Sunday, November 23, 2008

I miss my yoga...

and my pilates...and I am going to bite the bullet and do it here this week.

It does reverse age, well maybe not YEARS, but your body will look younger I promise...

OK OK...

Today was the longest day EVER. It really was, and I cannot figure it out.

The Collective were up at 6am. That did not help.

They spent the morning playing, and arguing. Whatever, I am done at this point. I do not recall that sort of drama at that age, but my Sister was 7 years my senior, and I was 4 years older than my brother...so I am sure that helped. We all thought the other was sooo uninteresting that we did not spend much time together at all.

So breakfast, and than church. It was a communion today, and that refreshed me...We have found a church, near the house, that we can agree on, however, I will say it does not excite me, like our last church...not that it is the churches job to excite me, or my spirit....but attending a church you LOVE, and worshipping as you love too, well it makes it difficult to transition. I am trying to be patient, and figure things out at the new church. We did sing a lot of wonderful songs, and I really enjoyed that part of the service. I loved the Pastors message. It is a continuation of our last Pastors message...Romans 8:15.

After church service PN, was sooooo exhausted she fell to pieces in the car. Why? Because she was tired. the girl needs sleep. However, she avoids it like the plague. She will sleep, but SR is so loud in the morning, we all wake. He requires very little sleep, and always has.

PN performs better with 12 hours of sleep, but also would benefit from a SERIOUS nap around lunch. Today her lack of sleep showed itself, and she was like an alley cat, moaning, and fussing, and crying. It was ridiculous. I made her come home, and climb into my bed (I figured no toys, dark...quiet), and she climbed out, and refused to lie down. There was no arguing with her either....and I cannot really MAKE her nap.

So the rest of the day was a struggle for the 3 of us after that.

I made a big pot of chilli, and when DH got home, I thought a trip to the park down the street was in order. WE have no snow yet, and come January I will kick myself if I did not take advantage of getting out of doors. I am unsure what the temp was today, it is tolerable. (However I will tell you I had 2 fleeces, a stocking cap, and gortex (for sub zero temps), and gloves on...) DH laughs, as he meanders around with a fleece on. There were kids at the park with shorts on, sweatshirts, one tween girl took her shoes off to swing....no socks...

brrr...

And there is me with 3 coats on, a hat, and gloves, a turtle neck...

DH was teasing me when I complained about my legs being cold. I was discussing that I need flannel lined dungarees, or some long underwear....oh and a face mask. He said..."so let me get this, you just want a sub zero sleeping bag to walk around in."....

"YES, I actually think that would rule."

A subzero sleeping bag with little arms and legs....and holes for my eyes.

It is mind over matter...I know, I have seen monks at 30 below meditating and sweating, all while mainting a normal body temp.

We actually have a friend that runs 2 marathons a year, and does not train for them....he goes in cold for them. It freaks me out. When I ask him how he does it, he tells me, it is all in your mind.

MIND...a powerful thing, and I suppose he is right to a point.

5 comments:

TW said...

My secret is all-wool sweaters ... ones that fit, and are not baggy ... I am normally always cold but the sweater I have is like wearing a sauna.

I also have a face mask, they are actually very helpful.

And I have these tight-ish black exercise pants made out of this spongy synthetic material, that I wear under my regular jeans or pants.

My friends make fun of me too for needing so many layers ... what can I say, I do not like being cold ...

I hope this is helpful ...

LL said...

I have longjohn pants out the wazoo. I do not like a cold heinie.

Oh, and it's currently snowing and it looks like there's close to an inch on the firepit on my back porch. *sigh*

As for mind over matter crap, let me tell you, when your mind is cluttered with grocery lists and things that need to be done and work issues and bills that need to be paid and a stupid rental car that beeps at you every 8 seconds cuz the airbag light has a short and randomly turns on and off, finding a mind is a difficult thing!! I'm sure your mind is no less cluttered cuz you're a busy, busy woman!

Bou said...

You will look like that little boy from The Christmas Story. Tell DH that when you fall in the snow and roll like a turtle on your back, he's not allowed to laugh and he has to help you up. :)

I'm not getting the 2 marathons being all in your mind. There are not many people more driven or focused than I am, I did 16 miles on Saturday, and I was afraid a tendon was going to actually snap. I was glad when it was over because my hamstrings were so tight, I was seriously afraid something was going to tear and tendons no longer felt right.

It wasn't the pain... I can deal with a crap load of pain, it was that something felt like it was going to break... which is why you're only supposed to increase your mileage by 10% a week and I'm currently increasing my 15%, trying to make up for lost time.

Guard Wife said...

Um, I could comment on about every paragraph in your post, but the whole mind over matter thing for a marathon gets me...isn't that ridiculously hard on your heart??

I do believe in mind over matter, though...two unmedicated labors & deliveries will make a person a believer. LOL

Army Wife said...

The marathon guy, I have no idea how he does it, I ask him all of the time.

It has to be genetic....because running 1 mile, would make me feel like I was going to fall apart...

I can walk for days, with no problem....running 26 miles, would kill me.

When I ask him though he seriously says, "it is a mind thing"...

I figure tolerating cold should be mind over matter...

i mean if someone can run 26 miles, I should be able to deal with my legs feeling cold....