I’m so lackadaisical about my workout routine right now. As a recovering-marathon runner, I think this is good for me, hahaha! (Geez, that’s an obsessive sport.) I like walking, a lot. I attempt to swim. I try to do yoga. I’d like to do all of them more frequently, but that’s everyone’s wish, I bet.
In Windsor a couple of weekends ago, I went to visit my favorite college friends Tom and Mindi. Tom used to swim in college, so we went open water swimming at the pond near their house. It was cold, so cold that I lost feeling in my extremities, but I can say I did a little open water workout before it got too too too frigid. Winter’s coming, ack!
I had to document the gorgeous lake, Tom, and the fact that I could stuff all of my hair under that cap.
I’m also swimming a bit on campus, usually a couple of days a week. I’m actually retaking my swimming class because I never go on my own. It’s twice a week and in a perfect world, I’d go one extra day on my own. That’s happened once. Currently, gearing up for a TIMED 500 m this Thursday though, so I hit the pool this morning.
I go for lots of walks around town, and a few weeks ago, I saw this smiley face on the sidewalk. So cute! I like to walk at a pretty brisk pace, put on my iPod and listen to music and just zone out. I often think, “I need a dog!” Music-wise, I’m currently loving anything by FKA twigs, Family of the Year, The War on Drugs, Lykke Li, Sylvan Esso, Dolly Parton, Rusted Root, Don Edwards, and Tina Turner.
I’m getting sad that our daylight is waning.
A couple of weeks ago, I came up with the hair-brained idea to try to do yoga every single day until my birthday in October. I bought a 30-day pass to my absolute favorite yoga studio. I was gung-ho fitting a 60 or 90 min class into my day. And then that lasted for exactly seven days, haha! But for that seven days I was on an awesome yoga and green juice kick.
And hiking! I’ve only been a handful of times, but hopefully will get out for more of it this fall. I went hiking with Marissa in the ADKs, a few times on my own around Stowe, and then about a month ago I went on a spontaneous first date adventure. There was a potential for rock climbing, which I hadn’t done in years. Of course, I worried about what to wear.
I joked to friends that I had more outfits than Beyonce for this Vermont adventure. They also told me I was completely bonkers and to just meet up for coffee with this person. I did not listen. The weather was iffy, so no rock climbing. We ended up hiking then fishing then drinking beer. FASTEST HIKER EVER. He hiked the entire PCT at age 18, like the boy version of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. Our date lasted 8 hours, and was quite fun, but I have not seen him again. It’s for the best.
Oct. 7 blog challenge – SEVEN LIFE LESSONS
My hair looks better when I don’t comb it. Heinz is better than any homemade ketchup I’ve tried. NYT still has the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s okay to put yourself out there. Trust intuition. Darn Tough makes the best socks. Thank you notes and postcards are never over-rated (and I could always be better about sending more).