January 20, 2012

Roses and thorns

I have two or three blog posts brewing in my mind - one of which is a more race-focused race recap - but this week, blogging has been my absolute last priority. I came back from Los Angeles on Monday, and classes started Tuesday. I had to move into a new office, get ready for teaching (print syllabi, make lesson plans), and then actually get back into the classroom and teach. My schedule is entirely different from last semester - my courses are at 5 and 6 p.m. instead of 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 a.m.! - and that has taken a bit of getting used to, mostly with regards to the bus schedule.

So, this week, I took it easy. Ran Sunday, biked twice during the week, but other than that, I have kept it simple. Weight today is 198, same as last week, and I'm alright with that. I would've liked even a small loss, but I know that once I pick up the activity, I'll start moving downward again. I didn't binge, so I'm calling this week a success.

With all this free morning time, I think I want to start going to the gym again. I love running and biking, but I miss some of the structure that came with the gym, not just the machines. Next week's goal: investigate local options.

I also found a local (read: in my little town!) race in February that I registered for. They are doing a 5K/10K for Valentine's Day - I signed up for the 10K. I'm excited - I now have three races lined up over the next few months! Having something wonderful on the horizon helps me stay positive and focused, for sure.

What about you? How was your week? What are you looking forward to this weekend?


Leigh said...

Can't wait to hear about the 10k. I'm excited because I just signed up for a learn to run clinic. Excited, but nervous. You are a great inspiration and I thank you:) Love your profile pic. You're beautiful!

Mom on a mission said...

You go girl!! If we didn't have a TON of snow and it was warmer than 4 degrees, I would love to get out and do some biking!! Bring on SPRING...please;) lol

Jessica said...

Hope you find a great gym.

Anonymous said...

That is a big schedule change and would probably take me a while to get used to. I have been a morning person (working an early shift) forever.

I was housebound this week due to snow in the Seattle area. It has been nice working from home the entire week. Not being able to eat out has helped my eating and I expect to drop a couple of pounds at this Sunday's weigh-in.

Enjoy your weekend.

Tim said...

Is it weird and geeky that I laughed when I read "I would've liked even A SMALL LOSS" just because its the name of your blog? Anyway, enough of me being silly. That's great that you signed up to a 10k. Also good luck with your new schedule!

Anonymous said...

It's been a different week for us. B only got Wednesday-Thursday off this week and is working the weekend, so we had a midweek weekend for ourselves. Mostly it's been pretty low key. I'm adapting to not having a car and embracing walking the dog as my main form of exercise.

I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow, but mostly I'm just looking forward to getting our apartment cleaned up.

Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't see the button thingy to 'like' your blog. I like your blog :)