Miss Social Butterfly over here did things TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW!!! Big deal guys… big deal!!
Monday night— Pulp Fiction with the boys ((I have always loved “boy” movies as opposed to awful romantic comedies… gag me)) Seriously… this movie is a classic in my book. The dialogue is just phenomenal.
Tuesday night— A Bible Study with a whole new set of people that I didn’t know! I got invited by a runner I met at the Magnificent 7 7k race in April! So sweet of her to think of me and invite me!
It has been hard since coming back from Young Life camp this summer in keeping with my devotionals and quiet times with God. I also have gotten so caught up with nutrition/eating/healthy-ness that I keep turning to my doctors, others, or my parents for answers and support. I am disappointed in myself for not making God my #1. Because He is always keeping my best interest at heart. He cares more than anyone!
So being invited to a bible study with a community of other Christians (some who are runners!!! yayy) was wonderful and needed! It was the first time that I really felt at at home here in Bloomington. I hope to keep up with the bible study and joint the church here too!
Work that Body!
I ran when it finally got light out Tuesday morning and explored my new area! Can we say HILLS?!?! Oh my goodness… I felt like I was working so so hard and while my pace didn’t reflect the effort level I put forth, I know it was a great workout and I will see improvement on the hills throughout time! I did 6 miles in what was the most humid weather we have had yet this summer… then immediately jumped in the shower, made a smoothie, then headed to class for the rest of the day!!
I also did some leg workouts on Tuesday as well— 4 sets of 15 front squats with 55# barbell. Thighs and booty were screaming!!!! Then did some pull-up hangs where I lowered myself as controlled and slow as possible. Ouch dude…. ouch.
Ya… I look like this when I lift too. Hair down and everything…. wtf?!? No body looks like this!!!
This is more what I resemble…
Wednesday I headed back to the gym with my Jiu Jistu and lifting friend Josh for some shoulder/back work! I love lifting with him!! He pushes me hard!
***Interesting article HERE regarding runners and weight training– a common “myth” (suggestion??) is that runners want low weights, high rep’s … and this article argues the opposite view of lift heavy!!
Or click this link….but regardless, check it out!– http://maxpotentialsports.com/2013/06/21/lifting-for-runners/
Today I am so tired and sore from lifting that I don’t even know if a light run is going to fit in!! Which, to be honest, worries me a bit since I am going to be gone all weekend in NYC and most likely get no workouts in!!! Ahhh I am trying to control the anxiety that is creeping in…
**Sorry for not posting yesterday! Life was busy… and I am not sacrificing school time/sleep time for blog posting– Me and my therapist decided that is best for me to remain “un-stressed” in my time here.
Also… I LEAVE FOR NYC on a 7am flight TOMORROW morning! Expect LOTS of pictures from that trip… and not a lot of updating until I get back! 🙂 Remember– dear old sister still doesn’t know about this lovely little blog of mine…. hmm maybe one day…
Have a great day guys!
What do I HAVE TO SEE in NYC?
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