After yesterday I am quickly realizing that I rely to much on to do lists and time schedules. So I guess it’s a good thing part of this week’s SOA is just to have goals instead of a list of things to do!
- I will run 1 mile (whether outside in the morning, with the dog, or at the gym).
- I will enjoy hanging out with my friend regardless of food consumed.
- I will not focus on the extremely lengthy list of things to get done within the next week.
- I will not think twice about how I could be spending my time elsewhere instead of with my friend.
- I will not, under any circumstances, criticize myself for the time and effort I put in working out today.
How’d I do?
- RWRunStreak Day 37 (Day 9) — 1.01 miles @ 13:30 minutes
- Stationary bike level 3 rolling hills course — 7.13 miles @ 30 minutes
- Rowing, resistance level 3 — 0.55 miles @ 5 minutes
- Treadmill to stretch legs — 0.51 miles @ 6 minutes
- Had a blast hanging with my friend, walked 4 miles around the mall, consumed only a froyo (which was delicious!), and was almost entirely focused on just hanging out and having fun. Conversation did focus on working out some, but when you have personal trainers as friends and both of ya’ll are losing weight, well, it’s bound to happen.
I left my house at 9, got back at 1 after hanging with a friend, turned right back around at 2 to go volunteer at Temple, and then at 5 went to the gym straight from Temple. Got home at 7. While I was at the gym I felt my eyes closing because of how tired I was. It’s not the “I didn’t sleep, I’m stressed out” type of tired. It’s more along the lines of how productive I’ve been just getting out and being active type of tired. It’s the tired that I looked forward to feeling at the end of a long work week — because I would know how productive I had been and how much I had accomplished. I miss that tired. And I’m glad it’s returning because it makes me feel better.
There is a lot of in-transition things going on with me right now that I wouldn’t have imagined would all happen at once, but that seems to be the case. A lot of it is social and fitness related, I’m glad I am able to hang out with this new friend (met through a 10K back in February but he hasn’t been available until now really to hang) and it looks like I’ll be able to cross “learn tennis” off of my lengthy long-term goals. He’s looking for a tennis partner and I’ve wanted to learn, so why not?
So it’s definitely a change of scenery around here, and it’s for the better. Get me out and about more instead of in front of the computer all day.
Oh! And me and my stick and foam roller are going to be close friends tonight…my legs are SORE!