Monday, August 24, 2009

active weekend

i had a really active weekend! on friday morning i ran 8 miles (as i mentioned before) and then rode my bike to the convention centre. WOW did my legs and butt hurt ALL DAY and not from bum pain - just from random, pushing-yourself hard, muscle soreness. i made the mistake of wearing flat sandals with no support. my feet were killing me AND they were freezing. i have a tendency to get *too cold* anywhere that there is air conditioning - like work, the movies, the dairy section in the supermarket. and my feet turn in to giant blocks of ice. there is no other way to describe it. i was at the show until about 7, then rode home.

the next day (and yes, i did go out on friday night ... maybe not the best idea but a fun idea) i went swimming before riding back to the show for 12. i was there until 7pm and it was a MADHOUSE of crazy fitness people. our main author was there talking and signing books which contributed to the madness. it was nice to see people relating to her - she really is an inspirational person. i did wear better shoes so it wasn't as bad as friday but it was twice as busy and i didn't stop moving or talking to people the whole time.

the next day ... i convinced my bf to go running with me. he wants to get in shape (he is already thin but wants to be healthier) too and last week he went running twice on this high-school track by his apartment. he did 5 laps each time (1.25 miles) which i think is out of control for a beginner. when i started i could barely run for a minute! anyHOO, he did 6 laps (1.5 miles) then went home and i went off track (i think the track is BORING) to complete 4 miles. my legs were pretty stiff but they felt a bit loser than before so i think running was smart.

i am supposed to run today but since i don't run two days in a row anymore AND since i did activity on thursday, friday, saturday and sunday (phew!) i am going to take a rest day and by rest i mean do the jillian michaels 30-day shred video. i actually just ordered it today off amazon (along with book 8 and 9 (pre-order) of the sookie stackhouse books) hehe. i think it's a great workout (in general) and especially when you are short on time but want to do something.

that's all i have to say today. peace to the out.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

When BF started running he was the exact same way! He could go forever!! It was awesome but frustrating for me! I still suck at running (even though I can spin for an hour straight!)

Lex said...

That is awesome that your BF is getting out there and running but seriously - how do they do it? Somehow it seems a lot of guys (boyfriends in particular lol) can just do the unthinkable and outdo it on the first/2nd tries!

Fatinah said...

holy noodle chicklet - you're on fire!!

Mary Sailors said...

I LOVE the 30 day shred!! It is such a good short workout that will kick butt! Good for you and for your BF!

Jaime (Embracing Balance) said...

I just bought books 7 & 8 on Saturday. hehe. I didn't even know they existed until someone corrected me on my own Facebook. Waiting til book 9 comes out in paperback though.

fittingbackin said...

Good for you guys!! Hope you love the 30-day shred. Sookie stackhouse books?! What is that? Must google....

tashintraining said...

Just getting caught up with your blog. The resort you went to in Punta Cana was the same one I went to for my honeymoon!