I’m losing steam!

Slowly and steadily I am losing steam.  You know what time I got up today? 6:30 am.  You know what time I have been getting up at/should be getting up at? 5:30 am.  What is happening?!?!?

I feel like with every day I get more and more tired and I don’t know what to do about it.  I feel like my lack of sleep these past few weeks is finally starting to catch up to me and so my body is just slowly fading to becoming a bum.  In part it’s my own fault.  I mean I’m so busy that by the time I get to go to bed at night I have like 5 hours before I have to wake up…er…6 as it has been the past few days.  Regardless, I’m just annoyed I guess.  I mean it’s a super busy week this week and I think the stress is adding to my fatigue also.

Whatever it is, it’s almost the weekend and you know what that means? SLEEP!  The weekends are mostly for me to catch up on work at a leisurely pace, sleep in, and work out.  So that’s all I’m going to do this weekend.  And I can’t wait!

On the plus side: I’m super busy, which means I can’t over train at all.  I can get my run in and that’s it usually.  Which is good because you don’t want to increase your mileage from week to week to drastically.  And currently I’m at around 13 miles and last week I ended with around 15 miles.  Considering I still have at least 2 running days left in the week, I’m content to be restricted by my schedule.  I don’t want to get another injury like my stress fracture this past summer.

So I believe that’s it for now, Until later TTFN.


I’ve Figured Out the Secret

So I’ve figured it out.  What, you ask?  Well, I’ve finally figured out why I’ve felt so *crappy* while running on the treadmill.  Since I’m running in place I concentrate too much on the time/mileage compared to when I run outside when I can just soak up the surroundings.  So my new rule on the treadmill is this: don’t look at the time/mileage. Simple enough right? Exactly, plus now I’m just honing my hard-core creeper skills as I watch people work out in the gym while I run.  I’ve decided that I’m going to try to get my creeper face to look like this: while I run.

I’m going to work on it and then get back to y’all.

Anywho, after my 3 meetings yesterday I managed to squeeze in some time to go for a quick swim.  I was very excited, mostly because I felt like I was having a FML type moment in my life, but also because I really love swimming.  Realistically, I don’t think I could ever really make it on the swim team here at school, but I just love swimming and it’s partially why I love triathlons; because I get to swim for the first part of the race. 🙂

Anywho, I only planned on doing a 500 yard swim, but once I got there and got in the pool I decided I definitely needed to go longer.  Partially because of the FML moments and partially because being in the water just seems so right to me.  I ended up doing 1000 yards like 6 minutes faster than I ever had before.  I think it had to do with the fact that I didn’t really let myself rest at all.  When I swim I feel like this;

All smooth and streamlined.  And in reality I probably look more like this:

But that’s just how I feel.  Bahaha anywho, I just thought I should let everyone know that because of swimming I’m madly in love with Michael Phelps.  True Life Fact: I have a future celebrity husband in every sport.  For swimming it is this lovely creature:

Anywho, I believe that that is enough of my ridiculous ramblings for now.  I will update everyone in the next post on how I stay on top of my busy schedule and how I work in my workouts and food.  So until then, TTFN.