I’m talking about the Healthy Living Summit in Chicago this August… Registration is this Wednesday and I’m trying to decide if I want to go! Supposedly the tickets go pretty fast- so I’ll have to be on the ball if I do. My only concern is it comes at a time in the middle of my friend’s wedding festivities, attempts at a family vacay, and my half marathon. So I’ll be busy busy busy- which is fine, I just don’t want to double book myself on accident! Thoughts? Did anyone go to the one last year? Anyone else coming to this one? Wanna hang out?
Monday was pretty standard in many ways. I did some more reading over lunch. Say good bye to the turkey sandwiches! I’m getting close to the end of We Thought You’d Be Prettier by Laurie Notaro. I just never got into it like I thought I would. *sigh* But I feel like I’ve invested this much time, might as well finish it out. Have you ever just not finished a book? I’d be the one to stop reading a page or two before it got good… so knowing that, I always finish them.
Training got switched up. Not like it’s that big of a deal, though. After spending waaaaay too much time on weather.com, I decided to switch yesterday’s run with today’s cross training. It’s supposed to be nicer, aka the sun will be out at some point. So running on the trail will be much more enjoyable today. Hopefully.
Cross training isn’t as much fun as running, but it’s not bad. It’s not so much what I’m doing, it’s where I’m doing it. There was always a list of characters that used my workout room in my apartment complex. But I feel they’ve slowly rotated out. Maybe moved. Either way, the old suspects have now been replaced with one silent guy who does some sort of interval training (which may or may not be comical to watch) and a few gym bunnies who more or less just pose at their designated machine to say they worked out for the day. And then there’s me and Mon. Looking like deadbeats next to them. Sweaty… gross, 5-year-old tshirts… hair slicked back with a headband and sweat. So far I haven’t minded the bunnies. They won’t annoy me as much as weights guy does. He’s a puffer for sure… and one to let the weights SLAM down. In a smaller area, this is quite a disturbance. Almost worthy of a good swift kick in the knee while he’s in the middle of a set. Almost…
So here’s what I did- 23 minutes on the elliptical (why 23? No clue. It seemed like a nice random number.). A mile-and-a-half on the treadmill. And 14 minutes on the stairmill at an easy level (Again with the random number?). With a few weights and crunches on the exercise ball inbetween.
I wore my new shirt I just recently got in the mail from a giveaway Beth did along with the company Thriv. I really love the shirt- it’s soooo soft. And it’s 50% bamboo. How neat is that? It’s great to work out in- same feeling as the tech shirts, but a little softer with no uncomfortable twisting or anything when I was mid-run. Love it! Still looking a little SWEAT-TAY after I got home. Yet I’m still rocking out to the tunes… Katy Perry’s new single “California Gurls” is my new repeat song. Yes, I take new songs and ruin them for myself that way- even before the radio can do it for me. Old habits die hard…
Oh and I’m really self-conscious about the ring I am wearing in the picture- don’t think I work out in jewelry. I never do. And sometimes have a hard time taking someone seriously if they go all blinged out. (see “gym bunny” description above) But I didn’t realize it was still on until I got there and I’ll be damned if I take that off and set it down only to lose it. It used to be my aunt’s before she died of cancer when I was in high school. It’s my fav piece of jewelry- which may or may not say alot because I don’t wear alot of it. Hence the reason why I feel really weird working out with it on. But I digress.
I was gonna do a southwestern wrap thing. But then I realized I was out of black beans- what the?!?! So I switched it up. I broke out a can of tuna instead. And threw in some cheeeeeeese! I hesitate to call it a tuna “melt” because that just never sounds delicious. But in all reality, that’s what it was. And it looks so bland with some frozen sweet corn my mama sent home with me a while ago.Soooo bland looking, right? But it wasn’t. I broke out the seasoning. It may have been seasoning for chicken- but I like to mess around like that. I’m crazy. Clearly.
Anyways…it’s Tuesday and we all know I’m not a fan of Tuesdays. Let’s cross our fingers and get through it together… see ya!
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