which means there are a gazillion more people at the gym. It also means there are a gazillion more girls with their hair down putting on some sort of fashion show. And, it means that I have to find new times to workout to avoid standing around waiting for anything.
All in all… it’s January 3.
I’m hoping this will last until (or sooner, preferably) mid- February and then it will be all mine again. All mine!
Sunday, after a semi- lame but perfect new years, I trucked it to the gym to begin the year off on a good foot. I got the idea from Heather to do intervals with the bike and rowing machine, which I haven’t been on in years. After elliptical-ing, I did 2 sets of 5 minutes on each. The main reason I had to stop is because I had already acquired four new lovely blisters on my delicate hands.
If you think I didn’t whine and bitch about them for the next 24 hours, you must not know me.
So, the whole rowing thing might be put on the shelf for awhile. Or maybe I’ll get tough and try it again, after I’ve rubbed my hands on a cold log for 5 hours.
Anyway… In other workout news, yesterday we went back to kickboxing…and holy shit was it packed. I mean, not nearly as good of a workout the first time we went, mainly because there wasn’t much room to do things to change it up. I’m not sure if it’s just not an amazing workout as I had pictured in my head or if I’m not working very hard, but the jury’s still out on whether or not this is something that feels like a worthwhile workout for me.
I’m still continuing to run my mile a day and trying to build back up my endurance, but it’s tough. I really feel like I went from 100 to 4 in a month, and it sucks. I’ve been doing this gazelle type elliptical at the gym that definitely works me…especially when I take my hands off the machine, but it just isn’t the same, and I cannot wait to get my special soles and hopefully feel like a speedster, or at least like a human who can run a few miles.
I had planned on signing up for the Frostbite 15k in a few weeks, but I think it might be a little ambitious to run 9 miles a week after I’m allowed to start. Any opinions?
What else is new in my life… hmm… welp, I’m trying to not eat carbs for a week just to see if I can do it, and mother f-er I cannot. I need carbs.
I feel very much like the poor man in the picture right now. All I can think about are the pretzel rods that I’d really like to dip in some sort of queso. Mexican. Yum.
But it’s not happening. At least, not until Friday. I’m not trying it for a full week… I am pretty sure 6 days is enough. Hey willpower, I’d love to see you around the next few days.
I didn’t really make any new New Years Resolutions this year. I mean…continue to eat healthy and exercise my body in a safe way (aaaaaaaaaand listen to the doctor and foam roll and don’t run until he says it’s okay).
Fave and I decided to try something new each month (I know what you’re thinking, dirty minded people)… like new date nights or something. One is to do a cooking class at some cute (and wine serving, obvi) place downtown, and another is to go to a movie (yes, that seems really lame but in the 3+ years I’ve known him, we’ve only been to two).
Do you have any good ideas? Something different and not overly extravagant?