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It’s been crazy!

2 Feb

I had sort of a bad week last night… not sure what it was but I was cranky, tired, and late for everything! Ugh. It was really frustrating but it ended on a great note- Friday we had our first intramural soccer game which was a BLAST! I got to play the whole game and I left a sweaty, happy mess even though we lost!

Saturday afternoon was really the turning point. I went to yoga with Carly! We walked there in the “nice” weather and then had a great $5 Vinyasa class! I loved the teacher (Caitlyn) and can’t wait to go back for more πŸ™‚ We took our time going home and stopped at City Sports, Borders, Anthropologie, and finally Trader Joe’s. I got my grocery shopping done and Carly finished her errands! I left yoga with such a weight lifted off my shoulders. I was feeling so bad about my week and guilty for being mean to Sean. It was such a relief to just let.it.go.

We went out on Saturday night! I know, it shouldn’t be such a big deal but it really was. It was like breaking the seal! When you’re at home in the warmth, it’s just so hard to leave and go out into the cold, to a place that seems so far. We went to The Greatest Bar near TD Bank North via cab. It was so quick and cheap (the cab)! The place was huge and Sean, Olga, Matt, and I had fun!

The rest of the weekend was spent catching up on work!

I went to an event featuring Alicia Silverstone. It was pretty much her pushing veganism, but nonetheless, it was fun to hear her voice! She sounded EXACTLY like her role in Clueless, it was pretty funny πŸ™‚

ο»ΏLastly, a topic I’ve been wanting to address for a while – friends and family finding this!

I started this blog not necesarily because I wanted people to read it. Obviously, I’m perfectly fine with this content being public because I created a blog- not a personal desktop based journal!

So, this is a message for my friends, especially Olga and Rachel who are most likely to find this first- I’m totally fine with you reading this blog so let me know if you find it! I might even tell people when I move to Dallas but until then, please don’t think I’m intentionally hiding this from you. I’m just still a little uncomfortable with the idea of an entire website dedicated to my thoughts and feelings πŸ™‚

Ok- on that note, I must go!!

Be back soon if the craziness of school allows!

-Jul

Semester Goals and Workout Plan

8 Sep

1. Learn Spanish again! (NUCALLS class 1x/week)

    2. Commit to Yoga and make it a habit (Prana Body Yoga 1x/week)

    3. Get A’s or A-‘s in all of my classes!

    4. Relax, have fun, and enjoy my last semester of Fall Classes!Β πŸ™‚

    Now that I have my schedule pretty figured out, I think my workout schedule is going to look like this:

    • Monday: Strength (Total Body)
    • Tuesday: Speed Run+ Yoga
    • Wednesday: XT (spin class or elliptical) + Ab Ripper X {or} Easy Run
    • Thursday: Tempo Run
    • Friday: Strength (upper body)
    • Saturday: Long Run
    • Sunday: Rest

    Of course, I’ll take rest as needed but I’m pretty excited about this plan!

    My total body strength workout is geared toward strengthening my legs for running with no added weight. It looks like this:

    1. Reverse Lunge with Static Bicep curls – 10 each
    2. Single Leg Hops – 10 each
    3. Push ups – 15-20
    4. Single Leg Deadlift (Reach) – 10 each
    5. Triceps press backs – 12
    6. Plank with alternating leg/arm lift – 15
    7. Y Squat – 12
    8. Heavy Pants Row – 12
    9. Monster Walks and Side Steps – 20
    10. Leaning Shoulder Raise – 12
    11. Roll-up and V-sit – 25
    12. Lying Side Crunch – 25 each

    + more ab exercises as desired.

    These are done in groups of two (super-setted) for 2 sets. The reps are indicated next to each exercise.

    Including a 6 minute warm-up on the bike and foam rolling, this entire routine took 45 minutes. I LOVED IT. My legs, triceps, and back were pretty sore the next day but I think my legs will be less sore the more I do it. I have stopped lifting legs in recent weeks and it always kills me when I get back to it!

    That’s all for now!

    I’m headed to my first class of Senior Year later πŸ™‚

    -Jul