Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ok, this sucks!!!

First of all, Blogger finally went and did it. They forced me to switch to new blogger, aka, Blogger Beta. It's a quirky platform and I've never liked it but it wouldn't let me go to my dashboard without switching.

In other wierd news, I dreamed last night that I was sick and had a terrible sore throat. I remember thinking in my dream that I was going to call in to work and that it was going to be a hassle trying to get someone to cover for me since I was on call today. And I remember from the dream re-setting my alarm clock to 5:45 which is the time I needed to get the first kiddo up to get ready for school. Well, turns out THAT part was real and I didn't get up at 4 to go running. And now that I'm on call, I don't see how I'm gonna fit a run in this evening. Wifeypoo is doing something at church tonight so I'm home with the munchkins doing homework, dinner, baths, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.,

By the way, would someone please remind me of what my focus is supposed to be right now and of the #1 thing that will improve my running? Please!!! Please!!! Remind me that losing weight is my focus right now. Not speedwork, not tempo runs, not hill work, not anything else but losing weight. That being the case, why would I opt for a short(er) interval workout that burns 885 calories over a 5-6 mile, easy run that burns well over 1100 calories? On the other hand, it's just an extra 200 calories to do the long(er) run and I could adjust my intake to make up for that. And the speedwork does add some much needed variety to my schedule which can only help me to enjoy myself more and therefore run more and therefore continue to burn calories. Think I'll stick with plan A. I'm such a dork!!!

10 comments:

J~Mom said...

You are cracking me up! Sounds like you got your run all figured out already.

Have fun with the etc, etc, etc. tonight. I know all about how that goes.

Humble Runner said...

Blogger tricked ya! I thought the same thing as you. Its too late, but at the top right you could have selected "Start a blog with OLD Blogger". When I clicked it, I went straight to my dashboard. I'm safe for a lil' longer.

TX Runner Girl said...

Damn blogger! I had to do the same thing last week. When I blog from work (ummm...yeah, I know I shouldn't), I don't get the buttons to bold, add links, pictures, etc. I hate it!!! Wish I would have know Bill's secret.

JustJunebug said...

I have no clue what y'all are talking about. They must have done something at a time when I wasnt trying to get on blogger.

Thank goodness.

Mike said...

it's ok... i swear i switched a few months ago when i saw blogger going that way.

it's not as scary to switch as you think.

Tough call on the running to lose weight vs tempo etc,etc,etc...

But in a zen kinda beta blogger mode...look at the change in running patterns that are due to the weight you have lost...as you continue to shock your body a little differently the results may increase.

thanks for the inspiration!!!

jamoosh said...

I fyou lose weight your running will get better...

Focus young padawan, focus!

Pat said...

Hey, maybe the primary goal is to just enjoy your running. Of course, losing weight is nice too.

pat
Arizona, USA

RedDaisy said...

My experience...I focused and I am still focusing on the running and the weight is just melting off. Not really melting...but is coming off without me trying really hard.

Devin said...

I made the switch a few months back, I just have not updated the template so I don't lose all my customized stuff.

Anonymous said...

Im doing the same thing...running to try to lose weight. But running isnt the only thing you need to do. I also do strength and condition (weightroom) because it continues to burn up energy even after your workout is over. Running only goes so far and then your body plateaus. The Strength and condition of weights (legs, arms, stomach) will go more to get those unwanted pounds off