The Fitness Gypsy


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Starting to Run Again

When we were still living in Seattle, Gary mentioned to me one of his new goals is to run a 5k every month starting in November. We did run a 5k on Thanksgiving. We don't have anything planned for December yet. Shocking enough we have a HALF MARATHON planned for the end of March. Perfect Timing since season starts in early April.

I use to love to run. It was perfect for me to just process everything on my own. While I was running I could think about situations differently and what I could do better in the future or how to make the situation better. For me running was therapy to get outside my head, which I am really good at overthinking and overanalyzing.

So I was excited for this goal to say the least, AND I decided to join him. Running has been something that I haven't done a whole lot of in the past few years. So I was super stoked to get back to it. The biggest thing that I am hesitant about is my left knee. It has been acting up the past year or so. I haven't went to go get it checked out. I'm in the process of strengthening my legs muscles before going to a doctor. (I hate going to doctors.)

Our plan to get back into running is to run at least 3-4 times a week. I'm pushing for 4 times a week, but if I get 3 I'll be happy. During our runs we mix it up, sometimes we'll have a distance to hit (HELLO, half marathon training) or sometimes we'll go on time. My personal favorite workout is 10 minutes on each piece of cardio equipment at our gym. We have treadmill, elliptical, stairmaster, bike, and arc trainer. The goal at each station is at least a mile.

On days that I don't run I like to cross train or rest. My cross training usually consists of Madeline Moves App or Danielle Pascente. I have been trying to get more into yoga or stretching. We did get a combat bag (sandbag) for Christmas so pretty stoked to start using that more.

In the past I could run without anything- NO music, NO books, NOTHING. It was pretty awesome. Right now I am not quite there. I need something to keep me going. Right now, I'm listening to a lot of audiobooks.

I am so excited to get back into the swing of running. Are you a runner? Do you have any runs planned? I would love to know.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Real Life Rant

Full Disclosure. This post will be all over this place but that's what I feel in my mind right now. I just want to get it all out today.

My mind is all over the place. I feel like I just run or move from place to place with no real reason. Also when I get home I am exhausted but I really didn't do a lot of things on my list. Yes, my work is a little demanding. I coach at 3 different gyms. I do a lot of cardio and core workouts with them. Plus my own workouts. So I know my body is adjusting to that but I don't feel like I accomplish anything of my PASSION.

Coaching and teaching people is one of my passions, but it's based on other people cirrculum. I want to coach on this page. I want to share with you workouts that I have been doing and what I think of them. I want to share my life and things that have been going on here in California. I want a community. I have a bunch of things in my drafts and a bazillion notebooks around the house with ideas and everything written out. The only thing i am missing is follow thru. 

I have had ZERO follow through lately. I have had a billion squirrel moments just writting this post. I start writting then remember to text my boss or respond to a text message or check an email or checking to see if the new ipad is avaiable at att yet. I have so many tabs open on my computer and my body. I feel like I have tried everything but things still keep coming to me. 

I have also been working on vision board or future board. I start writing things down that I want for my future self but they are seem so superficial. For example, I want a Louis Vuitton bag. I don't need the bag but something in me is driven by it. Then I think I have an amazing Kate Spade bag that I super wanted but never use. Only during interviews. So why do I need LV bag that I probably won't use as often as it is worth. I have other things on my board but all of it seems irrelvant. Honestly the future board makes me worse than it is motivating. Is that even possible? 

I just feel like I am treading water or head in the cloud. I need direction. I need focus. I really don't know what I need. Anything please message me?! 

I have a lot of self-development books to read right now. Some are good but I feel right now they are saying the exact SAME THING. I don't want to waste my time with them right now. 

I can't help but wonder am I the only one who feels this way? Has anyone else felt this way? What did you do?

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