I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Sore arms and popular momsLiza
I have to sit very still to type, so I don’t jostle any muscles in my arms. I am sooore from those push-ups. Today I’m starting back in on all those leg squats and lunges again. I expect to be a bag of soreness by Friday. Does anyone have a leg workout video they like? I do better with videos for strengthening exercises. Push it in the DVD player, turn off the brain, suffer for 20-30 minutes — nothing but net. That core workout one I have is an easy habit now. I’ve even stopped having hateful thoughts about the pretty little girl demo-ing all the exercises.
I went to Asa’s back-to-school briefing last night. No hotdogs. No uncut grapes. Raisins are fruits of the devil. Be nice in the parking lot. Check. I left the whole parent-fest feeling like the unpopular girl in 7th grade. There was lots of hugging, high-pitched “Hi’s” and cheerful catching-up chatter in the atrium. Excitement about children getting the same teacher. Lots of cute dresses and strappy sandals. Eliot gave me a nice pep talk afterwards about how I hadn’t put any energy towards making friends there — so my experience wasn’t evidence that I was inherently unlikeable. (He’s better at not globalizing things.) Whatever. It did not help that I went with one of the two mom friends I have here who is sweet and out-going and engaging and lovely. Maybe it’s time I get some strappy sandals…
Anybody have any suggestions about the site? Anything to delete or add? Is the bumper sticker/mug thing annoying?
Running: I’ve got 60 hilly minutes on the schedule today and I’m looking forward to them.
Nutrition: In a minute