how could you falter when you the rock of gibraltar?

15 04 2010

day 3… brought to you by Jay Z. He’s my running buddy when the ladies aren’t available. Along with T.I. and Nelly. My workout music varies greatly from my normal listening tastes… but whatever works right?

Day 3 went well. Ran 2 miler (on the treadmill to save time due to night lessons). Wasn’t much fun but I ran fast at the end. Just under 20 minutes… 19:20 or something? Followed up with a little walking, then abs and a couple weight machines. Followed by EPIC GYM SHOWER. Love it.

Food was ok today… ate 1/2 apple for breakfast w/ cinnamon on top, had the second half of it for lunch along w/ the rest of my bibimbap from yesterday and some strawberries. Attempted to eat the green peppers I cut up but they tasted like dirt. Weird. Slight misstep with a muffin at 3pm (something about the time those kids leave…) and am planning another french toast dinner. Wellll it’ll be a weekend away so this is no time to stock the cupboards.

Will have a hiatus until Monday due to out of towning! It’s Ollie’s birthday in Gangneung and she has requested we re-create the Olympics. With alcohol. I’ll be representing Norway with some handmade costume action. Kindy teacher whatttt. Hoping the Olympics results in some running (but more likely along the lines of… DRINK THAT BEER. NOW RUN!) but if not, might be a training free weekend. Will pick back up champion style on Monday! 🙂

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Summer Lovin’

12 06 2008

I have a general appreciation for all seasons, but summer is my all time favorite. Although I couldn’t find anyone to go with me, yesterday I headed to the campus pool to lounge, read and swim. I’ve succeeded in convincing the receptionists that I am still a student (Yes, here’s my id card, no I don’t have a pass this semester so I’ll just pay, no worries!), because alumni rates are approximately 3x as much. I don’t feel too bad about my deceit, as I’ve only been out of school for a month or so. Since I am job-less and homeless I don’t have much structure to my days, so a trip to the pool is a perfect way to waste away the day. I threw on my neon pink bikini (this new craze of 80s wear has made it so much easier for me to dress like a complete nutter) and a black and white striped dress that reminds me of 1940’s beachwear. With the giant bug sunglasses (don’t hate, I love those damn things) and a straw tote bag, I was ever the idyllic pool lounger. I also managed to kick/swim a 500 even though I wasn’t outfitted for swimming-as-exercise. May as well get the heart pumping a little along with all the lounging and reading.

I finished my second reading of ‘Running with Scissors’, because nothing makes me happier than laughing out loud at books, and Augusten Burroughs is pretty much perfect for that. Plus he obviously had an extremely unusual childhood, and it’s nice to see even the most fucked up kids grow up alright. I also started reading ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’. I’m now halfway through it and am enjoying it thus far.

In conclusion: summer is perfect poolside with a book.

Fin 🙂