Waaaaaaay back in April I declared that I would be blogging every day. I believe I said I was back and here to stay. I'm sure if anyone is still reading this blog, then the fact that I haven't blogged since May is probably rather amusing.
So for today's update out of nowhere, let's recap my run yesterday. I ran 11.5 miles. It was absurdly hot, I was ridiculously slow, and my iPod shuffle decided that all I wanted to listen to was Daft Punk. That thing is packed with music and aside from a few samplings from other artists and genres, the bulk of my run was the two Daft Punk albums I have. That was interesting.
This morning I got up early because I wanted to restart Focus T25. Let me back up just a bit to say I really like Focus T25. I am not a Beachbody coach, so I will not steer you in one direction or another with Beachbody programs - I'll be honest. I hated Insanity. It made my lower back hurt so much after three days that I couldn't continue. So maybe that's not fair, maybe I would have loved Insanity if I could have physically done it. But something like that should be hard on the muscles you're trying to work, not hard on your poor little back. So I was reluctant about Focus T25. But this is a totally different workout and I really like it. For one thing, I like that it is only 25 minutes. As you learned earlier, my Pinterest and Frasier schedule really takes up a lot of time. But in all seriousness, devoting an hour to exercise on work days is kind of exhausting, especially when your work day consists of putting on pantyhose and a variety of wools and taking people on a five hour tour through the Magic Kingdom in 95 degree heat. When I am done with a tour, the last thing I want to do is exercise. And if I want to exercise before the tour, I am getting up before dawn even has a chance to crack. So the 25 minutes is great for me. I feel like I can deal with 25 minutes even when I'm exhausted. I also just like the workouts. And Shaun T has a modifier for this one! It's really great to have an option when you don't feel up to jumping around.
But I digress. I planned on restarting Focus T25 this morning. I missed a couple workouts over my first two weeks and wasn't thrilled with that, so I thought I'd just hit the reset button. I got up early to get T25 Cardio done before work. When my alarm went off, I was ready to show Shaun T what I was made of. And then I got out of bed and remembered that I had run 11.5 miles the day before and it hurt to move my hip flexors. So... just kidding on the T25!