Monday, April 21, 2008
So, not much to report, but at least typing here is getting me in the groove even more. It is all what I'm considering progress... I forgot to enter that last week I went to the gym and lifted weights, all upper body. I was so massively sore the next few days and it was a huge wake up call that I haven't done anything in so long. Ouch! I lifted then again yesterday and today feel just the right amount of soreness.
4/13 - ran almost 4 miles, pretty easy at an 8:55 pace
4/21 - lifted and did the stair machine for 15 minutes @ level 10 (not too hard but definitely not easy)
My goal for today is to run home, not all the way but partial. I plan to leave work, drop my crap off in Josh's car, then run to the bridge, take the bus across and go to the gym. I was organized last night and packed everything I would need for today so I have no excuse.
My goal for the next week or so is to determine what races I will do this summer. I'm thinking it is time to target the triathlon, but what distance, location, etc. will all have to be determined.
I am extremely bored at work, so it was awesome to track Jen in her Boston marathon today and it appears as she did an awesome job, breaking her record from last year by like ten minutes. Go Jen!!
(Because it is boring w/o pics I am adding some from pre- and post-run last week. I think you can figure out which is which.)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I did it! 5.68 miles at a 9:08 pace. I will admit that I walked a little toward the end where the uphill gets much steeper, but otherwise it wasn't that bad. The weather held up nicely and I got to enjoy that.
Today feeling sore and tired (margarita at a new restaurant about a block away), but going to the gym for upper body then on a hike later today. No clouds in the sky and the forecast says 70s...! Craziness in the Puget Sound.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Unreal that it has been so long since I've thought about or written here. As I mentioned to Maritza earlier tonight, I am deep in the recess of some large body of water and I can't reach the surface. I think after Chicago I dove straight in and thought I would bob right back up. Alas, I have not.
There is so much that can motivate you as an individual and lately, for physical activity, it has been nothing. Not even the superficial inspiration of svelte legs and glowier skin. Truth is, I've very much definitely noticed the physical and mental differences from when I was constantly active. I don't sleep as well anymore, I'm in a foul mood more, I feel sluggish more and I am overall much less interesting.
So I guess it is finally time to frog-kick myself up to the clean air, let it fill me up and get this shit going already.
(I will be reporting back next week to reveal the outcome.)