THE Jog Blog – 10


Dear PMS,

Jogging is going to kick your butt today, so please exit quietly and no one will get hurt.

Score: Tina – 1, PMS – 0

Dear PMS,

We will never be friends…

Dear Cupcakes,

I love you…so much…Thank you for always understanding my needs, listening to me and being there for me. You are soft and sweet and fill me with such love. You are my one and only friend. I love how you love me just the way I am.

Your BFF,


PS. Please quit hanging out with my butt, thanks.

Score: Tina – 1, PMS – 2

Dear PMS,

Thanks for the chaos, see you in a month…(sigh)

December 9, 2010 – CROSS TRAIN

I saw Benita Basra at Ocean Wellness yesterday. My hips were definitely out so I’m feeling better today after she gave me an adjustment. I focused on exercises that Jody from Leapfit gave me to strengthen the muscles to keep my hips in place. Both of these women are instrumental in helping me complete my goal. I am very grateful to them.

I feel really good today. STRONG. HAPPY. FOCUSED. DRIVEN. Fabulous words aren’t they?

December 10, 2010 – 6K JOG WITH HILLS

It was raining so I was soaking wet when I was done but glad I did it. I passed an elderly man who shook his cane at me and said,

“You’re doing a good job, keep going!”

It made me laugh, and keep going.

December 11, 2010 – REST

I’m glad it’s a rest day, I feel tired.

December 12, 2010 – 12K JOG

I am sitting here watching a program on a Cobra swallowing his prey whole…

I am not resembling a cobra today, or a gazelle or a tiger…no, I am more like a koala bear, a slug or sloth…a sedentary animal.

Ok, here come the excuses:

  • Insomnia for most of the night
  • Low energy
  • Early morning
  • My students recital (oh yes, let’s blame them shall we)
  • Didn’t eat well
  • PMS symptoms
  • High stress

And now the truth…I just didn’t feel like it…. I do want the effects that jogging gives me, but I don’t feel like putting in the work…I’ve resolved in knowing it’s not going to happen today. I am not a late afternoon or evening jogger…I am a morning jogger, and it’s long past morning now…

I am not impressed with myself right now…I’ll be honest…Tina, the coach is really ticked off with Tina the athlete. Tina the kid is scared this pattern will continue, Tina the adult is making the decision right now…and Tina the PMS-ing woman is reaching for the cupcakes and saying screw it…

December 13, 2010 – 12K JOG TO MAKE UP FOR YESTERDAY

I think I indulged a little too much last night (2 ½ glasses of wine versus one glass) with my dear friend. Add PMS and you have one unmotivated, lazy, tired and cranky woman.

December 14, 2010 – 12K JOG TO MAKE UP FOR MISSING, AGAIN!

I woke up and realized it’s not the physical workout that I’m avoiding, it’s the long distance by myself. I really don’t jog completely alone though, someone always says ‘hi’ to me, but they aren’t with me for mile after mile. That’s the tough part. Today I was ok, I’M PROUD OF MYSELF that I did it, because it’s a long time to be talking to yourself…

December 15, 2010 – CROSS TRAINING

It was another FUN cross training session. I love the music so I’m singing the entire time. I started the session with dancing in my underwear, and I ended the training with dancing in my underwear. I did sit ups, lunges, push ups, planks, and other various exercises to strengthen the muscles in my legs, arms and core…all, in my underwear. It’s FUN, what can I say…

I saw my friend and coach, Jody Kennett today. Once again she drew out of me, what I needed to hear. She was supportive, loving, strong, compassionate and extremely helpful. This world is a better place because of Jody Kennett.

I also saw my chiropractor, Benita, at Ocean Wellness. She straightens me out in another way. My hip was better today, a little out but not bad but my neck and upper back were out and that’s not due to running, that’s due to writing. If I’m not writing, I’m playing piano so I really need to be conscious of my posture…

Here’s what I know:

Exercising when you are PMSing isn’t fun. Exercising when you are stressed is hard. Exercising when you are super busy is challenging….yes, all true BUT if you can do it, you will feel better…despite my struggles this week, I ALWAYS FELT BETTER AFTER I WORKED OUT.

That’s the TRUTH I always come back to.

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