After this week I’ve needed to run, scream, cry, sing at the top of my lungs, and dance all over my living room.
Tonight I recognized that I may have been pushing myself on my 8 mile run- which I followed up by doing a 3.5 mile run last night. I want to run, but I am also aware that my body is asking me (so kindly) to slow down. Remember that time you had lupus? Yes. Body.
So today after I got home from work I decided to take it down a notch and use FitStar, a workout app that claims-
You can do this anywhere– at home! Work! Vacation!
And while my first thought is always- where exactly are their users working? I have to admit it’s a great app. FitStar (click me to see!) provides you with a basic to complex workout regimen that is designed to target different parts of your body (ie: core and arms day, legs and back day). It explains each individual exercise and times you while giving instructions and advice. It then allows you to be totally 100% honest and rate each exercise (did you really do that plank for the full 30 seconds?) My personal fav is while you’re doing a wall push up the “trainer” says, “smile, don’t worry, you aren’t being searched.” I haven’t purchased the full app, but I do use the basic version which is free. It’s a good addition to add on the days of the week that I’m looking to slow my roll.
So tonight I put on some workout gear, you have to dress the part to act the part, John’s new Beats that I got him for his birthday (tip- buy your boyfriend presents that you can use), and started the app. Forty minutes later and a dance party mixed in and I’m actually satisfied.
I started this post by saying that after this week I’ve needed to run, scream, cry, sing at the top of my lungs, and dance all over my living room.
The past two days I have run.
Three nights ago I screamed.
Every day I have cried.
Today I sang at the top of my lungs.
And just now I danced all over my living room.
Glad you took a break from the craziness that is life 🙂
And back to the treadmill today!
congrats, this is great!
I know exactly what you mean! “I’ve needed to run, scream, cry, sing at the top of my lungs, and dance all over my living room.” it’s just like sometimes, you feel all caught up in life and your brain is a mess. You know you have loads of things to do but for the life of you, you can’t seem to get your mind to cooperate and let you know where to start! Arghh! It’s a mixture of crazy and adrenaline that makes you feel like you need to do a million things at once! But then you mentally tell yourself to shut up, grab your head phones and go for a run. Or do anything, really. Just something that will clear your mind and help you understand the incoherent babble that your brain is spitting out. Anyways…that’s how I feel, at least. Thanks for listening to my babble 😉
I think most of my posts are babble, so I totally get it. And my mind is usually a giant scramble as well so doing everything at once is usually my MO. The run does help to wind me down though and centralize my energy in some way so that’s nice to have 🙂
Sounds like you are doing all the right things! Take care of yourself, listen to your body and do what you need to do. 😉
That’s the goal- sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. I get excited and keep pushing! I think many of us have that problem.
Wow, congratulations! I should be following your lead; I’m going on a four day hike in the summer and need to start training!
Sometimes you just got to break the routine and do something different.. I’ve just discovered your blog. Great place!