Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ups and Downs......



Last night, after not having worked out at the gym since last Thursday (although I did run 3 times last week)....I made my trek back to the gym. I was so not feeling it...I was tired, cranky, and in general...I just didn't want to be there. I had that, "God, let's just get this over with" mindset...and guess what? Once I got on that treadmill...and found my pace...I ended up running 8 MILES!!!!!!!!! That is the longest I have ever run. It took me 82 minutes. I started out for the first few miles with 9 min 15 sec pace...for me, I start at stong and finish slow....but, I think my times wasn't too bad. I am going to work on that...hopefully, by next summer, I can do a half marathon. My first 5 K will be Saturday Sept 12...that will be easy peasy...currently, I can run a 5 k in 29 minutes...I am excited to do it. Then I will try my hand at a 10 k....I love running.

Anyway, after my run...I did 45 minutes of strength training, upper body, back, arms and abs....I was soaked through and through, I was elated, but very tired...so, I go to the locker room to get my things, to change and head home. I took off my i-pod...and laid it on the top shelf of the locker...and like an idiot, I left...and left my ipod...I realized once I got home and was unpacking my gym bag, that my ipod was not there.....I immediately called the gym, told them which locker I was using, would they please go check and call me back. Do you think they found it? Hell no....that locker room was empty when I left it at 8 pm last night, there was only a couple of old broads working out in the gym. Someone had to have taken it...I think they just lied to me. Oh, well....I am a dumbass.....my fault. At least 9 year old has an ipod shuffle that I can use, for the time being. His music is better than no music..but dang it...I had a great playlist on mine.

The 8 mile run was my up and the loss of my Ipod was my down...also, this weekend, I was planning on running a 5 k on Saturday...but, we had a problem with our well....when I took my shower, the water pressure was almost nil and hubby checked the pump, was at zero pressure..we had no water. We thought maybe our well went dry, we had zero water....so, being that it is a Saturday, do you think we were able to get a plumber/well person out to our house...no...We spent all day calling around, dealing with hubbys parents, who came up to help us try and fix it...So, we borrowed water from the nieghbor to keep our toilet flushed...bought water to heat up and take mini baths with....and endured until Sunday afternoon, where we had to pay someone double time to come out and fix it...5 hours, a new pump for inside the well and $2100 later, we had water. But, because we had ran the hot water heater out....for Sunday through Tuesday, our water has been dingy...turning our white laundry grey, leaving residue on our skin and it smells funky. It was better today, so I am hoping that it eventually clears up...I hate well water.

Anyway...those are my ups and downs over the past week. Hope all of you are having a fantastic week...It's hump day, which means Friday is just around the corner...and if you know Dixie at all....you know I live for the weekend....

OH, by the way...Dancing with the Stars is scheduled to start in a few weeks...whose going to be watching with me?

Later gators....

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