Sitting on my butt

I am so seemingly unmotivated lately. You see, I am in the process of moving out as part of a divorce (mutually agreed upon), but have been trying to figure out what the heck to take, where to put it, and how to get it there. I have a new apartment that comes with a full gym and indoor lap pool, open from very early in the morning (4:30) until late each evening (10:30) – seven days a week. I will no longer have an excuse for not making it to the gym, once I am actually sleeping in my new apartment.

Yesterday, I figured out that I have no place to put my workout gear without moving the shelf that I currently use in my laundry room to the new place. The problem is that either it is too small for my stuff or I have too much workout gear (say it isn’t so!). I am also moving my bike up there either today or tomorrow, trying to figure out where to put that as well. I have to be careful of not getting dirt on the new carpet, so will need to put something under the wheels.

The one thing that I am both looking forward to yet fearing is swimming. I know that swimming laps is great exercise – zero impact, go at my own pace kind of exercise. With that, I am not looking forward to figuring out exactly how poorly my form is. I never really learned to swim other than to keep from drowning. I can definitely swim some, just not with any form. So, I will get in the water and simply try to figure it out. Maybe some fit person will see me flailing around and offer a word or two of advice. After a while, I will try to find someone to work with to improve my form. But for now, it’s just up to me to get myself into the pool a few times.

Who knows, maybe a sprint Tri is on the future agenda?!?

Another Month, More Effort

Sunrise in the Nantahala National Forest, NC. Nantahala is Cherokee for “Land of the Noonday Sun” since the sun sometimes reaches the bottom of the deepest parts of the forest at noon.

Sunrise in the Nantahala National Forest, NC. Nantahala is Cherokee for “Land of the Noonday Sun” since the sun sometimes reaches the bottom of the deepest parts of the forest at noon.

August and September were challenging months to actually get workouts done. Not only did Sue travel a few times, but we took Kaite to college in Maine. Then, we traveled to Georgia to finish packing up Sue’s Mom and transported both her and her car to New England over a few days. I took the car and got to travel via Richmond to play for a day. While the drive was somewhat difficult the last day, the time spent with friends in Virginia made the detour totally worthwhile.

Sue and I have gotten back to the gym, just not on a regular basis. I worked from home one Friday that she was out of town and drove myself straight to the YMCA after dropping her off at the airport. I was up before 5, then pushed myself to burn 750+ calories that day – ready to drop early in the evening.

I have an appointment with a trainer at my corporate gym this week, so am looking forward to having a new set of activities that will hopefully work more of my core to reduce the belly and make the runs a bit easier.