Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Old Gym Rat Ways

Last night, I felt really good when I got home. This is because I spent about 2 hours at the gym. I loved it! I started with a slow 3 miles, then hit up the leg weights and ended my glorious night with an hour ripped class. I am a little sore this morning. I know, once I wake up more, I will  be even more sore. It's all a good sore, though. I miss this soreness.

(Please excuse the re-used photo)

I knew since I can't get up at 4 am anymore (at least right now, I'm too lazy), I will start going to the gym after work. One thing I didn't miss was the appetite. I was a little hungry before, but I know today I will be starving. I'm going to miss my 4 am gym peeps, but maybe I'll try to get up at that time when the sun starts getting up that early.

Already, I'm happier and I have more energy. I'm, so glad that I went. I'm going to go back tomorrow night (for my spin class), more running and some weights thrown in there. It did take me a little longer to get home from the gym, last night. So, I'm afraid to tell you guys, I'm no longer a run a way from the gym (like I use to incorporate my long runs during the week).

House update:
Still trying to get the heat fixed, but we're lucky we're in Cali because it gets cold, but not that cold here at night (plus we have space heaters). Walls are getting painted and pictures are getting hung. The house is starting to feel like ours and not that we're house sitting for someone. The kitchen is almost at a place where you may be able to see a difference (we can, just because we did the work), so I'll post pictures soon.

Are you a crazy early bird (like I prefer to be, but can't force myself at the moment), or do you prefer an after work sweat-a-thon?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What I Didn't Do

This morning, I didn't wake up at 4 am. I didn't get in my freezing car to drive 15 minutes to the gym. I didn't hop on the tm. I didn't run anything. These are things I had planned this morning. But, when my alarm went off at 4 (yes, I did intend to get up, I even slept in my running clothes, again), I turned it off. I didn't even hit snooze, completely off.

I plan on getting up at a decent time on Saturday to hit the pavement and get some miles in my new neighborhood. I can't wait!

We're hoping to have our heater fixed tomorrow, but we now have space heaters and it's been pretty warm (60's during the day) lately. So, it's not all that cold in our house. We've been drinking and eating a lot of warm things. Tea is our big one. It's nice and relaxing after working all day and needing something warm to relax with.

Is it cold where you are? How do you keep warm (when you're not sweating)?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Working the Lungs

I've been wanting to go to the gym, before work. Which means a 4 am wake up call. I wasn't up for it last week, so this week it was. I haven't ran for quit some time. I knew it was going to be tough. My goal for this week is to get up early today and Thursday to head to the gym just to run. On Saturday, I'll run some errands (in my car), before sun rise, then go for an outdoor run directly after (not even uploading the groceries).

It was really tough, but it was pretty enjoyable. I loved every minute of lung torture. My legs were really happy to get out and run, like the good old days (aka 2 months ago).

You do have to excuse the mess behind me in all these future pictures. We are in progress with the house, and it will be a work in progress for some time. For the people who have asked, the main thing we are doing, right now, is painting.

We are getting some work done in the house, so we don't have heat, right now. So, I slept in my running clothes (clean). So, when I got out of bed, I didn' have to put on freezing cold clothes on. It worked out pretty good and I actually woke up 1 minute before my alarm went off. Everything worked great! I'm going to try this on Thursday and Saturday, too!

How have your 2012 workout goals been going? Any winter races?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

All Moved In!!

Well, On Wednesday, Jason & I rushed around trying to get things ready to be signed to close on time, on Friday. It was crazy, but everything worked out. We technically had the keys on Friday night and moved in on Saturday. We finished picking everything last minute small things on Sunday. We are no longer apartment people. We are home owners! Here are just a few pictures from around the house. I didn't include the bedrooms (because everyone has seem a bedroom).

The living room

Little nook area (off the living room).

Dining room.


Backyard. We don't have any neighbors behind us, that's a small, quiet park.

View of the house from the backyard.

I'm taking some time off of work to get un-packed and organized. I will start running and hitting up the gym next week, I just need to try to get organized, before I can start to get back into my routine.

How has everyone been? I haven't caught up on your posts, but I will be back at it next week, as well.