Yesterday was an incredibly active day for me. Saturdays usually are, just because I am always trying to catch up on the chores and errands that I don’t normally do during the week.
That being said, yesterday I was very active and much more than usual. K and I woke up bright and early, ate a light breakfast and drank coffee and then headed out the door for a morning run. Can you believe it?! I sure can’t. It was actually so early that it was kind of cold outside, so I had to wear a jacket. I have never in my life, as lame as it sounds, went for a morning run. I hate running, but something has changed in me. I have started to love exercise.
Friday night and Saturday afternoon I astounded myself again and went to the gym. I went to the university fitness center with K and paid the one day fee each time. Now, i can’t do that every time because it would get really expensive and they charge an arm and a leg for semester passes, but it’s nice to do that every once in awhile to get an extra difficult workout. I also really can’t stand to go to the gym. People are smelly and sweaty and germy. I’m always afraid that I might see someone get “sick” there too. Out of shape people doing difficult exercise is a recipe for illness. I brought my hand sanitizer and kept spraying the sanitizing spray on the equipment I used and somehow I made it through two hours total in there. Now I feel great. Well, psychologically feeling because I worked my body really hard. Physically speaking, I can barely walk 😉 I like that kind of feeling though because I know I actually worked my muscles.
I have never liked to work out. Never, not once. i always felt forced to go to the gym or go for an evening run. Now, I have the right motivation, which may sound silly to some, but the tattoo has got me motivated. The end goal for me is so important that getting there is just as exciting now. For the first time in my life, I actually enjoy getting in shape 🙂 My asthma issues usually make me hate it.
I took the recycling to the recycling center and then came home and cleaned the house. I gave Chester a bath, which is always hard to do because I have to trick him into the bathroom. I can’t give him any signs that it’s bath day. I just hide the measuring cup I use to pour the water on him under my shirt, which is so obvious, but he doesn’t get it. Then I have to just make sure he doesn’t suspect anything an then bring him in the bathroom, at which time I shut the door and give him a bath, which is actually the easy part 😉 After that, I ate lunch.
In the afternoon, K and I went to the gym as mentioned above. We then came home and watched World War Z, which was pretty awesome although not my favorite zombie movie because the zombies were way too fast. We were going around making zombie biting faces and sounds all day 😉 We then took a short nap, woke up and watched Star Trek: Into the Darkness, another great movie, while cooking dinner. Well, we started watching it, until the power went out! It was a beautiful, no gorgeous day, not a cloud in sight and the power randomly went out. Someone had hit an electric pole. I looked online at the energy company website and saw that 2700+ people were without power. I called them and they said the power wasn’t going to be on for 3 more hours. So, K and I went outside, had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant, which was awesome as usual, and then went to the supermarket and I bought shampoo and he bought beer 🙂
When we came home, the power was back on an hour earlier than we expected 🙂
It was a pretty great day. I’m kind of proud of myself 🙂
Thanks for reading!