I started something new at the gym today...some guys on DCP were talking about it, and I figured I'd give it a try. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training. Basically, warm up, then run your ass off for short bursts, with short recovery periods in between.
So, I walked at 4.0mph and .5 incline for 15 mintues, while catching up on my gossip via OK! magazine. Before I knew it, I was at 14:51, and hit the speed button. Heh...my first interval I cranked it all the way to 9.2mph. Someone told me to run like you're being chased!!! But I did the whole 60sec, then went back to 4mph to recover for 60sec. For the rest of the intervals, I brought it down to 8mph, and did 4 more high/low.
After that, I had about 5min left of my 30min time on the treadmill, so I jogged at 5.5mph for the rest of it.
I'm really lucky Boyfriend put some amazing music on my iPod...recently old NewFoundGlory and new Britney have been getting me through my hour at the gym. I turn the music up so I can't hear my own breath, and just GO.
I stood in front of the mirror when I was lifting (and lifting for me is working with 5lb weights.), wearing my "future trophy wife" shirt, and Britney's "Piece of Me" blaring in my ears, and I realized:
I'm REALLY marching Santa Clara Vanguard.
I told my bosses today, and have a slew of people waiting for my sponsorship letter to arrive in their mailboxes.
Oh, ALSO? One of my mom's clients at her Pilates studio is the NEICE of the guy who founded Vanguard, or the corps who ultimtely became Vanguard. Or maybe she's the daughter. I can't quite remember, and everything's a huge blur right now. Either way, she's super nice, and knows about corps, and it's just so silly how small this world is.
I guess the point of this blog is that I'm really REALLY happy. The worst thing that has happened to me recently was that I dropped my left-over beef stroganauf on the ground tonight, and lost about half of it, AND broke my tupperware. :( I mean, I am really stressed about leaving the real world for 3 mo, but my fortune cookies said "the decisions you're making are the right ones", so I'm going to just believe that.
Again, if you're interested in sponsoring me, PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or push that little donate button up in the top right corner.
Thanks for reading,