I pre-tracked for today and tomorrow, so that's why it says I have 20 weekly SmartPoints left as opposed to the 28; I still technically have the 28 as of now. I am using 2 extras tonight and 6 tomorrow.
Embarrassing confession time: Wednesday, I went to an orientation for a six-week boot camp deal I got on Groupon. My friend Erin and I are planning to go on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week. Yesterday, I started getting some pain in my left hip and I was like...was this from the BOOT-CAMP ORIENTATION WHERE I LITERALLY WORKED OUT FOR LIKE FIVE MINUTES MAX?
So I ended up skipping my run last night because I have eight miles to get through tomorrow morning and didn't want to mess my hip up more (luckily I'd done 2.5 miles before the boot-camp orientation, so I didn't feel too bad about skipping), but as the night progressed, my entire body started aching hardcore. In the middle of the night, I had to try very hard to roll my ass out of bed to get up to pee. Today I'm very sore.
It's a nightmare. I can't believe I'm this out of shape! Running is one thing, but my body is clearly telling me I need to mix it up since I'm this sore. I'm glad we're not going to do a real class until Tuesday because damn. I feel 87 years old right now. I hope I can make it through the eight miles tomorrow morning OK. Luckily Josh is coming with me, because I will probably need the push. The Princess Half is in six weeks (it'll be five years since my first half - the same race!), so I don't have any wiggle room to slack off.
But I'm choosing to look on the bright side: I'm starting to get back into cross/strength/circuit training, and that's an awesome thing. I know from past experience that it helps my running endurance a LOT, especially when I get a good amount of core work in. So I'm looking forward to that very much. I really want to enjoy the Princess Half and not trudge my way through it, the way I did with OUC last month. I actually ended up hurting my calves and had to walk the last two miles - and I almost didn't even accomplish that, sadly.
But the big race is going to be the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon, which Josh and I are signed up for. Ahhh! I am going to get this outfit for it, to match my yellow version of Belle's dress! The race is Sept. 25, which I know is going to be here before we know it. We're taking our dream trip to Paris, Munich, and London - the latter of where we are also going to see the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I'm so so stoked. We already have our plane tickets, all the accommodations for the race (registration and hotel stay), and the play tickets for London. In the next few months we'll book our Air BnB places and a few other things we want to do, like a wine tour, the Harry Potter WB Studio Tour in London, and an overnight train from Paris to Munich. We are also planning to buy a townhouse this year, so needless to say we will be very busy.
Tangent over for now, though I'm sure I'll be updating with lots more Europe and homebuying stuff in the future. And work stuff, considering I started writing for one of my dream publications HelloGiggles last year and am contributing fairly regularly to them now! And Josh got a new job too, with UCF. He graduates with his MBA this May. So much stuff going on, so we're very busy, but...wow. Writing all this down makes me realize how many cool things we're accomplishing and gives me some time to reflect, which is pretty cool. Usually I'm just working out the details of all this stuff and don't take the time to appreciate it.
This weekend, I'm going to get through this eight miles tomorrow
Hope everyone has a great weekend!