i'm all moved in to my new place but comcast is being horrible and i'm still without internet (which is why i've been so silent around here). i had to come to starbucks today to get some grading done and figured while i was on their wifi, i would pop in with an update on my workouts from the past two weeks.
this past sunday i ran the united run for the zoo 5k (recap to come). i originally hoped that this race would be a catalyst to get me excited about running before fall half marathon training begins next month. instead, mother nature decided we needed a downpour and wind to keep us company, and it ended up being a challenging race moreso than a fun one. however, despite the awful weather conditions, i think i'm ready to start running regularly again.
as i mentioned in my last post, i took advantage of the new client discount at my local pure barre studio. i've only been to five classes since i started, but i'm already hooked! i love the challenge each class presents and, more importantly, i'm loving how i'm feeling about my body in such a short amount of time. i've lost inches and gained strength, all in less than two weeks! now i spend my free time online shopping for tanks and leggings and i'm convinved i need 800 pairs of sticky socks. i'm not kidding; i'm obsessed! i'm already dreading my pass running out, since i can't quite afford the regular price on my student budget.
is this my new bed?
you know what's a killer workout? moving. i think know i was super naive with this move, since i assumed it would be as easy as my last move. i guess i underestimated how much stuff i've accumulated in the last three years, because this move was anything but easy. i tried to document everything i did during the three days we moved.
-packed all of my belongings -carried 20 (!) bags of trash down to the alley behind my old apartment -sawed a couch and bed frame in half -power cleaned two bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom -carried 8 boxes, 4 bags, 3 shelves, a chair, and a microwave down one flight of stairs and up another 50 stairs
basically, i was exhausted by the time the whole process was done. and just when i thought we got through it with no problems, when we were waiting for our celebratory brunch, i started having chest pains. like really bad chest pains accompanied with shortness of breath. i thought maybe i was just hungry or thirsty, but after it didn't go away after a few hours, i went to the ER. after a lot of different tests, they said i have costochondritis, which is basically inflamed cartilage in the rib cage. i was really relieved to know i wasn't dying (because it definitely felt like i was!), but the doctor said i had to take a break from chest engaging activities for a few days (aka no barre; boooo). apparently i worked my upper body too hard during the move!
so that's what i've been up to!
what's everyone else been doing? i feel like i'm so behind without internet!