Days 102 & 103: Although I have lived in Denver for four months, my fiance (and our belongings) were still stored in Washington, DC and Columbus, OH. On day 102 my fiance and I moved a 16 foot Penske truck from Salina, KS to Denver, CO. We arrived in Denver early evening and unloaded the jimmy-jammed truck into our apartment. Now I am not sure if you’ve ever tried this, but I highly recommend trying to fit two large one bedroom apartments (we have not lived together before) into a small 650 square foot two bedroom apartment. It was a lot like playing life-sized tetris for two days.
Therefore my workouts were moving beds, dressers, boxes and night stands from one room to another time after time, after time. It took more effort to do this for seven hours on day 102 and twelve hours on day 103 than any other day of working out. I can honestly say that these two days of constant moving, unpacking and organizing exhausted me more than any other day of working out so far. Please feel free to yell at me at the top of your lungs and say “THAT DOES NOT COUNT AS A WORKOUT!,” but I would scream back louder and with more gusto than I thought possible, “Hells yes it is! You try it!”
Day 104: I have been counting down the days until Michael came home for a lot of reasons; one of them being so that I could share Washington Park with him. Today was the big day. After we played belonging tetris for the first few hours of the day we headed over to the park for a short three-mile run, after all, he needed to slowly get acclimated to the altitude after spending a year in the Navy out at sea. I was so prepared to impress his socks off and smoke him on the run (secretly, I want to do that at some point in our lives).
We ran the first half together and I set a pretty decent pace. Halfway around the park I could feel him wanting to pull ahead so I said my typical, “you can go faster if you want” and he said, “I’m just so cold” and took off. I met him back at the car. So much for my theory on altitude and my dream of beating him running (for now).