Day 230: On Monday I went to Core Power for a sculpt class. I have not been to one in a while, so I will refresh your memory- hot room, weights, yoga poses and lots of sweat. At one point I started seeing spots, so I dropped to my knees to help me regain some control. After a 30 second break, I joined the rest of my classmates to finish up. I made the declaration on that day that I was going to work really hard to have some seriously toned bridal guns for the wedding in 80 days. In fact, I might need to get a license for these guns…
Day 231: Yesterday I went for a bike ride on the Cherry Creek Trail. When I ride alone I like to take my hybrid bike because I think that bike is less prone to flats (aka me getting stranded because I still do not know how to change a flat tire after six years of biking). I listened to Adele radio on Pandora, sang out loud every now again when I thought nobody was around and pedaled my hybrid-bike-heart out for 90 minutes.
Day 232: In 10 days 15 of my nearest and dearest gal pals will be in town for my bachelorette party and I want to make sure that I am working my tail off up until that alcohol infused weekend. So I decided to take full advantage of the two-week trial membership that the Denver Athletic Club gave all the Colfax half-marathon participants. Today, I got the official tour of quite possibly the largest gym/club I have ever been to. The membership director even had me get on this large machine (no clue what it was called) that shakes so fast that supposedly it helps rid you of fat. Actually, I made that up. I have no clue what it is meant to do besides threaten a possible orgasm in front of Denver’s most elite gym goers.
After the tour I headed to one of the three locker rooms and threw on my tie-dyed swimsuit and headed to the pool. I swam a little shy of a mile and was quickly reminded of why I used to love to swim. I lose myself completely within seconds of putting on my goggles. All the noises go away under the water and I am left just to think about my strokes. Speed up, slow down, flip, repeat. It feels poetic to be able to lose a sense everything else going on. If you used to swim and you have not done it in a while, then I challenge you to find a local pool and lose yourself. It’s amazing how good it feels to find some quiet chlorine induced peace.
Fuel of the week: Greek yogurt with blackberries and strawberries.