Friday, May 22, 2009

It's my blog and I'll whine if I want to

Can we talk for a minute? Oh wait. This is where I get to talk about what ever I want to. So I think I will. Whine that is.

What am I whining about you ask? Not much. Just general injustice.

You see, I'm learning that for weight loss, I do best if I can run. Not having a treadmill, I run outside. And having young children, this means I can only run the days that Hubby is actually home. And being he's a pilot, that amounts to 3 mornings a week. Except lately he's had overtime, so I'm down to 2 days a week when I can run. Not exactly conducive to my goal of 3 miles 4 times a week (seriously, do you know people that run that much? Every one that I've ever known is skinny. I think if you run that much the fat just falls off instead of sticking everywhere!)

ANYWAY. I've also learned that I do best when I can run with a jacket on. There is something about being able to whip that jacket off half way through when I hit my wall that gives me such a huge burst of energy.

For the last week we have had the most GORGEOUS weather. Highs in the mid 70's, lows around 52, no humidity. The. Perfect. Exercise. Weather. My beef with this? Hubby has been working the entire time. Absolutely no chance for me to actually love running again.

Finally this morning I had my chance. And wouldn't you know it - 72 and humid. It's SOOOO much harder to keep going.

And to make things even worse, my running shoes have DIED. I recently learned that you should replace running shoes every 3 months. Hah! I've had my pair for over 3 YEARS now. I tried buying some insoles to help. I obviously got the wrong kind. I couldn't even make it a mile before my foot was in so much pain I had to start walking instead.

And Buddy has woken up 3 mornings in a row at 5:45 with a nightmare. Just early enough that I can't ever get back to sleep. Which really doesn't work with my whole "I have to take my basal temp every single morning" thing, since you're supposed to take it when you're only half awake and before you've moved out of bed.

And yes, I'm well aware of the fact that some people have real problems. But this is my place to say whatever I want. And if you don't like it, just stop reading.

And yes, I really, REALLY think I need a visit from Aunt Flo!!!


  1. ah sis... I love reading your blog! I totally agree some people have more major problems, but when is stressful right now... then your life can feel totally out of order! I love ya lots... thanks for the chuckles!

  2. It's a CONSTANT battle with little ones. That's why I did aerobic tapes for so many years--no babysitter needed, (constant, frustrating interuptions, but no sitter).

    You keep going girl. You have the determination in you--I've seen it before!!!

    ps. I think I'm out of the loop. Who is Aunt Flo? Is that what I think it is, because, if it is, why would anyone feel like the NEEDED a visit from her? Enlighten me, girl!

  3. This post made me laugh because I can absolutely relate on so many levels. Taking my temp every morning is so annoying, and SO hard when this kid or that kid are always needing something. I've been charting for so long, I just take my temp the week before, and the week after I ovulate. Wow, this is probably WAY too much information for a comment. :)

    OH, and the running. I'm not sure this will make you feel better... I DO have a treadmill, and it is just as stinkin hard to find time to run. Wake up early before kids get up... well that means I can't stay up late writing. Run during naptime? Well that means I don't accomplish ANYTHING else during naptime. Run at night? Then I'm wired until 3 AM. It's so hard to find a good time. SO VERY HARD. I'm actually thinking about running outside now that the weather is so nice.. who knows hos successful I will be. But it's been nice thinking about it. :)

  4. Whine away, my friend. I can totally identify with this.


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