at one in preparation for the DO LIFE tour next weekend. Last time I managed to do it in 51 minutes and did a routine of 5 run then 5 walk. This time I did a routine that went walk 3, run 15, walk 3, run 13, walk 3, run 2 (brain says you are not running anymore) and walk last 4. In hindsight I wish I had ignored my brain and done the final stint of the 6 minute run. Oh well maybe next time. My finish time was 43 minutes which made me happy as heck. I know 43 minutes isn’t good, but its better than 51 minutes and I am happy with any improvement I make.
Things I did learn on this trip out.

I learned that this is a busy road for traffic (just not when I captured this shot). That although the scenery is pretty the gravel shoulder is not fun to jog on and that cars flying toward you at 80km an hour can make your heart beat very fast. I also learned that it doesnt matter which way you approach a hill you still gotta do an up and a down anyway you look at it.
I have also learned that I should give up in attempting to take a running picture of me that is actually flattering and accept that hot and sweaty is the best I can offer you!

Funny how I look all nice when I leave and all deranged like a rabid dog when returning.

Should also mention that as per usual the weather people were totally wrong and so I didn’t have to do this in the pouring ran with the fear of being struck by lightning. This my friends is an added bonus.

Day 565: An enjoyable day

Posted in Re Inventing Me by pishposh71 on June 23, 2011

Today is a quiet day. I am actually feeling no stress what so ever which is a very unusual state of mind for someone as high-strung as I am.

Last night I went off to the gym and did a workout and clocked 15 minutes on the treadmill before my husband and kids picked me up to run errands.  I had no knee braces on and felt no pain which I am pretty excited about.

Tonight is my run night and I have decided I am going no matter the weather. It currently says storms but I never trust the weatherman to get it right.  I also have it on authority that I am not a wicked witch (bitch yes, witch no) so I will not melt away. Rain or shine I’m out there doing it!

Day 564: My Bubble

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on June 22, 2011

I live in my bubble. Its the only bubble I know or understand because it is mine and I live it.
You live in your bubble and its the same thing as mine except it fits your life.
I think that people forget about how our worlds can be so different from one bubble to another.
I had a friend bring this up about 2 weeks ago and I have thought about it on and off ever since. It is a valid point.
My bubble managed an entirely pain free run for about half a KM last night. I could have gone further but my destination was only that far. In less than a week my oldest child is graduating grade 8 and there is a great deal that has not yet been organized in preparation. Hopefully after last nights meeting we will straighten out the remaining stuff and it will go off smoothly.
That’s it for today.

Day 563: Dr Ho

Posted in Uncategorized by pishposh71 on June 21, 2011

I gotta tell ya. I borrowed a Dr. Ho massage therapy thing from my friend last night and I totally am in love with it. An hour of those probes sending little electric shocks through my calf’s and I am feeling no pain or tightness.

Dr. Ho will you please marry me?

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