Here’s how life is right now:
Today my dad is getting his third round of intense radiation for stage 4 lung cancer. My dog is up and moving around and she’s making me smile. Grad school is killing me slowly. Work is taking a lot out of me but I still love it. My place is a wreck but I’m desperately trying to put it back together. Dreamboat is in his own little world half the time, and the other half the time I think I have his attention. And I’m back at the gym in the mornings before work.
And I’m exhausted. All. The. Time.
It’s been hard trying to get back in the habit of getting up early enough to work out in the morning, but I know that once I am back in that things will be great. I’m resetting my alarms to wake up at 4:45 so I can actually get up at 5am. Right now it’s not happening. At all. Doesn’t help that Dreamboat is nice and warm and cuddly in bed too. 🙂
THINK ABOUT THE SWIMSUITS JAMIE! THINK ABOUT THE SWIMSUITS!
I started back at the gym and back at working out June 1 but was so focused on what was going on I never got it up on the blog. If you were following the Facebook page, you’d have seen that I started a Plank/Wall Squat challenge this month as well My legs are SORE yo. But in a good way. My goal is to get myself comfortable running again before the August marathon training kicks in.
That’s right. I’ve decided I’m going to go for it. With or without a running partner. It’s about ME more than anything else. One and done for the full, and sticking with the half otherwise. (Pray for me)
Anyway, my focus for this month will be conditioning. Since I basically lost two-ish months thanks to the Topamax (yay fewer migraines!) I am back at the start. So June will be focused on getting that progress back. Running every day, even if it’s just a mile, and doing some conditioning style cardio work or weight training on the shorter run days. I did calendars to include a pretty basic half marathon training plan but then I got my fat ass on a treadmill and went “well, then….” and figured that’s just not gonna happen. So I’ll stick to it the best I can and we’ll see how things go.
I need to stretch more so I’m trying to stretch a little before I get out of bed. I REALLY need to stretch my legs – especially my calves and quads. With my crazy routine though, it’s really hard to find time to fit it in. I’m all ears for some suggestions. Maybe leg stretches while I eat dinner on the floor before I start studying? who knows…
I weighed in at 204! That’s getting closer to the 200 lb goal for this month!! I’m hoping I still can make it. Granted we are only 5 days into it, but I am really going to try hard to make it this time. I haven’t seen under 200 lbs in a long time and it’d be nice to see it again. We leave for Italy on the 16th, a family trip with my parents (who as of right now are still going) but it would be nice to see weight loss progress even on vacation. I plan on running and doing classwork while there, hopefully, I can stick to the healthy eating while still enjoying the food there.
Let’s see, what else…. I think that’s really all there is to catch up on. In other news, Hocus got over her vertigo and was put on an additional pain med and that’s helped her some so she’s moving a little better now. She’s stable right now. Dad is doing okay with radiation, but we’ll know more next month. He has two more rounds of it and then another scan in July to see if any of it helped. The cancer is growing fast so hopefully, we can do something to slow it down a little. Uh….so yeah. Things are insane but stable.
Here is my plank/wall squats challenge if you want to jump in and join! 🙂