Remember that blog that I used to write? I pretty much stopped writing it because, well, I guess I felt like ‘who really cares what I have to say?’ I am not a professional runner or trainer by ANY stretch of the imagination, it is simply something that I enjoy and have a little bit of experience doing. Many of you have asked me to start writing again so I guess you are interested, and I truly appreciate that!
My plan is to try to give you one or two posts a month (maybe more). Some posts may not have anything to do with running or fitness and others will. Cool?
Let’s catch up!
The Fitness Front:
I changed gyms. It’s true and I am not thrilled about it believe me! I had been going to Lori and Sue’s gym for years but between some changes that they had to make and some that I had to make it was no longer convenient. I am not going to share the name of the gym that I am currently using because frankly, I am not crazy about it. I do however enjoy the ‘Bodypump’ classes that they offer and I love being able to workout with my buddy Nancy!
I had stopped running for a while because I was battling allergy induced asthma. I won the battle and am back on track!
How do you feel about layers? There is such a fine line to having the right amount that will keep you warm and not so many that you start to overheat. I think I was right on the money today! The temps were in the low 30’s so I went with a thick tech sweatshirt and running vest along with both a hat and gloves. I don’t really like wearing hats or gloves but some days require them. The rule of thumb is to dress as though it were ten degrees warmer than it is. I ran a little over two miles with zero breathing issues Yay!
I hope to enter a couple of races this year. I have not run a race in over a year and I sort of miss it. Just to be clear, the only person I am racing is myself!
As I mentioned above I have been taking ‘bodypump’ classes. If you are not familiar ‘bodypump’ is a weight lifting class set to music. Nope, not dancing around the room with weights on our shoulders, get that image out of your head. The music is there mostly to keep the tempo of the lifts and time the sections ie; legs, arms, back, etc. I have been wanting to build my upper body strength for a while now and this class does the trick. I am still using relatively lite weights but I have seen improvement.
I have also managed to make it through a few ‘Zumba’ classes without hurting myself or anyone around me. ‘Zumba’ is nuts!!
In Other New:
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Phoenix for business.
I had never been to the desert before so this was an interesting trip for me. It is very brown. I saw a lot of lovely conference rooms! Really though, the resort that we stayed at was beautiful!
The food and banquet facilities were equally wonderful.
This was the first time I had ever seen cacti in their natural habitat!
Although I have seen palm trees on many occasions, these were pretty impressive.
We finished up the week with “Western Night”. We all donned our plaid flannel shirts and jeans and sat down to eat some tacos! It really was a fun night watching a bunch of Insurance Geeks learn to rope and such!
All in all it was a fun yet busy week. I got to know some of my co-workers a little bit better and was able to put faces with names. The best part is always hanging out with my buddies who just make me laugh all day long!
The bunnies are all well, here is Felix watching tv with us one night.
There you have it! That is the teeny tiny nutshell of what I have been up to.
- What’s new with you?
- Have you been to the Desert?
Thanks for dropping by!