That is all it has been doing here in Jersey…raining! Seriously, there have only been 5 rain free days in the month of June. UGH! So depressing!
Okay…in not so depressed land…
I had two really good workout days in a row yesterday and this morning. I ran 3 miles last night pain free and had a great swim. This morning I decided I was going to get back into the morning workout groove and I got my butt to spinning at 545am 🙂 This was my first class at my new gym (same gym actually, just new location since I moved) and it went really well. I haven’t been to a morning spin class since March (ugh!!!!) and have avoided weekday AM workouts entirely the month of May and, until this morning, June. I was determined to get back into the swing of things. I was definitely a little out of sorts at first but after about ten minutes I was back in the game. The instructor was good and kept the energy super high; he talked enough to keep us entertained and was upbeat but without being all perky annoying. Do you know what I am talking about? When I was going to spin last summer, the women who ran the Thurs morning made me crazy- it was like she downed an entire pot of coffee before class. There is only a certain level of perky that works at 545am! Anyway, because I have to be at work at 8am and traffic is an absolute ridiculous nightmare sucks I have to cut out of the class 15 mins early so I can shower and get ready. Still, the 40 mins I was there were great and I feel so good about getting back in the groove.
Well not totally in the groove…I totally forgot my towel today!
I packed my bag last night, checked it this morning and went off. The whole way to the gym I kept thinking I forgot something and then it hit me when I got in the locker room (like when the mom in Home Alone is on the plane and can’t shake the feeling that she forgot something- it was like that…but a towel, not a kid). Ugh…no towel. This has never happened and I needed to do some quick thinking. There way NO WAY I was going back home and not working out, but I also knew there would be no time to go home and get ready after spin either. All I had was the small towel I take to class so I sucked it up, went to class without a towel and used my washcloth version of a real towel to dry off after my shower. Of course, I still had to deal with my dripping wet hair. That is when I came up with a genius idea. I turned my T-shirt (I only wear it into the gym, not while working out) into a hair towel. It worked perfectly.
In other news, I am still up in the air about this weekends 5k. I want to run it because I want to run outside and because a few of my friends are participating so I think it will just depend on the weather. I haven’t ran or biked outside in almost two weeks. Have I mentioned the rain in Jersey! Blech! I miss the sun!
I hope everyone is having a great week.
Oh, and if you get a chance, check out Racevine a SUPER easy way to find races. Like Jill said (not me, another Jill- I didn’t start talking in third person), it is super simple- Sometimes the whole KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) philosophy works so much better! So check em out and show them your support 🙂