Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Spinning Outside and a Creepy Swim

It's Tuesday and I'm back on track, which means it's time for lunchtime spin class and swimming after work.

First let's talk spin. The weather here in Houston is nice this week - 80-something degrees and low humidity. A far cry from the previous weeks of a "feels like" temp of 100+ and 90% humidity! Our spin instructor, Richard, must have thought it was nice too, because he decided to hold our class outdoors.

I know, you're thinking "What the frick? Spin class outdoors?"

Yeah, I thought so too. We all wheeled our bikes out the gymnasium doors and right to the sidewalk directly in front of the Y. It was interesting to say the least, but I have to admit it was nice to actually have the opportunity to enjoy the cooler weather after being in the office all morning. Richard even gave me a complement as I was leaving - "Looking good on the bike today!". I love that class! Really I do.

Now for the swim....For the past few weeks, I've been heading to our neighborhood pool for my swims. It's nice not to not have to drive out of my way to get to a pool, which gives me more time with the family in the evenings. The pool has five 25 yard lap lanes and with school back in session, it hasn't been too crowded. Now, I just need to get my timing right! I was waiting until 8 pm to go to the pool, because that's the kiddo's bedtime...in other words, I don't feel as guilty heading to the pool since she's asleep. But, it's getting darker earlier now! It can be very creepy at the pool when there's no one there and it's dark. So, I headed over to the pool at 7:30 instead. Thanks to the cooler temps, the water was actually cool! It usually feels like a warm bath, lol! Since I wanted to see if I could get in a mile, I knew I'd be there an hour. Lemme tell you...I was good for most of the time I was there, but then I swore I heard someone talking outside the gate. That kinda freaked me out, so I got in my last couple of laps and called it a night!

must.start.earlier.

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Dang it, I hate it when I eat almost all my daily calories before 1 pm! Seriously people...I had lunch with a friend at Olive Garden. I thought I was being smart by going with the Soup, Salad and Breadsticks combo. Yeah, I should have asked them to hold the breadsticks - who would have thought they were 150 calories each? And to top it off, minestrone has pretty much no protein in it! If anyone has suggestions for the lowest calorie way to get lots of protein for dinner, please let me know. I may have to run longer just to earn enough calories to be able to eat dinner. Idiot! :-)

Workout Stats
Spin class - 50 minutes
Swim - 1800 yds, 1 hour (woohoo, that's 1 mile and 40 yds!)
100 yd warm up, 600x2 and then a 500 with 1 - 2 minute recovery between each set

2 comments:

Tara said...

An outdoor spin class? Sounds kind of fun; I think that I would have been a little embarrased though.

Meg Runs said...

Gosh, your creepy incidents at the pool scare me! Be careful!
Now I'm hungry for Olive Garden...