Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve started over at square one with my fitness.
This isn’t true at all–while my workouts haven’t been anything to write home about, I am still squeezing in a workout of some sort at least 3-4 times per week. Somewhere in the past three years, I became someone who likes to get in a hard workout, so getting in a workout just to get in a workout is boring. (But sometimes life is boring.)
Nothing like a last-minute half-marathon to get me back in gear. I’m obviously not trying to cram extra training into this one last week, just stay on top of my workouts.
I was up to an 8-mile long run two weeks ago, which will serve as my longest long run before this half-marathon Sunday. I’m not running it for time, since I’m sort of on the undertrained side, and I don’t want to injure myself.
Tonight, I had a Junior League meeting after work. Once again, I had a torrid love affair with my snooze button this morning, so my only choice was to go after my Junior League meeting. Usually, when I get to Junior League, I’ll get a glass of wine on my way in and then grab a drink with a friend on the committee after the meeting. It’s a nice way to unwind after a full workday and a nighttime meeting. But tonight, I knew I had to make it to the gym.
To be honest, I usually choose drinks over the gym when given the choice, because I’m usually pretty on track with my workouts and am a social creature, but I’m trying really hard to get myself back in a place where I’m happy with the healthy decisions I’m making, and where my stomach doesn’t feel like Jello.
I remember when I used to take these pics a lot more. Were they ever less creepy or no?
Anyway, after my meeting, I hopped back on the subway with Lacey and got off at my gym for a three-miler and some stretching. Somehow, in the course of three miles, I managed to fling my phone off the treadmill three times. I know how to keep things classy, let me tell you.
Other than the phone flinging, the workout was nothing special, but when I got off, I was actually happy that I hadn’t stuck around Junior League for another drink, gone to meet coworkers or gone to a Mardi Gras party. I feel like I’ve been living my life at warp speed lately, and it was nice to get my workout in and come home and relax and get some cleaning done. (Because I am now 79, not 29, apparently.)
Because I’m currently in between two trips and back in the city for a whopping 3 days in between, my fridge is sort of barren, so I stopped at Chipotle on my way home for a burrito bowl with no cheese and brown rice. And guac. Always guac.
So, what makes you feel like you’re back in the (healthy) saddle? And what’s your favorite Chipotle meal? I’m between the burrito bowl and chicken tacos with corn tortillas. And guac.