Thursday, December 5, 2013
Long Time No Stress
So, as you may have noticed, I have been a bit preoccupied and unable to get over to blogland for updating everyone on my fabulous workouts and the amazing excitement of my daily life. This moving thing is rough. And I haven't even moved yet. I've just been trying to find a place to live before I have to drive all the way there and look around in person because, well, its a ways away and exhausting just driving there and back. I'd considered driving out, renting a motel room, and then taking however long it requires to find a place to live, then driving back. But it was suggested to me that I could just as easily rent a place at an extended stay motel, that is one with a kitchen and fully furnished room, and take whatever time I need to look for a permanent place on my lunch hour after starting the new job. Until I find it, I have a room with everything I need and don't have to move furniture and sign a lease just yet.
The main problem with this plan is that the extended stay place costs more than an apartment. A lot more. But it doesn't involve signing a lease, so there's that.
Writing this just reminded me that I need to call tomorrow and reserve my room before the big winter storm hits and either I find myself without power, or they do, and then I can't get through to anyone and don't have a room.
I don't mean to bore you with this. I know that telling you that I'm stressed and dealing with moving and then just leave it at that. But the fact is, I haven't had much time for working out or doing a meme or commenting on the world around me because of this.
Anyway, I plan to go to the gym tomorrow and try running the ... I hate even saying the word ... treadmill ... ugh, now I feel like rinsing my mouth out with Listerine, except I'm allergic to alcohol so I have to be careful with Listerine even. Wow, this just sucks. Anyway, enough about things that suck. Tomorrow I need to try to take a run. And if I manage to tolerate the mind numbing boredom of the treadmill then I could do some weights afterwards. Yeah, I know, why not do the weights BEFORE a long, boring run? Well, I haven't done any free weights in months and I'm not sure how my shoulders are going to do. I'd like to make absolutely sure I'm fully warmed up. And then, probably, I'm just going to do bench presses. I don't know. I don't have a plan for the weights. That's another reason to run first. I haven't lifted in so long that I don't even have a workout in mind just yet. For running I don't need a plan. A treadmill doesn't involve much planning. I can either plan to run a fast pace and see how far it takes me before I crap out, or I can plan to run a set distance and try to run a pace that will assure me I can do that. That's not too complicated. Although now that I've said this I realize I haven't decided yet which one I plan to do.