Walk: 31 mins
How did I let 4 days go by without an update? Bad, bad Brigitte! Day 44 Walk: 33:10 Day 45 Run: 28:22 2.25 mi This needs a bit of explanation. Thursday was the first really warm day this Spring. It was in the upper 70s and sunny. Contrary to everything I know about myself, I thought this would make a GREAT time to go for a run. But here’s the thing. The sun is my kryptonite. I...
I have no concrete data today. I went to Chico for the first time, and it was awesome. I love it there. The entire town is a cool attitude. I walked around for hours, in my new shoes. Now my feet hurt. :)
So. About these new shoes. OMG I WALK LIKE A GIANT. Please allow me to elaborate. For my entire life, I’ve been teased for walking on my toes. I spent years trying — and failing — to “walk like a normal person.” Heel - toe. Never before tonight have I actually felt my heel hit the ground. But these shoes! And my long stride! OWWW. My heels hurt SO HARD. ...
This has been an absolutely perfect day. First, Lucus and I hit up the farmers’ market. Wow. This thing must’ve been larger than the Green City market in Chicago, and it was CHEAP! I saw on Yelp that some people complain about the prices. It’s one of the many things I’ve noticed people around here take for granted. Good prices on local — and quite often organic...
Stats Walk: 21:48
I went to Oakland today, so I actually planned ahead and did yoga in the morning. Winner! The only downside was that Lucus texted me that he’d be home (I needed to get the car from him) earlier than planned, so I had to cut my practice short by 20 minutes. Glad I got a short practice in, though, because I’m home now (it’s 11:30 pm), and I’m pooped! Stats Yoga: 28:07
I went for a walk, and it promptly started raining! Luckily, this happened the instant I stepped out the door, so I was able to change into my rain coat and forge ahead. I LOVE being out in the rain. Stats Walk: 37 minutes
After not doing much of anything, my body needed to be loosened up considerably. I did a nice, slow yoga practice with lots of standing poses. Stats Yoga: 34 minutes It would’ve been longer, but Lucus called right as I started savasana. He was traveling, so I figured I should pick up. This was a very rare occurance. I typically ignore the phone when I practice, and I almost never skip...
Day 36: Fail
I wish I had a good excuse for not getting my 20 in, but there is none. I took Lucus to the airport, then ran tons of errands. We share a car, which means I only have access to it when he’s not working, so I was determined to squeeze in as much as possible. After being out and about for nearly 7 hours (counting a lovely breakfast with the husband before we went to the airport), I got home...
After yesterday’s ride, I was too excited to wait to take my new love out again. But I took it easy. Even though I bought a famously comfy Brooks’ saddle, a girl has to adjust! My legs were a little tired at the beginning, but after a few minutes, I felt amazing. It helps my confidence to know that 5-10 miles is no big deal, because I have 5 months to train for the triathlon’s...
Today I test rode more bicycles. And I bought one! More on that to come. For now, I’m logging the time I spent test riding, which barely scratched 20.
Last night, I went to bed much earlier than usual (sometime around 10). I’ve found that whenever this happens, I wake up in the middle of the night. It’s like my body thinks it’s nap time, not sleep time. I woke up at 2 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I grabbed my book and started reading. I didn’t go back to sleep until 7. Then, I slept soundly until about...
I’ve decided to count running errands on my bike. Why? I broke a sweat! I’ve also decided I need to chill on the requirement a bit. If the idea is to get up and moving, why don’t I count errands on my bike, even if I ride 10 minutes here/15 there? The point isn’t hardcore workouts, it’s being active every day. I didn’t time the biking, but based on past rides,...
Ran 20:05. I’ve been taking vitamins, and it’s not going well. I was so nauseous during the run, I had to stop and walk a few blocks. After cooling down, I was able to continue. The 20:05 doesn’t count the walk period.
Month 1 Check-In
I decided to do a monthly check-in to reflect on the successes — and setbacks — along the way. Here’s the breakdown of my movement for the first 30 days. Yoga: 8 Walk: 7 Run: 5 Housework: 4 Dance: 2 (one duplicated with yoga) Missed Days: 5 I don’t know how to feel about this. One the one hand, this is a lot more movement than I would have accomplished without the...
Day 28: Oh, Ikea
I am pooped! The husband and I spent 4 hours assembling Ikea furniture today. It’s one piece, comprised of 14 parts (as in individual purchases). I feel bad, because I’m this tired, and he ran a 10 mile race this morning! Another feeling I’m experiencing? Pride. Because we spent that long putting together a storage piece for my office, and we still like one another. :)
Day 27: Sava-what-sana?
Tonight’s yoga practice was practically perfect. Until savasana. I lay there. All settled in. When my cat comes by squawking and purring. Licking my index finger. It’d take a heart of stone to ignore that! But I tried. I gave him maybe 30 seconds of attention and turned my heart like a boulder. Seven minutes later, my timer went off. On my cell. I forgot to turn the volume down,...
Ack! I forgot to post again yesterday. Better to miss a post than a 20. :) Stats Walk: 25:04