Day 91: One of the worst feelings in the world to me is getting out of a warm bed on a cold day and today I had to do that twice. That might sound lazy, but let me explain! Mike and I had to drive from Washington, DC to Norfolk, VA at 3:30 a.m. for him to finish up some paperwork to process out of the Navy. We were back in the District eating pizza by 1:30 p.m. We were tired puppies.
When we got home we both crashed for about 90 minutes, which only left time for a quick 45 minute workout. We raced down to the gym in my parents building and did our own respective body moving. I’ll admit, I was incredibly low energy. I kept going back to the warm bed lazy feeling and then I’d think about this and perk my bod right up: Denver Post Debut
Needless to say, that helped me get through the busy day. Now I am off with my darling man, big brother, Mom and Step Dad to celebrate Michael being out of the Navy! Afterwards, I get to reunite with some old DC pals. I’d say today is pretty wonderfully, perfectly, fantastically (cold)!
Day 88: I apologize for the lack of daily blogs, but my life is overflowing with love, family, friends, food, wine, beaches and travels right now. Finding the time to write has proved difficult. Yesterday I crammed in a 53 minute worked at the Navy Fitness Center in Norfolk while Mike spent some time wrapping up his time in the Navy. I did a sprint workout on the treadmill, weight lifting circuits with a ton of ab work crammed in between sets to make it higher intensity. It was fun working out in a Naval facility, they have great cable. It makes it hard to get off a cardio machine. Seriously.
After that, we drove up to Washington, DC to spend some time with a few members of my family. My Mom, Step-Dad and brother took us out to our favorite restaurant, Central, to celebrate Mike’s return home. It was a nice reminder of why I workout as much as I do; to ensure that I can continue to eat whatever I want. Cheese puffs, mushroom risotto, lobster burger and a chocolatey desert? Don’t mind if I do…
Day 89: Today Michael and I ran 5.5 miles together from my parents house in Glover Park up to American University, over towards the National Cathedral, down around the Naval Observatory, through embassy row, ending in Georgetown for a brunch date with my friend Stacy. This was our first time running together in six months and I was able to keep up with Mike a little better than I have in the past. We stayed at a 9.15 pace for the whole time and were able to hold a conversation for the majority of the run. It’s a good feeling to know that this challenge is paying off in numerous ways. Building up my speed is definitely an added bonus. And if I continue to eat the way that I did last night, there is no amount of speed or distance that can save my waistline…
Day 86: Yesterday I got to see Michael for the first time in six months! It was the reunion that we have been waiting for the past year and it was perfect in every way. Enough said.
The workout, however, was not. I had to get at 3 a.m. to get in 35 minutes of yoga. Well when I say “get up” it implies that I had actually fallen asleep, which I had not because of the massive amounts of anticipation. My flow was actually decent considering this. I realized that my balance at 3:10 a.m. is better than what it is at a normal hour of the day, or maybe it was a fluke? Either way, I hope that I never have to try that out again to find out.
Day 87: Today we went to the Navy Fitness Center on the Naval Base in Norfolk, VA and did our own respective workouts. Michael powered through an hour on the bike and I did 40 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes of weight lifting. We finished out our workout by playing a game of “Pig” on the basketball court….and I won. My guess is that he let me win, after all, I did send a lot of gummy bear stocked care packages this past year!
We rounded out our sunny day with a fun walk on the beach with our new buddy Poseidon and some chocolate treats. I have a feeling that everyday is going to feel like this for awhile; sunny and filled with sweet things that make me happy.