|the 5 day forecast from Friday. Friday was also rainy. Thursday's supposed to be "partly cloudy," so that's something!|
That's why, when I saw three days of sun on the forecast, I had to make the most of them. A seaside walk on Tuesday to celebrate the new year (taking it easy on the legs, of course).
Driving to Vancouver with my sister on Wednesday, with a quick jaunt south to watch the sunset over the San Juan Islands.
And finally, a visit to Whidbey Island to walk along the coast and see the Olympic Mountains and catch a glimpse of Mt. Rainier (invisible in photos, unfortunately).
Which brings us to Friday. It was rainy all day so I spent the day doing pro bono work, but then! The clouds cleared enough to allow some rays of sunshine through for a brief 45 minutes before sunset. I felt great after a massage Thursday night (um, $90 for two massages? How could I say no!?). I ran 2 miles only, but I felt zero pain or discomfort. I'm not going to be pushing it any time soon, but I am so happy that it looks like whatever happened on race day was a muscle tightness issue that is hopefully mostly over.
Saturday I took my dad's yoga class and again felt not the slightest twinge. But I also started feeling sick. Yes, it looks like my body concentrated on healing my muscles rather than fighting off the cold viruses that have plagued my family for the past few weeks. So I spent the rest of the day and Sunday morning resting and hanging out with these guys. Quite a bit of Homeland was watched.
Dog cuddles cure colds, right? Well, dog cuddles, lots of nuun and water, and cold medicine. But mostly the dog cuddles. (FYI that's not medical advice.)
And after lots of rest, I hopped in the car for the two-and-a-half hour drive to Seattle to pick up Sourabh! It was a long drive, but I was so happy to see him. Weekends apart don't feel like a big deal, but by the end of 2.5 weeks I was really missing him! Sourabh came out to visit Washington and my family for the rest of our law school break. He has a paper he'll be working on during the first week (and besides, the forecast is ... you guessed it: rain). But in the second week we'll be doing some fun day trips around Washington and possibly down to Portland (which I mainly want to visit because of Portlandia). Crossing my fingers for better weather!
Speaking of Sourabh, my mom showed me this New Yorker cartoon and I had to laugh. They basically captured my life:
I snapped the below pic after coming home from a run, rather than going out for one, but still... pretty close, down to the dog. Only now, Sourabh is going to try running with me!!
Which brings me to my first goals post of 2013!
Goals for this week:
I want to take it easy because I really don't want to reinjure myself. But I don't want to lose fitness, so I'm going to concentrate on low mileage, strength training, and plenty of yoga. This is all assuming my cold doesn't get any worse!
• 2 strength training sessions
• 1 spin session (30 mins b/c I have no attention span without an instructor)
• 3 yoga classes
• 3 short runs (10 miles total) -- with Sourabh!
How have your fitness goals gone in the first week of 2013?