The Little Engine
Monday, January 23, 2012
Ok, I'm REALLY out of the loop around here, but new things are starting and I'm including being back to sparking more as part of the new beginnings.
Biggest news for me, for those who didn't hear through FB, is that I put my notice in at my job. I've really enjoyed working there, but the damage it was doing to me physically just wasn't worth it, plus it wasn't really in line with the goals I had for going back to work. I may try something else (I have a possible job lead) but only if doesn't conflict with certain other goals I have, like getting back into shape. So, I already wasn't scheduled to work today, but although my boss wants me to be available for the next week or so till a new batch of employees gets up to speed, he didn't schedule me at all for the next schedule period (Wed, Jan 25 through Tues, Jan 31). SO... I'm looking to really work on getting back into shape!
To start things off, hubby and I got back to the gym this morning. My right heel hurt after half an hour on the elliptical but I took some anti-inflammatory, and it's feeling fine now, which is a nice quick recovery for how it's been doing. I was actually looking into a sprint triathlon for this April but... well, between how my feet have been doing and that I am really out of shape and overweight again, and haven't run for a year and a half... I decided I'd best be wise and not push it. I'll shoot for it in a year.
My hubby's brother wants us to hike Mt. Whitney with him in about a year and a half. YIKES! Ok, that's a bit scary, considering I have a long way to go to get into shape again, and this time I won't have a trainer helping me. However, I think I can do it, and am sure going to go for it! I'll be digging out my old workout journals and recreating a lot of the workouts I did at the beginning with Brad. That should help. I'm COUNTING on it to help anyway.
In the meantime, we'll be doing some local hiking, as soon as it warms up, up at Mt. Charleston. Apparently, even when it's REALLY warm down here in the valley, it can still be freezing up there, so we'll have to wait awhile, which timing wise should work out well for me to get a base going before trying something that strenuous.
So, new year and maybe not NEW beginnings, but back to previous beginnings! I'm ready to get back into shape!