No this is not an existential crisis, although those can be a good time. I love a good existential crisis, every now and then. Reminds you of what is important. Or not. Ahhh, I slay me.
This is about waking up with no energy, sleeping 5 minutes too late, and ending up at my coffee pot to find that I brewed water. Instead of being pissed and saying “screw it, I’m going to be late, so I’m not going”, I re-brewed my coffee and kept getting ready. My new shoes won’t fit with my insoles, so I went to change back to my old sneaks. Packaged up the new ones to return after work.
Then I drove to the gym. Of course, when I got there, I realized that I had driven to the wrong one. I was supposed to go to the Henrietta gym for spin class, not the Pittsford one, with no class. Instead of caring, I just went in and worked out.
Treadmill 34 min 353 cal
Elliptical 30 min 283 cal
May abs challenge test and stretching 43 min 214 cal
Total 1 hr 47 min 850 cal
My friend was telling me Friday, that my words of wisdom have rubbed off on her. Yep I have that kind of awesome, where I rub off on people (in a good way…) She said that I mentioned in one of my blogs about showing up late to a class. Last time I was into working out, if I was going to be late to a class, or late to the gym, I would just not go. Why go if I won’t get the time in? The whole time. Now I have changed that attitude. I would rather show up for some than nothing at all. So I have a few times shown up to a spin class 10-15 minutes late. Today, I showed up 10 minutes late and to the wrong gym. As you can see by the above stats, it really didn’t stop me from getting in a great workout. There is a reason that they say showing up is 1/2 the battle. I say it is about 90%. The other 10% is putting in 120% for the time that you are there 😉
Now I am looking for my next challenge. My mom is coming up the last weekend of the Lilac Festival, for Mother’s Day. I also found out that there is a 10K race that Sunday. It is rare to find a 10K, as far as I know. I also know that I can finish it, so I really want to register for it. She said she was cool with me doing it, so I just want to find others to cheer with her, so she isn’t alone. Beyond that, I need to get some serious bike rides in, to train for the Tour de Cure. Nervous about that one!
So yes, when I got to the the gym this morning I realized “I’m not supposed to be here”, but I went in anyway and found out I belonged there just fine. Making it work is the only way to make it work.