Week of September 4, 2011:
Yoga: Saturday (pajama yoga—it’s still my favorite!)
Week of September 11, 2011:
Bike: Sunday and Tuesday
Surprise! I’m pregnant!
Just kidding. But I am pregnant with anticipation about my trip to Michigan this week, and I am looking a little pregnant in the photos above, thanks to a long t-shirt, easy-fitting shorts, and a rather unflattering angle. (Ah, the wonders of self-photography!) Still, I love that orange shirt, and I love these photos too because I took them on a rare, relaxing Sunday afternoon on campus. Given the many, many hours I will spend in transit for my trip, I needed to stock up on some reading material to keep myself from going insane. We have an awesome library at Texas A & M, and it always makes me feel pleasantly nostalgic for my undergrad days. I used to be able to work in libraries, and I miss that. Now the bulk of my work is experimental, which keeps me tied to the fly lab and my windowless cave. (Not that I don’t love my job, but sometimes a girl craves a desk with a view, right?)
Sunday’s work-out was my bike ride to and from campus. On Monday, I hit the streets for my extremely grueling 20-minute run. Actually, it was a great run once I hit my groove. Our heat has returned (and with a vengeance it seems, as it’s 100 degrees F out there today!), so Monday’s run was tougher and sweatier than my outdoor runs earlier this month. Still, it was nice to be outside running, and my body did seem to adjust to it quickly enough that I wasn’t miserable for the whole work-out.
Man, I love running. And if things keep up like this, running is going to love me back. I can feel myself starting to get into the running groove again.
Finally, I did the bike commute thing today. Like I said, our heat has returned, so this ride was another sweaty, summer-style ride, and I arrived at work with my legs covered in grass because hurray! Tuesdays are grass-cutting day on campus. Yeesh, I hate grass and lawns and the whole “gotta-cut-the-grass-every-week” thing. If I ever have a yard, I’m going to either xeriscape it or let it go mostly wild. Low-maintenance and eco-friendly! That’s how I want my lawn and myself to be.
And with that, I’m off. Mitten State ahoy!