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Sun, Aug. 28th, 2016, 10:56 pm
and like the rolling stone says...

and u cant always get what u want...

feel i got jipped due to my quiet demeanor.
feel sometimes ppl just underestimate my ability...
but not gonna dwell on it..

will be transferring to the closter store in october.
my decision, really..
just ended up feeling kinda "stuck" when it comes to where i am now..
grand opening day is october 19th...
but will start working there before hand
to help get the store together...
started to look forward to it...
its like the fort lee area almost...
known for its koreans...
also, my art teacher in whom i've known for YEArs..
lives close by, in Demarest..
she's not just an art teacher but i guess mentor too...
she helped me a lot when my life was at its lowest....
so, working in closter, i will be able to see her more often...
and yeah, she's korean too...

anyways, every sunday morning i ride my bike to paramus.
so, its a 16.4 mile bike ride round trip.
today, when biking home, i stopped at teaneck.
parked my bike there and ran 5 miles (uphill run)

yeah, my 4 mile garret mountain race is on the 10th..
this is my last week of being able to train hard...
as next week, i am going to take training light and easy..
it will be my first uphill run type of race and its 4 miles...
so different than my previous races..
i dont expect to beat a PR, but hoping i can
at least get a 9 pace type of run...

AND OH, my workplace participates in greentrek.
its like, u record your daily exercise activity, eating healthy and what not..
i got in second place the last time...
i won a 50$ wfm gift card, yeah...
just trying to get into first place this second time around...
but its not as if i am putting more of my effort into it.. .
i'm just doing what i normally do...
so, we'll see...

just looking forwards to my next race actually..

Thu, Aug. 25th, 2016, 06:42 pm
And my interview is tomorrow...

10:50am...

bring it on, i feel prepared...
just gotta think of it like exercise.
u only get stronger by trying something
u never done before, moving a way from your comfort zone.

Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2016, 08:57 pm
Grit cardio + 8 mile run...

yeah, felt like a perfect work out...

feel like BEFORE..
i would go for my run first and than attend cardio class. but i think with the distance of my runs getting longer, its better to take the class first. Afterwards, i drove to saddle river park where i did my running. I finished around 8pm where there was just some sunlight still... but with the days getting shorter, i feel doing such a combination will no longer be possible cuz eventually its going to be DARK by 5pm. Makes a sad face. yeah, I've enjoyed this summer when it comes to working out. feel with the onset of fall and winter, my routine is going to have to change. and the changes thats going to take place with my job... i dont know how thats going to affect things. guess i'm feeling apprehensive these days with the upcoming thoughts of new changes taking place for me...

anyways, i wanna run 8 miles.. 2 additional times and then i wanna increase my mileage to 10 miles..

thinking i need to take a rest from running tho for a short while cuz of my leg. my leg starting to feel tight, particularly my hamstring. in the past, ive had it so painful before to the point i got concerned and saw a dr about it... now that i feel i know what my issue is.. feel i just need to rest it. feel its my uphill runs that have caused me to have a tight hamstring..

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2016, 11:52 pm
I Love It Lyrics - Icona Pop

track played in bodycombat during the core workout in the end... sometimes i feel its the music that helps u get thru it all..

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2016, 11:44 pm
Strict upright rows..

and i just wanna add...
i think thats kinda like a FUCKing hard move to do with 40 lbs.
strict up right rows i feel are more difficult than the clean and press...
cuz i feel i can clean and press with a heavier weight...
but with the strict upright row...
just plain DIFFICULt with a heavy bar...

guess i need to get stronger in that area...

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2016, 11:39 pm
Getting stronger, faster...

OKAY, so i dropped some weight in grit strength class tonight.
couldnt help it. accumulation of things maybe...
maybe not enough food intake or something in me...
also, ended up feeling tension in my right leg..
hamstring issues, i feel..
had the issue before awhile back..
it feeling tight/feeling a pinched type of feeling
behind the back of my knee/leg

NONE the less, i feel i'm getting stronger still...
the 2 minute challenge at the end...
or however long it was..
i started on my 8th round..
the challenge being 1 squat then 1 squat jump
1 squat and than 2 squat jumps, etc, etc..
while holding a plate underneath our chin..
and damn, i ended up my last round starting on my 8th round...
highest i ever experienced really...
feel i jump just a little higher too...

and before gym class..
ran 5 miles in teaneck.
a new route that was shown to me...
its route that has uphills...
and i did the run in 47 minutes..
DAMn, good time for me i feel..
cuz my first time running that route it took me an hour...
so, i am improving, getting faster with my uphill runs...

my garret mountain race...
i'm not looking to break a PR..
just cuz thats a 4 mile race and its an uphill run...
but my goal is to get in the 35 minute range...

but since i feel i am getting stronger/faster with my runs...
i'm looking to break a PR in an October race i wanna participate in..

Sat, Aug. 20th, 2016, 11:23 pm
listening to my own body...

Ended up wolfing down a TON of carbs today.
2 bowls of pasta, 2 rolls, bagels and some dumplings


yeah, with my bike ride that was nearly 60 miles yesterday.. and the day before that i ran 8 miles.. i feel my body just craved carbs SO BAD today. even after my bike ride last night.. i had been hungry and went out and bought an already cooked rotisserie chicken... almost wolfed the whole thing down.. ate the 2 legs and 2 wings and half of the middle part. Ended up finishing the rest in the morning. but even then i remember i didnt feel satisfied enough after eating almost the whole chicken.. but i had been so tired that night.. i just ended up going straight to sleep..

when it comes to diet, i tend not to listen to others. i mean, the top two things i make sure i get plenty of... is protein and i drink plenty of water... but as for carbs... no, i dont listen to what others say about having to incorporate such a thing in my diet. But when it comes to my diet, its mostly.. thru fat is where i get my energy from like eggs, bacon, cheese, pumpkin seeds, full fat greek yogurt, flax oil, fish, etc... its not thru carbs...

but omg, just CRAVEd carbs today..
yeah, while i tend not to listen to others..
i DO listen to my own body more..
and yeah, i finally feel satisfied...

back to my regular programming tho tomorrow..

Fri, Aug. 19th, 2016, 10:42 pm
Coney Island and back...

YUP, i rode my bike to Coney Island today...
Over 50 miles..

first time riding my bike
over the Brooklyn Bridge.
like omg, so many ppl walking/biking/running on that bridge. its not even that wide for pedestrians. so, u cant really ride fast but u need to be cautious..

got lost a long the way too..
like MEga lost...
embarrassed to admit it..
but i left my home at 9:30 am.
got back home at 9:10pm..

yeah, i'm gonna sleep like a baby tonight..

Wed, Aug. 17th, 2016, 11:09 pm
i love doing pushups...

i just feel that i am good at it, thats all..

i know there are a variety of push ups out there..
so yeah, i prolly should try and develop myself when it comes to the more challenging types...

but in grit strength tonight..
loved the segment where we had to do like 2 small push ups at the bottom and than one full one. it just occurred to me this evening.. that what i could do instead... is do, the two small push ups at the bottom and than one full one... doing like a plyo push up with a clap... like, i feel u dont have to fully listen to what the instructor tells u to do all the time.. but u can do your own thing sometimes... i THINk...

Wed, Aug. 17th, 2016, 10:44 pm
my job update...

Well, i got a phone call today that i got accepted for the closter store. i feel i was put in an awkward situation that i had to tell them that i want to keep their offer open... but that i had applied for the ATL position in Paramus. a position i want more. despite my weakness of being on the quiet side.. i still feel i have a good chance of getting it... just because i am knowledgable, i've been with the store since it opened. i just know how the grocery department operates. i just need to learn how to be more outspoken, thats all. my interview for that position is next week... after the interview, i have to let the ppl know where i stand with the closter store..

i knew about the closter store for a few years now. and when i heard there was going to be a wholefoods that was gonna be built there.. i had gotten excited. closter, its known for a lot of koreans actually... and i've had my eye on wanting to be a part of that store and community. i'm familiar with closter. i use to live and work there.. working in a small coffee shop there years back. the only reason why i had started working at wholefoods is cuz the coffee shop was going out of buisness.. so i had to look for another job.

but the thing is now, i feel i created a life surrounding the paramus store. after work, i go to saddle river park... and i go running. sometimes i can travel to garret mountain and i can still be back at the gym on time. but the thing with the closter store.. its just FUrTher away from the park. FUrther away from the gym locations i like to go to. so yeah... honestly, i just want to stay in paramus..

the thing with the ATL position, is that i may have different hours. i currently work in the morning. overnight during change over week tho.. but basically, i have the morning shift. but still... that may affect things... but still, i want the ATL position more. it would be a move up for me. i'll get paid more. and a part of me is gaining more confidence that i will get it.. as i went and talked to all the TL's in the other departments.. they were like.. excited for me.. telling me, i just need to learn how to be more vocal, but that i am a hard worker.. and that i know the ins and outs of the department. even when i talked to all my team members in my department, i didnt receive any negative vibes from them... so yeah, just feel like i have a good chance on getting it. its just a matter of going in the interview with confidence...

nervous yet looking forward to next week..

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