I haven't written posts in the past couple days just because I haven't felt like it. What can I say, I'm ornery. I'm only writing now because I'm avoiding my work. I had a professor read through cover letter I've been using and it came back covered in pen with all sorts of corrections and I'm dreading looking at it...mostly because I'm kind of embarrassed I've been sending it out (although it's not like, tragically horrible, just not stellar, which is to be expected from someone who's never gotten real cover letter advice...can you tell I'm trying to convince myself it's not that bad?).
This is kind of funny because I've actually been doing things - probably because for a brief time the weather actually turned around and we had a beautiful weekend that lasted until tomorrow. Today is a different day...It hasn't stopped raining since 11pm last night.
Part of what I've been up to is developing a new workout plan in order to get back in shape so I don't shame myself at the various runs I have coming up...Looking good in a bathing suit would also be a big bonus. Most people have New Years resolutions, but I seem to only make summer resolutions.
The plan is that each week I will do:The idea right now is that this week and probably next my short runs will be 3-4 miles and that my long run this coming weekend (Mother's Day) will be 5-6 miles and next week's will be 6-7. In the past I haven't been one much for plans, or really even paying attention, but I have noticed that spinning really improved my endurance last summer and fall. I don't want to over do it, so I think that by throwing in yoga 1-2x a week will help with my flexibility (running and spinning kill your hip flexibility and really tighten up your thighs) as well as keep my joints healthy. Bikram is particularly good for cross training because it's good for your joints and flexibility, but still gives you a serious cardio workout.
- Bikram/Hot Yoga 1x
- Spinning 1x
- 1 Shorter run
- 1 Longer run
- Optional additional short run
- Optional additional yoga class
I started off last week with a bikram class on Tuesday and a run/walk on Sunday, but this will be my first "real" week - I started off with a 4 mile jog on Monday, am going to bikram tonight, spinning Friday morning, and a long run on Sunday.
I have serious exercise anxiety/addiction. Once I get started it's hard for me to not do something every day or else I feel incredibly guilty...so I'll probably end up at yoga or at the gym on Wednesday or Thursday. Does anyone else get this? It's nowhere near as bad as what it use to be but just skipping a weekend workout has me feeling guilty and gross. Am I alone here?
In big and exciting news Tony is coming to bikram tonight! For those of you who do not know Tony, he is a large man (6'4") who does not generally do like, sporty things. He lifts weights and uses and indoor bike for cardio (but refuses to come to spin with me because he doesn't like people coaching him/talking to him while he works out). He has never done yoga before. He has really never done hot yoga. The only reason he actually considered it is because at a work function the wife of a coworker more or less dared him to, and he agreed before he knew how hot it was. He actually agreed to go with me back in November and said he would do it for my birthday but that he needed "train" for class. My birthday was in February. In other words, this even has been almost 7 months in the making. Epic. I think he might die and/or hate me afterwards.
Anyway, have any summer workout resolutions?