Sore af

After the gym yesterday.

We did some light cardio, but we mostly go to lift weights. I worked my arms and thighs hard, and oooooooh my goodness…OUCH. Lol

I’m happy to report that I’m actually improving. I was able to do more reps on the bench this time. Woot!!

My running has improved as well. My endurance has increased, and I’ve gotten faster. Seeing these results is the best motivation.

Tonight will have to be just cardio though, because like I said…ouch.

3 miles yesterday.

4.85 today.

Not a bad start to the week. I should take my old running shoes to the office and leave them there. I could squeeze in a couple of miles during the lunch hour.

I’m hoping to find some good hiking this weekend. I don’t want to fall behind just because we’re on a mini vacation.

running

is always the answer to relieving my stress & anxiety. I always feel so much better about myself and about life afterward. There is no drug that can provide this same feeling. 

I did 5k tonight. I think I want to do the 10k Go STL (Halloween) race in October. I have some work to do in order to pull that off, but I love having goals so yay. 

Two years ago I ran the October half-marathon. I’d love to do it again, but I just don’t think my knee can handle it. 

friday five: may day edition

  • Happy May!
  • Better yet: happy Friday!!
  • I’ve been more active this week. I went on two longish walks. I’m going to restart 30 Day Shred tonight, I think. That’s the plan anyway. Hopefully my joints will cooperate. 
  • Dave and I were playing around with that how old do I look app/site thingy this morning, and it most consistently said I look 26. Fuck yes.
  • I’ve seen a lot of posts here lately that remind me why I turned the anon messaging feature off. People are fucking dick bags. 

accountability

Workout log:

Fri 7/25 — 30 Day Shred (Level 1)
Sat 7/26 — rest day
Sun 7/27 — 30 Day Shred (Level 2)
Mon 7/28 — JM Banish Fat Boost Metabolism
Tues 7/29 — Ran 3 miles/walked 1 mile
Wed 7/30 — 30 Day Shred (Level 1)
Thurs 7/31 — JM Yoga Meltdown
Fri 8/1 — rest day
Sat 8/2 — rest day
Sun 8/3 — 5 mile run (10:10/mile pace)
Mon 8/4 — 30 Day Shred (Level 1)

**Friday 8/1 wasn’t supposed to be a rest day, but that was a bad day, so oh well.   There was also too much drinking this weekend, but it was worth it. I had the best time.

Overall, I think I’m doing quite well. I have all kinds of workouts planned for this week. I’m going to step it up a notch. I’m going to try Shred (Level 3) for the first time. Yikes.

she will have her way

  1. The weather was beautiful today. I went for a four mile run/walk in the park. I want it to stay this way forever.
  2. The Parenthood marathon is ongoing. I’m almost done with season 1. Oh the tears. 
  3. I took a break from Netflix to go visit with Danielle. We watched Insidious 2. It was creepy.  Watching horror with her is hilarious. She hides under the blankets and whimpers. I don’t know why she tortures herself in this way.
  4. I’m working on a budget. I hate it, but it’s necessary.
  5. I’m also figuring out an exercise schedule. 
  6. I’m not sure how I feel about TWD finale. I thought the last line was totally lame. 
  7. I have one day of vacation left. I’ve really enjoyed my time off. I needed this break.

bullets

  • My trainer kicked my ass yesterday.  I had a guy come up to me afterward to tell me he had been watching, and was impressed that I made it through, since he didn’t think he could have. He was in really good shape, so that was a nice compliment. In case you were wondering, jumping rope is super hard.  I used to do it all the time as a kid. Now…it’s not pretty.  Holy fuck. 
  • Tomorrow is chemo #3. I’m dreading it.
  • I had my third fill today.  Everything is looking really good, and even though I’m sore right now, I like the results. The nurse said I will likely have my exchange surgery in May.  I’m way excited.
  • I had a good day yesterday, and an even better night.  I got to hang out with my awesome boyfriend.  We had dinner, and then watched The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.  That show is really funny.
  • I want season 2 of The Most Popular Girls in School to start.
  • The new Tegan & Sara album is pretty good. It’s no So Jealous, but what is?  I’m excited for the concert in March.  I’ve been listening to them a lot lately, and rediscovering old songs.  I love that.  I cannot listen to So Jealous without being reminded of studying for the bar exam.  I listened to it on repeat when I drove to Jefferson City to sit for the exam. It’s weird to think that was over six years ago.
  • My range of motion is almost back to what it was pre-surgery.  This makes me very happy.  I still have a difficult time opening jars and bottles, but I’m pleased with my overall progress.
  • Why are cherry sours so good?  I cannot buy more of these. They are addicting.
  • I’m planning to spend the weekend in my comfy bed, watching movies, and eating all the things (because steroids are evil).  I have a crap ton of horror movies in my Netflix instant queue, so I guess I will start there.
  • I AM SO TIRED. I need to start going to bed earlier.
  • This post is boring. Peace out.