Two of the good things about being unemployed are that I get to workout longer in the morning (and start a little later if I want) and that I can take mid-day run breaks! I couldn't workout during lunch at my job because it would have taken too long to get showered and back to my desk. I'd have to stay even later at night and that really wasn't appealing to me.
So, even though I got up with Woody this morning and headed to the gym for an elliptical workout, some crunches and an hour long yoga class, it's pretty convenient to head downstairs to the "fitness room" in our apartment building and jump on the treadmill for a few minutes, so that's what I did!
That blurry thing in the distance is me (my flash was creating a weird glowing orb)
I did this yesterday too, and really liked it. Since I'm not walking around an office throughout the day and our apartment is not very big, it's a nice way to get out without having to go too far, re-energize, and rev up my metabolism!
The room isn't too bad. They've replaced a few pieces of equipment since we first moved in, and the treadmills actually work better than many at the NYSC we go to!
I also did a few strength exercises using one of the resistance bands Woody gave me for Christmas! I love these things!
Now it's time for lunch! On the menu is a hummus and avocado sandwich (hummus I picked up at Trader Joe's this morning - much less busy than on a Saturday morning!), veggies, and an apple from the farmers market! Actually, that's another 'nice' thing about being out of work! I get to go to the market during the week and visit the vendors who don't drive into the city on Saturdays!
IN RACE NEWS.....
I have officially registered for the MORE I Fitness Magazine Half Marathon in Central Park (sorry guys, this is women only, although you might want to come watch!) on April 25th! It's about time I did this since I have (at least) two college friends coming in from out of town to run, too! Not to mention other friends who have signed up. I wanted to get a few treadmill runs (even short ones) in before registering and my feet are feeling pretty good so I'm confident I can do this! Can't wait to start training in earnest!
Okay, my stomach is growling so it's time to eat! Have a great afternoon!