Workout Update

Another busy week is 3/5 over. I am not overjoyed about the 5-day work week, but am overjoyed to, you know, have a job and all. So yay!

I am tired & ready for my (2-day) weekend, but guess I have to get through today & tomorrow before that happens.

Things have been stressful in the gazelle/architect household, as well as at work, but I’m trying to remember that exercise is not optional, and a workout will proabbly make me feel better (in the long run, at least) than a bottle glass of wine. January has never been my favorite month – even though I know that the days are getting longer, it’s hard to see the evidence. I know a month from now, I’ll feel great! The time will be changing, it will be light after work again, I’ll be wicked old having a birthday! Things have just seemed so….grim….lately.

But – I have been working out.

Saturday, I hit Bikram for the first time in MONTHS with the Ambitious One.  It was good, and I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t die afterwards. I was a bit sore the next day, but not so bad. I already blogged about my fast run last Sunday with Junk Miles – I was a little sore after that, too – but again, in a good way.  Monday I took the day off, as per my agreement with myself to deal with my new Monday work schedule by working but NOT working out. Tuesday I ran 3 miles in 32:43 (I did a mini-tempo: Mile 1 at 11:06, Mile 2 at 10:31, Mile 3 at 11:06.  Also did some abs. Wednesday was my epic 750 yd swim. It was HARD! I’m still not sure I actually like swimming, but I will concede that it is a good workout, and a nice no-impact workout for my knees, which are still sore from time to time. This morning I was on the bike for 30 minuts, then did upper body weights & some abs.  Tomorrow, I will run. Saturday I’m meeting the Amibitious One & If You Can’t Beat Them for Bikram, and then Junk Miles & I will run again on Sunday.

Weekend challenges will be going out on either Friday or Saturday (I’m unclear as to what’s happening) and then a Super Bowl party on Sunday (I’m pretty pleased that I even know who’s in the Super Bowl this year).

I had to set computer reminders to tell me when to snack – but that’s working, so at least I’m eating on a regular schedule. I ran out of breakfast food at home due to an unfortunate maggot incident, so I had to buy a bagel this morning & will need to figure out something for tomorrow that doesn’t involve buying anything at a coffee shop.

I’m kinda all over the place lately. And just want to apologize for not commenting on blogs. I’m totally reading them! Kind of! But am so busy that I just don’t have time for more than a quick skim. But I still think you’re awesome.

Recent Comments

  • Jen
    January 29, 2009 - 9:40 am ·

    Good job swimming!! That’s awesome. You’ve really stuck to your plan this week despite the work schedule. Nice.

    Ewww maggot incident? yuck

  • Sassy
    January 29, 2009 - 9:43 am ·

    I feel special! 🙂
    You may not be commenting much, but at leats you’re still blogging. My posting has been sporadic as of late, well, except for since the new job business…

    • gazelle
      February 1, 2009 - 1:15 pm ·

      I’m doing my best to keep my site traffic up! And since i just have MORE work, but not DIFFERENT work, it’s easier. A new job & a new fiance would be very head-spinningly exciting, and would definitely make me blog less, too!

  • Alisa
    January 29, 2009 - 9:57 am ·

    Maggots yuck!!!!!! I will never look at grits the same…not that I see them often…or ever..I’m not even entirely sure I know what they are!

    Yay for our swimming!!!!!!!!!!!! Did I tell you I signed up for the 100 miles in 2009 challenge on Buckeye? Eeek…basically I have to average a little over 2 miles of swimming every week from now until Dec 31st.

    No worries on the lack of comments…it happens to us all. =)

    • gazelle
      February 1, 2009 - 1:16 pm ·

      100 miles in a year is crazy! You are the (wo)man! I am not convinced that I am going to get into the this swimming thing, and after Bikram runs out, I may have to swim on Saturdays instead – or whenever I can find the pool to be less busy. I was so intimidated by those people waiting & watching!

  • auntie
    January 29, 2009 - 10:42 am ·

    i’d venture to say that ANY incident involving maggots is unfortunate. and also…ew! i say, blame it on the architect.

  • Carolina John
    January 29, 2009 - 1:38 pm ·

    You’re awesome too, G. Swimming is the best full body workout you can get as far as i know. try it at 5:30 am 3 days a week and you’ll be in triathlon shape in no time.

    • gazelle
      February 1, 2009 - 1:18 pm ·

      I am not going to swim at 5:30 AM any days. I am a dedicated gym goer, but I refuse to get up at 4:30 – I am not CRAZY. 🙂 I’m also not positive that I want to be in triathlon shape. Then I might have to sign up for some tris or something.

  • Amanda
    January 29, 2009 - 1:54 pm ·

    hmm my big problem sunday will be not eating everything in site. way to go an meeting up with everyone for workouts! I need a yoga buddy to make me go.

    • gazelle
      February 1, 2009 - 1:21 pm ·

      having a yoga buddy definitely helps with the motivation – that’s the only thing that got me out the door yesterday.

  • michelle
    January 29, 2009 - 4:13 pm ·

    Nice job this week workout wise GR!!!

    I am getting so very antsy!! Not running! Not doing anything really!! There is an ass indent in my sofa from, well my ass!!!


  • Sarah
    January 29, 2009 - 5:57 pm ·

    Your crazy business sounds like my last three weeks! I won’t be offended if you don’t comment. I still think you’re awesome too!

    • gazelle
      February 1, 2009 - 1:26 pm ·

      I don’t dislike swimming – it’s a good workout & it’s nice when you get a rhythm. I just don’t like swimming when other people are around, looking at me.

  • MizFit
    January 30, 2009 - 3:20 am ·

    happy running day and, I need to say again, HOW COOL it is how often you connect with other bloggerpeeps in your town!

    • gazelle
      February 1, 2009 - 1:26 pm ·

      It is so much fun to be able to hang out and work out with people I met through blogging. It’s a great community!

  • Alisa
    February 2, 2009 - 2:17 pm ·

    You were fine, great even, in the pool. Doing waaaay more than whatever that crazy lady next to us was doing…she was doing the deadman float most of the time. I say we stick with it on Wednesday’s, it will only get better for both of us.