Wednesday, April 28, 2010

OWS -

The first time I saw that I was like, "What the heck is OWS?" Open water swim. Yehaw. Tonight is supposed to be my first one of the season. I'm doing this instead of track practice tonight. Is it wrong that I'd rather run?? Getting into open water is a necessity however, and the sooner I do it, the better prepared I will be for my first event...on May 16th. Crap-o-la it's coming up quick!

I didn't run Monday afternoon, instead I listened to the Critter Ridders (not kidding) tell me how they were going to drain my bank account and make the squirrels move out of the attic. You should see what they've done with the place, very classy nests everywhere. It's the creme de la creme of squirrel flats! Anyhow, after that conversation I chose to eat and get back to work. I didn't run at night either, it was 90 degrees. Which is hot for here...for now...like the quarry is cold....for here...for now. Excuses. I know.

I ran Tuesday morning and had my session with Trainer at the gym that afternoon. Not my best session, not my worst.

Lunch today was a treat as I got to see Yoga Zen Babe and Little Zen, he's so adorable. I ask him, "Can I have a hug?" and he say, "Yes!" And then he runs into my arms and I scoop him up and he just hangs on me and I can feel the love. It's the best. At lunch I was telling YZB how I'm just cranky this week. I have no idea why. I don't like it. It's not me. It started with that bad ride, but COME ON..I'm so over it. In fact today we were cracking up at my outbursts on the ride. Weather change? Hmmm...need to figure it out and as Soul Mate would say, "Squash it!" Yes, need to squash the negativity, focus and have FUN with this training.

Anyone have any "feel good" tips? Any special way that you focus in on the positive? Anyway to face the fear in a "Eff yeah baby!" kind of way instead of my usual "Oh sh*t!" response?

5 comments:

Marta said...

Well, hell, I wasn't too successful at pulling myself out until the dang dark clouds moved out on their own eventually, but I do love me some Rob Brezsny. He never fails to make me feel the tiniest bit better...
http://www.freewillastrology.com/home.shtml

Feel better soon, sunshine! Sorry about OWS, but you can do it!

yzb said...

My great "get-out-of-funk" tip is to throw a total tantrum. Jump up and down, stomp your feet, pull your hair, whine and cry like a 2 year-old. After a few minutes you'll feel totally ridiculous, and SO MUCH BETTER.

Note: It is best to do this in private. Or at least not at work or the grocery store. Though it might be fun at the grocery store.

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

OWS?? You are brave....

Sexy Hippy said...

Hmmm, my favorite thing is to do when I'm fighting the blues is to nuzzle one (or both) of my girls right in the crook of their necks (if they let me) and inhale the wonderful aroma. Reminds me I'm home and I feel safe.

The other thing I do is bitch on my blog. Ha!

The Sports Mama said...

The best "feel good" tip I could give you is a reminder that you are fortunate NOT to be parenting my particular teenager. :)