I've been missing for a week - had a family event which involved a lot of travel (to the mid west). I did a lot of swimming, and got one amazing early morning walk in (I was slighly west of Nowhere), saw turtles and deer like mad. Most of the 4th of July week was eating and drinking, and being with family - and I don't regret a minute of it, but need to get back to being serious.
So, off to the Y this AM - warm up on the elliptical, then crunches, lunges, push ups (yup, got ten done, using a stability ball under my knees), and then Zoomba, which was a blast - a full hour moving felt good.
Work is really really strange today, a co-worker was hit by a car yesterday and died. He's not someone I worked with, or was very close to, but yesterday he was telling me jokes at the copier. Somehow, knowing how fast it could end, makes me wonder if working to stay fit for the long haul makes sense, but of course, I'm trying to stay fit for today - knowing the power of a workout to improve this moment.
Sorry, I know I'm way off topic, but somewhat freaked out.
Oh wow Abie, I am so sorry to read about your coworker. I had a similar thing happen to me a while ago and I guess in retrospect my feeling was mostly bewilderment.
I wasn't really griefe striken because, as you say, I wasn't really close to him, but I could have been. And I wasn't unaffected either, as it was someone I knew. So I didn't quite know how to feel other than it was like there was a hole or a gap in the picture.
I hope you can take the time to sort our your feelings.
The alarm was unappealing at 5 this morning, but I thought of how sluggish I've been feeling, and the feet hit the floor. I got in a fairly easy run on the treadmill, messed around with elevation some, but didn't go very fast - I did 3.75 miles (including warm up and cool down) in 40 minutes.
The humidity has broken a little, and it is easier to breathe, but I did still feel somewhat short of air so I took it a little easier.
My thighs were the hardest hurting (normally it's my lungs), that may be related to my lungefest of yesterday. Then, I got a special treat, I had to do two wind sprints on the stairs at the office because I set the alarm off on the third floor, and had the code in my desk on the second! My thighs served me well!
Newlee - I love it! We have a more official version of that in my office, the copiers and printers are on the third floor, and I work on the second! My boss loves it because he says it keeps down health insurance costs (until one of us trips and falls!)
Wow, your routine puts me to shame...I'm only starting on getting myself in to the rhythm of working out, so for the last few days (It's my 3rd day on fitday) I've been walking, dancing and using my Wiifit. I've lost a little, but I think it's through my eating so I'm looking for exercise options that will help tone me as I lose the weight.
Going to the Y tomorrow afternoon for some treadmill action though, fingers crossed I'll see some results!
I love your user name CoffeeandCigarettes - add some booze!
Exercise is much less bang for your buck than diet, it helps, but the bigger impact than weight loss is overall health, and once you start getting the high from it, it is addictive - I'm not an athlete, but in the past year have learned to really love the treadmill!