Sunday, June 14, 2009
Just got home from New York City. It was SOOOO fun! I ran, I sang, I went to a ballet, I ate WAAAYYYY too much good food, and did a lot of walking.
- Ballet: I took a class at my gym called Ballet Bootcamp. Friday night we went to the Met to see the ballet Giselle. Since I took that class and did a very few ballet moves, I could really appreciate how much strength a person has to have to do ballet. The way the dancers moved was just amazing. What an experience.
- Running: I can now understand how people can run for hours. On Saturday morning I woke up and went running in Central Park. I ran for almost two hours, and could have gone for more had I not had to meet people for breakfast. Armed with my iPod, sunscreen, and a beautiful running morning, Central park was just amazing. Running with all those other people kept me going. And I saw people taking walk breaks! It *is* ok to walk!!!
- Singing: Sang Mozart's Requiem at Lincoln Center this afternoon. AMAZING. It gives me chills every time I sing a work like that. Just performing on the same stage where so many wonderful musicians have been is the most indescribable amazing wonderful feeling. The conductor was amazing, the other singers were amazing... I feel lucky to be able to be part of the production.
- Good food: where do I start! Chicken mole, mushroom soup, beef carpaccio, flan, octopus, mussels, beef, matzoh ball soup (MMMMM - I never had it before and it was SOOOO good), but wayyyyy too much. This week will be full of water and workouts.
I am SO tired. Tomorrow I am going to sleep in, no alarm, and maybe take a long afternoon walk with my honey.
Happy Sunday night!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Last night I thought I'd try out a new class at the gym - Ballet Bootcamp. It was SOOO fun and SOOO hard. I didn't realize how inflexible I am! The instructor was crazy flexible! Not only am I inflexible, but apparently not very graceful, either. I think I may look into taking adult ballet classes.
In about 1/2 an hour I am leaving for New York City. I am SO excited! I love the city. I filled up my iPod for the bus; I am going to silently practice my music on the way over. Packed my running stuff for Central Park - we are staying close to there, so I should be able to get a bit of running in on Saturday morning.
Yesterday I stopped in at a clothing store just for the heck of it, and I tried on a skirt. It fit. And it was a 6. Wahoo! I nearly bought it just because of that, but since we are planning on buying a new computer soon, I just walked around the store with the skirt for a while before putting it down. I nearly fell over.
Off to pack my last minute stuff... The bus ride is only about 1.5 hours, so I should be in the city by 10:15. I have some time to walk around, leave my bag at the hotel, and grab a little brunch before rehearsal. This rain better end soon!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Well the trail run yesterday was really really nice. It was a wonderful running day and the trail was actually pretty dry, considering we got a ton of rain here last week. The off-road running was so nice on my feet. I may have to use that trail as one of my training places.
Finally got myself an iPod yesterday. I am busy getting my CDs loaded into iTunes. I can't wait to take it out on the road and to the gym!
My foot has been hurting lately. While it's not getting worse, it doesn't seem to be getting better either. Next Wednesday I am getting two moles removed and will have stitches in my back and in my leg. They will be there for two weeks, and I'm not supposed to do anything to stretch them out so they don't come out. I think I will take that opportunity to give my feet a break and see if my foot feels any better at the end of those two weeks. While the thought of taking a couple weeks off from running really stinks, I know that my body will thank me for it. It will also give me a good chance to check out some of the great classes at the gym and maybe get out and rent a bike to ride along some of the great trails here in the Poconos. I do not have any races coming up, which is a good thing. There are a lot of good races I want to do in the fall so time off now will help me later.
My biggest fear is that I will put on weight. I guess I just have to do the responsible thing and re-calculate my calories burned for my nutrition and get back into tracking. (Don't know if I want to count the 3/4 pint of Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream I ate last night - talk about a craving!)
I checked out the gym calendar and there are so many fun classes going on this month. Definitely have to take advantage of my work schedule and get to some of those. Ballet, sexy back/fab abs, maybe a Zumba class...
Spark People is going to be so important for me over this non-running time. I know that here there are people who will tell me that I'm doing the right thing by taking time off from running, and who will also make sure I put down the ice cream and cake. I will also find reassurance that I will not immediately gain back the almost 30 pounds I've lost already as long as I keep my goals in mind.
Sigh... and on top of all this, now I have to buy a new toaster. Mine crapped out on me this morning, right when I was famished from my workout this morning.
BUT! I *do* get to load up my iPod today and get to spend the day with my honey. It's sunny, my coffee is hot, and yesterday I bought size small tops for summer. It's a good day.
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