Whenever I have Mondays off from work I sometimes forget that it’s the beginning of the week for the rest of you. So you’ll have to apologize for my absence yesterday – I slept in until 10:45, laid around all day and watched lots of The Big Bang Theory. No time for witty writing.
I started the weekend Thursday night with a 10pm showing of Gone Girl – GO SEE IT. I almost wish I hadn’t read the book only because I wasn’t blown away by the crazy twists and turns of the storyline but overall it was a really phenomenal film (but, and forgive the snobbiness, the book was better).
Somehow after getting home at 2am I miraculously made it to an 8:30am spin class – Flywheel has a real hold on my heart.
It was a special booty burn class! Set to all the faves – Sir Mix A Lot and JLo were highlights. So of course we did lots of hills and jumps, plus a quick upper body workout sandwiched in the middle. I love when cardio classes incorporate strength.
The rest of the weekend was spent with friends listening to live music and at breakfast with my family. My godparents were in town so we all met up at Egg Harbor for brunch. I demolished a veggie-filled omelet with avocado on the side and it was brilliant. Fun fact: artichokes are amazing in omelets! Who knew?
Also, if you follow me on Instagram, you know I had an interesting Saturday – it was one of those days when I just wasn’t having it. None of it. I love people a lot, but there’s that one day every once in awhile when I’m in awe of some people’s stupidity/selfishness (and by people I usually mean drivers. Drivers are not people – they are animals). I don’t usually feed an emotion, but after the day I had I KNEW that if I didn’t get some comfort food in my stomach I was going to burst into tears at Union Station so I bee-lined for the closest hot dog stand and ordered some fries. Sometimes you’ve just gotta be bad.
Finally, it’s marathon week here in Chicago! I had a friend recently ask me why I’ve never trained for a marathon. Good question! I love running so much so in a perfect world I’d absolutely love to train for one. I think the answer is two-fold: on the one hand, I love variety in my fitness routine. I love doing yoga one day, spin the next, running one day and sculpt the next. I just don’t know if I’d ever be able to adhere to the type of schedule that’s necessary to actually get better/faster/stronger at running. On the other hand, I know it’s a mental block. I AM a schedule-lover. So I know deep down part of me wants to dedicate a few months to developing my running game. But I’m worried about getting injured (I read about all of your injuries all the time and it just seems unavoidable!), worried about not sticking with the training and just giving up, and worried that even if I stick with it that I still won’t get better.
Silly mental blocks.
I’m going to do some thinking this winter about serious running goals for 2015. It’s time to get over that hurdle!
- What’s your advice for an aspiring/scared runner? I’m stuck in a habit of 4-5 mile runs and then I stop.
- Are you guilty of feeding your feelings?
- What’s one of YOUR mental blocks?