And the workouts are back
by, 12-16-2005 at 12:08 PM (164 Views)
I made it to the gym all five days this week. Hallelujah. (Or however that word is spelled). It was rough at first. We've been battling some pretty nasty sleep issues. I'm plum worn out. But I stuck with it. It doesnt' really bother me (too much) that I can't run fast. It doesn't really bother me (too much) that I can't run too long. I'm doing it. And that keeps me going. No matter what the American Heart Association says (at least 18 minutes of cardio a day), the plain and simple fact is that it keeps me in shape, makes my afternoons much more pleasant, and I feel so much better afterwards.
I started off running at something like 10.5 minute pace, and today I had whiddled that down to a 9.5 minute pace. A little over 2 miles in 20 minutes, nothing medal worthy, but it gets my heart rate going and I sweat out bad stuff, so I'll be back at it on Monday.
Guys I work with are now in the gym too. I really enjoy their company, but there are only two treadmills and three of us. It's a big joke as to who gets there first, one of the treadmills is positioned under a vent, so it's the most desired one. I actually don't mind biking or doing the elliptical...cross training...just in case I ever decide to attempt a triatholon (LOL).
Any way, the nice thing about the guys being in there is that when we talk while running, it's not quite as torturous. So, I gabbed like a little kid today. It worked. Those 20 minutes went by pretty quickly.
TJ slept through the night the past two nights. (Thank you Gods of Sleep). What a difference it makes. Last night I was going to drug him...but Andrew put him down and he went down easily and stayed down, so I guess we'll just play this out and see how it goes.
Andrew & I have a date tonight. We're going to dinner and then we'll see the Harry Potter movie. I'm looking forward to it. He & I need to spend a little more time together.
Ski season has begun too. He patrolled Wednesday evening and works this weekend. Can't wait to get on the slopes myself. I hope TJ likes it (and I hope we can find some really cheap (as in free) equipment for him!
Am going to start my Christmas shopping tomorrow (heck - there's almost two weeks left - I figure it's about time). I don't know why I've had such a hard time wanting to start.
Addressed our Christmas cards last night. I hope to get those in the mail next Monday (I'll sit down and hand write notes to some...others will just get the perfunctory card).