April Challenge, Day 27

Today’s Movement: Running

Ahhhhh…that’s a relaxed “ah”, not a screaming “ah”.

Today was my first staycation day. I had a nice morning cuddling with my coffee, then a mani/pedi at Apollo Nail Salon, a cycle shoe fitting (and buying) at REI, another coffee at one of my favorite places (Espresso Vivace), a stop by Whole Foods, making Nom Nom Paleo’s Wonton Meatballs, then a speedy run down at the lake. Seriously, one of the best days off I’ve had in a long time.


I saw: Rabbits! Because there weren’t a ton of people out when I went for a run, the rabbits seemed brave and were hopping across the path.
I loved: Everything about today, including my run.
#RealTalk: I was loving on myself with some selfies by the lake after my run. Seriously, I was feeling myself and my hair looked radiant with the sun bouncing off of it.



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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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 9

Today’s Movement: Running

The sun is out today. I was sure I was going to go on a bike ride, but after my run the other night, I was excited to get out again. I got a massage this morning (being hard on your body means taking care of your body…) and spent the rest of the day getting things done around the house. I prefer to workout in the mornings, but with the daylight lasting longer and the sun finding its way out today, it didn’t feel like a chore at all. I’m still feeling slow on the run, but I’m trying to give myself a little grace while I ramp up again.


I saw: Tulips! They are finally peeking their heads out.
I loved:
Seeings all the Seattleites out, soaking up some Vitamin D.
Do pants that stay up while you run exist?



April Challenge, Day 5

Today’s Movement: Running

I love running. I hate running. I go through phases of running almost everyday and then not running at all. I’m at the point in my life (aka older) that I let those phases come and go and do what they may. Coming off a phase of not running (aka winter), I decided to test the waters today. It was drizzly, I was tired, but I did it. It wasn’t fast, but it felt familiar, and I’m actually looking forward to the next one.


I saw: A street sign with all kinds of stickers. I’ve walked by here 100 times before, and I’ve never noticed it. Perhaps I’ll add my own…
I loved: Running past all of the ducks enjoying the many puddles.
#Realtalk: Period, Day 1. Ugh.

Thanks, www.mapmyrun.com!

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