Witnessing the Stars and Stripes win the World Cup wasn’t the only dream that came true this summer, I was also able to attend my first live NTC class! The Sunday before the World Cup Final I was perusing Twitter when I came across this tweet:
Guess who joined a gym yesterday…this girl! For the past two years I have been a workout-at-home kinda gal. I didn’t want to shell the money when I had good thing going working out at home + running outside. But recently I realized that I get a discounted student rate with my student ID + if I go 120+ times in a year our health insurance nearly helps cover the entire bill. Woo Hoo! Now I can swim, skate, attend fitness classes, and have access to equipment and machines whenever I want (well between the hours of 5:30am – midnight).
Even though I ran this morning with Marie, I wanted to give the gym a test run this evening. After a full day of grad work, football, and red carpets I decided to relax on the elliptical while Kyle played drop-in basketball. Once we got there I realized that I was quite unprepared. I came without a bag or money for a locker so I ended up throwing my stuff on the ground and lugging it around while checked the facility out. I definitely felt out-of-place and it made me miss our days in China when I was working out at a fitness center on a regular basis. My bag was always packed and ready to taken to the gym. Anyways, my inconvenience at the gym gave me motivation for tonight’s post, a reminder of what I need to pack in my gym bag…
Day 200! 200 consecutive days of getting my sweat on. What an amazing journey it has been, so far I have ran 534 miles, set a half marathon PR, completed 63 NTC /ZWOW workouts, and done more Tara Stiles yoga videos than I can remember. Coming up next, lululemon SeaWheeze + Nike Women’s Marathon.
The big 2-0-0. Originally I have big plans for day 200, you know, run 200 meter intervals, do 200 squats/lunges/push ups/burpees, or ride for 200 minutes (ok maybe not a realistic option). Well none of those things happened because sometimes it is more important to just relax and enjoy summer vacation. And that’s how day 200 became a beach day. It was wonderful!
With all the water, sun, and napping, I did not even get my sweat on until a post dinner walk down to the creek. Here’s what went down after that…
Tara Stiles Yoga
How did you get your sweat on today???