April Challenge, Day 23

Today’s Movement: Running

Sometimes you have runs that remind you why you like to run, and I’m so glad this morning turned out to be one of those. No rain, no wind, minimal people, and a relatively fast (for me right now) run that felt good (mostly) the whole time.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: The divers getting ready to go out. There are always SCUBA divers getting suited up to go into the Sound from Alki on the weekend. There are likely several groups, but, honestly, they all look the same in suits with their tanks.
I loved: Enjoying my run and listening to a new artist (K.Flay)!
#Realtalk: I didn’t have my “coaching” feature on during my run, so it didn’t call out the mileage at every mile increment. I’ve run along the water here many times, so I guesstimated where I needed to park and turn around to do five miles. It was such an awesome feeling when I checked my mileage not far before the half way point and it said 2.46 miles. I felt like such a rockstar.

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April Challenge, Day 22

Today’s Movement: Cycle & Flow

I look forward to this class. I fear this class. It’s hard in a familiar way, and I know I’m going to make it through, I know it’s going to be challenging, and I know I’ll be so sweaty my clothes will be saturated as if I was outside in the rain.

Thanks, Melissa and Live Love Flow for meeting all of my expectation this Saturday morning!

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: An athletic team of some sort (my guess at least) from the university across the street running early on a Saturday!
I loved: To learn that Cycle & Flow is coming back as an option during the week!
#Realtalk: I honestly think that more often than not, yoga is the hard part of this combo for me.

April Challenge, Day 21

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

Today was running masked by CrossFit. Nothing makes you feel a little badass (and slightly crazy) than doing burpees at street intersections (not IN the intersection, mom!)

I was reflecting today about the whole “21 days makes a habit” thing (which is actually a myth and a misinterpretation of some guy’s work). This has actually been the hardest week for me during this challenge. I’ve proved to myself that I can do this, but now it’s not feeling as “special” anymore. I’ve even been getting behind on posting my daily movement. Going into the last week of this “challenge”, I’ll be considering what my movement goals are after these 30 consecutive days and what’s next for Fitness Promiscuous.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: A very intimate view of the sidewalks in my neighborhood (this is what happens when you do burpees outside).
I loved: Forgetting to set an alarm and still waking up in time to go to the gym.
#Realtalk: The workout pants/underwear combo I chose today was just not working. Maybe it was the constant pulling up my pants because of the jumping up and down for burpees, but it was wedgie city.

April Challenge, Day 20

Today’s Movement: Walking (& Stretching)

I had a super hectic day at work and instead of getting up for the gym, I got up early to work on some items before going into the office. Fitness is certainly a priority for me, but so is not being so stressed out about time while I’m moving that it’s not at all enjoyable. Thankfully my sweetie was up for an evening walk and everything worked out. She has been so supportive of me in this movement challenge, and I really can’t thank her enough.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw:  At the very beginning of our loop around the park we saw an eagle with a fish in its talons that it had just picked up from the lake. Nature is badass.
I loved:  The surprise evening sun! The forecast did not look terribly promising, but we lucked out!
#Realtalk:  I was all kinds of sore after yesterday’s workout. I spent a little time on the foam roller which was both terrible and amazing.

April Challenge, Day 19

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

I was actually looking forward to today’s class, as most of the moves were ones that I enjoy working on. The snatch is such a technical lift, but it’s been fun to do more of and feel the difference and improvement when it’s done correctly. The met-con was HARD! Five rounds of a three-minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible), with one minute breaks between the rounds. Talk about muscle fatigue!

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: (Maybe this should go under #Realtalk, but I’m a few days behind on posts and I have no idea what I saw…)
I loved: Looking forward to going to the gym. The rest of this week was a bit of a struggle.
#Realtalk: I was basically just peeling myself up from the ground for some of those last rounds of push-ups. I couldn’t even do knee push-ups anymore!

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Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

April Challenge, Day 18

Today’s Movement: CrossFit

Sometimes you go to the gym at 5:00am because it’s the only time during the day that will work. And, surprisingly, sometimes you don’t hate it.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: Snails…making their way out for Spring.
I loved:  That is wasn’t pitch black outside on my way to the gym.
#Realtalk:  Sometimes you fall asleep at 8:30pm (which makes getting up at 4:30am much easier). #adulting

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Thanks, Rocket CrossFit!

April Challenge, Day 17

Today’s Movement: Running

No pictures today. No logging of miles. Today was a a catch-up-with-a-friend-while-getting-in-my-movement day. I’m not usually a chat while running type of person, but a nice jog along the Seattle waterfront with a dear friend was the best way I could imagine spending an hour after a Monday at work.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw:  The post-work city bustle while jogging down to the waterfront.
I loved:  Going for a run in the rain and not being that upset by it.
#Realtalk:  Friends who have extra hair ties are good friends.

April Challenge, Day 16

Today’s Movement: Walking (and Stretching)

We woke up at 6:00am, we put on our hiking clothes, we had a nice hearty breakfast, and…we decided not to go hiking. After our failed attempt yesterday, we were going to try again. Alas, neither of us felt that excited about making the drive out for the hike. In the end, all we wanted was some fresh air, some good movement, and some time together. We decided we could get that in the city, just a short drive away, walking along the shores of Alki. I’m not usually a “go with the flow” kind of person, but I’m also over doing things because I feel like I have to or have some obligation to. It was perfect.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: The hope of a lovely Spring/Summer!
I loved: The sound of the water hitting the shore. It’s in my Top 3.
#Realtalk: It’s okay to change plans. It really is.

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April Challenge, Day 15

Today’s Movement: Cycling (outdoors)

Halfway! Fifteen days of movement and blogging. I wanted to “celebrate” the halfway point with a hike with my sweetie. We headed out with a Plan A and a Plan B, but both were squashed due to every Seattleite on the planet also deciding to go hiking. Every parking lot was completely full. So we took a detour and stopped by Snoqualmie Falls (our unplanned Plan C) and then got burgers. Since I didn’t get any movement in in the morning, I decided to go back to where this all started (Day 1) and jump on my bike. We’ll try our hike again tomorrow.

ON THE MOVE:

I saw: A lot of people braving short sleeves and tank tops. It was a sweltering 57°F.
I loved: ALL. THE. SUN.
#Realtalk: Whoa…ALL. THE. POTHOLES. It’s Spring in Seattle! Maybe there will be some relief with the “Pothole Palooza” that starts next week.

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Thanks, www.mapmyride.com!

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