Well, this has been one of the most go go go weeks ever. Now it’s time for some down time, or something like that. My one exam is next week but I’ve not been studying, mostly because I’ve been too busy catching up with friends, catching up with laundry, and catching up with sleep (actually, I’ll never be caught up with sleep!).
Thursday was a whirlwind with a swim, seeing the dietitian, a massage, and a coaching consult plus trying to be in two places at once! The Gazette year end dinner won out, however, but it was sad to realize that the year is coming to an end! Again, I’m glad to be back here next year, even though I won’t be an editor. I’m looking forward to volunteering there nonetheless.
I think in an attempt to make the whole “year end” part a little bit easier I drank a bit too much wine. By the time I got home after dancing and seeing other friends at the bar (whose pictures I won’t include for sake of not embarrassing them !), I still felt out of it. I tried sleeping it off but I woke up feeling out of it, so I headed to the gym on my rest day (eek!). Sometimes you have to go with what you’re feeling, and I was feeling the need to sweat.
So I ran and spun and it was awesome. No hip pain! Knock on wood. I did almost 4 miles with my walk breaks like I’m supposed to and then I spun for almost an hour. I finished with some stretching, went to physio, and got the good news that I can keep up with running, my physio exercises, and start adding some intensity. I didn’t say even though I wanted to that running after 10 weeks off makes every run feel intense—but it does. Anyways, I’m grateful to be running again even if there isn’t enough oxygen in the world when I’m running .
After my sweaty morning, we had Volume 105 vs Volume 106 face-off (old Gazette editors vs. new Gazette editors) in Capture the Flag. It was a gorgeous day so even though the game was almost a fail, I was glad to be in the sun. Especially when we stopped playing and one of the photo editors graciously offered to set up his slackline for us to try. I am always up for making an ass of myself so I was all over this. After a while there was a group of us and it was so nice to be outside for the afternoon, slacking (literally).
Here we are…
Andddddd here’s what we’re aspiring to…
Just a word or warning, I’m sore. Mighta been this week’s workouts, but there are little muscles in my legs that I’ve never ever felt before talking to me this morning. Yay for that.
After the sunny afternoon wrapped up, I did a sweaty yoga class (I could barely resist the urge to just lie on my mat for the hour) and then hung out with Angela after dinner! We watched Stick It but obvs fell asleep. The important thing is that we made it to the best part…
…I’ll take her abs any day.
Anyways, I’ll wrap this bad boy up with a few choice eats over the past couple days. Delicious. I’m hoping to cook a bit more over the next 3 weeks with my downtime, but usually downtime ends up getting busier than “normal” time. Today I’m hoping for a swim and some yoga and maybe to finish the laundry that I’ve been doing since Tuesday? Fail. Or maybe a pedicure…decisions!
Have you seen Stick It?
Have you ever been off for an injury and come back feeling out of shape? Any words of wisdom?
What are you doing this weekend?