Wow time has been flying over here! I’ve had a lot going on, and I’m finally back in my cozy apartment. I’m typing away from under my covers after a wildly busy long weekend. I went camping which was an interesting experience, and I also played softball. Yeah, two things I didn’t really think I’d be doing at this point in my life.
It all sort of happened randomly, but it was a (for the most part) lovely excursion. It was a nice change of pace, and I always forget how beautiful the countryside can be. It was also mind numbingly freezing at night. I think I woke up every 30 minutes to adjust under my pile of blankets. I was also not exactly the biggest fan of the whole ‘not showering for three days’ deal, especially after an entire day spent under the hot sun. I resorted to an improvised shower with a few bottles of water and some soap. Let’s just say yesterday’s shower was one of the most glorious experiences of my life.
This weekend was pseudo-athletic at best. I think I played a total of 4 games in two days, and I was so sore after day one that I was embarrassed. There’s nothing like feeling exhausted after a beer league softball game with 40 something year old men to make your realize how incredibly out of shape you are. It was enough of a kick in the butt (and trust me, my glutes are feeling it) to make me want to get back in to some sort of shape.
Last November I was running 8+ miles and getting ready for a half marathon. The past few months I’ve been doing a lot more lounging around and snacking. Just because I can eat 3,000 calories a day in chips and chocolate muffins and not gain very much weight (or any weight at all) doesn’t mean I should. I know I was really sick for a while, but I’ve been leaning on that excuse for a bit too long. I’m going to attempt to run a few times a week and eat more veggies and less junk. Small steps yes?