Thursday, July 7, 2011

That 70's Show

So.  I love our new hamster, but he kept Angie up all night (at least until she put him in the bathroom to drown out the noise) and she didn't want to get up to go spinning with me.  Nevertheless, I hauled my cookies out of bed, and headed to the no-air conditioned rec center to torture myself before coffee.

Matt was on fire this morning.  I seriously need to eat what he eats for breakfast because he was super charged and maybe, dare I say, insane?  He gave us a great workout set to the music of the year of my birth, 1971!  Fun stuff.  It was intense and challenging, and I was in the back row with little fan wind, so my fat cells were not only crying-they were bawling!!  It was great.  I did ask him what he ate for breakfast, and he started by saying that he had a banana at 4 am.  He lost me there and I told him that I was still asleep until five minutes into class when he woke me up. 

When I got home, my sister had mentioned maybe trying to go for a run.  My daughter had also asked me to wake her up when I got back so she could go for a run, too.  So I did.  But neither one of them took the bait.  So, since I already had it in my head that I would be doing a short run, I took off anyway.

I hit the trail, and about a quarter of a mile into it, I was thinking, "What the heck are you doing?"  Even the voice in my head wasn't pushing me, it was asking me the same question!  I had on the Garmin and I had decided to run for a mile.  So as soon as it hit .5, I turned around.  It was a good thing that it made it until then because right after that the battery ran out.  So I don't know what my final time was, but I feel pretty good about it being at least four mph.

It's the last full day that my sister and my niece and nephews will be here so we took them to the zoo.  It was pretty warm, but not quite 100 degrees.  They were really cute, and I love how they find so much enjoyment together just looking at different animals.  We didn't stay too long.  Each child got to pick out an animal that they wanted to see and maybe some stuff in between.  Even my oldest got to see the tigers, which are her favorite.  She wonders if it is because of Aladdin and Jasmine, because that was her favorite Disney movie. 

Once all selected animals had been viewed, we went to the natatorium to go swimming.  Some of them hit the high dive, but not me.  Today I just treaded water and swam a couple of laps.  My nephew has swimmer's ear, so that was just a good excuse for me to leave and take him home, because at this point I was really tired. 

It was a great day, personal and fitness wise.  Next week, Matt asked what music year we would like, and someone shouted out "1984!"  That should be fun, but for today, going back to the 70's was a good way to start the day!

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