God, it’s good to be home.
By home I obvioulsy mean starbucks…whcih is where I am right now.
It’s also awesome to have found osmeont o take my spin class this evening. I sometimes have a pang of guilt when I don’t teach–mostly because I miss the energy of the people in my classes–but I know this week is going to be a whirlwind so I could use the time to get my shit together, start drafting the articles whose deadlines are coming up quickly, and go to bed early.
Since I slept in til 10, the morning disappeared. After getting home at midnight last night though, I could certainly use the sleep!
I started my afternoon with a noon class at Crossfit. We did some tumbling, sprinting, and jumping to warm up for squats and push presses. I worked with a little less weight than I did in the past few weeks but I sucked it up and focused on my form. I was extra conscious of my back since I thought after Saturday’s fun that I was a cripple…
After the class (and snarfing an apple), I grabbed groceries. I tried not to impulse buy but there were cranberries (which got me very excited for Thanksgiving dinner!), grapes (which of course I ate immediately), and chocolate calling my name.
I went ahead and had some chocolate in the middle of the afternoon today. Rather than eating it before bed like it’s something I should be ashamed of, it feels pretty awesome to get back to just having some when I want it. Intuitive eating rocks. My logic is this: since I’ve been consistently eating a fair amount before bed every day — even if I have been “sneaking it” — I’m not changing anything except that negative emotion (guilt) around having it in the afternoon. Ditto for other things we eat that we might feel guilty for. If you’re going to have it, you might as well own the decision.
Mid afternoon, I got antsy and my mind was racing so I decided to get out for a bit. When I was relinked to this article I wrote about embracing fall running last year, I took it as a sign. Since spin was off, a run was in. I decided to do something outta my comfort zone–run fast.
Hence my sock choice…
I had ambitions of going full blitz for 20 minutes and seeing how far I went. My Garmin messed up so instead I ran loops instead and when 20 minutes felt like a marathon, I cut things short and went for 15 plus whatever it took to finish the loop. It was 16:22 of pure fun and I covered 2.25 miles. That’s fine and dandy. The pace for the km works out to 4:32/km. I’ll take it. I don’t remember the last time I ran fast. I’m going to try not keeping it so far apart from now…
The day seemed to disappear (again I hate sleeping in!). I headed to Gainsborough Family Chiropractic to get checked. I had a feeling the abuse from the weekend had wreaked havoc on me — and I was right. God it felt good to get adjusted and the energy and excitement I got from the whole crew definitely fired me up. Power is most definitely on!
When I got home, I was hungry for dinner so I threw together a quick meal–pork, a sweet potato with cashew butter and coconut, and some sprouts. Om nom nom.
And here we have me–sitting, ready to dive into my list of emails, drafts, random musings…all that good stuff. It feels good to take some time for me to get this kind of stuff done. Tomorrow I start my shifts at lululemon (after starting my day with an early spin class) so I’m anticipating a busy week. Thank goodness for turkey at the end of it all!
It’s good to be home!