Monday, January 30, 2006

so this is how the other half lives....

The half (or more, I guess, statistically in this country) that doesn't work out, that is.

(Apologies to Jacob Riis...my kids read an exerpt of "How the Other Half Lives" today and for some reason it stuck in my head.)

I guess I forgot how much time you have on your hands when you're not working out! Wierd that many many people work out very little...including myself a few years ago...and how much TIME you have. I feel like I'm twiddling my thumbs here. I cleaned my house before, gave Mugsy a bath, tried a new recipe for dinner (2 thumbs up from Matt and I), and I've already finished grading papers. I even have time to watch 24 tonight....SWEET....and since I don't have to worry about getting up at 5 it's OK if it stresses me out a bit tonight! :)

Man, I gotta start working out. Like, five minutes ago wouldn't be soon enough. I'm so jealous reading all of your workouts.

It's taking all the restraint I have not to go for a run--today was gorgeous! (FYI: Gorgeous for Ohio in January consists of a)sunny and b) above 40 degrees) Settled on taking the dog for a walk.

Yesterday I did manage to have a hot date with Rodney Yee, yogamaster of my DVD player....the Doc didn't say no YOGA. :) Come on, I'm going CRAZY here! Did core work yesterday and today, too...just 'cuz, again, I'm starting to lose it.

I even found myself daydreaming of an apology to the pool. It went something like this:

Dear YMCA Pool,

I know it's been almost 2 weeks since I've seen you. I'm sorry. It's not you...it's me. I just needed some time. Or at least that's what people have been telling me.

I'm sorry I made fun of you for being 20 yards instead of 25. I don't mind swimming an extra length to make 100 yards...even if it totally screws me up in the head because I'm used to four lengths. I promise I won't make fun of you again.

I'll be back on Friday. Please don't be mad at me and make it harder for me than it already will be to get used to you again. I promise I still love you. Will you take me back?

Love,
Sara

Clearly I've lost my marbles.

I know this is what's best...that it's better to miss a few nice days in January than a LOT of nice days in April! And I really do feel better...all this hydrating and resting (and these serious meds) have worked wonders.

I just can't seem to stop wondering....

Is it Friday yet? :)

9 comments:

rice said...

I know were your coming from buddy. It’s been six days for me.. I’m going to give it a go tomorrow and see if I can get this knee back on track..

Keep at it.

Cheers.

Rice .

Chris said...

Once you have had those endorphins floating around your body, it's hard to cut them off cold turkey! You sound like you're in good spirits so hopefully that's a sign that you're feeling better? Friday will be here before you know it. Enjoy the time off! :)

Keryn said...

You know, most people look forward to Friday as a signal to take it easy. I love that you're looking forward to it as a signal to get moving!

And kudos to keeping up with a little activity...core work and yoga may not feel quite as good as a kick ass run, but you're doing a great job! Can't wait to hear about the workouts on Friday!!!

qcmier said...

I am sadly in a predicament parallel to yours. I haven't washed any chlorine out of my hair in two weeks. Good thing we are not counting on each other for the long bricks yet.

Cliff said...

If you get your hubby to do yoga with you, you will have a double date with you and two guys...oh kinky :)

Get well soon..thumb twindling, maybe that is an exercise to prepare the mental toughtness that is necessary for Ironman.

U can always give us a few hours that you don't need. Hours are precious resources.

Curly Su said...

you're hilarious. i think i would go crazy too. i find it unbelievable that so many people can go about their daily lives ithout even THINKING of exercising...just think about how lucky you are in the long run. this week won't matter at all in another 2 weeks, ya know?

Chad Austin said...

Yeah, I bet it's not even half. I think about the people I work with and I wonder when was the last time they worked up a sweat.

It kind of sounds like you're getting Cabin Fever like Jack Nicholson in The Shining.

Eric said...

I talked to Mr. Pool at the Y and he understood your plight. He misses you but wants you to get better first and foremost. He'll be waiting for you. He's looking forward to Friday as well.

Rae said...

I know what you mean!!! I know I should be resting since I just the ran the M and all but I can't!!! Exercising is like crack, but a good crack addition!!