Today's Lesson: Make sure your ipod is charged and turned off before you go to bed.
You can probably guess what happened when I went to go walking at lunch. Yup, my ipod was out of juice. Bah. I heart my little Nano. I recommend it to everyone. It's small. It has a clip. It has radio. Most importantly, it has a pedometer. It's awesome. However, there is no "off" button. It has a sleep mode. I have not had any problems until today.
Immediately I thought Great, now is a good time to go to Starbucks. It was supposed to be an off day anyway (Bible Study got pushed to Friday). I told myself NO. You have a marathon in 31 days. You need to get off your butt and walk. I was scared though. One hour with just me and my brain. There is no telling what would happen.
The first thing that hit me was that yesterday was beautiful, but I was really hot walking in jeans. Today I wore a skirt with my fake uggs....I realized only too late that I had not shaved since Friday so I got a little nervous that if my legs rubbed together I would start a fire. Mental note - shave tomorrow please.
I started off figuring it was a good time to chat with God. I have my morning prayers before I get ready in the morning, but I thought this was a good time to go a little deeper. That lasted about twenty minutes. I still had forty to kill.
I started to mentally plan out my next month...31 days until the Marathon. Will I have enough training time? I really need to get back to a couple 8 mile days during the week. I immediately picked Thursday this week. And then I thought maybe not. I'm going away this weekend and I need to pack and get some laundry done before I go. So now I'm questioning myself. Do I really need to do that? Am I just making excuses? This is what I was worried about. would the fat angel get into my brain if I didn't have distractions?
I did a load of laundry tonight so now maybe I can walk tomorrow night too and not feel bad :-)
Friday I am going out to lunch and then heading down to the beach after dinner. No time to walk then. Bah. But, saturday is wide open. I am getting a 10 mile day out of it if it kills me. Sundays are usually my day off, but I have to do some walking. Maybe only 5, but that's good. I have no plans next weekend so that will be my next trial run. I should also pack for the Outerbanks that weekend. Okay, I feel better about my plans now.
So then my brain stayed on the Outerbanks. What do I need to pack? Clothes? Books? Yarn? Movies? Bathing suit (hot tub..I'm not crazy enough to go in the Ocean)? Laptop? Sneakers? I really hope the weather is nice. I plan on walking a LOT.
We have a "Sunrise" club. That's right, on my vacation I am leaping out of bed before 6am to get everyone up and ready for the sunrise over the ocean. :-) It's my favorite part of the day. I always say I will take a nap later, but I never do. Usually I run down to the beach immediately after it rises to get even more pictures. This will be a good time to get used to walking at 7am. So the plan is to walk for at least 5 miles after each sunrise. Then I can shower and then I can nap. WOO WOO.
The ride down and back is always a long long drive. It's generally an all day affair. It's hard to get in a workout that day except when we get to unload the car. Carrying all of the bags up the steps is just plain sucky. The first time I did it was when I had just started the South Beach. I was not in the best shape. It did get easier each year. This year I say BRING IT ON! I am planning on doing the steps for 5-10 minutes every now and then. Well that's the plan anyway.
So the Outerbanks got me through the rest of the hour. I am proud to tell you that even without my music I kept up my pace. I thought for sure it would drop off because I didn't have the music to push me. And on that note I am going to go charge my ipod for tomorrow. Sleep well my friends.
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