Monday, July 19, 2010

Fitness FAIL

It's a rainy morning here in CT, so I'm curled up in bed with the laptop (AWESOME) waiting for the downpour to stop so I can get in a run.

The past couple of days have been a bit of a fitness fail. On Friday, I had an unexpected day off, and meant to go for a nice four mile run. However, as I was putting on my running gear, I plopped on my bed to check my email and PASSED OUT. I woke up two hours later, and decided my body was telling me it needed some rest, so I scrapped the run and hung out with the brother instead. Overall, I think this was a good decision. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body!

Saturday was another story. I had work at 6, and planned on my four mile run for about 2:30, after work. Too bad I had the most intense allergy flare up of my life the whole day! All throughout work I had a horrible headache, intense congestion and sinus pressure, and couldn't stop sneezing. Somehow I made it through my shift but when I got home I popped some allergy meds and passed out. I was really bummed to have missed my run AGAIN, and got pretty down about it. I hate missing scheduled workouts. It makes me feel lazy, unproductive, and just plain mad. I think I need to work on this though, because sometimes things just don't work out, and it's not the end of the world that I didn't work out for two days in a row.

Yesterday was better. I had work in the morning, then the brother and I went to visit my grandma at her retirement home. She took us out for brunch! It was super yummy - I had two eggs over medium with whole wheat toast and a side of fruit. Once we got home I had just enough time to squeeze in No More Trouble Zones, which is quickly becoming my go to workout. I love love love it, it's the best strength training DVD I've ever come across and it still kicks my butt.

After a fast shower I went to meet up with one of my best friends from high school for dinner and drinks and catch up. She is moving to NYC next week to start an amazing job and I'm so proud of her. Chrissy was the girl in high school who always worked her butt off and it has really paid off! I can't wait to go visit her in the city (it's only about an hour and a half train ride - gotta give it up for easy access!) It was really great to have some one on one time with her - I have lost touch with a lot of my high school friends, due to the fact that I went to school in Canada and because I noticed a lot of changes in myself and my friends that put everyone on a lot of different paths. Chrissy has been extremely constant though, and I think that the changes we went though in college were similar - we grew up. We've been friends since we were nine, and I love her to bits. After dinner we went and met up with a bunch of kids at the beach - it was like a high school reunion! So much fun to see everyone.

I'm off to put on my sneakers because the sun is out! Later everyone!


  1. I followed your link from your comment on Angela's (Ohsheglows) blog post "Glimmer of Happiness." I love, love, love your fitness philosophy, I don't think I could have written a better one myself! :)

  2. I hate when life gets in the way of my runs!! You go get it today girl (: