Monday, January 23, 2012

update

Man, I have been a terrible blogger.  This semester is already really hectic and intense, so I really haven't had much time to blog the past few weeks.

In addition to not having much time, I'm not feeling too inspired!  I have been cooking, but most of my meals have been repeats of past favorites (we eat a lot of oregano chicken) or random things thrown together (black bean burger served over rice with steamed veggies? sure).  So, nothing exciting to share on that front.  Meanwhile, running has been... frustrating!  The foam roller has helped, and I probably need to be more disciplined with it, but I have still been having IT band / knee pain whenever I exercise.  It's annoying because the pain isn't so severe that it interferes with my daily activities, but it's bad enough that I definitely do not enjoy running.

Last night in attempt to cross train and try something new, I went with some friends to swim laps.  What great work out - I was EXHAUSTED after.  Of course, then my leg was sore this morning and I didn't feel up to running.  I feel really lame not running.  I need to figure out how to get totally better so I can get back to enjoying my runs!

One fun thing I have been doing is a 25 push ups, 25 crunches challenge, which I started on January 13th and plan to do for 50 days.  It's pretty simple: I try to do 25 push ups and 25 crunches every single day.  So far, I have missed some days but have made up for them in the days following, so on the average, I am on track!  I am getting better at push ups which has been fun, and I'm starting to see definition in my arms which is awesome!  Ten days down, 40 to go!

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