cosmic_ocean: (dwight)


Ahaha well! Yesterday I went with a friend of mine, Greta, to a free Yoga-Pilates class. It was a lot of fun! The instructor was an Italian whose instructions mostly consisted of screaming "FORWARD!" and "LEFT, No! LEFT!" and laughing when someone fell down or did something very wrong. I loved it, even though she laughed at me most of the time (*has no body coordination*). It was great fun - we did stretching, balancing, push-ups and sit-ups, crunches, and of course yoga was thrown in. It lasted an hour, but felt like a lot less. I hope I get the chance to go back again!

Note to self: I keep reading about preparing yourself physically and mentally for marathon (or otherwise) running. I want to know, how do people prepare themselves mentally for a run? I don't ever recall doing so.

Tonight is my next run for the C25k. I'd do it now (I'm raring to go!) but the market is still in full swing on the safest road to run on around here, so I can't get out till it's over. I tried running through the market before, and hit someone with my foot, got walloped by a bunch of hanging clothes, and someone knocked their rather heavy purse into my stomach. If it weren't happening to me, it'd be quite comical, and probably require some goofy background music. It's something I'm not eager to experience again, that's for sure!

I still have to get in one more run for this week - I missed Sunday because I was away. I run every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. To get my last run in this week, I'll have to do it later tomorrow night, and rest all Saturday and Sunday-day. I hope this isn't a mistake!
cosmic_ocean: (academia)
I've been naughty.

Ever since my last post I haven't been going out to run! I've done several 8 and 12k walks and stuff, but nothing substantial to get me in the military. Unless it's no longer a requirement to run, and I doubt that, lol. On the plus side, the walk that used to take 3 hours is more like 2 hours and 15 minutes! So there's a bit of improvement as well.

Nevertheless, today I decided enough was enough and I better get my rear in gear again! So I went out on a run by myself, for about a half hour, and did surprisingly better than I did before, despite not going out for a while. Seriously, remarkably better than I did before. I dun get it at all, but I'm not going to complain!

I feel better than I did the last week...ish, after being incarcerated at Barb's house. She had no chicken unless it was deep-fried and frozen, and nothing remotely healthy except a stalk of broccoli and some Kashi oatmeal in her house. So I subsisted on cookies, oatmeal and broccoli for four days and came home feeling like crap and unable to sleep. Now I think I'll sleep much better tonight, be up for most of the day tomorrow, and feel a lot more energetic.

I'm going to do some exercises for my midsection tonight before bed, then I think I have to go on a 12k walk tomorrow morning, weather pending. If it's raining too much to go out, I'll do some yoga! in preparation for the yoga class being held at the community centre at the start of March. I don't want to look stupid in front of everyone! XD

Later this week (weather pending...again), I want to get to the beach, before the Italians get to it again. :D

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