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I love the weather!

April 22nd, 2008 (10:00 am)

current location: Work Cave
current mood: accomplished
current song: 98.1, boss is seein if a he won a carribean cruise...

Well, I hate the heat, but being cold wears me out.  So Fall and Spring are my seasons.  The weather has been favorable lately, something I've been waiting for for quite some time.  NC doesn't really have a winter, and I miss that.  Philly does have a winter.  ::shudder::  Well, enough about the weather!

I started running again.  My body hurts, but I feel so much better.  It gives me time to think and daydream.  Unfortunately, I can't go for very long.  I have to be back to shower and get ready for work, but at least I'm doing something.  I've decided to try running in the morning.  Luckily, it's pretty light out at quarter to 6, so I don't have to worry about running in the dark.  As long as I make it back by 630 or so, I shouldn't be late for work.  I've also pulled some strengthening exercises from MSN.  Most of them are fine, and normal, and relatively easy to do.  I've been doing the "Tank Top Arms" one pretty regularly.  And the leg one is okay.  The exercise that really got me was the Ab workout one.  The article boasted results in as little as three weeks.  I'm not an expert, but three weeks sounds short in terms of fitness.  So I did the first exercise.  It's a static curl.  I lay on my back with my right knee bent.  Then I lifted my shoulders off the ground, held for 10, and let it back down.  I was supposed to do this 8 times.  When I was done, I sighed with relief... until I realized I was supposed to do that two more times, switch legs, and do three more times!  I gave up and moved on to the next one.  I lay on my side and to perform the move, I had to lift myself off so I created a straight line from toes to shoulder.  Then I had to hold that for ten, and then lower, starting at the beginning.  That was to be done 8 total times, then repeated two times.  Then I had to switch legs and do everything again.  Yeah, I couldn't even lift myself up to form the straight line from toes to shoulder!  You know you're outta shape when you can't even do an exercise.  It didn't even look that hard!  Now wonder the author of the article was convinced I'd see results in three weeks!  I didn't even make it to the last two ab exercises!!

But apparently I gotta do some crunches before I get into anything else.  Since I was running out of time this morning, I figured I'd fight with the Ab workout thingy after work instead.  I know it'll be less effective, because my heart rate won't be up, but at least I'll have time to figure it out.  Maybe I'm doing it wrong!  We'll see.