Friday, February 10, 2006

Done, Done, Done, and Done

Recipe for Health:
  • Four days, four runs (45 min., 40 min., 40 min. and 22 min.)
  • One 90-freakin'-minute BIKRAM class. *Yum!)
  • One bike session.
  • One—my very first, in years— killer strength class (though with an awesomely cute instructor. Who, of course, is not on my team).

And you'd think that would be enough to satisfy one's coach? Oh no. Now I have to add five minutes to everything next week. I must say though, I'm feeling, well, awfully, um, sore? But in a good way. A really good way.

Speaking of good: My i-pod Shuffle came in the mail today. This is the one that I signed up for was suckered into signing up for with audible.com. The offer was for $22 for six months of audible.com, plus a shuffle! And speaking of Too Good to Be True: It's $22 per month, you idiot. I could have bought a cheaper, MP3 player with more bells and whistles! Still, this will be the first time I've run with anything on my head other than my hat. Or anything in my ears other than the songbirds, gurgling brooks, honking horns, and screeching brakes of my native Bethesda.

Speaking of horns and brakes, here's a noncommittal article from the WaPo on what exercising while breathing car exhaust can do to you.

I'm off to make Dianna's fab ginger mango streusal creation. Then off to Charlottesville in the wee hours, where please God, do not let me get stranded in the widely trumpeted upcoming blizzard. Cuz I got a b-day to get on!

6 comments:

angie's pink fuzzy said...

woo hoo!

and get your birthday on...!

susie said...

Be sure you download Steve Runner's podcasts. You'll be hooked! Super job on the runs this week--woo hoo!!

21st Century Mom said...

But, but.. you get the shuffle plus a book or two every month. The trick is to always pick long books - that way the shuffle is free! I love audible and I have been listening for over a year. Let me know if you want a list of recommendations. I am listening to Ann Tyler's The Amateur Marriage right now. Very good.

Ginger Mango strusel sounds great but alas - it is not on the Madonna-thon 2006 diet. Damn!

Rae said...

Get your birthday on!! I am SO attached to my ipod!

tallgirl said...

So glad that you came to class, Jeanne. It's nice to be on oh-so-cute instructor's team for at least one hour a week. Plus, sometimes he slaps himself on the ass when we're doing squats, which is very motivational. I'm on for Bikram this week if you're going...

Cassie (TIGGS) said...

Bikram class rocks!