Friday, February 1, 2013

Am I a Control Freak??

I have great news! I've been doing awesome with my mini-goals. Even though it's only been a couple days! haha. Here is what my week as looked like:

Wednesday: Zumba + 20 minute arm workout + 40 minutes of yoga
Thursday: 20 minute leg workout + 5 mile run
Friday: 15 minute ab workout + 5 mile run

And I've even been taking my vitamin. I do need to step up the veggies, just a bit.

In an effort to do this, not just for me but for my daughter too, I snuck a bunch of baby spinach into our post-workout smoothie yesterday. She didn't even notice:-)

I like to top mine with a bit of cereal. This Bear Naked cereal is amazing. Clusters rock.
I took a picture of the contraption I was confused about in my last post. I think it's a back extension.
Man oh man do I feel the burn in my lower back.

Something that I have been randomly thinking about this morning....I think most runners have to have a Type A personality. Don't you?

This thought was brought about because I had to push my run back today. It's not that this pisses me off, because it doesn't. As most of you know I run during my workday. I'm fortunate enough to have
supportive coworkers and bosses who allow be this luxury. But it is that, a luxury.

But it still drives me a little crazy. I plan out my day perfectly. I wake up at 4:30, eat breakfast around 5:00, get my last cup of coffee and a snack at 9:00, which makes it ideal for me to run between 10:30-11:00. It's late enough where my snack has digested but early enough to where I'm not starving.

When this gets disrupted I don't know what the hell to do? It's noon and I'm starving but I don't want to eat my lunch because it'll be too much in my stomach to run. I don't want to snack because then I'll
ruin my lunch (Plus, I'm part Jewish and I hate paying for snacks when I brought a perfectly good lunch to eat).

Serious problems. I know. I sound like a bitchy brat.

Just think about it though. Most runners plan each and every thingthey eat around their daily run, they look up the weather day after day to plan where and when to run, they track miles, the meticulously
fill planners with races and training schedules they follow plans to the T .....and they tend to get crazy when they don't workout.

I don't think I was ever like this before there was running. Perhaps running has actually turned me into a control freak.

On a random note. My new air freshener is the best thing ever!! Who doesn't want to smell cupcakes every time they get in their car?

Yankee Candle Vanilla Icing.


  1. We all have our things that get to us! That air freshener looks wonderful!

    1. I guess! It is just with certain things. I was discussing this with my boyfriend and while I love to have my things planned to the T, I don't really care what others are doing. haha. Guess I have some balance.

      It is wonderful, not to strong though:-\

  2. Hello! New to your blog and lovin' it. Interesting though about runners and Type A personalities. With running and certain things in life I tend to be very Type A, BUT I have also found that runners have a very good perspective on life. This perspective tends to be very laid back (do what is best for you, even if it means giving up other things, etc.). I think we get it from all of our long, lonely hours of running that leave us to ponder questions of the world. Ha, I don't know.

    1. Hey Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

      I totally agree with you! Our running allows us to be so relaxed:-)