Finals finally end tomorrow. I can’t wait for break. I will be studying all break for National Medical Board exam part...
Cuddling on the couch under our Lions blanket as we watch the Lions game.
I am losing my…something. I don’t know what it is, exactly, but right now my life is work, eat, sleep with Crossfit thrown in...
It’s been a much less productive day today, but I did go to the gym for a short recovery run and to lift chest and back with Rob.
Our new gym has nicer machines, a larger range of free weights (not that I would have been able to max out of the 60 lb. dumb bells - but it makes Rob happy), is brand new and so clean, and isn’t impossibly busy.
I woke up without any soreness from yesterday’s run, but figured I could use a little loosening up. Plus, a few extra miles never hurt anybody… The recovery run was just 2 miles and not at all fast*, but it felt really good to get my legs moving.
So far my ankle and foot haven’t given me any problems, but I do need to go get fitted for better shoes for my long runs. Anything more than 6 miles in my Free Runs seems out of the question. I also discovered that I am in desperate need of some new sports bras… The ones I have are just not going to cut it. I love the Nike Pro Compression sports bra, and I have a Moving Comfort sports bra that is great as well. Guess that means there’s some shopping in my future!
*I suppose fast isn’t the point of a recovery run…
…there ain’t no need to go outside.
Since I did my long run yesterday, I have had today to do whatever. I. want. That generally consisted of sleeping in, cleaning up my apartment, and doing/folding the obscene amount of laundry I had accumulated. To top it all off, I had a lovely little Skype date with my friend Woo. What a fitting end to my day/beginning of my week.
It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after returning from vacation, so I’m glad that Drew and I made the decision to get back to the city pretty early this morning. We left Detroit bright and early and landed around 9:00 at LaGuardia. Since getting home, we’ve done some productive things, and some
not-so-productive Sunday things.
Chino has mostly done Sunday/every-day-for-him-I-guess things. Puppy camp wore him out and he has been snoring away on our bed since he got back to the apartment around 1:00.
We unpacked and stowed the luggage so as not to send Chino into freakout mode when he got home. He panics/loses it at the first sign of packed bags. (See, I told you we were productive…)
On a super exciting note, our return to New York City means that all of my hard work on the day we left paid off. We got to go and pick up our bikes this morning! Meet Penelope! (She’s purple, but it’s hard to tell because the lighting in our apartment is weird.)
There was a bit of a snafu with my freewheel, so instead of prolonging my bikeless existence, I told them to just flip the hub and that I would ride it as a fixed gear. Nowwww… I’m not exactly the most graceful thing and the thought of riding a fixie made me a little nervous. I even got kind of snippy and took all of the fun out of the morning, but Drew was incredibly patient with me (as always) and he walked by my side until we reached the West Side Highway bikepath. Once we got there, we waited for a break in the action (lots of bikers out today!) and then we were off! It took me a little while to get the hang of the fixed gear but I’m feeling much more confident about it and I’m sure that with a little more practice, I can make myself a convincing fixie rider. I might even ride to the grocery store a little later! Watch out now!